Paititi's Blog

The Return of the Big-Leaved Mahogany

posted by Faanito on November 14th, 2012

Swietenia macrophylla King (family Meliaceae), also known as the big-leaf mahogany or caoba in Spanish, is a species of tropical tree endemic to Central and particularly South America. It’s another tree on a list of once ubiquitous tree species that are seriously threatened due to anthropogenic over-exploitation, and at the 2002 CITES convergence it was […]


Compost Demo at Paititi

posted by Faanito on October 28th, 2012

Contrary to what may would assume, the soil quality in the tropics is very low and at the Paititi Institute our ground is pure clay. Soil building has been a major focus since we established the center and in the last 6 months we have really been dialing in our process. The technique we are […]


Roman’s lecture at the Horizons Conference

posted by Ariella Jew on October 9th, 2012

At the Paititi Institute we are always looking for more ways where we can bring deeper awareness of the importance and practical use of our ancient indigenous traditions in our modern life. We are pleased to announce that Roman Hanis will be a speaker at the sixth annual “Horizions: Perspectives of Psychedelics conference” to be […]


Seeking Collaborators for a Study on PTSD

posted by Roman Hanis on October 4th, 2012

As many of you know our organization is continuously evolving in ways that can bring greater benefit to the world. We are currently working on a study in collaboration with a neuroscientist that will document the healing effects of the Amazonian indigenous sacred plant tradition for people that have Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If […]


Biobone Production: Soil Alchemy in Action at Paititi

posted by Faanito on September 28th, 2012

Biobone (also known as Phospheto) is a homemade soil amendment akin to double-burned bone available in some nurseries. The technique was pioneered by Eugenio Gras  and provides plants with three key minerals they require for healthy immune functioning and pest resistance – phosphorus, calcium and silica. Furthermore, because it includes an internal combustion process which […]


healing waters for our yahua friends

posted by Ariella Jew on May 8th, 2012

By Roman Hanis We are deeply devoted to the well-being and the environmental health of the world and especially local Amazonian native villages. Many indigenous settlements have been severed from their original natural medicine practices while receiving no tangible help from the government and conventional healthcare system. People also have no clean water sources and […]


Our Roots are Spread

posted by Ariella Jew on June 20th, 2010

My heart is rejoicing to arrive back to our 40 acre Amazonian plot of land. So much progress has been made. Since our main base for the Natural Medicine Hospital and Permaculture Education Center has been build, the future potential of unlimited benefit for both the local and international community is more brilliant than ever. […]


Welcome

posted by Ariella Jew on March 8th, 2010

Welcome to Planet People Passion. I am so awe inspired to unveil this project to the world. This is the manifestation of 15 years of dreams and visions on my part and many more from the other amazing people involved (all of who you will be hearing from on this blog down the road). The […]