Cacao Truffle ceremony
Cacao is an additive for truffle ceremonies as it is believed to have spiritual and medicinal properties. Cacao is considered a heart-opening plant medicine that can help facilitate emotional healing, release blockages, increase energy and focus, and enhance creativity. During our truffle ceremonies, cacao is served as a chocolate drink mixed with other natural ingredients such as Blue Lotus or Passionflower.
The addition of cacao during a truffle ceremony serves as a powerful catalyst for deep inner work and personal transformation. While the effects of cacao can vary from person to person, many people report feeling a heightened sense of awareness, connection with others, and a deep sense of love and compassion.
Cacao and it's origin
Cacao was deeply ingrained in the religious and cultural practices of ancient civilizations such as the Maya, Aztec, and Olmec. The oldest evidence of cacao use dates back to approximately 5,300 years ago by the Mayo-Chinchipe civilization in Ecuador. Traces of theobromine have been found in their pottery, suggesting cacao was used as a drink. The cacao tree was considered sacred, and the beans were seen as a gift from the gods.To prepare the cacao for ceremony, the beans were first roasted and then ground into a paste. This paste was mixed with water and various spices, including chili peppers, vanilla, and cinnamon.
The active ingredients of Cacao
Cacao contains several bioactive compounds. Some of them are polyphenols, essential and minerals like magnesium, copper, potassium, and iron.Other psychoactive molecules that are present in cacao are Theobromine, Anandamide, Phenethylamine and MAOi.
Cacao contains theobromine and caffeine, which look similar. Theobromine is a mild stimulant that acts as a vasodilator, improving blood circulation and providing a relaxing effect on the body. It also has a similar effect to caffeine by inhibiting the breakdown of cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), a molecule that triggers various signaling pathways that promote energy, mood, and alertness. Caffeine acts as a stronger stimulant that stimulates the central nervous system, promotes mental alertness and enhances mood. It also constricts blood vessels, increasing blood pressure, and increases heart rate. The combination of theobromine and caffeine gives cacao its energizing and mood-enhancing properties. During cacao truffle ceremonies the cacao addition is served first the have time in between to let the energizing element fade a little bit before taking the magic truffles.
Phenethylamine (PEA) is a naturally occurring chemical in the brain that acts as a neurotransmitter. It is reported to have a significant impact on perception and mood by enhancing brain activity and increasing the levels of certain neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin.
PEA promote feelings of well-being and pleasure, as well as improve focus and concentration. Some studies have also suggested that it can enhance sensory perception and cognitive function, leading to an increased ability to think abstractly and creatively.
The combination with psilocybin from magic truffles can result in a journey with more positive emotions.
Anandamide is a neurotransmitter that is naturally produced by the body and belongs to a class of chemicals called endocannabinoids. It plays a role in mood regulation, pain management, and memory processing. When Anandamide binds to the endocannabinoid receptors, it can lead to the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that is often associated with feelings of pleasure and rewards. This can lead to an improved mood and overall sense of well-being.
Anandamide can also impact the perception of pain. When anandamide levels are increased in the body, it can lead to a decrease in pain perception.
The combination with magic truffles can lead to a experience with less physical and emotional pain.
Magic truffle ceremony explained
During our magic truffle ceremonies, we will do our best to enhance the effects of psilocybin magic truffles by adding other plants, such as passionflower, blue lotus, and cacao. The structure of the truffle ceremony, including the timing of these natural additions, can be found below. It is important to know that not everyone can make use of psilocybin truffles and/or the additions we provide, and it is crucial to check for safety. Before booking a truffle ceremony, an online intake form should be completed. We will check it for contraindications and use it as a base for your personal preparation for the truffle ceremony.
From intake to Truffle ceremony
We’ll check your intake for contraindications. Once we’re done we’ll let you know are findings and when it’s safe to participate we’ll let you know how to book.
Once we gave you a green light for making a booking you can use the links we provided in the email or you can make a reservation here for the location in Schiedam.
After making a reservation we’ll give you a payment link to make a down-payment. After making the down-payment the reservation has been made for you. When we don’t receive the down-payment we’ll open the spot again for someone else. We do this to prevent fake bookings an no shows.
Based on your intake information you provided we’ll make a lifestyle advice and some information that might help you with achieving your goals. Furthermore we’ll give advice to imrove your neurochemistry for a better mood and psychedelic journey.
We’ll give every ceremony a grouptheme which can help with your own intentions or to connect with the group. It’s a shared preparation that can also act as a kickstarter for a conversation with the other participants.
This is the day of the magical truffle ceremony. The day itself starts with your arrival, optional additions, the truffle ceremony, sharing circle, dinner, overnight stay (optional), and breakfast. For more information regarding the timing of this day, please refer to the details below.
After attending a truffle ceremony, some people want to share their stories while others prefer to keep it private. For those who wish to share, we conduct a round of sharing the story of the truffle ceremony.
Days or weeks after a truffle ceremony, the need for an integration talk can arise. You can chat with us on WhatsApp or give us a call in case you need more attention.
On the day of the Truffle ceremony
The magical truffle ceremony is an experience like no other. It’s a journey through different phases that can take you to new heights of consciousness and spiritual awakening. As such, it’s important to understand the timing of the day to fully appreciate and participate in this unique experience. After arrival, we take some time to adjust, and we commence the ceremony according to the schedule below.
Approximately 15 minutes before the official start time, we’ll open the doors, and we expect everybody to walk in no later than 30 minutes after the starting time.
The first drink that we offer is the warm cacao drink. It’s optional, but it can enhance your truffle ceremony. For more information, visit our website: Cacao Truffle Ceremony.
We’ll take some time to listen to the plants and think about our intentions for the magic truffle ceremony.
For the participants who want to share their goals and intentions, we will conduct a round of sharing. Sometimes, the group’s theme can also be used to explain what we want to achieve.
During the beginning of the magic truffle phase of the ceremony, we will tell you what to expect, how to handle the effects, and what to do during the ceremony. After 15 minutes, the first effects can arise, and the experience can still be shared with others during this time.
After 45 minutes from the first dose of magic truffles, we will offer a second round as a booster. After the second round, we will let the truffles do their magic and go for the inner journey. Speaking is prohibited unless it is necessary to feel safe. During the unspoken phase, the music will serve as a guide during this 3-5 hour introspection.
During the “coming down,” the need to move, talk, or eat may return. In case you are hungry, we can offer you some food while others gradually regain normal consciousness.
After the effects of the psilocybin truffles wear off, we’ll make a healthy dinner with naturel foods that help you recover the used minerals and energy.
After dinner, those who want to share their journey and findings can participate in our sharing circle. We only ask that you share what you want, so it’s okay to keep it private or take more time to process.
After the sharing circle, we’ll end the ceremony. Those who want to go home are free to do so. Please be aware that driving is usually only possible the next day. In case you want or need to stay over, it’s possible to do so.
During the morning after the ceremony, we will have breakfast ready for you. For those who want to have a conversation, we will be available for you during this morning. For the ones who decided to leave early, we can arrange a phone call a few days later.