Illuman – Alexandria, Louisiana

Place Category: Affiliated Organizations

  • Profile

    Illuman is a not for profit organization for men who are simply interested in becoming better, more authentic men. 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.

    Illuman understands Council as a communal contemplative practice. It affirms the importance of listening and speaking from the heart within a circle of men. It also recognizes the circle as being more than the sum of its parts.

    Council is Illuman’s primary practice, implemented at all levels of our work, from rites of passage to chapter meetings, from our homes to our wider communities. We equip men to do it well, but we acknowledge that council emerges apart from our control. Circles have an archetypal life of their own. Council is the best teacher of council.