About Nick Polizzi

Nick Polizzi has spent his career directing and producing feature length documentaries about natural alternatives to conventional medicine. Nick's current role as director of "The Sacred Science" stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and rituals of the indigenous peoples of the world.

A Tibetan Mystic Shares The Path Of Transformation

A few weeks ago, I sat down with Tibetan lama Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, and he shared an ancient method for transforming uncomfortable sensations and emotions into pure energy and deep wisdom. If you don’t feel occasional discomfort or pain in our body, I want to know your secret 🙂 For the other 99.99% of us, the information that this mystic from the Himalayas shared was a much-needed dose of ancestral medicine that anyone can apply to their life right now. (Scroll below to watch the full ... [Read more...]

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How Our Wounds Can Heal Us

I came across a quote a few days ago that stopped me in my tracks. “The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi The poet was probably speaking symbolically when he used the term “wound” above, referring to those places within us that have yet to be healed. But certain indigenous cultures take this concept much more literally and use these words of wisdom when treating their sick. For thousands of years, people in the Amazon jungle have regarded physical ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

5 Ways To Harness The Magic Of Spring

Here we are, in the beginning of yet another beautiful spring. Something is rumbling beneath the soil, a thing of beauty waiting to burst from its cocoon, a promise made long ago that is about to be kept. This is a ripe time of year to reshuffle the deck, shed skins of the past, and give yourself a fresh start. Here are 5 sacred life practices that have been used throughout the sands of time to usher in the spring and flourish in its green glory. 1) The Art Of Letting Go (of unneeded ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

Poetic Wisdom From A Sufi Mystic

I came across a poem yesterday that gave me a perfectly timed dose of insight. The wisdom it contained was something I’ve heard spoken before by a shaman, but using different words. The piece below from the 13th century poet Rumi carries within it an essence that is central to many spiritual traditions around the world. The teaching itself may seem simple, but the most powerful ones always do. The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression,... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

Spring Medicine For The Soul

We find ourselves in a powerful and transformative time of year – an interim period between two seasons. The spring equinox was a few weeks ago, but the ground of the northern hemisphere is still remembering the winter and just beginning to wake up to the promise of the warmer months. This transitory phase is celebrated by spiritual traditions the world over, a living symbol of rebirth and the circle of life. In honor of spring, I’d like to explore a concept that lives at the very heart... [Read more...]

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A Powerful Habit I Learned From A Shaman

A few years ago, a shaman in Honduras taught me an extremely useful technique that gives you clarity on your path and dissolves stress and anxiety. It’s had a pretty profound effect on my life and today I’d like to share it with you. Like much of the healing wisdom that comes from native cultures, this teaching began with an observation about nature. As we sat together, the curandero asked me how I felt about deer. Yes, our furry four-legged friends that frolic in the forest. He ... [Read more...]

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Nourishing Your Inner Garden

I came across the little saying below yesterday and felt called to share it. “Your mind is a garden, your thoughts are the seeds, the harvest can either be flowers or weeds.” Our thoughts often pass behind our eyelids without much investigation into their origin, as though these assemblages of information are out of our control – a simple reaction to something we just witnessed. But are they really so untamable? In Eastern religions, particularly Tibetan Buddhism, there is a ... [Read more...]

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Soul Medicine For These Unusual Times

We certainly live in unusual times, don’t we? When the news headlines are filled with fear and uncertainty, it’s easy to be thrown off keel and get into our heads. But the elders have taught for thousands of years that personal evolution doesn’t occur without a little ruckus, just like new seeds won’t sprout unless the soil is churned. There are many real challenges in the world, and as we try to wrap our heads around them, it’s important that we remember to do so with mindfulness... [Read more...]

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A Lesson In Letting Go

In the middle of winter, there is a temptation to numb our senses while we wait for the flowers and bumblebees to come back in the spring.  But each season holds an equal amount of wisdom that is just waiting to be unlocked by those who are truly awake. Our ancestors had no choice but to listen.  Their lives depended on it and their spirits thrived on the deep understandings that were inspired by the earth cycles around them. Native shamans, granny healers and wise elders weave their own ... [Read more...]

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Words Of Wisdom To Lighten Your Load

Have you ever read something that so closely matched a thought you were having just moments before that your jaw had no choice but to drop halfway open? I was meditating on the importance of patience and trust last night, and BAM – I stumbled across the passage below first thing this morning. “My wish is ever strong that you find enough patience within you and enough simplicity to have faith. May you gain more and more trust in what is challenging and confidence in the solitude you ... [Read more...]

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The Healing Magic Of Tree Mushrooms

If you’ve spent some time in the woods, you’ve probably seen a tree mushroom before. These ornate and often multi-colored organisms grow only on living or decomposing trees, and there is a large variety of them in the Earth’s forests. But did you know that many of these are superfoods? In today’s video, I am joined by special guest Tero Isokauppila, a Finnish wildcrafter who is on a mission to bring medicinal mushrooms to the world. He and I delve into 3 of the most powerful tree ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

A Simple Breathing Meditation For Peace & Connection

Today, I want to share an easy breathing meditation that you can do anywhere to reach deep states of inner peace and release any tension you are feeling. In the video below, Taoist abbot Pedram Shojai shows us an ancient Buddhist practice called Four Count Breathing. Pedram teaches that we humans are always just a few intentional breaths away from being connected with the source of all life – no matter what circumstances we face. This personal tool will show you how to get there. If you ... [Read more...]

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