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.

A Sacred Tool For Your Back Pocket

Everyone loses their spiritual way from time to time. We strive to be kind and conscious beings in each moment, regardless of the challenging scenarios at play, but old patterns can sneak up on us when we least expect them. Without some inner practices to turn to in our time of need, we can feel overwhelmed and disoriented. Today, I’m going to share two core questions that will illuminate your truth in a flash, so you can overcome any mental, emotional, or energetic blocks that are not ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

An Ancient Maya Chocolate Recipe For Romance…

Tomorrow, many of us will be celebrating one of the premier Hallmark holidays of the western world – Valentines Day.  Aside from roses, the most popular gift that is given on February 14th is good old-fashioned chocolate. This smooth and creamy “seducer of taste buds” has become so commonplace that many have forgotten its true origins, but we must give credit where credit is due.  It was the ancient Maya who invented this mysterious, mouthwatering substance, long before any ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

A Jungle Healing Technique You Can Use Anywhere…

A common question that I am asked after screenings of The Sacred Science film is, “Do I have to take a trip to the Amazon to get this type of healing?”. My response to this, believe it or not, is that many of the techniques seen in the film can be applied in just about any town or city on the planet. With a little creativity, you don’t necessarily need to seek out a pricey jungle healing center or track down a traveling shaman in order to heal using these methods. Below is one... [Read more...]

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Rethinking The Past and Rewriting Our Present

Along our paths toward greater consciousness, there are subtle pitfalls that can stop us in our tracks. One of these is what I call “romanticizing our roots.”  And it all starts with a little story. Our minds crave them – stories, that is.   We have a human need to create our own tales that encapsulate the realities we come in contact with and give them personal meaning.  The eerie part is that we do it unknowingly.  Most of us start the scriptwriting with ourselves and ... [Read more...]

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The Power Of Purpose

As the new year begins, many of us are reflecting on our lives and taking note of what is working and what is not. If you’re like me, you know that you can do better and are digging down deep to find new ways of stacking the odds in your favor. But how can we hack the system? How can we overcome the patterns that might be holding us back from realizing our fullest potential? Sometimes it’s extremely valuable to start with a simple question. What is my purpose? Yes, most of us will spend... [Read more...]

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Medicine Woman Shares Her Remedy for Cancer and Other Ailments

The clip was shot in the remote village of Chazuta, about 4 hours east of the remote town of Tarapoto in the high jungle of Peru. We had heard that there was a powerful female shaman in this region but as is commonly the case, true shamans (or curanderos), don’t always want to be found. After spending hours speaking to the locals, we were finally pointed to a hut at the edge of town. Here we found Maribel, mother of three and the last of a long lineage of healers in this area. She took us... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Wise Woman

The Unsung Secret Of Thanksgiving

Whenever Thanksgiving comes around I flash back to second grade and those construction paper Pilgrim hats we used to cut and paste together. In those days, this pre-Christmas holiday meant nothing more to us than a four day weekend with a ton of food and, if we were lucky, some early snow to sled on. Every public school in America teaches some rendition of the Thanksgiving story, but as often happens over the course of history, the facts have become skewed and much of the essence has been lost.... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

Jesus did this, Buddha did this, Muhammad did this..

What do Jesus, Muhammad, and the Buddha all have in common?  They each turned to a particular ancient wellness practice during the most transformative and trying periods of their lives.   If you were raised Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, Rastafarian, or Mormon, you’re probably familiar with the concept of fasting. Is it just a coincidence that these heroic people, who lived thousands of miles (and hundreds of years) from each other, all turned to this specific protocol in ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

A New Reason To Care

Have you ever wondered what a shaman’s responsibilities are? We often think of them as healers of the sick, but it turns out this is only half of the picture. The word for this sacred profession actually comes from the Turkic dialect, originating in a remote region of Siberia thought by many to be the birthplace of shamanism. One of the earliest interpretations we have found for the term shaman is “one who heals the sick and honors the forest.” So in essence, their duty is to ... [Read more...]

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Which Inner Child To Embrace?

One of my shaman teachers from the Amazon, Roman Hanis, has a saying that goes like this,“The goal is to become more child-like, and less child-ish.”  As often happens with spiritual mentors, they say something that makes total sense in the moment, but the full lesson doesn’t reveal itself to you until days or weeks later. When I first heard the Child-like VS. Child-ish teaching, I immediately started to see the things I liked about myself as being more child-like and my bad ... [Read more...]

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Wisdom From The East…

Over the past decade of studying different ancient medicine traditions, I’ve been amazed at how many similarities exist between them. Whether we’re talking about Amazonian Shamanism, Ayurvedic medicine, or the ancient healing traditions of China, the principles that these schools of knowledge are built on share many commonalities – which is probably why many are beginning to incorporate a combination of these sacred wellness systems into their lives. As part of a future ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings

Wait, before you take that herb…

When I hear the word “herbalism”, images of candlelit apothecaries, exquisite antique bottles of tincture, and the age old mortar and pestle come to mind. Even today, this isn’t too far from the mark – a resurgence of the age-old practice is in full swing and the craft has not changed much. Nor should it. But along with this return to botanicals, there has been a corresponding re-birth of the snake oil salesman who slaps “miracle cure” language on their remedies. ... [Read more...]

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