Annie & John
Dr Annie Campbell, PhD
Dr Annie Campbell, PhD
Dr Anne (Annie) Campbell enjoyed a fulfilling profession as an independent
documentary maker. Having worked for many years for the BBC as a Producer/Director, including on BBC's flagship current affairs program Panorama, she later became the Bureau Chief for Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Subsequently she and her husband at the time, Bill Moir, formed their independent film company, Quality time TV. Sadly, after 27 years of a very happy marriage, Bill developed cancer to which he succumbed in 1998, leaving Annie widowed at the young age of 50 years.
She was devastated by this loss and hid much of her grief by throwing herself into her work. She first came upon 'A Course in Miracles' (ACIM) after reading Eckhart Tolle's book, 'The Power of Now', and began practicing all the Course's lessons.. Annie suddenly found herself coming out of the deep depression which had engulfed her following the death of her husband. After four years, Annie found love again and planned to re-marry. Tragedy struck again when she returned home one evening to find her husband-to-be lying dead on their kitchen floor....
John has been an international traveller since his birth in India and his early formative
years in South Africa and Kenya. His family moved to England when John was seven
years old. He was not enthralled with schooling and life in general in England. Hence, at age seventeen, he joined the Merchant Navy as a
Navigating Officer cadet.
After working his way up through the ranks, John gained his first command when he was made a captain at age twenty- six. In 1976, John was promoted to Managing Director of his company's operations in Nigeria. It was at this time that his life began spiralling out of control.
After several bouts of depression that had plagued him since childhood, John admitted himself to a rehabilitation centre to address his mental health issues. It was in this centre where he first experienced a profound Spiritual awakening.
In 2001, with his marriage breaking down, he came upon 'A Course in Miracles' for the first time. Initially, John could not understand this new teaching but kept reading it anyway. After reading a book entitled 'The Disappearance of The Universe' by Gary Renard, John finally realised what ACIM was all about. He became a dedicated student, practicing the lessons and reading the text daily....