People often want to know what we believe, but our purpose in designing the Peyote Way Church was not to create more dogma. Our purpose was to make the Holy Sacrament Peyote available to seekers in a safe environment. So when you ask what we believe, our answer may be a bit vague.
We encourage individuals to create their own rituals as they become acquainted with the great mystery and believe that the Holy Sacrament Peyote, when taken according to our sacramental procedure (Our 3-Day Spirit Walk) and combined with a holistic lifestyle (Peyote Way of Living), can lead an individual toward a more spiritual life.
What we believe is personal, and we are not interested in forcing our beliefs on anyone else. The mural on the Congregation House depicts symbols of five major religions: Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism and Hinduism. Peyote is available to the communicant regardless of his/her religious preference. We also believe that the government has no place inside your conscience.
We focus more on conduct and being present.
At the Peyote Way Church, we enthusiastically support personal revelation and encourage you to be faithful to the Light within. This, for you, may be a personal God, or perhaps your Light springs from a pantheistic experience of an ultimately benevolent cosmos. We don’t tell you what to believe! In Article of Faith #6, we implicitly caution against sheep-like obedience to another human, an organization, a set of rules, etc. Developing and practicing awareness of the living Holy Light within will yield the fruit of discernment and mindfulness necessary to follow a righteous path through life.