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A Time for Harvest at Paititi’s Mountain Land

posted by Anthony Bossler on June 30th, 2016

As we come around the bend from the recent winter solstice (the start of the new year in the indigenous cultures of the Andes), a time for harvest marks the end of a season and the close of 3+ months of Shamanic Permaculture Work Study Service retreats at Paititi’s mountain sanctuary in Peru. Now is […]


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How Living in the Present Can Change Your Life

posted by Mark Mackay on June 21st, 2016

I wasn’t initially keen on sharing my journey on the blog, but it became clear that it could help a lot of people. Plus Roman’s a difficult person to say no to. So yeah, there’s that =) If you’re reading this and you do any kind of meditative practice, I hope you can take what […]


How Permaculture is Helping Ecuador’s Earthquake 6 Weeks on

posted by Gregory Landua on June 2nd, 2016

As many of you know, a huge earthquake hit South America a few weeks ago. Our good friend Gregory Landua, CEO of Terra Genesis International and his team are doing some amazing work to get the Esmeraldas region back on its feet after the disaster. The story and the permaculture techniques used are inspiring and we wanted to share […]


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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? […]


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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 […]


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How to Eat Healthy on the Road & Stay Energized

posted by Cynthia Robinson on April 26th, 2016

Over the years I’ve spent many months per year on the road while on tours with the Paititi Institute and many often ask us how we manage to maintain healthy eating habits on the move. When leaving behind our routine and familiar surroundings, it can be a challenge to maintain a balanced and healthy diet, especially […]


5 Permaculture Design Principles & Your Inner Landscape

posted by Anthony Bossler on April 12th, 2016

What does Shamanic Permaculture mean to you? It can draw up so many stories or expectations. Especially for anyone experienced in permaculture design principles, it can be tough to maintain beginner’s mind. But, by letting go of expectation and preconceived ideas, we can truly observe and learn to engage in a two-way conversation with the […]


How Changing Your Breath Can Change Your Life

posted by Roman Hanis on April 1st, 2016

For many years now, we’ve been sharing the Primordial Breathwork practice stemming from the root of the Amazonian and Tibetan lineages. This practice has continued to deepen in profound ways the more we practice it ourselves and share it with others, often to the extent that we’re still amazed at the breakthroughs we witness. Working […]


How to Create Sustainable Relationships for Living in a Community

posted by Cynthia Robinson on March 18th, 2016

There is nothing which feels more meaningful to us, and the others who make the Paititi Institute home, than living in a sustainable community dedicated to personal transformation and healing of both inner and outer landscapes. Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology and Indigenous Culture was founded in 2010 from a heart centered commitment […]


Intelligent Resilience: A Byproduct of a Permaculture Design Course?

posted by Andrew Jones on January 15th, 2016

It appears that we’re currently living in the midst of fundamental change – experiencing the reality living in ‘interesting times’. As signs of stress continue to emerge in relation to fundamental ecological, financial, and social systems – the question of appropriate individual and global ‘preparedness’ becomes relevant.  Having had the opportunity to work with people […]


What can be accomplished in a year?… A shared vision growing into collective reality!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 21st, 2015

As 2015 is coming to a close and we honor another cycle of the sun on this solstice, we wish to take a moment to reflect on the culminating year and share with all of you a summary of what we have accomplished and where we are headed. The following information is directly relevant to […]


Who wants to be healed anyway?

posted by Roman Hanis on November 18th, 2015

The perspective of healing has been distorted over the ages. In our modern society most people believe healing is an erroneous part of life best left to the realm of narrow specialists. In the ancient times the purpose of healing was to empower the individual to heal themselves. In finding a solution for dis-ease today, […]


Our Shared Mystery of Planetary Healing

posted by Roman Hanis on September 18th, 2015

My deepest heartfelt wishes go out to all who care about this nurturing, loving planet we call home and all her inhabitants. I sense how many of us wish to make a difference in the world today and wholeheartedly join this collective intention to make the most practical positive impact. Some of us may have […]


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 […]


Transforming Money into Sacred Reciprocity

posted by Cynthia Robinson on August 7th, 2015

One of the topics I encounter often on my path is around the integrity of receiving money for spiritual work. Many comment that authentic spiritual work should be free and accessible to everyone or that in traditional societies money was never exchanged for spiritual work. This is a complex and non-linear subject. I have personally […]


Shamanic Permaculture – Where the Inner & Outer Meet

posted by Cynthia Robinson on July 24th, 2015

It brings such joy to witness the permaculture movement becoming more and more popular with new projects emerging all over the globe. Many, including myself, got to know this science from the desire to find a way to return to a natural and holistic lifestyle, integrating self-sustaining organic food production and natural building. This of […]


Transcending the Wounds of Conquest & Colonization

posted by Roman Hanis on June 24th, 2015

With the racial tensions and conflicts running high in the world today, I turn to reflect on the profound lessons shared with me by all of my teachers – Amazonian and Andean elders as well as northern Native American wisdom keepers and Tibetan Lamas. Obviously a lot of wounding still remains among the nations that […]


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 […]


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 […]