Engaging the Crop Circle Phenomenon Part 1: Lecture & Discussion

Online Crop Circle Lecture:

Engaging the Crop Circle Phenomenon
Charley Knoll & other Stories

Two-hour Lecture (presented online)
With access to video recording to keep after the event

This event is now over, but you can still access the video of this event and the supplimentary materials when you buy a ticket. 

By Karen Alexander 

Tickets £20.00

Welcome to our online Lectures!

Along with our annual Crop Circle Conference, Crop Circle Explorer courses & our Synchronicity School workshops, our aim to dive-deeply into different aspects of the crop circle phenomenon in an ongoing series of online lectures. 

Each year we offer a series of one-off lectures which will cover a wide variety of facets of the whole phenomenon. We draw directly from our 30+ years experience within the subject, to inform, enthuse and hopefully inspire, everyone that comes to this subject with curiosity and an open-mind. 

Our lectures will be sumptuously illustrated from Steve Alexanders’s extensive photographic archive and many of Karen Alexander’s paintings and illustrations! 

We will add each lecture to our ‘Events Video Archive’ so that they can be enjoyed into the future and hopefully stand as a record of the thoughts and experiences of many people who spent time in and around the crop circles.  

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About This Lecture

Engaging the Crop Circle Phenomenon – Charley Knoll & other Stories

By Karen Alexander


The Charley Knoll crop circle of 1993 – was it in part a result of human consciousness?

In this lecture we will be exploring a fascinating historical crop circle occurrence. One that has a prescient meaning even after almost 30 years. It was one of the first of a handful of events that brought the link between the crop circle phenomenon and human consciousness front and centre. Researchers asked: Is it possible for human consciousness to engage with the crop circles? How would that happen? What contact modalities were already at work in our interactions with the phenomenon and how might we employ them? This was a ground breaking exploration for the researchers taking part. After almost 30 years since this event, what could we learn about the phenomenon today by reassessing this and other similar events? In a time of unprecedented interest in the role that consciousness plays in various unexplained phenomena and contact with possible non-human-intelligence, the story of Charley Knoll could still help us in examine this question today. 

This story includes episodes of strange sounds, light phenomena (UAP), synchronicity at an incredible level, correspondences between the crop circle itself, the landscape and those involved in the work. The fascinating language of geometry, number and meaning. Earth energies, animal effects and effects on mechanical and electrical equipment. It’s a story that needs to be heard! 

Charley Knoll: Crop Circles are a beautiful and fascinating mystery. They have inspired and awed many people from all over the world. Some are drawn to their great artistry and and majesty, others to their mystery and magic. Many see the circles as a herald carrying a message for humanity – this lecture is about all these things and more. 

on the 7th day of the 7th month 1993, a huge 300ft crucifix-shaped crop circle appeared in a wheat field at a place called Charley Knoll, in Leicestershire, England. Up until that time the crop circle phenomenon had mainly concentrated itself in the southern counties of Wiltshire and Hampshire, with almost all of the large and complex designs appearing in those regions. 

The East Midlands counties of the UK had in previous years been sprinkled with a handful of small, neat but simple designs, which had been closely followed and documented by the local crop circle research group. However, in the spring of 1993 this same collection of people convened a special study group to investigate a growing theory that it might be possible to affect the crop circle phenomenon using the conscious mind. This lecture will discuss this investigation and its amazing culmination – the formation of the Charley Knoll crop circle!

Who are these lectures for?

Our online lecture series are are an open invitation to anyone wishing to explore and uncover the crop circle phenomenon. You’ll receive a warm, appreciative welcome whether you are a complete novice, an experienced veteran, or anywhere in between.

Our aim is to continue to build and offer a genuine sense of community – with an opportunity for your questions to our presenters and discussion between the group and presenter at the end of each session. 

If in life you lack the opportunity to chat about your fascination with the phenomenon, come and make the most of this series, meet new friends and get involved in the conversation! 

Accessing our online events 


It’s Easy!

We will be using the ZOOM app for our online sessions. If you’ve never used ZOOM before don’t worry, we will send you full instructions for downloading and using the app when you book. The ZOOM app is free to download and you will not need a paying account to take part. You can use ZOOM on most devices, we recommend using your PC or laptop for the best view of the presentations. 

Accessing Recordings of our Lectures

We will be recording the lectures and they will be made available as downloadable videos via a Google Drive link – for you to enjoy again after the workshop has concluded.

Booking Your Ticket

Booking is easy. Hit the BUY NOW button at the top of the page to purchase your ticket. You can pay either with your PayPal account or using a credit or debit card. If you have any problems at all, or are not sure about anything you can email us for assistance. We can also send a PayPal request for your tickets if that works better for you. We’re on hand and happy to provide whatever assistance we can.

Each lecture costs £20.00

What happens when you’ve booked your ticket?

Important Notes:

You will receive an immediate acknowledgement of your payment via email from PayPal. Then please allow 24 hours your Welcome email from us. 

Your Welcome email will contain all the information about joining the course and links to the lecture Google Drive where you find a Welcome document, details about using and connecting to Zoom and this folder will also contain the video recording of the lecture after the event. You will be able to download the video should you wish to keep it, or you can watch it directly from the Google Drive. 

If you have not heard from us please check your Junk email folder – sometimes these emails can get placed in there in error. You can also add our email address to your contacts/address book in your email program, this will help the emails not be filtered into your Junk folder. Our email address is: events@temporarytemples.co.uk


We welcome any questions you might have. Please email us we’ll be pleased to help if we can. 

About your Host & Presenter: 

Karen Alexander Karen is a long time circles researcher of over 30 years (1990-present day), who has for many years brought a thoughtful and introspective touch to researching the crop circles. A highly respected and influential speaker and writer, her work seamlessly fuses sacred art, spirituality, psychology and philosophy – the scholarly and the intuitive. Karen is perhaps best known as the writer behind the annually published Crop Circle Year Books (1999 – 2020) and Crop Circles: Signs, Wonders & Mysteries (Arcturus, 2006 & updated in 2009 & 2013). She is also known for her hand drawn images and paintings of the crop circles which are widely admired and collected. Karen has a background in counselling and psychotherapy and has facilitated and taken part in a number of groups and projects over the last 25 years looking specifically into crop circles and their connection with consciousness.




Here’s what some of our fellow Crop Circle Explorers have had to say about our courses and workshops

Karen and Geoff hosted a wonderful deep dive into this many-layered phenomenon through an intensive geometric exploration of a single crop circle over four weeks. I found the focused drawing experience fascinating, group sharing profoundly moving, and the guided meditations stellar. I highly recommend Crop Circle Explorers – their next session is not to be missed! – Scott Onstott (Secrets in Plain Sight & Sacred Geometry Academy)

This course was a perfectly balanced mix of lectures, group-sharing, Mandala work and guided meditation. Each part designed to enhance the other. I enjoyed it very much. – Peter van den Burg (Geometry of the Crop circles – Facebook Page)

Karen Alexander and Geoff Fitzpatrick present a window into crop circle research that expands possibilities and becomes personal for those who participate in their workshops. My own delight in this subject was nourished by their intimate knowledge and genuine open interest. The ability to interact with other sincerely dedicated crop circle enthusiasts was also truly valuable. It helps to know we are not alone, with each other as humans and beyond! – Marién Grace, Director-Bay Area Crop Circle Study Group

Delving into the crop circle geometry was mental therapy, encouraging calmness and focus of the mind. I found the process a meditative experience especially so when combined with Geoff’s playlist. I thoroughly enjoyed working and sharing with fellow enthusiasts from around the planet. Highly recommend this journey – Darren

It is a wonderful thing to stumble into the world of crop circles, to find admiration and awe, wonderment and zeal in these living creations made manifest in pattern adorning a field of grain.  So much the more astonishing to then learn that these formations arise from, and are underpinned by, a whole canon of metaphysical structure ensconced in Number.  In fact, geometry is Number in Space.   I realized, after some years of feeling adrift, that my high school sophomore year geometry class had received an impoverished rendition of the subject, that we had been short-changed.  My fellow students and I heard nothing about the magical qualities of number, only numbers’ secular usefulness in measurement and calculation in agriculture, commerce and war, without regard for its basis in nature.    In the crop circle and sacred geometry arena, people who teach, inform, motivate and support other aspirants are few, and the best are rare.  Karen Alexander and Geoff Fitzpatrick are two of them.  They run a tight show that should be experienced by multitudes.  Do everything you can to join them and you too shall be rewarded with spiritual enrichment. – Mark

First of all, I am so profoundly grateful for the opportunity to join the group and actually engage with the crop circle. It was a happy day when I stumbled upon the link to the course. I really appreciate the time and dedication you have given to providing a connection to these beautiful and mysterious creations. I was very excited about the drawing. Your instruction, Karen, was great. Very clear and patient! In preparation I had done a few online mandala/Islamic pattern classes because it’s been ages since I used a compass, and it was much harder than I imagined. But at some point I realized it was OK if it wasn’t perfect, and then I could enjoy it more. Geoff, I also really appreciated your cheerful presence and loving guidance. I loved your insights into the geometry of this circle. And the soundtracks were great! Listening to the other participants too was so interesting and inspiring. All in all, it was a very rich experience – Meryl

I attended Temporary Temple’s online conference in the autumn of last year and having enjoyed it very much, was enthusiastic about any future events which might be organised; I was keen to find out more when the new Crop Circle Explorers course was advertised.
All the details and information about the course were set out on the website, along with clear aims and objectives; booking and paying for the course was straightforward. Once the course commenced, communication was good and included instructions about materials for the coming week, where to find things and also prompts for our own follow up homework between sessions. Care was taken to remind participants about what to expect the following week. The course was meticulously planned and I felt supported at each step. Over the four weeks, time was allocated for presentations by the course hosts, geometry sessions, meditations and sharing / listening to the experiences of others. Karen and Geoff worked to provide a warm, welcoming and safe online space where everyone was heard with respect. The shared ideas and unique insights into the Calstone crop circle went beyond anything I might have expected. It was great to take time in this way to meet and share ideas with others who are also interested in the complexity, beauty and mystery of the crop circle phenomenon – Julie

Beloved Karen and Geoff, I just have to tell you how thrilled I was to see those perfect petals encircling the radiating design.  I’ve been drawing petals freehand for 25 years without thinking about the purity of the exact and balanced form and what it lends to the mandala.  I’m definitely loving this crop circle now.And I am fascinated with the process of compass and straightedge without resorting to protractor and other gizmos to figure out the measurements for the forms.  Love it. And, Geoff, your enthusiasm for your Mandala Nature process is wonderful and engaging.  Thank you for describing it so thoroughly and with such love. Great exploration, you two.  Thank you – Ansula

I find these courses very interesting and exciting, because I feel drawn to this phenomenon of exploring crop circles and nobody else is even interested among my friends.   During these courses we can talk about anything connected to the crop circles.   Many people with different backgrounds can give their different points of view.  The range is from scientific measuring angles, ratios, etc. to the mystical thoughts invoked when you do a journey to the heart of a particular circle.  Connections have been projected to the Universe or astrologically proposed.   The possible understanding is infinite and maybe beyond our human comprehension – Sandra

This was my second course with Crop Circle Explorers and it was a great experience – unique in fact.  I came away feeling as though I had visited the Ogbourne St George formation in person after perusing the maps and wonderful panoramic photographs of the Wiltshire landscape, shared by Karen in her introduction to the course.  I gained an appreciation of the setting of the crop circle within the larger context of its relationship to the ancient landmarks and monuments, of which there are many within the area. I really enjoy the balance of presentations, meditations, geometry lessons, mandala-making and sharing time in these courses; there are also excellent resources which are downloadable to keep.  The course coordinators, Karen and Geoff are warm and wise hosts who welcome each participant and create a group ethos where experiences relating to the crop circle may be shared and respectfully heard. It’s a privilege to meet with others from around the globe in this virtual space, all brought together by a common interest in the crop circle phenomenon. – Julie E