Continue the Journey – Initiator Program
Texas MROP ~ John Knox Ranch in Fischer, Texas Sept 11-15 2019
If you’ve ever wanted to return to an MROP, here is your chance with the Initiator Program. This program is not a repetition of your MROP initiation, but is designed to give an initiated man the opportunity to deepen his understanding of initiation while supporting the initiation of other men. As an elder on these rites, you will engage the men seeking initiation and help them step into what awaits them.
About The Program:
Initiated men continue to ask how they can participate in and support the initiation process. By design, the Men’s Rites of Passage is run by a small team of 10-12 men. This helps keep the edges hot, but limits the number of elders that can participate. By offering this new program, we hope to provide an opportunity for more initiated men to return to the Men’s Rites of Passage to engage in further personal soul-work and form a prayerful support container for the men who are being initiated.
The Initiator Program will run parallel to the actual week of initiation rites. It gives initiated men the opportunity to hold the container for the entire MROP process. It follows the tradition of the elders taking the young men out into the wild to be initiated and holding the container. We are asking you to join us for the five days as we “keep the edges hot” in our role of supporting the MROP process. This will deepen your experience of what happened at your own MROP as we are present in each gathering in the Sacred Space for all rituals and teachings. You will also engage in Council, reflective silence, and time in nature as we form the Sacred Circle of Prayer and Presence. Most of all, we will stand shoulder to shoulder, giving our prayerful strength and support to the MROP team and the men being initiated. Come join us for a meaningful week of men transforming men through soul work!
This program is for you if:
- You have been through the MROP and are an initiated man
- You desire to deepen your spiritual journey by revisiting the messages of your own initiation
- You want to be an active “initiator” – a man who invites and supports other men to into the Journey of Illumination
- You understand that you are not being initiated again
- You understand that you are not a member of the MROP leadership team
- You can be present and be part of the container for the entire MROP event
We will contact you with more information about the Initiator Program after you fill out the application. This is a separate program from The Returning Initiated Men (RIM).
The total Cost is $495 and includes all meals and materials.
If you have the financial ability and would like to offer a full or a partial scholarship to be applied to a specific man you are sponsoring for initiation, or a scholarship to be applied generally to any man who has applied for a scholarship, please contact us to discuss how you would like to direct that scholarship.
Note: If accepted, your fee becomes non-refundable and is applied toward the total cost of the Initiator Program. If you are not accepted, your money will be refunded. For those requiring financial assistance in order to participate, we offer a limited number of scholarships covering up to 50% of the registration fee. Contact us here for more information about scholarships.
Begin by filling out the Application below. Please add any comments or questions in the space that asks you about your own initiation (where and when).
Use the form below to register for the upcoming Initiator Program.