Longwood Warren, nr Cheesefoot Head, Hants
Details: This circle was reported on the 10th of July and is a field of long-eared wheat. The circle measures approximately 200ft in diameter and has a very interesting ‘wavy’ lay inside the formation. We have not heard anything indicating that the farmer is permitting visitors, so please do not enter this field unless you have express permission by the farmer to do so.
Location: This part of Hampshire has a long crop circle history with some of the earliest recorded crop circles appearing there in the 1970s and 1980s. The central feature of the landscape here is the Cheesefoot Head (or Matterly Bowl) which is a stunning natural amphitheatre that affords spectacular views of the surrounding countryside. In years gone by the Bowl was the location for several spectacular crop circles, but it is no longer planted with crops and now plays host to the Boomtown Fair music and culture festival each summer in August. This crop circle is located to the south of the amphitheatre on a tract of land called Longwood Warren that would have been part of the estate once belonging to the now demolished Longwood House (read more here). There was a circle here last year (2017) – read more.
Visiting: This crop circle has now been harvested.
Design & Symbolism: This design has a nine-fold geometry, but its beauty lies in the laid crop where nine arcs can be seen and then the crop has been flattened in a graceful wave-like pattern – it looked stunning in the late afternoon sunlight. Nine is the number of Threshold because it is the last of the single digit numbers and therefore it stands on the threshold of the move to double-digits. Nine contains three trinities (thrice three), so it is also seen as the the principle of three taken to its highest level. Curiously, nine is also associated with the superhuman and is mentioned in many myths pertaining to the impossible (the nine year journey of Odysseus), or the nine Angelic Realms of Christian tradition: perpetual thresholds , that cannot quite be grasped.
I love the way the crop circles often present us with numbers as ‘flowers’ – designs with petals – such beauty and succinctness, nature and super-nature married together.
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.
I have written a blog about the drawing of and the symbolism of this formation. Read More…