Charles Campbell was born in Sheridan, Wyoming in 1923. He studied engineering in Caltech and Purdue and earned a degree in Architecture in Columbia University in 1975. He shares his insights into some of the major developments and issues of the 20th century: the atomic bomb and peacetime control of atomic energy, national concern over the biological effects of atomic radiation, and efforts to penetrate Soviet nuclear development. He was involved in international cooperation on storage and retrieval of scientific information, and biomedical research in Rockefeller University and the New York Heart Association. His quest led to psychiatry, the Gurdjieff Work, Sufism, energetic healing, Shamanism and astrology. He gives vignettes of 35 Nobel Laureates, he earned a degree, he has known and tells about his avocations-architecture, telescope-making, printing, calligraphy and typography, and computers. He became a Dervish in Iran in 1968. After retirement, he opened a bookstore in New York specializing in Islam and the Middle East. In 2006 he graduated from the Fire and Wind Institute of Energetic Science and Heart Centered Healing and is a certified Energetic Healer and Shaman. He lives in Tappan, NY, with his wife, Vivian Davis Campbell, whose memoir, ""Love Hoped For"" was published by iUniverse.