Hrigaia Project

The restoration of “the human being” and “Nature” to their Original State

The meaning of “Eukanthos”:
Eukanthos is a composite word that is made up from the word akanthos which means thorn in Ancient Greek, (the opposite (a) of anthos, flower), and eu that means good. So eukanthos means a good thorn such as the therapeutic bee sting. Metaphorically it means that when Truth is presented to those who avoid facing it, it may not be so pleasant initially but ultimately is beneficial!

The meaning of Hrigaia:
means the Union of all enlightened qualities with GAIA Earth, the ground of our transcendental expression.

What follows below is to get a general idea. Those who resonate with this and wish to be part of this project, either start it with their friends or even apply the know-how on their farms, come into contact with me (contact info at the end) and I will send you personally more information free of charge. However, the best way to learn is by joining me for some time. I can host you at the moment.


An Overview of the Hrigaia Project

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What is the project aiming for?

It aims to restore humans and nature to their original blueprint. This involves restoring humans first which in turn allows for the restoration of Nature, as the two are directly related.
As one’s original blueprint is progressively restored, an “original instinct” of harmonious resonance with the subtle invisible world of Nature arises. This is an intuitive “knowledge” that guides us in bringing out Nature’s full potential and effecting an unparalleled transformation on earth.

Creating an “Original Ecosystem”

When a core group of people completes this process, they can prepare their HOME in nature by creating an “original ecosystem”. Once everything is ready, doors will open for others to join this experience. Since this process is not an object of study, it is essential for participants to stay long-term to delve deep into the process. Living in such ideal conditions will renew their inspiration and empower their personal development.

Can you say something more about the “original instinct”?

The “original instinct” refers to a deep, intuitive understanding of how Nature works, which allows for a fine-tuning of actions that align with its subtle workings and processes. As this instinct develops, one begins to spontaneously “guess” the parameters that determine what will grow, when, and where, acting as Nature would. This includes:

Soil Improvement: Choosing the right additives, in the right amounts, at the right times to improve soil fertility.

Seed Sowing: Selecting the right seeds, in the right quantities, at the right times to increase biodiversity.

Thinning: Deciding which plants to thin out, where to move them, and how to space them to optimize growth.

Tree Placement: Identifying the best positions for each tree, considering factors like geopathic stress zones.

Watering: Intuitively determining the right amount of water for each plant, without over- or under-watering.

Even simple tasks like watering plants become more intuitive, as one develops the ability to “feel” the right amount of water needed. This instinct can also guide decisions like sowing seeds without clay pellets if a rain is expected to last several days, ensuring the seeds have a chance to grow without being eaten by insects and birds.

What is an “original ecosystem”?


An “original ecosystem” refers to a unique, self-sustaining ecosystem that existed in the distant past, such as in the ancient continent of Aigiis in the Aegean Sea. This ecosystem was characterized by hundreds of species of plants and trees, a combination of endemic and common edible fruits, harmoniously coexisting as a complete organism. It was a treasure of unparalleled beauty, with ever-increasing fertility and the ability to nourish and satisfy all vital needs, rendering agriculture obsolete.

Where is it located now?

Although many have attempted to do something similar with remarkable results, the human factor has always prevailed. In this method, however, Nature has the first word to say, so it has never been done before, as far as I know. It is a first-time venture. After 12 years of experimentation, I am confident that it will work.
Let Nature do the work means that in everything we do, we must imitate Nature which has been proven to thrive without human intervention for thousands of years. For example, wild trees do not require manure to grow. Similarly, we use only the bare minimum, equivalent to what trees receive from wild animal droppings.

Which method is similar to yours?

My approach is similar to vegan permaculture and an upgrade of Masanobu Fukuoka’s “natural farming” method. with the philosophy behind it being the same. While Fukuoka focuses on farming with common crops without “speeding up” the regeneration, I focus on a mixed wild and common plants ecosystem using natural techniques to accelerate the regeneration process. In “natural farming” there is no plowing, weeding, fertilizing (with chemicals), or pruning.

Can Nature regenerate by itself?

Nature can recover on its own, as seen in the aftermath of a forest fire when the forest or jungle is left to recover on its own. As the resistant types take over, this recovery is limited, and biodiversity will never increase. It is only when human intelligence merges with Nature’s processes that true regeneration occurs. By introducing new seeds of species that existed there in the distant past, the soil becomes incredibly fertile, biodiversity increases, and gradually even the micro-climate changes.

What are the steps to create it?

The first and most crucial step is to build fertile soil. As soil has been degraded by aggressive farming practices and by repeated plowing, we need to restore it quickly. This involves planting a specific mix of plants to create a root structure and add organic matter, as well as fertilizing with natural additives.
These include organic matter (mulch or compost) of plant origin, microorganisms (mycelia, endemic, etc.) that we multiply, trace elements like Ormus (monoatomic elements from the sea), rock dust, and sponge-like biochar, that microorganisms colonize and use for protection from extreme conditions. All these are added to compost or spread everywhere and/or mixed with water and sprayed.
Then, according to Masanobu Fukuoka’s principles of “natural farming”, we increase biodiversity by sowing a wide variety of seeds in clay pellets for protection. We first sow seeds of plants that improve the soil quality, and then seeds of 300 or more different species, common and wild, edible and non-edible, trees, climbing vines, shrubs, perennials, and annuals. Nature then decides which seeds will germinate, when, and where. This is how biodiversity increases. Initially, it takes a lot of effort, but after repeated sowings for a few years, it requires only minimal maintenance; such as occasional watering and applying some intelligent techniques such as cutting off dry branches and leaving them on the ground to decompose. This allows Nature to continue improving on its own. In this way the human-caused decline of the plant kingdom is reversed.

Are there any additional elements in the way that everything is set up?

The project incorporates additional elements, such as an aquatic ecosystem for irrigation, and a retractable-roof greenhouse to provide plants with the full spectrum of sunlight, and many others.

Do you have the means to bring this project to completion?


With 12 years of experiments and expertise in various fields, I have the means to bring this project to completion. This includes finding suitable land, establishing a group of people in the ecosystem area, and setting up an education facility. The project can be implemented in any country with willing people and available funds.

Can you elaborate on the harmonious interactions that occur in such an ecosystem?

There is so much that can be said about this topic… In short, the ideal scenario for plants is to have companions, like in a high biodiversity forest, where every kind of plant and tree from all of the different layers (tall and short trees, shrubs, and lower plants) contributes in its way to the overall health of the forest. Between the extensive root systems of all trees and plants, the mycelium fungi act as the “wires” of a communication network, facilitating the exchange of substances, communication, and mutual support between plants and trees. For example, thorny plants share their protective abilities with other species, enhancing their collective protection.
The other important interactions that are in balance in such an ecosystem are those that occur with animals and the five elements. Leaf-eating insects for instance in the spring eat the large watery leaves to stimulate the plants to grow smaller leaves with a lower water content that will be able to withstand the summer heat. We have to let them do their job. And an example with the elements: There is a direct correlation between vegetation and rainfall. Trees act like antennas that magnetize rain and when affected by drought, emit highly sticky, biogenic, volatile organic compounds that attract water vapor present in the atmosphere to form droplets and thus cause rain. This operation happens mostly from the large trees, the target of the loggers, and then without them, no wonder why there is so much drought.

Does the creation of the “original ecosystem” have anything to do with the philosophy and worldview of Masanobu Fukuoka (the father of “natural farming”)?

Yes, it does. To successfully create such an ecosystem, one must be open to learning, flexible, and free from fixed beliefs. A genuine desire for truth and self-awareness are essential for awakening one’s inner abilities and naturally caring for Nature. It is crucial to recognize and address any limiting factors or narrow visions that may hinder progress, as these can lead to fragmented action lacking wisdom. Ultimately, regenerating the original ecosystem is about returning to our original blueprint and living in harmony with Nature.

What are the benefits and advantages of this ecosystem?

The benefits and advantages of this natural ecosystem are numerous:

Reconnecting with Our Heritage
This original ecosystem represents our natural heritage. Immersed in it evokes a sense of belonging as if we are returning to our ancestral home. This connection inspires us to actively participate in restoring balance to nature, a process distinct from conventional farming. Our efforts are rewarded a hundredfold.

Nutritious and Abundant Harvest
Through the harmonious interactions of various species and as plants revert to their ancestral forms, this ecosystem yields a harvest of exceptional quality with high nutritional value. This abundance provides us with excellent health and fulfills our diverse needs.

 Income Generation Opportunities
Apart from enjoying a wide variety of foods, we can generate income by trading superior quality fresh or dehydrated fruits, superfoods, and herbs, and by supplying high-quality seeds to seed banks.

Quality seed production
Producing high-quality seeds is vital for human survival and food security, as it ensures genetic diversity in plants and preserves a variety of genetic traits, thereby preventing plants from being susceptible to disease, and ensuring better health for humans who consume them.

Climate Regulation
It creates a microclimate with pleasant temperatures, normalizes droughts and excess rainfall, and can even influence weather patterns on a large scale, showcasing its remarkable ability to adapt to diverse environmental conditions.

Resilience and Sustainability
It exhibits exceptional resilience to challenges, including adverse climate conditions, pests, plagues, and diseases, ensuring its long-term sustainability.

Reforestation and Biodiversity
This ecosystem proves invaluable in reforestation efforts after forest fires, reintroducing native trees that once thrived in those areas, thereby increasing biodiversity. This approach differs significantly from contemporary efforts to re-green the planet.

 Fire Resistance
The dense vegetation of non-flammable species makes it impossible for the ecosystem to catch fire, providing an added layer of safety.

Human Benefits
Its presence benefits those who live within it and indirectly benefits all of humanity. By fostering a harmonious relationship between humans and nature, we can enhance the quality of our lives. Adopting a peaceful diet that does not harm ourselves or other living beings and ensuring the survival of future generations are crucial aspects of this approach.

Global Impact
If humanity adopts this model on a large scale in different climate zones, it holds the possibility of halting the decline of nature and promoting a more sustainable future.

A Brief Bio

From a young age, I felt an insatiable desire to understand the deeper meaning of existence. This quest for truth led me to leave my country at 17 and spend the next 24 years traveling and living abroad. During this time, my sole focus was on seeking the profound truth in all aspects of life. To achieve this, I dedicated myself to extensive studies across various disciplines, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the human condition.
In parallel, I maintained a simple lifestyle that prioritized psycho-physical health and balance. I acquired practical experience in multiple fields, including being a handyman and vegan chef. My connection with nature led me to spend 12 years immersed in the subtle world of Nature, experimenting with natural farming in seven different farms in Greece and Costa Rica.
In this experimentation, I combined various practices and techniques, including Masanobu Fukuoka’s natural farming, vegan permaculture, innovative natural fertilizers, and expert gardening methods. Currently, I am conducting experiments on a one-acre plot in the Greek mountains to refine my understanding of small-scale natural farming. My long-term vision is to scale this approach through collective action.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to reach out to me:

Yannis Diamantopoulos
skype: rikzin5
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The Quest for Inner Wisdom

Inner wisdom arises when we cultivate “basic simplicity.” In today’s complex world, we are often far removed from this simplicity, leading us to seek elaborate solutions. We find ourselves surrounded by thousands of New Age modalities and paths, but most of these solutions do not provide lasting results. We cannot even trust the logical constructs of mainstream science, the medical system, or other external authorities, as they often alienate us from what is real. To reconnect with reality, we must follow simple, pithy instructions, like those in the following story.

The Story of the Yak Herder

In East Tibet, a yak herder had an earnest wish to know the nature of his “mind” As he was living in a very remote area, he had to walk for days to reach a Lama (teacher) to receive instructions. When he arrived, he asked the traditional question: “How is my “mind” (my “core essence”)?” The teacher perceiving his genuine simplicity, answered:  While sitting, meanwhile the yak is grazing, think that “Your mind is like the sky. Simply gaze at the sky and think that your mind is like the sky.” The herder followed this advice for several years, but when clouds appeared, he was unsure what to think. So he set again on the long journey to ask the Lama about that. Upon his inquiry, the Lama answered: “View everything that arises in the mind like clouds, which appear and dissolve back into the mind.” The herder then went back and did this for several more years. Finally he “understood”. Eager to thank the Lama for his enlightening instructions, he returned to him, but this time he was not walking but flying! When the Lama saw him arriving in this unusual way bowing at his feet, he realized that the herder’s realization was greater than his own and that he was the one who should bow down to him instead.

To be involved with the Hrigaia Project, one must possess some degree of basic simplicity, like the yak herder.

The Path to Inner Wisdom
The path to inner wisdom is a process of total realignment on all levels with our core essence.
The secret to success lies in the “freedom” of our innate state,
free from any influences that hinder our natural functioning.
When we operate naturally,
everything follows its natural course,
and nature returns to its original state.