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Chocolate Alchemy with Lena Ruark-Eastes

December 13, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Come delve into the magic of cacao with all your senses. Cacao comes with a wealth of cultural significance for many peoples. We will discuss some ways cacao has been courted by indigenous cultures. We will be exploring cacao’s medicine as far as it’s many health benefits to it’s use as an entheogenic plant for spiritual healing, and we will be sharing in a traditional preparation and enjoyment of a strong cacao elixir that’s sure to open your heart and enliven your spirits. Be prepared to activate your senses with cacao from the pod to the bean to the bar, to the steaming ceremonial chocolate elixir- while we share stories, and songs of this amazing plant teacher.

$25 per person, includes ceremonial cacao brew

Lena has been connecting with cacao as one of her central plant allies for ten years and her love for this plant has led her to working on a cacao farm in Kauai, to tracking cacao’s rich history through southern Mexico’s villages and ancient ruins, to Guatemala to sit in ceremony with a contemporary “cacao shaman”, and to starting her own bean to bar chocolate making business in northern california. Lena is also the founder and director of Earth Path Education, where she helps grow a culture of listening to the earth as our wisest mentor through teaching Nature Connection to children, teens and adults. She also directs, mentors and founded Growing Goddess Camp which is a 5 day Rites of Passage Ceremony.


December 13, 2017
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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278 Haywood Road
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
(828) 215-9569