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FALL 2023 Illuman of Texas
Journey of Illumination (JOI) Weekend

NOVEMBER 10-12, 2023

MESSIAH'S RANCH

BRYAN, TX

"Awakening Your Soul Story...
You're More Than What They Said You Are"

“The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation,” Thoreau wrote in 1854; 170 years later, millions of men, every day, still feel the same desperation: Is this the life I want to live?

We strive to be the man we were told to be, but what if that’s not who we were created to be? Many men feel heartsick, or lost, or angry - and they have a sense that life can be vastly more meaningful, if they knew how to find their true story and live it. This is especially true for men of color, gay men and others who have experienced how the dominant cultural story - what Father Rohr calls the “mass hypnotic trance” - pigeonholes and dehumanizes those on the margins. 

 

Our Retreat Master, Dr. Rick Diamond, has taught in colleges, prisons, seminaries, churches, and corporations for over 30 years, helping thousands of men awaken to the stories that guide them - and to the stories they want to live. He brings tools from his decades of research and experience in men’s work, mythology and world religion, spirituality, and social transformation. Rick’s style is engaging, challenging, and inspiring. We’ll laugh, dig deep, watch video clips, talk in large groups, share in small groups, and have time alone to meditate and reflect. 

If you would like to take part in our event, please fill in your details in the Registration Form below and complete the PayPal Payment.

Event registration must be completed on or before November 5, 2023. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be completed.

Click the link to the PayPal payment form at the conclusion of registration. Event cost: $200 includes lodging. 

We appreciate your prompt payment.

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In consideration for participating in an Illuman of Texas event, and in full recognition and appreciation of the dangers and risks inherent in such activities, I do hereby waive, release, and forever discharge Illuman, Illuman of Texas, their officers, agents and employees, as well as any associated persons from and against any and all claims, demands, action or causes of action for costs, fines, expenses or damages to personal property or personal injury, or death, which may result from my participating in these activities. I understand that all costs for emergency medical treatment, should it be necessary, including medical transportation via ground or air, are my sole responsibility.

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Clicking the SUBMIT button below will direct you to the payment page for the $200 registration fee. No one should avoid attending for financial reasons. Contact illumanoftexas@gmail.com for scholarship.

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