Tagged: spirituality

Awe at Sunrise

Higher Powers

By life-j Let me start by saying that the only higher powers I believe in are judges and cops. They’re tangible. And further, let me add that anyone who wants to believe in a...

Stage II Recovery

Stage II Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction

I count my emotional sobriety from the time I became involved with Earnie’s message. Mary L, a member of AA By life-j Here’s the book we’ve all been waiting for. Or rather, it’s been...

Port Dover

Recovery Spirituality

By Ernest Kurtz (Adjunct Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan Medical School) and William L. White (Emeritus Senior Research Consultant, Chestnut Health Systems). Originally published on January 27, 2015. Abstract There...

Self Pity

Spirituality As I Understand It

Chapter 11: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Gabe S. I showed signs of what I think of as “spiritual malady” from as far back as I can remember. As a...

AA Agnostica V

Perils Facing Agnostic AA

By Vic L. My sense is that there are three dangers that we in agnostic AA face and that make us uncomfortable. So I will take a deep breath and jump in. Purity fears As...

Grapevine

From Believer to Non-Believer

At around 8 years sober, he redefined his Higher Power By Bob S., Louisville, Ky. Published online by the AA Grapevine in November 2014. Copyright ©  AA Grapevine My journey in AA began in 1985 and...

Waking Up

Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Reviewed by Paul T. In his “Conclusion” Sam Harris writes: Spirituality remains the great hole in secularism, humanism, rationalism, atheism, and all other defensive postures that reasonable men and women strike in the presence...

Spirituality

Experiencing Spirituality

Experiencing Spirituality: Finding Meaning Through Storytelling By Ernest Kurtz & Katherine Ketcham Reviewed by John M. For many readers at AA Agnostica, there is much in this newly released book that will offend your secular...

Back to Basics

A Fellowship of the Religious?

By Thomas B. Prologue Recently at an AA meeting I became aware of something which in my previous 40 plus years of continuous recovery, I had missed. On page 164 of the Big Book, AA...

Vera Tarman

The Biology of Spirituality

By Roger C. Doctor Vera Tarman, a specialist in addiction behaviour and treatment and the Medical Director at Renascent, a treatment facility for men and women suffering from alcoholism and addiction, recently shared her...

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

A History of Agnostic Groups in AA

Review by Chris G. When the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, was being written there was an irritating atheist in the mix: Jim Burwell. He was responsible for the phrase “God, as we understood Him”...

Father Pete Watters

One’s religion is an outside issue

By Thomas B. Like many folks at AA Agnostica and elsewhere, I’m most disappointed by the decision of the General Service Board and Conference to again not publish the proposed pamphlet, “AA — Spiritual,...

Girl Scouts

A Lesson for AA from our Betters

By Frank M. “You’ve got a higher power problem,” my old AA sponsor told me. It’s something he’d asserted on a number of occasions when the subject of God and the Steps and my...

River Thames and Tower Bridge at Dusk, London, England

My Last Binge

By Laurie A. My wife thought I would get up and walk out from my first meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous. The meeting started with a recitation of the 12 Steps suggested as a programme...