Thursday, April 21, 2011




Pablo Amaringo - psychedelic painter

Pablo Amaringo was born in 1943 in Puerto Libertad, in the Peruvian Amazon. He was ten years old when he first took ayahuasca - a visionary brew used in shamanism, made from the plants Banisteriopsis caapi (yagé) and Psychotria viridis (chacruna). A severe heart illness--and the magical treatment of this via ayahuasca--led Pablo toward the life of a shaman, and he eventually became a powerful curandero--learning the icaros, or healing songs, that the ayahuasca brew taught him.

In 1977, Pablo abandoned his vocation as a shaman. He became a painter and art instructor at his Usko-Ayar school, where there was no charge for the students to learn painting from Pablo.

Pablo painted and described numerous of his ayahuasca visions, some of which appear in his book Ayahuasca Visions: The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman. Before he passed away, he was working on paintings of angels, as well as paintings that documented the flora and fauna of Peru.

More 50 paintings here:
http://www.guariadeosa.com/photos/pamaringo/paintingsforsale/?cur=0&

44 comments:

  1. I wonder if he actually saw such stunning visions or if the colours and forms are more symbolic.

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  2. This actually reminds me of The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. Such a great film with pyschadelic inspired scenes.
    Profusely

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  3. I love that picture, its amazing and very trippy

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  4. nice beautiful relaxing painting. i love it lots. i'll follow your blog daily. please do the same with mine. its very interesting and informative. thanks alot. cant wait till your next post.

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  5. the colors are amazing and fluid. keeps the eyes busy which is very nice. not boring at all. keep posting and please check my blog. thanks.

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  6. The painting alone got me high.

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  7. i like studying these pictures while listening to goa :D

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  8. Trippy as hell, really cool pic dude

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  9. You always have such vivid pics here.

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  10. I can't really appreciate it when i am sober.

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  11. very good picture, i love how it all blends in

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  12. Good picture, thanks for sharing.

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  13. So much going on in such a small picture. pretty awesome

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  14. This Pablo guy must have been on drugs while painting this.

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  15. Pretty sweet, im gonna have to check out his other work.

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  16. I just love painting that are full of colors!

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  17. Awesome picture and very interesting story, trippy as hell!

    Good post :D

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  18. i had a chance to try ayahuasca and i couldn't and now i kick myself for it every day. fuck it i'm going to peru.

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