Paititi's Blog

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 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 […]


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 […]


An Amazon Trip

posted by Ariella Jew on October 31st, 2013

A few weeks ago, Ishacko offered to take me through the Amazon, to see where his family lives, in a pueblo named Buena Unión. I jumped at the opportunity, feeling that we would be able to see a lot of different plants, and that I would finally get to see the ‘river ocean’, the Amazon […]


The Sacred Science

View THE SACRED SCIENCE online for FREE

posted by Mary on October 1st, 2013

For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to see THE SACRED SCIENCE or have been wanting to share it with friends an family, now is your chance. We’re excited to announce a FREE Online Screening October 7-17, 2013 THE SACRED SCIENCE was filmed at the Paititi Institute in the Amazon Rainforest […]


The silver lining – introducing Lucy, the Cookiebear of Paititi.

posted by Faanito on November 20th, 2012

As many of you might know, our dear beloved kinkajou, Sophiebear, recently departed to join up with Pachamamma in that great void of eternal blessed being. Her little body left quite a big gap, and though Stella and I quickly realized the perfection in all that happens and manifests we were still longing for those […]


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 […]


Sophie, The Pudding Bear of Paititi

posted by Faanito on September 1st, 2012

About three months ago our good friend Jeremiah (The Mushroom Guy) came to visit us here at Paititi. He came along with his younger brother and usual mountains of captivating knowledge, but little did we know that in the box under his one arm was to be a little being that would become a new […]


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 […]


Creating Intercultural Bridges In the Amazonian & Andean Indigenous Healing Traditions

posted by Roman Hanis on January 14th, 2012

Although the original tradition of sacred and medicinal plants in the Amazonian culture has been considered in the past to be a profound pathway towards the enlightened nature of the original ancestors, in time it has become fragmented and misinterpreted due to the commercialization and the invasion of western culture. While still retaining the methods […]


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.


Our Roots are Spread

posted by Ariella Jew on June 20th, 2010

My heart is rejoicing to arrive back to our 40 acre Amazonian plot of land. So much progress has been made. Since our main base for the Natural Medicine Hospital and Permaculture Education Center has been build, the future potential of unlimited benefit for both the local and international community is more brilliant than ever. […]


Tropical Soils: less is more in fast carbon pathways, but only with standing forest

posted by Ariella Jew on May 7th, 2010

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most amazing displays of symbiotic relationships one can experience in the world. This complex and layered eco-system thrives through the many systems and cycles that interweave through the layers of canopy, creating one of the most bio-diverse displays of life on the planet. Nature designs the most magnificent […]


Greeted by Dolphins

posted by Ariella Jew on March 24th, 2010

Just getting back from two weeks in the Amazon. Upon arriving Roman and I dove right in… visiting sites and meeting with indigenous medicine men and community leaders. It was a very productive trip and everything is continuing to grow into place as we develop The Amazonian Institute for the Preservation of the Rainforest & […]