It happens when I encounter a life trigger or new challenge. When a tried and true ritual shows itself ineffectual, that is when I got seduced by a method that proved to be a means, not an ends.
The founders of our parent program, AA, Bill W and Bob S, themselves walked to a different drum in their turbulent times. They challenged a belief system held against drunks. The Savior Jesus, or Buddha challenged their status quo in their time. Funny, how we want to try and replicate what such eclectic predecessors did and codify THEIR way, for ourselves today. We fail to recognize that the eclectic only works if we are not attache to it, ourselves. Spiritual truths are always being rediscovered and tailored to our lives. Everyone cobbles together a program that works for THEM.