We are now accepting applications for the TEXAS MEN’S RITES OF PASSAGE AT John Knox Ranch – Fischer, TX (Subject to Change).
Total Cost for the Texas MROP (meals, lodging, resources & event): $495
Weavers: Jim Taylor and Jim Clarke
There is a minimum $50 deposit due with the Application. You must also fill out a travel and medical form. These and the application form are below on this page.
Mail the $50.00 application fee to: Illuman of Texas (Make Check Payable to: Illuman of texas with “Texas MROP” in memo) 4751 Hamilton Wolfe, Suite 203, San Antonio, TX 78229-3458.
Note: If accepted, your fee becomes non-refundable and is applied toward the total cost of the MROP based on your Registration Date. If you are not accepted, your check will be destroyed and/or your money 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. Please contact us here for a scholarship application.
Acceptance to the MROP will be based on perceived readiness for initiation. In the Rites of Passage, images and ritual are used from a variety of religious traditions, however, our primary orientation is our Judeo-Christian heritage. We are open to all faith traditions and do not make one’s religious affiliation a primary concern. We do want to make it clear that this is not another Christian men’s retreat. If you are looking for a “Christian men’s retreat,” the MROP is probably not for you.
The Rites of Passage are most appropriate for those who are spiritually searching, who have done some kind of men’s work already, and who are not in a major reaction against God, grace, or transformation. It is important to note that you must have a basic mobility and health that will allow you to move around, hike, and fast.
It is 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 together from zero with your group. (You will actually find this to be an advantage.)
The Rite of Passage is designed as a one-time only event. You may not make this initiation rite more than once.
Please answer the questions below honestly and seriously. The application should not be done in a perfunctory manner. In some ways, it will begin the process for you as you move toward this life-changing experience. The on-line application for the Texas MROP is below. Just fill out the application and hit the submit button. You will be notified when we receive your application.
Our prayers and good energy join you as you seek to honor the deep things that stir within you. Peace, brother!