Initiation is a process by which an individual becomes a formal member of the Shrine. This process includes fasting, reading, study, and prayer. It is a process or self-improvement and self-reflection. Initiation provides clarity to the understanding and meaning of being a practitioner of Kemetic spirituality as represented by the Shrine of Ma'at. This membership entitles a person to be included in a membership directory, and to receive certain identifying items that designate them as members of the shrine including a pendant, certificate, and other initiation artifacts only giving to these members.