Acknowledging The Other Worlds
I am known as Pablo Amaringo. And I travel in the other worlds.
Before I left your world, I wrote that;
“Every tree, every plant, has a spirit. People may say that the plant has no mind. I tell them that the plant is alive & conscious. A plant may not talk, but there is a spirit in it that is conscious, that sees everything, which is the soul of the plant, its essence, what makes it alive. The channels through which the water & sap move are the veins of the spirit.”
In my paintings under the power of ayahuasca, I captured the spirits, sub-aquatic cities, celestial realms, extra-terrestrial beings of great wisdom and the sorcerers who battle with the vegetalistas (shamans).
In my tradition, vegetalista denotes those that receive power through the plant kingdom. Some, such as the Palero, specialize in the bark, roots, and resins of trees. The Perfumero specializes in the aromas of plants and flowers.
All vegetalistas sing or whistle magical chants (Ícaros) during the onset of an ayahuasca ceremony to provoke the mareación or visionary trance state and to render the mind more susceptible to visions.
The vegetalista learns the ícaros directly from the plant spirits. In my experience, the ícaro as the sound of the universe – the planets, stars, comets, and supernovas. Creation is vibration, is sound. Ícaros are the music of creation.
In the same world in which you exist this is what I saw in the other world;
To all of you who have lost a loved one, this is where they are;
Forces gather in your world but in the other, you have allies;
Sing when you can, whistle when you can, do these things with a good heart and the Ícaros will come to you.
~ Stephen J. Bergstrom