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Meditations on the Crop Circles by Karen Alexander

Star of Wonder – East Field 2005

Above: Star of Wonder: East Field, Alton Barnes, Wiltshire | 3rd July 2005 | Wheat … Picking up fragments The formation that appeared in the great East Field, in Alton Barnes in 2005, is one of my all-time favourite formations. After doing some preliminary work on its geometry back in 2012, I recently found my original sketches and decided to complete the work I started. It also seemed apt to be doing this in the lead up to Christmas, as this was no doubt a Star of great Wonder… 2019 will mark the 29th year of my involvement with the crop circle phenomenon. I saw my first circle in the newspapers in 1990, by 1991 I had stepped in my first formation, 1992 brought the considerable and considerate gift of four crop circles, all within a mile or so of my house – they were considerate as I didn’t drive (I still don’t), and I could therefore walk to them. 1993 marked my first visit to Wiltshire to see the circles there and in 1994 I first began working with Steve and we have been visiting the circles and flying over them every season since. We have recorded many hundreds of circles in that time (perhaps even over a thousand) and, of course, in that time we have come across some really wondrous formations. The circle that appeared in East Field in the summer of 2005 is one of my all-time favourites; its sheer magnitude, elegant – yet complex design, and its location make this a circle that just stands out amongst its peers. My sense of this formation is further...

Crop Circle Calendar 2019

Further Reduction! We have just a last few copies of our 2019 calendar available. We have reduced the price further to clear remaining stock – get it while you can! Read...

The Crop Circle at Longwood Warren

New Blog! Karen Alexander shares some of her drawings, analysis and thoughts about the crop circle that appeared at Longwood Warren in Hampshire, in July 2018… Read...

The Crop Circle at Longwood Warren 2018

Above: Longwood Warren, Hants | 10th July 2018 | Drawn & Painted by Karen Alexander Its always difficult to keep up with drawing the circles during the season. Some drawings come easily, but some are a much more taxing proposition. Funnily enough, it’s not always the large and complex formations that present a problem, although as you can imagine, the more complex a formation the longer it might take to draw. Sometimes you come across a formation (or two) that you just don’t see geometrically, and it is they that can have you scratching your head for weeks, or sometimes months on end. It’s not always a complexity issue, every geometer has their blind spots, things that don’t come easily to them.  But sometimes, one just has to admit that some crop circles do not have a particular geometrical protocol – some are more like images/drawings rather than geometry. When that is the case, the best you can do is to make the best facsimile you can. Even then, there can be geometric elements to discover, but not a protocol per se. Detail The crop circle that was reported on the 10th of July at Longwood Warren in Hampshire, was both beautiful and intriguing. Its beauty lay not just in its design, but in the flowing-water-like lay of its interior. Its standing elements were few and relatively small compared to the expanse of laid crop in its interior, but when one looked at that interior, in many ways it seemed that that was what the formation was about. Even as we flew over this circle, you were immediately drawn...