Author: Pablo Amaringo
Paperback, 160 pages
The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman.
Contains 49 beautiful paintings of ayahuasca visions with explanations.
Pablo César Amaringo practiced for many years as a healer in the Peruvian amazon. Today he paints the visions he remembers from his shamanic practice and teaches young people to paint as director of the USKO-AYAR Amazonian School of Painting in Pucallpa, an art school he co-founded with Luis Eduardo Luna in 1988, where local youth are educated in the care and preservation of the amazon ecosystem.
During the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro (June 1992), Pablo Amaringo was elected to the Global 500 Roll of Honor of the United Nations Environmental Program in recognition of outstanding practical achievements in the protection and improvement of the environment through the USKO-AYAR school.
Luis Eduardo Luna was born and raised in the Colombian Amazon region. He earned his PhD from the Institute of Comparative Religion of Stockholm University. He is a Guggenheim Fellow and Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London. He also is the author of Vegetalismo: Shamanism among the Mestizo Population of the Peruvian Amazon , he has been since 1979 a Senior Lecturer in Spanish at the Swedish School of Economics in Helsinki and since 1986 an Associate of the Botanical Museum of Harvard University.