Illuman of Pennsylvania

Illuman of Pennsylvania is a is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization with Illuman, a New Mexico nonprofit public benefit corporation, effective as of December 10, 2013. The Pennsylvania chapter of Illuman provides a process for continued spiritual growth and transformation, developing elders to guide future generations and supporting interested people statewide.

We welcome all men to our work without regard for your ethnicity, class, education, sexual orientation, religion or any other characteristic that might make you feel excluded.

The Board of Directors

  • Scott Klaverkamp, Convener
  • Beau Reiley, Secretary
  • Anthony Nalasco, Treasurer
  • Zachary Maser
  • Jim O'Neill

History of Illuman

Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

In 2012 as Fr. Richard Rohr’s focus shifted to founding the Living School and recovering a Christian path to unitive consciousness, his male-specific work transitioned away from the CAC into Illuman, a global nonprofit organization committed to carrying on Fr. Richard’s work to recover traditional patterns of male initiation, affirm a path to masculine healing, reveal the true and false self, and honor the path of descent. Illuman seeks to form future generations of men who will restore these practices, serving to build a world that celebrates the beauty of all beings through the power of ritual, image, story, and council.

Illuman's Mission

  • We are men transforming men through a power greater than ourselves.
  • We are seeking a life changing spirituality.
  • Our primary concern is inner work that makes a difference in the world.
  • We are fed by the wisdom traditions of forgiveness and radical inclusivity.
  • Our work recovers traditional patterns of male initiation, affirms a masculine path to healing, reveals the true and false self and honors the path of descent.
  • We do this through the power of ritual, image, story and council.
Men's Rites of Passage 2019

Illuman's Five Touchstones

Illuman's Five Touchstones
  • Centering – We are men grounded in the power of the here and now.
  • Gathering – We are men who listen deeply to each others stories.
  • Connecting – We are men who choose another to walk with – shoulder to shoulder.
  • Releasing – We are men who let go of the ways that no longer serve us.
  • Serving – We are men who honor the earth and serve the whole human community.

None of our current social or church issues is going to change until the ordinary male matures spiritually.

— Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM