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John Knox Ranch

1661 John Knox Rd, Fischer, TX 78623

(20 miles west of San Marcos)

Illuman of Texas
Men's Rites of Passage 2024

Note that for this Umbrales (MROP in Spanish) there will be concurrent English-language MROP.  There will be Initiator Program (IP) and Returning Initiated Men (RIM) programs offered only in English.

The Men's Rites of Passage is a five-day / four-night deeply prayerful and soulful experience that builds on the classic patterns of male initiation through simple and moving rituals and teaching. Each day includes centering prayer, major teachings on themes central to masculine spirituality, rituals, quiet reflection in nature, and sharing in council circles.

Please take your time to read through the information below and reflect on whether you're ready to take the next steps in applying to participate in the Men's Rites of Passage. We welcome all men to our work without regard for ethnicity, class, education, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic that might make you feel excluded.

We seek to form future generations of men who will restore these practices – serving to build a world that celebrates the beauty of all beings.

The Umbrales program is for men who are native Spanish Speakers. To learn more about Umbrales and take the next steps in applying, please click the button below.

The John Knox Ranch - 300 acres with creek frontage and capturing one of the most beautiful, heavily-wooded areas.

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