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Feb. 7, 2020

Spirituality and Addiction The Origins of AA (Roland H meets Dr. Carl Jung)

Spirituality and Addiction 
The Origins of AA
(Roland H meets Dr. Carl Jung)

Welcome to the Sober is Dope Podcast with your host, POP Buchanan. This episode looks at the origins of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the legendary encounter with Dr. Carl Jung, and American Businessman “Roland H.” This encounter sheds light on the Vital Spiritual Experienced mentioned in AA, and the need for Spirituality in the recovery process. “The origins of Alcoholics Anonymous can be traced to the Oxford Group, a religious movement popular in the United States and Europe in the early 20th century. Members of the Oxford Group practiced a formula of self-improvement by performing self-inventory, admitting wrongs, making amends, using prayer and meditation, and carrying the message to others. The Oxford Group was a non-secular organization and promoted religious and spiritual ideas amongst its members. Founded by an American Christian missionary, Frank Buchman, who promoted the idea of surrendering one’s life over to God’s plan. This idea is central to the 12-step program adopted by Alcoholics Anonymous.” - Friends of Bill and Bob Rowland Hazard III visits Swiss Psychoanalyst Carl Jung In 1932, a prominent Rhode Islander, Rowland H., visited the noted Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung for help with his alcoholism. Jung determined that Rowland’s case was medically hopeless and that he could only find relief through a vital spiritual experience. Jung directed him to the Oxford Group. Friends of Bill and Bob http://friendsofbillandbob.org/carl-jung-and-rowland-hazard-1932.php Dr. Jung- Spirituality as a cure for Alcoholism Video- https://youtu.be/P2L2qw-IM64 ..........SPIRITUS CONTRA SPIRITUM – CARL JUNG’S LETTER TO BILL WILSON JANUARY 30, 1961 -http://www.saltlakeaa.org/2015/01/spiritus-contra-spiritum-carl-jungs-letter-to-bill-wilson-january-30-1961/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/soberisdope/message