Toward the One

Dear Friends,
Colorado is entirely beige. Dry, cold, beige. And I LOVE it!
I’m home… and looking forward to Zikr-ing with you this evening!

ZIKR – Saturday, January 21st – 7 PM – 1939 S Monroe St, Denver – $10 suggested donation and dessert potluck – bring something yummy to share…

CHANT – Sunday, January 22nd – at Becky’s house, 627 Heckle Court, Loveland (yes, Loveland) – 7 PM – $10 suggested donation

MEDITATION – Monday, January 23rd – Sufi prayers, wazifa concentration, etc… focus on Al-Khafid – at my house – 9:30 AM

DANCE – Thursday, January 26th – 7:30 PM – 1401 W Vine Dr, Ft Collins (Unity Church) – $10 suggested donation

MEDITATION – Monday, January 30th – at my house… focus on Ar-Rafi’ – 9:30 AM

CARAVAN to the DESERT – driving to the Temple of Sekhmet in Nevada, spending a few sweet days there doing ritual, chanting, drumming, doing work projects to support the land, temple and community, delicious vegetarian meals… March 31 to April 4 – More details here:

Happy Dancing,
Asa’s Chocolate Nectar (Makes about 15 servings)



One bar of super-dark chocolate (85% and above)
A chunk of cacao butter or a couple of spoonfuls of coconut butter (or both!)
Cardamom seeds
Around 15 peppercorns, or a small chunk of ginger
5 dates
quarter teaspoon turmeric
4 cups hot water (if it’s gotten to a boil, let it cool a bit before blending)
Additional sweetness as desired (stevia/agave/or sugar if you must)


2 spoons blanched almonds (either soak in hot water for a few minutes and peel or soak overnight in cold water)
some goji berries
1 spoon maca or mesquite powder


Blend it all in a Vitamix or similarly powerful blender; you can add the water in stages.
If you don’t have a Vitamix, I would omit the almonds, as they won’t get blended
well enough and use the powdered form for the peppercorns and cardamom.

Serve in small cups – this is very rich stuff!