Reclaiming our history


Whenever a society or civilization fails, there is always one condition present.
They forgot where they came from.
— Carl Sandburg

In the late 1930’s, when Alcoholics Anonymous separated from the Oxford Group, it left behind a number of ideas and some of the Group’s most effective spiritual practices. Letting go of some of these was deemed necessary at the time, but Bill Wilson later lamented, “… something was lost from A.A. when we stopped emphasizing the morning meditation.”

We believe

The rediscovery and daily practice of Two Way Prayer and the Four Absolutes add new dimensions of spiritual insight and adventure to our recovery.

We believe

These spiritual practices are best explored outside the rooms of our Fellowships. We fully support and respect our Fellowship’s Traditions.

We believe

We are acting in the spirit of our other Co-founder Bill Wilson when he wrote:   "There is no reason why an A.A. group shouldn’t get together for Bible study; no reason at all why a group of A.A.’s in a church should not associate themselves into a sort of spiritual kindergarten fellowship, into which anyone might be invited. As a matter of fact, I am anxious to see this sort of thing tried.           

- Letter from Bill Wilson to Rev. Sam Shoemaker dated May 2, 1958



Friends of Dr Bob hosts a separate website explaining Two Way Prayer along with a simple set of instructions to bring your 11th Step to life. 
Please visit:

For more information on the Four Absolutes see: