Registration for the Elders’ Rites of Passage (EROP)
Here you will find the details on getting signed up, including pricing, travel details, and more… Questions? Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask!
On Meeting Death
Tonight, Pluto, with the crescent moon as my witness,
I welcome you as my lover.
If you have come to break down my door,
See, I have opened it,
And wait here for you at its threshold.
If you have come to tear off my clothes,
I have flung them aside already,
And stand naked, shivering gladly.
If you have come to hurl me into the abyss,
Watch now, as I release all false supports, one by one,
And fall toward you in ecstasy.
Hear this, Pluto, lord of transformative fire:
What you have come to take from me, I offer you.
Applying for the Elders’ Rites of Passage (EROP)
To apply for the Elders’ Rites of Passage (EROP), we suggest first reading through this entire page
#1 Email: email@example.com and answer the following questions:
1. Name, Address, Phone Number, Age
2. Why do you want to attend the EROP? What are you hoping for?
3. What has been happening in your life that has prepared you for this next step?
4. Is there a community or other contexts in which you feel called to actively elder, and if so what are they?
5. What has been your past involvement (if any) in men’s work, Illuman & the MROP, or other similar communities?
6. Has anyone (or anything) been encouraging you to participate?
7. Anything else you want to say?
#2 Make a $200 deposit (refundable if you are not accepted for the EROP, or opt out during the interview). This applies towards your total tuition.
#3 Wait for an interview– you will be contacted in due course.
Finalizing your registration
#1 Complete your payment– We have three tiers of pricing, a pre-approved discounted price of $495 for those who need it ($295 on top of the deposit), a standard price $695, ($495 on top of the deposit), and a supporting registration for those who can afford it $850 ($650 on top of the deposit). Further scholarships are available, by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is of a high value to us, that to the greatest extent possible, money is NOT a barrier to participation. If money is the reason you might not come, PLEASE ask for further scholarship–we have it in our plans to extend this money!
The payment options below are the final monies to be paid on top of your initial deposit. The price includes all lodging, food, and program, and is higher than MROP’s in part because the cohort of new elders is constrained to 30 men.
Payments can be submitted by sending a check via postal mail to:
Illuman Of Washington
Attn: EROP Application
19110 – 17th Ave NW
Shoreline WA 98177
Or Pay Online by making a choice from the dropdown menu below and finish via PayPal. To enter a custom amount, use paypal and send the money to email@example.com.
(log in with your PayPal account -or- pay with debit or credit card
#2 Plan your travel…more details to come, but you may fly into and out of Portland or Seattle. Seattle is a 4 hour drive, Portland is a 3 hour drive…Some men are able to fly in on Wednesday morning and out on Sunday night…others may need to fly in Tuesday night. Arrival time at Ekone is 2 PM Wednesday and we are finished at 2:30 PM on Sunday. We will help with carpool organizing as able, but are NOT responsible for your arrival to the ranch.
#3 Submit medical and liability forms…more details to come.
#4 Complete preparation homework…these assignments will be emailed to you (some are optional, some are absolutely essential).