The Sacred Science: Abandoning Western Medicine in Search of Healing in the Amazon Rainforest
“What we did could be seen as extremely risky, careless, perhaps even criminal. At least, that’s what I was told for about 4 months before I transported eight very sick patients down to a remote region of the Amazon rainforest, thousands of miles away from the creature comforts of home, to live isolated in the green abyss for over a month.
Given the circumstances, many were surprised to hear that we received over 400 applications for this “healing journey,” as we called it. People worldwide, suffering from just about every illness you can think of, pleaded to be chosen as one of the eight subjects of our film The Sacred Science, even after we issued a variety of warnings about personal safety, unfathomable dangers such as spiders, jaguars, and my favorite: poisonous snakes (the kind that kill you in less than an hour). After this barrage of terrifying disclaimers (we basically stopped just short of telling them not to come) there was still a line around the block.”