The ancient temple of Chavin de Huantar in Peru was the epicentre of shamanic initiation for the Americas from 1200-400 BC. Shamans of Chavin were using ceremonial cacao as a spiritual tool to connect to the divinity and combining with San Pedro to create psychedelic experiences. We explore the neuroscience behind ceremonial cacao and its application to spiritual awakening, neuroplasticity and substantiate its use in the ancient traditions. Through biochemical mapping we have been able to create a cacao personality map and define cacao by its neuroplastic ability.
The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) has been widely researched since the discovery of its self-healing abilities through plants like cannabis. It has been shown to help treat and manage many health conditions like chronic fatigue, pain, inflammation, autoimmunity, mental health, migraine and many many more. However in New Zealand access to cannabis is restricted to prescription only and at a high price point. In this workshop we will explain the purpose of the ECS and how it works, the difference between human and plant cannabinoids and how to activate our ECS using natural plants like cannabis, Peruvian maca, ceremonial cacao and plant terpenes. We will be showing a new cannabinoid oil product developed here in New Zealand that is a 100% natural alternative or compliment to cannabis.