About our Photographic Enlargements: Each 10 x 15 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 2019 season for you to choose from.
History & Connections: There have been circles in this area of Hampshire for many years. The last one being on the 24th June 2016 – click here for link to information and pictures of that circle. Tichborne is close to New Alresford, Cheriton and Headbourne Worthy – all previous crop circle sites. This entire area of Hampshire has a rich and longstanding relationship with the crop circle phenomenon.
Design & Symbolism: The main part of the design of this crop circle is hexagonal – a large hexagonal shape sits within a standing ring of crop. However, there can be little doubt that it intends to convey a 3 x 3 (3-D) cube. Each of the cube faces (that we can see) are divided diagonally to create two triangles on each face, one standing, one flattened. There are 27 cubes in this design. We can only see 21, the other six are implied – as they face away from us. We can see 54 triangles – 27 standing – 27 flattened. There are 18 on each face (9 standing, 9 flattened) A cube has 6 faces in total 6 x 18 = 108 – so we would see a total of 108 triangles if we could see all the faces. If you’re having difficulty imagining this, think of the Rubik’s Cube, the ubiquitous puzzle toy of the 1980s – the cube count is exactly the same.
The cube is one of the five so-called Platonic Solids. A Platonic solid is a regular, convex polyhedron. This means that all its faces, are of equal shape and as are angles to one another. There just five possible in 3D space. There are many fascinating correspondences to be drawn from these shapes, one of which is how they relate to time. Each face of the cube is a square, each angle of the square is 90 degrees, therefore each face has 4 x 90 degree angles which equals 360, times this by six faces and we have 2160. This is the number of years it takes to travel from one sign of the zodiac to another – in other words 1/12 of a great zodiacal year. The other 4 platonic solids have similar kinds of links to time.