Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments:
An Entheogen Chrestomathy
Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D.
Author Index | Title Index
Ayahuasca Visions :
The Religious Iconography of a Peruvian Shaman.
Luna, Leis Eduardo, and, Amaringo, Pablo. (1991).
CA: North Atlantic Books.
note, biography of Pablo Amaringo, about the visions, conclusion;
49 illustrated Visions divided into 4 parts, Part 1: The Plant-Teachers
and Shamanic Powers, Part 2: Spirit World, Part 3: Illness and
Curing, Part 4: Shamanic Flights, bibliography, index.
Excerpt(s): Years ago,
Peruvian Pablo Amaringo took the shaman's path. Today, he paints
from a photographic memory the intricate, detailed visions he
experienced under the influence of ayahuasca. His vivid and detailed
paintings, filled with animals, plants, spirits and mythological
beings, illuminate the shaman's world. In his paintings he meets
the living spirits of beneficial as well as harmful plants, the
visitors from distant galaxies, and the ancient and wise guardians
of esoteric knowledge. ...
Anthropologist Leis Eduardo
Luna provides an introduction to the Peruvian Amazon and its ethnobotanical
tradition, the use of ayahuasca in a shamanic context, and background
on his long relationship with Pablo Amaringo. Throughout the text
he supplements Amaringo's descriptions of the supernatural with
plant identifications, cross-cultural comparisons, information
about plant shamanism in Amazonia, and analyses of the symbols
and iconography in Pablo's art. (dust jacket)
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