Perhaps MORE than you ever wanted to know about the history and lore of this plant medicine so crucial in the human experience. Cacao and chocolate since ancient times have created a connection between the natural and supernatural, between the human and the divine. It is called theobroma, âFood of the Godsâ, and it is said to come from the rain forest when it is needed to restore harmony. The pre-Columbian cacao trade brought the rise of a wealthy class of seagoing merchants, with a trade calculated in cacao beans. At various times it has been forbidden to children, to women, to commoners, and yet this divine medicine may unify diverse people to bring a global spiritual awakening.