Hamsa is the Sanskrit name of the Wild Goose, a symbol of transcendence for its ability to overcome every limit and move in the three elements: earth, sky, water.

We also find the same animal in the culture of Native Americans inspiring mutual aid, the need of alternating leadership, the sense of community. This wealth of symbolic meanings of Hamsa suits the Integral Vision of the Academy and reflects the spirit of continuous research and exploration that animates a group when it is close-knit and shares a common goal.


The integral methodology that characterizes Vita 4.0 is inspired by the integral philosophy of the American philosopher and essayist Ken Wilber.

The Integral Theory he proposed is based on the idea that science and spirituality, psychology and biology are nothing more than perspectives through which we can look at reality; that is different, inextricable and connected perspectives of Art, Morality and Science.


The academy is a place of study, research, knowledge sharing and change in itself, in culture, in nature and society.

It was born as a constructive response to the historical moment of confusion, uncertainty and rapid changes in which we live. We embarked on this path persuaded that the present critical situation necessitates a new shared vision of the world capable of recognizing common values, respecting differences and preserving the environment.