The Book That Started It All

Author: Anonymous
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616495227
Format: PDF, Docs
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An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, with an introduction and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians. The many changes that were made in black, green, and red on each page are show. An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians.The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into the history and foundation of the revolutionary Alcoholics Anonymous program. Reproduced in this elegant gift edition with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians, the original working manuscript is the missing link in our understanding of what transpired between AA founder Bill Wilson's first draft of Alcoholics Anonymous and the first published edition. In January 1939, Wilson and other AA founders distributed 400 copies of his typescript to everyone they could think of "who might be concerned with the problem of alcoholism," to test out the program. As the loan copies were returned, suggestions for revision were considered and written out in colored pencil on one master copy that was eventually submitted for publication.The many changes made in black, green, and red on page after page are shown here in their original form, revealing the opinions, debates, and discussions that went into making the Big Book.

Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Dick B.
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1622872428
Format: PDF, ePub
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Pioneer Stories in Alcoholics Anonymous: God's Role in Recovery Confirmed! by Dick B. and Ken B. presents many quotations from the 29 personal stories included in the first edition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Those stories by many of A.A.'s pioneers testify to roles played by God, His Son Jesus Christ, and the Bible in early A.A.'s astonishing successes with "medically-incurable" alcoholics.

Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Iam McCabe
Publisher: Karnac Books
ISBN: 1782203125
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Show me a drunk and I’ll show you someone in search of God”, is a saying that could be derived from Carl Jung. Jung wrote to Bill Wilson, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (A.A.), about his understanding of Rowland Hazard’s alcoholism: “His craving for alcohol was the equivalent, on a low level, of the spiritual thirst of our being for wholeness, expressed in medieval language: the union with God”. This book marries the writings of Carl Jung and Bill Wilson, and develops the idea that alcoholism is, primarily, a spiritual illness. The author visited the archives of the headquarters of A.A. in New York, and discovered new communications between Carl Jung and Bill Wilson. For the first time this correspondence shows Jung’s respect for A.A. and in turn, its influence on him. In particular, this research shows how Bill Wilson was encouraged by Jung’s writings to promote the spiritual aspect of recovery as opposed to the conventional medical model which has failed so abysmally. The book overturns the long-held belief that Jung distrusted groups. Indeed, influenced by AA’s success, Jung gave “complete and detailed instructions” on how the A.A. group format could be developed further and used by “general neurotics”. Wilson was an advocate of treating some alcoholics with LSD in order to deflate the ego and induce a spiritual experience. He wrote to Jung for his comments on this controversial idea. Jung was stridently opposed to “short cuts”, to transcendent experiences, however he died before he could reply to Wilson’s comprehensive letter. The author explains how alcoholism can be diagnosed and understood by professionals and the lay person; by examining the detailed case histories of Jung, the author gives graphic examples of its psychological and behavioural manifestations. By combining the narratives of recovering alcoholics with a Jungian perspective, the author explains how the program of the 12 steps can lead to a journey of spiritual awakening or in Jungian terms, individuation. This book explains in plain words the language of A.A. and takes the reader inside a meeting to show how it works in practice. The final chapter deals with the criticism that both organisations have “cultish” aspects.

Huckleberry Finn

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 3730966111
Format: PDF, ePub
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Huck, der Freund von Tom Sawyer, erlebt einige wahnsinnige Abenteuer. Wir lesen von Sklaverei undRassimus. Aber in erster Linie lesen wir von den Abenteuern eines richtigen Lausbuben.

K nig Alkohol

Author: Jack London
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423427779
Format: PDF
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Der erschütternde Roman in neuer Übersetzung Jack Londons stark autobiografischer Roman zeichnet den Weg des Autors in die Alkoholsucht nach. Als Ich-Erzähler beschreibt er darin seine ersten Begegnungen mit dem Alkohol, dessen Wirkung auf ihn, seine Abhängigkeit und die daraus resultierende Zerstörung. Das Werk, das bei Erscheinen im Jahr 1913 als Sensation galt, ist nicht nur eine Anklageschrift gegen den Dämon Alkohol, es ist auch das offene Geständnis eines Schriftstellers, der seiner Verzweiflung, seiner Wut und seiner Angst literarisch Ausdruck verleiht. Mit hilfreichen Anmerkungen, einem Nachwort und einer Zeittafel von Lutz-W. Wolff.

Das verlorene Wochenende

Author: Charles Jackson
Publisher: Dörlemann eBook
ISBN: 3908778441
Format: PDF, Docs
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Manhattan 1936, East Side. Don Birnam trinkt. Und der Schriftsteller hat längst jenen Punkt erreicht, an dem »ein Drink zu viel ist und hundert nicht genügen«. Seit dem letzten Absturz kaum wieder auf den Beinen, widersetzt er sich erfolgreich allen Versuchen seines Bruders Wick, ihn zu einem langen Wochenende auf dem Land zu überreden, und bleibt fünf Tage in der gemeinsamen Wohnung allein. Dort nimmt das Schicksal seinen Lauf: Don trinkt, beschafft sich Geld, verliert es, besorgt sich neues, landet auf der Alkoholstation, trinkt weiter. Schwankend zwischen Euphorie und Verzweiflung, Selbsterkenntnis und Selbsttäuschung, Inspiration und Panik, glasklarem Denken und tiefer Umnachtung, fällt Don zunehmend ins Delirium.

Jacques der Fatalist und sein Herr

Author: Denis Diderot
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3954558777
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Wie die meisten literarischen Werke des französischen Aufklärers Denis Diderot konnte auch dieser philosophische Dialogroman über das Herr-Knecht-Verhältnis erst nach dem Tod des Autors erscheinen: Während einer nicht näher beschriebenen Reise unterhalten sich der Diener Jacques und sein adliger Herr. Beide verkörpern diametral entgegengesetzte Geisteshaltungen. Während der agile und interessierte Diener ein Fatalist ist, der sein Lebenschicksal als von Gott vorgezeichnet akzeptiert, glaubt ausgerechnet sein träger und gelangweilter Herr an die Freiheit des Willens, nutzt sie aber aus Desinteresse nicht.