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The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo

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Hardcover Book
Inner Traditions
March, 2011
$48.00 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

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.

Illustrating the evolution of his intricate and colorful art, this book contains 47 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, co-authors 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.

We are made of music. Artists do well to whistle or chant as I do when I paint—much as a little bird sings to protect the forest. The huarmi taquina is the vibration of the spirit that accompanies creation; everyone feels happy when they hear it.

The woman represents beauty, and her chant is an exquisite bird song lifting everyone’s spirits—like lianas twisting up into the sky.

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. He is also the author/artist of Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman.




Publisher’s Description: 

Pablo Amaringo's stunning art was inspired by shamanic visions. A master communicator of the ayahuasca experience, Amaringo's work is a doorway into a transcendent world. Contains 47 full-color reproductions of Amaringo's never-before-published paintings.

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