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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 […]


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 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 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 – 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 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 […]


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 […]


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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, […]


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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 […]