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12 Step Program – Where did the Name 12 Step Program Originate?

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I couldn’t sleep last night and I’m not 100% sure of this but I stumbled across this Astro – Theology video on Youtube and this guy Jordan Maxwell said something interesting at about the 8:00 minute mark. He said that during the Egyptian times when the Sun came up in the morning it was called Horus, Horus walked across the sky in “12 Steps” and this is where the alcoholics got the “12 Step Program” from.

He goes on the say that the kids get the “12 Step Program” grades 1-12. He also said that this is where we get “hours” from by changing the name Horus to hours and this is where we get the 12 hours from. He says that the number 12 is “everywhere” in the bible and he is right. For example, how about a few of these 12.

Jesus had chosen 12 disciples/apostles plus him = 13 (13 that’s an interesting number too!)
12 Jurors bring the truth to light
12 houses/signs of the zodiac
12 tribes of Israel
12 months of the Year
12 Days of Christmas

and so on.

And we have the 12 Step Program to Recovery (According to Wikipedia)

These are the original Twelve Steps as published by Alcoholics Anonymous

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable.
Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.
Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.
Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.
Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.
Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

In some cases, where other twelve-step groups have adapted the AA steps as guiding principles, they have been altered to emphasize principles important to those particular fellowships, and to remove gender-biased language.[11][12][13]

What do you think? Is this where the name 12 Step Program originated?