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Black Magic vs. Emotional Intelligence

posted by Roman Hanis on July 11th, 2017

With a rekindled interest in earth-based spirituality and indigenous healing practices, something forgotten since the dark ages is resurfacing into humanity’s collective consciousness. It’s fascinating how some of the most “rational” people I’ve met are among the most superstitious, showing that society’s prevalent religion (empirical modern science) isn’t without its limitations. Despite considerable technological progress, […]


Compassion – a cliché word or power to evolve humanity?

posted by Roman Hanis on May 11th, 2017

How often do you hear this word in your daily life? From advertisements about compassionate care for the elderly, to charity slogans, or references to those experiencing misfortune, compassion sometimes seems like a merely appropriate, mechanically uttered response to maintain a civilized appearance in society. I must admit that I myself use this word quite […]


“Feel, Think, Act” – “Sentir, Pensar, Actuar”

posted by Michaela Genitheim on March 22nd, 2017

This is a story about the power of heart’s intention and how it can set off a chain reaction to create opportunities for hundreds of children potentially helping to change the whole world. I wanted to share this story because I feel alive telling it and because it speaks about a power we all possess […]


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A Year in Review: What Happened at Paititi in 2016?

posted by The Paititi Team on January 26th, 2017

Dear friends, This last year was a magnificent landmark for our humble initiative to be the difference in the world today, truly supporting the freedom and timeless happiness for all of you and countless other beings. Many friendships have been strengthened, new heart-centered bonds have been forged and the truth is continuing to shine ever brighter as […]


The Cue to Awaken From a Mindless Script

posted by Anthony Bossler on November 26th, 2016

‘All the world is a stage We are but merely players With our many entrances and exits” – William Shakespeare For so long in my life, I was trying to be something or not be something; also infamously from Hamlet’s “To be or not to be”. As far back as I can remember, me doing […]


Cultures and generations heal each other, saving the planet!

posted by Roman Hanis on October 22nd, 2016

Wouldn’t that be a great news title to usher in a new era of world peace and planetary regeneration? At this time Indigenous Nations and people from all cultures from around the world are coming together in North Dakota to stand united in peace for the protection of our sacred waters (to learn more search #nodapl). […]


Marriage is the Triumph of Ingenuity Over Intelligence

posted by Roman Hanis co-authored by Cynthia Robinson on October 15th, 2016

“Marriage is the triumph of ingenuity over intelligence.” This modified Oscar Wilde quote resonates with me because love is ingenious and unreasonable, yet somehow makes perfect sense. Since I can remember, I’ve wondered: Is it possible to be in love all the time? I recently married my beloved Cynthia Robinson, who is also my dearest […]


Shards of The Shattered Ego Reflecting Countless Arms of Compassion

posted by Roman Hanis on August 20th, 2016

We recently completed another Embodying True Nature Retreat cycle and we’re inspired to share some reflections on the retreat process while they’re fresh in our hearts and minds. The purpose of the indigenous transformation retreat is not to instantly solve life’s problems for us, but to change our relationship with those situations we consider to […]


Planet Falling Apart? Here’s an Ancestral Regenerative Solution

posted by Roman Hanis on July 22nd, 2016

I often meet people who are disenchanted, frustrated, and at times outright infuriated with the situation in the world today that involves the destruction of natural resources, pollution, famine, sicknesses, diseases, wars and many other misfortunes that plague our current society. The toxic emotions that come up are often a result of not seeing any […]


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A Time for Harvest at Paititi’s Mountain Land

posted by Anthony Bossler on June 30th, 2016

As we come around the bend from the recent winter solstice (the start of the new year in the indigenous cultures of the Andes), a time for harvest marks the end of a season and the close of 3+ months of Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Service retreats at Paititi’s mountain sanctuary in Peru. Now is […]


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How Living in the Present Can Change Your Life

posted by Mark Mackay on June 21st, 2016

I wasn’t initially keen on sharing my journey on the blog, but it became clear that it could help a lot of people. Plus Roman’s a difficult person to say no to. So yeah, there’s that =) If you’re reading this and you do any kind of meditative practice, I hope you can take what […]


How Permaculture is Helping Ecuador’s Earthquake 6 Weeks on

posted by Gregory Landua on June 2nd, 2016

As many of you know, a huge earthquake hit South America a few weeks ago. Our good friend Gregory Landua, CEO of Terra Genesis International and his team are doing some amazing work to get the Esmeraldas region back on its feet after the disaster. The story and the permaculture techniques used are inspiring and we wanted to share […]


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What Does it Mean to Embody True Nature?

posted by Roman Hanis on May 20th, 2016

The profound immersion into the depths of consciousness and purpose of all life that happens in the Embody True Nature healing retreat at Paititi continues to inspire us. As we travel deeper along our own hero’s journeys of evolutionary healing, our shared hearts awaken to greater extents. But what does it mean to embody true nature? […]


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Following The Path of My Heart to Become a Healer

posted by Elton Lee Abela on May 4th, 2016

Around 4 years ago, a question popped up in my head: What’s my purpose in living a life on this planet? My activities back then alternated between excessive work and excessive personal indulgence; a part of me seeking happiness in all the wrong places. Despite growing up in a loving family, I couldn’t find value […]


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How to Eat Healthy on the Road & Stay Energized

posted by Cynthia Robinson on April 26th, 2016

Over the years I’ve spent many months per year on the road while on tours with the Paititi Institute and many often ask us how we manage to maintain healthy eating habits on the move. When leaving behind our routine and familiar surroundings, it can be a challenge to maintain a balanced and healthy diet, especially […]


5 Permaculture Design Principles & Your Inner Landscape

posted by Anthony Bossler on April 12th, 2016

What does Shamanic Permaculture mean to you? It can draw up so many stories or expectations. Especially for anyone experienced in permaculture design principles, it can be tough to maintain beginner’s mind. But, by letting go of expectation and preconceived ideas, we can truly observe and learn to engage in a two-way conversation with the […]


How Changing Your Breath Can Change Your Life

posted by Roman Hanis on April 1st, 2016

For many years now, we’ve been sharing the Primordial Breathwork practice stemming from the root of the Amazonian and Tibetan lineages. This practice has continued to deepen in profound ways the more we practice it ourselves and share it with others, often to the extent that we’re still amazed at the breakthroughs we witness. Working […]


How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community

posted by Cynthia Robinson on March 18th, 2016

There is nothing which feels more meaningful to us, and the others who make the Paititi Institute home, than living in a sustainable community dedicated to personal transformation and healing of both inner and outer landscapes. Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology and Indigenous Culture was founded in 2010 from a heart centered commitment […]


Intelligent Resilience: A Byproduct of a Permaculture Design Course?

posted by Andrew Jones on January 15th, 2016

It appears that we’re currently living in the midst of fundamental change – experiencing the reality living in ‘interesting times’. As signs of stress continue to emerge in relation to fundamental ecological, financial, and social systems – the question of appropriate individual and global ‘preparedness’ becomes relevant.  Having had the opportunity to work with people […]


What can be accomplished in a year?… A shared vision growing into collective reality!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 21st, 2015

As 2015 is coming to a close and we honor another cycle of the sun on this solstice, we wish to take a moment to reflect on the culminating year and share with all of you a summary of what we have accomplished and where we are headed. The following information is directly relevant to […]