Ep 56: Roman Hanis on Western vs. Ancient Healing, Inner-Resolutions and Connectedness

November 9, 2015

Roman Hanis has been working closely with indigenous Peruvian cultures in the Amazonian rainforest and Andean mountains since 2001. In 2002, Roman was fortunate to be cured of a terminal genetic illness, Crohn’s disease and since then he has devoted his life to learning the ancient healing ways of these cultures. He is a certified practitioner in Traditional Chinese Medicine and also a practitioner of the Eastern spiritual disciplines of Tibetan breathwork and meditation as well as Jungian Psychology. In 2004, Roman was pledged as a healer-curandero by the Whitoto tribe and has served the international community as a medicine man ever since. He has since helped numerous individuals overcome many health issues and pathologies on physical, mental and spiritual levels.


In This Episode:

  • Roman begins by answering the questions: Why don’t more people know about the amazing healing qualities of Amazonian plants? Is Western medicine slowly catching up? Will they ever catch up?
  • He gives some powerful examples of where he has seen this healing work-even on such impossible seeming cases such as HIV. Emphasizing the importance of having a deep will to live and to be cured within the process.
  • Outlines the deep connection between our inner pain, trauma, etc., and it surfacing externally.
    Every disease has an origin. And how we live our lives, how our personalities and actions are a part of that origin.
  • Unfortunately, currently in modern medicine, 99% of all diseases are considered to be idiopathic (of unknown origin) and is simply treating symptoms without searching for the source.
  • The solution? Not necessarily mystical like some may believe, but is connected to our feelings and emotions on an everyday level. Our “resolution of inner and outer conflicts”.
  • Aside from the obvious health benefits (healing of his Chron’s Disease), Roman outlines the drastic and continuous changes that learning about these ancient healing practices have changed his life. How answering the question: “Why do I have this disease and what is the purpose for experiencing this?”, was the tipping point in his healing process.
    “The resolution of the physical illness was just the beginning of a deeper healing”.
  • Roman explains the interrelation of many disciplines and teachings (from Buddhism to the Pscychology of Carl Jung) and how they compliment each other in our strive towards happiness.
    “All related to this intuitive way of being that is inherent in all of us”.
  • He discusses the importance of nature in feeling connected to oneself, but at the same time, it is the willingness and determination to face oneself. The willingness to be vulnerable (which is so often unrecognized as a good quality in our society).
  • Having spent a lot of time living within the Western world, Roman shares his view on what he feels is the most self-destructing aspects of Western society:
    Our conditioning of trying to find the fault on the outside and our inability to take personal responsibility for even some of the major catastrophes of our world.
    “It is very easy for us to quickly blame without asking ourselves what our part in it may be. There has to be a relatedness of ‘how am I responsible for this?’.”
  • He emphasizes our severe sense of separation from each other and the coin of two sides: victim mentality (self-pity) versus sense of specialness (self-importance).
  • As well, he addresses the role of ignorance and a disconnect between realizing that we are all coming from that same conditioning, go through many of the same pains, and striving for the same thing (happiness).
  • What does a fulfilled life mean to Roman?
  • What is 1 thing all our listeners can do today that will have a massive positive effect on their lives?
  • Which books or resources have changed/had a big impact on your life?

Massive thank you to Alyssa Fowler for the awesome show notes!


Links Mentioned

‘The Sacred Science’ documentary, free online screening


Connect With Roman

The Paititi Institute


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