The authors explain the techniques that shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits, and provide practical exercises as well as a directory of traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents.
Ross Heaven is a therapist and workshop leader specializing in personal development, healing, and shamanism whose books include "The Spiritual Practices of the Ninja," "Darkness Visible," and "Vodou Shaman." Howard G. Charing is a director of the Eagle Wing's Centre for Contemporary Shamanism and has taught at Dr. Michael Harner's Foundation for Shamanic Studies. He leads many workshops, including co-facilitated events with Ross Heaven and Leo Rutherford. Both authors live in England.