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Since 2019, Chacruna has been  in the process of forming the Sacred Plant Alliance, a self-regulating organization and professional society of religious and spiritual practitioners dedicated to the advancement of the ceremonial use of psychedelic sacraments within the United States. This organization is currently incubated by Chacruna, however it operates with its own internal regulation. Its mission is to facilitate the collaboration of healers and spiritual communities across the United States in developing and upholding best standards of practice with these sacred medicines, and in advancing legal protections under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA). The organization consists of various North American churches that utilize sacramental plant medicines, such as ayahuasca and psilocybin mushrooms, in their religious ceremonies. Some of these churches are legally incorporated and others are in the process of attaining that recognition. Their teachings are drawn both from the spiritual lineages of traditional communities in Peru, Colombia and Brazil, and by local US expressions of religiosity. This alliance of churches also serves as a community of mutual support and dialogue between religious leaders, as well as space for accountability in the larger plant medicine community. We have paused new applications to the alliance while we clarify membership protocols. We will be accepting applications in the near future. 

For more information, write to Joe Welker at:

<[email protected]>

For more information on psychedelic plant medicines & legal issues, see:

US Legality Psychoactive-Using Churches under RFRA

Ayahuasca forms on medical history, informed consent and social intake

Ayahuasca Legal Library

Decriminalization Legal Library



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