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.

The Art of Blessing Your Food

For millennia, we humans have had our most important conversations, forged our strongest, alliances, and made our biggest decisions at the same location. The dinner table. In every corner of the globe, family traditions have been passed down through recipes, ceremonial serving items (Grandma Pearl’s set of fine china or Uncle Hazzba’s after-dinner hookah), and stories shared over meals. The sacred before-meal prayer—offering thanks for the bounty and abundance that feeds and nourishes our... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

Wired For Tribe

I was walking beneath a huge willka tree in the jungle a few months ago when a shiver of realization ran down my spine. This tree relies on all of its branches, leaves, and roots to interface with the outside environment in a harmonious way in order to survive and thrive. There is no one part that is more important than the other, there is no separation among its many constituents. Every inch of this willka has an important role to play, and the health of the surrounding jungle depends on each ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

Forgotten Sixth Sense Technologies Of The Ancient World

Over the years, I’ve been blessed to interview many exceptional people and share their wisdom with our community. Recently, I had the rare opportunity to interview one of my longtime heroes, Graham Hancock, and I’m really excited to share a powerful clip from our talk with you today. In a former life, Graham was a foreign affairs journalist for The Economist, but for the last 25 years, he has been deeply investigating the mysteries of our human past. When I first read his bestselling ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

A Sanskrit Salutation To Start Your Week

There’s no better time than now to give your heart and mind a little extra nourishment. I want to share a Sanskrit poem by Kalidasa, an Indian playwright and poet who was active during the 4th and 5th Century AD. It inspires me to make the most of each day, and I hope it will do the same for you. Many folks silently starve themselves of the peace and contentedness that is waiting in every moment, convinced that it can only be experienced once a group of external pieces falls into ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

Depression As Medicine

If you live in the modern world, chances are you probably know someone who is depressed. It’s an epidemic of sorts that seems to have sky rocketed over the past few decades. To date, pharmaceutical companies have been controlling the entire conversation, convincing people that they are powerless and NEED their drugs to feel better. We’ve all seen the creepy commercials that show a sad and exhausted person popping a shiny pill and then walking happily out into a sunlit meadow – while a ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Wise Woman

What We’re Reading This Summer (Sacred Book List)

It’s mid-summer here in North America and there’s a little ritual called “summer reading” that came about back in the 1980s as a way to keep kids learning during the hot months, while school was out. It once applied only to youngsters, but has since been embraced by folks of all ages (including us here at the Sacred Science!). We’re all seekers, and opening up the right book can provide much needed insight on our spiritual journey and unlock the next level of ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

Fear And Medicine On The Incan Trail

A few days ago, I found myself in a pickup truck on a one lane dirt road hugging the side of a cliff about 16,000 feet up, in the middle of the Andes Mountains of Peru. We were on our way to a remote region where the majestic highlands plummet suddenly into the flat sea of Amazon jungle green. Nestled in one of the seemingly infinite valleys along this eastern slope is the new home of the Paititi Institute, our sister organization where the Sacred Science was filmed. We were going to be doing a... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

A Quechua Woodsman Uses Palo Santo To Heal 2 Ducklings

In the video below, a Quechua woodsman named Braulio shows us how to use the wood of the sacred Palo Santo tree to heal 2 sick newborn ducklings. This was an unexpected medicine moment for us and we were happy we had a camera ready when it happened! Make sure to turn on English subtitles (in the YouTube options) for the Spanish parts! I hope you resonate with the wisdom he conveys as much as we did! Stay curious, Nick Polizzi The Sacred Science [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

Sacred Breadcrumbs On The Spirit Path

When I was in my mid-twenties, my friend Mark and I used to go trekking deep into the Rocky Mountain wilderness for days at a time. We’d drive out into no man’s land and find entire ranges that were unmarked. There weren’t any beaten trails or signs to guide you safely over a mountain peak or across an alpine river. You were pretty much on your own. There were two things you could rely on up there: your trusty contour map (that was usually pretty accurate, but not always), and the ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

This Ojibwe Healing Ritual Will Move You

A few years ago, we were invited to attend a tribal meeting in Northern Wisconsin, called the Midwest Shamanic Gathering. When we were invited by the elders to film some of the ceremonial practices that were being shared at this special celebration, we jumped at the opportunity. Many people associate this Great Lakes state with cheese, but for us this region holds far more meaning than that. The forests of Wisconsin are home to some of the earliest known indigenous civilizations in North ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

A Native Prayer To Start Your Week

Welcome to another beautiful week on this lovely blue planet we call home. I came across a powerful Native American prayer recently that feels like the perfect way to start off a week. Sometimes, the first day after the weekend can feel heavy – this is a perfect time to call in some guidance and strength from above. I invite you to join me in the words below, if they resonate with you: Oh Great Spirit, Whose voice I hear in the winds, And whose breath gives life to all the world, Hear me!  I... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

A Simple Mantra to Start Your Day

Do you believe that words have power? I do. Whether they are spoken or thought, whispered or sung, the bursts of sound that we call our voice can communicate much more than we know. In the ancient wisdom traditions of India, the repetition of specific sounds is used to invoke peace, healing, and change. They are called mantras and combine the physical vibrations of words with intent concentration to positively affect our inner landscape. There are many short yet infinitely significant Sanskrit ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings
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