February 17th, 2012
Publication Date: May 12, 2011
A new collection of never-before-published paintings by renowned artist Pablo Amaringo
• With written contributions by Graham Hancock, Jeremy Narby, Robert Venosa, Dennis McKenna, Stephan Beyer, and Jan Kounen
• Contains 48 color plates of Amaringo’s latest works, with detailed narratives of the rich Amazonian mythology underlying each painting
• Shares Amaringo’s personal stories behind the artistic visions
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 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.
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January 1st, 2012
BOOK NEWS, INC.
The Ayahuasca Visions of Pablo Amaringo
By Howard Charing, Peter Cloudsley, and Pablo Amaringo
This very big book (11x14 inches) showcases the work of Pablo Amaringo (1938-2009) — extraordinarily colorful paintings displayed full-page depicting enigmatic flora, fauna, and people intertwined in fantastical designs. Facing pages have explanatory text, telling the stories depicted in the paintings and the feelings and beliefs behind those stories. Amaringo trained as a curandero in the Amazon then retired in 1977 to become a full-time painter and art teacher in his native Peru. Over time he attracted international attention. This book was conceived by his British friends Howard G. Charing, director of a center for shamanism in London, and Peter Cloudsley, a musicologist and founder of a retreat center in the Amazon; both men have studied and immersed themselves in Peruvian culture for many years. They provide prefaces describing their involvement with Amaringo, and several contributed essays thoroughly discuss his life, work, and the altered states of consciousness that the paintings express. (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)
For interviews, photo galleries with Pablo Amaringo, visit the website of the book;