Sacred Stories ~ The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality

Is there more to recovery than just staying sober and clean? Listen as Rev. 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.

As a 30+ year member of Alcoholics Anonymous, ordained minister with a doctorate in ministry, and highly successful stage and screen actor, the Rev. Dr. Jane Galloway is just the person to usher in a new way of working the 12 Steps that incorporates the full spectrum of spiritual practices available to us today.

Explore as Dr. Galloway shares that 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.

Dr. 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.

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.

The Gateways: The Wisdom of 12-Step Spirituality is available to order at Amazon print or Amazon Kindle or Barnes and Noble other major booksellers worldwide or direct from Sacred Stories Publishing


Jane  Galloway is a visionary leader dedicated to building community and raising consciousness through radical expressions of Art, Psychology, Spirituality, Education, Community, Urban Design, Social Justice and Critical Thinking. She is a compassionate, yet dynamic voice for equality and reconciliation in her community and beyond. Her passion is creating bridges between cultures, and also connecting people to their own deepest calling.

From California to the urban center of NYC, Jane is a leader re-defining spiritual community. She is the Founder and Leader of a Spiritual Community in Los Angeles, and T.R.I.B.E.   Transformation/Realization/Inspiration/Belonging/Expression. 
T.R.I.B.E. launched in New York City, and has expanded as an umbrella for social practice art beyond one city.   

“All of the years on my path have come together in this new and unique endeavor of integrating art, the spiritual path, emotional health, creativity and purpose. We are birthing this T.R.I.B.E. in Harlem, where deeply culture- transforming ventures have found fertile ground for more than a century. We are not gentrifiers, but rather grateful appreciators of the presence of the wisdom of the ancestors, who are present here.”

Jane states she has come to believe that artists are uniquely positioned to speak the world into a new reality.  “We are all capable of being Artists by Intention, whatever our profession,  creating the conditions for people to TRANSFORM- First themselves and then the world."  

Gatherings can include performance, visual art and film combined with depth teachings from wisdom texts, psychology, art theory, and literature. These elements, along with meditation and dynamic conversation with the participating artists, combine to create the conditions for dramatic and ongoing awakening and renewed purpose. 

Jane is a life-long artist; painter, writer, singer, designer, actor, director, producer.  During a thirty year award winning career as an actor, she starred on and off Broadway, in regional and European theatre, film and television,  founded an Arts Education Nonprofit, h'ARTworks, in Southern CA, has also worked as a Drama Therapist, and college professor. She has also received professional awards and civic commendations for her work as a minister, community leader, and arts activist., 

In the darkest days of the AIDS Epidemic, Jane followed a calling to pursue Higher Education and Ministry, to try to be a part of the solution in a more direct way.. She was awarded both Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Ministry from Claremont School of Theology in CA, and became an ordained Minister though the African Methodist Episcopal Church. She studied under the brilliant New Thought philosopher Eric Butterworth in NYC for ten years.

In her ministry Dr. Galloway utilizes depth teachings from world religions, indigenous wisdom and New Thought teachings, combined with art and cross cultural conversation to inspire a universal realization of  Oneness.