Paititi's Blog

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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


how to deal with black magic feature image

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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]