Paititi's Blog

Where Healers Heal and the Healed are Healers

posted by Cynthia Robinson on May 3rd, 2018

As our Intercultural Healing Exchange program nears, I am reminded how deeply inspiring, insightful and motivational this initiative has been in my own life. A Worthwhile Evolutionary Journey I remember a 99-year-old woman in the previous retreat who kept returning every day, bringing a huge bag of bread for everyone present even though the communal […]

Compassion – a cliché word or power to evolve humanity?

posted by Roman Hanis on May 11th, 2017

How often do you hear this word in your daily life? From advertisements about compassionate care for the elderly, to charity slogans, or references to those experiencing misfortune, compassion sometimes seems like a merely appropriate, mechanically uttered response to maintain a civilized appearance in society. I must admit that I myself use this word quite […]

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 […]

2014 – Ripples of Reflection, Vision & Profound Gratitude

posted by Cynthia Robinson on December 20th, 2014

As the new year is right around the corner we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the last year and vision into the future.   2014 has been a profoundly transformative year for many of us filled with immense blessings as well as challenges. Two years ago we got the strong message that […]

Initiating Permaculture Gardens at the Local Village School!

posted by Cynthia Robinson on November 20th, 2013

In the past few months, we have worked with the children from the pueblo neighboring our land, Cahuide. From teaching them about the relationship between their parents and themselves and the similarities to the Earth and themselves to planting seeds and showing them our facilities, we have definitely formed lasting relations with the kids and […]

An Amazon Trip

posted by Ariella Jew on October 31st, 2013

A few weeks ago, Ishacko offered to take me through the Amazon, to see where his family lives, in a pueblo named Buena Unión. I jumped at the opportunity, feeling that we would be able to see a lot of different plants, and that I would finally get to see the ‘river ocean’, the Amazon […]

The Sacred Science


posted by Mary on October 1st, 2013

For those of you who have not yet had an opportunity to see THE SACRED SCIENCE or have been wanting to share it with friends an family, now is your chance. We’re excited to announce a FREE Online Screening October 7-17, 2013 THE SACRED SCIENCE was filmed at the Paititi Institute in the Amazon Rainforest […]

First Day of School

posted by Ariella Jew on September 11th, 2013

As many of you have heard we are transitioning the focus of our current center outside of Iquitos Peru. In the last 4 years much love has been pored into this land, much healing has taken place and the gardens are really starting to bear fruit in many ways. It is our wish to bring […]

Seeking a Permaculture Manager and Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Ariella Jew on June 25th, 2013

We are seeking a capable, solutions oriented and passionate Permaculture manager and coordinator to oversee and grow our work study service program at the Paititi Institute in the Peruvian Amazon.

Roman Hanis at the Horizons Conference

posted by Ariella Jew on June 25th, 2013

Cofounder, Roman Hanis spoke at the Horizons Conference in October 2012. The lecture “Amazonian Grass Roots Research on Entheogen-based healing of Physical Pathologies” is available here, Enjoy! Horizons 2012: ROMAN HANIS – “Amazonian Grass Roots Research on Entheogen-based healing of Physical Pathologies” from Horizons on Vimeo.

Paititi hosts its first wedding!

posted by Faanito on December 26th, 2012

We got engaged in June of this year after being at Paititi for a collective duration of 5 months. Legend has it, that one fine Amazonian day, as two lovers bathing in the Mighty Sun’s Aura atop a sweet lil mountain of golden brown compost were flipping the day away (so as to prohibit the […]

Paititi Plant Profile #001: Noni (with bonus recipe of “The Upliftertjie”, favourite smoothie at Paititi)

posted by Faanito on December 17th, 2012

So I’ve decided to start writing regular articles on some of our resident plant friends here at Paititi. Being a daily consumer and diehard fan of this BLLLLLESSED fruit, I couldn’t help but start with my good friend Morinda citrifolia – the Noni fruit 🙂 The taste has most often been described as spicy blue […]


posted by Faanito on December 17th, 2012

So we recently made a batch of amazing hand sanitizer and general disinfectant for our community here at Paititi and thought it would be great to share it with other communities and like-minded individuals. In line with our ethos, everything is completely natural and biodegradable, and the best part is it really works, really well! […]

Shamanic permaculture course participant article.

posted by Faanito on December 12th, 2012

Below is a short piece written by Ralph Giunta who recently attended our shamanic permaculture course. Ralph enjoyed the course and his time with us so much that he stayed and volunteered for another 2 months after the retreat ended. In addition to being an all-round epic human being, Ralph is also an extremely talented […]

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 […]

new arrivals

posted by Ariella Jew on April 30th, 2012

Love is in the air at the Paititi Institute. We recently had 5 black kittens and 15 baby ducks.

Opening of the Natural Medicine Hospital

posted by Ariella Jew on August 4th, 2010

As we are preparing to offer a deeper healing and resolution to the world within and around us, we find bright family of like hearted people that through their own experience and transformation greatly support our perpetuating vision and cause.

Brilliant Unraveling Potential

posted by Roman Hanis on April 2nd, 2010

Mother Nature has always been the base and the origin of human culture around the planet. Our ancestors have received much wisdom and insight into life’s mysteries as well as healing and rejuvenation from living in nature’s abode.