On Mothers Day 1935 a still unemployed con man named Bill Wilson was at the Mayflower Hotel and used a pay phone to make a call to Reverend Turks. Having just gone through a chemically induced "hot flash" and "white light" experience where he saw god and had a Spiritual, not Religious experience under the influence of Atropa Belladonna more commonly known as deadly nightshade, a plant used throughout history in satanic rituals, he made a call to a member of the clergy who introduced him to Dr. Bob Smith.
Bill Wilson was a con man and was looking for his next scam. That call led him to Dr. Bob and the Gate Lodge owned by a wealthy member of the Good Year Tire Empire called Henrietta Seiberling, who is also a member of the Spiritual and Religious Oxford Group that was eventually banned from performing its satanic rituals in many Churches and countries. A replica of the phone booth is now at the former Mayflower, Hotel, now called Mayflower Manor at 259 S Main St, Akron, Ohio. It is in a security building, but if you buzz the security guard and give him the code words of "I'm a friend of Bill W" they will allow you access to hallowed ground where Bill Wilson was running down his next lead.
From this humble start, Bill Wilson learned that there is money to be made in Religion and conning the masses into the cult called Alcoholics Anonymous. He also learned that to circumvent the Constitution of the United States and the establishment clause of the separation of church and state, he can not call it Religious, he must call it Spiritual. The path of Bill Wilson on his Spiritual, not Religious quest in becoming extremely wealthy, not working and having adulterous affairs with the female members of the cult now has the air of the path of Moses out of Israel and the pilgrimage is followed intensely by the fanatical members of this cult numbering less than 2 million people.
All of the locations of Bill Wilson and his Spiritual, not Religious con all have the same attributes. The clergy was involved heavily, the homes of the main players, Bill Wilson and Dr. Bob are major pilgrimage spots every year and were paid for by the cult of Alcoholics Anonymous and they didn't have to work for them, just grow the cult and the money came flowing in. Dr.Bob's house, whose mortgage was paid by a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation is one such mecca drawing members throughout the year. The Stepping Stones compound in Katonah New York who Bill Wilson and his "friends" conned the widow Helen Griffith out of for a quarter of its value that the Alcoholics Foundation paid for from donations and books sales of the cult, all of the way to his birth place of the Wilson House in Dorset Vermont. For not being Religious and only being Spiritual the church and clergy have had a big hand in growing the cult at all of its growth points and besides the majority of the chanting rituals and ceremonies being performed in church basements, the main command and control headquarters of Alcoholics Anonymous now reside at the Interchurch Center on 475 Riverside Drive in New York.
You tell me if it's Spiritual, not Religious?