Etchilhampton, nr Devizes,Wiltshire
This circle was reported on the 4th of August at Etchilhampton Hill, near Devizes in Wiltshire. It measures approximately 150ft in diameter and is in a field of mature golden wheat.
The design marries the circle and the square (a theme common to many crop circles). The circle is said to represent the Divine, the square represents the Earthly. A large perimeter ring contains two squares each at a 90° angle to one another. It is however, the inner most square that is undoubtedly the centre piece of the formation. The floor lay inside this square is beautifully swirled and woven into a pattern all of its own. The pattern is not as sharply defined as some others formations of a similar ilk, but this takes nothing away from its beauty. At the centre of the square is an eight-fold star and in the interior of each of its eights points is a beautiful swirl. Outside the star the crop is woven into a basket-weave pattern. As you will see in some of the pictures below, the effect is quite stunning.
The circle at Haselor this year was also an eight-fold design. Eight is the number of periodical renewal and resonance. This is illustrated in the sounding of the octave in music (oct – eight) which takes us simultaneously back to the beginning (same note), yet up to another, higher level (next octave). In sacred architecture, eight is seen as the bridge between the circle and the square as the octagon could bee seen as a shape midway between the circle and the square. Eight is sometimes seen as the number of salvation, for this very reason, the movement to a higher level or incarnation.
Etchilhampton Hill has been host to many amazing crop circles over the years. While there are no earthworks or ancient sites in its immediate environs, it is a natural high point in the landscape giving spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. In this way it joins Milk Hill, Picked Hill and Woodborough Hill – all high points in the Wiltshire landscape that have a long associations with the crop circle phenomenon.
You can buy photo enlargements of this crop circle on our online shop, it is also included in our 2015 box set of 7 x 5 prints and will be included in our Crop Circle Year Book 2015 published later this year. Visit our shop to find out more!
NOTE: Some of the images below are beautiful landscape scenes. Click on each image to enlarge them and see the whole picture.
The marriage of the square and the circle is explored in this design. It’s another waiting to be drawn!
This formation has now been harvested