Exploring the Crop Circle Phenomenon Online!
Saturday the 2nd of October to Sunday the 31st of October 2021
All lecture sessions begin at 6.00pm and finish at 7.30pm – 60 mins for the lectures + 30 mins for questions.
The workshops will begin at 5.00pm and run for 2 hours and 2.5 hours respectively.
All times are British Summer time (BST) apart from the 31st when we will move back to GMT
Online Conference Schedule at a Glance:
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Welcome to our online Conference 2021
Join us from the comfort of your own home!
Welcome and Introduction
As the Covid pandemic continues to restrict travel and large gatherings, we will once again be holding our conference online.
Accessing our online events is easy!
We will be using the ZOOM app for our all online sessions. If you’ve never used ZOOM before 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 & Workshops
We will be recording the all lectures and the geometry workshop and these will be made available as downloadable videos via a Google Drive link.
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Who is this conference for?
We welcome anyone who has an interest in the crop circles, beginners, veterans and everyone in between. Our 2021 online conference with include a ‘Review of the 2020 crop circle season’ and offer two workshops, one titled ‘An Introduction to Crop Circle Geometry’ and the other ‘An Introduction to Crop Circles and Consciousness’. These sessions are great primers for the rest of the event.
Our Introduction to Crop Circle Geometry Workshop offers both theory and hands-on drawing exercises to familiarise our attendees with the role of Sacred Geometry in the crop circle phenomenon. It is presented with both beginners and the more experienced in mind and is designed to give a good grounding in many of the concepts you will undoubtedly hear discussed during the event. Pi, Phi (Fibonacci) and Squaring the Circle are all introduced.
You will have the opportunity to just watch the session if that’s what you’d like, however, we hope many of you will want to draw along with Geoff Fitzpatrick and I as we take you through some sacred geometry exercises and we draw elements form the crop circles.
Don’t worry if you’ve never drawn with a compass and straight-edge before, we will be able to guide you through the steps and both Geoff Fitzpatrick and I will be drawing along with you during the session!
This workshop is truly a place to shed your dread of maths and find your love of numbers!
Saturday 2nd Oct – Workshop: Introduction to Crop Circle & Consciousness
with Prof. Jonathan-Paul De Vierville & Karen Alexander (not recorded).
Sunday 3rd Oct – Workshop: Introduction to Crop Circle Geometry
with Geoff Fitzpatrick & Karen Alexander
Speakers for 2021
About: An Introduction to Crop Circle Geometry – Workshop
Number, shape, form, proportion and geometry are the language of the crop circles, of that there can be little doubt. They are their very fabric and framework, their flesh and bones if you will. One cannot really have any meaningful discussion about crop circles with out being able to talk about number and geometry and many of the talks at our conference over the years have dealt with this very aspect of the phenomenon. This workshop is a gateway into the world of crop circle geometry, designed for both the beginner and the more experienced explorer. It hopes to lift the veil on what can seem a bewildering, complex and specialised subject matter and give background and context to some of what you will hear discussed in some of the lectures during the conference. We aim to cover the following:
- What is Geometry?
- The quantities, qualities and philosophy of numbers
- Approaching the geometry/drawing of the Crop Circles
- Introducing Pi
- The Squaring of the Circle explained
- An Introduction to Phi (the Golden Section & Fibonacci).
You can choose just to watch this workshop, or (we hope) you’ll decide to draw along live with Geoff and I. We’ll guide you step-by-step through the process of constructing some drawings of your own. If there is one sure-fire way of gaining a quick appreciation of the circle-makers art, it’s by trying to draw a little of it for yourself! Most of all we hope to have a little fun, do a little drawing, perhaps a little colouring-in and learn while we play! We will provide a list of drawing equipment you’ll need to have prepared for the workshop when you book.
About: An Introduction to Crop Circles and Consciousness – Workshop’
This two-an-a-half-hour workshop is an introduction to the longstanding relationship between crop circles and the human psyche. Almost since the inception of modern-day investigations in to the crop circle subject it has been apparent that there is some kind of connection between the crop circles and the human consciousness. Many early researchers experienced increased coincidences, serendipity of dates, locations, patterns or other events. They also experienced connections that were more difficult to explain, connections in which what was happening in the fields were somehow connected to what was happening in their own lives (or inside of them), or even what was happening in the wider world. This has led many to ask if the crop circles are involved in an impending change in human consciousness. This connection has been explored many times in the form of experiments and group work, but it is a part of the phenomenon that is often overlooked in the pursuit of scientific investigation and other physical effects, yet remains for many researchers one of the most fascinating aspects of the subject. We will explore synchronicity, dreams, personal interactions with the crop circles and the investigation of the phenomenon using the psyche. This workshop is suitable both for those who have never taken part in this kind of work and those who may have had had experiences of their own – with emphasis on group interaction and participation.
Ticket Tariff & BookingYou can attend as little or as much of the conference as you wish. You can purchase each lecture or workshop individually. There is a small discount for those booking for the entire event.
Further help with Payments: We offer concessions for those on a low income and we are also happy to hear from anyone who wishes to spread the cost of their tickets. Please email us to arrange this.
Each Lecture £10.00
Introduction to Crop circle Geometry Workshop (2-hours): £25.00
Introduction to Crop circles & Consciousness Workshop (2.5 hours): £30.00
Full Conference Ticket £120.00
Note – the full-ticket price includes a small £15.00 discount for those booking for the entire event.
About your Facilitators and Speakers
Information about individual presentations are still coming in to us – check back for more details shortly…
Your Facilitators & Speakers:
Karen Alexander is main conference organiser, conference host, workshop facilitator and speaker. Karen is a long time circles researcher (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 & 2012). 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 20 years looking specifically into crop circles and their connection with consciousness.
Presentation: Review of the 2021 crop circle season
Workshop: Introduction to Crop Circle Geometry
Workshop: Introduction to Crop Circles & Consciousness
Steve Alexander is conference co-organiser. He is an internationally renowned photographer, whose images of the crop circles have graced books, media, documentaries and cinematic films worldwide for over 20 years. Steve has long set the standard by which all other crop circle photography is judged, he is well-known for his influential sweeping landscape images of the circles and his high quality, artistic approach to recording the phenomenon. Steve has a longtime involvement with the crop circles spanning over 30 years. He is perhaps best known for his photography in the Crop Circle Year Books (1999 – 2020), the book Crop Circles: Signs, Wonders & Mysteries (Arcturus 2006 & updated in 2009 & 2012) and for his nine beautiful crop circle films.
Presentation: Review of the 2020 crop circle season
Dr. Jonathan-Paul DeVierville is conference co-host, workshop facilitator and speaker. He is Professor Emeritus of The Humanities, History and Interdisciplinary Studies (from the Department of Social Sciences at St. Philips College, Texas). He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Professional Counsellor He owns and directs The Alamo Plaza Spa in San Antonio, Texas and is a regular teacher and speaker on Spa Culture all over the globe. Jonathan-Paul has taught analytical, depth and archetypal psychology and clinical psychotherapy at the post-graduate level and has a particular interest in dream work. In addition to all this he is a committed crop circle experiencer and researcher, with over 15 years of first-hand experience in the field.
Karen, Jonathan and Steve will also be assisted by several online moderators during the event to help with any queries you have during the session.
Your 2021 Speakers:
(in addition to your facilitators/speakers above)
Geoff Fitzpatrick was introduced to mandalas whilst studying the pioneering work of Carl G Jung and has spent the past 15 years exploring the intersection of geometry, spirituality and psychology through these symbols. Working with mandalas has opened Geoff to the profound power geometry possesses to influence states of consciousness. The construction of sacred sand mandalas during Geoff’s Mandalanature sessions opens people to a deeper aspect of themselves by blending creativity, geometry and mindfulness in a unique and special way. In addition to his studies at Trinity College and the Milltown Institute, Geoff has trained with Dr. Stanislav Grof MD learning a psychotherapeutic technique called Holotropic Breathwork. Dr. Grof’s cartography of the psyche informs the Manalanature model entirely. Geoff is also a regular visitor to the crop circles, to experience their spaces and contemplate their geometries. Geoff combines his love of Mandalas, consciousness and the circles to form a unique view of this phenomenon.
Workshop: Introduction to Crop Circle Geometry Presentation: TBA
Dan Vidler is a School teacher, ardent crop circle enthusiast, photographer and webmaster of www.ukcropcircles.co.uk which documents the interiors and ground details of the crop circles. He has been a regular and popular speaker at the Summer Lectures since their inception. Dan has a keen eye for the fine detail of the circles; the lay of the crop and other significant ground details. Each year he presents us with the intrigues and delights of the interior of the circles, so easily missed by all but the most eagle-eyed, accompanied with an eye-watering array of beautiful photography.
Dan has been investigating and photographing the interiors of crop circles since 2003, documenting the finer details within the laid crop and reporting on significant features at ground level. Close inspection of laid stems often reveals unique, surprising and mysterious aspects of the phenomenon, reflecting the beauty and majesty seen from an aerial perspective but which might go unnoticed to all but the keenest observer
Presentation: Inside ‘In Formation(s)’
So many of these incredible designs, every summer, inspire awe and wonder, spark discussion, debate, reflection and intrigue, and leave us perplexed by their beauty, mystery and possible meaning. Looking more closely, at ground level, adds another layer to our understanding, or perhaps lack of understanding, of this phenomenon. What appears to be impossible layering of stems, detail in woven crop down to a single piece of wheat, changes in direction of ‘flowing’ crop and effects seen from the air caused by intricate patterns on the ground reflect the magic and (almost) impossibility that we are lucky enough to witness every summer. The 2021 crop circle season has provided yet more evidence of this magic, including rare and unique details which have ‘raised the bar’ even further!
Peter van den Burg & Melanie McCalmont
Peter van Den Burg has been researching crop circles since 2007. Primarily their geometric properties, gradually expanding his search to the relation crop circles have with the surrounding landscape. His drawings have been featured on the Temporary Temples website for the last two years. He lives in Norway with his dog Nico.
Melanine McCalmont is a US geographer and non-fiction author based in Colorado who has studied the geography of the crop circles since 1997. Melanie has a Master’s Degree in the Geography of Communication from the Univ of Wisconsin. Her field analyzes why and how people communicate in places/locations, what tools they choose, and how those choices create shared meaning and function. Melanie visited the Wiltshire circles in 2010 and attended one of our early conferences
Presentation: The use of written language is an effective symbolic tool to communicate vast amounts of information with a minimum use of space. Crop circles with apparent “writing” have appeared, either spontaneously or in response to our writing. Since the authors of the crop circle phenomenon are capable of communicating this way, this session asks: Why do they choose to show us writing-like symbols? And why are there so few circles with writing? What is this trying to teach us? In this presentation, we will analyse a few examples and place them in a broader context of communication. We will look deeply at two formations with writing, and discuss what next steps could be?
Robin Heath is an independent researcher into ancient wisdom, specialising in archaeoastronomy and megalithic culture. He has written nine books on this and allied subjects, including the best selling Sun Moon & Stonehenge: Proof of High Culture in Ancient Britain, Power Points: Secret Rulers & Hidden Forces in the Landscape and Alexander Thom: Cracking the Stone Age Code. In a varied career Robin has enjoyed being a research scientist in computer chips, a marketing manager in electronics, a senior lecturer in mathematics and engineering and head of department in a college of further education. Since 1974 he has also been practicing as an astrologer and is a highly regarded astrologer who has taught in all the leading schools of astrology in the UK and been the editor of the international Astrological Association Journal.
Presenation: One Number, Two Circles and Three Symbols – Linking Crop circles with Stone circles.
During the Neolithic Period, a package of techniques was repeatedly applied to monuments and across landscapes throughout northwestern Europe. Our modern world remains dumb concerning what these were for, nor why they were ever built, having lost sight or value for the science and techniques that once underpinned these monumental structures. To many uninformed folk, prehistoric monuments – permanent temples – are linked to aliens or to Atlanteans, an exclusive elite who died carrying the ‘secrets’ of their cosmology with them. Our Age refuses to look at this megalithic science, labeling it as a pseudoscience. How similar is this response to the treatment the crop circle phenomenon – the temporary temples – has received from the establishment! Year after year, fields worldwide are blessed with the most incredibly beautiful landscape art around and nobody knows exactly why or how this comes about. My presentation focusses in and around a megalithic site in the Preseli hills, where archaeologists are claiming that a ruined stone circle was the source of some, if not many, of the famous Stonehenge bluestones. Working almost entirely under the earth, they have failed to glimpse the glories of what the site reveals above the ground, the natural habitat of a megalithic scientist like myself. The whole site will be seen to come alive and by concentrating on a single crop circle, a single number and a single geometrical form, no one needs to feel ill equipped to reckon with the information nor its implications, which are truly stunning.
Andy McGrillen & Andy Zetterstrom ‘That UFO Podcast’ Andy and Dan are the presenters of the hugely popular ‘That UFO Podcast’.
Presentation: Since the New York Times ran their headline front page article exposing the US government’s secret UFO investigation project AATIP (Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Programme) in December of 2017, the UFO topic (or UAP as we now must call them – Unidentified Areal Phenomena), has finally become a serious topic within the mainstream media and the stigma surrounding the subject is beginning to lift. Andy and Dan will be us an update of where we currently are with UFO disclosure and why what seemed impossible in 2017, is now looking highly likely – public disclosure of the reality of the UFO/UAP phenomenon.
Scott Onstott has taught thousands of students in person and millions online in his career. Scott enjoys teaching all levels and all ages. He looks forward to sharing his love of sacred geometry with all students for the purpose of personal development. He started out with a degree in Architecture, and spent years gaining professional experience in the field. He transitioned to teaching students 2D design and 3D visualization software in San Francisco, and then again to writing books, ebooks, and recording video courses on these subjects on a remote island in British Columbia.
In 2010 Scott wrote, narrated, and single handedly produced an online documentary passion-project series called Secrets in Plain Sight, which explores patterns in art, architecture, urban design & the cosmos. This was well received by millions around the world and continues to be enjoyed as an esoteric classic on Gaia and YouTube. Since then, he wrote and beautifully illustrated eight thought-provoking books on the above theme, including his most recent Sacred Geometry: Philosophy & Worldview (2021).
Presentation: Sacred Geometry as a Philosophy and Worldview An integration of the spiritual teachings of non-dualism, transpersonal psychology, and a fascinating new theory of mind, Scott Onstott explores how and why the qualitative experience of geometry feels sacred. He unpacks the geometrical order underlying the universe into a clear philosophy that can transform your entire worldview to an alternative that is intrinsically meaningful and profoundly encouraging.
Conference 2019 Image Gallery
Scroll through some images taken at our 2019 event!