Pablo Amaringo, from the Amazon city of Pucallpa, Peru, was renowned for his intricate, colorful paintings inspired by shamanic visions. A communicator of the ayahuasca experience, a ritual hallucinogen from Peru’s Amazon, Amaringo’s art presents a doorway to the worlds of ayahuasca intended for contemplation, meditation, and inspiration. His paintings present a world where where snakes, jaguars, subterranean beings, celestial palaces, aliens, and spacecraft all converge.
The book Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo, to be published in April, 2011, presents a collection of never-before-published paintings by Amaringo. The book illustrated the evolution of Amaringo’s intricate art with 47 full-color reproductions, including detailed explorations of the rich Amazonian mythology underlying each painting.
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Coauthors Howard G. Charing and Peter Cloudsley are able to share the personal stories behind the visions and experiences with Amazonian people and folklore, capturing Amaringo’s ecological and spiritual message through his art and words.
More about the artist and authors
Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009) was 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. His art has been displayed throughout the world.
Howard G. Charing and Peter Cloudsley. Charing is the director of the Eagle Wing’s Centre for Contemporary Shamanism and the coauthor of Plant Spirit Shamanism. Cloudsley is a musicologist, writer, and the founder of the Amazon Retreat Centre in Peru. Both live in Lima, Peru.
Fine Art prints and reproductions of Pablo Amaringo’s work featured in the new book ‘The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo’. This is a ‘pre launch’ promotion with 20% discount on prints and reproductions until April 2011.