Howard G. Charing, born in London, and has lived in the Netherlands, the USA, and Peru. He worked in the computer industry from 1970 to 1991. He quit the industry following an elevator crash in which he suffered serious injuries; a broken neck and severe spinal damage. In this accident he had a near‐death experience that transformed his life. This accident closed the door to his ‘normal’ prosaic life, however new doors leading to exploration and adventure opened.
Over the last 24 years he has become acknowledged as an international workshop leader on shamanism, an author and visionary artist. For over twenty years he has worked with some of the most respected and extraordinary shamans and elders in the Andes, the Amazon Rainforest, and the Philippines. He has run training and developmental courses on behalf of the prestigious Foundation for Shamanic Studies (USA), and for many years worked with Eagle’s Wing Centre for Contemporary Shamanism one of the foremost training organisations in Europe. He has also qualified as a Pre‐Birth Therapist with the Whole‐Self Institute.
He has co-authored ‘Plant Spirit Shamanism’ published by Destiny Books (USA), and ‘The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo’ published by Inner Traditions (USA).