The two syllables of the word Ah-Man symbolically represent two aspects present in each person . . . God (Ah) and the primordial human (man) connected with a hyphen. It means God-I, not God and I, but God connected to I with no space, blocks or separation between the two. Ah is a spiritual sound. This "Ah" is the connection to our divine nature, that part of us which is one with God.
— Michael Hoare, Founder of the Ah-Man Spiritual Recovery Program