Entheogens (psychedelics) are powerful sacred medicines. Integration is a path to growth.

ERIE provides support to individuals navigating their entheogenic integration process. 


What is an Entheogen?

The word “entheos” (Greek for “god within”) was once used to describe a state of rapture and possession by a metaphysical force. By combining “entheos” with “gen”  (an “act of becoming”), Ruck et al. (1979) proposed the term “entheogen” to describe shamanic and ecstatic states induced by the ingestion of mind-expanding substances.

The Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education (ERIE) Mission:

1) Review and conduct research on the use of traditional plant medicines, and their modern analogs, for creativity, healing, personal growth, and spiritual exploration

2) Develop integration methods that combine new research with existing, tested practices to help people incorporate extraordinary experiences into their lives

3) Articulate a new education paradigm that honors and draws upon the vast Indigenous knowledge of plant and fungi kingdoms, then envision new applications of it within contemporary Western contexts

4) Create a forum for the responsible discussion of these topics

Upcoming Events:

Date TBD: Visual Entheogenic Expressions with the Republic of Light and others TBD (7:30-9) Doors open at 7pm. Namaste Hall @ CIIS (1453 Mission St) 

October 24: On Aurobindo, On Psychedelics: Nonduality, Strange Loops, and the Poetics of the Supramental with Richard Doyle and Gary Weber. (7:30-9:30pm) Doors open at 7pm. Namaste Hall @ CIIS

November 12: 4th Annual Fall Entheogenic Symposium 5-9pm. Namaste Hall @ CIIS

December 4: 4th Annual Entheo-Health and Wellness Forum 5-9pm. Namaste Hall @ CIIS

Featured ERIE educational series videos. For more Videos please see the erievision channel

      Founded in 2012 by graduate students at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco, ERIE (Entheogenic Research, Integration, and Education) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization servicing individuals interested in enthoegens and psychedelics. ERIE's educational mission includes conducting research on the potentials of entheogens (psychedelics); hosting peer integration circles for those seeking to comprehend and incorporate complex and challenging transpersonal experiences into their lives; and sponsoring public educational events about the potential of entheogenic medicines.