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Peg O'Connor - Higher and Friendly Powers - Meeting 155

March 17, 2023 Justin B / Peg O'Connor Episode 155
Peg O'Connor - Higher and Friendly Powers - Meeting 155
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Peg O'Connor - Higher and Friendly Powers - Meeting 155
Mar 17, 2023 Episode 155
Justin B / Peg O'Connor

Peg O’Connor, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Her training is in moral philosophy, feminist philosophy, addiction studies, and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. She believes that philosophy helped her to get and remain sober. Avoiding Alcoholics Anonymous for the first 20 years of her sobriety because of the concept of a “higher power,” she is focused on using some of the great canonical thinkers in western philosophy to illuminate dimensions of addiction. She further shares this in her new book, Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering (Wildhouse Publications, August 2022).

Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and the similarities of recovery from all afflictions and addictions, and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are trudging this road. We are an open meeting for ALL, no matter your life experiences, faith traditions, nationality, or background.  

Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping us working our Step 12 in this manner.  We gratefully accept one-time contributions through PayPal and Venmo through the links in the chat and show notes.  We have also started a new monthly subscription program called Reco12 Spearheads.  To join in and help support these cool projects, please consider donating at www.reco12.com/support, or click on the link in the chat of the live meeting or the show notes of the podcast. 

Resources from this meeting:
Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering
Soren Kierkegaard
William James Varieties of Religious Experiences
Henry David Thoreau
Aristotle

To record a Reco12 Shares … share or prayer, please link to https://www.speakpipe.com/reco12shares and leave a share or your favorite recovery prayer. 

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 Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://amzn.to/3RIjKXs This song is used with the express permission of Cory Ellsworth. 



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Show Notes

Peg O’Connor, Ph.D., is a Professor of Philosophy at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota. Her training is in moral philosophy, feminist philosophy, addiction studies, and the work of Ludwig Wittgenstein. She believes that philosophy helped her to get and remain sober. Avoiding Alcoholics Anonymous for the first 20 years of her sobriety because of the concept of a “higher power,” she is focused on using some of the great canonical thinkers in western philosophy to illuminate dimensions of addiction. She further shares this in her new book, Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering (Wildhouse Publications, August 2022).

Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and the similarities of recovery from all afflictions and addictions, and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are trudging this road. We are an open meeting for ALL, no matter your life experiences, faith traditions, nationality, or background.  

Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping us working our Step 12 in this manner.  We gratefully accept one-time contributions through PayPal and Venmo through the links in the chat and show notes.  We have also started a new monthly subscription program called Reco12 Spearheads.  To join in and help support these cool projects, please consider donating at www.reco12.com/support, or click on the link in the chat of the live meeting or the show notes of the podcast. 

Resources from this meeting:
Higher and Friendly Powers: Transforming Addiction and Suffering
Soren Kierkegaard
William James Varieties of Religious Experiences
Henry David Thoreau
Aristotle

To record a Reco12 Shares … share or prayer, please link to https://www.speakpipe.com/reco12shares and leave a share or your favorite recovery prayer. 

To find Reco12 Shares on virtually any podcast platform and follow and listen, go here:  https://reco12shares.buzzsprout.com/share 

 Outro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://amzn.to/3RIjKXs This song is used with the express permission of Cory Ellsworth. 



Support the Show.

Private Facebook Group
Instagram Page
Become a Reco12 Spearhead (Monthly Supporter)
Patreon
PayPal
Venmo: @Reco-Twelve
YouTube Channel
Reco12 Website
Email: reco12pod@gmail.com to join WhatsApp Group
Reco12 Shares Podcast
Reco12 Shares Record a Share Link
Reco12 Noodle It Out with Nikki M Podcast
Reco12 Big Book Roundtable Podcast