This picture embraces all the wisdom and all the plants used by a vegetalista. Without the vegetal we would not be able to discover hidden knowledge of the earth or the spiritual realms beyond.
The celestial cities, palaces and temples beyond the river are not usually visible; however in an ayahuasca vision we are gifted with the ability to see them. In these esoteric schools and temples, the ancient sages and shamans learned of the misterio profundo: the sacred mystery of the plants. Plants have compassion for all life and teach us how to preserve our health and combat disease.
Details of original Size: 250cm X 150cm / 98.4' X 59.1' Acrylic on Canvas
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.