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I’m an Episcopal priest in recovery from addiction since 1972. Still active in several 12-Step Fellowships, I have no desire to leave them, to create a substitute for them, or to change them in any way. Along with a small but growing group of Christians and spiritual seekers in recovery, we are focused on helping women and men discover the AA Pioneer’s lost practice of Two Way Prayer. It has brought many of us into a new, and often more intimate, relationship with God. We hope it may do the same for you. To support the podcast visit:
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Father Bill W. BILL WIGMORE

    • Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

I’m an Episcopal priest in recovery from addiction since 1972. Still active in several 12-Step Fellowships, I have no desire to leave them, to create a substitute for them, or to change them in any way. Along with a small but growing group of Christians and spiritual seekers in recovery, we are focused on helping women and men discover the AA Pioneer’s lost practice of Two Way Prayer. It has brought many of us into a new, and often more intimate, relationship with God. We hope it may do the same for you. To support the podcast visit:
https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/twowayprayer

    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill’s Life After AA

    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill’s Life After AA

    After Bill Wilson founded AA, he never stopped trying to help the alcoholics struggling with “the spiritual part” of the program. Fr. Bill traces Wilson’s later journey through some of its surprising twists and turns.

    • 30 min
    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill Joins the Group

    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill Joins the Group

    Both AA Co-founders were members of the Oxford Group before they ever met, but neither was experiencing much “success.” Fr. Bill explores Wilson’s first six months in recovery and traces the providential events that led to his meeting with Dr. Bob in Akron, Ohio.

    • 33 min
    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill’s Led Out from His Cave

    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill’s Led Out from His Cave

    After Wilson came down from his mountaintop experience, he set out to unlock the mystery of why "it" had worked for him and how "it" might work for others. Fr. Bill explores Wilson's being led out from his cave and being charged with bringing "hope to the hopeless."

    • 29 min
    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill’s Mountaintop Experience

    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Bill’s Mountaintop Experience

    Wilson finally cries out for help to a God he isn’t sure is there. Then, like his grandfather, he undergoes his famous “white light,” mountaintop experience. Fr. Bill examines Wilson’s “psychic change” in light of William James’ classic description of a “conversion experience.”

    • 28 min
    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Before the Big Bang

    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Before the Big Bang

    Several “mini-white light” experiences preceded Wilson’s famous “hot-flash” in Towns Hospital. Largely unknown to most in recovery, Fr. Bill shares Wilson’s spiritual encounters within the broader context of Bill’s spiritual journey.

    • 29 min
    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Wilson Flies High Before the Crash

    AA’s Bill W From the Inside Out: Wilson Flies High Before the Crash

    Fr. Bill explores the effects of Bill Wilson’s childhood traumas on his early life. Wilson’s autobiography provides insights into his developing alcoholism. The myth of Icarus serves as a psychological model.

    Links for this episode:

    Father Bill W.'s Autobiography: https://www.amazon.com/Bill-First-Years-Autobiography-Co-founder/dp/1592853641  

    Ego and Archetype: https://www.academia.edu/8148769/Ego_and_Archetype_-_Edward_Edinger

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

the4thdimension ,

Great teaching!

I finally have gotten enough of me beaten out of me to be willing to work these steps and seek a Power that can transform.
I really appreciate these podcasts - they hit me on the intellectual level, with the history of early AA and the Oxford group movement; but they also have deepened my program and my pursuit of God. Thank you for your service!

Zoix33 ,

I love 2 Way Prayer

The concept of two way prayer has been life changing for me and my connection with God. Thanks Father Bill W!

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Thank you

This podcast has been incredibly important to me. Thank God this is in our lives.

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