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January 2019

From Wild Man to Wise Man – Virtual Council

January 20, 2019 - May 5, 2019

JAN 20 - APR 28.  ONGOING.   We invite any man interested in going through, or knowing more about, the Mens’ Rites of Passage to participate in this on going Virtual Council series.  If you are not at all sure about a Rite of Passage, but simply want to explore a deeper connection with your own innate spirituality as a man, you are also welcome to join us.  This is for men who have NOT previous done the Illuman Rites of Passage. …

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March 2019

Central Coast Regional Gathering

March 2, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

MAR 2.   THE WAY OF COUNCIL.    In this gathering we will examine the four established guidelines of the Way of the Council – the native tradition of group facilitation in which we gather in circle to be seen, heard, and deepened. The prompts for this gathering will in fact be centered in the very guidelines of the Way of Council itself – speaking from the heart, listening with the heart, speaking spontaneously, and speaking with brevity. This gathering will…

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The Man in the Mirror, Part II

March 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - March 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

MARCH 8-10, 2019.   There is so much more to your life than you’ve known.  You realize this now, because you have spent so much of yourself creating an identity – of who you thought you should or need to be – but which you've begun to realize is not truly you.   It is more than a realization.  You’re wanting to discover your True Self, which instead is searching for a deeper meaning that can be fully lived as your own…

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Annual Men’s Breakfast

March 23, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 am

MARCH 23 - Illuman SoCal announces its annual tradition of gathering for breakfast, on the Saturday morning of the Religious Education Congress, in Anaheim.  This tradition was started with Father Richard Rohr, who used to join us for breakfast when speaking at the Congress. This year, we are gathering again on March 23rd, and are inviting all Brothers to join.  Illuman Elder and Weaver Jim Clarke will offer a reflection on Male Initiation and the Spiritual Journey. Bring a friend, another…

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May 2019

Inland Empire Regional Gathering

May 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

MAY 4.  The next Illuman SoCal Regional Gathering is Saturday, May 4th, 2019, at St. Andrew’s Abbey, 31001 N. Valyermo Road, Valyermo,CA, 93563, from 8:30 am– 4:00 pm. Our Brothers from the Inland Empire Region are hosting this upcoming gathering on: THE KING ARCHETYPE: HEALTHY AUTONOMY and CLEAR BOUNDARIES.   “A King is not just a leader, he is not just a father, he is our contact with the holy and with the universal. The kingly part of a man connects heaven and earth,…

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Men’s Rites of Passage/Umbrales 2019 Southern California

May 29, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - June 2, 2019 @ 1:00 pm
Camp Teresita Pines Valyermo, CA United States + Google Map

Illuman SoCal Men's Rites Of Passage 2019      May 29 - June 2,  2019      Lions Camp at Teresita Pines, Valyermo, CA       $425.00 (includes all meals and lodging)  What is the MROP?   For MROP Application, Scholarships, Forms and Advanced Illuman Programs (IP, RIM), go to MROP on the top menu bar. For additional information email: John Lew, MROP coordinator (gjohnlew@gmail.com) or Stephen Caudana, convener (sjcaudana@cox.net)

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July 2019

Los Angeles Regional Gathering

July 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

JULY 27.   All Men - the LA region of Illuman SoCal will host a Regional Gathering on Saturday, July 27, 9 am - 1 pm.  The theme is: Men with Ladders:  Finding Fulfilment in the Male Journey.   Click on the Flyer for details.  All men are welcome. In the Christian Gospel, we hear of the young rich man who, from all accounts, was a righteous man. But when Jesus asked just one more thing of him, it changed everything! (Mark…

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October 2019

After MROP: The Man in the Mirror

October 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - October 19, 2019 @ 12:30 pm

OCT 17-19, 2019.    "Our relationship to all people and all things is predicated on our relationship to our self.  To not fully accept our self means that we will necessarily be unaccepting of others.  Not loving our self necessarily means we will be unable to love another.  Because most of our self resides in the unconscious, being in relationship with our self, others, and the world, requires us to become more conscious.  Hence the crucial journey of self awareness…

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December 2019

¡Ascendiendo Escaleras! Buscando la Cumbre del Espirítu y del Corazón

December 14, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mineral Wells Picnic Area, Griffith Park Los Angeles, CA 90027 + Google Map
ladder against wall

Illuman SoCal Reunión Regional On Saturday, Dec. 14th, eighteen men gathered at Griffith Park in Los Angeles for our third Illuman SoCal Regional Gathering in Spanish. With the story of the Rich Young Man from the gospels of Matthew and Mark, we entered into the question about what success looks like in our Illuman journey of illumination. The energy was high among the men, including with new participants who joined us. El sábado, 14 de diciembre, dieciocho hermanos se reunieron…

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January 2020

LA Freedom Walk

January 11, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Blessed Sacrament Church, Hollywood, 6657 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028 United States
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On Saturday, January 11th, several of our SoCal Illuman brothers join the crowd of families, youth, women religious, human trafficking survivors, LAPD officers, and many activists fighting to end human trafficking. It began at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hollywood, and the crowd moved through the parts of Hollywood Blvd. with chats, in English and Spanish, calling for an end to this crime. Present were: Matt Hardin, Shane McRae, Jim Cadiz, Mark Infusino, Jesse Flores, Giovanni Perez, Samuel Perez, Marcello Alvarez,…

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