The Ohio Chapter of Illuman

We're a community of men transforming other men through a power greater than ourselves.

The Ohio Chapter of Illuman is a nonprofit organization for men who are simply interested in becoming better, more authentic men. We welcome all men to our work without regard for your ethnicity, class, education, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic that might make you feel excluded.  Our programs and offerings focus on providing men with an opportunity to do their ‘inner work’ in the company of other men. We use ritual, teaching and ways of communicating that allow men to create an environment where men can explore what matters to them most.  Contact Us

We foster an environment where:

  • Men can speak without being judged or shamed
  • Men can both speak about their emotions and be emotional
  • Men can forge real and authentic relationships with other men
  • Men can discuss real life challenges of the different roles we play – husband/partner, father, grandfather, provider, businessman, worker etc.
  • Men who participate in our work receive support as they journey through life and face some of life’s toughest challenges and transitions. Our programs are centered in ritual experiences rather than in conceptual teachings. Illuman creates opportunities for men that we know they can’t find on their own or anywhere else.
At Soularize 2016 Terry Symens-Bucher, President of the Illuman Board of Directors, introduced the following welcome message to the men of Illuman. The message is adapted from the "Diversity Welcome" at Training for Change and is also used by the intentional community Canticle Farm in Oakland, California.

Worldwide Illuman Chapters

Illuman has many chapters throughout the United States and Internationally. Below are some helpful links and information. For most current information please see Connect » Illuman.