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Men’s Rites of Passage

  • Frost Valley YMCA 2875 Denning Road Claryville, NY, 12725 United States (map)
Illuman Men's Rites of Passage

America is the land of plenty. For men there is a wide selection - money, sex, power, education, and many voices telling you that you need purpose, fulfillment, success, and happiness. BUT for most men, both young and old, the question of what it means to be a man is still perplexing and seems to have many different supposed answers. Most men have an innate longing for the support and guidance of other men in their journey towards masculinity, maturity, and a deeper experience with the divine. In ancient cultures initiation rites and vision quests were used to help boys make the journey into adulthood using.

Opening the door to this journey can start with the Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP). This retreat can help awaken men to the adventure and mystery of their own masculinity, their deep spirituality, their potential for leadership, and their life’s purpose.


Dates: May 23-27, 2018
Location: Frost Valley YMCA - Claryville, NY
Cost: $575

Frost Valley YMCA

Additional Information

Weaver: Joel Blunk
Ritual Elder: Tom Newton
Initiator Weaver: Jim Taylor (Initiator Program Cost - $575)
RIM Coordinator: TBA (RIM Reunion Cost - TBA)

Presented by

Man Matters Spirituality
Earlier Event: May 18
Annual Man Matters Retreat for Men