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image shows wheat to denote that it's time for harvest at Paititi's permaculture center in the mountain

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Shamanic Permaculture – Where the Inner & Outer Meet

posted by Cynthia Robinson on July 24th, 2015

It brings such joy to witness the permaculture movement becoming more and more popular with new projects emerging all over the globe. Many, including myself, got to know this science from the desire to find a way to return to a natural and holistic lifestyle, integrating self-sustaining organic food production and natural building. This of […]


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 […]


Building Bridges Literally & Symbolically

posted by Cynthia Robinson on August 17th, 2014

We officially took the role of guardians of the new Paititi sanctuary on June 10th but since we completed the contracts in the middle of our US tour, our official initiation just begun in the last 10 days. The local communities have been very friendly and engaging with our community and are very keen on […]


Initiating the Vision: Shamanic Permaculture Immersive Practice Coming Up!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on August 15th, 2014

As we shift gears and prepare to lay an energetic foundation at the new land, we’d like to take this opportunity to share more about our upcoming Shamanic Permaculture Immersive Practice Course and what it is really about. This is a very special, one time experience where we are inviting our extended community to officially […]


Nuestra Casa

posted by Ariella Jew on September 18th, 2013

So, as you know we are currently on the transitional move to a mountain land, and in the meantime, have shifted focus to reaching out to a local school and its children. We have had three classes so far, one a week, and are focusing on using our facilities as educational launch points. Some things […]


First Day of School

posted by Ariella Jew on September 11th, 2013

As many of you have heard we are transitioning the focus of our current center outside of Iquitos Peru. In the last 4 years much love has been pored into this land, much healing has taken place and the gardens are really starting to bear fruit in many ways. It is our wish to bring […]


At the Telluride Mushroom Festival

posted by Ariella Jew on September 1st, 2013

For the past 32 years Telluride has held Mushroom Festival. This year the festival was under the direction of The Telluride Institute. our of Paititi’s family in the US – me (Kirsten,) Scott, Indira, and Anastacia – spoke about the work that we are doing down in the Amazon, held a screening of the Sacred Science, and […]


USHERING IN A NEW ERA OF PERMACULTURE AT PAITITI

posted by Faanito on November 20th, 2012

My journey at Paititi Institute started six months ago, right after I spent a life-changing 3-month stint at the home of PRI,  Zaytuna Farm, completing both a PDC and 10-week internship under the tutelage of the masterful and inspiration-oozing Geoff Lawton and his amazing team. Immediately prior to this I graduated with a bachelor’s degree […]


‘Casa del Plantas’ at Paititi Institute

posted by Faanito on November 19th, 2012

Having recently gone to Ollantaytambo to attend the Kokopelli/Pachamamma festival, Stella and I were both very inspired and filled to the brim with zeal to take our propagation and growing missions here at Paititi Institute to the next level. Hence upon our return we immediately set about constructing a new nursery area dedicated solely for […]


The Return of the Big-Leaved Mahogany

posted by Faanito on November 14th, 2012

Swietenia macrophylla King (family Meliaceae), also known as the big-leaf mahogany or caoba in Spanish, is a species of tropical tree endemic to Central and particularly South America. It’s another tree on a list of once ubiquitous tree species that are seriously threatened due to anthropogenic over-exploitation, and at the 2002 CITES convergence it was […]


Compost Demo at Paititi

posted by Faanito on October 28th, 2012

Contrary to what may would assume, the soil quality in the tropics is very low and at the Paititi Institute our ground is pure clay. Soil building has been a major focus since we established the center and in the last 6 months we have really been dialing in our process. The technique we are […]


Biobone Production: Soil Alchemy in Action at Paititi

posted by Faanito on September 28th, 2012

Biobone (also known as Phospheto) is a homemade soil amendment akin to double-burned bone available in some nurseries. The technique was pioneered by Eugenio Gras  and provides plants with three key minerals they require for healthy immune functioning and pest resistance – phosphorus, calcium and silica. Furthermore, because it includes an internal combustion process which […]


healing waters for our yahua friends

posted by Ariella Jew on May 8th, 2012

By Roman Hanis We are deeply devoted to the well-being and the environmental health of the world and especially local Amazonian native villages. Many indigenous settlements have been severed from their original natural medicine practices while receiving no tangible help from the government and conventional healthcare system. People also have no clean water sources and […]


Permaculture + Spirituality?

posted by Ariella Jew on January 23rd, 2012

There is quite an active debate in the Permaculture community currently regarding whether or not metaphysics should or should not be incorporated into Permaculture Design Courses and we feel that this is a very important conversation to share with our community. As many of you know we have created a course we call “Shamanic Permaculture” […]


Summer 2011 Activities

posted by Mary on September 12th, 2011

A little update on the activities of our Institute these last few month. It has been a powerful and inspirational journey. Upon return home to the rainforest in July we were amazed to find so much plant and vegetation growth – the restoration of the rainforest seems to be moving at an incredible rate.