2011 Crop Circles: Timetravel in Miniature
2011 Crop Circle Season began with an unprecedented dual appearance last January (in Yogyakarta, Java), just when the Crop Circle Community (in Britain and the N.American continent) were beginning to despair of ever seeing an end to winter.
Dimensional crop circles were springing up everywhere — Stonehenge itself signaled by an early morning appearance at dawn on summer solstice, just when the modern-pagans were allowed access to the monument to conduct their sun ceremonies.In total, after a halting start, crop circle appearances came down with a splash over the ancient calendrical 3-day solstice: seven crop designs manifested in 72 hours in the Avebury-Alton Barnes-Stanton St.Bernard-Kennet triangle, to rebound farther south at Stonehenge (Winterbourne Stoke 1 & 2) in the same time window. The Kennet connection was to resurface one month later to the day, when one of July’s most complex Maya-inspired designs appeared next to June’s simple rings.
The 2011 season highlights included multiple simultaneous appearances, as at East and West Kennet and especially at CC-Central, Milk Hill, Wiltshire’s highest landmass, where gestation of the Celtic connection forged at Beltane, above, happened here over two successive nights –Celtic knot phase-One July 6th, phase-Two July 7/8; field cut July 12th. The season will be remembered for its amazing contrasts: some farmers actively involved in organic culture of their crops were granting public access to gratuitously embellished fields while also donating all visitor contributions to charity. Others were threatening to spray insecticides if the same peaceable visitors step a foot inside their perimeter fence. Tempers ran high, with some remarkable formations cut before photographers were able to take off in planes or even microlites. Yet, 2011 photo-documentation quality and positive support remained high.
During August the electromagnetic frequencies/currents so treasured by stone circle, crop circle and dowsing adepts rendered spirals, specific astronomical solar system maps and further dimensional clues. They came cascading through the wormholes of Time, to play out a myriad themes in the Wiltshire fields.After the Temple Farm appearance August 7th, right, three designs materialized at Beckhampton on the same day, August 13th, culminating in the superlative dimensional masterpiece at Jubilee Plantation two days later.
This design which superimposed its ‘Theory of Everything/ToE’ design in a field adjacent to the ‘smoking alien’ pictoglyph of two weeks earlier, was ingeniously signed by its creator with a device known to meteorologists as a weather feather. Other theories abound.There came a mini-rash of crop circles in outlying counties, like Warwickshire, Lincolnshire and Northumberland — satisfying a patient posse of us ‘provincials’ who gather annually hoping for a token pattern in our ripening fields. Northumberland and Warwickshire (Birmingham-Coventry) had not experienced the April heat of Wiltshire and as the last fields of the heartland were being harvested, the North came into its own. Dyed-in-the-wool Croppies may have felt let down that there was no 08/08 CC in 2011, and even fewer circles in August, but the Wiltshire season was coming to an end, the agriculture system so advanced by accelerated weather conditions, that some farmers were — in CC-friendly style — keeping only that portion of their field open and un-combine-harvested, to allow visitors to experience the few remaining gems.
There seemed to be no clearcut finale, like August 2010, but that was perhaps because the Season wasn’t over with its surprises yet. Crop circles went into shadow mode in September, while interplanted wildlife-friendly grasses grew along the ghost outlines of previous season’s designs. October brought a couple of tail-enders, or perhaps we thought they were appetite-whetters… for 2012… December, top, came as a complete surprise.
During the winter the crop-circle-believer following has increased (mostly via social media, but CC/Consciousness blogs like this have experienced increased traffic). Worldwide awareness of the phenomenon — while not expressed in mainstream media, but rather via the internet/YouTube/alternate media — is also gaining momentum.
Let the 2012 festivities begin.