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Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 16: The Indigenous Prophecies for Our Time

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 22nd, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis is interviewed by Joanna Bullock of Heart Mountain Wellness. The topics covered were: the healing of ancestral trauma, understanding fragility, spiritual consumerism and awakening from the dream of separation via the evolutionary language of life. An essential link between the ancient psychological pandemic of Wetiko and its modern counterpart. About […]


Don’t Throw the Teacher Overboard

posted by Roman Hanis on November 10th, 2020

When I first became curious about an evolutionary path in my life I thought: “Who needs Gurus when I can just follow spiritual books and experiment with psychedelics?!” Then in 2001 I was fortunate enough to meet Andean healers, indigenous Amazonian elders and lineage holders of Tibetan Buddhism. Meeting these teachers and witnessing first hand […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 15: Replacing Police Brutality with Compassion and Indigenous Wisdom

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 31st, 2020

Roman Hanis was recently had a hope inspiring interview with psyD students, Rose Dawydiak-Rapagnani and Alan Lamb Ashbaugh, for their project “Envisioning Emergency Mental Health Services (EMHS): How Psychedelic Support Best Practices can Reduce Harm and Increase the Personal Value of Psychotic Experiences” They discussed how to address police brutality in the US by developing […]


What’s A Mask Without A Masquerade

posted by Roman Hanis on August 14th, 2020

With everyone wearing covid masks while out and about these days, it makes me contemplate the symbolic role masks play for each of us in the cognitive evolution of our species.  Image by Jondolar Schnurr Throughout human history, masks have been closely tied to theatrics and creative expression – the word persona originates from ancient […]


Covid-19 Relief for Remote Peruvian Villages: Food Deliveries Have Been A Success!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on July 30th, 2020

As many of you know, Paititi Institute is taking care of a 4000 acre reserve in a remote Peruvian region bordering the Manu National Reserve. Surrounding our reserve there are eight native communities – Hualla, Suyo, Mendosayoc, Ichio, Pukara, Churuyoc, Yurachmayo, and Cuchuyoc, with about 500 families in total and up to 10 people in […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 14: Breathing Ancestral Wisdom Alive

posted by Cynthia Robinson on June 18th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis will discuss breathing ancestral wisdom alive. Topics covered include: Tuning into the spark of your passion and bringing that spark into the most essential state of well being for oneself and others, Awakening from the dream of separation, The original decolonization, And the way to create change through fierce and […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 13: Eye Of The Storm

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 28th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis and Emily Goughary will discuss how to discover the lucidity, objectivity and a bird’s eye view in the midst of turmoil. What can bring lasting fulfillment in our lives that no storm, whether physical or emotional can take away. Facing the circumstances and allowing the problems in our lives to […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 12: Reconciling Death on the Path of Healing

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 5th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis and Emily Goughary will discuss reconciling death on the path of healing. Instead of hoarding, and stressing out, we can learn to share well being. In the face of inevitability & crisis we can remember our essential humanity. Death is here to teach us that we can come out of […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 11: Transforming Fear into Fearless Love

posted by Cynthia Robinson on April 17th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis discusses fiercely standing for fearless love – how simple practice and living ancestral wisdom can help us remember that love equals health, vitality and well being. If you have a question you would like for us to cover in a future Q&A episode we welcome you to submit your questions […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 10: Engaging Challenging Times in an Evolutionary Way

posted by Cynthia Robinson on April 13th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis and Emily Goughary will discuss engaging the challenges in life times in an evolutionary way – how our individual resilience is found in authentic relatedness and community resourcefulness. If you have a question you would like for us to cover in a future Q&A episode we welcome you to submit […]


Michelin Stars – The Path of Healing and Quinoa Soup

posted by Elton Lee Abela on April 12th, 2020

I was really happy to hear about the arrival of the Michelin awards in Malta, mainly because as a chef that award was my drive in life for a long time, and I anticipated the day we got a star in our restaurant with a lot of excitement. The process lasted for 7 years and […]


Covid-19 and Malaria Treatment Link: Native Amazonian Plant Medicines, Nutrition and Consciousness-Based Healing

posted by Roman Hanis on March 31st, 2020

It was recently announced by the official medical sources of various countries that the same pharmaceutical used for malaria outbreaks can be effective in treating more serious cases of Covid-19 (There are currently more than 20 ongoing clinical trials in China and more scheduled to start in England, Thailand, South Korea and the United States).  […]


An Awkward Human in the Midst of Global Change

posted by Emily Goughary on March 22nd, 2020

All artwork in this article is by Emily, created throughout her healing journey. I’ve always considered myself a “creative person.” Somewhere along the way, however, without even realizing it I began focusing all the creative energy to cover-up my awkwardness behind an intricate personality construct. A beautiful fantasy in which I really believed that I […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 9: Q&A – Staying Connected to the Essence and in Service to the Heart of All the Hearts

posted by Cynthia Robinson on March 4th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis and Elton Lee Abela will discuss staying connected to the essence in service to the heart of all the hearts – Integrating the shadow self, healing the relationship with the inner child and the greatest strength found in the greatest weakness as fearless innocence. If you have a question you […]


What Would It Take to Heal Intergenerational Trauma?

posted by Roman Hanis on March 2nd, 2020

Update Note: This article reflects a personal experience not originating in the US culture and I am unfamiliar with the generations of trauma that have led to the recent uprisings. In the sharing of my own personal experience I am making an effort to relate and am willing to listen to the experiences of other […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 8: Q&A – Grieving & The Heart of Sadness

posted by Cynthia Robinson on January 28th, 2020

In this episode Roman Hanis and Elton Lee Abela will discuss grieving and the heart of sadness as an essential rite of passage on the path of timeless happiness. If you have a question you would like for us to cover in a future Q&A episode we welcome you to submit your questions here: forms.gle/7b55j7sU49ubg7Uu6


Ayahuasca: An Integral Element in a Living Wisdom Tradition

posted by Roman Hanis on January 17th, 2020

Ayahuasca is becoming an international household name though her real purpose may be getting lost in translation.  Living and apprenticing within the Amazonian and Andean ancestral healing traditions since 2001, I’ve observed their exponential increase in popularity all over the globe though mainly as a response to modern consumerism looking for an instant fix. In […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 7: Q&A Evolutionary Healing & the Discovery of Limitless Potential

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 4th, 2019

In this episode Roman Hanis will be answering a number of questions we have been receiving from our global community. Topics covered include: • Why healing should be joyful and not daunting • Remembrance of your true self and the practice of not fixing • The guardians of the wounds If you have a question […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast – Ep6: Liberation from an Elaborate Self Deception

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 11th, 2019

In this episode Roman Hanis discusses the process of understanding and being liberated from the elaborate self deception, disarming the guarded heart and letting loving kindness cradle the fearful heart. Our image is not who we are but we have been doing it so long we forget the essence underneath. How do we unravel this […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast – Ep 5: Relationship with the Self, the Inner Masculine and Feminine

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 23rd, 2019

In this episode Roman Hanis shares about the journey of finding balance between the inner masculine and feminine – a path of unraveling our essential human qualities. Noticing our dis-balances is the journey of cultivating awareness and becoming conscious human beings. Bringing awareness to the tendencies of conditioning and being at peace with what is […]