Archive for June, 2009

Cosmic Key: The Double Helix (redux)

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

I’ve made significant updates to Cosmic Key: The Double Helix as Modern Archetype.

One particularly critical update corrects the distance from the center of the galaxy to its edge – a mistake I had somehow missed in the initial version.

I also added one more visual to help illustrate my commentary.

You can read the updated article here.

On the 14th Anniversary of Visiting My First Crop Circle

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

Inman, Kansas – 22 June 1995 (formed 16 June 1995)

My hand-drawn diagram of the formation (meticulous!):

My daughter was 7 years old, and it was our first time in a crop circle:

This photo shows the powerful central swirl of the smaller circle:

A week or so later I went back for more research, and took this photo showing the rather perturbed layers in the southeastern part of the formation:


Generous thanks to Kate Gertzen, who took photos of my old photographs …

In an upcoming short article and accompanying video I’ll share the clever synchronicities associated with the Inman, Kansas crop circle of June, 1995.  (A longish written version of the story can be read here)

Windmill Hill Crop Circle ~ 25 May 2009

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

Here’s a synaesthetic beauty:

In barley, at Windmill Hill, near Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire, 25 May 2009.

A meditative state comes over me while gazing at the undulating form, as though I’m visualising a lullaby. My mind moves into a synchronised state as I observe the balanced flow of energy of the lines, circles, and swirls.

To me, this is a fine, delicate, inspired communication of high order.


Diagram credit Chris Bird, as posted on Peter Sorensen’s homepage

Crop Circle Totems – Newest Formations of 2009

Thursday, June 4th, 2009

I can’t resist commenting on the two most recent UK crop circles – very fine additions to the 2009 season …

First, the huge (~600′) Jellyfish pattern that appeared a few days ago, and now the Dragonfly that showed up just today.  They’re quite impressive, I must say.   Since I haven’t been able to visit these two personally, I’m not going to speculate too deeply on their origin … but I can’t help making note of the synchronicities.  The JELLYFISH and the DRAGONFLY are the only creatures displayed prominently in my home.

My very dear friend Ada Garcia came over tonight to help me out by taking some photos that resonate with the two most recent big circles in the UK (none here in the US yet this season).  Here’s a photo of one of only two animals “framed” and on display in my house (other than family feline companions Minouche and Tiger-Saatchi):

Ah … the Jellyfish.  I bought this beautiful, fluid photograph by Ann Renee Chavez several years ago here in Denver.  Don’t ask me why – it just caught my eye and I couldn’t resist.  It hangs on the wall directly above my computer.  I love the colours, which this photo exactly reproduces.

And just today the Dragonfly formation appeared.  So, here’s a photo of a dragonfly I found just outside my front door about 10 years ago, now lovingly preserved and one of my treasures (I’d photoshop out the small hole in the plastic covering, but you get the picture).  Based on where I found it, I believe I was meant to rescue the dragonfly, which was moving just a little bit as a bunch of ants were beginning to make it their supper.  I shooed the ants away and brought the dragonfly in the house to let it die in peace and dignity, then kept its body for its beauty and grace.  Dragonfly is one of my totems, and I describe more about my relationship with this beautiful creature in my prior post “The Cosmos Neither Declares Nor Conceals.”

Speaking of totems, my two stand-out totem animals are Dragonfly and Hummingbird … both representing freedom of movement, quick as light, ability to hover, move sideways, fly in all directions basically … which, come to think of it, sort of describes the Jellyfish as well – floating this way and that, going with the flow … MORE on the symbolic meanings of these two when I have permission to post aerials and when I’m awake (getting up at 5 AM takes its toll …)

I’m just sayin’ …


PS – Here is the dragonfly mentioned in my note in response to Mike’s (see comments.)