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10 Medicinal Herbs That Might Live In Your Backyard

The other day, I was helping my mom garden some of the beds in the back of her house when we stumbled upon something that looked too amazing to be true. A gorgeous Reishi mushroom was growing on the stump of a hemlock tree underneath the fence between her and her neighbor’s yard! You know, Reishi, the ...

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The Shamanic Healing Diet

The Shamanic Healing Diet In the Amazon rainforest, there exists a shamanic healing diet that is often prescribed to people who are sick. It is believed by many native healers that the delicate compounds in each of the herbs that are being prescribed to a patient, including the Banisteriopsis caapi vine (one ...

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A Sunrise Prayer to Start Your Day

I came across the Taoist prayer below at just the right time a couple weeks back – on a morning that felt particularly challenging. As a global tribe, many of us struggle to maintain our sense of sanity in themidst of the chaos, suffering and unrest that is unfortunately part of the reality we meet in our ...

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Gotu Kola – The Brain Herb

Over the past year, the team and I have been filming a brand new documentary series about ancient healing herbs that has taken us on a green medicine roller coaster ride. The new series is going to be called Remedy: Ancient Medicines For Modern Illness and I can’t wait to share it with you in a few months, ...

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Can Walking Barefoot Heal Your Heart?

Why do so many humans equate relaxation and pleasure with walking barefoot along the beach as the waves roll in? How come my son River’s first instinct is to take his shoes off when he sees a field of green grass? Is it kooky human behavior that is simply hard-wired into our genetic makeup, or is there ...

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2 Remedies for a Chaotic Mind

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...

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Seeing The Invisible

A few months ago, we had the rare honor of sitting down with master herbalist Stephen Harrod Buhner to document his wisdom for our upcoming film series on herbalism. In the middle of the interview, Stephen dropped some unexpected wisdom (as brilliant thinkers often do!) about seeing what cannot be seen. He ...

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The Ayahuasca Chapter [Free Audio Recording]

10 years ago, I stepped into a ceremony that changed my life. Before entering this sacred ritual, I thought I knew something about this reality and who I was… I was wrong. How do you find yourself leaping off the edge, plummeting into a confrontation with ultimate truth? Thinking back on it, I had been ...

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3 Powerful Indigenous Herbs From North America

Growing up, I was fascinated by the hundreds of interesting plants that grew in the forests behind my childhood home in rural Connecticut. We would wander down old forgotten trails for hours, lost in the greenery and enchanted by the timelessness of the place. I would later come to realize that these old ...

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3 Ancient Medicines That Already Live In Your Home

Every week, we receive emails from folks who are eager to get ahold of the jungle medicines that were featured in the Sacred Science film. My first question to these passionate seekers is, “Have you explored the traditional herbal remedies that are available in your neck of the woods?” More often ...

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How To Detox Your Body With Oil Pulling

3500 years ago, a powerful detox practice was born in the heart of India. Vedic folk healers discovered that swishing a tablespoon of oil around in your mouth would not only eliminate bad breath and make the teeth stronger, but seemed to speed up the body’s recovery from a number of major illnesses and also...

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