Posts tagged 2018
Ohio Illuman Monthly Update - November 2018

Illuman just held the annual Soularize gathering in Bernalillo, New Mexico, October 18-21. We spent two and half days with Bill Plotkin of Animas Valley Institute and 10 of his guides, many of whom are also Illuman brothers. Nearly 300 men from around the world and several of us from Ohio gathered together to learn from Bill and Richard Rohr…

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Ohio Illuman Convener Monthly Update - July 2018

I've been a bit shaken up by the recent suicide of Anthony Bordain. From the outside it looked as if he was doing creative, meaningful work that he loved while enjoying great material success. Apparently much more was going on below the surface. He is now the latest in a string of prominent men who have taken their own lives…
We in Illuman believe we have an alternative to this dangerous form of toxic masculinity...

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Ohio Illuman Convener Monthly Update - May 2018

Last month was very busy for me. As mentioned in our April Newsletter, I attended the annual Illuman Leadership Retreat early in April. It was a great five days of getting to know my Illuman Brothers who are in positions of leadership. We spent a lot of time in Council while also doing our own spiritual and group work…

We in Illuman believe we have an alternative to this dangerous form of toxic masculinity...

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Ohio Illuman Convener Monthly Update - April 2018

The Ohio Illuman Board of Directors met in March to plot our course for 2018. I would like to welcome three new brothers to the board: Brian Mueller, Rich Horton, and Jonathon Farmerie. They will be joining vice president Bob Farmerie, treasurer Tom Simmonds, secretary Shawn Witmer, and me as your president...

We in Illuman believe we have an alternative to this dangerous form of toxic masculinity...

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Ohio Illuman Convener Monthly Update - March 2018

What do all the recent shooting incidents have in common? What is going on with men, and particularly young men, in our country? Why do so many men feel so isolated and angry that the only way for them to express themselves is through violence and killing?

We in Illuman believe we have an alternative to this dangerous form of toxic masculinity...

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