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Essential Humanity, the Shared Human Heart, and Planetary Healing

posted by Cynthia Robinson on February 28th, 2023

Recently Roman Hanis sat with Gabe Crane and Rahul Deedwania from Woven Wings Live, a podcast focused on wisdom and tools for vibrant living, and talked about some of the core pilars that drive our work, essential humanity, the shared human heart and planetary healing. What is essential humanity? What do we all share in […]

Humanity on the Brink of World Peace

posted by Roman Hanis on March 7th, 2022

“It is my conviction that there is no way to peace – peace is the way.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh   Our world is undergoing a precarious threshold at this point of human history. The more we discover new technologies and study the fabric of the universe at large, the less we know about what […]

Life is a Ceremony Podcast Ep 19: Fatherhood as an Evolutionary Path

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 15th, 2021

In this episode Roman Hanis from the Paititi Institute and Simon Fyall from the Verity Foundation share meaning, humor and insights of Fatherhood as an evolutionary journey through their own life experiences. Topics include: Looking at fatherhood through a lens of consciousness transformation Finding personal authenticity within family life Exposed ways of clinging to comfort […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 5: Relationship with the Self, the Inner Masculine and Feminine

posted by Cynthia Robinson on October 23rd, 2019

In this episode Roman Hanis shares about the journey of finding balance between the inner masculine and feminine – a path of unraveling our essential human qualities. Noticing our dis-balances is the journey of cultivating awareness and becoming conscious human beings. Bringing awareness to the tendencies of conditioning and being at peace with what is […]

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 >>

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 […]

Reflections from our Recent Embodying True Nature Retreat

posted by The Paititi Team on August 31st, 2018

“How deep does the rabbit hole go?” is a rhetorical question with each Embodying True Nature retreat, pointing an infinite depth of ancestral wisdom peeling away the layers of conditioning and demonstrating the timeless and immeasurable nature of who each of us are. After recently finishing another of these retreats, we’re settling into the integration […]

Lorenz Sell from Interviews Roman

posted by Roman Hanis on July 18th, 2018

Lorenz Sell is the founder and CEO of, an online communication platform designed to facilitate intentional, meaningful conversation among smaller groups of people. Roman and Lorenz discuss creating a safe container for vulnerability and transformation, indigenous wisdom and the importance of confrontation in community. Listen to the podcast on the excellent blog, or read […]

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 […]

What Makes Life Worth Living for in This Time of Turmoil?

posted by Roman Hanis on November 23rd, 2017

Life… Life can be so contradictory and abound with paradoxes. I reflect on the staggering contrast in a world where corruption feeds on virtue while peace is violently fought for. What makes this life truly worth living for, and why would I wish for life to continue after I die? I asked these questions before […]

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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, […]

The Cue to Awaken From a Mindless Script

posted by Anthony Bossler on November 26th, 2016

“All the world is a stage We are but merely players With our many entrances and exits.” – William Shakespeare For so long in my life, I was trying to be something or not be something; also infamously from Hamlet’s “To be or not to be”. As far back as I can remember, me doing […]

Marriage is the Triumph of Ingenuity Over Intelligence

posted by Roman Hanis co-authored by Cynthia Robinson on October 15th, 2016

“Marriage is the triumph of ingenuity over intelligence.” This modified Oscar Wilde quote resonates with me because love is ingenious and unreasonable, yet somehow makes perfect sense. Since I can remember, I’ve wondered: Is it possible to be in love all the time? I recently married my beloved Cynthia Robinson, who is also my dearest […]