giorgio-piacenza-at-chd-2013Gorgio Piacenza was born in Lima, Peru in 1961 and studied Primary and Secondary School at Markham College.

At the age of 10, he began to question the nature of reality and human motivation. At the age of 12, he began to participate in Western esoteric and Indian mystical groups, attempting to synthesize their knowledge while attempting to maintain a comparative, critical perspective.

After a UFO experience in 1975 in the coastal town of Chilca, Peru, he befriended alleged contactees and consistently researched the UFO phenomenon. In 1987 he earned a degree in Sociology from Georgetown University and, in 1990, two business certificates from John F. Kennedy University. In 1991 Giorgio opened an import-export business and continued researching the UFO phenomenon, offering occasional lectures, and TV or radio interviews.

Between 1999- 2000, he became one of the civilian founding advisors to OIFAA, the Peruvian Air Force’s Office of Investigations of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena. Through the years, Giorgio has kept abreast of a wide-range of interests regarding the overall nature of reality, such as the mind-body problem, shamanism, philosophy, cosmology and physics.

He has been a life-long student of integrative theoretical models including (since1981), of Ken Wilber’s. In 2009, Giorgio completed a Certificate in Integral Theory offered by John F. Kennedy University and now plans to write articles and essays and to pursue a Masters degree in Integral Theory and in Consciousness Studies.