Sacred Cacao Ceremony Oct 28th, 2012 in Tempe, AZ

Sacred Cacao Ceremony and Journey

When: Oct 28, 2012 at Noon
Where: Southern and Price, Tempe, AZ
Cost: $30

To Register for the Ceremony you may make payment via paypal by visiting this link
Space is LIMITED to 15!  Register by Oct 18, 2012!

Payments via check please contact darcey at

Sacred cacao/ chocolate is one of this planet’s major medicine-plant partners and facilitators, overlooked as it does not act as a psychedelic... but that does not mean it has no depth.

An Indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people's hearts and return the planet to a state of harmony.

You will be indulged with pure raw cacao, learning about its origin, its history, watching the process from cacao brick to a warm spiritual drink that will be sipped on while listening to or engaging in drum, rattle and chanting...

RECOMMENDATIONS: We recommend coming well hydrated and eating a light meal a couple hours before so as not to arrive with a belly full of food or drink. Bring a cushion for sitting in comfort and / or a blanket.
On a psycho-spiritual level, cacao is a medicine of the Spirit and can help us meet and better understand the shadow parts of our psyche as well as connect us with the Soul Essence of who we are. Whatever you are ready to bring to the surface in your own personal relationship with self is welcomed.

It is helpful if those who have rhythmic instruments- drums, rattles, sticks bring them for the ceremony to help raise the energy.

It is also wise to have a little something to snack on post ceremony to help ground the energy. Bring yourself something to eat and have on hand after our ceremony.

Questions can be directed to Darcey, at

Join Darcey Blue for a weekend of Plant Ceremony & Nature Connection

For the first time ever I am leading a weekend retreat devoted to Plant Medicine, Plant Journey, Ceremony and Nature.   You are invited to join me in September in Arizona for this magical offering!

Sacred Plant Medicine Retreat 2012
Sept 28- 30, 2012
Tucson, AZ

Join herbalist, devotee of wildness, and shamana flora Darcey Blue and sacred nature guide, shamanic storyteller, and sacred-soul-mission activator Alyson Greene in a journey to the heart of plant spirit connection.

Imagine yourself in a deeply transformative immersion into plant spirit medicine . . .

You and a small group of fellow retreat companions, being guided through Seven Levels of Plant and Nature Awareness . . .

. . . Experiencing connection, community, solitude, rest, and replenishment

. . . Developing profound awareness skills

. . . Making new plant friends and deepening connections with familiar plant allies

. . .  Bringing sacred plant medicine messages into your dreams and journeys

. . . Hearing plant blessing stories

. . .  Deepening your relationships with wild nature, with plants, with your sense of purpose in relation to wild earth, and with your own sacred nature.


You are invited to join us, in the heart of plant spirit connection.


Register for the Sacred Plant Medicine Retreat here.  Attendance is limited to ensure a sacred retreat experience for participants. Be sure to reserve your place today!

Medicinal Plants of the Southwest: Evening Primrose

Learn about a common weed of the southwest and beyond- that is very underused and unrecognized for its medicinal benefits beyond what the health food store has told us about the seeds.  Evening primrose is an amazing medicine weed!  Learn about all the ways you can use it!

Tree Medicines of the Southwest: Canyon Walnut (Juglans major)

Climb up into an old grandfather Walnut tree in the Tanque Verde Wash in Tucson, AZ with Darcey Blue to learn about forgotten uses for this popular herbal medicine and wild edible plant! 

Also- starting on Aug 8- Ogham Trees Circle: Journey to Tree Spirit, Wisdom and Divination - a Series of Classes and Journey Circle about the 20 Trees that make up the Ogham- an ancient Celtic Divination system.  Circles are offered by donation and you can come to one or all! 
Aug 8,  2012- 6:30 pm  @ ISA's Grotto  (19 E Toole Ave)

Find out more at Tucson Community Herbalism

Chill out summer grumps- Rose Mango Lassi

Rose Mango Lassi

Lassi is a delicious cooling yogurt drink often served with Indian meals. Most common is the mango lassi, but rose is a close second, and then there are salty lassi with cumin and so on and so forth. Well this recipe is not really a traditional lassi recipe, but my inspired version- hot day, grumpy dump mood, and what was in my freezer...including the remaining marc from rose petal elixir. I often save and freeze marc from elixirs or tinctures or honey to be reused...elderberry, rose, honeysuckle, lemon balm, mint etc.
This is a lovely and delicious summer soother- for hot days, a bad mood, low energy, or summertime blahs. It has probiotics, healthy fats, minerals (if you use nettle tea!) and nervine relaxing heart soothing and energy balancing properties.
  • 8 oz whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2-4 oz nettle hibiscus tea (or whatever herb infusion you like and have on hand)
  • 1 -2 fresh mango (peeled and seed removed) or 2 c frozen mango pieces
  • 1/4 cup rose elixir marc (or use fresh or dried rose petals)
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp rose hydrosol
  • squirts of various nervine tinctures- oats, tulsi, rose, lavender, etc)
  • 1 tbsp maca powder (or use ashwaganda, shatavari etc)
Blend all the goodies up in your blender and serve cool.

Medicinal Plants of the Southwest with Darcey Blue: Ocotillo

Join me in the Desert in the early morning during monsoon rain season to visit the Ocotillo and learn about its healing properties!  We'll also meet a few other desert friends while we are out soaking in the morning sunrays!