This October, Illuman will be exploring the ways in which men are “eldered.” This can be understood in two ways. First, men are supported to become their authentic selves by elders: men who have walked that path before them. To be eldered by another man is to be recognized, respected, and met at the soul level. How, where, and when does this happen? We hope you will join us in this work from October 26-29, 2017.
The leadership for Illuman gathers annually at the Triangle Y Ranch Camp in Oracle, Arizona. This meeting brings together men from the many chapters of Illuman. All chapters are encouraged to send one or more representatives. If you are interested in attending, please consult the convener of your local chapter.
Dates: April 19-23, 2017
Location: Triangle Y Ranch Camp - Oracle, AZ
What is the “Rites of Passage” for men?
The program is a five-day/four-night deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through simple and moving rituals and teaching. Each day includes group prayer, major teachings on central masculine spirituality themes, quiet time for reflection, and sharing in the context of a “home group.”
Dates: August 3 - August 7, 2016
Location: Pilgrim Park (Princeton, IL)
Host: Illinois Midwest Men as Learners and Elders
The Cincinnati/Dayton Small Group of Ohio Illuman will be meeting on Sunday, May 15, 2016. This month we will be discussing topics and information sourced in part from Jim Clark and a retreat he offered in October 2015 on Healing the Male Soul. Our conversation will focus primarily on male sexuality and healing.
Drumming will begin at 6:00 p.m. sharp, followed by a light supper and check-in. A round of council will follow our discussion. Please contact Dan by phone or email for details and to participate.
All men on a spiritual journey are welcome.
Dates: April 27 - May 1, 2016
Location: Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness (AZ)
Host: Arizona Male Spirituality
Arizona Male Spirituality is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping men progress on their spiritual Journey. As a licensed regional affiliate of the Illuman global organization, we host the bi-annual Men's Rites of Passage program in Arizona (open to men from around the world). We also sponsor various conferences that continue to explore specific issues of male spiritual development.
We will listen segments of an interview with the author Pat Conroy who wrote The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides. Pat Conroy died last month. Pat had a less than ideal relationship with his father, and that relationship will be the object of what we focus on in the interview and what we will comment on in our council of sharing.
Join us for this space away with other men on the spiritual journey. Retreat with us as our Elder and Weaver Gary Burbridge and the Abbott of the Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple lead us in exploring the ways Buddhism offers to enrich our understanding of male spirituality, silent meditation, the role of ritual in Buddhist practice and the many commonalities between Christianity and Buddhism. Small group sharing and time in nature will offer unique opportunities to reveal gifts and insights in ourselves and our group...
A consistently observable feature of Nature is that when we are in Her presence, particularly for an extended period of time, something awakens within us. Some vestige of our forgotten humanity is remembered and we are changed – in some cases radically...
This special weekend is coming up – and by August 25th we need to confirm the number of men attending – if you are attending, please register by August 24th - Registration
Our blessings and prayers go out to all the men beginning their transformative rites of passage in Germany this week. This journey is being hosted by M.A.L.E.s International.
When I was a child,
I talked like a child,
I thought like a child,
I reasoned like a child.
When I became a man,
I put the ways of childhood behind me.
(1. Cor. 13:11)
Our blessings and prayers go out to all the men beginning their transformative rites of passage at Camp Somerset in Queensland, Australia this week. This journey is being hosted by the Centre for Men and Families Australia.
This is not about religion but about spirituality, about age old traditions that guide us into manhood, about coming to trust that there is something much greater at work in our lives than we could ever imagine.
Our blessings and prayers go out to all the men beginning their transformative rites of passage at Camp Tamarack in Northern California this week. This journey is being led by Weaver Jim Taylor and is hosted by the Nor Cal M.A.L.E.s. All of these men will be in our thoughts as they embark on a deeper inward journey which will help lead them to the discovery of who they really are as beloved sons of God...