178.Ayahuasca: The Truth Behind This Grandmother Plant with Nick Polizzi


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Psychoactive herbs have been a part of human culture since it began. In the last century, we saw an explosion of interest in hallucinogenic experiences as Westerners begin to explore the herbal traditions of other cultures. That exploration has its possibilities and changes. Today, we’re talking with Nick Polizzi, author of books like The Sacred Science, documentary filmmaker and explorer of ancient medicines about our culture’s fascination in hallucinogenic herbal traditions.

Books We Mentioned

Herbs we mentioned:

  • Cocoa tree
  • San Pedro
  • Ayahuasca
  • Banasteriopsis
  • Tracruna
  • Brugmansia subolense (Toé)
  • Mopatcho tobacco

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Nick Polizzi

Nick Polizzi

Nick Polizzi is the founder of The Sacred Science, a website and blog dedicated to explorations of alternative healing modalities and indigenous healing traditions. His work stems from a calling to honor, preserve, and protect the ancient knowledge and rituals of the indigenous peoples of the world. He has spent his career directing and producing feature-length documentaries about holistic alternatives to conventional medicine; most recently, Nick directed The Tapping Solution and co-edited Simply Raw – Raw for 30 Days. He is the author of The Sacred Cookbook and The Sacred Science – An Ancient Healing Path for the Modern World.


The Sacred Science website

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