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

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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.

As a 30+ year member of Alcoholics Anonymous, ordained pastor and Doctor of Ministry, accomplished stage and screen actor, and community organizer, the Rev. Dr. Jane Galloway brings a woman’s voice to the chorus of men who have previously spoken on 12-Step spirituality. Her work is inspired by and devoted to AA’s founding spiritual vision as it appears in “The Big Book”: “To us the realm of Spirit is broad, roomy, all inclusive; never exclusive or forbidding to those who earnestly seek.” The Gateways opens wider vistas to the deeper wisdom within us all.
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Dr. Galloway is an artist and minister. In The Gateways, she shares her inspiring life journey and includes the myriad of techniques that helped her through her darkest times. A longtime member of AA, she models the twelve steps as a way for you to delve deeper into your life and become the person you have always wanted to be. Dr Galloway draws from ancient wisdom and healing traditions to give readers a tool box for overcoming personal challenges. The Gateways is a book you can read straight through or flip open at random for inventive and helpful techniques for moving through life as a compassionate and passionate and healthy human being. I’ve heard the charismatic author speak on many occasions and she draws you in on the page as much as she does in person. I’m really looking forward to listening to her audiobook. You can hear her speak on podcasts and on YouTube to get a sense of the powerful personality behind these words. Artists are the healers of our world and Dr Galloway exemplifies that through her life’s work on stage, in the pulpit or on the page.

About the Author

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-step spiritual revolution. A long time member of Alcoholics Anonymous, Rev. Galloway brings the “prayer and meditation” elements of Step 11 to a deeper level with her book, The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality, in which she shares a powerful collection of spiritual practices and rituals designed to augment the transformative work begun in recovery.The 12 Steps have helped countless addicts find sobriety; The Gateways helps them live into the spiritual awakening promised in Step 12. Jane Galloway’s understanding of the 12 Steps as a spiritual path, along with her commitment to serving all who seek recovery through the Steps,makes her the perfect guide to all spiritual pilgrims on the journey–of any faith or of none–who are ready to reap the full spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical benefits of recovery.

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