Would you like to connect with the magic of Beltane and your own inner heart fire? Join us to celebrate the beginning of Summer, the Celtic festival of Beltane in sacred ceremony with Mama Cacao and Hawthorn. This heart opening ceremony will explore the inner union with our masculine and feminine where we will enjoy cacao and hawthorn medicine, body meditation, shamanic journeying, breath, sound and movement.
Saturday 4th May, 12.30-4.30 pm (please arrive 12.15 to get settled):
Earlybird: £30 per person (if booked by 1 May)
Full Price: £35 (if booked on or after 2 May)
Limited to 12 people
Tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to a friend, or the following ceremony. Please give at least 24 hours notice.
Any questions please contact Firetree:
07970282533 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The traditional celebration of Beltane begins when the Hawthorn trees first blossom, during this ceremony we will celebrate the blossoming of our inner sacred union, the dance of the masculine and feminine. This is a great opportunity to connect with our hearts, our bliss, Cacao and Hawthorn as "the heart medicines" to cultivate inner union. In a circle we can go much deeper and honour the connection between our heart, body and mind. Celebrating this connection can allow us greater access to our own inner voice, creativity, sensuality and wisdom. We can release blockages that we may hold in these areas and allow the fire of our true self to awaken.
Cacao can really open us to the feeling of bliss, it contains Anandamide which is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain that binds to the THC receptors. It’s been called the “bliss molecule,” aptly named after ananda, the Sanskrit word for “joy, bliss, or happiness.” Anandamide can also help with movement, motivation and memory as well as being important in pain reduction and increasing fertility.
Hawthorn is everywhere on Craigencalt Farm, a sacred brew made of the leaves from the farm will be alchemised with the Ceremonial Cacao from Guatemala. This is perfectly timed as the Hawthorns are due to bloom any moment. The Hawthorn has many associations with the sacred marriage of the masculine and feminine. As well as strengthening the heart both physically and mentally, improving circulation and blood pressure. The firey nature of this tree brings cleansing and purification, so the alchemy with Cacao will be a potent ceremony for cleansing the blood, clarifying the mind and coming back to centre before the busy Summer months.
We will explore practices that involve body meditation, shamanic drumming, breath, sound and movement that will free our minds and bodies, allowing us to connect and move from our authentic space.
About Cacao Medicine
Ix Cacao is known as the "food of the gods" and has been used by Mayan, Aztec and Inca tribes for thousands of years for ceremonial purposes. As a potent healer, this medicine helps us to open our hearts, connect with our inner wisdom and creativity so that we can dissolve our blockages and create new pathways into being. Ix Cacao brings us grounding into our bodies and can help us open up to feeling and sensing more deeply. Mama Cacao is a very feminine and creative medicine so she will help us to explore in a soft yet powerful way.
Cacao is likely to make you feel more alive from the inside in a gentle, loving way. This is due to the effects of the many stimulating, warming and feel good natural chemicals it contains. Please be aware that this may keep you awake for a few hours after the ceremony, however most people find they want to rest very shortly afterwards as it takes them quietly within.
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is very healthy and a potent time for you and your baby, a smaller dose is recommended. Your baby will tell you :-). Please let us know so we can ensure that we create the right mix for you.
Contraindications: This medicine does not mix well with anti-depressants or anti-pyschotics. Please talk to us if you have any doubts such as heart or blood pressure.
To prepare the physical body some preparation and cleansing is recommended and full details will be sent in advance. This will mostly involve refraining from dairy, alcohol and caffeine for 3 days, most importantly for 24hours before and after the ceremony.
It is also advised if you can plan for a restful evening and day after the ceremony, although it won't affect your daily activities, there is still some processing happening at a physical and emotional level for a few days.
Also consider your intention for this ceremony, what do you wish to invite in, let go of or ask help with? Intentions are very useful tools for communicating with plant medicine and creating an anchor for us to focus throughout the ceremony. It can be precise or unpolished, just give it some thought and if it comes in the moment, that is fine too.
Firetree is a highly intuitive and dedicated medicine woman who works predominantly with plants and energy healing to promote wholeness on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Fully qualified as a Shamanic Practitioner, Bodyworker and Forrest Yoga Teacher as well as receiving many initiations through plant medicine and Shamanic work.
She has travelled to Peru, Brazil, Guatemala and Mexico, blending her training through South American Medicine with continued exploration of her deep roots in Celtic Traditions. This particular path connects spirits, ancestors, plant medicines and lands together in order to facilitate an accelerated approach to healing and ceremonial work. In this time of rapid change and the impact on the earth as well as its inhabitants, a new approach is needed that is infused with the great wisdom of these ancient traditions.