“Next to our physical world is a parallel spiritual world that could be accessible to you with practice and discipline.” Why Joe, our Gateways guide, seemed like the proprietor of an opium den in a film noir gradually became clear to us. “What we find in the spiritual world explains everything, but you need to see it for yourself. It’s indescribable and joyous.” The decor of the Gateways house was done in grays and blacks. Joe explained, “We don’t want your physical space to distract you.” “The spiritual world is accessible because a human being has both a body and a soul. Your soul is your gateway.” We asked Joe whether their spiritual journey involved drugs. “We don’t forbid it,” he said, “but it’s not the way we recommend.”