A terrible void has been left today in all the lives of those who were lucky enough to meet a charismatic man like Athos. Nobody can properly describe this strong, extremely sensitive man, since Athos didn't live only one life but many lives together.
He was an example of powerful will and generous selflessness in affirming the ideals that he always embodied, never betrayed and that were the engine of every project and action of his.
Luckily, among his many virtues he was also a powerful communicator and an effective writer.
Per fortuna, tra molte virtů, ha avuto il dono di saper comunicare con grande potenza e scrivere con rara efficacia.
The last years of his life were dedicated to a Project in order to create the place he dreamt of when he was a boy; a place where to find answers to small and big questions that we ask ourselves about the inner world of psyche and soul.
With his nonstop work he managed to conquer that world and to describe its characteristics in many works.
The best way to honor his memory and his work is to continue his Project.
Athos was a unique Instructor for his way of teaching; during his life he did it to the highest levels in his beloved parachuting, martial arts and Initiatory Science.
He has been a true pioneer, an explorer of every world that he entered in contact with; his great gift has been to draw paths that his followers could walk.
Athos was the archetype of the warrior. He kept great respect and pride during the many times he came face to face with death, which he overcame with his inimitable attitude. His life was full of pain, like this last year, but every time he fell he got up stronger and stronger.
Finally death has come back and his survival instinct has incredibly kept him alive once again. I am sure that he's gone in full consciousness; he had defeated the demon of fear a long time ago.
His life has been ruled by a code of honor belonging to a rare ancient inner discipline, in every action and assumption of responsibility even at the cost of great suffering. Indeed the words cowardice and desertion didn't exist in his vocabulary and he loathed them.
It might sound strange today, considering all the tributes of affection and participation in his honor, but for a long time he had felt lonely and unsuited to this world. That's how he explained it:
“The more you are in harmony with your spiritual world, the more you highlight the disharmonies with the outside world.”
A fraternal embrace, dear Athos. Perhaps now you have found a place where you can be happy. The sea, your great love, will welcome you again.