How to Join
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
Individuals interested in becoming a member must be twenty-one years of age or older.
To begin the application process, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and the name of the member sponsoring you.
You will be asked to sign the AEP Code of Ethics and Ritual Guidelines and Principles, and to submit your application fee.
Schedule an intake interview: this is a loosely structured conversation about your journey into entheogenic practice, your beliefs concerning this work, and the logistics of your practice. With your permission, a portion of this conversation will be recorded to serve as your personal narrative.
Submit your attestations: a written statement of belief, and a written personal narrative if your intake interview is not recorded. You will receive guidance in preparing these documents during the intake interview. AEP staff will collaborate with you to ensure your attestations are both authentic to your experience and effective in establishing the religious nature of your practice.
Your enrollment is complete when your attestations are approved by AEP staff.
The application fee is $500. This fee is refunded if the application is rejected for any reason.
The AEP does not wish money to be the reason that anyone cannot become a member. If you truly cannot afford the application fee, please state in your application email what you can pay, and your financial aid request will be automatically granted.
The pace of member enrollment is limited because the process is interactive. In order to support the organization financially, applicants paying the full fee will be given priority. Every effort will be made to enroll all applicants in a timely fashion.
At present, no membership dues have been set. However, dues may be imposed in the future with the approval of the membership.