The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality by Jane GallowayThe Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality by Jane Galloway

The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality

byJane Galloway

Paperback | September 27, 2016

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The Gateways are... A Gateway, a Bridge, an Opening into living the Spiritual Life that the Steps promise!  What YOU get from this is Tools, Inspiration, Time to release the Shame and move into the FREEDOM.

Is there more to recovery than just staying sober and clean? Dr. Jane Galloway offers an emphatic "yes" to this question in her groundbreaking 12 Step companion guide, The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality. Galloway presents the 12 Steps squarely in the context of 21st-century spirituality with breadth, skill, and sensitivity that helps readers of any faith (or of none) experience profound spiritual awakening.

Too many recovery programs fixate on the sickness of addiction and, as a result, trap people in a pathology-centered mindset. Jane Galloway's strength-based approach suggests "Rather than obsessing on what is 'wrong' with a person, learning what is 'right' with them may hold the key to understanding." Incorporating ancient developmental systems like Chinese meridians and the Kabbalah Tree of Life, as well as more recent psychological systems like Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and Erik Erikson's Eight Ages of Man, Gateways presents 12-Step Spirituality as a Wisdom Path. Galloway's 12 corresponding Gateway Essences unlock the power of the Steps through spiritual practices and rituals that make up a customized, holistic Mind, Body, Spirit tool kit.

The Rev. Dr. Jane Galloway, who has over thirty years' experience with the 12-Steps, a Claremont School of Theology Doctor of Ministry, and extensive experience serving as a minister, community leader, and advocate of the arts-- all in addition to her accomplished career as a stage and screen actor, has now become the leader of a 12-st...
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Title:The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step SpiritualityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.4 inPublished:September 27, 2016Publisher:Sacred Stories Publishing, LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1945026170

ISBN - 13:9781945026171

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Are You Ready for a Change? . . . . . . . . . . . . .xiIntroduction: Why 12-Step Spirituality? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xiiiMy Story . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .xixA Spiritual Hunger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1A Country Spirals into Addiction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3God and the 12-Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .712-Steps as Wisdom Text . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15Jesus and the 12-Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19Community and the 12-Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25Understanding the 12-Steps as Spiritual Practice . . . . . 29The GatewaysHow To Use the Gateways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35Ritual as a Healing Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37The Steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41Gateway Essence 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44Gateway Essence 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48Gateway Essence 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51Gateway Essence 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58Gateway Essence 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62Gateway Essence 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64Gateway Essence 7 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67Gateway Essence 8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74Gateway Essence 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76Gateway Essence 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82Gateway Essence 11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84Gateway Essence 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87Putting It Together: A Twelve Week Model . . . . . . . . . . . 91"Pick a Path - ANY Path, and Go Deeper" . . . . . . . . . . .93Tools For Your Transcultural, Inter-Spiritual Bento Box . 95An Inter-Spiritual Holistic Bento Box of Tools . . . . . . . . . 97You Have a Story to Tell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .113Appreciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .115Acknowledgments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .117References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . .121

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Bill W., Lois, and Dr. Bob are cheering from the bleachers as Jane Galloway brings the much-beloved 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous into the light of the 21st century. Touching upon all the world's religious traditions, as well as secular and New Thought philosophies, The Gateways serves as a guide to anyone on a spiritual journey who wants to deepen their faith and experience what it means to be made whole. Kate Sheehan Roach, Managing Editor, Patheos SpiritualityAs we enter a New Era of consciousness and awakening, people in recovery will welcome this refreshing and highly energizing book for its far-reaching embrace of multiple paths. The Gateways into Perennial Truths shared by all wisdom traditions, resulting in a comprehensive approach to Spiritual Recovery. The Big Book has needed an infusion of deep and fresh spiritual energy and insight for a long while - and here it is!Jack Cuffari, Interspiritual MinisterYou my dear, are RIGHT on target, and RIGHT on time. You are on the cutting edge of a new revolution in the field of alcohol and addiction answers. I feel SO amazingly grateful to be a part of this. Your book is really helping me in my own sobriety and in my Spiritual Path. I finally have a Spiritual Path. That's what's been missing for my entire Sobriety.Judith Loniak L.V.N. Jane shares with us not only the results of her academic study and years of experience in ministry but also the hard won learnings from her own journey. She does so in a way that is accessible and user friendly - producing for us, in her own words, a "tool box."Rev. Dr. Robert Brashear NYC