Founded on 26 May 1978, the Psychic Entertainers Association is an international organization of about 250 members with a serious and vested interest in the ethical performance of psychic entertainment.
Its membership is comprised of many of the world's top mentalists, bizarrists, hypnotists, readers, and allied artists, including full-time, part-time, and retired entertainers.
The PEA's organizational perspective is well summarized in the following remarks by Joe Curcillo (Association President, 2009–2012):
- We are not about growing our family; we are about growing as a family.
- We are not about being better than those not in our ranks; we are about supporting those who are in our ranks.
- We are not about being of one mind; we are about being of one heart.