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Spirit Walking

A remote Arizona church, whose founder communed with LSD guru Timothy Leary, offers followers peyote-induced psychedelic trips

Asked what kind of future is in store for Peyote Way, Kent—as with his lengthy explanation about Trujillo's life and the spiritual importance of peyote—has a rehearsed answer.

His greatest hope is that someday, he and Zapf can grow peyote legally and educate others about how to grow it.

"When we plant peyote, I'm not thinking of personal ingestion; I'm thinking about my grandkids," Kent says. "I think that's pretty healthy to think in big chunks of time—20, 40, 60 years. If we thought that way about our planning for society, then we might not be having so many of the problems we're having now."

Kent and Zapf outside Peyote Way
Andrew Pielage
Kent and Zapf outside Peyote Way
Peyote Way Church founder Immanuel Trujillo as a young man
Courtesy the Peyote Way Church of God
Peyote Way Church founder Immanuel Trujillo as a young man

That night, on the way to a hotel in Safford, "Peyote Way Church of God" flashes on an Arizona "Adopt a Highway" sign.

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