- It was the "Sponsor's" responsibility to
call the Newcomer during the month of sponsorship.
- After completing the sessions, both the Newcomers and
"Sponsors" moved on to "sponsor" others through the Beginners'
After two years of research, Wally P.,
archivist, historian and author started conducting the Beginners' meetings as he
envisioned they were taught in the mid-1940's. This publication is the end result of his
research and teaching efforts.
Wally will take you through the Twelve Steps as they were taken
in the early A.A. Beginners' Meetings. You will learn how to develop a direct two-way
communication with the "God of your understanding", and how to follow the
"Guidance" you receive. You will have the opportunity to experience the life
changing spiritual awakening that occurred in the 1940's as the result of completing the
Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous in four one-hour sessions. In addition, you will
learn how to become a "life changer" by bringing the original Beginners'
Meetings to others.
The book Back to Basics - The Alcoholics Anonymous
Beginners' Meetings - "Here are the Steps we took..." in Four One-Hour Sessions,
has been dedicated to Dr. Bob, who endorsed these classes! His daughter, Sue
Smith-Windows, has whole heartedly agreed, that her father was an absolute believer in the
"Keep It Simple" principles detailed in this book.
Chapter 1 of Back to Basics is an accurate detailed account of
the history of the Four One-Hour Meetings.
Chapters 2 to 5 are the dialogue of two A.A. home group members
in the Fall of 1946, taking newcomers through the Twelve Steps.
- Chapter 2 -- Session 1, Overview and Step 1.
- Chapter 3 -- Session 2, Steps 2, 3, and 4;
- Chapter 4 -- Session 3, Steps 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9,
- Chapter 5 -- Session 4, Steps 10, 11, and 12.
Chapter 6 contains additional information on the AA program of
the 1940's and "How it worked".
The book tells all about why the A.A. Beginners' Meetings were
such an integral part of A.A.'s initial success!
Twelve Step Group or Treatment
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