Allpa manchari is guardian of the heart of the Earth. He connects us with the Earth which nurtures us. Manchari means feared and respected; Allpa manchari is Lord of the Earth. He has magnificently curved horns which symbolise the elements of the Earth which support life and metabolic processes necessary for growth.
Here the spirits are communing with the spirit of ayahuasca and the ashpa runa (earth people) who serve the allpa manchari. They do not suffer from the intense heat and fire in the heart of the earth because it is their domain.The allpa manchari ingests combustible gases produced by the Earth, drinks petroleum and eats carboniferous substances.
Details of original Size: 57cm X 76cm / 22.4' X 30.0' 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.