Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous

Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous

Author: Ian McCabe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1782203125

Category: Alcoholics

Page: 169

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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 A.A.'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. 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.
Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous
Language: en
Pages: 169
Authors: Ian McCabe
Categories: Alcoholics
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015 - Publisher: Routledge

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
Carl Jung and Alcoholics Anonymous
Language: en
Pages: 188
Authors: Ian McCabe
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-03-29 - Publisher: Routledge

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
The Conversion Of Bill W.
Language: en
Pages: 227
Authors: Dick B.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Good Book Publishing Company

This is a book unlike any of the many recent biographies of A.A. co-founder William Griffith Wilson (known as Bill W.). It is filled with information about Bill's religious education, experiences, and beliefs from childhood forward. Thus Bill's knowledge of his grandfather Willie's conversion on Mount Aeolus and deliverance from
Montreal 2010 - Facing Multiplicity: Psyche, Nature, Culture
Language: en
Pages: 1789
Authors: Pramila Bennett
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Daimon

Jungian analysts from all over the world gathered in Montreal from August 22 to 27, 2010. The 11 plenary presentations and the 100 break-out sessions attest to the complex dynamics and dilemmas facing the community in present-day culture. The Pre-Congress Workshop on Movement as Active Imagination papers are also recorded.
Spiritual Transformation in the Twelve Steps
Language: en
Pages: 51
Authors: Darlene Lancer
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-09 - Publisher: Carousel Books

The Twelve Steps of Twelve-Step programs can be used to attain spiritual transformation and unshackle the true self from the constraints of the ego. Incorporating concepts of Carl Jung, Spiritual Transformation in the Twelve Steps is a workbook that provides exercises and an in-depth, psycho-spiritual analysis of how each step