The Alchemy of Cacao

Date and Time:
Thursday, August 30th, 2018, 6:30 PM – 6:45 PM
Type:
Class/Workshop
Located at Camp:

Description:

In this workshop, we’ll explore the history and science underlying the use of cacao as a "plant medicine" and “party drug,” from the jungles of Central America to the European rave scene. Originally named by Carl Linnaeus as Theobroma cacao — literally translating to “food of the gods” — cacao has been used for over 4,000 years in ritual & celebratory contexts. We’ll spend some time going over cacao’s ethnobotanical history, and discuss the experiential & pharmacological differences between cacao and other ceremonial teacher plants like ayahuasca and “magic" mushrooms. With Brian Wallace