Here we see the yacuruna living among the roots of the renaco tree with the chaicuni: ancestral spirits of the Shipibo who look and dress like them. The yacuruna go down holes covered by large coloured stones according to their colour, these are guarded by yana cocodrilos (black crocodiles).
I have been to see how comfortably these senores live in their well appointed houses. All their furniture is alive and moves: if you sit on a chair, it trembles under you and worse! Animals of every kind are used as props for living; they are a part of the yacuruna huasi.
Details of original Size: 57cm X 77cm / 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.