Alessandro is a student of Cognitive Neuroscience and Multi-Religious Studies. From 2005 to 2011, he pursued a PhD in Integrative Neuroscience at Rutgers University researching expertise, sudden insight, and the default mode network. He attended both the New Seminary in New York and Starr King School for the Ministry in Berkeley where he received a certificate in multi-religious studies in 2020. He is also an initiate into Hermeticism, Druidry, Tantra, and a practitioner of Aikido and Taoist martial arts. His approach integrates the world’s religio-spiritual traditions with a postmodern rational-scientific approach through a phenomenological lens.