Bill Wilson

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William Griffith Wilson, also known as Bill Wilson or Bill W., was the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

  • Bill was enthusiastic about his experience; he felt it helped him eliminate many barriers erected by the self, or ego, that stand in the way of one's direct experience of the cosmos and of God. He thought he might have found something that could make a big difference to the lives of many who still suffered. Bill is quoted as saying:
  • "It is a generally acknowledged fact in spiritual development that ego reduction makes the influx of God's grace possible. If, therefore, under LSD we can have a temporary reduction, so that we can better see what we are and where we are going — well, that might be of some help. The goal might become clearer. So I consider LSD to be of some value to some people, and practically no damage to anyone. It will never take the place of any of the existing means by which we can reduce the ego, and keep it reduced. -- http://www.texasdistrict5.com/lsd.htm 'Pass It On': The Story of Bill Wilson and How the A. A. Message Reached the World. See pages 370 & 371. http://www.moderndrunkardmagazine.com/issues/01-05/0105-dry-piper.htm