The British contingent was distraught: the English CC season had been what Brits call ‘difficult’, ‘flaming’ June struggling against weather conditions which would test the most stalwart rain-lover. There were distractions: the full moon of June 4th produced an annular solar eclipse; with a rare Venus transit next day; both witnessed by millions (in person; via livestream, internet, image bottom). So, perhaps encouraged by signs in the skies, the four small early-June crop appearances in Wiltshire were seen, not as a sad flop, but merely a prelude to what croppies now look for in the Solstitial Message—the manifestation of multiple—and meaningful—crop circles during solstice week. Most memorable, and as yet undecyphered, is the Milk Hill Astrolabe, with coded vanes and tail, of solstice, 2009.
One has the feeling that the Earth, herself, is seeking our attention, and expressing her messages through the most available resource she has: ripening grain.
But it is interesting that 2012’s solstice duo should appear to flank the same heart-shaped wood which featured on solstice, June 21, 2010, when its code was quickly interpreted to show the precise calculation of Phi, 1.1618, the Golden Mean, the Fibonacci sequence, around which all Nature and organic growth spirals.
And so, the enigma continues.While deeply disconcerting for Stowell Farms—the Oare Wiltshire farmer who still believes designs are made by local ‘vandals’, and bemoaned this week being ‘recipient’ of two circles overnight on solstice night—the croppie community (with growing internet support group) have had their appetite assuaged, delighted by timely aerial images of both the Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire and another two in the Vale of Severn, 55 miles due north, in Shropshire. This came as a double surprise: rural Shropshire—ancient Salop—between the awful human morass of Wolverhampton and the stark natural glacial outcrop of the Wrekin, is where hamlets connect through leafy lanes, and rolling fields are still hemmed in by copses (coppices) in olde worlde style, but where—sadly—an indelicately-managed takeover of Ancient Forest lands by corporate behemoth UK Coal, has come up against significant protest from the naturalist and wildlife lobby in its (ongoing) opencast coal extraction pits at Telford, within sight of the Wrekin, and within one mile of both solstice crop circles, at Malthouse Farm June 20th, and its predecessor at Wenlock Wood, June 17th. Wenlock Wood orbs, image below, lead the eye to their Malthouse companion CC one mile distant; while it reciprocates in highlighting a field telegraph pole whose wires lead west to Wenlock Wood. Both have additional meteorological symbol hooks, which point north to the coal extraction dumps.
Much Ado About Little Wenlock
*On a side-note: the Wrekin, while elevated in ‘recent’ geologic time to its present 1,335-ft, was formed in a primordial (Silurian) tropical sea 425 million years ago, whose coral fragments may still be found along the paths of the Way. An Iron-Age double-entrance enclosure on its sacred summit is locally known as Hell Gate (outer) and Heaven Gate (inner). Nearby fifteen-mile-long Wenlock Edge is one of the finest limestone escarpments in England, supporting wild meadows of endangered cowslip, rare orchids and helleborine. Electromagnetically-speaking, its limestone-permeated soil and alkaline aquifers are ideally suited to conduct subterranean waveforms which appear to be directly associated with crop circle formation.
Influence of the Wrekin
‘Out of the confusion of a crumbling society, will emerge individuals who are touched by higher guidance. They will inevitably flow together with others of like inspiration, and a new quality of society will begin to form. This is the true adventure of our time’
Sir George Trevelyan, founder Wrekin Trust
The Wrekin Trust was formed in 1971 by long-time Findhorn Foundation patron, Sir George Trevelyan (1906-1996). He was known in Britain as Grandfather of the New Age Movement, and lived his life according to Earth’s own natural laws, guidance and intuition. He spoke to the ‘Nature spirits’—Pan in particular—and pioneered the teaching of spiritual knowledge as part of adult education. It seems appropriate that 2012 Wrekin Trust Forum is entitled ‘Toward a Planetary Consciousness’.
But, back to weather portents!
“Crop Circles are formed by descending energetic vortices from the atmosphere, a vortex of air which is ionised to the point at which it is better regarded as a species of low-density cool plasma, producing a high-energy electromagnetic field.”
Plasma Vortices Theory, Prof. G. Terence Meaden, Univ. of Oxford Adult Education Archaeologist, Meteorologist and Head of TORRO Tornado Research
Adult educator, Dr Terence Meaden’s Plasma Vortices Theory describes how a rotating mass of electrically-charged air (sometimes reported as a UFO) might form from certain weather conditions, interacting with topographical features in the landscape. It would explain the malfunction of electronic equipment, orb sightings and hundreds of personal testimonies by people experiencing ‘altered consciousness’, within a ‘genuine’ crop circle.
“Of the 56 (orbs) that I saw between 1992 and 1996 while living within three miles of East Field (one of England’s most prodigious crop circle sites), 31 looked ‘plasma-like’: luminous, diffusely edged ‘fire balls’ that materialised in a variety of colours, though most often amber, or ‘Golden’, and/or red; and 29 of those occurred in the same weather conditions, characterised by calm stable air, high pressure, high humidity, and low to no wind speed.” Ed Sherwood ‘Meteorological connection to Crop Circles.’Cherhill, right, now looks like a sure sign predicting a downpour for Her Majesty’s June 3rd Royal Barge procession down the Thames during her Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
Now, with several more meteorological signs appearing, perhaps what the crop circle community senses is somewhat like a playback of one’s own dream/ideas rerun at a different speed, or rewound over slightly antiquated equipent, using symbols which only graze our consciousness, begging to be interpreted. ‘Croppies’—from all walks of life—tend to be imaginative, creative, open-minded, spiritually-adventurous—and communicative—people, so this synergy combined with the internet’s rapid evolution, provides a myriad platforms for transmitting ideas.
And if embryo group consciousness is taking hold, perhaps the CC community is first up to bat…There is much material available on dimensional reality, the concept of multiple or parallel universes; and the idea of ‘possibilities’ existing alongside one’s choices—until we pick a course that becomes our ‘reality’—is no longer an esoteric subject for rarified discussion. Over (at least) the last three seasons, we have been shown images of dimensions beyond what was previously thought to be ‘real’. We are mesmerized by corn magic, as successive optical illusions, created as 2D images, viewed from above—through the magic of video/computer screens—provide instant mantra: living room meditation. For a moment it seems not at all eccentric to see Lucy Pringle’s tadpoles, left, as messages swimming through the limestone aquifer, the energy matrix, towards our greater enlightenment of this amazing phenomenon. Before the Italian design (top) and the meteorological glyphs came to taunt us, the first Wiltshire crop circle in barley appeared June 2nd at Manton Grove in the form of a polar clock, giving wired croppies fodder for debate and a ‘date’ to focus on: Saturday August 4th, at either 18:45:50 or 19:43:53, depending on interpretation. In computer/screen saver ‘polar clocks’, convention dictates that the outermost ring denotes time in seconds. It has been speculated that on Saturday evening, August 4th, the Finals of both Men’s and Women’s Athletics will take place in London’s Olympic Stadium; and this would tie in well with the current media trend of overstuffing the population with visual entertainment—the equivalent of Roman ‘bread and circuses’—but, like the later Shropshire circles, a telephone pole at Manton Drove seems chosen deliberately as a focal point; then one recalls that Cotswold-born Charles Wheatstone (1802-1875), inventor of the polar clock, was also instrumental in the development of early telegraph systems and a major contributor to Spectroscopy: which is the study of the interaction between matter and radiated energy. Now everything seems to be concerned with the interface between matter and radiating energy! If crop circles have opened up the field for group imagination and shared consciousness to express itself, then excitement generated makes them ideal chambers of consciousness, exquisitely decorated multi-dimensional motifs which trigger a range of human emotion: from anger through devoted care through spontaneous healing and revelation. Some chambers seem to ripen as the season advances, as the grain within them also matures. Let us hope that implies hope for the human race.
Some amazing conclusions have already been reached by the croppie following, which do have concensus in their peer group. We shall have to wait and see if these new meteorological portents have relevance to just the earthly dimension, or whether the 2012 season is about to be shocked into reality by space-weather, too. With the runup to solar maximum (2013) and increasing frequency of electromagnetic plasma flares and CMEs heading in our direction, perhaps telephone/power lines highlighted in recent formations point to consequent telegraph/communications disruption, which would affect us all. If we add that variable to the dragon’s brew we are concocting, are we prepared for the consequences?
Alternatively, if we stood up now, as one, and demanded solar power, pollution-free energy, even Tesla’s free lightning generators, as the circlemakers suggest, would we be able to change our own future, in time to save it from such a calamity?