On Saturday, June 27, Gnosis held an amazing Chocolate and Elixir celebration with celebrated Longevity Strategist, Daniel Vitalis. This evening marked the first event that Gnosis brought a leading authority on natural health and spirituality to the community, the first of many more lecture/chocolate parties to come!
The evening began with a thought-provoking lecture by Vitalis who very dynamically balances spirituality with biochemistry. Topics ranged from the over-antibacterialization of our society, to taking mini vacations to natural water springs, to the importance of breast-feeding one’s child immediately after birth. Vitalis’ basic precept is that we need to have plenty of good bacteria in our systems to keep our immune system strong; the way to keep the good bacteria up is by eating fermented foods (tempeh and sauerkraut to name two). Vitalis thoroughly energized his audience with his contagious enthusiasm.
Following the lecture was a four-hour dance party fueled by elixers from Daniel Vitalis and a special Gnosis Chocolate SurThrival bar, created especially for the evening.
We were so happy to see everyone who came, attending VIP’s of the evening were Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition; Arianna Rose of the Raw Spirit Festivals; Happy Oasis, Blissologist and also of the Raw Spirit Festival; Rawbin; Clay Gordon author and founder of TheChocolateLife.com (who was also celebrating his birthday that evening, holler!); and Anthony Anderson, known to many as Raw Model.
The 200 attending guests enjoyed food that was 100% organic, mostly local, and handmade by Gnosis! In addition to Gnosis’ new Goji Berry Jam (more on this later!), there were crudités with live crackers (made with flax and sunflower seeds) and live dip (made with cashews, cauliflower, tahini, and more).
The limited-edition, single-batch SurThrival bar contains:
Goji Berries, Horny Goat Weed, Yohimbe, Lion’s Mane, Sunfood Blue Mangosteen, Shatvari, Kava Kava, Dong Quai, Damiana, Mesquite, Maca, Siberian Ginseng, Ashwaganda, Gotu Kola, Ginger , Camu Camu , Reishi , Passionflower, Crystal Manna blue-green algae, Vanilla, Burdock, Love.
The elixir tea ingredients included Holy Basil, Yohimbe, Horsetail, Cat’s Claw, Mother’s Wort, Schizandra Berries, Rhodiola, and more!
Some of these ingredients may be familiar to you; others, you may have never encountered. The idea is not that you need to eat each of these herbs every day; rather, if looking at the ingredient list inspires you to research just one of the exotic ingredients, horny goat weed for example, and that leads you to realize that this herb is a natural (and SAFE) alternative to the popular pharmaceutical drug Viagra, then Gnosis Chocolate has done its job. To bring about your own gnosis, or awakening, as a result of trying our chocolate.