Friday, December 27, 2019

my painting Teletransportación interceptada por complejos autónomos/ Teleportation intercepted by autonomous complexes will be shown briefly and remain part of a permanent archive of Surrealism at the Espacio Matta Museum. 
Exposición 100 años de Surrealismo. Inauguración sábado 28 de diciembre. Santa Rosa #9014 La Granja , Chile
La Granja, Chile. 

"I am interested only in the unknown and I work for my own astonishment."

Roberto Matta

"I was interested in other spaces to do with forms drawn from non-Euclidean geometry and the idea of entering these spaces. These structures do not rely on the sense of space, as we know it. It is a space without limits and which transforms itself in time - a mutant space." 

Roberto Matta
Teleportation intercepted by autonomous complexes. Mitchell Pluto  

"Everything in this painting is psychological .. How to picture the battlefield, not the physical one, but the one inside of us: fear against courage, criticism, and hate, suspicion and trust? An internal bombardment."

Roberto Matta

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Mary Witcop and Mitchell Pluto collaboration 1998 

Vessels: methods of containment. Can you take the heat? Are you opaque and dense, slow to warm so no one can tell what is going on inside? Sometimes it is less an issue what is in the vessel, the nature of the stuff being contained, and more one of shape: leaky, fragile, brittle, solid, full to overflowing, empty, cracked 

Alchemical Psychology. James Hillman 

Friday, November 22, 2019

portal to the eleusinian mysteries

Where you stumble, there lies your treasure. The very cave you are afraid to enter turns out to be the source of what you are looking for. The damned thing in the cave, that was so dreaded, has become the center. 

Joseph Campbell

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

No photo description available.
Rites of the Mountain Deities November 13, 2009

buildings and institutions are not only living metaphors but bodies. the people who circulate within the plexus hallways, arches, beams and chambers become components of the building themselves.

From the East heat grew and activated the points of the horizon, the surface of the pot bends the beam of light. Day influenced the raven, grouse, cow, prong horn, wolf and bison who bear the fields into summer. The turtles time is shell, gravity and scale..or shape,force and purpose. The mountain ram is the huntress's uterus. Her burning body transforms matter into energy, so the leaves change. The red owl is the threshold to winter and carries knowledge on how to survive through winter. From the bears mouth pour the memories of man adjusting to nature. On the bears head is the chameleon who passes through dreams undetected. Bears eyes contain the records of the moon. Below appetites compete for energy. The master architect, the beaver guides man to the branches of antlers, which is the knowledge of hunting. The fish being is man dreaming, but man does not dream awake because raven trims his thoughts. By now being in the west, the gravity of the moon will pull the flowers from the seeds and another design will appear on the surface of the pot.

Mitchell Pluto

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Pythagorean Star pendent 

“In the pentagram, the Pythagoreans found all proportions well-known in antiquity: arithmetic, geometric, harmonic, and also the well-known golden proportion, or the golden ratio. ... Probably owing to the perfect form and the wealth of mathematical forms, the pentagram was chosen by the Pythagoreans as their secret symbol and a symbol of health. 
- Alexander Voloshinov
bird skylight pendent of mercury transiting the sun
The collective unconscious…appears to consist of mythological motifs or primordial images, for which reason the myths of all nations are its real exponents. In fact the whole of mythology could be taken as a sort of projection of the collective unconscious. We can see this most clearly if we look at the heavenly constellations, whose originally chaotic forms are organized through the projection of images. This explains the influence of the stars as asserted by astrologers. These influences are nothing but unconscious, introspective perceptions of the collective unconscious. 
– Carl G. Jung
guardian of the fourth chakra
Marion Flanary Collection
“Our hearts resonate at the same frequency as the earth and the universe. Therefore, we are all valuable instruments in the orchestration of the world and its harmony.”
Suzy Kassem

Sunday, October 20, 2019

entanglement qubit in Ursa Minor during hibernation
we go on deeper and deeper and deeper, until we reach the point where there is no answer. There is not even a question. Both question and answer die simultaneously at some point. They begin to rub each other too closely and they short-circuit each other in some way. At that point, we tend to give up hope of an answer, or of anything whatsoever. we are purely hopeless. We could call this transcending hope, if you would like to put it in more genteel terms. 

Chögyam Trungpa, Crazy Wisdom

Sunday, September 29, 2019

cymatics from the astral jungle 

Don’t get addicted to being human. This is only temporary.
Robert Monroe

the lost i is in the spool of the cocoon 
Spin is a fundamental personality characteristic of all energy structures, not only elementary particles. it is the wheeling of galaxies. The movement of humans living on a spinning globe. spinning is the orientation of all living organisms to the rotational momentum of womb-planets or designed plan-its.  
- Timothy Leary, Evolutionary Agents 
contagion of fear 
“We also have to give up the notion of a divine savior, which has nothing to do with what religion we belong to, but refers to the idea of someone or something who will save us without our having to go through any pain. In fact, giving up that kind of false hope is the first step. We have to be with ourselves. We have to be real people. There is no way of beating around the bush, hoping for the best. If you are really interested in working with yourself, you can’t lead that kind of double life, adopting ideas, techniques, and concepts of all kinds, simply in order to get away from yourself.”
― Chögyam Trungpa, Smile at Fear: Awakening the True Heart of Bravery

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

The Mother Coyote Band

cover for Mexican Blues Band The Mother Coyote
Thunderbird, Lyrics:

The weather of seasons ain’t what it used to be
Autumn and winter manifest their rivalry
Is the eye of the hurricane really full off hummingbirds
Is there a light after this long cold night
The cry of the heavens won’t cease until we change
They say there’d be no rest till judgement day
Until we learn again when to take and how to give

Save our souls from impending doom, the light’s going out
Before our time, would you lead us to the higher ground, old friend
Thunderbird, may you flap your wings and bring the thunder and rain

Take us to the next life on this endless journey
And maybe next time we’ll remember how to live
And bring us that fire that purifies the soul
There’s one last tragedy before the dawn
Tell me why brothers couldn’t seem to get along
In all of written human history
Philosophical stranglehold that keeps us from movin on

Save our souls from impending doom, the light’s going out
Before our time, would you lead us to the higher ground, old friend

Thunderbird, may you flap your wings and bring the thunder and rain

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Artificial Intelliegineer 
In this electronic age we see ourselves being translated more and more into the form of information, moving toward the technological extension of consciousness. 
Marshall McLuhan

Sunday, April 7, 2019

The Oracle is an Eight Petal Flower  

Inspired by the Rub el Hizb, "one fourth, quarter"(also known as the Star of Lakshmi) and the Eight phases of the moon

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Refraction of Venus
Sandy Johns Collection
how lucky we are to receive the refracted gifts of Venus. each to their own cup, as the bending wave is abundant or thin. along the rings and pages of each day, she conveys spiral and first blush to every petal. it is the bloom that provides surface, to curve light into color. I hear as the foot falls on the key note it follows. my body, a prism of combined attitude can not overlook the unplayed verse in the shape of a flower.

Mitchell Pluto 

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Ghost Magpie gift of the Uranus transit Taurus
Christina Homer Collection 
on March 6, 2019 my wife and I saw a ghost magpie outside the window. this event happen while Uranus transited Taurus. Uranus has a unique overturning magnetic influence. While Taurus regulates the senses in an abbreviated-routine way, Uranus activates the thalamus within the brain. when this occurs our vision is lengthen and thoughts become more liberated. the most reliable teacher under this influence is gazing into the sri yantra, which is also the rose cross.       

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Paintings available at Bohème Apothēca 

113 W Park St, Livingston, MT Livingston, Montana

“Even the most carefully defined philosophical or mathematical concept, which we are sure does not contain more than we have put into it, is nevertheless more than we assume. It is a psychic event and as such partly unknowable. The very numbers you use in counting are more than you take them to be. They are at the same time mythological elements (for the Pythagoreans, they were even divine); but you are certainly unaware of this when you use numbers for a practical purpose.” 
― C.G. Jung, Man and His Symbols

writing and paintings © Mitchell Pluto

Odin and the Word/World Tree

The twelfth tarot archetype specifies an enclosed circle as a unit of time.

The stories surrounding the Nordic myth of Odin and the tree in my interpretation manifest as a circumference. The center dot of the circle is referred as Bindu in Sanskrit, a point which lacks nothing (the non manifested) Hanging Odin is a pendulum initiated into the pool of the collective unconsciousness.

Thoth Tarot Deck art by Frieda Harris, Wiki:How to Draw a Circle (for educational purposes only), Jean Beauchard Masonic Tarot Deck
His arms are stretched and holds the surface of the circle-as a compass would. It is during this event that a bridge between the center and the surface determine an edge (sacrifice, deduction) of light into the unknown.

Saturn and Jupiter signs. Primal cruciforms contain within the archetype pose of the hang man 
The quest (or question) for the hang man becomes, how much thought and memory will empower things by name? What is my importance in my name and how I call things? how I treat things? This advancement depends solely on the value of words and in Odin's case, runes or more symbolically, the corner of a square-the right angle's effect on action, thought and emotion.

 Artificial Memory Lost in the Woods

 it's that moment when the ego becomes too important, when that fearful feeling of paranoia overturns our well being. when we relied too much on a counterfeit reality instead of fresh air. when we are over committed to a stream of selfies. when we are over programmed to share the transit of our interior self. when we believed the lien others told us to believe in, that alienates us from our unconditional worth. that's when it's time for a proper discharge. leaving the monitor behind. getting lost in the woods. that's when it's time to be unavailable and organic.

Discovering the Habitation Spiral

It was that shimmer of the waxwing that lead me to pursue the spiral. who is none other than an angel carefully wrapped in plume. with a songline set to earth's key. 
I found the track. where there was no other nourishment that held me so tenderly. it is the well spring that guided me back home to the mother of all beings.

The Real Key Board leads to the Mycelium Inner Net

Older than old. stems and rings.  fed a planet into poetry. the first branch. off shoots into voice scrolls. mining our language into jewels. pledging a vowel to arrange raw consonants. keys and notes. paint by numbers. rooms and offices. links and subdivisions. all neural networks.


Before my eyes were magnetized to a screen. I knew I was not a sleepwalker. At an early age I dowsed and channeled the bird eye. 
It is a dream track, the feathered serpent within our self and landscape.  I consider birds angels of the earth's magnetic field. Their song line calls the trees to revive.  I imagine we do not hear the moon like they do. We do not feel the planets sing from heaven either, as our own planet's ray blooms within our being. 

Yew Magician 

The Yew Magician is a person of conductivity, who remembers earth's magnetic field and the flow of currents. 

 In one hand the Yew Magician holds the healing Yew berry, in the other hand, the Buddhi mudra. (a mudra that specifically balances the water in the body) An owl stands guard as an equal set of eyes, that burn brightly in the pool of collective unconsciousness. Upon the head is a gold calendrical hat that receives rays from the moon and planets. 

The Golden Hat of Schifferstadt 

The Bi-location of Falconry 

When we meditate we are the builder of our own mind.  We duplicate a design in our mind's eye as an expectation. 

Dhāraṇā single focus
During this trance into ourselves, we meet an ego who commits indulgence on three levels- through inaccurate thought, action and emotion. This produces an overwhelming sense of importance that the ego defends as a claim to it's own expectation. while standing in our own way, the duplicate becomes a shadow.  This lack of concentration figuratively slays the inner cosmic architect by dividing it's self. This leaves the blue print to express one's healthy self undiscovered.

Illustration from Manly P. Hall's The Lost Keys of Freemasonry
Meanwhile the body begins to decay without self knowledge, unfinished. Under the influence of the hawk archetype of Heru-falconry as the scope of Horus, over sees the details of the blue print and guides us without interference. Our point of view is expanded and inspired without argument. The minded mind, the target-is successfully exposed. 

sand painting by Alvina Begay (Navajo)
A right angle is found and used to over lay honesty to bond all thought, action and emotion together.  This builds a functional bridge within the self-the highest arch, expressing it's most brilliant value and maximum potential, without harming one's self or others. When we return from our meditation intelligence, effort and compassion are all restored fully.   

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Geomantic Knight 
"The cyclic symbolism of the Chess board resides in the fact that it expresses the unfolding of space according to the quaternary and octonary of principle directions (4x4x4=8x8) and that it synthesizes in crystalline form, the two great complementary cycles of the sun and moon: the duodenary of the zodiac and the 28 lunar mansions; further more, the number 64, the sum of the squares on the Chess board is a submultiple of the fundamental cyclic number 25920, which measures the precession of the equinoxes 
- Titus Burckhardt   .

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Buried waves, the Currents of Hydromancy 

 “We have a dual myth of earth and sky - the star
constellations laid out on earth, and the Knights impersonating the stars above them” 

 Katharine Emma Maltwoodic 

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Discovering the Habitation Spiral 
"The true mathematical science is that which measureth the invisible lines and immortal beams which can pass through cold and turf, hill and dale. It was for this reason, it was accounted by all ancient priests the chiefest science, for it gave them power both in their words and works."
Dr. John Dee

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Frequency bands of Jupiter; Eagle and the Oak Tree
Alice Macdonald Collection 
“The power of nature exists in its silence. Human words cannot encode the meaning because human language has access only to the shadow of meaning.” 

― Malidoma Patrice Somé, Of Water and the Spirit: Ritual, Magic, and Initiation in the Life of an African Shaman

transmutation or Conjunction of Jupiter hemispheres into Neptune.   

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Artificial Memory Lost in the Woods

Awareness does not engage with objects of the ordinary mind. It is “self-cognizing primordial wisdom.” This can be illustrated by the “light” of the new moon: a profoundly indwelling luminosity, which does not radiate outward. Therefore, despite the fact that the five primordial wisdoms are spontaneously present in awareness, the latter is without thoughts related to sense objects. By contrast, even when it is still, the ordinary mind nevertheless “moves” and follows after different objects. It is like the light of the moon on the fifteenth of the month, which radiates outward and engulfs everything. 
Awareness is like the light of the new moon - Jigme Lingpa 
Treasury of Precious Qualities: Book Two: Vajrayana and the Great Perfection

Saturday, January 19, 2019

The Enigmatist 
We are the gods of the atoms that make up ourselves but we are also the atoms of the gods that make up the universe.
Manly Hall