When you go into the selva, you will see the immense Caspi Maman looking at you. She has created this magnificent green temple in which you find yourself and she will show you that the selva consists of a multitude of levels starting underground, going through the forest floor, and up to the tree canopy.
On the left of the picture you can see a powerful sumiruna and palero smoking a cachimbo. His ornate crown is formed by two blue and yellow Macaws who watch over the shaman when he drinks ayahuasca
Details of original Size: 51cm X 64cm / 20.1' X 25.2' 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.