The Spirit of Rotation


By Roger C. Dear readers – it’s time for a change. As of today, AA Agnostica will no longer be posting original articles every Sunday. It’s a change that is a transition. It is a positive change, for a number of reasons, as outlined below. Online and Alive First, AA Agnostica will remain … Continue reading

A Rose By Any Other Name

Rose II

By Adam N. Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol, in which Ebenezer Scrooge experiences a radical personality transformation, moved me to tears last year. Like most of the men I know, this is not a common occurrence. I don’t cry much. Nothing against it, it just doesn’t happen very often. When … Continue reading

Step 6

Step 6

This is a chapter from the pioneering book: The Alternative Twelve Steps: A Secular Guide to Recovery. It was written by two women, Martha Cleveland and Arlys G., and originally published in 1991. As valuable today as it was then, a second edition of this exceptional work has been published by AA Agnostica. _____ Be … Continue reading

My AA, Right or Wrong

My Country

By John L. Last November I led a workshop at the WAFT convention in Santa Monica, “Our AA, Right or Wrong”. This was a paraphrase of the saying: My country, right or wrong; if right to be kept right, and if wrong, to be set right. (Senator Carl Christian Schurz, … Continue reading

A 12 Step Agnostic

One Way

By Steve K. As a child I had the common experience of growing up in a home with an alcoholic parent. My stepfather was a daily drinker who was incapable of forming a loving relationship with me or my younger brother. He seemed to resent us instead and was emotionally abusive … Continue reading

AA Membership: Growth or Decline?


By Joe C. AA’s General Service Conference takes its own inventory, a process that has spanned several years. How well do we AAs meet our responsibility to reach out our hand, anytime, anywhere? Data helps answer these questions and begs the question, “What can we do to alter or improve?” … Continue reading

Ayahuasca and Addiction


“The question always remains: In what do we take refuge? Do we take refuge in small, self-satisfied actions, speech and mind? Or do we take refuge in warriorship, in taking a leap, in going beyond our usual safety zones?” (Pema Chodron, When Things Fall Apart) Thus today’s post… Over the … Continue reading