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What A.A. co-founder's LSD adventures revealed about A.A., and about himself

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson’s involvement with LSD (Read) tells us two things. According to A.A. historian Ernest Kurtz, “Here, then, is one clear reason why Bill Wilson experimented with LSD: he was seeking still further ways of helping alcoholics who could not seem to attain sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous because, apparently, they could not ‘get the spiritual.’” [1] 1,236 more words

TODAY, I AM LIVING IN THE SOLUTION AND NOT THE PROBLEM. DO THE "WHAT IF'S" RULE YOUR LIFE?

AFFIRMATION FOR TODAY, DECEMBER 27/ A HIGHER THOUGHT FOR TODAY.

My serenity lies in my living in  the solution and not in the problem. 252 more words

12 Step

"We have less concern about self and gain interest in others." PROMISE #7 of Depressed Anonymous.

This is a Promise that I can vouch for. When I first became a member of the AA fellowship, a 12 Step Program of recovery… 369 more words

I'll Do It When I Feel Better

An atheist explains why Christians should not accept Alcoholics Anonymous

Some excerpts from Alcoholics Anonymous: The Perverting of Christianity, by Vincent Van Noir, who describes himself as an atheist:

“People in Alcoholics Anonymous routinely preach to newcomers and believe in what most churches would consider either heretical or just bad theology.” … 282 more words

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. 491 more words

Getting "out of self" through prayer and meditation?

When I first came into recovery I constantly heard the refrain about “getting out of self” – in fact steps 10-12 help one do so. Step 12, by helping others in recovery and step 11 which encourages prayer and mediation. 511 more words

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