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July 2018

Backpacking in the Eastern Sierras

July 13, 2018 - July 15, 2018

July 13-15  A 3-Day Experiential intensive.  Backpacking in the Eastern Sierras is an experiential wilderness backpacking event sponsored by Illuman SoCal. This event is for any man interested in backpacking and personal growth through nature encounter, ritual, ceremony and self-reflection.  Hiking starts Friday morning returning Sunday afternoon. The trip will be experiential employing group council, dyads, and time for solitude. The weekend will promote safety, introspection, connection with God, and camaraderie with our brothers. The focus of will be on…

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July 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Carbon Canyon Regional Park, 4442 Carbon Canyon
Brea, CA 92823 United States
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JULY 21    The Orange County Region of Illuman SoCal hosts: "Men and Forgiveness", a Regional Gathering for all men. Jesus taught us how to pray to His Father saying: ....”forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” and....... “Father forgive them for they know not what they are doing.” Gandhi taught ...“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” Mark Twain said...”Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the…

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September 2018

Warrior: Showing Up and Choosing to be Present

September 15, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

SEPT 15    The Inland Empire region of Illuman SoCal will host a regional gathering on September 15.  The theme of the gathering is "Being Present".  Shame is something of the past.  Worry and fear are things of the future.  The way to healing and enlightenment is to be in the present.  Please join us for an experiential day of teaching, praying, wandering, ritual, council, and story telling.  All men are welcome.  Details are as follows.  Please see the flyer.…

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October 2018

SOULARIZE 2018: Soul Purpose…

October 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - October 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Hyatt Tamaya Resort Hotel, 1300 Tuyuna Trail
Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004 United States
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OCT 18-21 SOUL PURPOSE... Inhabiting Our Unique Psycho-Ecological Niche. This year the annual Illuman National Meeting will take place again in Albuquerque, NM, at the Hyatt Tamaya resort hotel.  Over 350 men from all Illuman chapters across the U.S. and other countries will gather for four days of teaching, council work, ritual, ceremony, workshops, storytelling and personal connecting.  The meeting this year is a special collaboration between Illuman and Animas Valley Institute founded by wilderness soul guide and depth psychologist,…

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December 2018


December 8, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Illuman SoCal en Español invita a los hermanos de habla español a acompañarnos el 8 de diciembre en Griffth Park en Los Ángeles para una mañana de hermandad y crecimiento en la vida espiritual masculina. Toda la información pertinente se encuentra en el volante. Rostro Feminino de la Divinidad Mapa de Griffith Park

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January 2019

Walk for Freedom 2019

January 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

JANUARY 12, 2019.   Since 2014, ILLUMAN SoCal has marched to our own powerful drumbeat to say NO to Human Trafficking and Modern Day Slavery. The annual LA FREEDOM WALK is sponsored by various faith based organizations including CASTLA, Southern California Partners for Global Justice, LAPD and LASD Regional Task Force for Human Trafficking, Women Religious (Sisters) and Cara Noble y Corazón Firme. These organizations bring together men and women, high school and college students, and families and individuals to make…

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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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