The dark side of A.A. culture

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson’s “philandering was an open secret. In the 1960s longtime A.A.’s became so alarmed by his constant attention to young female newcomers, they formed what they called ‘Founder’s Watch,’ a group of friends delegated to steer Bill away from pretty women who caught his eye during functions,” writes Gabrielle Glaser, author of Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink and How They Can Regain Control. [1]

phi·lan·der
1. To carry on a sexual affair, especially an extramarital affair, with a woman one cannot or does not intend to marry. Used of a man.
2. To engage in many love affairs, especially with a frivolous or casual attitude. Used of a man. (freedictionary.com)

“Though he could not know it,” writes Glaser, “the early tolerance for Bill’s sexual conduct would set a behavioral precedent for [Alcoholics Anonymous].” [2]

Wilson’s last A.A. mistress was Helen W., and the affair lasted 15 years. Although Wilson’s wife Lois remained married to him through years of alcoholism and decades of adultery, Wilson nevertheless arranged that after his death, Helen W. would receive a percentage of the royalties from sales of Wilson’s A.A. books. [3]

Endnotes:
1. Gabrielle Glaser, Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink and How They Can Regain Control, Chapter 4

http://books.google.com/books

2. Ibid.

3. http://mywordlikefire.com/2011/09/03/a-a-co-founders-last-a-a-mistress-received-profits-from-alcoholics-anonymous-big-book-and-others/

Married A.A. co-founder’s “constant attention to young female newcomers”

A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson’s “philandering was an open secret. In the 1960s longtime A.A.’s became so alarmed by his constant attention to young female newcomers, they formed what they called ‘Founder’s Watch,’ a group of friends delegated to steer Bill away from pretty women who caught his eye during functions,” writes Gabrielle Glaser, author of Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink and How They Can Regain Control. [1]

phi·lan·der
1. To carry on a sexual affair, especially an extramarital affair, with a woman one cannot or does not intend to marry. Used of a man.
2. To engage in many love affairs, especially with a frivolous or casual attitude. Used of a man. (freedictionary.com)

“Though he could not know it,” writes Glaser, “the early tolerance for Bill’s sexual conduct would set a behavioral precedent for [Alcoholics Anonymous].” [2]

Wilson’s last A.A. mistress was Helen W., and the affair lasted 15 years. Although Wilson’s wife Lois remained married to him through years of alcoholism and decades of adultery, Wilson nevertheless arranged that after his death, Helen W. would receive a percentage of the royalties from sales of Wilson’s A.A. books. [3]

Endnotes:
1. Gabrielle Glaser, Her Best Kept Secret: Why Women Drink and How They Can Regain Control, Chapter 4

http://books.google.com/books

2. Ibid.

3. http://mywordlikefire.com/2011/09/03/a-a-co-founders-last-a-a-mistress-received-profits-from-alcoholics-anonymous-big-book-and-others/

C.S. Lewis warned against A.A. co-founder’s spiritualism

Many have difficulty recognizing Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12 Step spirituality as anti-Biblical, much less as a rudimentary cog in this rising apostasy. Why? Sadly, with time and familiarity, even a wolf can masquerade as the family dog.

The 12 Steps are an integral part of our culture. For years Christians have participated in A.A. and “Christ-centered” 12 Step groups. This participation is increasing, as pastors ignore Scripture and allow A.A. meetings to be conducted in the very House of God.

These pastors hope that A.A. will serve as a tool for evangelism—and so it does. Unfortunately, it is the Christians who are being “evangelized” as they are exposed to A.A.’s inherent universalism. Christians both in A.A. and in groups such as ‘Celebrate Recovery’ are greatly influenced by 12 Step theology.

A.A.’s Christian promoters and defenders are fierce and active. They are convinced—and have convinced others—that A.A. and the 12 Steps are Biblical in origin. Yet nothing could be further from the truth.

Continue reading article: http://www.raptureready.com/soap/lanagan3.html

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LSD and Spiritualism

“Almost to the end, [Alcoholics Anonymous cofounder Bill Wilson] engaged in serious and prolonged experiments with spiritualism, hallucinatory drugs such as LSD and megavitamin doses of niacin,” states Nan Robertson. (Bold mine; quote from ‘Getting Better: Inside Alcoholics Anonymous,’ by Nan Robertson, pg.124)

Robertson notes Wilson “felt that no one should have to believe in any particular religious faith or dogma; that each member was entitled to a personal interpretation of the words ‘God as we understand Him,’ including the concept of the A.A. group as a ‘Higher Power.’” (pg. 124) continue

Related: Here is my personal favorite of all the LSD/Bill Wilson/A.A. articles I have written. Betty the LSD “therapist” was truly one of a kind:  read this

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Researching the Unholy

Author Richard Burns, better known as Dick B., has been churning out books and articles on the alleged Christian origin of Alcoholics Anonymous for years. The prolific author has written Anne Smith’s Journal, Dr. Bob and His Library, and many, many others. Regrettably, in his numerous books, Dick B. has never acknowledged the demonic origin of the 12 Steps. Click here to learn Reasons for concern

Randy Alcorn’s ouija board fiction, A.A. co-founder’s ouija board history

In Randy Alcorn’s The Ishbane Conspiracy, one of the devices used by the demons to infect humans is the Ouija board. This novel is fascinating, all the more so because of the actual use of the Ouija board by Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson.

Those familiar with AA history know the AA co-founders, while often portrayed as Christians, were heavily involved in Biblically forbidden practices.

In The Ishbane Conspiracy, the demon Lord Foulgrin writes, “The night they invited my presence through the Ouija board was all the foothold I needed. She granted me visitation rights. Once they open the door, why stay out in the cold?” (pg. 69)

According to his official AA biography, Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson states, “The ouija board began moving in earnest. What followed was the fairly usual experience-it was a strange melange of Aristotle, St. Francis, diverse archangels with odd names, deceased friends–some in purgatory and others doing nicely, thank you! There were malign and mischievious ones of all descriptions telling of vices quite beyond my ken, even as former alcoholics. Then, the seemingly virtuous entities would elbow them out with messages of comfort, information, advice—and sometimes just sheer nonsense.” (PASS IT ON, pg. 278) (Bold mine)

Have you ever investigated the connection between 12 Step spirituality and the occult? You may be in for a surprise. Click HERE, and if you want to learn even more, click HERE.

In his excellent book, Randy Alcorn is making the point that some of these occultic practices and devices are not harmless at all. My point with Alcoholics Anonymous is that we must look at the unholy things AA’s co-founders willingly participated in; and then, we must ask, what really is the origin of Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Steps?

When A.A. co-founder “spoke to Christians he worked his audience”

“Bill Wilson may have practiced some sort of surface belief in Christianity at convenient times but never really considered himself a Christian or accepted the divinity of Christ. If anything Bill practiced pagan worship and his way of life was totally opposite of what a life turned over to the Christ was supposed to represent.

“When Bill spoke to Christians he worked his audience. When he spoke to the medical community he worked his audience. When he spoke to non-believers he worked his audience. In fact, if Bill were ever to speak before an audience of Chiropractors, he probably would have told them that alcoholism stemmed from misalighnment of the spine. Bill was a chameleon using his audience to his advantage and certainly not a Christian spreading the Good Word.” — another aahistorian 3/31/09 email

 

“But messages as to the availability of grace, salvation, and the mind of Christ presented a strange and soon unacceptable Christian package for Bill and Lois Wilson. Yes, they bought the sugar-coated cover up by the Emmet Fox message to A.A. people and others that the Bible has no plan of salvation and that salvation is a myth.”  (bold mine) –  Dick B., When Early A.A.’s Were Cured And Why, pg. 26

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A.A. co-founder channeled unclean spirits

Was A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson a Christian?

“As for the person who turns to mediums and spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My Face against that person and will cut him off from his people.” (Leviticus 20:6)

In PASS IT ON, A.A.’s official biography of Bill Wilson, Lois Wilson recounts some of her husband’s experiences of 1941. Saturday was generally the scheduled day for these psychic adventures. “Bill would lie down on the couch. He would ‘get’ these things. He kept doing it every week or so. Each time, certain people would ‘come in.’ Sometimes, it would be new ones, and they’d carry on some story.”[4]

So, “every week or so,” Wilson would open himself to this entity (or entities), and “certain people would ‘come in.’” Today this is known as channeling. Author and A.A. apologist Dick B. has written of Wilson’s spiritualism, but gives it no emphasis as a factor in the origin of either A.A. or the 12 Steps.  

Writer Matthew J. Raphael is far less coy. A member of Alcoholics Anonymous himself, Raphael observes, “it might be said for the cofounders at least, A.A. was entangled with spiritualism from the very beginning.”[5]  

Raphael explains, “Wilson himself seems to have been an ‘adept,’ that is, ‘gifted’ in the psychic sense; and he served as a medium for a variety of ‘controls,’ some of them recurrent. ‘Controls,’ in the lingo of spiritualism, are the discarnate entities who seem to usurp a medium’s identity and literally speak through him or (far more usually) her. Sometimes a control answers questions; sometimes a spirit seems to materialize.”[6]  

One of the most beloved pieces of 12 Step literature is the collection of essays, Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, written by Wilson in the 1950s. This popular book is often called, simply, the “12X12.” While working on it, Wilsonexchanged letters with Father Ed Dowling, a Catholic priest Bill often looked to for advice. In his letter of July 17, 1952, the A.A. cofounder informs Dowling he is receiving help with the book from the spirit world.

Wilson writes, “One turned up the other day calling himself Boniface. Said he was a Benedictine missionary and English. Had been a man of learning, knew missionary work and a lot about structures. I think he said this all the more modestly but that was the gist of it. I’d never heard of this gentleman but he checked out pretty well in the Encyclopedia.”

You can check footnotes and finish article by linking here: http://mywordlikefire.com/2008/09/24/seances-spirits-and-12-steps/

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Speaking with the good dead people, not just the bad ones

Examined over several decades, it is clear A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson repeatedly and willingly gave himself over to familiar spirits. A.A. historian Ernest Kurtz notes, “So profound was Bill’s immersion in this area that he at times confused the terms ‘spiritualism’ and ‘spirituality.’”[1]

“As for the person who turns to mediums and spiritists, to play the harlot after them, I will also set My Face against that person and will cut him off from his people.” (Leviticus 20:6)

“It doesn’t seem reasonable to think that the Devil’s agents have such direct and wide open access to us when other well-disposed incarnates including the Saints themselves cannot get through. That is, in any direct way,” wrote A.A. co-founder Bill Wilson. “Since prudent discrimination and good morality is necessary when we deal with people in the flesh, why shouldn’t this be the rule with discarnate too. So motivated, I don’t see why the aperture should be so large in the direction of the Devil, and so small in the direction of all the good folks who have gone ahead of us.”[2] (bold mine)

There shall not be found among you…one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead. For whoever does these things is destestable to the Lord. (Deuteronomy 18: 10-12)

 Endnotes:

1. Ernest Kurtz, Not-God, pg. 136

2. Robert Fitzgerald, S.J., The Soul of Sponsorship, pg. 61

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Bill Wilson: “[People in AA] tend to say the words in the Big Book were dictated by God.”

Go to 8:25 in the video and watch until the 9:00 minute mark or so…

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