Soul Savvy Business
Connect to Spirit Through Chocolate (Seamus Black)
May 11, 2023
Is it possible to find spiritual and divine connection through chocolate? Seamus Black says yes — and he has built a successful business around incorporating sacred plant medicine into his work as a chocolatier.
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Host Katy Valentine is a soul-minded spiritual entrepreneur. She empowers other entrepreneurs to thrive, creating a global ripple effect. Grab your free meditation at

The plants that I found can be shared like peyote… though they're not nearly as intense. They're very gentle, non-hallucinogenic. But as they can still take you to the same places, especially with meditation, they still offer so much healing.”  – Seamus Black

Seamus (SHAY-mus) Black is a creator of gourmet chocolate truffles featuring sacred plant medicine. He started his business, Emporium Black, in 2019 as a retired chef and chocolatier, as well as an artist and plant lover. His original idea behind these nightshade truffles stems from years living on reservations and being heavily involved with the Native American Church (peyote). During that time, he participated in roughly 200 meetings and ceremonies, living as part of that community. Once he returned to the culture he was raised in, he was looking for a way to help non-Native Americans make similar connections with plants, as well as giving these plants back to the people by helping to bring them out of the shadows. With decades of experience using plants for physical, mental, and emotional wellness, Seamus and partner Brighid are using their personal journeys to share the power of sacred plant medicine through Emporium Black.

Resources or websites mentioned in this episode:
Katy’s website
Seamus’s website

Producer: Cynthia Lamb
Executive Producer: Danny Iny
Assembled by: Melissa Deal
Audio Post Supervisors: Evan Miles and Christopher Martin
Audio Post Production: Post Office Sound
Music Soundscape: Chad Michael Snavely
Making our hosts sound great: Home Brew Audio

Music credits:
Track Title: Shepherd
Artist Name: Two Dudes
Writer Name: Adrian Dominic Walther

Track Title: Butterfly Effect
Artist Name: Cody Martin
Writer Name: Cody Kurtz Martin

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