Experience shamanic journeying and the multi-dimensional worlds of shamanic 'dreamtime' with the guidance of the sacred plant cacao and healing sounds.
The Shamanic Journey is a method of accessing inner wisdom through the drum, taking you into a self-guided deep meditative state. It is derived from a practice done by the healers/shamans of indigenous shamanic cultures. It is performed to gain insight and effect healing and has been a common practice of many indigenous cultures for thousands of years.
To prepare your body for the Shamanic Journey, Irma will guide you through a gentle & grounding cacao ceremony and sound bath journey. Cacao’s heart-activating and relaxing properties will ease you into a space of safety and heightened awareness.
Cacao’s invitation, during this gathering, is for you to stop and tune inwards. The cacao can support you as you travel to a place beyond intellect & into intuitive knowing. A place of sacred connection.
The pure ceremonial cacao you will be receiving connects you directly to the farmers and communities in the cacao growing region of Central Peru. A world apart from monoculture cacao plantations and industrially processed cacao, this high vibration heart opening strain of Amazonian 'criollo' cacao is crafted with care and intention in small batches for Ceremonial Grade energy. It includes natural cacao butter, the most effective carrier of cacao's medicinal benefits. It's the perfect companion with meditation and spiritual or shamanic practice.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
Steve has been passionate about Indigenous spirituality since the early 80’s. After discovering the medicine man ‘Rolling Thunder’ by Doug Boyd he went down the Shamanic rabbit hole. Most of the experiential teachings he received back then were of Native American origin through Cherokee Denise Linn and later Lakota Wallace Black Elk.
In the early 90’s Steve met with shaman Terri Batten who he trained with for many years. Terri had trained with Sandra Ingerman who is the educational director of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.
For over 20 years Steve has held circles for shamanic journey guiding people to embrace their own power and answers to the questions that arise on their journey of self-actualization.
This exploration of the non-ordinary realities has transformed the lives of many and is a deep passion for Steve and his connection to spirit. For the last 3 years, he has further immersed himself into working with transforming mindsets and altering states through breath.
Irma is a clinical homeopath, sound healer, teacher, and founder of Mamamuti. She has been working with evidence-based natural medicine since 1999 and has a special interest in holistic mental health and addiction recovery methods.
Irma openly speaks about her personal journey with addiction and how plant medicine has supported her in her recovery. She is committed to sharing this knowledge.
Cacao, to her, is one of the gentlest, yet most powerful plants that can support us in our healing from trauma, shock, and loss. She explores and explains the depth of cacao’s medicine during her workshops and retreats. As a group facilitator, she holds a trauma-informed space.
Her devotion to understand and uphold the traditional, spiritual and cultural significance of ancient plant medicine has taken her across the globe.
Irma has been working with cacao as a plant guide since 2015 and has been facilitating cacao gatherings and ceremonies across Aotearoa since 2018. Her passion and love for cacao is tangible and infectious.