The WTM Wellington Centre was founded by Simon Mackintosh in conjunction with his mother Heather Mackintosh, both of whom are long-time supporters of the WTM.
Simon Mackintosh is a builder who was born in Wellington. He spent his primary school years in Auckland and his secondary school years boarding at Whanganui Collegiate. Simon was introduced to Jeremy Griffith’s work in 1994 and shortly after moved to Sydney, Australia, to directly assist the WTM in its promotion of these world-saving insights. Simon returned to New Zealand in 2013 with his New-Zealand born wife, Christine, with whom he shares a daughter, Maggie, and a passion and talent for music.
“I was always questioning my own behaviour, those around me and the world at large but it was only when I came across Jeremy Griffith and his writings and his supporters that I found a framework of understanding that could explain and dignify all the variety of human behaviour around me and within me. It was a very exciting and a very relieving time. I knew at once it was a very powerful explanation of what up until then had been murky waters. I have whole-heartedly supported Jeremy's explanations since this time and it is an honour and a pleasure to be able to stand by these explanations by setting up a Centre in New Zealand.”
Heather Mackintosh was born in Wellington. She currently divides her time between Wellington and Taupo. She studied Physiotherapy at Otago University, and prior to having children was a practicing therapist. Heather later started a business importing silk clothing accessories, and finally became a colour consultant in a boutique paint company in Auckland, continuing in the franchise in Sydney in the 2000s when she and her partner lived there. In addition to Simon, Heather has three children who all live in the North Island of New Zealand. She too has been a long-standing advocate of Jeremy’s explanation of the human condition since coming across his work in the late 1990s alongside Simon.
“Once you understand Jeremy Griffith’s explanation of the human condition, there is no going back. I now view humans through an entirely different lens.”
Simon is a talented musician — a singer/songwriter who performs locally with his wife Christine in a musical duo. In 1999 he released the album On the Road to Find Out, featuring songs about the work of Jeremy Griffith and the World Transformation Movement. The following are the lyrics of his song Finally the Truth has Arrived, illustrating the power of this liberating information.
Finally the Truth has Arrived
(Based on the insights synthesised by Jeremy Griffith and dedicated to Bob Dylan)
Finally the truth has arrived
That liberates all mankind
Finally the truth has arrived
That justifies all mankind
Listen to the song
And all will be revealed
All the truth you’ve ever known
Need no more be concealed
This story tells of anguish
It nullifies the blame
This story tells of courage
It makes sense of all the pain
Let’s go to the garden
Though the story starts long before
There we meet our ancestors
Who opened the forbidden door
They started chasing knowledge
To satisfy their mind
They had only trial and error
And their soul to be the guide.
Their soul knew universal love
But it did not understand
That a growing mind must make mistakes
To take its rightful place in man.
The criticism came thick and fast
Dylan’s persecutor within
One’s nature neither honours nor forgives
We came to live in sin.
The battle then was raging
The compromise brought terror and pain
Intellect starting fighting back
As Abel was killed by Cain.
As anger and confusion grew
The prophets came bringing love
Moses laid down his Almighty laws
To stop the hatred and the blood.
Christ came to bring the message
Of Universal love
He understood the compromise
He could forgive us all the deeds we’ve done
The Holy Spirit rests in the mind of man
It’s the whole truth in rational terms
We marched into Hell for a Heavenly Cause
This Holy Grail soothes all our burns.
Science is the Liberator
It fought the battle, took up the sword
The wall of ignorance came tumbling down
Truth’s beauty is our reward.
This story is not doctrine
It’s the story of mankind
It belongs to every one of us
We can leave the horror behind.