Illuman's Online Opportunities
Ready to take the next step on your spiritual journey toward a more whole and vibrant masculinity?
In addition to our numerous local Chapters, Illuman offers a variety of online opportunities for you to engage in the inner work of transformation together with other men, no matter where you live. Learn more about our Virtual Council Circles, Passion Circles, and Illuman Cohorts to find the program that’s right for you.
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Connect with others in a communal contemplative practice open to all men.
Gather around shared interests or experiences for mutual support and growth.
Go deeper into your own transformative inner work through these facilitated group intensives.
Illuman's Virtual Council Circles use Zoom to connect men from anywhere in the world.
The Way of Council is a core Illuman practice offering mutual connection and personal growth through the practice of listening and speaking from the heart within a circle of men. Our Virtual Council Circles use Zoom to connect men from anywhere in the world for communal time spent in quiet contemplation, sharing reflective readings or poetry, and deepening our connection with challenging, open-ended discussion prompts.
You are invited to any of our multiple weekly Virtual Council options. Whether you are experienced in the Way of Council or a complete newcomer, all are welcome. Follow the link below to learn more and find a Council that works for you.
Passion Circles allow men to gather online around shared aspects of their own personal spiritual journeys or mutual common interests.
Passion Circles are a type of virtual council focused on shared common interests or experiences.
There are two types of Passion Circles:
- Issue/Experience-oriented Passion Circles gather around shared personal issues to support one another through difficult life experiences. Who better to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with than other men who have known similar challenges?
- Interest-oriented Passion Circles gather for collaborative study around shared topics of interest. They provide an opportunity for deeper, shared learning, as well as preparing men for service in the world.
Passion Circles may be joined at any time by anyone. See below for the various Passion Circles currently offered and click on the images for more details on how to get involved.
MEN OF THE RAINBOW
ME AND WHITE SUPREMACY
THE ART AND SOUL OF STORYTELLING
TREKKING WITH THE AUTHORS
A RETURN TO LOVE
CLERGY & SPIRITUAL CAREGIVERS
ON BECOMING ELDERS
Pursue your passion. Join like-minded brothers today.
Passion Circles are self-organizing, self-managing and open to all men. If you would like to suggest a new Passion Circle or would like support in starting one yourself, fill out the form below.
Facilitated group intensives that help men take the next step on their inner journey of personal growth and transformation.
Illuman Cohorts are intensive programs for small groups of men to go deeper into their own inner work together as they continue along their personal path of spiritual growth and transformation – a process that we call the Journey of Illumination. If the Men’s Rites of Passage initiates a man into the Journey, cohorts are the next steps along that path, ensuring that the Rites don’t become merely a one-off event, but instead are integrated into his day-to-day life in a transformative way.
Cohorts are led by qualified facilitators and involve both online group work and conversation as well as solo practices that you can do at home or out in the more-than-human world. Some cohorts may also involve occasional in-person events. Cohorts typically meet for several months or up to one year, depending on the program. Most require an application to join, and while some are free, others may include a registration fee. Click the boxes below for details about each of our currently running cohorts.
HOWLING AT THE MOON
JOURNEY INTO THE DEEP MASCULINE
A FATHER FOR GENERATION ALPHA