Author Archives: Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera

8/19 – Ancient Greek & Andean Ideas Can Be Integral and Useful to Sustain an Integral Economy Today

Issues / Feature Articles / August-November 2015

Giorgio Piacenza

Some ancient seminal ideas from previous Earth-respecting traditions – in spite of originating in largely pre-modern stage societies – are still essentially compatible TODAY with Integral Theory and with other integrative approaches. These are integral-level ideas embedded across time within the main cultural-social developmental stages. Apparently, many of these ideas did occur in agrarian economies like those of the Ancient Greeks and the Andean pre-Hispanic.

Economist Jorge Alberto Montoya Maquin, knowledgeable in Andean

09/17 – An Integral Catholic Leader: Father Anthony de Mello, SJ

Feature Articles / August-November 2013

Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera


Father Anthony de Mello SJ is considered one of the foremost mystical theologians of the late Twentieth Century. His simple and direct approach to life continues to untie all kinds of blockages preventing man’s acceptance of his spiritual nature, even decades after his unexpected death. De Mello’s radiated authenticity, love for all and his characteristic laughter tended to disarm any negative preconceived notions against his ideas. As far as my research goes, …

Emerging Integral Thinking South of the Border

Notes from the Field / October 2012

Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera

I’m a “bird” of several worlds. I was born in Perú and studied many years in the U.S. Now, I’m spending some time again in Perú and recently found that the outstanding and publicly involved French philosopher of complexity Edgar Morin recently came here twice and inspired some local intellectuals to create a sui generis socio-political-cultural movement. This was well received because something had already been gestating locally and regionally.

In Perú Edgar …

Inca Wisdom and Integral Theory

Learner Papers / October 2012

Giorgio Piacenza Cabrera

Part One: Inca Quadrants Similar to Those of Ken Wilber’s Integral Theory


The four dimensions that combine to form the quadrants in Integral Theory are the Individual, Plural, Interior and Exterior. These quadrants are similar to the main dimensions defining the Quechua-Andean quadrants. Like Integral Theory, these dimensions also complement each other vertically and horizontally. This is to be expected as external elements symmetrically placed above, below and on both sides naturally …