The flower-like "Bythorn Mandala" crop circle formation appeared in 1993. Researchers pointed out that the pattern was very similar to the symbol for the third chakra in the East Indian religions. In the following years more information came to light, suggesting that many crop circle formations may be related to the chakra system. This article reviews our research of the subject. Included are the theories of several crop circle researchers - Lucy Pringle, Freddie Silva, and Jens Rowold.
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I began to see a possible chakra connection in my own research, which involves dreams and coincidences, in 1992. I sent the idea to crop circle researcher, Pat Delgado, that same year.
In the years that followed the idea grew stronger, with some amazing coincidences connected to it. The story is now on-line in a series of articles called, Humanity On The Pollen Path. Part of it involved the huge pattern that appeared grooved into a dry lake bed in Oregon. It was an ancient symbol from the East, called a Sri Yantra.
You can find an article about the lake bed pattern at:
One of the meanings of the pattern is that it shows a path through the chakras, from outward, inward.
In March 1993, I found information about the Sri Yantra in a book called, Tantric Way: Art, Science, Ritual, by Ajit Mookeajee and Madhu Khanna. At the time, I was writing an outline of an article proposing that humanity has been on a path through the chakra levels, and is near the leap to the Heart chakra level of consciousness evolution. This was based on the dreams and coincidences, and revolved around Revelation 11:11, where the two trees stand up after 3 1/2 days. Joseph Campbell explains in The Inner Reaches of Outer Space, that 3 1/2 is the midpoint of the seven chakras, the critical point, the fourth chakra, which is the Heart chakra. He tells of worldwide myths and religions indicating that this is an "elementary idea."
Some amazing coincidental connections happened with various concepts and symbols in the Tantra book. One of these concerned the goddess Kali. She fit exactly with the meaning of the harlot of Revelation 17. From previous dreams, some from other people, the concept had come that the harlot represents the energy in our karmic cycle of time, which is nearing its end.
The energy of the new cycle seems to be represented by The Woman With Child in Revelation 12. She wears a crown of 12 stars. The New Jerusalem, described in Revelation 21, also has 12 gates, pearls, jewels, and angels. This fits with the idea of the leap to the Heart chakra, because it is symbolised as a 12-petal lotus flower with a Star of David inside.
In the Eastern religions we are said to be in the Kali Yuga time cycle, the Age of Iron. The metals corresponding to the four Yugas, or ages, in the Hindu chronology are gold, silver, bronze, and iron. We rid ourselves of Kali at the end of the time cycle, and reach "Moksha," or Nirvana, the abode of blessed Peace and Spirit. (see Isis Unveiled, vol. 2, page 275, by H. P. Blavatsky).
I theorized that we are nearing the end of the Kali Yuga, and that Revelation has the same meaning.
These same four metals, and their meanings are quite similar to the dream of Nebuchadnezzar in Daniel 2:31-45. Daniel 12:7, which is repeated in Revelation 12:14, suggests the 3 1/2, by "a time, two times, and half a time." .(1 + 2 + 1/2 = 3 1/2). Further, Daniel 9:27 suggests the mid-point of the seven chakras as, ". . . a strong covenant with many for one week; and for half of the week . . ."
I sent my hand-written essay to three people, one of which was John Crowe, of the Cosminar organization in Essex, England. Two weeks after mailing the information to John, in August 1993, the Bythorn Mandala crop formation appeared:
I recognized it immediately as one of the symbols in Tantric Way: Art, Science, Ritual. It is on page 35, and called a "Shyama (Kali) Yantra." The crop formation was not exactly like the one in the book, but it was quite similar. The one in the book is similar to the Sri Yantra, except there is a five-pointed star inside instead of the complex pattern of overlapping triangles. The inner part is quite like the crop formation, except the crop formation had ten petals instead of eight, as in the book.
Some months later, I found H. P. Blavatsky's, The Secret Doctrine. On pages 4 and 5, a number of ancient symbols are depicted. Every one of them has appeared as a crop formation in some form. One of them is a five-pointed star reversed, with two points (horns) turned heavenward, that is, pointing up. This, she says, is the esoteric symbol of the Kali Yuga. The star in the crop formation had two points to the north, and one to the south.
Another symbol of Kali is the swastika. Several swastikas or swastika-circles have appeared. The swastika circle of 1989 and the swastika of 1997 appear below. Unfortunately, some of the swastika crop formations were mowed off by the farmers as soon as they appeared.
In January 1994, I received "The Circular," Volume 4, Number 3. On page 8 was an article by Lucy Pringle, titled, "The Symbolism of The Bythorn Wonder."
Lucy wrote that the symbol powerfully denotes spiritual rebirth and enlightenment, and that the star is the Star of Shiva, the Destroyer and Creator. He is androgynous, and is part of the Brahman Triad or Trimurti, together with Brahma (the Creator) and Vishnu (the Preserver).
The Triad is similar to the Holy Trinity, and indicates aspects of God. They are conceived of as both Gods and Goddesses, to achieve balance, consistent with the Yin/Yang concept of balance and harmony.
Death, the Destroyer, holds the seed of rebirth. Out of the seed of death bursts the flower of birth, like the Phoenix.
Lucy also said that the formation also relates to the planetary and cosmic cycle, perhaps suggesting a planetary "shift."
I'll quote the next part:
"In the Eastern tradition, the Lotus flower suggested by the petals in the formation depicts Spiritual Enlightenment, paralleled in the West by the Rosicrucian Rose, which normally has five or ten petals. The lotus flower traditionally represents spinning vortices of cosmic energy at the various chakra points of the body, different number of petals corresponding to different chakras, for example the four petalled lotus corresponds to the base chakra, six petals to the sacrum, and twelve petals to the heart and so on, therefore the fact that the Lotus has ten petals is significant. It is widely thought that the solar plexus chakra (ten petalled) relates to the emotional aspect of our being, the energies of which flow into the heart."
Such a Rose formation did appear after Lucy's article was written. It also had ten petals on the outside. A five petal design was on the inside. Thus, it has a similarity to the Bythorn Mandala, and may also represent the third chakra:
In June 1994, I received Volume 4, Number 4, of "The Circular." Barbara Davies had an article on pages 8 and 9, titled, "Bythorn Update." A depiction was sent in by Anthony Cheke, called, a "Shyam-Kali yantra." It looks to be identical to the Shyama (Kali) Yantra on page 35 of The Tantric Way.
Diagrams of all seven chakras are also depicted in the article, along with the related numbers.
In June 1997 I received another "Circular" article about the chakra association with the crop formations. This one is extensive, and very well done. It is on pages 11 to 16 of Issue Number 28, and was written by Jens Rowold.
Jens points out that people visiting the crop formations often report feeling different kinds of energy, and that some detect the energy by dowsing. He proposes a new system of classification based on the chakras.
The variety of flow patterns in the crop formations can been seen as exactly like the flow of energy in the chakras. An excellent book about this is "Hands of Light," by Barbara Ann Brennan. Barbara, like others, can see the energy in the aura, and uses this to diagnose health problems.
When the chakra energy rotates in a clockwise direction in a full circular shape, it is considered harmonious and healthy. If the geometrical center of the circle is not the same as the true center of the laid crop, this means something is changing. The earth is said to have chakra centers too, so the crop formations may be telling us something about this.
Jens classifies the chakras based on the frequencies, which are associated with colors. They may not look the same, because they are built up from different numbers of sub-chakras or vortices. From the base, or first chakra, moving upward, the frequencies and the number of vortices increase. This is Jens's classification:
CHAKRA CLASSIFICATION TABLE
The above diagram is similar to Jens's illustration in the article that explains the "double chakras." The first chakra points toward the earth, and the seventh toward heaven, so these two have just one direction. The other five chakras between them point to the front and to the back of the body, and are therefore called, "double chakras."
As you can see from the table, the sum of the vortices is calculated from the number of vortices in the front and rear. For example, the fifth chakra, at the larynx, has 16 vortices in front and 16 in back, for a total of 32. The chakras are connected to each other via the subtle energy channels inside the spinal cord.
One of these energies is the kundalini, and the other is the Hara-Line, which is not as well known. According to Barbara Brennan, this line runs from the center of the earth through the seven chakras, and out of the head where it connects to the Higher Self.
Jens did not mention it, but there are said to be two subtle energy lines flowing down and around the chakra centers in the spine. They are called "spine snakes," or Ida and Pingala. They are interlaced, like a double helix.
The first crop formation that Jens mentions is the one that appeared at Bickington in 1990. The formation had seven circles in a ring around a central circle. (I read a report that an abductee had the same pattern put on the back of his hand). Jens suggests that the pattern shows the seven chakras centered around the Hara-Line.
We found a web site that will be helpful here:
This was the second web site about the chakra system that we found. I was startled at the synchronicity, when I saw a diagram of a crop formation on the page. Such things have happened continuously in my seven years of research. I take them as confirmations of concepts.
A -- THE FIRST CHAKRA
We get our life force from nature and the earth through the first chakra. It consists of four vortices, with the Hara-Line in the middle. This may be the meaning of the famous "quincunx" (or "quintuplet set") type crop formation. Jens did not show an illustration, but we found these including another possibility in the flower-like formation below:
August 14th, 1997
July 14th, 1996
B -- THE SECOND CHAKRA
The second chakra is connected with the hips, and has six vortices. This may be suggested by two formations that appeared in 1991 (see below). They were six-petal, daisy-like flowers inside circles. (I drew the same pattern, based on two dreams, one of which was a circle of interlocking rings, in October 1990).
We found another formation (below right) from 1994 that is similar:
August 6, 1991
August 16, 1991
August 4, 1994
The flower petal shapes are based on interlocking circles. The "Foxfield Flower" of 1994, was 360 feet in diameter, perhaps suggesting the 360-degrees of a circle. The farmer who owns the field reported seeing UFOs that looked like wheels in the sky about a year prior over the same area. The 360-degree circle is very ancient and is primary in a system of numbers that were in place when recorded history began. The same number system also seems to be part of the crop circle phenomenon.
Jens points out that the crescent is also associated with the second chakra, and that crescent-shaped crop formations have appeared. One example, was the formation that appeared at Oliver's Castle in 1994
Continued in Part Two. (of 3 parts)
Resource and Links
The Tree of Life Crop Circle Formation
Humanity On The Pollen Path
Phi - Sound and Healing
The Menorah Crop Circle Formation
The Mandelbrot Set Crop Circle Formation
The Dharmic Wheel Crop Formation
Hill Mega Glyph Crop
409 Alphanumerics of 7 colors
(correspond to chakra colors)
Crown Chakra Sunflower Crop Formation
Formation Near Kassel, Germany
The Rainbow of Creation
Sound and Color Table
Color Energies and Healing - The Color Rays of Creation
Christ and the Kundalini
East-West Crown Chakra Meridian of Middle East Sites
Knowledge of Reality Online
The Snake Crop Circle Formation
Ancient Sites, Crop Circles & Chakras
Crop Circles and Chakras
Historical Sources and Knowledge of Kundalini
Enlighten! Mother Kundalini, Enlighten!
Colours in the Bible
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