Media Archive

The Illuman Media Archive features select videos that highlight key aspects of Illuman’s work. For the complete collection of videos from past Illuman events, visit our YouTube Channel.

Illuman: Journey Together

This short video presents the vision of Fr. Richard Rohr, founder of Men as Learners and Elders. It also shares the perspectives and viewpoints of just a few of the many men and teachers involved in this work. We look forward to sharing this transformative spirituality with you as we continue our journey together.

The Illuman Welcome

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.

Way of Council

The Way of Council is Illuman’s primary practice, implemented at all levels of our work, from rites of passage to chapter meetings, from our homes to our wider communities. We respect this enough to equip men to do it well, but we acknowledge that council emerges apart from our efforts to control it. Circles have an archetypal life of their own. Council is the best teacher of council. In this video, Jim Taylor describes the Illuman Way of Council for attendees to Soularize 2016.


Drawing from a Deep Well

In November 2016, Illuman hosted Fr. Richard Rohr for the Drawing from a Deep Well Men’s Retreat in Bernalillo, NM. Fr. Richard led attendees on an up close and personal journey through his 35 years in the development of male spirituality retreats and programs that led to the creation of Illuman in 2012.  With his ever-present sense of humor and touching insight, he makes himself vulnerable by sharing stories and reflections on his own spiritual and personal journey. To access the videos from the retreat, please click the button below.


Soularize 2016: Firestoker- Show Up and Act!

Illuman hosted Soularize 2016: Firestoker—Show Up and Act! in Bernalillo, New Mexico. The event included panel presentations by Illuman men, describing the four gates they passed through on their spiritual journey to Service, the fifth Illuman Touchstone on the Journey of Illumination. The four gateways were: Grief and Loss, Addiction, Social Justice, and Care for the Next Generation. To access all the videos from Soularize 2016 click the button below.


Soularize 2015: Season’s of a Man’s Life

In 2015, Illuman hosted Soularize 2015: Season’s of a Man’s Life in Bernalillo, New Mexico.  The event included presentations by Illuman’s Weavers on four seasons of a man’s life: Sowing, Growing, Pruning, and Harvesting.  In addition, we were joined by Fr. Richard Rohr for a talk about male spirituality and men’s work, and hosted a panel of presentations with Illuman men involved in Social Justice issues.  To access the videos from Soularize 2015, click the button below.