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Raw & Organic, Honey-Sweetened

Raw Magic creates exquisite healthy chocolate bars and minis. We only sweeten with nutrient-dense, respectfully handled Honey, local to British Columbia, Canada.

Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free

All of our organic raw chocolate is gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free and soy-free. We use as few ingredients as possible, ensuring our chocolate is as pure as it can be. Our two basic ingredients are cacao and honey.

Fair Trade

All of our Cacao comes from fair-trade conditions and our packaging is eco-friendly. We consciously hold high standards for working responsibly with the environment and we continuously work to improve such conditions. Buying fair-trade chocolate is important to the lives and families of cacao farmers.

 

cacao & honey

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Cacao and Honey are the two pillars of Raw Magic Chocolate.

At the core of our commerce are these two sacred substances, and we treat them as such. Along with being two of the most powerful longevity foods on the planet, Cacao and Honey both have a rich and magical history full of ritual and medicinal uses.

‘Raw foods’ are generally typified by any food product that has not been heated above 90 to 120°F. The natural benefits of such foods are simple; high heat destroys living nutrients, vitamins, antioxidants and enzymes that are powerfully beneficial to the human organism. Thus, un-heated food equates to more nutrient dense food; healthier foods which one can eat less of to feel satiated. We all intuitively know there’s more Life-Energy in a fresh apple than there is in an apple pie.

On a spiritual or energetic level of understanding, “You Are What You Eat”; to eat ‘living foods’, high in Life-Energy, is to be a living organism, full of Life-Energy. Your body is a kingdom, a house for Spirit. All the trillions of cells in your body are both it’s bricks and it’s peoples. They are made of the ‘stuff’ that we transmute from our food. On a subtle level, the more Life-Force within a food, the more resources our body can use to build a healthy and living structure.
Contemplate this ancient and secret teaching.

“The Subtle-Energy of your Food,
becomes the Subtle-Energy of your Mind”

We lovingly craft our chocolates with the alchemical marriage of Cacao and Honey. This amplifies and honours both substances as well as all other ingredients involved.

Learn more about the variety of superfoods we use in our chocolates.

 
 

Cacao

A short explaination for the magic bean of legend that is Cacao!

The Magic Bean

  • One of the most chemically complex foods found on the planet.
  • A Mesoamerican legend expresses how cacao comes to humanity in times of crises to re-establish the Sacred and balance the Heart-Essence in Humanity.
    Do you feel the shift of our times?
  • Our culture is evolving at an ever increasing rate,
    It is strongly believed that cacao will aid in the process of balancing humanity and keeping us heart-centered;
    A revelation verified by many who’ve come to similar conclusions.
  • One of the top 5 longevity foods on the planet!
  • We use an outstanding, certified Fair Trade, organic, raw and 100% Arriba Criollo cacao from a farming cooperative supporting the livelihood of over 3000 small and sustainable cocoa growers.
  • We grind our cacao ourselves in a stone grinder to ensure the quality; not over–heating or over-oxidizing via being exposed to steel.
  • Cacao has a great deal of magical power.
  • For the ancient peoples of Mesoamerica it was prized as food, medicine, and currency.
  • The Aztec word for cacao translates to Heart’s Blood; “Yollotl Eztli”.
  • Cacao has more antioxidants by mass than nearly any other food found in nature (promoting longevity).
  • A medicine for the emotions and a recipe for happiness, balance, and power.
  • Cacao can also be a very silly teacher, allowing us to laugh and dance and play as children of the Earth.
  • The scientific name of cacao “Theobroma” is Greek in its roots.
    θεος (theos) = God/divinity/gods
    βρῶμα (broma) = bread/sustenance/food
    thus Theobroma means ‘Bread of God’, ‘Sustenance of Divinity’ or more commonly: ‘Food of the Gods’
  • Genetic studies suggest that cacao originated in the Amazon, possibly originating four millennia ago.
  • The Mayas and the Aztecs believed cacao to have divine and magic properties, which is why they used it in rituals having to do with birth, marriage and death.
  • Mayan creation stories tell how the gods discovered cacao on ‘the Mountain of Sustenance’. The Plumed Serpent, Quetzalcoatl, gave the people, recently made from corn, cacao on which to feast.
  • Cacao has healing and preventative properties, documented in both ancient and modern medical journals.
  • It is certain that the Aztecs and Mayans used cacao as their sole form of currency:
    -turkey hen = 100 cacao beans
    -hare or forest rabbit = 100 cacao beans
    -large tomato = 1 cacao bean
    -one turkey egg = 3 cacao beans
    Cacao is literally as good as gold.
  • Blood and Cacao were sacred substances among the Aztecs and the late Post-Classic Maya, regularly offered during ritual practices.
  • Baptisms and marriages required the ritual use of cacao in ancient Mesoamerica.
  • The Florentine Codex (1590 AD) contained an enormous list of medical uses for cacao such as:
    – lessens agitation
    – reduces angina and asthma
    – reduces cancer
    – has a calming affect
    – reduces emaciation
    – improves energy
    – reduces fever
    – quenches thirst
    – clean the teeth
    – reduces mental fatigue
    – reduces emotional stress
    – increases breast milk production
    – reduces tuberculosis
    – reduces gout
    – reduces kidney stones
    – increases virility
    – improves digestion
    – improves elimination
    – heals the nervous system
  • Cacao is also known to increase sexual appetite, fertility, and longevity
  • The Aztec Emperor Montezuma II was said to regularly consume some 50 goblets of cacao before entering his grand harem.
  • Aztec soldiers marching off to battle drank cacao, to fortify and sustain them during battle.
  • cacao flavanols (CF) improve cognitive function
  • Cacao contains potassium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and magnesium which contribute to cardiovascular health.
  • Cacao can trigger the release of dopamine and the endorphin phenylethylamine, both of which soothe the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome and depression.
  • Aztecs and Mayans of Central America regarded it as a source of divine ambrosia.
  • Like other hallucinogens, Cacao was considered sacred to Xochipilli, the ‘Lord of Flowers’ and patron God of poetry, inner vision and music.
  • Cacao contains ‘Anandamide’, (from Sanskrit word ‘Ananda’: Bliss). This is the primary neurotransmitter present in the uterus during the early stages of pregnancy. It seems to chemically create an ambience of bliss and contentment to welcome the embryonic spirit into the womb.
  • The opinion that ‘chocolate is bad for you’ is likely a relic from a puritanical age that was eager to condemn every pleasure as a temptation of the devil.
  • The natives of Mesoamerica used cacao in rituals, and extolled its virtues in hieroglyphs, songs, and drawings.
  • Archeologists have found numerous ceramic and stone vessels with trace amounts of cacao alkaloids dating as far back as 1900 BC.
  • Cacao helps beneficial neurotransmitters stay in the bloodstream longer, helping to relax and provide a natural antidepressant benefit.
  • Highly valued, Cacao was reserved for nobles, warriors and priests as well as the gods.
  • Indigenous peoples have used cacao as an antiseptic as well as a remedy for snakebite and parasites.
  • The famous Italian libertine lover Casanova was known to consume chocolate before seducing his women.
  • During the 19th century, many considered chocolate to be a magical panacea and was believed to cure just about anything.
  • Candy bars consisting mostly of sugar with just a few Cacao solids mixed in for flavour, have no positive effect on health and well-being.(*Candy is NOT Chocolate. Too much refined milk products and sugars, especially when mixed with many preservatives and waxes and emulsifiers, is no longer a superfood as much as a shelf product designed to make someone else money)

Honey

Dragon describes the power of nature's Liquid Gold, Honey!

Potable Gold

  • Our sol sweetener.
  • It’s delicious, especially when married with chocolate; exalting each others’ best qualities.
  • A great agent of golden light, swiftly and sweetly delivering the magic of the sun.
  • One of the top 5 longevity foods on the planet!
  • We use Honey from 2nd generation ethical and sustainable beekeepers we know, love and trust. Close to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, our honey comes from free-range forest bees; freely harvesting pollen from a lush and natural wilderness.
  • The bees can be seen as true alchemists, transmuting manifest nectar of the sun into an ‘elixir of life’.
  • Anti-bacterial
  • Anti-microbial
  • Full of enzymes
  • Pythagoras, a great mathematician and sage, ate bread and honey religiously and lived up to 80 years ( at the time being approx. 30-50).
  • Honey is LOCAL to North America
  • Arguably the most raw, healthy and nutrient dense sweetener available
  • Purchasing natural & local honey contributes to the preservation of bee population.
  • Ancient Egypt started the practice of beekeeping to satisfy the gods with honey as well as to produce medicines and ointments.
  • Ancient Georgia apparently packed honey for people’s journeys into the afterlife.
  • Honey naturally produces hydrogen peroxide making it antibacterial.
  • Acts as a preservative for meats and fruits.
  • Honey’s Antioxidants, amino acids and vitamins help to reduce inflammation and regenerate the skin.
  • The oldest medicine book in the world is an Egyptian Papyrus containing 800 medical problems, diagnoses and recipes, half of which call for the use of honey.
  • The Egyptian Pharohs put all that they valued into their tombs and they valued honey.
  • Approximately one third of humanity’s food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is done by .
  • Cave paintings dating back to 13,000BC show people gathering wild honey.
  • Bees have played a significant part in religion and myth in many cultures.
  • In Aegean cultures bees were believed to be the sacred insect that bridged the natural world to the underworld.
  • In Mayan cultures honey was prized as a food of the Gods.
  • The ancient Greeks associated lips anointed with honey with the gift of eloquence.
  • The fermented honey-drink, mead is older than wine.
  • Honey has been used in medicine for at least 2,700 years to treat a variety of illnesses.
  • Honey can help to heal wounds as well as reduce swelling and scarring.
  • King Menes, founder of Egypt’s First Dynasty, called himself “The Bee Keeper”. All pharaohs after him used that phrase to describe their role as leaders of the people of Egypt.
  • So precious that typically only the pharaohs could afford to have jars of honey included in their tombs as burial offerings.
  • An Egyptian papyrus tells how bees were created when the golden tears of Ra, the sun god, fell to the earth. These magical god-tear-bugs then “work in flowers and trees of every kind and wax and honey came into being.”
  • Pope Urban VIII used the bee as his emblem.
  • Napoleon’s flag carried a single line of bees in flight, and his robe was embroidered with bees.
  • In the third century BC, the bee was the emblem used on coins in the Greek city of Ephesus.
  • The bee was the symbol of the Greek goddess Artemis.
  • The bee was the emblem of eros/cupid.
  • Bees are actually one of the honey has a balanced character (neither Yin nor Yang) and acts according to the principles of the Earth element, entering the lung, spleen and large intestine channels.
  • Early Hindus considered honey as the .
  • In Hindu marriage ceremonies, honey was used to send away evil spirits and ensure a happy couple life.
  • Some stories say that in certain parts of Bengal (India), the bride would anoint certain parts of her body with honey!
  • In Hindu mythology, just like in Greek mythology, it is believed that honey brings poets the gift of sweet speech.
  • A sacred Vedic text says that honey is made of the supreme essence of life, and so eating honey is like absorbing the essence of the Vedas.
  • In ayurvedic scriptures, honey is one of the most important medicines, for both internal and external applications.
  • “Bees are magical…
    there is certainly a special alchemy that goes into honey”
  • The alchemical synthesis of bees; displaying discipline, equality, ingenuity, & vitality.
  • As long as it’s covered and no water is added to it, honey will not go bad.
  • Honey unearthed in Egyptian tombs has been found to be edible!
  • You Are What You Eat