CONNECTING SACRED GEOMETRY AND CROP CIRCLES
It is significant that as our alienation from all forms of spiritual and universal wonder increases, symbols bearing the hallmarks of an ancient, harmonious philosophy have suddenly begun manifesting in cereal crop.
Even to the hardened skeptic crop circle designs reveal a facility by their makers of creating a visual harmony that is pleasing to the eye, much like an ancient temple or a classical painting. The proportions are balanced, the shapes rhythmic, their outlying elements forming part of an unseen whole. Upon close scrutiny even the small 'grapeshot' circles that flank certain formations lie at their given remote locations not by fluke but by engineered and premeditated design, markers and clues for the observer to follow and uncover. Not surprising, then, to find sacred geometry lying at the heart of the fundamental blueprints of many formations, sometimes blatantly, sometimes veiled like a secret waiting to be uncovered only by the most persistent of minds.
But just as with sacred geometry and other esoteric principles, crop circles have been marginalized by practically the entire scientific community since they challenge the current worldview simply because science is at odds to explain them.
According to science, crop circles don't exist.
Yet, as these examples demonstrate, crop circles, through their complicated geometric structure, are worthy of being ranked alongside the greatest creations of mankind. Perhaps even higher.
When analyzing crop circle forms through the precise and unalterable practice of sacred geometry one cannot help but appreciate that a mind of scholarly intelligence is involved, just as the great masters of Islamic and Egyptian art, as Keith Critchlow remarked, "were motivated by and versed in spiritual disciplines that gave content and meaning to their work and placed it in the tradition of aiding the viewer to raising his or her spiritual understanding."
That these symbols are occurring primarily in wheat, the very symbol of the Earth Mother, is significant in itself. Perhaps they are here to draw us as a race together by this interaction with our symbol of life? Maybe their geometric symbolism acts as a mandala which like its Buddhist counterpart contains the very vibrations that aid one in achieving inner transformation at this most vulnerable moment in our history?
If neither of these apply then what we have strewn in fields across the world is nothing more than the highest form of cosmic art. Perhaps all of the above are true, and perhaps other explanations remain elusive. But one thing is certain- it is a lot of trouble for a bunch of individuals to go to, turning out during every night of the English summer for a quarter of a century, wading through muddy fields, and working with a brittle and imprecise canvas just to show the world they simply remained conscious throughout geometry lessons!
In the selected range of crop circle designs we see recurring themes that are for the most part generated from within a circular form and continue, through proportional expansion, to develop well beyond the boundaries of the design. This is consistent with the principle of sacred geometry where the circle is the principal element since it lies at the heart of the creative principle. It's the representation of cosmic life, from the smallest atom to the largest planet. All things are divided from within itself so, paradoxically, all things are contained within it. It is therefore the symbol of the unknowable, of spirit and of heaven.
The symbolic opposite of the circle is the square which is considered material and of the earth. Both forms, when given equal areas and superimposed, become a symbol of the fusion between humanity and the universe, of spirit and matter. It is the first symbol and the one on whose proportions whole cosmological cities were founded
The division of the circle into two equal size circles, with the centers of their respective circumferences touching each other, gives birth to an overlapping figure of profound symbolism: the vesica piscis. It is from within its vagina-like center that the symbols of sacred geometry are born.
From the vesica we can create the simplest of polygons, the equilateral triangle. The two triangles contained in this 'womb' are themselves symbolic of the world above and the world below, just as the left circle can represent spirit and the right one matter. It is symbolic to Christianity as representational of Jesus Christ and the Piscean age; as the Holy of Holies it carries the number 2368 in gematria, the number also equated with Jesus Christ.
The overlapping of both triangles produces the hexagon, also referred to as the Star of David. The characteristics and symbolism behind this figure are immense. It is also through the natural division of a circle into six parts which allows six circles to fit exactly around the circumference of an equal seventh. John Michell has studied the implications of the hexagon at length and further adds that it is "symbolic of the order of the universe in the fact that twelve equal spheres can be placed around a thirteenth so that each touches the nucleus and four of its neighbors, producing the geometer's image of twelve disciples grouped around the master. Christ, Osiris and Mohammed are among those who are represented as a central sphere with twelve retainers." It is also a common symbol in Islamic geometry, and its qualities are rational and solar, as evidenced by its 6x60-degree triangles which reflect the solar number 666.
Another symbol of great fascination to ancient and modern geometers is the golden mean since it gives rise to a spiral form which occurs in many natural forms and patterns of plant growth which, as Michell points out, "gives support to the tenet of traditional philosophy that number preceded creation and determined its development."
It is from the golden mean that we also extrapolate the pentagon and the five-pointed star, and with it the association with humanity since the human figure with outstretched limbs is similar to the pentagram. This was the symbol of the Pythagorean's humanistic science and consequently worn as a talisman of good health. Its symbolism frequently pervades native American philosophy, just as Christians associated the pentagram with Jesus. The pentagon is lunar and psychic; the angle between two sides of a pentagon is 108 degrees, 1080 being the characteristic lunar number.
These primary geometric forms, along with their 3-dimensional counterparts, the Platonic solids, were thus observed by many ancient cultures to be the crystallizations of the creative thoughts of God as they emerge from the circular Unity. As a metaphor of universal order, sacred geometry is pervasive in imagery throughout history, from circular mandalas to sacred temples. And now, crop circles.
It is interesting that today we find ourselves at the final crossroads in our evolution. Since that day when we decided to abandon our faith in the universal way and follow the mechanical codes of science our consciousness has shifted from one of reverence for all things sacred to the worship of abstract materialism. Consequently, our change of attitude has endangered our living, breathing celestial sphere and it's perhaps why crop circles, with their foundations based squarely upon sacred geometry, have chosen to appear at this particular point in time, reminding us that if only we observe the fundamental laws of the universe we may still be in time to discover the secrets of universal harmony and salvage our very own symbol of eternal life, the Earth.