About our Photographic Enlargements: Each 20 x 30 inch image is printed on glossy photographic paper and is supplied hand-rolled and posted in a strong cardboard tube or is flat-packed to ensure safe delivery. We have chosen a selection of our favourite crop circles from the 2018 season for you to choose from.
Buckland Down 2018:
Design & Symbolism: This design is a variation on the classic quintuplet design (five dots on a dice – four around one). This formation is a double-quintuplet wheel with eight arms emanating from a central circle. Four shorter arms each terminating in a circle and four longer arms each with a crescent moon and a circle. It’s a very attractive design and reminiscent of designs from previous seasons and the use of crescents and circles to create an angel-like pattern is something we’ve seen many times in the crop circles – see here for another similar formation on Dorset back in 2014.
What makes this design so special however, is the parts of the design you don’t see in the field. One of the very strange characteristics of the quintuplet-type designs is that they all ‘Square the Circle’. Squaring the Circle is an old conundrum that has preoccupied geometers for hundreds of years. The point of the exercise is to draw a circle and a square with equal perimeters or areas – using only a compass and straight edge. There are many different ways this can be achieved, but it is the symbolism of the act that is important. The circle represents heaven, the Divine, while the square represents Earth, or the material world. When geometers Square the Circle (or Circle the Square!), they are bringing heaven and earth into alignment – they are creating a space where heaven and earth meet – in other words, they are creating Sacred Space. That the crop circle designs do this on a regular basis tells us something important (symbolically) about the nature and intent of the phenomenon. You can see Karen Alexander’s beautiful drawings of this formation via the link below.