Howard G Charing is a healer, a workshop facilitator, and a director of the Eagle’s Wing Centre for Contemporary Shamanism. He has co-published numerous articles about shamanism in Peru as practiced in the Andean, coastal and Amazonian regions, With Peter Cloudsley he has published a documented collection of chants and Ayahuasca Icaros on a CD "The Shamans of Peru". He has also authored the book Plant Spirit Shamanism published by Destiny Books (USA). Since the late '90s, he has been organising plant medicine retreats to work with the indigenous peoples in Peru’s Amazon basin, as well as Andean retreats with shamans of northern Peru who work with the visionary cactus San Pedro. Howard has been baptised by the Shipibo Indians, and ritually initiated into the lineage of the maestros of the Rio Napo region. Howard and his colleague Peter Cloudsley also hold Amazonian Medicine Retreats at their dedicated centre in the Mishana National Reserve. As a protected nature reserve encompassing several thousands of hectares of primary rainforest, Mishana is home to many plants and animals that endemic to that region. At Mishana, participants are able to work with indigenous shamans and experience the direct healing of nature through Ayahuasca, the visionary vine of the soul. For details about these plant medicine retreats, as well as information about upcoming workshops with Howard see his website:
Howard is co-author of the best selling 'Plant Spirit Shamanism' published by Destiny Books (USA), and co-author of 'The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo' published by Inner Traditions.