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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 THREE essay   ... tradition.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
One dramatic experience after another clinched this determination until it became our universal tradition.


2.
View TRADITION FIVE essay   ... Tradition.   12&12 Tradition Five, p.150  
That is the central theme of this Tradition.


3.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... tradition.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
At that moment, we believe, the principle of corporate poverty was firmly and finally embedded in A.A. tradition.


4.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... tradition?   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.170  
The question was -- and sometimes still is -- are such activities to be branded as professionalism under A.A. tradition?


5.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.165  
They pointed out that the irresponsible had become responsible, and that by making financial independence part of its tradition, Alcoholics Anonymous had revived an ideal that its era had almost forgotten.


6.
View WE AGNOSTICS chapter   ... tradition, and all sorts of fixed ideas.   BB We Agnostics, p.51  
In the realm of the material, men's minds were fettered by superstition, tradition, and all sorts of fixed ideas.


7.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... tradition and the A.A. purse for final ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
The Conference Charter is not a legal document; it relies upon tradition and the A.A. purse for final effectiveness.


8.
View APPENDIX I, The A.A. Tradition   ... Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. ...   BB Appendix I, The A.A. Tradition, p.565  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


9.
View TRADITIONS LONG FORM   ... Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. ...   12&12 Tradition Nine (Long), p.191  
They are the custodians of our A.A. Tradition and the receivers of voluntary A.A. contributions by which we maintain our A.A. General Service Office at New York.


10.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... tradition carried this significant sentence: "Any two ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
So confident of this had we become that the original statement of A.A. tradition carried this significant sentence: "Any two or three alcoholics gathered together for sobriety may call themselves an A.A. group provided that as a group they have no other affiliation."


11.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Tradition Eleven was constructed.   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
This, in brief, is the process by which A.A.'s Tradition Eleven was constructed.


12.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Tradition Four an A.A. group had exercised ...   12&12 Tradition Four, p.149  
Thus it was that under Tradition Four an A.A. group had exercised its right to be wrong.


13.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Tradition had the labor pains this one ...   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.160  
Probably no A.A. Tradition had the labor pains this one did.


14.
View TRADITION ELEVEN essay   ... Tradition is a constant and practical reminder ...   12&12 Tradition Eleven, p.183  
This Tradition is a constant and practical reminder that personal ambition has no place in A.A.


15.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Tradition is packed with meaning.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.139  
This Tradition is packed with meaning.


16.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Tradition Nine at first sight seems to ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.175  
Though Tradition Nine at first sight seems to deal with a purely practical matter, in its actual operation it discloses a society without organization, animated only by the spirit of service -- a true fellowship.


17.
View TRADITION NINE essay   ... Tradition Nine was first written, it said ...   12&12 Tradition Nine, p.172  
When Tradition Nine was first written, it said that "Alcoholics Anonymous needs the least possible organization."


18.
View TRADITION EIGHT essay   ... Tradition of nonprofessionalism.   12&12 Tradition Eight, p.171  
This is the exciting welter of events which has finally cast up A.A.'s Tradition of nonprofessionalism.


19.
View TRADITION FOUR essay   ... Tradition One.   12&12 Tradition Four, p.146  
Comes now the same question raised in Tradition One.


20.
View FOREWORD   ... Tradition section of this volume portrays in ...   12&12 Foreword, p.18  
The Tradition section of this volume portrays in some detail the experience which finally produced the Twelve Traditions and so gave A.A. its present form, substance, and unity.


21.
View TRADITION SEVEN essay   ... Tradition Seven as it reads today.   12&12 Tradition Seven, p.162  
At last the pendulum stopped swinging and pointed straight at Tradition Seven as it reads today.


22.
View APPENDIX VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form)   ... tradition, taking care that it never becomes ...   BB Appendix VII, Twelve Concepts (Short Form), p.575  
XII. The Conference shall observe the spirit of A.A. tradition, taking care that it never becomes the seat of perilous wealth or power; that sufficient operating funds and reserve be its prudent financial principle; that it place none of its members in a position of unqualified authority over others; that it reach all important decisions by discussion, vote, and, whenever possible, by substantial unanimity; that its actions never be personally punitive nor an incitement to public controversy; that it never perform acts of government, and that, like the Society it serves, it will always remain democratic in thought and action.


23.
View TRADITION TEN essay   ... Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion ...   12&12 Tradition Ten, p.179  
Thus was laid the cornerstone for Tradition Ten: "Alcoholics Anonymous has no opinion on outside issues; hence the A.A. name ought never be drawn into public controversy."


24.
View TRADITION SIX essay   ... tradition that suggests I shouldn't take a ...   12&12 Tradition Six, p.158  
Straightway he appeared at New York's A.A. headquarters, asking, "Is there anything in our tradition that suggests I shouldn't take a job like this one?


25.
View PREFACE   ... Tradition, the "medical view" and "religious view" ...   BB Preface, p.xi  
The second printing of the first edition added the appendix "Spiritual Experience"; in the second edition, the appendices on A.A. Tradition, the "medical view" and "religious view" of A.A., the Lasker Award and information on how to contact A.A. were added, and the appendix on the Alcoholic Foundation was discontinued.


26.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Tradition Three.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.142  
A.A. had taken its first step in the formation of Tradition Three.


27.
View TRADITION THREE essay   ... Tradition Three, was simplicity itself.   12&12 Tradition Three, p.141  
The answer, now seen in Tradition Three, was simplicity itself.


28.
View TRADITION TWO essay   ... Tradition Two, and learn that the sole ...   12&12 Tradition Two, p.132  
These practical folk then read Tradition Two, and learn that the sole authority in A.A. is a loving God as He may express Himself in the group conscience.


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