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Bill Wilson Rare Alcoholics Anonymous First Edition

Unsigned book: Alcoholics Anonymous. First edition, first printing. NY: Works Publishing Company, 1939. Hardcover, 6.25 x 9.25, 400 pages. Book condition: G+/None. Red cloth-covered boards with gilt titles; edges heavily worn, with tears in cloth and boards exposed in several places; spine sunned; rubbing and moderate soiling to exterior; front hinge split at title-page; couple other interior hinges cracked; textblock edges and endpapers yellowed; previous owner’s inscription to front pastedown. 33 more words

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"Hold your face up to the light."

I found it impossible to walk through the lobby of the Bank of America Building in Houston without stopping. The giant Gothic cathedral-style window is spectacular at any time of the day, I’ll bet, but my timing on this trip was perfect. 201 more words

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Excerpt from "Seances, Spirits, and 12 Steps"

In PASS IT ON, A.A.’s official biography of Bill Wilson, Lois Wilson recounts some of her husband’s experiences of 1941. Saturday was generally the scheduled day for these psychic adventures. 489 more words


There has to be more behind our weekly youth meetings than the paycheck, or just to be a “good person” or something like that. The motivation has to be stronger than “I want to help people.” Watch this short video by Bill Wilson who talks about his motivation to pick up kids on a bus each week for church, why he spends time with students… His motivation far exceeds the conflicts and problems he faces. 9 more words

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A.A. co-founder's LSD experiments and "God"

Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson’s involvement with LSD began in the 1950s. Wilson hoped ingestion of the chemical would help alcoholics. He wrote, “It is a generally acknowledged fact in spiritual development that ego reduction makes the influx of God’s grace possible. 294 more words