Stay close to anything that makes you glad you are alive! – Hafiz

Passion Circles are a subset of Illuman’s Virtual Councils, providing opportunities for men to gather online around shared aspects of their own personal spiritual journeys or mutual common interests. There are two types of Passion Circles: 

  • Issue-oriented Passion Circles gather around shared personal issues for inner work and to support one another during difficult times. Who better to walk shoulder-to-shoulder with than other men who have experienced 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.

See below for the various Passion Circles currently offered:

Passion Circles are self-organizing and self-managing. They are open both to non-Initiated men and to those who have completed their Rites of Passage. To join an existing Passion Circle, see the contact info above. If you would like support in starting a new Passion Circle Council, email

Pursue your passion. Join like-minded brothers today.

by Hafiz

The moon is most happy
When it is full.

And the sun always looks
Like a perfect minted gold coin.

That was just Polished
And placed in flight
By God’s playful Kiss.

And so many varieties of fruit
Hang plump and round

From branches that seem like a Sculptor’s hands.

I see the beautiful curve of a pregnant belly
Shaped by a soul within,

And the Earth itself,
And the planets and the Spheres-

I have gotten the hint:

There is something about circles
The beloved likes.

Within the Circle of a Perfect One

There is an Infinite Community
Of Light