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Epilogue: Declaring Spiritual Independence

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Sponsor’s Note: Alcoholics Anonymous has developed formidable expertise at co-opting new ideas as just more of the same, a different version of what has already been done. I am also quite certain that there are those clinicians who will reduce everything in this work to just another data point that can be absorbed or rejected rather than understood on its own terms. It is not enough to Graduate from the Spiritual Kindergarten, one must declare it publicy, celebrate it, testify to the reality of absolute, uncondition freedom from recovery from alcoholism for yourself, and anyone willing to embrace the fickle relationship between Grace and Effort.

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DECLARING SPIRITUAL INDEPENDENCE

“So long as there is the slightest interest in sobriety, the most unmoral, the most anti-social, the most critical alcoholic may gather about him a few kindred spirits and announce to us that a new Alcoholics Anonymous group has been formed. Anti-God, anti-medicine, anti-our recovery program, even anti-each other—these rampant individuals are still an AA group if they think so!”                                                                                          Bill Wilson, 1946

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