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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, […]


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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 […]


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 […]


Who wants to be healed anyway?

posted by Roman Hanis on November 18th, 2015

The perspective of healing has been distorted over the ages. In our modern society most people believe healing is an erroneous part of life best left to the realm of narrow specialists. In the ancient times the purpose of healing was to empower the individual to heal themselves. In finding a solution for dis-ease today, […]


Our Shared Mystery of Planetary Healing

posted by Roman Hanis on September 18th, 2015

My deepest heartfelt wishes go out to all who care about this nurturing, loving planet we call home and all her inhabitants. I sense how many of us wish to make a difference in the world today and wholeheartedly join this collective intention to make the most practical positive impact. Some of us may have […]


Embodying True Nature Retreat Aug/Sept 2015

posted by Cynthia Robinson on September 17th, 2015

We just completed another Embodying True Nature Retreat last week. This was the second retreat at the new Paititi Sanctuary land and we are once again in awe of the magic of this land to support the transformation of conciousness, the wisdom of the ancestral lineages and the depth of the human heart. Enjoy these […]


Transforming Money into Sacred Reciprocity

posted by Cynthia Robinson on August 7th, 2015

One of the topics I encounter often on my path is around the integrity of receiving money for spiritual work. Many comment that authentic spiritual work should be free and accessible to everyone or that in traditional societies money was never exchanged for spiritual work. This is a complex and non-linear subject. I have personally […]


Transcending the Wounds of Conquest & Colonization

posted by Roman Hanis on June 24th, 2015

With the racial tensions and conflicts running high in the world today, I turn to reflect on the profound lessons shared with me by all of my teachers – Amazonian and Andean elders as well as northern Native American wisdom keepers and Tibetan Lamas. Obviously a lot of wounding still remains among the nations that […]


Communications from the Spirit realm – what do they actually mean?

posted by Roman Hanis on June 19th, 2015

Being on a shamanic path of self-realization often entails being receptive to messages from the beyond. Throughout eons, people would embark on spiritual journeys or pilgrimages to receive visions or communications from the higher consciousness.  In Central and South America, this is often done through Temazcal, Ayahuasca and Huachuma ceremonies, while in the Northern Native […]


Ayahuasca: Before, During, and After

posted by Roman Hanis on June 14th, 2015

Many people today are talking about a sacred and ancient plant remedy from the Amazon rainforest called Ayahuasca. For those of you who are drawn to this medicine and its other-worldly effects, I’d like to give you a heartfelt caution. Many from western societies come from a culture of conquest and convenience, and many of […]


Shamanic Keys to Your Unlimited Human Potential: Wave of Dreaming

posted by Roman Hanis on April 8th, 2015

There was a time in my life when I was overcome by a genetic, incurable and terminal health condition. The most difficult part wasn’t the actual condition, even though it was extremely painful and debilitating. More than anything it was the lack of purpose, hope, and ability to relate with other people. I was certain that […]


Shamanic Keys to Your Unlimited Human Potential: Wave of Shamanic Symptomatic Dance

posted by Roman Hanis on March 23rd, 2015

Many people today appreciate the beauty of folklore in a multitude of ancestral traditions. Dance, music, songs, and many forms of exquisite art are viewed as the very foundation of human culture itself. Movement and music can often transcend the barriers of language, race, ethnicity and gender, and have a variety of effects on the […]


Shamanic Keys to Your Unlimited Human Potential: Wave Primordial Breathwork

posted by Roman Hanis on March 10th, 2015

When searching for sustainable happiness in modern society, we can encounter so many obstacles that for most people, it appears impossible to accomplish. Interestingly enough, for indigenous societies that are still in touch with their cultural heritage, happiness is a prevailing component of their daily lives. For the past fifteen years living amongst the native […]


Shamanic Keys to Your Unlimited Human Potential: Wave of Remembering

posted by Cynthia Robinson on March 1st, 2015

Since the filming of The Sacred Science in 2010 at our healing center we have globally witnessed sacred plant medicines becoming increasingly popular as tools for spiritual growth and evolution. With this exponential growth we have also witnessed an increasing degree of confusion emerging from their use. Sacred entheogenic plant medicines are powerful tools, but […]


The First Journeys at the New Land Prove to Offer Quite an Adventure

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 16th, 2014

We have just completed our first Shamanic Permaculture Immersive Practice course at the new Paititi land and are taking the time to ground and integrate with all of the lessons, inspirations and challenges that have come up in this evolutionary endeavor. The land is wild and alive with powerful ancestral spirit that is reawakening with […]


A Place Where Love is the Strongest

posted by Roman Hanis on August 19th, 2014

I have always been drawn to places such as the Amazonian rainforest and the Andean mountain where nature is abundantly present and is left to continuously express the peak of her highest potential. What makes these places especially fascinating is the existence of ancestral cultures that have lived in these power places for thousands of […]


Ripples of Awakening: Malaria Resolved Through Natural Means

posted by Roman Hanis on May 27th, 2014

Recently in the regional vicinity of our institute we have reached a landmark of development by helping to eliminate a serious Malaria epidemic in the area. This sickness had been affecting the 12 villages surrounding our center and causing quite a bit of suffering to thousands of people for over two years. When the epidemic […]


Embodying True Nature Retreat Keynotes

posted by Roman Hanis on April 27th, 2014

The profound immersion into the depth of consciousness and the purpose of all life we have recently undergone in the Embody True Nature transformation retreat at Paititi has been a continuing inspiration for many of us as we  embark further along our distinct hero’s journeys of evolutionary healing and awakening of our shared hearts. Some […]