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Offline educatedindian

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Aoife & White Heart Healing
« on: February 13, 2024, 02:49:22 pm »
Got a request about her. Nuage healer in Ireland.

https://www.whitehearthealing.com/about-4
"My name is Aoife. I have been a practicing Holistic Therapist for 15 years, and a Shamanic Healer for the last 11 years....
After finding cacao plant medicine, I felt a deeper connection with myself. I now run cacao ceremonies and private, one-to-one cacao sessions. I integrete meditation and shamanic journeying...."

https://www.facebook.com/Whitehearthealing/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/aoife-mc-47a2979/?originalSubdomain=ie
"Ayurvedic Yoga Massage Therapist / Kundalini Yoga Teacher / Shamanic Practitioner / Ceremonial Cacao Facilitator / Reflexologist"

Basically a mix of altmedicine and the most generic Nuage claims. "Cacao ceremony" is Nuagers claiming to do healing just by drinking chocolate. They can't even agree on which tradition they rip off, claiming Mayan, Incan, or Aztec.

Offline cellophane

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Re: Aoife & White Heart Healing
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2024, 08:04:14 pm »
Other than the use of the word "shamanic" and references to "Cacao ceremonies", she doesn't go very deeply into misrepresentation.

Her "Ceremonial Cacao" page (https://www.whitehearthealing.com/ceremonial-cacao) links to "Keith's Ceremonial Cacao" (https://www.keithscacao.com/). That one is more blatantly exploitative. Their "practitioners' page" (https://www.keithscacao.com/pages/join-our-practitioner-program) guides you toward taking their "training course" and then buying their "ceremonial grade cacao" (a minimum of 10 1-pound bricks).

Their founder, the "chocolate shaman", who passed away a month ago (https://www.keithscacao.com/pages/meet-the-chocolate-shaman), "traveled to Guatemala in 2003 and met the Cacao Spirit. She led him to rediscover the ancient Central and South American societies’ use of pure, Ceremonial Grade Cacao to open the heart, clear the mind, and empower those working toward creative goals."

The About page (https://www.keithscacao.com/pages/about-keiths-cacao) goes on about how "Kaqchikel Mayan women from 20+ local families earn an independent income, while working at home, at their own pace, preparing our cacao beans. There are few employment opportunities for women in our community. As we grow, we will create jobs for many more local, indigenous women, providing them with good pay and flexible hours. We are proud to help our community grow in this way." Doing well ($50/lb. cacao paste) by doing good, and getting to brand the cacao as authentically Mayan, too. A search shows various other outfits selling "ceremonial grade" cacao.

Offline Sparks

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Re: Aoife & White Heart Healing
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2024, 02:43:18 am »
"Keith's Ceremonial Cacao" (https://www.keithscacao.com/). That one is more blatantly exploitative.

The previous post by cellophane is entirely about a fraud whom we have a separate thread about:

http://www.newagefraud.org/smf/index.php?topic=4388.0 [Keith Wilson - The Chocolate Shaman]