An important moment for a shamans apprentice is when this magical phlegm is received from the maestro seen top right. It can be obtained by chanting the icaro of the punga tree which produces a fatty phlegm-like resin, although there are fish and snails which have it as well. Snakes are great teachers of intelligence and sensitivity and there are certain kinds which transmit the mariri: green, blue, black, white, red and sky blue.
In the picture you see the arcontes giving strength to the mariri. Arcontes are angels whose wings join together when they are working and when they finish they unfold again.
Details of original painting Size: 52cm X 64Cm / 20.5' X 25.2'Gouache on Arches paper
Pablo Amaringo Member Since November 2010 Artist StatementPablo Amaringo
Recognized as one of the world’s great visionary artists, Pablo Amaringo was renowned for his intricate, colorful paintings inspired by his shamanic visions. A master communicator of the ayahuasca experience--where snakes, jaguars, subterranean beings, celestial palaces, aliens, and spacecraft all converge--Amaringo’s art presents a doorway to the transcendent worlds of ayahuasca intended for contemplation, meditation, and inspiration.
Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009) trained as a curandero in the Amazon, healing himself and others from the age of ten, but retired in 1977 to become a full-time painter and art teacher at his Usko-Ayar school in Pucullpa, Peru. The author of Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman, his art has been displayed throughout the world.
The new book; The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo, published in April 2011 by Inner Traditions features 48 never before published paintings, by Howard G. Charing and Peter Cloudsley.