He goes to the edge of the cliff and turns his face to the rising sun and scatters the sacred cornmeal. Then he prays that all the people may have healthy and long lives and be happy and good in the heart. He prays for everybody in the whole world, everybody.

Talaskwaptiwa  Hopi


While our literature has preserved the integrity of the A.A. message, sweeping changes in society as a whole are reflected in new customs and practices within the Fellowship. Taking advantage of technological advances, for example, A.A. members with computers can participate in meetings online, sharing with fellow alcoholics across the country or around the world. Fundamentally, though, the difference between an electronic meeting and the home group around the corner is only one of format. In any meeting, anywhere, A.A.'s share experience, strength, and hope with each other, in order to stay sober and help other alcoholics. Modem-to-modem or face-to-face, A.A.'s speak the language of the heart in all its power and simplicity.

From Original Foreword to Fourth Edition Big Book  pg. xxiv


Great Mystery teach me to pray for all people.