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12 Step Wisdom as a Spiritual Path

with Karl Thienes

The 12 Steps have been called the greatest American contribution to spirituality today. Today we’re going to talk about how the 12 Steps can contribute to your spiritual growth, even if you would not consider yourself an addict.

Karl Thienes is a published poet, 7 years sober, former blogger, father of 4, and amateur theologian. He is passionate about transformation, healing, and being a Christ follower.

Today he will share a bit of his story of going from a drunk catechist in the Orthodox church (drinking vodka on his way to teach about asceticism!) to a man who can find joy in the day to day.



Contemplation. Embodiment. Mysticism. Mischief. Join former nun and neuroscience aficionado Kelly Deutsch as she interviews contemplative teachers, embodiment experts, psychologists, and mystics about the untamed frontiers of interior life. Each episode is jam packed with life-changing stories, spiritual practices, and powerful insight to support your journey toward wholeness and divine intimacy.

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