The Interrelated 2005 Crop Circle
2005 Crop Circle Formations Prior to the Lurkley
and a Dream of a Cross
The following reports cover some of the formations that appeared prior to, or the same day as, the Lurkley Hill Formation, around 22 June 2005, which was covered in Part One of this series of articles.
Ratchet Spiral at Ripley
A ratchet spiral type of crop circle formation appeared around 17 April 2005 at Ripley. This was about two months before the Burwell formation. I made a post on the Crop Circle Connector Forum about the Ripley formation on May 10. I mentioned a possible relationship to the Sir Yantra, which later proved to be quite "coincidental."
Ripley, near Bournemouth, Dorset, 17th April
Diagram credit: Bertold Zugelder Copyright 2005
Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 6:00 pm
The ratchet type crop circle formation that appeared at Ripley, near Bournemouth, Dorset around 17 April 2005, may be related to other formations and symbols. This is the url of the formation:
The diagram indicates a circle divided into eight section, like slicing a pie.
There are two ratchets of eight steps each. If the center of the circle is counted, there are nine steps each. This seems to fit with the mythic idea of the descent into the Underworld, followed by the ascent back out. The Underworld may actually be a reference to our world, and the metaphor refers to our path of incarnating.
The steps down to and out of Hades are usually given as seven. Perhaps the oldest such story is the descent of Ishtar into the Underworld. See:
Note the probable chakra associations in the various articles that must be given up during the descent and retrieved on the ascent.
If the first ratchet and center are not counted, in the crop formation, then it would fit with the seven steps.
The 1991 Barbury Castle triangular formation had a ratchet spiral on the Southeast corner, corresponding to "The Son" in the Trinity. There were six steps, with the lay of the wheat stalks indicating a path from the center to the corner of the triangle. Joining to the triangle/Trinity may indicate the seventh step. See:
The new formation seems to fit with the 1992 Dharmic Wheel Formation:
Note that the circle is divided into eight parts, with a triangle type symbol as the eighth step. The step to the center is considered the ninth step, where one experiences union with The One. This is a bit different in meaning, but I think it is related.
There is a reference in the article to the giant Sri Yantra pattern that appeared grooved into a dry lake bed in Oregon in 1990. See:
One of the meanings is a path through the chakras from outward-inward. the eighth step is indicated by a triangular shape. The final step, the ninth, is represented by the dot, the Bindu, showing Union with the One.
Another meaning is that the design shows Creation from the central Bindu point, outward.
There are a number of sources that show the Creation as continuous "breaths" of the Divine, inward and outward. In the case of the Sufi idea of the "Breath of the Compassionate," it is represented by an eight-fold design. See:
Also see: The Pleiades and the Seventh Ray on the Seventh Day
The Heart Chakra
Golden Ball Hill
Posted: Sat May 28, 2005 5:02 pm
This is in reference to this formation:
Like a number of formations, this is a "Flower of Life" or "Seed of Life" type. This one is specifically more like the six-fold formation of 1997, that appeared in conjunction with the Tree of Life crop circle formation:
The Mega Glyph formation of 2001, with its 409 circles, also had this form:
It seems clear that this type of formation is related to the heart chakra. The 409 circles of the Mega Glyph encoded the message in English alphanumerics. The words of the colors of the seven chakras add to 409. The color green, representing the heart chakra, adds to 49. A circle of 360 + 49 = 409.
The heart chakra is represented on the Tree of Life, as the sixth sphere, the center sphere that is connected to all the others. See:
Flower of Life formation, 1 May 2005, Alton Priors, Wiltshire
Update: 29 July 2005
This is the six-fold formation of 1997 refered to in the above posting. It appeared in conjunction with the Tree of Life:
This is the Mega Glyph of 2001, which was composed of 409 circles:
Here is a graphic of the English alphanumeric chakra table, based on the work of Norma Smith (A=1, B=2, etc.):
This is a graphic of the Tree of Life, showing the various numbers associated with the spheres:
Note the central sixth sphere, Tiphareth, which corresponds to the fourth chakra, the heart chakra. The first chakra is sphere 10, the second is sphere 9 and the third is composed of the 7th and 8th spheres with the pathway between, symbolized by the Tower tarot card.
Maggie's Dream of the Cross
In mid-June, I received an e-mail from Maggie that would also prove to be predictive:
Subj: Weird Thing I Saw in My Dream
I hope you don't mind me emailing you. I am a reader of the Syzygy Dream Forum and saw your email there. I checked out your website and you seem to have a lot of knowledge in the field of symbology (among many other things, very interesting).
I have attached a drawing I did on the computer of something I saw in my dream last night and was wondering if you have any insight on it. I don't recall much of the dream other than i was laying this pattern out with tiles. I vaguely recall other symbols on top of the black and white parts, oriental or hieroglyphics perhaps but I really don't remember.
Thanks for your time
Subj: Note From Joe Mason About Your Dream Image
In a message dated 6/12/2005 11:35:21 AM Pacific Standard Time, Maggie writes:
<< Subj: Weird Thing I Saw in My Dream >> (snip)
<< I have attached a drawing I did on the computer of something I saw in my dream last night and was wondering if you have any insight on it. I don't recall much of the dream other than i was laying this pattern out with tiles. I vaguely recall other symbols on top of the black and white parts, oriental or hieroglyphics perhaps but I really don't remember. >>
Thank you for sharing your dream image. Sorry I took so long to answer.
I started a response, which I will paste below, but became buried in my work.
Your dream image has become quite important to me in recent days, as it seems to have been predictive of a number of crop circle formations. The best example appeared days ago:
Double Boxes, 3 July 2005, Hundred Acres (East Field), Alton Priors, Wiltshire http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2005/hundredacres/hundredacres2005a.html
The primary similarity in the designs are the nine rectangular "box" areas, like a tic-tac-toe drawn within a square.
A formation appeared about nine days after your dream, that had 25 circles:
5x5 Spheres, 20 Jun 05, Monkton Down, nr Winterbourne Monkton, Wiltshire http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2005/monkton/monktondown2005a.html
The central area has the 3x3 design. It also has a cross, as with your dream image.
When the 3x3 type of design is turned diagonally, it takes on the "diamond"
look, with the sequence of 1, 2, 3, 2, 1. This form became important in my symbol findings years ago. The biggest "coincidental" connections were the Sri Yantra star and Ezekiel's Wagon. The general form appeared as a crop circle about seven days after your dream:
9 Circle Diamond, 18 Jun 05, Burwell, nr Louth, Lincolnshire http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2005/burwell/burwell2005a.html
Your drawing had a balance of black and white. Some of the crop formations also seem to show a similar type of balance. Here is a good example that appeared about 11 days after your dream:
4, 8, 12 Quint, 22 June 05, Lurkley Hill, nr Lockeridge, Wiltshire http://www.cropcircleconnector.com/2005/Lurkley/Lurkley2005a.html
The great change involves a duality balance, and this is apparently one of the ways it is symbolized.
One could "connect the dots" to get a tic-tac-toe type pattern in the middle.
The various connections are incredible. I have created an article about it:
The Interrelated 2005 Crop Circle Formations
Unless you object, I will add a report about your dream image. I will leave off your e-mail address and just say it is from Maggie, if that is okay.
The following is the response I started weeks ago, with a few details added:
<< My first impression is that the symbol represents the Earth and mankind in a balanced condition. The Earth plane is generally symbolized by squares and cubes. The spirit world is generally symbolized by circles and spheres.
Your dream symbol seems similar to the Tau Cross, which is said to represent manifestation on the physical plane. It is an equal-armed cross.
It also has a similarity to the Swastika, which is not always negative, and is very ancient.
In my experience, the counterclockwise Swastika is West-going and negative, yet the negative is a purposeful learning experience. In the Bible, these are the "four horns" which scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem.
The clockwise Swastika is East-going, and positive, an ancient symbol of "good luck." In the Bible, these are the four "smiths" or "carpenters" who thrown down the four horns that have scattered the nations. The smith/carpenter refers to the tool used by craftsmen, the right-angled square, the "L" shape. Four of them, one from each quarter, form a Swastika.
I feel this is a metaphor indicating the united peoples of the future, overcoming the "divided kingdom" (Babylon) of the time cycle. The united peoples are also symbolized by the Twelve Tribes. There are four major Tribes associated with the solstices and equinoxes.
Interestingly, your dream image seems to show a dark counterclockwise Swastika along with a light clockwise Swastika. That strikes me as very cleaver. Part of the balance may be related to Carl Jung's idea of integrating the "shadow."
The craftsman symbol shows our role as "builders," meaning co-creators of the reality.
During the negative/learning time cycle, we are unconscious co-creators. The four smiths/carpenters show united mankind as conscious co-creators, also symbolized by "Lion Kings."
1:18 And I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four horns!
1:19 And I said to the angel who talked with me, "What are these?" And he answered me, "These are the horns which have scattered Judah, Israel, and Jerusalem."
1:20 Then the Lord showed me four smiths.
1:21 And I said, "What are these coming to do?" He answered, "These are the horns which scattered Judah, so that no man raised his head; and these have come to terrify them, to cast down the horns of the nations who lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter it."
Here are some links:
graphic index Group 9
cross Group 9:1
Cross on rock wall in Brazil Group 30:49
Cross on rock wall in France Group 30:50
Cross containing a swastika Group 33:3
Inca Cross (sun symbol)Group 30:48
Portugal Cross Group 30:25
Restoration Cross Group 30:47
four T cross Group 9:3
Jerusalem Cross Group 9:5
Swastika Group 15:1
Bronze Age Swastika Group 13:4
Open Cross Group 27:20
That's the end of the response I started weeks ago.
I will make a posting at the Syzygy Dream Forum about this.
Please keep in touch.
Best wishes and regards,
Joseph E. (Joe) Mason
Note the similarity of the British Flag,
the Union Jack, to Maggie's dream image
Cross symbols and formations that fit into a 3 x 3 grid became themes in the 2005 crop circle season.
The Sri Yantra Connection at Burwell
On 18 June 2005, a formation appeared at Burwell that has a remarkable connection to my dream-coincidence quest.
Note that the nine circles in the "Ezekiel's Four Living Creatures" diagram in Part One of this article can be counted as 3 + 3 + 3 = 9. If viewed diagonally, they can be counted as 1 + 2 + 3 + 2 + 1. This fits well with a number of related patterns, including some of the 2005 crop circles. I have pointed this out in several postings to the Crop Circle Connector Forum. The following is one of the posts, concerning this crop circle formation:
Diagram credit: Chris Watts
Nine Circle Diamond, 18 June 2005, Burwell, near Louth, Lincolnshire
Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2005 10:42 pm
I have been waiting for over a decade for this type of formation that appeared at Burwell, near Louth, Lincolnshire, around 18 June 2005.
I drew a very similar shape in 1990, based on "coincidences" involving my nine "chits" (brass vouchers) -
I traced the pattern, then drew this:
Some years later, I learned that the first star shape is like the one within the giant Sri Yantra, that appeared in a dry lake bed in Oregon. The news story came out the DAY AFTER I drew the first image above!
I also learned that the Sri Yantra indicates a path through the chakras from outward-inward. "Coincidentally," I was writing an outline at the time, about humanity's leap to the heart chakra. Also "coincidental," the symbol for the heart chakra within the Sri Yantra is this:
I later drew red lines upon a diagram of the crop circle formation to show how the Sri Yantra star fits with the circles:
In 1998, a formation appeared near Beckhampton that looked like baloons on a string. Others saw it as a jellyfish. I flelt that it might be related to Ganesh, the elephant-headed boy of the Eastern religions. Near the end of the string (or trunk) was a set of nine circles in a triangular arrangement. I noted that it was like the arrangement of circles related to the Sri Yantra.
Beckhampton, near Avebury, Wiltshire, 21 July 1998
Monkton Down Formation
& More Sri Yantra Connections
Diagram credit: Bertold Zugelder
Down, near Winterbourne, Monkton, Wiltshire
Reported 20 June 2005
Posted: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:06 am
This formation may be related to the 9 rings forming a diamond shape, that appeared at Burwell, near Louth, Lincolnshire, around 18 June 2005:
The central set of nine circles in this Monkton Down formation is similar. When counted diagonally, the nine form a sequence of 1, 2, 3, 2, 1, just as in the Burwell diamond.
In my forum post concerning the Burwell formation, I mentioned coincidences concerning symbols I had drawn years ago:
This was one of them:
Note that the pattern formed by the colors within is like this:
The pattern was part of a series of coincidental findings, one of which was a Navaho sand painting:
Another was the tile ground pattern in Salvador Dali's painting, "Corpus Hypercubus." -
Note that the "+" type cross on the tile floor below the hypercube is like the one in the center of the new crop circle formation at Monkton Down.
A similar hypercube appeared as a crop formation at The Ridgeway in August 2002:
The nine central circles may also correspond to Gary Val Tenuta's, "Alpha-numeric Patterns Discovered Within The English Alphabet" -
The total of 25 circles, minus the 9 circles in the central area, leave 16 circles in the surrounding area. This seems to be speaking of the Pythagorean Theorem of the perfect right triangle:
a^2 + b^2 = c^2
3^2 + 4^2 = 5^2
9 + 16 = 25
Greek philosopher & mathematician
582 BC 496 BC
The comment above to Gary Val Tenuta's, "Alpha-numeric Patterns Discovered Within The English Alphabet," referred to this pattern:
Following my posting, mattihorn posted a comment, pointing out that the formation shows 21 "dark" (standing plants) circular areas and 4 "white" (layed down plants). In other postings he noted the 21 connections. I also have followed the symbolism of 21 for many years. I reported some of this last year, including the dream, "The 21," as part of the symbolism of the Swastika type formation, formed of 21 circles, that appeared with the Chakra System formation:
The 21 theme would continue into the 2005 season.
The Manton/Boreham Down Formation
& More Sri Yantra Connections
Image Credit: Bertold Zugelder
Manton (or Boreham) Down, near Lockeridge, Wiltshire, 22 June 2005
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 3:35 am
The Boreham Down formation is similar to the Sri Yantra:
I mentioned the Sri Yantra in my post about the first 2005 crop circle at Ripley:
Note the double "U"-shaped patterns on each side of the Boreham Down Formation, and how they may correspond to the four "gates" of the Sri Yantra. In the glyph above, the gates take the form of a "T"-shape. In other cases, they are more similar to the "U"-shape. The great Sri Yantra that appeared in the Oregon lake bed was of that type:
A primary point of my post was that these type of glyphs can show a path through the chakras in nine steps, ending in the center. Count the rectangles inside the "U"-shapes of the Boreham Down formation. There are nine total, ending with the small square in the middle.
This is the post I made about the Ripley formation:
Note that there are 21 total features making up the formation.
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 4:10 am
There seems to be a "Bindu" point near the center of the formation. This is said to be the creative center, representing the One.
Posted: Sun Jun 26, 2005 1:56 pm
Several 2005 crop circle formations seem to be related, including the Boreham Down formation. The others are:
The Burwell Nine Circle Diamond Formation
The Ripley Ratchet
Balls Of Light Seen by Bicyclist
Sri Yantra Links
End of part two
Continue to Part Three:
The Interrelated 2005 Crop Circle Formations - Part Three
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