Imagine taking a group of patients Western medicine has failed to cure and putting them together in the hands of a group of shamans in the jungle, like Survivor meets the medicine man. That’s exactly what filmmaker Nick Polizzi did in his award winning film The Sacred Science. This wonderful film follows these patients reality-TV style, as they sleep in hammocks, drink herbal potions concocted by the shamans, eat healthy meals, love and support each other as a community, engage in rituals of healing, tap into their spirituality, and allow themselves to be doctored in the most holistic ways possible.
There’s no hype in this film. It has no agenda. It’s not trying to prove to you that the body has amazing self-repair capacities beyond what we truly understand in the Western medicine paradigm. They’re merely telling you a true story that will leave you in awe. It’s an invitation to consider viewing illness a different way.
If you or anyone you know is battling a “chronic” illness, you’ll definitely want to watch this film, which demonstrates everything I wrote about in Mind Over Medicine and taught in my public television special Heal Yourself: Mind Over Medicine – how the body is innately equipped to play a role in the healing process, how love and community may be more powerful than any drug, how the nurturing care of the healer may be more important than whatever treatment is prescribed, how positive belief in a course of action is essential to the healing process, and how miracles are possible in ways we once knew but seem to have forgotten.
The filmmaker also spent four hours filming my thoughts after I watched this film, so if you sign up FREE to watch the online screening of this film, you’ll also get an opportunity to see the movie he made interviewing me. Read More→