Chocolate Pathway to the Gods is an exciting examination of chocolate as a sacred food from Preclassic to contemporary times in Mesoamerica. Illustrated with over 132 color photographs of archeological, anthropological, and architectural evidence from Mexico and Central America, the book pulls the reader through a metaphorical journey to expose chocolate’s link to fundamental concepts of creation, fertility, death and rebirth. It s transition from a sacred food to an economic commodity takes chocolate into the heart of modern rainforest ecological issues, prompting a re-look at ancient formulas for biodiversity during a time when chocolate was sacred. It includes a DVD of our documentary film, Chocolate Pathway to the Gods.
Published by University of Arizona Press, 2008.