Hi brothers –
This email is to invite you to Spirit Point, just south of North Bay, Ontario — for a special Men’s weekend!
Friday through Sunday, November 15-17th, 2019.
We call it “Winterize.” (It is a similar concept to “Soularize”)
The theme for 2019 is “Tending the Sacred Fire” – a symbol that draws on Indigenous tradition and a sense of Divine Indwelling – common to many traditions.
A quick intro to the event …
* This year – our 3rd – we’re able to open it up to more men who are seeking this type of experience.
Note that space is still limited; the cap is 44.
* It’s like a 2 Day Men’s Circle – to express and explore male spirituality – with brothers from across Ontario and Canada!
(one thread common for many of us is Richard Rohr’s work; or Illuman’s Men’s Rites of Passage.)
* Spirit Point, besides being a superb location, facility and centre for Indigenous teaching; is also equidistant from Toronto and Ottawa (both are a 4 hour drive)
We have a couple other intentions around this event:
a) Winterize is to be a place of connection .. especially new connections.
If you are new to this; feel not connected; or there’s nothing for men in your geographic area … and you want or need to connect – you are welcome.
b) There are very few, and hopefully, no barriers – for men to come.
Indigenous or not; and whatever one’s sexual orientation – faith tradition (or none) – or financial situation, we will help however we can – with finances and rides.
If you want to tend the Sacred Fire within you and in all of us … you are welcome;
c) The weekend is relaxed and recreational; but also intentional and full of purpose.
We opt for a alcohol / drug free environment – so we can ‘keep the edges hot.’
There is more information in the Invitation / Registration document that you can access from
I would recommend inquiring / registering as soon as possible … we do expect to reach capacity quickly. Feel free to let other Illuman friends know about this.
cell 613 315-0599