The Elders’ Rites of Passage (EROP) is a five-day intensive retreat that serves those beginning or already on the eldering journey. Eldering like all of life, has its own seasons, beginning with the most socially active and energetic eldering years, through the release of roles and responsibilities, the lifting of the eye to a broader more distant horizon, and the dawning of the Holy Fool within. The EROP holds all these seasons of the Elder, tending to each in turn.
The EROP is not more advanced nor “better” than the MROP. To be an elder is not “better” than to be a man or woman of 30 in the middle of the first half of life. Where you are is the best stage to be working on for you, and all that the world is asking of you! The answer as to EROP or MROP lies in the details of your life, not your age. It is found in the conversation you’re having with life, not the conversation you think you should be having, or want to have some day. While the MROP itself is not a pre-requisite for the EROP, the material, the inner work done at the MROP is a sort of pre-requisite. For the many who have done that same work in other contexts, attending the MROP might be deeply meaningful, even life altering, but somehow not essential for them before they attend the EROP. So just what is that work?
Scholarships are available and we invite you to learn more on the EROP website here.
The Younger Men’s Rites of Passage in Australia is a life-changing experience for men 18 to 28. During the five days in nature, we explore the transition from adolescence to manhood. It is a physical, emotional and spiritual challenge. Learn more on the Centre for Men Australia website here.
Join Illuman for Soularize 2019 as we reflect upon what it means to be “Men Transforming Men” for a healthy masculinity. Let’s stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other men across the world as we consider what makes a man healthy and whole. What challenges do men face today? What are the obstacles we encounter in developing a deeply integrated and healthy masculine identity? Where can we get support? How do men’s rites of passage and initiation rites, today and historically, help create men capable of living their lives with purpose and meaning, doing their soul work and contributing to a world that deeply needs men to show up as generative learners and elders? We will be sharing wisdom, commitments, and practices that men have found powerful in living fulfilled lives as spiritually healthy men.
Learn more on the event website here!
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