Heartwork ~ A Meditation with Cacao & Damiana


Cacao has long been used in ceremony by Central and South Americans. It has a reputation for being a “heart opener” because of the theobromine contained in the plant, which helps to stimulate and create a general feeling of ease.

Damiana is an herb known mostly for being an aphrodisiac, but is also used for love spells and calming.

Erica draws on her own ancestral history with Cacao, which was brought to the Philippines in the 17th Century, and was grown by her father’s family for generations.

We will assemble in circle to share a concoction of the two before embarking on a guided meditation to work on opening our hearts.

This offering comes at a turbulent time when we could all benefit from loving more fully and openly.


Erica Recto is an artist and urban-dwelling green witch. She left a seventeen-plus-year career in fashion design to pursue a deeper connection with the natural world through her brand, Amelia, where she offers ceramics and small batch herbal apothecary. She is attuned to Reiki Level 2, has been reading Tarot since the age of 13, and is a budding herbalist with a certificate from the Herbal Academy of New England. She has previously taught at Spirit Weavers Gathering, and offers Reiki and Tarot locally for friends and family.

Heartwork ~ a meditation with Cacao & Damiana
Sunday, February 19, 4-6pm