I cannot believe that so much time has passed since I last put pen to paper. This summer seems to have gone by in a flash. Its mixture of wonderful sunshine and pouring rain has made it difficult at times, but then hey ho, I was born and bred in this wonderful island so should know what to expect!!!
The scientific research day went off successfully. Tests were conducted and whilst I am still awaiting some of the results, others have come in and I will write a full report in my annual article. We conducted the test in the Avebury Study Centre initially and then proceeded to the fish formation on the top of Hackpen Hill. Further tests were conducted some distance away from the circle. These three tests are focusing on the temporary relief of Parkinson’s disease. They are then analysed and compared.
Over the summer we have had some interesting formations, many appearing in the southern part of Wiltshire bordering Dorset, a couple in Surrey, and joy of joys, five in my home county of Hampshire. This county played host to many circles in the early days so I was especially happy to welcome them back. Amongst my favourite of the whole summer was one in barley at Tichborne Hampshire. Whereas it might look simple, its geometric harmony was a joy. I visited it after climbing over a six-barred gate.
Another Hampshire circle was this one just before the Boomtown Film & Music Festival. I photographed it at Cheesefoot Head late one glorious summer’s evening, hence the unusual light.
I also took two groups round the circles. As always we had a wonderful time and everyone enjoyed themselves. Several people have been coming with me for years and come back as treasured regulars. It is always lovely to see familiar faces as others just come and go, and I only have the pleasure of being with them briefly. The first tour ended with an optional evening visit to Stonehenge. It had been a day of sun and showers and when we arrived the sun was shining on the stones with a threatening black sky behind. Indeed it did rain but it did not spoil the magic of the circles. In fact quite the reverse, as I felt the soft summer rain was nurturing and blessing the stones. The second tour finished with an optional extra of a flight over the circles which is a fantastic and exciting way of seeing the circles, and the surrounding countryside including the wonderful stone circle at Avebury.
I have taken many photographs this summer and the expense has been enormous. You might like to make a small contribution towards keeping me in the air to bring everyone the joy and wonder of seeing this amazing phenomenon.
I have a question for you – please could you tell me if you find it easy to access my pictures on my website as someone just recently told me that they had experienced difficulties in so doing and any suggestions would be helpful.
As the season progressed the complexity of the circles seemed to increase, and this year was no exception. The circle on the top of Cherhill Hill being one of them. Unfortunately the farmer would not allow anyone in, but a few people did visit it and were lucky not to be caught. One told me that it was especially interesting to see how it lay on a slope and yet does not give that impression from the air.
I did not expect any more circles to arrive. I was preparing my lovely calendar for next year, containing pictures of this year’s events, and rushing to get it to the printers, when what should happen but two more formations appeared. This phenomenon has its puckish side, with circles appearing just when you least expect them. In fact, most fields are already harvested! The most astounding is the one at Ansty (Mothership) that arrived several days ago, lying snugly in a field between Salisbury and Shaftesbury. It has taken the world by surprise, and a few days ago I did a TV interview http://www.streaminglatam.com/vod/index.php/video/7793/tercer-milenio-280816/ with UFO/Crop circle researcher Jaime Maussán who had flown especially from Mexico (sub titles in English). The circle’s location was in a field close to a Pick Your Own farm shop. It wasn’t there in the evening but was there the next morning. It is one of the largest of the year and certainly the most complex. It has caused a tremendous stir world-wide. It is enormously complicated and its meaning seems to be to be multidimensional. I will write about it more fully in my annual article.
I always think that crop circles, or at least some of them, speak to you. And whereas this one was welcoming and happy when I visited it and seems to asking us to enter, it wasn’t until I was in bed that night and thinking about it that the word ‘didactic’ suddenly popped into my head. This happened to someone else several years ago when looking at my images. In the dictionary it says ‘didactic’ is ‘designed or intended to teach… …intended to convey instruction and information as well as pleasure and entertainment’ – brilliant! A friend also found that there were 33 little clumps in the design around the outer edge of the circle. I know that number 3 is a sacred number but I needed to learn more, so I got up in the middle of the night to research further meanings behind number 3 and what I found seems just so beautiful: ‘The number 3 refers to The Trinity, and means that you are receiving divine protection, help, and guidance. In most cases, if you are seeing a lot of 3’s, this is an ‘Angel Number’ a sign that you have a close connection to Jesus, the Son in the Holy Trinity. 33 means that Jesus is with you and helping you.
Number 33 is a ‘Master Number’ (Master Teacher) and resonates with the energies of compassion, blessings, inspiration, honesty, discipline, bravery and courage. Number 33 tells us that ‘all things are possible’. 33 is also the number that symbolises ‘guidance’. So the more I think about it, the more I believe that the formation is so complex in its multidimensional layering that more glimpses of understanding will reveal themselves as time goes by. Maybe the circle is an Awakening?
I am giving my annual Crop Circle talk at Petersfield Community Centre, Petersfield, on Saturday 15th October. Doors open 6.30pm and my talk will start promptly 7.30pm. Please do come if you can.
My wonderful new crop circle calendar will be ready in the middle of October and I have already received many orders, so please remember to place yours in good time. It will be a beautiful one.
With love and blessings
I forgot to mention that the Chilcomb Down, Winchester formation appeared on Midsummer’s Day, the night of the Strawberry Moon. Some 12,000 people thronged to Stonehenge to witness the sunrise and renew the energy of the land and its crops. They were blessed with good weather.
Solstice derives from an ancient Latin word ‘solstitium’ meaning ‘stop’ or ‘sun stands still’. For the first time since 1967 the summer solstice coincides with a rare ‘strawberry’ moon with possibility of bringing 17 hours of sunlight.
It is an extremely rare event. The Algonquin tribes of North America believed June’s full moon signalled the beginning of the strawberry picking season. This event in the Northern Hemisphere is sometime also called the Rose Moon, the Hot Moon and the Honey Moon, whereas in the Southern Hemisphere it is known as the Long Night Moon.
Being such a sacred and ancient place, people have gathered at Stonehenge and celebrated the solstice for thousands of years. We are told that the day is considered to be sacred by many pagans around the world who celebrate the solstice among their yearly holidays and sometimes call the festival Litha, a term dating back to the Venerable Bede for the months of June and July.
As the land warms up after the long days of winter, the summer solstice is a time of joy and jubilation as the crops planted earlier start growing repaying days of toil; the seeds that were planted in the fields bringing forth promise of their forthcoming abundance and making all the hard work worthwhile. Being the longest day of the year, it is a time of light not just literally but a time of Light in our souls. It is the time of Celebration when we renew our Inner Light; a renewal; a time when the sun washes away the dark days and enters our being. A time of Love and gratitude and growth.
The circle at Chilcomb Down seems to be showing us a glorious abundance of petals, maybe a reminder that our souls can open with joy just like the petals.
The next event came with a complex circle at Hackpen, Wiltshire close to the ancient chalk white horse.
James Hussey has kindly opened his field to visitors yet again. Almost two years ago James’s lovely wife, Gill lost her hard fought battle against breast cancer and James set up a charity in her memory to raise money to equip a breast screening radio therapy unit to be built on the site at the Great Western Hospital, Swindon, as the closest unit was in Oxford and for Gill and others to have to travel many hours for a daily treatment lasting a few minutes each time over a period of six weeks was altogether too exhausting and draining. This is a really splendid and worthwhile Charity worthy of support. Since then the Charity has raised £750,00 against a total target of £2.9 million. Brighter Futures who are running the appeal tell me that to date ‘we have received support from companies in Swindon such as Sainsbury’s Stratton and TE Connectivity. Staff at other companies including Corporate Events, Arval, Jury’s Hotel, Nationwide and Santander have all supported the appeal by fundraising for us.’
‘Many schools, nurseries and centres for learning have also adopted us as their chosen charity for the year, as have many other smaller organisations such as churches, local groups and WI’s and Rotary Groups. To find out the latest news about what we are doing with the help of local people visit our website on www.brighterfuturesgwh.nhs.uk.’
The circle is a strange one, depicting fishes and sharks. To me its meaning is complex and I am sure others will find many varying interpretations. Certain sharks with their open jaws full of terrifyingly sharp teeth can be regarded as aggressive, fearsome beasts whereas fishes, the symbol of Christianity signal love and peace and harmony. Yet despite whales being mammals, they both share the same environment, the oceans. We live in changing times and maybe in the two opposites we are being shown the need reconciliation, for that is just what we urgently require worldwide, particularly just at this time in this Sacred isle of Albion after all the bitterness of our referendum to stay or leave the EU. Tempers have run high and great divisions have been created even among families. Maybe the shark and fish depicted as swimming together are showing us the way to forget our differences and how we all need to work together towards the Greater Good for everyone. I like to think of this circle as being a personifying messenger of healing and unification.
As a reminder, I still have few Stonehenge tickets left so please hurry if you would like to join me for the private entry evening visit on the 28 July.
Also I have a list of people who would like to fly with me in a helicopter and earlier this week I took up Mona de Silva and we had a wonderful evening flight over the Tichfield, Hampshire formation. She was thrilled to bits with the experience. The helicopter can take three people plus the pilot so that means there are two spare seats available. We fly from Thruxton, Andover, Hampshire with brilliant pilots.
May you have joy and happiness in your heart.
All very best wishes,
I am delighted to be able to give you news of more circles. There has been a slow start of the season but it looks as though things are just beginning to hot up. Since I last wrote we have had four new circles and the Silbury Hill circle has developed into a pretty pentagram with five overlapping arcs surrounding a flattened ringed circle.
In June, the first to appear was a curious event on the 6th June consisting of a series of double arcs surrounding a rhombus. The first one of the season in young wheat. It lay beneath Castle Hill close to the town of Mere, South Wiltshire. This castle has an ancient and interesting history, and dates back to 1253 when it was built as a medieval fortification by Richard, the Earl of Cornwall, brother of Henry III. It was clearly a splendid building, built in stone, and sporting six towers, with a hall, inner and outer gate, a deep well and a chapel. Over the years its importance declined and by the 1600’s the stonework had been removed and reports suggest that it was reused for building the town of Mere in the same way some of the stones at Avebury were used in the construction of houses in the village. It is now completely abandoned and only the earthworks remain. It is owned by the Duchy of Cornwall.
We were lucky with the weather as the sun was patchy, but the sun gods were kind and I had a wonderful flight taking two friends with me. We were also able to photograph another circle close by at Willoughby Hedge that had appeared the previous day, 5th June – a decagram inside a ring with a wide rimmed flattened centre. It was in barley, the first crop to grow high enough to take an imprint apart from the yellow flowered canola.
Next to come was another circle that appeared again on the Wiltshire-Somerset borders on the 16th June. A stunning circle in barley with a wide outer rim containing hieroglyphs. It seemed to be in the middle of nowhere, nestling close to a wood and just south of Wyle. The light was perfect.
Yet another circle has arrived, this time in Hampshire, and as I write this letter I am hoping to get a flight as soon as possible as it lies on Peverell Bruce’s land and he has a deep and profound hatred of this phenomenon unlike his father who was so fascinated by the circles that one night he posted men all around the large natural amphitheatre at Cheesefoot Head to watch out for any activity. They saw and heard nothing yet in the morning, there lay a brand new circle in the bottom on the amphitheatre!
I will write to you again shortly to keep you up to date with all the latest activity and may. Please remember to book your places for the wonderful private entry evening visit to Stonehenge and your places on my exciting crop circle tours. All the information is on my web site.
All very best wishes,
P.S. I flew last night over the Chilcomb Down formation near Winchester, Hampshire not far from where I live, and I include a few images. Please visit my website for more information.
Yippee, at last, I can write and tell you about a crop circle. I was able to fly yesterday evening, the weather was perfect and we were so lucky as the rest of the week looks bleak for flying. It was a glorious summer’s evening, and my son who is on holiday from Australia and a cousin joined me. They have been talking about it ever since, as not only did we fly over the circle but also over the famous and sacred Silbury Hill and Avebury stone complex. It was John Aubrey who said that ‘If Stonehenge is a church, Avebury is a Cathedral’.
Flying in a helicopter is a tremendous thrill, and the experience of a lifetime for many people as so often we fly over not just the wonderful crop circles but also archaeological remains and/or sacred places. It is also a joy to see the tapestry of the breathtakingly beautiful countryside stretching all around you and to realise that our precious little island is still not completely covered in concrete despite the spreading invasion of thousands of new houses.
I have a list of people who would like to fly with me and if you would like your name added to my list please let me know giving me your landline and mobile numbers, and also where you live and if you are available at short notice or not.
Also, please remember to book your places on one of my tours on the 28th July or 3rd August. The amazingly exciting and deeply moving Stonehenge private entry visit on the 28th July when we will see the sun set behind the stones still has some places available. This again is often a once in a lifetime experience.
I would love to take you round the circle/s and for you to experience their special and unique energies.
With my best wishes of great happiness for you. Let us hope that we will have really wonderful summer ahead of us.
Last week, just in time for the Easter weekend, I returned home still suffering from jetlag from Curitiba, Brazil where I had been giving a talk and a workshop at the Second Advanced Ufology Congress of Paraná.
Curitiba is the capital city in the State of Paraná and has a fairly recent history. In the 1700s Curitiba was considered to be an ideal location for cattle-breeding, leading to a successful cattle trade and the city’s first major expansion. Later, between 1850 and 1950, it grew. due to logging and agricultural expansion in the Paraná State (first Araucaria logging, later coffee cultivation and in the 1970s wheat, corn and soybean cultivation). In the 1850s waves of European immigrants arrived in Curitiba, mainly Germans, Italians, Poles and Ukrainians, contributing to the city’s economic and cultural development. Nowadays, only smaller numbers of foreign immigrants arrive, primarily, middle eastern and other South American countries.
It was a long and exhausting journey both ways to and from Curitiba, as I flew first to Paris, where I changed flights, and then on to São Paulo where I had to find my luggage and go through all the formalities such as immigration and customs, before finding the check-in desk for a local flight to Curitiba. The return journey was just a long but not so worrying as my luggage went all the way through from Curitiba to London. Counting the time from getting up in the morning of the day of my and by the time I got to bed the following day, I was up for a total of 42 hours each time, both ways!! Quite a marathon!
On landing in the glorious heat of Curitiba, I was met by Carlos Casalicchio who acted as my interpreter, general escort and helper. What a gem he was and it was due to him that everything went so smoothly as I had to alter my talks at the last minute and he kindly lent me his laptop, thereby saving the day!
The conference was organised by the ebullient A.J Gevaerd whose English was also perfect. A past master of organising conferences he was a genial host who made sure that everyone was happy. It is only recently that crop circles have appeared in Brazil and indeed one had appeared on the outskirts of Curitiba a few years ago, much to A. J’s delight who, having just moved to Curitiba, was able to visit it. Being a relatively new phenomenon, the excitement and enthusiasm for the subject is immense. It was a joy for me to be with such passionately interested, warm and lovely people.
I gave my first talk the day after I arrived, having slept for nine and a half hours the previous night. It was going to be an instantaneous translation, which means that the audience wear earphones and the speaker can talk continuously without pausing for interpretation, so instead of cutting the time of the talk in half as for a consecutive translation in order for the translator to repeat what has been said, the talk of one and a half hours remains the full one and half hours, I had only planned for a consecutive translation, i.e. 45 minutes – HELP! – panic stations – urgent changes were needed at the last moment to try and find extra material to extend the talk. Using Carlos Casalicchio’s laptop I managed to take some slides from my workshop planned for Monday, and after one hour and fifteen minutes, I ended up taking questions which was a most satisfactory solution and indeed there were so many, we ran out of time!
My workshop on the Monday morning which was originally listed as lasting three hours somehow ran on for a happy four. There have been so many fascinating and amazing experiences people have reported to me over the years that I could tell them about. It was another wonderful and enthusiastic audience and we had great fun as many people had bought my mineral pendulums and were interested in dowsing. Prior to the workshop I had dowsed the room and located several ‘energy’ lines but instead, the audience wanted to me dowse their personal energies during the break. (We all have an electromagnetic field surrounding us as indeed have all living things as well as trees and stones etc.). I dowsed as many people as I could before I ran out of energy myself! We finished the workshop with more stories. Carlos Casalicchio was doing a consecutive translation this time. He was a treasure!
After my talk on Saturday evening, there was an enjoyable Gala Dinner and then on Sunday several of us visited the Botanical Gardens. Driving through the city, it was a joy to see tree-lined avenues in full leaf thereby giving a verdant atmosphere amidst high rise buildings.
Opened in 1991, Curitiba’s trademark botanical garden was created in the style of French gardens. The extensive gardens contain French style fountains, waterfalls and lakes. The main greenhouse of 458 square metres, has specimens of plants characteristic of tropical regions. There was an interesting geometric layout of triangular box hedges and a wonderful hedge of begonias. The park occupies 240.000 m² in area. Sadly the weather was overcast so my pictures do not do justice to either the gardens or the architecture of the garden.
The principal greenhouse is a magnificent modern metallic structure and was designed by architect Abraão Assad in an Art Nouveau style, drawing inspiration from the mid-19th century Crystal Palace in London to which it resembles. The Botanic Museum, which provides a national reference collection of native flora, attracts researchers from all over the world. It includes many botanic species from the moist Atlantic forests of eastern Brazil.
I was intrigued to learn that the Bromelia or Caraguatá plants are known as ‘survival’ plants, because no matter the heat of the outside temperature, water can always be found lying hidden between the leaves at the base of the stem. Many people lost in tropical forests have had their lives saved by these plants. The wild pineapple also comes into this genus.
Please remember to book your places on either of my two tours this coming summer.
I greatly look forward to seeing you and sharing with you the magic of the circles and Stonehenge. I will continue to bring you wonderful pictures of the circles this summer and as always you will be able to view them for free on my web site. Please could you possibly support me? Any donations would be very greatly appreciated. Please also remember that you can come with me on helicopter trips which are unbelievably exciting but quite often at short notice. We fly from Thruxton, Nr. Andover, Hampshire, with wonderfully skilled pilots.
My very best wishes and much happiness,