What Is the Initiator programmeme?
If you've ever wanted to return to an MROP after your own RITEs, here is your chance with the Initiator programme. This programme is not a repetition of your MROP initiation, but it is designed to give an initiated man the opportunity to deepen his understanding of his own initiation while supporting the initiation of other men.
About the programme
Initiated men continue to ask how they can participate in and support the initiation process. By design, the MROP is run by a small team of men. This helps keep the edges hot, but it unfortunately limits the number of elders that can participate. By offering this new programme, we hope to provide an opportunity for more initiated men to return to the MROP and engage in further personal soul work while forming a prayerful container of support for the men who are being initiated.
The Initiator programme runs parallel to the actual week of initiation rites. It follows the tradition of the elders taking the young men out into the wild to be initiated and holding the container. We are inviting you to join us for the full five days as we "keep the edges hot" in our role of supporting the entire MROP process. This will deepen your experience of what happened at your own MROP as we are present in each Sacred Space gathering for all 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 for the initiates. Through it all, we will stand shoulder to shoulder, giving our good energy 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!
This programme Is for You If:
• You have been through the MROP and are an initiated man.
• You desire to deepen your spiritual journey by revisiting the messages of your own initiation.
• You want to be an active Initiator, inviting and supporting other men into the JOI.
• You understand that you are not being initiated again.
• You understand that you are not a member of the MROP leadership team.
• You can be present and help hold the container for the entire MROP event.
• You understand that this is a separate programme from the Returning Initiated Men (RIM).
What Are You Waiting For?
One initiated man said after participating in the Initiator programme, that “in some ways, it was even more meaningful than my own MROP.” He explained that he was able to experience all the rituals and hear all the teachings again from a vantage point that he didn’t have at his own MROP.
Men are deeply grateful for this new opportunity to participate in the MROP as Initiators. We have witnessed the impact on our brothers that this second immersion into the MROP affords, the value of their presence to the initiates, and, finally, the strength and gravitas that they add to the MROP Team. It’s a deep opportunity. Take it!
There is still Time to Sign Up for the Initiator programme in Ireland 2023:
The next Initiator Programme in Ireland is from the 26th to 30th July 2023.