This is the black anaconda, an intrepid boa which attacks anything that threatens it. It is madre of the enchanted cocha brava seen here and makes people afraid to hunt or fish in the area; for this reason all kinds of animals thrive in a cocha brava.
The oil of the yana yacumama is highly valued as it is so fine that if held in the hand it will drip right through and round your hand! It opens padlocks so efficiently that even burglars use it for house breaking. If you rub its oil on your body when there is a full moon you will be a very good shot. Otherwise it will cure rheumatism and withered limbs but the oil should be heated first in a water bath.
Details of original Size: 30cm X 40cm /11.8' X 15.7' 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.