In a provocative new feature documentary, The Sacred Science, eight brave souls afflicted with illnesses (Parkinson’s disease, breast cancer, diabetes and more) leave everything behind in search of deeper answers to heal themselves in the heart of the Amazon jungle. Five will return with real results, two will return disappointed, and one won’t come back at all.
The filmmaker, Nick Polizzi, took eight people struggling with their health and some with life-threatening diseases into the heart of the Amazonian rainforest. While living in seclusion for one month these men and women take part in the powerful healing practices of Peru’s indigenous medicine men, working with centuries-old plant remedies, healing diets prescribed for their respective ailments and traditional spiritual disciplines including sacred healing ceremonies.
In their most desperate hour, these patients disconnect from technology and the comforts of home, and are forced to confront not only their physical ailments, but also their own spiritual and psychological barriers in the process.
The group is led by Roman Hanis, a shaman, who had left his native Russia in search of a cure for his Crohn’s disease. Now residing full-time in the jungles of Peru, Roman has spent the last ten years mastering the ways of the local healers, apprenticing and learning from them as they did from their own indigenous elders.
The Sacred Science exposes the formidable power of nature to heal us, as well as the profound need to protect the Amazon for the benefit of future generations. It provides remarkable journey into the unknown and gives hope for the future of us all. It is currently available on iTunes. For more information, you can visit the film’s web site at http://www.thesacredscience.com.