ASM Foundation, History & True Purpose


The Association of Sacramental Ministries (ASM) was conceived and founded in September of 2017 as an Unincorporated Association filed with the Secretary of State of California. Thoughtful consideration was given to its name, the predominant concept being that ASM shall not solely rest on any singular Sacrament, but include all minority religions that honor a Sacramental plant, specifically those that fought in such a way that established laws; The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) and The Religious Land use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA).
Federal Law protects the Sacramental application of ALL Entheogenic Ministries, including the Ministries of Ayahuasca, Peyote, Psilocybin, Sacramental Wine, etc. The ASM, Inc name is chosen to fulfill that purpose, and holds that the inclusion of all Entheogenic Sacraments is in keeping with the open faith nature of the Association, and less incendiary to the uneducated. Our aim is unification of all; peace, healing and love. ASM President is Alanna Reeves, also Minister of a Nonprofit Religious Entity, Emerald Church of Open Faith.
ASM may never be profit motivated, but Heart and Spirit centered first and always. And, ever compliant with its original founding principles. It is with ASM that the original service to its membership and the public at large are offered, and always will be.
The Founding Principles are as follows: PREAMBLE of the ASSOCIATION OF SACRAMENTAL MINISTRIES:
ASM is a fellowship of men and women who share their spiritual experience, strength and hope, in community with fellow seekers and servants, that they may fulfill their common desire for spiritual union and help others to do the same. The central requirement for membership is a desire to consciously seek connection to a “Higher Power” and Spiritual existence. There are no obligatory “dues” or “fees” of for membership as such; we are self-supporting through our own contributions.
ASM is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes, nor does it judge or malign any churches that differ from its philosophy. Service to other seekers and contribution to communities is central to our lives. Our primary purpose is to seek the sunlight of the spirit and help others achieve the same. We are open to all.
THE THREE ELEMENTS OF HEALING: Behavior, Brainwave, and Belief. Alteration of the first begets the natural transformation of the second and third, Which takes us back to the first, it’s cyclical, spiraling upward to elevated, enlightened existence in spirit. We affirm these in our community by practicing the three elements of Harmony, Helpfulness and Healing in all our affairs.
Practitioners of holistic medicine treat conditions by treating the whole organism. Holistic treatment sees that the afflicted have physical, mental, spiritual and social needs. If either of these needs are neglected, then the afflicted is not likely to be fully healed. Our philosophy rests in addressing the systemic three components: mental, physical, and spiritual, as the one who is ill must be treated in the result of non systemic living, a mental compounding of habitual behavior, habitual perceptions, and an underlying spiritual malady. Unless these three aspects of the condition are treated, the individual will rarely be able to fully recover and heal.