Men's Rites of Passage (MROP)

November 3 - 7 , 2021

EverGreen Ranch • Oak Run, California • 25 Miles East of Redding

Registration

Online Application: Initiates, Staff Members, Initiator Program, and RIM - Returning Initiated Men

Thank you for your interest in the Men's Rites of Passage event hosted by Illuman NorCal at a secluded and rustic location Northeast of Redding, CA in the shadows of Mounts Lassen and Shasta.  Applications will be accepted until October 15, 2021, but we expect the weekend to fill up earlier rather than later.

The Rites of Passage are most appropriate for men who are spiritually searching, who have already done some kind of men’s work, and who are not in a major reaction against God, grace, or transformation. It is important to note that you must be in good health and have a basic ability to move around in nature.

We believe it’s best if you approach this experience as a lone seeker. Fathers and sons are normally not initiated together, nor is this a buddy experience. You may come with friends but expect to be assigned to a group where you will be anonymous and start from zero together with your group. (You will actually find this to be an advantage.)

While it is good if you approach this experience as a lone seeker, we also recommend that you have, or are seeking, a men's community that you are sent from and return to that has a core value for male spirituality.

YOU MAY NOT MAKE THIS INITIATION RITE MORE THAN ONCE.

Completing the MROP Application is the first step towards participating in a Men’s Rites of Passage. Take time to thoughtfully and mindfully answer the questions on our application. Our wisdom elders will review your submission and set up a brief phone or video conference interview. We will notify you by email if your application has been accepted or denied.

Please note that your application is not considered complete until a $50 deposit has been received. Your deposit is considered non-refundable after you have been accepted as an initiate. 

The base fee for the Men’s Rites of Passage with Illuman NorCal is $350. You are required to submit a nonrefundable deposit of $50 with this application. However, we are using a gift economy model. Beyond the deposit, if your application is accepted, you may choose an additional payment option that you can afford. We also welcome contributions from those who can afford more than the base fee. We trust that we will receive the resources we need for this program.

COVID-19 Policy

All applicants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in order to participate.  You will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to the event in accordance with Illuman policy. You may also be required to submit documentation of a negative COVID test administered within 72 hours of the beginning of the event. Additional guidelines and best practices may be added based on the most recent public health guidance as the event approaches.

*THIS IS AN EXTENSIVE APPLICATION – WHEN YOU ARE DONE YOU WILL BE DIRECTED TO PAYPAL TO MAKE YOUR INITIAL APPLICATION DEPOSIT SECURELY. NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT REQUIRED, JUST CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD. 

Everyone (Initiate, Staff Members, IP Participants, and RIM) attending the MROP must fill out this form and pay the $50 Deposit.