A dear friend and brother of my own loves to refer to cacao bliss the Cacao powdered as “Capow”. When one feeds on this food, it is like a trend of energy hits you and “Capow! inch; like a fast current of paradise one’s day is instantly turns in a new and interesting direction.
Not many foods (that are legal), have this influence on the human body, if any at all. Cacao powdered is definitely in a little league of its. Truly a psychotropic food, Cacao was primarily used in shamanic and ceremonial rituals.
Cacao powdered is naturally nasty, very nasty. This is due to the potent range of alkaloids. Foods that have healing value, for the most part, have a number of alkaloids.
The foods that domesticated humans enjoy conventionally today are not healing and are not found in nature. Kale, broccoli, cabbage, and even the carrots we see in the market today are not wild food, meaning you will not see a broccoli head anywhere in nature. The alkaloids have been bread out to meet taste requirements that the domesticated human favors. These alkaloids are physical response things that are healing in prepare yourself. The debate on whether certain alkaloids are healing or not is a popular one and is obviously one of personal perception.
Alkaloids in saguaro cactus, to the domesticated Westerner, are activities like a drug. To the Natives of the Free airline who had thrived without Western influence for thousands of years, this plant has potent healing properties that connect them to the “spirit realm”. The fact that these cultures have thrived for thousands of years and virtually shared the same general beliefs whether others who live nearby or across the globe, might hint that there happens to be something the analytical Western mind of the past 500 years is missing.
The past 500 years of Western influence has taken detrimental physical deterioration and disease that was unseen and uncommon before to Natives. Microscopes, judgement, and reductionism have proven to get the human species no place fast, actually to the front of their own extinquishing. The idea of humbling ourselves and looking to our family history for traditional ways of living might end up being the only thing that can save the human species from its apparent devastation.