Podcast Show 178: The Truth Behind Ayahuasca with Nick Polizzi

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.

Be sure to visit the Practical Herbalist website for recipes and further information on the herbs discussed in this podcast. Real Herbalism Radio podcast show notes always include a list of links or go to www.thepracticalherbalist.com and use the handy search engine at the top of the page.

Cocoa tree

San Pedro




Brugmansia subolense (Toé)

Mopatcho tobacco


Tell us about your Ayahuasca Experience:

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The Sacred Cookbook by Nick Polizzi

The Sacred Science by Nick Polizzi

Click here to download a Free copy of Nick Polizzi’s The Sacred Science e-book

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.

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The Sacred Science website

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