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Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 18: Ode to Simplicity

posted by Cynthia Robinson on June 15th, 2021

In this episode Roman Hanis and Elton Lee Abela discuss the journey of returning to the simplicity of being, rather than doing. To all the mind’s questions, the heart has answers that go beyond all the story lines, projections or expectations. The topics covered in this podcast are: Honoring the inner wellbeing and encouraging that […]


Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 17: The Nectar of Liberation

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 15th, 2021

In this episode Roman Hanis discusses our true nature that goes beyond appearances into the timeless source of innocence and creativity. To remember the childlike nature of the beginner’s mind with self-parenting awareness allows for freedom from dis-empowering habits and awakening of our highest potential. Topics covered: Integrating innocence into society by investing in the […]


Free Permaculture Class: Tending our Inner Landscapes

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 5th, 2021

We recently offered a Permaculture class through Sustainable Kashi. It was inspiring to connect with their amazing work, demonstrating a community with deep values in aligning the inner and outer landscapes. You can view the class here where Roman Hanis shares how Permaculture principles can be applied to the awakening of natural human potential in […]


A Recent Interview: “Paititi Institute, Sacred Science & Medicines, Esoteric Knowledge, & Healing”

posted by Cynthia Robinson on April 27th, 2021

A Co-founder of the Paititi Institute, Roman Hanis,  was recently interviewed by Jason Grechanik from the Universe Within Podcast. We appreciated the opportunity to connect with Jason and felt the conversation that unfolded into a depth of topics including Roman’s background and work, to ancient traditions, sacred plants medicines, learning, and healing. Enjoy the conversation! […]


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