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AWAKEN 2023 Livestream
9/14/2023 - 9/17/2023
6:30 PM - 11:15 AM EST

Event Description
Thursday, September 14 - Sunday, September 17
Open to All Genders
Each year Illuman hosts a gathering of men from across the country for deep inner work and personal transformation. We understand that not everyone can travel to be with us, so, this year, we are offering an online Livestream option that will allow you to attend the main AWAKEN sessions and participate in your own virtual Council sessions via Zoom. Can't attend every session? Register for the Livestream option and you will also gain access to recordings of each session to watch at your leisure after the event concludes.

Through these sessions we will seek to reclaim our hidden wholeness and interconnectedness within our own selves, with Spirit, and one another. Our chief guides through this experience will be Lakota spiritual teacher Doug Good Feather and mystical poet Chelan Harkin. Click here for more details on each of them.

There will also be two special evening sessions. Friday night, Illuman Weaver Joel Blunk will be reflecting on coming to grips with his own mortality. Saturday evening will feature a special interview with Illuman founder Richard Rohr as part of our annual Fire Stoker Gathering, providing you updates about the vital work that Illuman does and ways that you can support it.

The Awaken Livestream also provides interactive opportunities. Throughout the weekend, you will be invited to join in virtual council with your fellow Livestream participants. As you are able, you are also welcome to participate in the Reflective Nature Wanderings along with our in-person attendees, whether in your own neighborhood, a nearby park, or other natural area near you.

We are all born with innate resources that become increasingly hidden and disavowed through the conditioning of our dominant Western culture. As suppression, wounding, and trauma lead us into the ‘spell of separateness’, we lose access to our hidden wholeness and the gifts we all carry. Yet our longing and quest for healing does not disappear. Through the AWAKEN experience, we will acknowledge and feel the grief of this long held separateness. Through the power of the elemental forces of nature (Earth, Water, Fire, Air/Wind) in shared rituals, we will awaken from this illusion of separation and reclaim our place as interconnected, beloved, and whole beings. This transformative process is essential for our own healing, the restoration of the entire interconnected Earth community, and the well-being of all of our descendants. As separate beings we are diminished, but through our inter-BEing, we reclaim our kinship in true community and become powerful healing agents of change.

Please note that, while the in-person AWAKEN event is a men's gathering, the AWAKEN Livestream, including the virtual councils, is open to persons of all genders.
(all times in the Eastern Time Zone)
6:45 – 9:00 PM                Opening Session 
9:00 - 10:00 AM              Session - Fire
10:00 - 11:00 AM            Reflective Nature Wandering (on your own)
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM      Virtual Councils
3:45 - 4:45 PM                Session - Wind
4:45 - 5:30 PM                Reflective Nature Wandering (on your own)
6:30 - 7:30 PM                Virtual Councils
7:30 - 8:30 PM                Journey into Mortality with Joel Blunk
9:00 - 10:00 AM              Session - Water
10:15 - 11:15 AM            Virtual Councils
3:30 - 4:30 PM                Session - Earth
4:30 - 5:30 PM                Virtual Councils
6:45 - 7:45 PM                Fire Stoker Gathering
9:00 - 10:00 AM              Closing Session
10:15 - 11:15 AM            Virtual Councils



You may register at any of the following price options:

Standard Price - $90
This is what we need to recoup the expense of providing this Livestream.

Pay-from-the-Heart Price - $50
We want everyone to be able to attend, so if the Standard Price is prohibitive to you, please feel free to register at this lower price instead.

Give-from-the-Heart Price - $130
If you have resources to spare and would like to support another attendee who needs to pay less, please consider registering at this price.

Scholarship - $10
We don't want finances to be a barrier to anyone, so if you can't afford any of the previous options, please feel free to select the scholarship option instead. We want you there!


The Zoom link to participate in the Awaken Livestream will be sent to in the confirmation email when you register. 

“There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity, a dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden wholeness. This mysterious Unity and Integrity is Wisdom, the Mother of all, Natura naturans. There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity, a silence that is a fount of action and joy. It rises up in wordless gentleness and flows out to me from the unseen roots of all created being, welcoming me tenderly, saluting me with indescribable humility. This is at once my own being, my own nature, and the Gift of my Creator’s Thought and Art within me, speaking as Hagia Sophia, speaking as my sister, Wisdom.”
~ Thomas Merton, excerpt from Hagia Sophia: The Expression of the Divine Feminine ~