Charles Conatser

Lubbock, TX, USA
Wild Horse Charley is an artist of the spirit, as founder/director of The Healing Center in Lubbock, Texas. He had several careers on his life-long search for "the big medicine" and to his true calling as a shamanic practitioner/teacher, including teaching mathematics at several universities, leading a group of application systems programmers for a large banking corporation and a supermarket chain. In 1984, in the midst of his computer career and with his workaholism becoming apparent to everyone but him, he was stopped in his tracks by lupus. Synchonistically, he was introduced to shamanic healing by a local shaman. Through his journey work he was shown that for him the metaphor of lupus, which exhibits itself in the connective tissue, was that his work path and his heart path were divergent and hence dis-connecting him. To heal, he had to change his work path into alignment.


  • Graduate of the FSS Three-Year Program in Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing
  • Graduate of a FSS Two-Week Shamanic Healing Intensive
  • Completed the FSS Five-Day Harner Shamanic Counseling Workshop

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