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From the books  ...  Alcoholics Anonymous (Big Book) and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions (12 & 12)


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1.
View THE DOCTOR'S OPINION   ... experiences.   BB The Doctor's Opinion, p.xxxi  
Perhaps I can best answer this by relating one of my experiences.


2.
View BILL'S STORY chapter   ... experiences.   BB Bill's Story, p.14  
The good doctor now sees many men who have such experiences.


3.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... experiences.   BB There Is A Solution, p.27  
Here and there, once in a while, alcoholics have had what are called vital spiritual experiences.


4.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... experiences.   BB There Is A Solution, p.29  
These are followed by forty-three personal experiences.


5.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... experiences.   BB We Agnostics, p.46  
Yes, we of agnostic temperament have had these thoughts and experiences.


6.
View A VISION FOR YOU chapter   ... experiences.   BB A Vision For You, p.157  
For an hour, the two friends told him about their drinking experiences.


7.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... experiences.   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.177  
I will not take space to relate all my hospital or sanitarium experiences.


8.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... experiences.   12&12 Tradition Two, p.134  
These are universal experiences.


9.
View FOREWORD   ... experiences and recoveries.   12&12 Foreword, p.17  
The remainder of the book was devoted to thirty stories or case histories in which the alcoholics described their drinking experiences and recoveries.


10.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... experiences are what the psychologist William James ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Most of our experiences are what the psychologist William James calls the "educational variety" because they develop slowly over a period of time.


11.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... experiences, at some time in life, a ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.117  
Nearly every sound human being experiences, at some time in life, a compelling desire to find a mate of the opposite sex with whom the fullest possible union can be made -- spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical.


12.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... experiences have shown him that one drink ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.22  
If hundreds of experiences have shown him that one drink means another debacle with all its attendant suffering and humiliation, why is it he takes that one drink?


13.
View DOCTOR BOB'S NIGHTMARE story   ... experiences known to man, but who had ...   BB Doctor Bob's Nightmare, p.180  
But this was a man who had experienced many years of frightful drinking, who had had most all the drunkard's experiences known to man, but who had been cured by the very means I had been trying to employ, that is to say the spiritual approach.


14.
View APPENDIX II, Spiritual Experience   ... experiences, must be in the nature of ...   BB Appendix II, Spiritual Experience, p.567  
Yet it is true that our first printing gave many readers the impression that these personality changes, or religious experiences, must be in the nature of sudden and spectacular upheavals.


15.
View THE FAMILY AFTERWARD chapter   ... experiences of another person unless we are ...   BB The Family Afterward, p.125  
Another principle we observe carefully is that we do not relate intimate experiences of another person unless we are sure he would approve.


16.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... experiences of which he had never even ...   12&12 Step Twelve, pp.109-110  
His own character may still be gravely defective, but he somehow knows that God has enabled him to make a mighty beginning, and he senses that he stands at the edge of new mysteries, joys, and experiences of which he had never even dreamed.


17.
View STEP ONE essay   ... experiences, often years before the onset of ...   12&12 Step One, p.23  
After a few such experiences, often years before the onset of extreme difficulties, he would return to us convinced.


18.
View TRADITION TWELVE essay   ... experiences taught us that anonymity is real ...   12&12 Tradition Twelve, p.187  
These experiences taught us that anonymity is real humility at work.


19.
View WORKING WITH OTHERS chapter   ... experiences to encourage him to speak of ...   BB Working With Others, p.91  
Tell him enough about your drinking habits, symptoms, and experiences to encourage him to speak of himself.


20.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... experiences, we could predict that the doubter ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.109  
From great numbers of such experiences, we could predict that the doubter who still claimed that he hadn't got the "spiritual angle," and who still considered his well-loved A.A. group the higher power, would presently love God and call Him by name.


21.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... experiences, we think we have arrived at ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.180  
Through many painful experiences, we think we have arrived at what that policy ought to be.


22.
View STEP FIVE essay   ... experiences we'd rather not remember, if we ...   12&12 Step Five, p.55  
If we have swept the searchlight of Step Four back and forth over our careers, and it has revealed in stark relief those experiences we'd rather not remember, if we have come to know how wrong thinking and action have hurt us and others, then the need to quit living by ourselves with those tormenting ghosts of yesterday gets more urgent than ever.


23.
View STEP TWELVE essay   ... experiences where we will seem to be ...   12&12 Step Twelve, p.110  
We may often pass through Twelfth Step experiences where we will seem to be temporarily off the beam.


24.
View THERE IS A SOLUTION chapter   ... experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude ...   BB There Is A Solution, p.25  
The great fact is just this, and nothing less: That we have had deep and effective spiritual experiences(*) which have revolutionized our whole attitude toward life, toward our fellows and toward God's universe.


25.
View FOREWORD TO FIRST EDITION   ... experiences will help everyone to better understand ...   BB Foreword to First Edition, p.xiii  
We think this account of our experiences will help everyone to better understand the alcoholic.


The 164 and More™ Book, eBook, and Web Site are all CONCORDANCES which display passages from the Big Book Alcoholics Anonymous, the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, and the A.A. Grapevine (A.A. Preamble only).  Sorting and rendering passages in the proprietary format of the 164 and More concordance does not in any way imply affiliation with or endorsement by either Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc., or the A.A. Grapevine, Inc.  Further A.A.W.S. Inc. and the A.A. Grapevine Inc. have no objection to the use of this material in the 164 and More concordance.

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