What is the Initiator Program?
The Initiator Program is not a repetition of an MROP experience but is designed to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of initiation while inviting and sponsoring another man to attend the MROP. As an initiator, you can arrive as early as Monday April 20th to help the team with setup. Throughout the week, you will be asked to help with other tasks as well.
The Initiator Program will run parallel to the actual week of the April 22 - 26, 2020 MROP at Aravaipa Ranch, Arizona. It gives you, as an initiated man, the opportunity to hold the container for the entire MROP process. Following the tradition of the elders taking the young men to be initiated and holding the container, you will be joining us for the five days as we "keep the edges hot" in our role of supporting the MROP process. This will deepen your experience of what happened at your own MROP as we are present in each gathering in the Sacred Space for the 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 in Council. Most of all, you will stand, shoulder to shoulder, giving prayerful strength and support to the MROP team and the men being initiated.
If you are financially able to do so, please consider contributing for a man to participate in the MROP – this money will be used for scholarships for MROP applicants of limited means. We have had several men who have asked for financial assistance
Remember, we ask that you come with an attitude of faith and prayer. Masculine spirituality can only be discovered if it is a true spiritual search for “the Holy Mystery.” Come as a participant from beginning to end, and not as an observer.