DescriptionOndas de la Ayahuasca At the top of the picture the sun radiates brilliant waves. As the source of all life on earth, the sun represents the blessings of the divine celestial pattern, the ultimate source of all life in the universe which we call God.
We see that everything is energy and all matter is formed of pulsating waves and vibrating particles of electromagnetic energy. For us on earth the sun is the source of this energy and we perceive it as light. Our eyes can only see a limited spectrum of chromatic light as in the rainbow. Other frequencies are invisible such as infra-red and ultraviolet. The sumiruna and his assistants in the ayahuasca ceremony here can perceive the iridescent rainbow of arkanas emanating from the alternate dimension normally invisible to the eye.
Details of original painting: Size: 57cm X 76cm / 22.4' X 30.3' 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.