Nuga was a queen from the court of ancient Mesopotamia, also known as Naqi'a. She had complete mastery of the healing arts. Here she is teaching shamans to use colours, shapes and sounds - all of which are symmetrical patterns of energy – for healing. She is cloaked in chacruna leaves.
Flowing from her hand are luminescent gemstones, pearls and crystals representing the great teachings of antiquity that still inform and shape our culture. She shows us how the shape and use of our hands underpins civilisation and distinguishes us from the other primates
Details of original Size: 44cm X 64cm / 17.3' 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.