Paititi's Blog

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 […]


image shows healing retreat location Larapata mountain in Peru

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? […]


image shows apprentice shaman Elton creating plant medicine to denote article is about how to become a shaman

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Mayan Cacao Recipe from our Breathwork Sessions!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 21st, 2013

After many requests, we are happy to share our Mayan Ceremonial Cacao Recipe which we offer at our Amazonian/Tibetan Transformational Breathwork Sessions. Cocoa originates in the Amazon and indigenous societies of Mexico, Central America and South America have used Cacao as a food, a medicine, and a currency for hundreds if not thousands of year. […]


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 […]


‘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 […]


Roman’s lecture at the Horizons Conference

posted by Ariella Jew on October 9th, 2012

At the Paititi Institute we are always looking for more ways where we can bring deeper awareness of the importance and practical use of our ancient indigenous traditions in our modern life. We are pleased to announce that Roman Hanis will be a speaker at the sixth annual “Horizions: Perspectives of Psychedelics conference” to be […]


Seeking Collaborators for a Study on PTSD

posted by Roman Hanis on October 4th, 2012

As many of you know our organization is continuously evolving in ways that can bring greater benefit to the world. We are currently working on a study in collaboration with a neuroscientist that will document the healing effects of the Amazonian indigenous sacred plant tradition for people that have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If […]


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.


Opening of the Institute for the Study of Indigenous Traditions & Natural Medicine

posted by Roman Hanis on August 9th, 2010

As part of our natural medicine hospital we are implementing the institute that involves a growing number of participating native healers to work together on enhancing the effects of natural healing, rediscover the primordial origin of how the medicine has been utilized throughout centuries, and maintain the healing practices we are utilizing at a high […]