Hans-Werner Quast was born in 1965. He studied journalism, art and graphic design in Hanover and in the USA, in addition to several semesters in psychology and sociology. He has spent many years in various countries such as the USA, Indonesia and Denmark. Since 2007 he has been working as marketing director in the medical technology industry and in research.
In the past, he has co-produced several television programs about medicine and has accompanied pharmaceutical companies in concrete case studies. A keen interest in philosophy, parapsychology, meditation, science and spirituality has been an essential part of his life since his school days. For more than 10 years he intensively practiced martial arts, which strongly influenced his interest in eastern philosophy, yoga and consciousness research in his life.
In his free time he likes to make music, loves art, literature and philosophy and has been meditating daily since 1990. Long walks on the beach give him the balance for his busy everyday life. He is married and has three children. Since 2007 Hans-Werner is president of ConScience e.V. (formerly Vedic Academy e.V.), which serves as the formal organ of the ECR Institute and the IACR.