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 executive producer of "Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness" and founder of The Sacred Science stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and healing technologies of the ancient world.

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

Wildcrafting Plant Medicine
 – The Sacred Way

We’re deep into spring and many of our medicinal weeds, herbs and edible wild foods are beginning to grow. Harvesting from the wild is truly a magical experience, and when done correctly, it can nourish the relationship of people and plants. Many of us herbalists have places we return to in the wild to harvest our plants. When we ethically wildcraft, not only do we ensure that there will be an abundance of medicine the following year to harvest, we also begin to develop a relationship with ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

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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