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.

The Circle Of Truth

A few weeks ago, my wife Michelle and I were at my mom’s having dinner when the conversation took an interesting turn. The back-and-forth had been fairly safe and ordinary, sharing what we were each up to, indulging in a little gossip, discussing plans for the summer, etc. Then, the upcoming birth of our second child came up. At the mention of this joyful topic, excited words of support streamed across the table, commingled with loving inquiries as to how Michelle was feeling. She answered ... [Read more...]

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3 Shamanic Ceremonial Herbs for Creating Sacred Space

The primordial healing traditions of the world vary in many ways, but one core belief they all share is that everything in and around us possesses an energy or spiritual charge. Feelings of negativity aren’t dismissed or coped with in these cultures; they are worked with and cleared, often through the ritualistic burning of herbs or plant resins. If you feel stuck, stressed, overwhelmed, blocked, low energy, or laden with inner conflict in your life, this ancient method of clearing the ... [Read more...]

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An Eye Gazing Exercise For Soul Vision

I have a little challenge for you today that involves a simple, but often cathartic ritual that has been practiced for thousands of years — eye gazing. Our eyes are highly complex organs, capable of distinguishing the most finite details of our surroundings and interpreting the slightest discrepancy in another’s countenance. And yet, we rarely make direct eye contact with one another for more than a flashing moment. It can feel awkward to lock eyes for too long during a normal ... [Read more...]

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Cherokee Wolf Wisdom

On a warm summer night a few years ago, an Ojibwe elder in the backwoods of Wisconsin shared a tale to illustrate an important choice we all have to make as we walk through this world. His words have stuck with me ever since and are particularly handy in times of intensity. Given that today is the summer solstice, I thought that now would be a good time to share this ancient wisdom with you. I hope this teaching serves you as well. Stay curious, Nick Polizzi Founder, The Sacred Science The Two ... [Read more...]

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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...]

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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...]

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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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