The Peyote Way Church of God is a non-sectarian, multicultural, experiential, Peyotist organization located in southeastern Arizona, in the remote Aravaipa wilderness. It is not affiliated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, the Native American Church, or any other religious organizations, though we do accept people from all faiths. Church membership is open to all races. We encourage individuals to create their own rituals as they become acquainted with the great mystery. We believe that the Holy Sacrament Peyote, when taken according to our sacramental procedure and combined with a holistic lifestyle (see Word of Wisdom), can lead an individual toward a more spiritual life.
Peyote is currently listed as a controlled substance and its religious use is protected by Federal law only for Native American members of the Native American Church. Non-Indian Peyote use is protected in five states : AZ, NM, CO, NV, and OR. We do not have access to Peyote where it grows in South Texas and Mexico. As it is an endangered species, we believe an essential and inseparable part of our religious practice is the growing and stewardship of the Holy Sacrament Peyote.
The Church records 140 Associate members and 12 clergy. Vowed clergy members steward church grounds near Klondyke, meeting the church's financial obligations by producing and selling "Mana" black-rimmed earthenware pottery and paintings. The pottery is the work of Rabbi Matthew S. Kent, Rev. Anne L. Zapf and Rev. Immanuel Trujillo. Mana is the secular vehicle and financial arm of the Peyote Way Church of God.
by Immanuel Trujillo