Gratitude for the wider circles, whose orbits we overlap…
Illuman of Washington is proud and deeply grateful to partner formally and informally with the following:
The Center for Action and Contemplation Richard Rohr hosted our community within the CAC for almost 20 years, before Illuman grew up and was set free to stand on its own feet. The CAC remains our single biggest supporter…we can never say thank you enough.
Journeymen shares a great deal with Illuman, except it focuses primarily on youth, offering rites of passage, council, wilderness wanderings, and other similar practices to help youth develop into healthy human beings. Nicky Wilkes, one of the founds went through the MROP in 2017. We are deeply grateful for their wisdom, passion, and partnership, especially in our own work with the next generation.
The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology has been a major partner for Illuman of Washington. This graduate school has given us free space for leadership retreats, co-sponsored a retreat with Belden Lane, and numerous men in our community have either attended and/or work at the school.
Ekone Ranch is the site for the Elders’ Rites of Passage®, and several men in our community are choosing to be buried in the White Eagle Wilderness Cemetery located on the ranch. Ekone hosts many similar programs for kids and adults, including rites of passages, vision fasts, kids camps and earth stewardship. We’re so fortunate to be able to hosted by Ekone!
Animas Valley Institute has trained many of us in our community, Bill and Richard have been friends for decades, and we continue to incorporate Plotkin’s work in a number of offerings.