Connecting with Crop Circles
By Diane Hopkins
In the summer of 2011 I travelled through the English countryside to explore the mystery of crop circles for the first time. Interestingly crop circles are considered to be ‘temporary temples’ that carry powerful energy frequencies similar to that of ancient sites and other sacred destinations. Their temporary nature means that a new set arrives each year during spring and summer, and aerial photographs of newly spotted circles can be found at the Crop Circle Connector website. In England crop circles start appearing every year in April, increasing in frequency through to July and August, and are most commonly found in the Wiltshire County close to the ancient sites of Stonehenge and Avebury.
Spiritual symbols and sacred geometry
The spiritual symbol of the circle/sphere, common to the majority of crop circles, is about unity, wholeness, completion and cycles. The circle also has cosmic connotations, representing the sun, moon and planets and their orbits.On our tour the three crop circles we visited each has their own distinct geometric pattern. The first circle we visited was a series of concentric circles and rings, the second was made up of eight connected circles of decreasing size linked by a set of rings, and the third an intricate pattern resembling Celtic symbolism.
Click here to see Photos of Crop circle 1: Concentric rings
Click here to see Photos of Crop circle 2: Planetary spheres
Click here to see Photos of Crop circle 3: Celtic swirls
Sacred geometry – the universal patterns used in the design of everything and seen most clearly within nature and sacred architecture – can be found within the crop circle patterns. The spiral/vortex, a common form of sacred geometry, could be seen within the crop circles we visited on the tour. The barley and wheat stalks were bent and laid into distinct spiral patterns along the ground. Many of these forms within crop circles have been found to match the Golden Ratio, a mathematical set of proportions that is used by nature to create organisms.
Crop circle theories and cosmic messages
The origins of the crop circles have created much debate over the years. Although many people claim that they are extraterrestrial and there have been numerous UFO sightings coinciding with the appearance of crop circles, others insist that they are man-made hoaxes. Many are concluding that a higher intelligence must be involved because they appear in full form overnight during the height of summer when there is only four hours of darkness and because of the precise way in which the crop stalks are bent rather than cut.
Many of crop circles patterns correspond to mathematical principles such as the Golden Ratio or Pi which some have suggested represents a universal cosmic language. The conclusion here is that the circles may represent a form of extraterrestrial communication.
Sensing energies and sharing experiences
Many of the crop circles appear in an area of the Wiltshire countryside that is known in spiritual circles as the England Triangulation – the physical locality between Stonehenge, Avebury and Glastonbury that offers particularly strong access to spiritual energy.
My personal experience of visiting the crop circles was a strong sensory exploration, gifting me with a heightened sensitivity to feeling and recognising different energy vibrations. As we crossed the farmland to reach each circle we walked in single file along the tramlines with our arms outstretched brushing the top of the crop stalks to start sensing the energies at each site. We each wandered around exploring the circles in our own way, at times sitting or lying down on the ground to absorb all we could from the experience. Many within the group felt strong physical sensations within the circles, some seeing colours and others finding words to represent their impressions of the sites. We watched with interest as pendulums spun wildly and changed directions at key places within the circles.
At the end of each visit we came together for a guided group meditation. Some members of our group were able to decipher the circles as specific codes of communication and others found they received personal messages from their guides during the visits. We found that there were shared understandings of the crop circles among the group as each one seemed to carry its own unique vibrational signature. In the second circle we visited each of the interconnected spheres had a distinct quality of vibration, perhaps representing the different chakras or dimensions, and many of the group felt that there were doors or gates separating each sphere. At this site everyone seemed to have a different favourite sphere that they wanted to sit in and enjoy.
Grounding to Mother Earth
Walking through the crop circles there was a strong feeling of being grounded and supported by Mother Earth. As we explored the land amongst this scenic landscape the group sank into an effortless sense of simply Being. We sat and lay on the ground, finding our own special spots to connect more deeply with the power of these temporary sacred sites. Many areas within the circles almost looked like they were specifically designed for quiet reflection and meditation! I felt an overwhelming sense of belonging right here and now in this very place and moment in time. It was so pleasant simply soaking up the nurturing energy of the circles that we needed to be rounded up when it was time to leave.
As we wait to see what new crop circles are discovered in 2012 I look forward to re-connecting with these temporary temples once again.