I suppose I met Mana and Matt and Annie for the first time the following spring after they arrived. I was lucky enough to have been taken to the old Healing Waters/Indian Hot Springs while I was hitchhiking with my buddy Greg. We had found the place in a directory, but hadn't been able to find Eden, Arizona on any map; later, after Greg had moved on, I had an opportunity to visit the Church. I have to admit that I was out of my head and became unstable around that time, but it wasn't Peyote's fault: I was a breakdown awaiting a catalyst. I didn't "pass the acid test". I wonder if my membership application is still in the files.