Emilio was born in Ravenna, a small town in Italy. There, the seeds of his search for personal freedom were sown at an early age. His first school teacher was Steiner trained with a deep respect for individuality. His father was a freedom oriented intellectual who fiercely supported Emilio’s personal growth. He cherishes the emotional and intellectual freedom of his early years. It provided a solid foundation for him in the next stages of his life.
In the prime of his youth, age 17, he came across a book by Osho. His spiritual journey began. He moved to India at age 22 to spend 10 years in the Osho Commune, Poona. He thrived in this challenging spiritual environment , studying, practicing intensely and participating in life altering processes. The pinnacle experience being the direct transmission received in the presence of his living master.
After Osho’s death he staffed and facilitated the Path of Love process for six years.
Moving on to Australia he received the teachings of Barry Long on ‘Tantra, Love and Relationships in Our Spiritual Life’. His study of Maurice Nicoll, Gurdjieff and the fourth way began around this time.
Soon after he met Faisal Muqaddam, founder of the Diamond Logos Teachings. After 20 years as a student and close friend of Faisal, Emilio is a senior teacher in this school. Many years of intense exposure to the work has added invaluable precision to his understanding of how ego psychology and spiritual systems can be integrated.
Since 2010 Emilio is based in Istanbul, Turkey. There he founded Diamond Logos Turkey. He teaches largely in Italy and Turkey and occasionally in other countries depending where his extensive world travel takes him.
His passion for teaching stems from a desire to integrate his understanding of ‘spiritual’ experiences into daily life. In his words… “I love teaching. It is essential for me to organize and present what I have learned from all my teachers. Teaching is a way for me to bring something seemingly elusive into daily life, to make it more embodied. Teaching is my practice. I like being with people in the context where they are open and sincere and motivated to find the truth about themselves. It is a privilege to be the messenger about the possibility of being free within life. Bringing this teaching to my students is important because i know that its powerful and that it can liberate them. It’s a gift to humanity. The more people know about this the more changes there can be.”
Emilio’s knowledge of ancient philosophy and modern psychology comes together in his fine and complex understanding of Essential Living. His sessions and workshops are based on this clear eyed view of life. His teachings support individuals in their quest for personal freedom. http://www.essenceofself.net