Back to the Basics of the Big Book
A Simple Introduction to the Solution

Open to "everyone interested in a spiritual way of life.

Lansing Event October 2017 - Back to the Basics of Sponsorship

Back to the Basics of Sponsorship

With Wally P. (Tuscon, AZ) A.A. Archivist and Historian

October 20-22, 2017 at
Sparrow Hospital Auditorium, Lansing, MI 48912

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The entire weekend : $25.00 per seat

Multi-seat Discounts available before October 1:
Two seats $45.00 / Three seats $55.00
Scholarships Available

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Back to the Basics of the Big Book - Beginners' Meeting

Beginners' Meetings - Lansing, MI.

This Beginner's Meeting describes in step-by-step detail the "original" Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners' Meetings that produced a 50-75% recovery rate from alcoholism during the 1940s and 1950s. These meetings were so successful that one of the A.A.'s co-founders had this to say about them:

"Sobriety--freedom from alcohol--through the teaching and practice of the Twelve Steps is the sole purpose of an A.A. group. Groups have repeatedly tried other activities, and they have always failed.... If we don't stick to these principles, we shall almost surely collapse. And if we collapse, we cannot help anyone."

- Bill W., The A.A. Grapevine, Inc., February 1958
(Affirmed as a guiding principle of A.A. by the General Service Conference in 1969, 1970 and 1072.)

By the 1990s, the Beginners' Meetings had become an all but forgotten piece of A.A. history. In August 1997, after two years of research and another two years leading Beginners' Meetings based on a 1946 A.A. format, Wally P. published Back To Basics-The Alcoholics Anonymous Beginners' Meetings. The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Thousands of Beginners' Meetings and Groups have been re-established with the recovery community. Several hundred thousand have taken the Twelve Steps and have sponsored others through the Steps using this simple and straightforward "program of action."

Within these meetings you will learn the time-tested and proven method used by A.A. pioneers to guide newcomers the the "Big Book." You will gain insight into the sheer simplicity of the recovery process and experience the life-changing spiritual awakening that occurs as the direct result of taking the Twelve Steps in four one-hour sessions.

Lansing Event September 2014 - A Simple Introduction to the Solution

A Simple Introduction to the Solution

Held on September 12-14, 2014 at
Sparrow Hospital Auditorium, Lansing MI

Conducted by Wally P. (Tuscon, AZ)

Session recordings are now available