None of our current social or church issues is going to change until the ordinary male matures spiritually.
— Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM
Ohio Illuman Flame

Ohio Chapter of Illuman Mission

We transform men and, through them, families and generations to come.

  • We are men transforming men through a power greater than ourselves.
  • We are men seeking a life-changing spirituality.
  • Our primary concern is inner work that makes a difference in the world.
  • We are fed by the wisdom traditions of forgiveness and radical inclusivity.
  • Our work recovers traditional patterns of male initiation, affirms a masculine path to healing, reveals the true and false self and honors the path of descent.
  • We do this through the power of ritual, image, story and council.

Ohio Convener - Chuck Rihm

What is Illuman? The work and journey that we call Male Spirituality is ancient and follows a well-worn path. While every man must find his own way along this path, he is not alone. Perhaps you or someone you know would like to learn more about Illuman and what we the Journey of Illumination.