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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 TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... fields.  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
We see that we have no right or need to discourage A.A.'s who wish to work as individuals in these wider fields.


2.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... fields, but we accept the sober fact ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.166  
We do not decry professionalism in other fields, but we accept the sober fact that it does not work for us.


3.
View FOREWORD   ... fields of religion and medicine, though some ...  12&12 Foreword, p.16  
The basic principles of A.A., as they are known today, were borrowed mainly from the fields of religion and medicine, though some ideas upon which success finally depended were the result of noting the behavior and needs of the Fellowship itself.


4.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... fields our generation has witnessed complete liberation ...  BB We Agnostics, p.52  
But in most fields our generation has witnessed complete liberation of our thinking.


5.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... fields, we were taking the counsel of ...  12&12 Tradition Eight, p.167  
But when we had declared that our Fellowship couldn't hire service workers nor could any A.A. member carry our knowledge into other fields, we were taking the counsel of fear, fear which today has been largely dispelled in the light of experience.


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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