This picture shows the profound revelation given by ayahuasca to heal harm caused by sorcery using the very same plants that can otherwise perform wonders for our physical and spiritual health. ‘When I was a shaman’ says Pablo, ‘I dedicated myself to creating wellbeing and I learned how to overcome evil intentions.
The unfortunate reality here in the Amazon is that you must prove that you are stronger than the other shamans otherwise they will attack you. The world is like this to teach us to distinguish good from bad as there cannot be one without the other.’
Details of original Size: 60cm X 80cm / 23.6' X31.5' Oil 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.