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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 […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast – Ep 4: Q&A Genuine Respect vs. Cultural Appropriation

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 15th, 2019

In this episode Roman Hanis will be answering a number of questions we have been receiving from our global community covering: The meaning of life as a ceremony  Genuine respect for ancestral cultures in the western “medicine” scene Reciprocity vs. scape goat mentality Cultural appropriation Keeping the living wisdom alive by embodying the essence beyond […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast – Ep 3: The Amazonian Chullachaqui Myth, a Story of Getting Lost In-Order to Be Found

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 10th, 2019

In this episode Roman Hanis shares about the Amazonian Chullachaqui myth. This is a story of getting lost in dense jungle of conditioning in order to find our spontaneous, awake, fresh purpose and passion. Submit a Question you would like us to cover in a future episode >>  


Life is a Ceremony Podcast – Ep 2: The Hero’s Journey in the Face of Uncertainty and Change

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 10th, 2019

In this episode Roman Hanis shares about the hero’s journey of returning to the source in order to realize the timeless happiness in the face of uncertainty and impermanence of life. How can we develop a healthy relationship with change? Submit a Question you would like us to cover in a future episode >>


Life is a Ceremony Podcast – Ep 1: The Ancient Evolutionary Purpose

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 6th, 2019

Welcome to our first Life as a Ceremony Podcast! In this podcast Roman covers an overview of the primordial culture. Topics include the perspective of Andean, Amazonian and Tibetan lineages, the cosmology and creation stories pointing to the purpose of all life and the insight into our interconnected nature. Submit a Question you would like […]


Can’t Blame the Chaos – A Path Less Traveled in Perilous Times

posted by Roman Hanis on September 12th, 2019

“The Wind in the Meat” By Amanda Sage & Joe Bob Merritt in collaboration. “Consciously or subconsciously, we all strive for chaos in life. No one is content living happily ever after. There is boredom in that.” ― Rajesh, Random Cosmos   Have you seen the news recently? The planet is burning, corruption rules the […]


The Ancient Mystery of Being Practical – Roman write for the Crazy Wisdom Community Journal

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 22nd, 2019

We were recently published in the Crazy Wisdom Community Journal, a local Ann Arbor magazine. Gratitude to the Crazy Wisdom Journal and bookstore for sharing our work and hosting our talk in Ann Arbor, Michigan during our 2019 Humanity Awakening Tour. The resonance of true nature and ancestral wisdom is bringing us together in service […]


Keeping Ancestral Wisdom Real – Roman Writes for Mozaic

posted by The Paititi Team on January 12th, 2019

Roman recently wrote for Mozaic, an online publication run by the folks at The Assemblage, a co-working space with Ayurvedic menus, meditation rooms and other features you wouldn’t find in any normal office. Roman will speaking there next year on the Humanity Awakening Tour, so watch our events page for the upcoming details. “Though times […]


Aligning with Natural Cycles: A Personal Journey of Hormonal Health

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 5th, 2018

After having been recently initiated into motherhood, it’s become increasingly clear what a profound gift and responsibility it is to bring life into this world. Like many women I know, it’s been a step I didn’t want to take before feeling ready, and managing my fertility was a continuous source of stress as a young […]


Reflections from our Recent Embodying True Nature Retreat

posted by The Paititi Team on August 31st, 2018

“How deep does the rabbit hole go?” is a rhetorical question with each Embodying True Nature retreat, pointing an infinite depth of ancestral wisdom peeling away the layers of conditioning and demonstrating the timeless and immeasurable nature of who each of us are. After recently finishing another of these retreats, we’re settling into the integration […]


Lorenz Sell from Sutra.co Interviews Roman

posted by Roman Hanis on July 18th, 2018

Lorenz Sell is the founder and CEO of Sutra.co, an online communication platform designed to facilitate intentional, meaningful conversation among smaller groups of people. Roman and Lorenz discuss creating a safe container for vulnerability and transformation, indigenous wisdom and the importance of confrontation in community. Listen to the podcast on the excellent Sutra.co blog, or read […]


Integration: Phenomenal into Mundane

posted by Roman Hanis on June 8th, 2018

This topic has been instrumental in my life and seems relevant for many people today. Discovering how to bring natural well being into the adversity of existence opens the doorway to lasting happiness. We’ve all undergone an array of wonderful and dreadful events in life and I think it’s fair to say that everyone wishes to […]


Where Healers Heal and the Healed are Healers

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 3rd, 2018

As our Intercultural Healing Exchange program nears, I am reminded how deeply inspiring, insightful and motivational this initiative has been in my own life. A Worthwhile Evolutionary Journey I remember a 99-year-old woman in the previous retreat who kept returning every day, bringing a huge bag of bread for everyone present even though the communal […]


Still Looking for That Magic Potion? Check Out This Instant Fix!

posted by Roman Hanis on April 2nd, 2018

Just kidding! I know it’s a terrible bait and switch, but we need to get serious here. Instantaneous magic potions like that are unrealistic and anyone who tells you otherwise should be approached with caution. You’ll often see marketers selling spiritual wares on the internet, offering enticing incentives “Valued at $$$, but free when ordering […]


Paititi Institute Highlights 2017: A Year in Review

posted by The Paititi Team on February 1st, 2018

Like a bright comet passing in a blink of the eye, 2017 is over. It’s been an awe-inspiring and productive year for Paititi Institute, igniting greater motivation to support the shared heart of humanity while witnessing the benefit this work brings to so many in our local and international communities. We want to thank you […]


What Makes Life Worth Living for in This Time of Turmoil?

posted by Roman Hanis on November 23rd, 2017

Life… Life can be so contradictory and abound with paradoxes. I reflect on the staggering contrast in a world where corruption feeds on virtue while peace is violently fought for. What makes this life truly worth living for, and why would I wish for life to continue after I die? I asked these questions before […]


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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, […]


Compassion – a cliché word or power to evolve humanity?

posted by Roman Hanis on May 11th, 2017

How often do you hear this word in your daily life? From advertisements about compassionate care for the elderly, to charity slogans, or references to those experiencing misfortune, compassion sometimes seems like a merely appropriate, mechanically uttered response to maintain a civilized appearance in society. I must admit that I myself use this word quite […]


“Feel, Think, Act” – “Sentir, Pensar, Actuar”

posted by Michaela Genitheim on March 22nd, 2017

This is a story about the power of heart’s intention and how it can set off a chain reaction to create opportunities for hundreds of children potentially helping to change the whole world. I wanted to share this story because I feel alive telling it and because it speaks about a power we all possess […]