Also as usual, I will be taking two crop circle tours this summer. Please
check my web site for more information. We have a wonderful time and many
people have had special experiences.
We are now approaching a very exciting time of year. For the past week or
so we have had almost summer like weather except that it is still cold
when out of the sun. We have had a few good healthy night frosts which is just
what is needed to break up the soil. The blackthorn bushes/trees have been
and still are in full flower in our hedges and elsewhere. We are told that
Blackthorn has healing qualities `The berries are a good astringent and
can be used to stop bleeding, both internally and externally. The leaves can
be boiled into a decoction and gargled as a treatment for laryngitis and
tonsillitis or used as a soothing eye wash. It is also diaphoretic, promoting
expulsion of toxins from the skin. The berries are excellent for cleansing
the blood and stimulating metabolism and as a tonic. An infusion of
flowers (approx 1 rounded tablespoon) can be used as a tea (1 cup daily for 3
days) for aperient, diuretic and mild tonic effect. A decoction of the flowers
can be used to soothe even very sensitive skin.`
Legend also tells us that whereas blackthorn has a sinister history being
associated with witchcraft, it also is associated with the concept of the
cycle of life and death and protection.
The tree is considered to be a fairy tree and is protected by the
Lunantishee, the type of fairy who dwells in it. We are also told that great
misfortune will befall anyone who cuts down a blackthorn tree on May 11th or
November 11th (the original days of Beltane and Samhain) before the calendar was changed.
One of its spells is a protection spell `for when a particular individual
has ill intent towards you. WARNING: It MUST NOT be carried out with the
intent to cause harm to the person in question or for revenge but for justice
and to reflect back to the person their own ill intent, to prevent it from
harming you. Take a candle, black for preference (symbolic of protection)
and carve it to suggest a basic human shape, with the wick at the head.
Name the figure by carving the name of the person who wishes to harm you onto the candle (use your Athame if you have one).Take three thorns from the
blackthorn and push them into the body, one in the forehead, one in the heart
and one in the abdomen, saying as you do so (once for each thorn): “Evil
return to the one who sent thee, for me and mine are now set free. No hurt
nor harm can enter here, for my life and way are now made clear.” light the
candle and let it burn down completely.
As I write we now the third quarter of March and it is hard to believe that
next month will be April and that this month often heralds the annual
birth of the crop circles. Will it happen again this year, we wonder?
Certainly with all the recent good weather we have been having there is a good
possibility despite the crops being low in the fields at present. We have to
ask if the recent floods will affect this year’s circles as many of the
fields are saturated and the water tables are full to overflowing?
This is an exciting time of year; the birds are starting to wear their
summer plumage and their song has changed. Flowers and plants are poking their heads carefully out of the ground seemingly ready to retreat back in again
if threatened. People are walking around with smiles on their faces and
hope of renewal is everywhere.
So what may we expect to see in the fields this summer? This is a perennial
guessing game and one which we seldom get right!
I plan to continue with my research and have an exciting programme in place
working with many forward thinking scientists from all over the world
whose work is allied to and connected with this phenomenon. Indeed the circles have been instrumental in advancing the work in particular of fluid dynamics, yielding a broader understanding of how the living world interacts with a new emerging model of The Electric Universe.
As always I will be up in the skies bringing you pictures of the circles as they appear.
This all results in a costly scenario and any help you can give would be
so very much appreciated. I do believe in everything that I am doing with the
help and advice I receive that allows me to continue. If I can only very
partially fund my work, it means that my photo archive and research will become less comprehensive, with increasing gaps and long term records weakened in their value. Part of the reason for my research is to catalogue and record crop circle related phenomena for future access and research, in a time when the importance of crop formations is more fully realised than today. To
provide for this, it is necessary to be thorough and comprehensive, since we
do not know the data needs of future researchers, and gaps in the data can
undermine studies of longer-term data.
With best wishes to you and may we enjoy a wonderful 2013.
PS – Polymath Jim Lyon and I are writing a book. This book, which contains
startling new evidence of an original and exciting nature, will answer many
previously unanswered questions about crop circles and the broader world in
which we live.
It examines how crop circles form, with eye witness accounts, how crop
circles effect the chemistry of our brains, what part unseen earth energies
play and how the circles bridge the gap between science and spirituality.
It looks at experiments to induce crop circles to appear through
meditation and to play the music found in the mathematical relationships of the designs.
It also investigates the connections between crop circles, stone circles,
Pythagoras (427-347BC) and the 11,000 year old Golbekli temple in Turkey.
Unusual responses to the circles by individual visitors, and the odd
effects on water, electrical and electronic devices, such as credit cards, also
form part of the narrative.
The book is in a class of its own as it looks at the science involved in
crop circle research and how this throws light on other fields of
The book was commissioned by Duncan Baird Watkins and the presentation
passed the Frankfurt Book Fair with flying colours with preliminary orders of
16,000. However after the takeover by Osprey it was unfortunately dropped
We are now searching for the `right` publisher. When a project means a
lot, it seems that often we tend to impinge our own will and direction instead
of allowing the natural higher unseen and unknown process to take place.
Indeed I firmly believe that this is a much needed book to silence the
critics and press but that we must wait until we are shown the way.
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As we draw near to the end of another year, maybe it is time to reflect on what has happened to each one of us all during the past twelve months. As individuals we will have had had our own experiences, our ups our downs, our joys and sorrows; the things that we have accomplished and the things that are still remain on our `To do` list.
I meet so many people over the year and one of my most exhilarating times is to see the joy experienced by people who have been into a circle or flown with me over the wondrous formations. For me to share in their delight is an extra happiness for me.
I am going to tell you a special story. I was burying my control sample bottles of water outside one of the Etchilhampton crop circles when someone came up to me and asked me what I was doing. We started chatting and he told me that he was a `virgin` croppie and asked me to show him what to do and how he should go about visiting a circle. I explained various formalities that I go through before entering a formation such as how to find the aura of the event and then how I ask permission to enter just as I do before entering the aura of an ancient stone or stone circles.
He was a most willing pupil and then suddenly he said `Do you think I will find myself? `I don’t know I replied, let us see what happens. Just walk round until you find YOUR special place, then sit quietly.`
What a lovely question and it showed me how wonderfully open he was to the energies of the circle and with what respect and keen anticipation he was going to treat this adventure into the formation. Certain crop circles have a special and powerful sacred/healing element to them.
As we near Christmas and all the festivities, maybe it is also time to think about those for whom this is the very worst and loneliest time of year. I once thought that I would go an help in a soup kitchen in London but I have to confess to my shame that this is still on my `to do` list.
My two sons, one living in Australia and the other in Thailand with his lovely Thai wife and 3 children are all coming to stay with me for Christmas. I do miss seeing my grandchildren grow up as they live so far away so for me this is a time of special joy, excitement and huge fun. We will squash in like happy sardines.
In case you haven’t bought your presents do please have a look at my web site, especially my lovely calendars, containing wonderful photographs, special sayings and a whole lot more. Everything you buy from my web site goes towards my research.
I deal with each order quickly and each one will come to you with a happy smile.
All very best wishes and I wish you a very happy and peaceful Christmas.
As I write this, I do believe that the crop circle season is just about finished as the framers are working tirelessly day and night to bring in the harvest whilst this wonderful summer weather continues. I understand that it is expected to be a good harvest; good news after the poor one they suffered last year.
However I make this statement with reservations as often a circle has often surprised us and has appeared just when we were packing everything away and directing our thoughts and energies elsewhere such as preparing for the lecture season and going over the past weeks in our minds.
What sort of summer has it been? I can’t pretend that it hasn’t been disappointing in many ways and from several angles. Not only did the season start late; the beginning of June which has only been matched by one other year, 2006, when the first circle to appear was at Overton on the 10th June. Secondly the scarcity of circles must have disappointed many visitors to our shores. People who spent money on travel, lodging, car rental, food etc only to find there were no circles or maybe only one that they were able to visit during their time.
However as the weeks went by, more circles graced our fields and certain farmers generously opened their fields to the `Croppies`. In particular I would like to thank David Hughes (opposite Silbury Hill) and the Hussey’s , the latter having had 3 circles on their land at Hackpen. Donations to compensate for the loss and damage to the crop, were collected at the edge of the field. This worked perfectly as Paul Jacobs (who was collecting the donations for the farmers) was able to direct the visitors into the field, pointing them exactly to where the circle was so that they were able to follow the tramlines into the circle without any further damage to the crop.
The last circle at Hackpen, the lovely single necklace was only harvested at the end of last week. Gill Hussey told me that when she went into the field just prior to harvesting, she found swirls and patterns in the centre. I don’t think anyone knew about these additions as no photographs were taken.
However not all farmers were happy to let people on to their land and indeed several unfortunately had bad experiences this summer. In particular the kind farmer at Marden who had a circle on his land and who agreed to `see how it went` but that if there were any problems he would take it out. A notice was put up on the Crop Circle Connecter asking people NOT to park in the little village thereby the blocking entrances to peoples’ houses.
I went in with a group the day after it appeared, we parked in the lane and walked to the circle as did Barbara Lamb and her group. However I was dismayed to learn that several days later it had been harvested out as an overseas group had indeed parked in the village blocking several entrances including the farmer’s. Who can blame him and sadly I fear we will have lost a willing farmer in the future.
Many people ask me which was my favourite circle. That I can answer without hesitation and it may surprise you—- it was the delightfully simple little nine ringed circle that arrived during the excellent and friendly Marlborough conference the night of 6th July after Peter Knight had taken a group up to the West Kennet Long Barrow for a special ceremony and meditation. There is a lovely story behind this circle which I will write about later in my yearly round up. The circle could be seen walking down from the long barrow and was over a mile from the road along the ancient Ridgeway which extends from Avebury to Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire, 87 miles away.
Not many people visited this circle as it was such a trek, so remote and so difficult to find. In a way it seemed to me to be a magical circle, only showing itself to certain people. The moment I entered I sensed music. Wanting to know more, I sent my photograph of this formation to my friend and colleague, polymath Jim Lyons and was not surprised when he wrote back telling me that this circle was full of information ranging from certain numbers involved being a major tone on the diatonic scale to `all the key numbers of the evolution of the cosmos` being neatly embedded in this formation with a whole lot of additional information in between (to be written up in my yearly article).
Finally I would like to thank everyone who kindly sent me donations; you have no idea how much they are appreciated as they allow me not only to continue with my important research but to record and bring the images to people all over the world. I am deeply grateful. Please continue to support me.
With my very best wishes to you all.