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.
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.
The authors explain the techniques that shamans use to establish connections to plant spirits. Practical exercises are provided using traditional Amazonian and Caribbean healing plants and their common North American equivalents, so that readers can explore the world of plant spirits and make allies of their own.
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