Meet The Chocolate Shaman
Keith spent his early adult life as a geologist, cave-exploring adventurer, and inventor. Over time, his passion shifted to the practical use of medicinal herbs, and he developed skill in many forms of body work. In the 1980’s and 90’s he joined a meditation and channeling group where he honed his skills as a processing intuitive, helping himself and his clients work through their personal issues and blocks.
In 2003, he arrived in Guatemala where he met the Cacao Spirit. She invited him on an adventure to rediscover what ancient Central and South American societies knew and celebrated: Pure, Ceremonial Grade Cacao has the power to open the heart, clear the mind, and produce a joyful and gentle euphoria that makes all of life's spiritual, creative and productive endeavors easier and more fun.
To learn more about Keith’s rediscovery of the power of pure, ceremonial grade cacao, in his own words, watch this video.
Keith began experimenting with cacao, hand grinding small batches and sharing it with friends and clients. Their reactions were profoundly positive, and often mingled with disbelief; “Really, what did you put in that drink?” This positive response lead Keith to invite people to cacao ceremonies for group processing work. It was during these first ceremonies that he became known as “The Chocolate Shaman.” Soon after Keith built a cacao workshop on his property where his cacao is still made today.
Keith’s cacao ceremonies encouraged many to return home and share Keith’s Cacao with their friends and communities. Many choose to offer cacao ceremonies in their own unique way, helping to spread this new/old use of cacao around the world. Over the years, this has created a global network of Keith-inspired cacao ceremonialists and practitioners.
From its spiritual beginnings, Keith is expanding the use of cacao to the creative and business worlds. Demonstrating that pure, ceremonial grade cacao helps everything flow effortlessly, intuitively and enjoyably, whether it be a cacao ceremony, a budget planning session, writing, painting, a sales call, meditation, software development, yoga or a jog in the park.
Keith lives in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala with his life and business partner, Barbara. You can learn more about Keith’s cacao journey and teachings by reading his original writing.