Variopinto de la Chacruna by Pablo Amaringo
In the upper part of the painting is the crucible of alchemical transformation representing the genesis of the ayahuasca vision. Each side are magnificent sylphs, the guardians of the two plants – chacruna and ayahuasca that combine to form the sacred brew – ayahuasca. The chacruna induces colourful visions, while the ayahuasca liana promotes insight. If you drink pure ayahuasca, that is the liana without chacruna, perhaps some mapacho tobacco, your visions are only in black and white
This painting is featured in the book ‘The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo‘ published by Inner Traditions 2011. Authors Howard G Charing and Peter Cloudsley.
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Illustrating the evolution of his intricate and colorful art, this book contains 48 full-color reproductions of Amaringo’s latest works with detailed explorations of the rich Amazonian mythology underlying each painting. Through their longstanding relationship with Amaringo, coauthors Charing and Cloudsley are able to share the personal stories behind his visions and experiences with Amazonian people and folklore, capturing Amaringo’s powerful ecological and spiritual message through his art and words.
With contributions by Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Robert Venosa, Dennis McKenna, Stephan Beyer, and Jan Kounen, this book brings the ayahuasca experience to life as we travel on Amaringo’s visionary brush and palette.