Piero Ferrucci

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Piero Ferrucci is a psychotherapist and a philosopher. He graduated from the University of Torino in 1970. He was trained by Roberto Assagioli, the founder of psychosynthesis, and has written several books:

WHAT WE MAY BE: The Vision and Techniques of Psychosynthesis[1] (1982, ISBN 978-0-87477-192-3)[2] is a comprehensive description of this approach, with exercises and practical tips.

INEVITABLE GRACE (1990, ISBN 978-0-87477-550-1) is the result of a nine-year research in the lives of hundreds of creative and enlightened people of all times and cultures. It describes their peak experiences and highest moments, as well as how they achieved their breakthroughs.[3]

WHAT OUR CHILDREN TEACH US (1997, ISBN 978-88-04-43223-4) is about what we can learn from babies and children as parents, relatives or educators, and how we can grow by being around them.[4]

THE POWER OF KINDNESS (2007, ISBN 978-1-58542-588-4) is a view of kindness from the perspective of eighteen different qualities, such as gratitude, warmth, generosity, etc.[5] With a foreword by the Dalai Lama.[6]

BEAUTY AND THE SOUL (2010, ISBN 978-1-58542-833-5)[7] is about how the experience of beauty can change our life.

YOUR INNER WILL (2014, ISBN 978-0-399-17184-0) provides concrete, meaningful lessons in developing internal willpower during times of person crisis.

Ferrucci also co-authored The Child of Your Dreams (1992, ISBN 978-0-89281-365-0) with Laura Huxley,[8] and edited The Human Situation (1977, ISBN 978-0-06-012091-7), a book of lectures by Aldous Huxley.[9]

Piero Ferrucci has had a psychotherapy practice for the past thirty-five years and teaches in several European countries.

Ferrucci is the nephew of Aldous Huxley and Laura Huxley.[10] He has a wife and two sons, who live with him in Florence.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Ferrucci, Piero (23 July 2009). What We May be: Techniques for Psychological and Spiritual Growth Through Psychosynthesis. ISBN 978-1585427260.
  2. ^ "Notable". Los Angeles Times. May 23, 1982. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  3. ^ "Book corner". The Press-Courier. June 28, 1990. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  4. ^ Helferich, Christoph (2004). La vita buona. Armando Editore. p. 141. ISBN 978-88-8358-775-7.
  5. ^ "New Self-Help Reads". The Washington Post. October 15, 2006. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "A secret of health and power". The Fayetteville Observer. October 21, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "Discoveries". Los Angeles Times. October 25, 2009. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  8. ^ Weil, Andrew (2006). Eight weeks to optimum health: a proven program for taking full advantage of your body's natural healing power. Knopf. p. 229. ISBN 978-0-307-26492-3.
  9. ^ "Huxley's bridge building connects with today". The Christian Science Monitor. November 30, 1977. Retrieved February 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "Laura Archera Huxley, 1911-2007; Writer, lay therapist was devoted to husband's legacy". Los Angeles Times. December 15, 2007. Retrieved February 23, 2011.