Cley Hill, nr Warminster, Wiltshire
Cley Hill is a well known landscape feature that lies to the west of the town of Warminster. A distinctive, soaring chalk hill, once shaped by ancient seas, it is an important site archeologically and biologically. It is the home to an abundance of grasses, wildflowers and insects. Read more here. It also lies close to Cradle Hill, a famous site during the ‘Warminster Mystery’ flap – a series of strange happenings including UFO sightings that occurred in the 1960s and 1970s. You can read more about the Warminster happenings here. You can also read Arthur Shuttlewood’s original book on the subject see here for more information.
The crop circle that arrived on the 18th of July is truly awe-inspiring. A huge construction measuring approximately 500ft in diameter – simply huge! An isometric representation of two star tetrahedrons (a 3D star made from two tetrahedrons). It is also known as a Merkaba star (which means light body), or perhaps even light soul/spirit. In Ancient Egypt the Ka and the Ba were the Spirit (vital spark) and the Personality. A third component the Akh – existed in the afterlife realm and was was reunited with the Ka and the Ba after bodily death. As an image of the non-physical manifestation of human kind it packs a spiritual punch.
The central Merkaba star is contained within an elaborate six-fold flower pattern. The set of 12 small circles that link the large petals together are reminiscent of a circle that appeared at Lurkeley Hill, near East Kennett in the summer of 2005. See Geometry Gallery below for an image. We have seen quite a few crop circles based on the number six this year – a number of harmony, perfection in conjunction with structure, order and function. Perhaps this formation shows us a representation of human consciousness whole and perfected. A truly intriguing and inspiring thought!
Photographic Enlargements: are now available of many of the 2017 crop circles click here to see our fantastic range.
Visiting: As far as we are aware there is no official permission for anyone to visit this circle. However, as were flew over it, and from the many posts about the circle on social media it is clear that many people are visiting the formation. If you do decide to visit this circle, please, please keep to the tractor lines and leave immediately if you are asked to do so by any farm employees. See below for more information and advice about visiting crop circles.
Visiting the Circles? If you are thinking of visiting any crop circles this summer, please read our Visiting the Crop Circles section. It’s full of useful information and etiquette for visiting the countryside and the crop circles. Please remember that you should not enter any fields without the express permission of the farmer.
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NOTE: Some of the images below are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture.
Follow the drawing process in the gallery below and the picture captions for each. This formation required no measurements and was entirely see generating – my favourite kind!
The circle at Lurkeley Hill 2005 is pictured below. The small circles in the formation at Cley hill 2017 reminded me of this elements of this design.
Karen currently has a section of her original paintings (2017) for sale. Click here to see the paintings available.