In this episode, I talk to psychotherapist and philosopher Piero Ferrucci about his love of Fellini, our need for beauty, and the connections between neuroscience and the inner experience.
Piero is the nephew of Aldous Huxley and a student and collaborator of Italian psychiatrist Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis. He lives, writes and practices in Italy.
Photos: Piero Ferrucci
Show Opener: Salt-n-Pepa, Pharrell Williams (with Justin Timberlake), Melanie and Kanye West (feat. Rhymefest)
String Quartet No. 15 in D Minor, K. 421 (Haydn Quartet No. 2): III. Menuetto and Trio: Allegretto – Salzburg Mozarteum Quartet
La strada: La strada – Studio Orchestra + Studio Conductor
Show Closer: DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, Tricky, Dusty Springfield and Isaac Hayes
What We May Be: Techniques for Psychological and Spiritual Growth Through Psychosynthesis, by Piero Ferrucci
Inevitable Grace: Breakthroughs in the Lives of Great Men and Women: Guides to Your Self-Realization, by Piero Ferrucci
The Power of Kindness: The Unexpected Benefits of Leading a Compassionate Life, by Piero Ferrucci
Beauty and the Soul: The Extraordinary Power of Everyday Beauty to Heal Your Life, by Piero Ferrucci
Your Inner Will: Finding Personal Strength in Critical Times, by Piero Ferrucci
Complete Poems and Selected Letters of John Keats (Modern Library Classics)
The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)
La Strada, by Federico Fellini