Saturday, May 30, 2009

Enchanted New York

Solar Alignments Cause 'Manhattanhenge' This Weekend Live Science - May 29, 2009

    For 15 minutes around sunset on two days this summer, the sun will set in exact alignment with the cross streets of Manhattan's street grid, making the city's towering buildings function something like a modern-day Stonehenge. They call it Manhattanhenge (Wikipedia)

    The first Manhattanhenge opportunity comes this weekend: On Saturday (May 30) at 8:17 p.m. EDT the ball of the sun will be half above the horizon, half below if you look west down a major cross-street (34th Street and 42nd Street are good viewing locations). On Sunday, May 31, the entire solar sphere will be visible just above the horizon at 8:17 p.m. EDT.

    The second opportunity comes later in the summer, with another half-sphere sunset on Sunday, July 12, at 8:25 p.m. EDT and a whole-sphere viewing on Saturday, July 11, at 8:25 p.m. EDT. These times are calculated every year by the astronomer Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York, who coined the term "Manhattanhenge."

    The "henge" comes of course from Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument in the Salisbury plains of England. The large structure of stones and earthen mounds is thought to be a burial ground that was oriented to face the midsummer sunrise and midwinter sunset.

    Manhattan's street grid doesn't run geographically north to south, but instead aligns itself with the direction of the island. If the grid did run north-south, Manhattanhenge would fall on the spring and autumn equinoxes, the only two days during the year when the Sun rises due-east and sets due-west. (The equinoxes occur when the sun sits directly over the Earth's equator and the length of day and night are roughly equal.)

    Because Manhattan's grid is rotated 28.9 degrees east from geographic north, the days of alignment with the cross streets are also shifted. Manhattan's street grid was laid down by the Commissioners' Plan of 1811, which was adopted by the New York State Legislature. New York isn't the only city that can have its own "henge" events: Any city crossed by a rectangular grid has days where the setting Sun aligns with the streets. But a clear view of the horizon and straight streets are needed, and New York might be the only city that fits the bill.

New York

Blue Whale Discovered Singing In New York Coastal Waters
Science Daily - May 30, 2009

For the very first time in New York coastal waters, the voices of singing blue whales have been positively identified - the voice of a singing blue whale was tracked about 70 miles off of Long Island and New York City as the whale swam slowly from east to west. At the same time, a second blue whale was heard singing offshore in the far distance. "These endangered blue whales are the largest animals ever to have lived on this planet, and their voices can travel across an ocean. It's just amazing to hear one singing out there on New York¹s ocean stage only tens of miles from Carnegie Hall and Broadway!"

Blue Whale Wikipedia

May 20-24

Statue of Liberty

Secrets codes left by the Freemasons and Knights Templar remain in specific areas of the planet awakening souls through the passages of time. As if an initiation, souls are drawn to these areas to decipher clues allowing them to remember the blueprint of the program of our reality and where it is all going. They quest until they 'get it'. Along the way ... their frequencies accelerates ... their consciousness detaching from physical reality.

The Statue of Liberty - SOL - Sun Gods - Leo - Lion -- The general appearance of the Statue of Liberty's head approximates the Roman Sun-god Apollo or the Greek Sun-god Helios as preserved on an ancient marble tablet (today in the Archaeological Museum in Corinth, Greece). Apollo was represented as a solar deity, dressed in a similar robe and having on its head a "radiate crown" with the seven spiked rays of the Helios-Apollo's sun rays, like the Statue's nimbus or halo.

May 20, 2009

What most impressed me with this news article is the first paragraph describing the double helix (twin towers) - a DNA trigger of consciousness linked to the Masonic Program and July 4th, a key date in my book 2012 Sarah and Alexander. To climb to the top of the Statue of Liberty would be to replicate the ascension process of consciousness (crown, crown chakra, consciousness, stargate, SG or Sacred Geometry) back to the spiraling creational flame held by a female creator. I never realized the Statue of Liberty faces Brooklyn and my home until I read the article.

    The twin sets of steps entwine into a double helix. To climb toward Lady Liberty's crown is to feel like you are ascending a huge strand of freedom's DNA. In much the same way freedom is achieved, the climb is arduous and requires individual effort and attention even when you are part of a group - the group Wednesday being media who were offered a preview of the July 4 reopening.

    Up, up, up you go, as visitors did for decades before 9/11, as no member of the public has for eight long years. No fire inspector would ever approve a setup where the sole entrance and egress is by one up stairway and one down, the steps just 19 inches across and only 6 inches deep at the central pole around which they twist. The structure itself is so delicate that the copper skin is the thickness of only two pennies and pierced in places so you can see pinholes of sunlight. But the ascent to the inside of the crown was deemed safe enough for visitors before 9/11. Closing it since then felt too much like giving in to the terror the terrorists sought to instill.

    Some who are more rotund than robust may find reason to grumble about the reopening as they pass step 100. One good way to keep going is to think of the firefighters who climbed the stricken twin towers burdened with gear.

    Then, at step 140, you are bathed in sunlight. Another half- dozen steps and you finally arrive at a 10-by-5-foot steel platform corrugated like a shop's sidewalk cellar board. On this supremely democratic footing, you stand before the 25 small windows set in the crown. The biggest is at the center, and to peer through it is to gaze along Lady Liberty's line of sight.

    "I hate to bust your bubble, the statue isn't facing Manhattan," U.S. Park Ranger Kenya Finley said Wednesday. "It's facing France, but you see Brooklyn first." The Manhattan skyline is visible through the windows to the left. "The big difference is the twin towers aren't there anymore," Finley observed. Finley began work here on Sept. 11, 2000. Her first visit to the crown was a call for assistance. "Unfortunately, I had to help somebody who decided they were scared of heights," she said. Exactly a year later, she watched from Liberty Island as the planes flew into the World Trade Center. The island was evacuated, and even the pedestal remained closed for three years, as if the whole nation had become afraid of heights.

    The crown will finally be reopened on July 4. The heart will sink on seeing the absence in the skyline. "You still get to see the harbor," Finley noted. "You still get to see the ships going by." And the heart soars as you gaze out at the harbor and ships, feeling like you are meeting the hopeful gaze of the millions of immigrants who peered up at the figure with the upraised torch. You are quite literally in Lady Liberty's head, and you can raise your own hand to touch ripples in the copper overhead. "That is the ripple of her hair," Finley confirmed.

    The skin had been warmed by the sun, copper making great cooking pans as well as statues. Let's hope for a cool July 4, because the interior can be 20 degrees hotter than the outdoors, and the rule is to close the statue if the temperature outside tops 90. High winds can sway the crown as much as 5 inches, and this can combine with the heat and the climb to make for a daunting visit. That is only appropriate. Liberty has always required a struggle.

    A reminder came at midmorning as Fleet Week brought the guided missile cruiser Vella Gulf into the harbor. The ship recently captured two bands of Somali pirates. She now powered past Lady Liberty, and the crown whose jewels will again be windows filled with faces of every kind, which together are the face of freedom.

    Images: Fleet Week 2009
    NY Daily News - May 21, 2009
    The guided-missile destroyer USS Roosevelt sailed under the Verranzo Bridge
    during the Parade of Ships, on May 20, 2009, to kick off the annual event.

Samantha Stone

The Statue of Liberty and Related Adventures

Fightin' the New World Order

From The Prophet Bruce Springsteen, peace & blessings upon him:

Men walkin' 'long the railroad tracks
Goin' someplace there's no goin' back
Highway patrol choppers comin' up over the ridge
Hot soup on a campfire under the bridge
Shelter line stretchin' 'round the corner
Welcome to the new world order
Families sleepin' in their cars in the Southwest
No home no job no peace no rest

The highway is alive tonight
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
Searchin' for the ghost of Tom Joad

He pulls a prayer book out of his sleeping bag
Preacher lights up a butt and takes a drag
Waitin' for when the last shall be first and the first shall be last
In a cardboard box 'neath the underpass
Got a one-way ticket to the promised land
You got a hole in your belly and gun in your hand
Sleeping on a pillow of solid rock
Bathin' in the city aqueduct

The highway is alive tonight
Where it's headed everybody knows
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
Waitin' on the ghost of Tom Joad

Now Tom said "Mom, wherever there's a cop beatin' a guy
Wherever a hungry newborn baby cries
Where there's a fight 'gainst the blood and hatred in the air
Look for me Mom I'll be there
Wherever there's somebody fightin' for a place to stand
Or decent job or a helpin' hand
Wherever somebody's strugglin' to be free
Look in their eyes Mom you'll see me."

Well the highway is alive tonight
But nobody's kiddin' nobody about where it goes
I'm sittin' down here in the campfire light
With the ghost of old Tom Joad

"In the end, the people are powerless to effect change - as more and more costs are put upon them..."

Not really. Unless they are really too physically feeble to kick the tires, light the fires. (to steal a phrase from the Air Force).

They should watch Hey Arnold!-The Movie for inspiration.
Arnold (Spencer Klein) and his friends live in a seemingly idyllic old inner city neighborhood where various ethnic groups happily co-exist and the streets are safe for kids even at 2 a.m. But all that changes when Mr. Scheck (Paul Sorvino), a money hungry developer, and his unscrupulous employee (Dan Castellaneta) make plans to knock down the community and erect a shiny new "mall-plex", a proposal that city hall appears to have approved without any input from the local residents.

While the adults wring their hands and bemoan the situation, Arnold and Gerald (Jamil Walker Smith) along with the help of a mysterious, cloaked character (Francesca Smith) decide to take matters into their own hands. But when their petitions and street concert fail to get the mayor's attention, they resort to less conventional methods. Outfitted with some high tech gadgets, the fourth graders board a city bus and head for Scheck's skyscraper office while Grandpa and his gang pack a stash of stolen explosives in the underground sewer to stop the bulldozers. With the minutes on Scheck's giant clock ticking down, Arnold and Gerald search for a historical document that will halt the demolition crew and save their homes from being razed.

The MPAA rated Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) PG for some thematic elements.

Back to full review

Overall: C+
Arnold and his pals take on a big businessman who wants to demolish their neighborhood and build a mall in its place. Although most of their methods are illegal and unfeasible for young civic- minded citizens, this film may generate a chance to discuss real techniques for community change.

Violence: C
Construction machinery breaks down wall of house with household contents still inside. Old woman hits boy with bouquet of flowers. Character shot in head with dart gun. Man hit with broom. Man stands on sharp object. Law enforcement unit raids community with high tech weapons. Woman sent to jail for protesting. Citizens rebel against government and engage in skirmish. Man hits himself with a book. Characters visit a mortuary during a thunderstorm; see the feet of a dead body. Characters illegally enter building and make plans to steal items. Scenes of cartoon violence include characters attempting to break out of jail, being chased by thugs, and fighting including punching, choking and the use of kitchen utensils as weapons (some injuries shown). Character admits to stealing from his employer. Men set up explosives in the middle of the community. Characters fight with swords--some hit in the foot and crotch. Driver is knocked unconscious while driving a moving bus. Characters blow up bridge intending to harm people on an approaching bus. Bus crashes into other vehicles and overturns. Men threaten to destroy buildings. Large explosion causes damage to homes and businesses.

Sexual Content: A-
Young girl kisses boy.

Language: B+
Includes name-calling, some rude comments and at least 3 partial phrases that come short of profanities.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A-
One scene is shown in bar setting.

Businessmen are portrayed as thugs. Father attempts to bribe child with money. Man stands precariously on boxes. Signs of graffiti are seen in neighborhood. Butcher blows his nose on his apron. Candles are left burning unattended in attic. Child builds an idol of the boy she adores. Girl is hit in face with bird droppings. Authority figures are portrayed as unwilling or unable to help. Characters seek assistance from underground commando-like group. Characters disobey bus rules. Nine-year-old child is portrayed as driving a speeding, runaway bus. Character admits to stealing explosives and hiding them in his house. Children are portrayed as being alone on the streets in the early morning. Man is knocked unconscious and falls. Character exhibits rude behavior to another including name-calling and gestures. Character makes comments on flatulence. Child mistakenly sets off explosives.

Dust - Particles of the Divine

Dust in Philip Pullman's trilogy of novels His Dark Materials is a fictional form of dark matter, an elementary particle that is of fundamental importance to the novels. Dust is invisible to the human eye and cannot be seen without the use of special instruments such as the amber spyglass or a special film. However, while humans cannot see dust without the use of outside devices, creatures such as the mulefa are able to see dust with their own eyes.

Unlike ordinary particles, Dust is conscious. It falls from the sky and is attracted to people (especially adults) and objects made by people. This makes it of great interest to the Church, which believes that it may be the physical manifestation of Original Sin. It is later learnt that Dust actually confers consciousness, knowledge and wisdom, and that Dust is formed when matter becomes conscious. This allows creatures who have the ability to see dust to identify other sentient and intelligent creatures. An example of this is when the mulefa are able to distinguish Mary Malone as an intelligent being, because of the dust surrounding her, when compared to the other animals in the mulefa's world.

Dust is also the thing that allows all "magic" to be done in the worlds. Those beings that can understand Dust by looking at it can also see the truth in things and are able to change things by getting into a certain state of consciousness. An example would be the panserbjørne, who are able to see the truth in all things and therefore cannot be tricked unless they become like humans. There are also the witches who understand Dust on such a level that they can use it to make them fly, cast "spells", make themselves unnoticed, and many other things.

Dust is also the thing that connects humans to their dæmons. This being is actually somewhat of a soul that can talk and is in the form of an animal. It sends the Dust to the human to allow the human consciousness. Even in worlds that don't have apparent dæmons, they still exist, though they typically do not take the form of animals. In some other worlds one's dæmon is one's silent consciousness in the back of one's head, that other voice that confers intuition. If the bond between a child and their dæmon is severed (as through Intercision), both the child and the dæmon typically die, though not always, and rarely immediately. If the separation occurs after Dust has settled on the person (that is, after he or she has reached adolescence), the person simply becomes a lifeless shell.

It is Dust that provides the answers given by the alethiometer, the I Ching system of divination and also the computer that Dr Mary Malone creates in order to communicate directly with these particles by using one's consciousness.

Dust has various names among the various different worlds within the trilogy. Dust was previously known (in Lyra Belacqua's universe) as Rusakov particles after their discoverer, Boris Mikhailovitch Rusakov. It is known also as Shadows in our world (Pullman relates Dust to Dark Matter), and the mulefa's word sraf accompanied by a leftward flick of the trunk (or arm for humans).

Angels are formed when Dust condenses. Even The Authority came into being this way. However, Angels are not in reality the human-like figures they appear to be. They are the physical manifestation of spirit making something 'be'. Dust is discovered, by Dr. Malone, to actually be Angels and consciousness. Because consciousness is the thing that makes us "sin", it can (in theory) be seen as original sin. This is the point of view seen by the Magisterium, and therefore they seek to destroy it. However, they fail to see what the full repercussions of this would be, as they are ignorant to the true nature of Dust. Eliminating it would mark the end consciousness, and would most certainly lead to the quick destruction of all worlds with conscious life in the multiverse.

There is a story in Genesis in which God creates Adam and Eve from dust, and in the first book of this series, Northern Lights, Lord Asriel shows the Bible to Lyra: "In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return". Asriel also says that some Church societies argue that it should not be "'and unto dust shalt thou return,'" but, "'and thou shalt be subject to dust.'" In chapter 12 verse 1, the letter to the Hebrews says, "“let us throw off everything that hinders us, and the sin that clings (entangles us) so closely”. It may also be interesting to note that in the Paradiso by Dante Alighieri, pp.11-12 'Dust' is used in reference to the Human Body: "And even as the soul within your dust..." Beatrice tells Dante that just as the soul distributes its power throughout the physical body, where it is differentiated according to the part that receives it, so too is the power of God distributed throughout the Heavenly Spheres and the undifferentiated power of God becomes differentiated when it combines with the qualities associated to the Spheres,(Theologians for the Sun, Contemplatives for Saturn, etc.) creating a "mingled virtue".

In Buddhism the term "dust" is almost universally used to refer to the sensation, knowledge and entanglement with the world that inhibits enlightenment.

Animal Killers

by Michael Goodspeed

"There is no anti-depressant that will cure a depression that's spiritually based, for the malaise doesn't originate from brain dysfunction, but from an accurate response to the desecration of life."

-- Dr. David R. Hawkins, Power Vs. Force

What I am about to tell you is horrific, or worse. Not tantalizingly scary like a "haunted house," not distasteful like a rude joke emphasizing the lower bodily functions, not even "shocking" or "sickening" (descriptives best reserved for Rob Zombie movies and the menu at Taco Bell). The author Isak Dinesen commented, "I don't believe in evil, I believe only in horror. In nature there is no evil, only an abundance of horror: the plagues and the blights and the ants and the maggots." Of course, horror exists in (and virtually defines) nature, but the deliberate, unnecessary, brutal theft of a life -- ANY life -- moves beyond the impersonal horror of biologic decay and death, to the realm of DESECRATION, a strictly human behaviour that cannot reasonably be characterized as "natural."

According to the ABC news affiliate KATU (Portland, OR), police recently booked two teenage boys on charges of aggravated animal abuse, after they allegedly scalded a kitten with hot water, then cut off its head with a hatchet. The website reports: "The cat, a black and white named White Socks, belonged to 19-year-old Shaina Nelson. She told KATU News that she came back to her southeast Portland apartment Thursday night and faced the alleged killer.

"'He jumps over the fence...and he goes, 'The cat's dead,'' Nelson said. 'And he had no emotion on is face. No. Nothing. He had no emotion at all.'" (Full story: LINK .

Ironically, the young woman had reportedly been helping out the two suspects, offering them a place to stay in her home. The suspects (allegedly) responded to her kind gesture by inflicting unimaginable pain on her cat and then decapitating it. also reports, "The suspects reportedly told police they wanted to put the cat out of its misery after they burned it."

Above, you can see the mug shots of the two suspects, aged 19 and 18. Just as described by Ms. Nelson, the vacant eyes and slack expressions reveal... precisely nothing. No intelligence, no warmth, no personality, not even a spark of angry defiance. Nothing. Nothing.

I'm not so arrogant as to presume what kind of lives these alleged torturers and killers have led. Maybe they are both victims of unimaginable abuse and thus feel compelled to re-enact their sufferings on others. Perhaps they, like countless millions of American youngsters, have been neurologically, emotionally, and spiritually impaired by rancid cultural agents, including pervasive media violence, psychotropic medications, chemical-laden fast foods, aspartame, fluoride, cell-phones, a collapsed education system, shopping malls, Hannah Montana, etc., ad nauseam. The Internet is an astounding database for evidence of this cultural apocalypse, and I don't feel the need to elaborate on it here.

Instead, I would like to encourage the reader to join me in a moment of honest self-inquiry. Please ask yourself, how does it make you feel to learn of the torture and death inflicted on this animal?

Do you feel angry? Disgusted? Sad? If you are of sound mind and possess even the vaguest respect for non-human life, I'm going to assume that you feel all of the above. (Let me say parenthetically, what constitutes "respect for life" may be a matter of some debate, but it is a clinical FACT that the torture of animals indicates deep-seeded mental illness, and is a reliable indicator of future violence against HUMANS.) So if we can agree that anger, disgust, and sadness are healthy and appropriate reactions to the desecration of animal life, let us go a step further and wonder, why?

Here is a fact that is curious (at least to me): While a domestic animal like a kitten can be a source of great joy and satisfaction for its owner, it does not serve any utilitarian function in human life. In fact, cats as pets tend to create significant burdens -- scratching up furniture, peeing on rugs, killing frogs and mice and birds and leaving shredded torsos on their owners' doorsteps, meowing at all hours, getting pregnant and birthing massive litters, not to mention the vet and food bills that will soar into the tens of thousands before Chester or Abby finally expires.

From a neo-Darwinian materialistic perspective, the human instinct to love and nurture a weak, defenceless animal makes little if any sense. Animals only serve our brute survival by providing food, transportation, protection of home and body, and a few other utilitarian chores (none of which are provided by cats and many other common house pets). How did this joyous, irrepressible affection for essentially "useless" animals "evolve" in a world supposedly dominated by Survival of the Fittest?

Some might argue that the adoration most humans feel for "cute" and "fuzzy" creatures is just a sloppy quirk of the mammalian brain, nothing of any significance. They might also suggest that we are allowed such "indulgences" as affection for pets because we are long removed from the jungle and its relentlessly savage laws. But these notions are totally spurious. Number one, Survival of the Fittest as "understood" by the caveman is understood at least equally by the CEO. The guiding principles of our capitalist society are "kill or be killed" and "screw everyone but me." So from a neo-Darwinian perspective, altruistic behaviours are as anomalous today as they were in the Cro-Magnon era. Consider also that a lot of people love their pets like they do their own children. Some would unhesitatingly risk their own lives to save the life of an animal -- ANY animal. A human being who feeds a starving kitten is not serving the interests of his own body or the interests of his "tribe." And yet for most, the choice to aid a helpless animal isn't a "choice" at all, but simply the very obvious Right Thing to Do. Because it FEELS right. And the alternative feels terrible.

If you meet a friendly dog while you're walking through a park, you don't bother with inane formalities like introductions and handshakes. You just say "Hi there!" and treat him with a touch of affection, as if he were a lifelong friend. We love animals so fiercely because we share with them an easy communion that is almost impossible to achieve with other humans. People have egos, and egos are ugly, defensive, fearful, and more dangerous than the most rabid dog or feral cat. My ego is offended by your ego, and vice versa. I'm not saying that animals are "superior" to humans in any way. I'm saying that the guileless stare of a kitten or a puppy is a perfect mirror reflecting back one's own true essence.

This essence is more than a body, more than humanness, more than animalness, more than instinct and desire and survival and death. It is lovingness, and it is sacred. For a sane person, the act of loving and nurturing an animal is wholly selfish, because of the fullness it provides in one's own heart. Because like attracts like. And that likeness is love.

Except of, course, for those who live in abject denial of their true, loving essence. I dare say that the hollowed-eyed suspects above (if they are guilty) are worthy of pity. C. S. Lewis commented to the effect that evil is not the opposite of good, but the complete absence of it. Anyone who deliberately inflicts pain on an animal has no awareness of love, never tasted it, never extended it, and almost certainly never received it. You might feel compelled to wish these young men to hell, but rest assured, they are already there.

The above story is just another one of those stories that I saved for some reason unknown to me at the time. Lately I see more and more that whatever strangeness that has taken hold of so many of us appears in many ways to be some sort of cleansing and airing of the darkest corners of our psyches. When I was around six years old I found a kitten one day in our back yard. It was a sunny hot summer morning. I wanted to keep that kitten so badly and was afraid to ask my Mother, so I found an old bucket and stuck the kitten under the bucket. It was Sunday and we had to go to church. I planned to ask my Mother to let me keep it and then bring it in the house. I remember running to the backyard home from church, running to that bucket, and turning it over and horror of horrors - that poor little kitten had suffocated to death. It was horrible. I have never forgotten the horror that I had caused it's death. I had only wanted to keep it and love it. I pray that I have been forgiven and I pray that I have forgiven myself.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crop Circles - Whispers from the Divine

Crop Circles. What Are They? Who Makes Them? Why Are They Here?

They appear at night, complex designs mysteriously imprinted on fields of almost ripened grain. Nobody knows how they got there, or why. They leave the grain stalks in swirls, virtually undamaged. They exhibit mathematical precision. They demonstrate principles of geometry. They portray ancient religious symbols.

Since the 1980s, some 10,000 crop circles have appeared, seemingly by magic, in England and 25 other countries. Each year the count grows, and the designs get more intricate, even fantastic. Governments tell us they're hoaxes, but the evidence shows that most are not.

The Crooked Soley crop circle depicts an unbroken double helix strand of DNA, and the pattern uses an extraordinarily sophisticated geometry. Alan Brown & John Michell in their fascinating book, Crooked Soley: A crop circle revelation, seek to explain the significance of the geometry which exhibits what Plato described as the ‘heavenly pattern’, and which has been the basis of the design of ancient monuments (and indeed of the world itself).

Brown and Michell develop an argument that this particular crop circle represents direct communication from a divine intelligence. Not just any superior intelligence, they say it is the divine intelligence that created the Universe.

Michell wrote, "This short-lived masterpiece was not only beautiful and finely crafted - as well as utterly mysterious - but it gave information, precise and numerically expressed, on a subject that I have been studying and writing about throughout my active life, the subject of ancient cosmology and the code of number on which every past civilization was founded. At the heart of this traditional code or canon are two basic components, the numbers 5040 and 7920, along with their common factor 720. These numbers were plainly emphasized in the Crooked Soley crop circle."

The circle appeared at night on 27 August 2002. It was the last major formation of the season and I was unaware of it until a year later when Allan Brown brought it to my attention. He had observed its numerical composition and recognized the significance of 5040 and 7920 through my writings about these numbers. He then waited for a year to see if anyone else would recognize them. No one did, so he wrote to me and, as said above, filled me with awe and amazement."

There is a mind, and therefore a purpose, behind the crop circle phenomenon. It is an elevated mind and its purpose can be inferred from what it actually does. Crop circles bring beauty and mystery, friendships and new interests to a generation that needs them. At the same time, quietly, inoffensively, they are teaching us something. They are preparing us for something, for an event which, according to ancient records, occurs from time to time when the situation demands it - the return of the gods - the grail of knowledge and wisdom restored to earth."

Crooked Soley, it seems, represents a new stage in a process which has been going on for many years. This process was observed as early as 1959, by Carl Jung in his last and most prophetic book, 'Flying Saucers'. He characterized the UFO phenomenon as a portent of radical changes in thoughts and perceptions, culminating in a renewal of divine influence - the return of the ancient gods. In crop circles, says Patrick Harpur in the afterword, Mercurius is the dominant power - the god of inspiration and learning. He is the traditional source of the revealed code of knowledge symbolized by 5040 and 7920, the numbers so beautifully encoded in the Crooked Soley formation."

More fascinating studies on the Crooked Soley crop circle and the Keys to Creation Science that is embedded in the sacred geometry of the temporary temples found in the fields of grain.

The Soul in Crooked Soley
In their book, Crooked Soley: A crop circle revelation (1) Allan Brown and John Michell develop an argument that this particular crop circle represents direct communication from a divine intelligence. Not just any superior intelligence, they say it is the divine intelligence that created the Universe. We are not talking here about UFOs or aliens, nor about a superior intelligence that exists elsewhere in the Universe. We are talking about the Goddess of all Creation. This is a revelation indeed. In the Crooked Soley crop circle that went down in the wheat fields of Crooked Solely towards the end of August 2002, we find the direct affirmation not only that there is a God, a Universal Creator, but we will find when we take their argument to its logical conclusion, that we are also told specifically what this God is and where it is to be found.

Crooked Soley: A Crop Circle Revelation Amazon Link to the book by Allan Brown and John Mitchell

Sad to report that John Mitchell has passed as reported by Joan Norton at her wonderful blog MaryMagdaleneWithin
I visit there frequently and always find posts that soothe my soul.