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Sychronicity of Mind : Miracle in Manifestation

October 16, 2012

Conduit Closing… 2012

Unprecedented, in a tight corner of one of the last fields to be harvested in 2012, Windmill Hill crop formation of October 14th came in answer to a group prayer; image courtesy

Few followers of the crop circle phenomenon would expect anything dramatic to appear in English fields in mid October. Technically, the season is over. Now is the time when Wiltshire’s canal-side pubs have rescued their outdoor chairs and tables from the drenching rain and put up shutters for another year. And yet at some deep level one can venture to describe as ‘beyond our ken’, there have been other forces at work. Several ‘croppies’ hoped for just one more image to satisfy their craving, to confirm their belief that there was something still to come and, remarkably another ‘final’ design of the season—the ‘conduit closing’ message of 2012—appeared overnight October 14th next to neolithic sacred site Windmill Hill, above.

Located at one of Wiltshire’s favored hotspots, more significantly the new design was ‘anticipated’, at least by a small group of devotees, praying to have their belief confirmed by an answer in the corn.

rt: the ‘visualization’ September 11th, courtesy M.Etchepare, left: Windmill Hill CC October 14th, 2012, courtesy ET

This is not the first time crop circle enthusiasts have ‘wished for’ a design and one appeared. In the 1990s there were several instances of preemptive visualization, not least of these being the Mandelbrot Set crop formation of August 11, 1991, documented in full by Joseph Mason. Throughout that decade Freddie Silva expounded his theory that all crop circles were produced by ultrasound. Another visionary of the 1990s crop circle resurgence, Paul Vigay (1964-2009) corresponded with former Stonehenge decoder Gerald S. Hawkins, and they both agreed that sacred sound had a significant place in the creation of such ephemeral appearances. Hawkins had then recently succeeded in decyphering the Milk Hill script sent by the circlemakers in answer to his colleagues’ demand: “Talk to us” in 1991.

Vigay’s work with Hawkins led to a previously obscure relationship between sacred geometry and intervals on the music scale noticed by the ancient Egyptians: their ‘frozen music’, below. To Vigay it was a natural progression to make recordings of pixel images of crop circles which he played through a computer program, converting pixels to sound. He discovered the resulting music had a quality conducive to meditation, relaxation and deep contentment: essentially sounds in the ‘alpha’ wave band.

Dendera Zodiac in the ancient temple of Hathor, Dendera/Lunet Luxor Egypt

Many indigenous and antique civilizations had knowledge that sound could affect matter: or that certain sound frequencies are light-resonant. This information held by the priesthoods of various religions and cultures was known as Sacred Sound or the ‘Lost Chord’. See our earlier research on the healing chambers within certain pyramids which were ‘wired for sound’.

These sacred sounds form a predetermined scale of octaves.The human voice, when suitably reverent, is also one of those tones which can affect its surroundings. One has only to hear a child being lulled to sleep by a mother’s comforting song to know that such frequencies break down barriers, cross into unseen worlds.

In the Beginning was the Word
In the late nineties, before they both died, Gerald Hawkins and Paul Vigay agreed that crop circle designs manifested precisely according to Hawkins’s theory based on four principles found in Euclidean/sacred geometry, that:

“… theorem involves concentric circles each touching the sides of a triangle, and as the triangle changes shape, it generates special crop-circle geometries”

He developed a fifth crop-circle theorem elaborating on the triangle, finding that if several concentric circles touched at the triangle’s sides and corners, different triangles gave different sets of circles. He was astonished to find that the ratios within triangles, circles and other geometric configurations equated sacred design used by the ancient Egyptians— and that they likened geometry to ‘frozen music’.

An equilateral triangle produces one of the observed crop-circle patterns; three isoceles triangles generate the other crop-circle geometries. What is most surprising is that all geometries give diatonic—musical—ratios. Before us, only the Egyptians linked geometric theorems with music.
Dr. Gerald S. Hawkins

In the crop circle community the paranormal has never been the only attraction for circlewatchers. There are those who doubt, but many more believe that electromagnetic, sonar and solar powers are at work. In the 2012 season of many pitfalls—despite angry removal of designs by harassed farmers, long periods of rain, a dominant theme has nevertheless penetrated the cropwatcher psyche—that transmission via ancient serpent earth-energy is alive and wishing to communicate with those earth-dwellers willing to believe such communication possible.

Gerald Hawkins
believed it, his team decyphering the 1991 Milk Hill glyph found it read both ways: left-to-right and right-to-left:

Oppono-Astos = I oppose acts of cunning (deception)
and OII-OCCULUI-II-NUNC-IIO = I am hidden for now

The Background:

Hackpen Hill, August 26th: remarkably perfect crop design on the edge of the Marlborough Downs, where the ancient Ridgeway skirts the sacred energy center … many experienced lift-off within the circle

For those passionate crop circle followers who lovingly noted each bent node or whisker of a central tuft since the wet season of 2012 began, the prehistoric sacred triangle centered on Avebury—radiating northwest to Windmill Hill, east to Marlborough and south-south-east via the ancient Ridgeway, Silbury, West Kennet and the Sanctuary to Woodborough Hill—has manifested miracles. The ancient energy which drew neolithic farmers from their precious labor to erect sacred stones in respect for its potency, was the same electromagnetic force recognized by current researchers as being instrumental in producing crop formations.

Avebury heartland is simultaneously neolithic stone circle heaven, and twenty-first century crop circle hub. And it looked as if the sacredness was beginning to rub off.

“The crop circles have become signs and portents of our time. They function as huge Rorschach tests writ large in the fields of southern England, deciphered according to the belief of those who view the phenomenon”
John Lundberg, circlemaker

Stories like the Hawkins group-decyphering abound within cropcircle internet groups and their Wiltshire colleagues, the on-the-ground experts who watch each year and share interpretations.

In late August, after a dreary year of rain-drenched crops, with anxious farmers cutting fields as soon as standing grain was dry enough to drive a combine through, several crop designs came and went overnight. The build-up of croppie anticipation was dashed in several instances of crop circles being cut out before visitors could set foot in fragile fields. In many instances, solitary aerial photographs were a boon to those making the journey on foot, only to find a formation had vanished. Many felt disappointment, experienced no clearcut finale , as in previous seasons.

As the season lengthened into fall, and September 11th drew on to equinox—many Maya-inspired followers were anticipating a series of consecutive energy portals described vividly by Maya scholar Miguel Etchepare, featured in our last blog, A small intrepid group-within-a-group sensing a need for closure and an energy-doorway offering an opportunity, synchronously envisaged asking for another design to appear. If a communal prayer went up, perhaps the spirit of the corn might hear and send a reply.

The Visualization:
Hesitant amateurs at first, the ‘experiment’ couldn’t decide on what to visualize: the last CC had been the stunning August 26th hypercube, above: an exquisitely executed UFO-launch pad at Hackpen Hill. Yet the dominant theme of previous months had been the ‘tadpoles’, dragon-energy, the voice of Mother Earth-serpent before she settled on her sacred nest. The Maya Tzolkin portal presented ten consecutive days full of serpent energy; intense discussion followed via various threads, and design suggestions came forward. The inspiration percolated.

Our ancestors would have been proud of us: a twenty-first century group of predominantly western first-world types who didn’t really believe in folk magic; didn’t really think they could do something so connected to the Group Mind. But Brazilian astronomer Etchepare suggested, instead of a multitude of wishful-thinking-dreamscape-ideas—which could dissipate group energy—a simple stylized serpent head/upheld curved angel wings, above right, the die was cast. The graphic was posted on Facebook, people got on with their lives; but subliminally, we must all have waited and wondered…

Avebury’s culmination of serpentine energy, August 1st 2012, pointing to December 21st alignment at dawn when Mercury, Venus and Mars rise with Saturn before the Sun
consummate interpretation courtesy Miguel Etchepare

Meanwhile Miguel, spurred on by the Tzolkin portal, was simultaneously being given divine inspiration to interpret the remarkable Lammas serpentine appearance which nestled at Avebury, August 1st. See his remarkable video, below, one of an interpretive series, linking the serpents within the neolithic amphitheatre of Avebury, Woodborough, Picked Hill to the rising of the Serpent—constellation Serpens, held by Ophiuchus—alongside planets Saturn, Mars, Mercury and Venus as a prelude to dawn on December 21st, 2012.

No wonder our prayer in sound had potency. All the energy was there. Croppies believed! As individuals focused in their own way—but on an energetic level presenting a communal tone—voiced or unvoiced—the ‘intent’, ‘request’, belief for a final glyph to appear, was sent aloft: not perhaps on the same physical level as the SETI or Arecibo transmissions of the 1970s-1990s, but, intuitively, prayerfully, with focused intent from the Group Mind to the energy matrix ‘out there’.

The Prayer:
As we all know, the sound of a loved one’s voice, or a prayer released in earnest petition, can hold a vibration similar to music. From Gregorian chant to cathedral choir to rock and roll, music creates its own sacred vibration. The original utterance made by God in all Hebrew, Aramaic, Arab and Vedic tradition was the ‘Word’: a sound issuing through the airwaves. Regardless of how one interprets it, a sound by a dedicated—however small—group of humanity issued during September 11th weekend rose into the creative matrix to swirl with other sounds among the stars.

A strictly ordered system of mathematical progressions is necessary to create the smallest speck of matter from the primeval matrix of space. This mathematical fractal progression utilizes the mathematical equation relating to three Sacred Sounds
Φ PHI = 7/5 PI/e*
Bruce L. Cathie, The Energy Grid—Lost Science, 1997

*Φ PHI – the ratio that controls the formation of life
π PI – the ratio that controls the formation of circles
e – the ratio that control the formation of logarithmic spirals

Prayer answered?
It would seem the prayer invoked an answer—perhaps more than one. The Tzolkin portal seemed to act like a live ‘conduit’ between the Oversoul, the Group Mind and the fields. The ‘galactic activation’ windows, September 11-21, which sliced through equinox blues and inspired Etchepare’s Soothing Serpents series on YouTube, suddenly on new moon weekend, October 13th, produced a new formation—magically—in Miguel’s home country of Brazil. If that were not proof enough, immediately on its heels came a second—final—design on British soil: the much-anticipated curving motif of October 14th at Windmill Hill, top. Even the most skeptic among us can see it bears resemblance to the ‘prayer’ motif, second top.

We were told in Chilbolton 2002, that there is good out there; that we should believe.

Among crop circle believers—marginalized at the best of times—there now exists a warm fuzzy feeling: an answer did come: there is good out there.

‘Conduit closing’ for 2012. *Bell sound*
©2012 Siderealview

Solar Plasma: Our Seismic Sound & Fury

March 16, 2011

How could a tone become a picture and light become a noise? Carl Sagan

Solar X-class flare October 2003--Honshu 7.0magnitude quake occurred two days later

No-one watching film footage from last Friday’s horrific 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Honshu–and in other sensitive areas of seismic activity in the Pacific–can fail to feel compassion for those affected by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and resulting tsunamis. Japan’s death toll is currently around 10,000. Now Honshu’s crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant is in critical condition, with comparisons being made with Chernobyl (25 years ago, April 1986) and Windscale (“Sellafield“, October 1957). Other quakes are being felt in Tonga, Fiji and the Gulf of California.

Hawaii’s Kilauea erupted March 7th-11th, with subsequent quakes this week within a substratum of fissures in the Volcanic Park at the SE corner of “Big” island in the Hawaiian chain. As Kilauea has been active since 1983, little attention worldwide has been paid to this most recent activity–except by HVO who monitor constantly. Kilauea’s main eruption happened Wednesday 09-03-11.

While praying that the critical situation in Daiichi nuclear power plant will be averted, this blog wishes to reflect the supreme human effort being made to focus on what is important for Mankind, despite/because of what is happening in the active region known as the Pacific Ring of Fire.

We are beginning to realize that these seismic surprises are not isolated incidents and that they are a response to movement of the Earth’s crust and tectonic plates (lithosphere). If we do not gear ourselves up–and act as one human movement planet-wide–we may not survive the next onslaught. That’s the bad news.

The good news is that planetary emergency measures have already begun. Charities, relief agencies and US Military have pulled together to bring help to the stricken areas.

A similar response occurred after the Haiti 7.0 earthquake one year ago when over 200,000 people lost their lives. Now relief agencies are having to share resources and the Caribbean island’s restructure efforts are being put on hold, while rescue agencies and life-support groups are flown to Pacific Rim areas instead.

Pacific Rim Landfall where tsunami ripples from Friday's 8.9 magnitude earthquake reached, in hours

While quake-derived tsunami off Tokyo and Sendai, Japan resulted in the loss of life and a way of living which is locally deeply mourned, it is crucial to maintain awareness of its significance on a planetary level.

The Honshu tsunami rippled across the Pacific pond in under 12 hours, causing havoc in Hawaii, Chile, Central America and the US Northwest Pacific coastal cities of Santa Cruz, Mendocino, Eureka and Crescent City. Here rare bird colonies were wiped out, whales and shoals of sardines beached.

Meantime, New Zealand communities of Canterbury and Christchurch are still cleaning up after the February 21st 6.3-magnitude quake three miles deep in the Heathcote Valley which claimed the lives of 166 people. It does not bear thinking that one year previously the 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti brought a deathtoll of 230,000. Phuket island in Thailand is only now recovering from the 9.1 magnitude quake and tidal wave of December 26, 2004 which killed 168,000 people.

There has been world response.

Somehow, despite media overkill–and possibly because of the nuclear threat– oil stocks plunged on Wall Street and individuals and environmental agencies are asking for a different response: a simpler energy solution; a cleaner way of life–pedal-power, electric/solar vehicles. This time it is possible they may be heard. It has been suggested that, as the Nipponese automobile industry will have to start from scratch, it may surprise the world in manufacturing solar-powered vehicles.

We are now four years into the new Solar Cycle #24 of waxing solar (emission) activity, with powerup to solar maximum next year, 2012. For over 150 years scientists have been able telescopically to view the sun’s surface to witness the rise and fall of sunspot cycles.

Effect of electromagnetically charged solar flare on man-made satellites and the geomagnetic sphere

“Each cycle lasts about 11 years, and in-step with this, many other cycles keep a rough cadence. Northern and Southern Lights (aurora) are more common during sunspot maximum than minimum. Titanic solar flares–brighter than a million hydrogen explosions–come and go with each cycle. But on a darker side, solar flares can kill, electrically-charged plasma can cause blackouts, and satellites can literally be forced out of the sky” Dr Sten Odenwald, Author of ‘Learning to Live with a Stormy Star‘ (Columbia Univ. Press, 2000)

Because the date 2012 has received much publicity–both positive (Mayan Long Count calendar culmination) and negative (Apocalypse End Times)– Many are aware of ‘something’ pending, hanging over us all as a species and, for the first time in a long time–an Age– we are beginnning to think as One.

We are also thinking quicker. Time–along with our learning curve–appears to be speeding up, too.

It is even possible that, with the current seismic catalyst, we are becoming, what Nikolai Kardashev via Michio Kaku calls a Level One Civilization.

Nikolai Semenovich Kardashev (Никола́й Семёнович Кардашёв) (b.1932) is a Russian astrophysicist, and director of the Russian Space Research Institute (Institute for Cosmic Research) at Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He is author of the (1964) paper in Soviet Astronomy “Transmission of Information by Extraterrestrial Civilizations”. He devised a scale of three categories by which a civilization is classified by the amount of usable energy it has at its disposal–plus a degree of space colonization. Others have added two higher categories.

Kardashev Type I
civilization is one able to harness all the power available on its (single) planet. The implication is that in so doing, it is able to function as ‘one’ and therefore to have mastered the supreme mark of a self-realized group: peaceful interaction.

Kardashev Type II civilization is able to harness all power available from its star.

Kardashev Type III civilization can harness all the power in a single galaxy. With the power of an entire galaxy at its disposal, a type III civilization would be able to come up with radical new power sources.

By extrapolation, a Kardashev Type IV civilization would have access to the power of an entire galactic supercluster. Kardashev Type V would be a civilization that occupies the entire universe.

Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist at New York’s City University, instigator of the Big Think discussion thinktank, and author of ‘Physics of the Future‘, released this week, suggests that, even with the Pacific crisis in full flow (and eliciting world humanitarian response), the Earth is as yet not a Category One civilization.

Carl Sagan estimated that Earth qualifies as a Type 0.7 civilization. Before he died in 1996, however–and in spite of his agnostic view–he had hopes that we might overcome our aversion to living in harmony–or rather, to lay down our weapons of war, and interact peacefully with one another. “Decency,” he said (and humility and community spirit) “in this demon-haunted world may be all that stands between us and the enveloping darkness.”

In all of the four-billion-year history of life on our planet, in all of the four-million-year history of the human family, there is only one generation privileged to live through that unique transitional moment. That generation is ours.”
Carl Sagan

This month the pragmatic scientists are having a field day. Geologists continue to profess that a connection between electromagnetic surges in solar plasma and seismic volatility within the earth’s core is “geologically implausible”.

Last month it was the turn of the theoretical and spiritual physicists–those, like Leonard Susskind and Richard Feynmann, who developed M-theory, or TOE, the Theory of Everything–a string-theory derivative that excites astrophysicists and biochemists alike.

In this [TOE] field of quantum physics, consciousness is viewed as a unified field where everything is seen as everything else. There are no boundaries. No ‘you’ and ‘me’; no ‘this’ or ‘that’. Only a field of awareness–consciousness. It has been suggested that we switch our perception from genetics to energetics: and that we recognize our bodies (and the planet) as energy vibrating at a very dense frequency.

This shift in perception creates a different way of viewing ourselves in the 3D/4D space-time continuum.

Correlation between crop circles and sound

ALBERT EINSTEIN: “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses. There is no matter.”

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.”
Richard Feynman

It can only be a matter of time before the geologists will change their tune and realize that–if all is energy and the Sun, our parent star, an increasingly explosive mass of plasma/energy–its hurling great gobs of electromagnetic pulses in our direction is almost bound to affect us, its tiny magnetically-powered offspring, in countless ways. Causing massive rifts in the earth’s crust will be seen as only one of those myriad effects.

As a child at the 1939 New York’s World’s Fair (his revelation, at top), Carl Sagan’s own world was turned upside-down by a vision of graphs and sonic tones replicated in scientific instrumentation. Nowadays we take such intra-dimensional expression for granted. Pie charts are only a flick of the wrist away from spectrographs which reveal the magnetic cores of extra-solar planets, hurtling comets or the mystic music emitted by Neptune.

Our generation has learned that the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum–from radio waves through microwaves, infra-red, visible light, ultra-violet light, to x-rays and gamma rays– are all massless particles (photons) of the universal energy known as electromagnetic radiation, or simply Light. Light waves are fluctuations of electric and magnetic energy through space, usually expressed (by humans) in wavelength or frequency.

Sound is also measured in wavelength and frequency, with two major differences: sound (at the lowest end of the spectrum) travels at 1100ft per second; light (“C”, as expressed in E=MC2) at the high end, at 186,000mps. And while sound can travel through dense matter/objects, light cannot. The denser the material, the slower it travels, e.g. light travels around one-third more slowly through water than through air and space.


“Angels of Biblical metaphor were equated with song and the Word of God. Acoustical pressure is the only real difference between instantaneous light waves and slower material existence.” Brendan Bombaci

All faiths use sound to reach the Supreme. The early Christian church was no exception in trying to reach God through harmonies expressed within the sacred geometric environs of cathedrals. Their hallowed vaults were from earliest times designed to uplift both the supplicant and the surrounding community. Gregorian chant is the only version of this sacred music left to us. The rest of what was the Solfeggio–Sol-Fa– system of tuning into sacred tones is considered ‘lost’. Musical convention has since 1953 altered ‘concert pitch’ [A=432Hertz] to the more strident and dissonant A=440, agreed by the International Standards Orgaization (ISO) based on a previous recommendation by Joseph Goebbels in 1939. It is now the accepted standard pitch for orchestras, bands and individual instruments.

Sound as Image: the frequency of 432Hz and its trangular form

Basically, there are six Holy frequencies, the ‘original sacred tones’, called the Solfeggio.

Do 396HZ ‘Liberates guilt and fear’-–associated with releasing emotional patterns.
Re 417Hz ‘Undoing situations, facilitating change’-– breaks up crystallized emotional patterns.
Mi 528 Hz DNA Repair, ‘connecting all the strands’-–related to transformation and miracles.
Fa 639 Hz ‘connecting/relationships’-–whole brain quadrant interconnectedness.
Sol 741Hz ‘Awakening intuition’-–associated with intuitive states, non-linear knowing.
La 852Hz ‘Return to the Spiritual Order’-–a pure love frequency: unconditional love and return to spiritual order.
Doctor of Divinity David Hulse, founder of SomaEnergetics is reintroducing original sacred tones to help heal people’s lives. He believes that “ancient Solfeggio contains frequencies that can start everyone’s ascension process”.

“The body is held together by sound—the presence of disease indicates that some sounds have gone out of tune.”
Deepak Chopra

An in-depth (and exciting intellectual) treatise by Brendan Bombaci on the ancient connections between sacred geometry, music, the Sun and our archaic weights and measures system can be pondered here.

Others, from Galileo to Hans Jenny, studied Cymatics: wave patterns converted into a visual display of sound. John Stuart Reid in Britain and Jack Kassewitz in the USA together developed the Cymascope, originally to record patterns made by whales and other cetaceans in song. Their work shows remarkable correlation between patterns created by different tones in grains of sand and those designs of exquisite complexity in crop circles.

John Reid says:
“432 Hertz pops out as a triangle every time we image it.
We thought there was something wrong with the CymaScope™ but after trying for more than an hour we concluded that the number three was somehow universally connected to 432 Hertz.

“We captured it on video and it looks like it’s alive. It writhes and pulsates and refuses to take up any other form. We researched the reason why it takes up this geometry and it turns out to be an interesting case: when A is tuned to 432Hz the frequencies of the other A (octaves) shift (within a decimal point) to 27 Hz, 54, 108, 216, 864, 1728 in other octaves – all divisible by three. And the higher the frequency, the greater the geometric intricacy.

“D tuned to 576 Hz becomes 9 Hz, 18, 36, 72, 144, 288, 1152 in other octaves. E becomes 324 Hz which becomes 81 Hz, 162, 648, 1296 in other octaves. All of these frequencies are divisible by three: the cosmic triangle.”

Translated into mathematics, 432hz vibrates at the frequency of the golden mean PHI. As a Fibonacci sequence, it unifies the properties of light, time, space, matter, gravity and magnetism with biology, the DNA code and consciousness.


“There is no doubt that our present worldview is undergoing tumultuous change, and at such times, the collective unconscious of humanity reaches out for guidance. Because our thoughts are electromagnetic pulses which transcend time and space, it is possible that our request has been received, and information is manifesting in fields around the world.” Freddy Silva

The crop circle phenomenon is a product of both light and sound–both media have been witnessed by reliable sources–as light orbs and sonic high-pitched hum during their formation.

Silva’s is the enlightened ‘croppie’ view. He is among several renowned thinkers (including Kiesha Crowther) who will speak at this summer’s Prophets Conference in Glastonbury July 1-8, 2011. His view reflects that of a growing number who believe that annually recurring patterns in the English countryside and other summer pastures around the globe are created by a vibrational source that we do not yet quite comprehend.

Understanding is on the tip of our tongues, the edge of our minds. We are pushing the boundaries of higher dimensions and those dimensions are letting us in.

Progressively, in recent years, complex mathematical and geometric patterns have evolved which are more than the variable graphic produced by random cymatics. They contain an expression of our own maturing consciousness. They show intelligence at a deep resonating level which responds to an expression of our own deep need for connection to that Universal Intelligent Source.

We are getting answers.

Do we–the human race pushing our way through the cosmic birth canal to Level I–remember the question?

We are Stardust taking Destiny into our own hands

September 15, 2009

Sacred geometry, sacred comfort zone

Sacred geometry, sacred comfort zone

The crop circle phenomenon is really rocking the boat; even though there have been no further crop circles imprinted on Wiltshire farms (or elsewhere) since August 29th this year, world interest is piqued and they’ve picked up the baton and won’t put it down. Even Google, when I opened my mailbox this morning, had ‘Google’ written in croppie image in the bookmarks bar. If Google knows about crop circles, I assure you the whole world knows.

What is less certain is why we have become obsessed with these beautiful creations.

A very small percentage of world population lives in rural Wiltshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, but that is where the crop circles are: each summer another series more sophisticated and intriguing than the summer before.

Holland and Germany, Scotland and the NW Pacific states of the U.S. have had a smattering, but the bulk of appearances has occurred within the sacred precinct of ancient tombs and temples in the Cotswolds and Marlborough Downs. They are often accompanied by high frequency sound and more-than-average people-friendly feelings.

There are already an enormous number of electro-magnetic nodes in this rolling countryside. They attract fluctuations in compass readings, making dowsers mightily confused: cell-phones are turned off because their signals are useless; camera batteries recharge spontaneously. The magnetic nodes are what Neolithic farmers noticed in the land; it inspired them to build solar doorways made of stone: lunar alignments in megalithic grandeur stretch as far as the eye can see.

Now a more cosmic imprint appears in this anomalous zone. And it is affecting visitors who have described sensations of ‘deep peace’, a desire to be ‘at one with’ and share their experience with others in the circle, an ‘inner glow’.

Is it too far-fetched to call them messages from the stars?

Before he died in 1996, American astrophysicist and quantum astronomer Carl Sagan was convinced we as an evolving race were capable of using our intelligence and technology to reach the stars. He would have been the first to express jubilation at the fact that the stars may be reaching out to us in return.

‘We are stardust taking our destiny into our own hands’: his words.

One of his ‘babies’ was SETI, the search for extra-terrestrial intelligence; he spent years devising mathematical code which could be sent in pulses via (in his day) the world’s largest radio telescope in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He envisioned pulses returning from a distant intelligence, advanced enough to understand and use mathematical signatures as a common cosmic language. When Sagan died of bone-marrow cancer in 1996, computers were large, but the internet was in its infancy. He could only dream that a radio beam of binary pulses would elicit a response from a stellar region in the middle of the Milky Way; of how a mere 13 years later computer code would be the new means of communication. He might have guessed.

He called the essence of number the ‘Rosetta stone’, the common language of science and mathematics. He was prophetic when he described distant intelligence as ‘someone fond of mathematics’, using our own knowledge to beam back to us a message we too might understand.

Fractal Wave image near Avebury Wiltshire June 2008

Fractal Wave image near Avebury Wiltshire June 2008

Sacred geometry and music have much in common: harmony of sound is reflected in the harmony expressed in mathematical Fibonacci numbers – or a cascade of increasing dimensions seen as visually perfect, the Golden Mean. After 2007, a year of curvaceous designs leading the eye and enhancing the land, 2008 brought patterns that upped the ante: in June a Pythagorean Comma graced a Yatesbury field near the ancient sacred site of Avebury. This ‘standing wave fractal’ was described by University of York electronics expert James Lyons as a pictorial rendition of the harmonic scale on a piano. “The Universe is a glorious keyboard with strings between every atom of matter (holographic) and by implication all mankind!” In July a crop circle depicting swallows (the totem bird of perspective) had a second layer added on a successive night. There were other ‘multiple’ sequential patterns. August culminated in a magnificent sacred ‘rose window’ motif (top) and several indications of the number eight or viewed laterally, infinity. Visitors to August formations were seen to kneel in prayer, sound the ‘Om’ and share food, water and animated conversation with their fellows in the barley.

The 2009 season has been heavily laced with 2012 images from the calendar of the Maya: the single remaining earth civilization still to count mankind’s progression in ‘Ages’. We humans are nearing the end of the final Mayan ‘Great Cycle’, scheduled to complete on 12 December 2012 (12/12/12). Also a record number of cropcircles in 2009 produced images of Fibonacci sequences, DNA strands of our own double helix as well as an enhanced multi-strand variation (significant, below), and a plethora of holograms or three-dimensional material bridging the divide between sound, mathematics, philosophy and spirituality.

In all this splendour, a little croppie found in a Chilbolton field in Hampshire in 2001 may have been overlooked:

Binary sequence sent from Arecibo

Binary sequence sent from Arecibo

The Arecibo message sent on November 16th 1974 by Carl Sagan and his SETI cohorts was by design formulated as a sequence of 1679 pulses of sound in binary code (zeros and ones). It was beamed at the M13 stellar cluster in the constellation of Hercules, 25,000 light years distant. Because SETI was attempting to communicate with high caliber intelligence by means of a cosmic language (feet, meters, inches would have no meaning) it used the combination of two prime numbers, 23 and 73, as the logical format: 23 columns of 73 rows (23×73=1679) figure at left. For clarity, the zeros and ones are shown as black and white.

The message was brief. It gave in simple terms the numbers 1 – 10; Atomic numbers 1,6,7,8,15 of the elements of Life, Hydrogen, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen and Phosphorus; a larger section describing the sugars and bases in the nucleotides of DNA with its double helix; a human figure (stick man) with a height of 5ft9ins expressed in ‘wavelength units’; earth’s then population of 4.29 billion (1974 value); a diagram of the solar system, nine planets and sun, with Earth placed above the others to indicate origin of the code; and a curved diagram of the radio telescope from which it was sent.

In 2001, 27 years after transmission, an answer came back. With a few differences. Binary code of zeros and ones highlighted in black and white, appears below, right. Differences are highlighted in red. On the left is the ‘answer’ which arrived on the night of August 21st, 2001 in Chilbolton, Hampshire in a field next to the Chilbolton radio telescope. (Arecibo has no barley fields; it’s on a mountain top). At Chilbolton, flattened crop are zeros, standing stalks are ones.

Chilbolton variations on an Arecibo theme

Chilbolton variations on an Arecibo theme

Numbers 1 – 10 return unaltered. In the second sequence, the atomic weight, 14, of silicon has been added in its correct position on the Periodic Table. [Silicon is the constituent of crystalline structure; this should excite light beings and crystal consciousness supporters everywhere]. There is a change in the number of nucleotides in DNA, which is coincidentally given an additional strand. Our stick man is replaced by a shorter being (3ft 4ins) with larger head. The ‘population’ figure in decoded binary sequence equates to 21.3 billion. In addition to Earth, the fourth and fifth planets are highlighted.

Chilbolton radio telescope and crop circle

Chilbolton radio telescope and crop circle

Perhaps the population figure is intended to cover all three planets. Or it may represent a distant planetary system where the fourth and fifth are the ones with life. ET doesn’t say. The final sequence depicts not a radio telescope, but a crop formation occurring in the same field the year before. Their previous communication (2000) had fallen on deaf ears. ET was hoping this one didn’t.

While there was a flurry of interest shown in astrophysical circles at the time of the Chilbolton appearance, the general public was unaware of its significance. Criticism ensued from astronomers who knew that a radio transmission would take hundreds of years to reach a distant star system. The crop circle response was generally discredited.

It is interesting to note, however, that after Carl Sagan died, Arecibo sent a second transmission in 1999, this time aimed at the Vega, Deneb, Altair triangle and at the time there were several solar system planets and the moon in the transmission ‘window’. If the code happened to get fielded by ET in the Jupiter moon system, or one of Saturn’s orbiting bodies, the time lapse for a response is less fantastical, more worthy of consideration.

Any transmission from the stellar regions is worth our consideration, don’t you think? Our world may be about to change beyond all recognition. Our future may depend on it. Carl Sagan come out, come out, wherever you are.

Much of the research on the Chilbolton crop circle was carried out by Paul Vigay, a talented mathematician and electronics wizard, to whom this blog is dedicated. He died suddenly in 2008.

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