Friends in the Fields
by Owen Waters
This magnificent crop circle was formed right in the heart of crop circle country, next to Silbury Hill in the county of Wiltshire, England.
Measuring hundreds of feet in diameter, it employs symbols from the Mayan calendar to predict that the Mayan Fourth Sun era will end in the year 2012. It actually makes the same prediction in two different ways, so that there is no doubt as to the intention of this message.
According to the Mayan calendar, a new era of human consciousness will dawn in late 2012. To paraphrase astronaut Neil Armstrong, the shift of consciousness in the year 2012 is likely to be, "One small step for each human, one giant leap for mankind." Future generations will undoubtedly look back upon the pivotal year of 2012 as a turning point in the development of human consciousness.
A variation on the healing symbol of the caduceus can be seen in the above photograph on the left. Today, this famous Hermetic symbol is associated with medicine or healing. As a Hermetic symbol, it traditionally represented Hermes or Mercury. Mercury was the symbol of communications, while Hermes represented ancient wisdom and secret knowledge.
The white horse at Milk Hill can be seen behind the crop circles in the above photographs. It was carved into the chalk undersoil 200 years ago and measures more than 200 feet in length. The 'tram lines' in the crops are access lines made by farm equipment.
The question is, who makes these grand works of art? Nobody seems to know for sure. They appear mysteriously, often just before dawn. Eye witnesses have reported globes of light 'dancing' above the fields as they make their patterns by swirling and flattening precise sections of crops.
Crop circles are not a new phenomenon. They have been documented as far back as the year 1678. In recent years, however, they have multiplied enormously. Since the early 1990s, observers have logged over 10,000 crop circles.
Each crop circle is typically huge, often several hundred feet in diameter. One even measured 800 feet (240 m) in diameter. Their design is often artistically brilliant.
And yet, they are not just art. They portray symbols of great mystical significance. Some of them are more obvious, like representations of the ancient Mayan calendar of time, or the human chakra system in the above photograph. The popular system of seven chakras is shown as (left to right) the root, sex, solar plexus, heart, throat, third eye and crown chakras. The symbolism of the crown chakra is easy to see, as are the third eye and heart chakras. Also, the root chakra symbol on the far left represents the fact that the root chakra powers the rest of the chakras with activated life energy.
Some crop circles have depicted formations such as galaxies, ancient Sanskrit letters, DNA-like double-helixes, asteroid belts, spiral nebulae and eclipses. Other crop formations are not so obvious to the left-sided, logical part of the brain, and yet hold tremendous right-brain symbolism relating to the shift of human consciousness. These symbols remind the inner consciousness of what it once knew but had forgotten. They are wake-up calls to a humanity in transformation.
Whoever is sending us messages through such transformational imagery is obviously helping us through a critical juncture in human history. Whoever they are, and however they form these beautiful crop circles so delicately and so quietly, I just call them, our "Friends in the Fields."
For more crop circle photographs
The aerial photographs in this article were reproduced courtesy of Steve Alexander of www.temporarytemples.co.uk. Crop circles are a labor of love for Steve and he's the best photographer in his field. Please visit his web site for more fascinating studies in crop circle artistry by our friends in the fields (click on Image/Video Library when you get there).
Steve Alexander is one of the most prolific photographers of the crop circles. His web site offers Yearbooks filled with his best photographs of the past year at 20 UK pounds each ($31 US). They’re just beautiful, real collector’s items, and they make great conversation starters when placed on your coffee table. I've been ordering them ever since he started publishing them. Also, his upcoming year's wall calendar is one of my favorites at 12 UK pounds each ($19 US).
Your financial support will go a long way towards helping him pay for all those flights he has to take in order to capture the beauty of these mysterious works of art for the benefit of the whole world.
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