Initiated men continue to ask how they can participate in and support the initiation process. By design, the Men’s Rites of Passage (MROP) is run by a small team of 8-10 men. By piloting this new program, we hope to provide an opportunity for men to return to the Men’s Rites of Passage to both do some personal work and support the men who are being initiated.
The Initiator Program will run parallel to the actual August 8 – 12, 2018 MROP at Pilgrim Park. This program has it’s own separate Weaver, who will lead the men in some teachings and sharings, esp. on Way of Council. It gives initiated men the opportunity to hold the container for the entire MROP process. Following the tradition of the elders taking the young men 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 the MROP rituals and teachings. You will also be led through a series of reflections, 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! Those who join the Initiator Program are asked to be bring their own bedding, towels etc. as we are using the cabins at Pilgrim Park.