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 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...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

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...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

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...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

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...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

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...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

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...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

Staying Centered In A Wild World

The other day I did something I shouldn’t have. Before going to bed, my wife Michelle and I made the mistake of reading some mainstream news headlines, which – as you know – are fear-based with only small bits of levelheaded truth. Not a smart way to end my day! “If it bleeds, it leads!” This saying was true when it was first spoken a few decades ago, but is probably truer now than ever. The tricky thing about fear is that it can be contagious, like a wild fire. It ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Energy Medicine

5 Back Pain Remedies Everyone Should Know

As we’ve evolved as a species, a number of new physical ailments have arisen as an unintended result of our lifestyle upgrades. But there’s nothing new about back pain. This chronic problem will affect 85% of human beings in their lifetime and has been around since the beginning of our existence. How do we know? Because there are a number of effective remedies for it that date back to ancient times. Although, the cause of back pain in the old world probably had nothing to do with ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: The Sacred Blog

A Healing Soup To Warm Your Soul

Two days ago, I was having a tough afternoon. Without any thinking, I found myself walking into the kitchen, pulling out a bunch of vegetables and herbs, and filling a large metal pot with water. Sometimes the heart knows what the mind does not. Cooking is one of the most grounding and satisfying practices I know of. Might be because I grew up in a restaurant, but I have a feeling it’s something much deeper than that. When the world outside seems overwhelming, or you’re just feeling a ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Herbalism

What Being Naked In The Snow Taught Me

7 years ago, during a rite of passage in a snowy Connecticut forest, I learned firsthand the power of cold and hot temperatures to transform us. I had been invited to spend some time with a traveling shaman, who we’ll call Juan, and his inner circle of friends for the weekend. I knew that anything was possible, but I never would have predicted the lesson I was about to receive. On the second day of my visit, I was sitting on the stone hearth of a warm fireplace, connecting with some very ... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Shamanism

Helping the Healers Who Help Us

A while back, we shared a powerful drumming ritual from one of our spiritual brothers, Dan Hull.  Despite the loss of use of his legs years ago, Dan has continued to heal many others through his powerful ceremonies. His dedication to spreading love and the teachings of the Red Road is as strong as ever. Over the years, one thing that hasn’t been quite as strong is Dan’s hand-controlled van, which allowed him to remain independent and physically reach many people to assist them... [Read more...]

Filed Under: Prayers & Blessings
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