Mixon, nr Etchilhampton, Wiltshire.
Detail: This circle was reported on the morning of the 10th of August by a crop circle researcher staying in Etchilhampton. It’s located very close of the village of Mixon, below Etchilhampton Hill, near Devizes. The circle is large, spanning 6 sets of tractor lines making it approximately 400ft in diameter. The crop circle is a crop of very ripe wheat. The formation looks beautifully laid , with swirls and sweeps of crop inside the rings and circles.
Location: Etchilhampton Hill, is one of the highest points in the Wiltshire landscape at a height of 623ft. and has been home to many crop circles over the years in the fields surrounding it’s summit – see here for a circle there in 2014. The hill itself, like so much of Wiltshire is chalk, and you can clearly see where it has been quarried in times past.
Visiting: This circle has now been harvested.
Design and Symbolism: This formation is all about circles and division by three. This will be very interesting to draw and to look for the coincidence and symmetry of the component parts. Unity (1) and three are related because both are unities in their own right. Three is an echo or reflection of unity in our world of multiplicity, three also is seen as a harmony (as in musical chords). There will be more to say once it’s been on the drawing board. Check back for updates.
Three is a magic number, or so the song goes, but the depth to which the idea of ‘trinity’ is embedded in our culture and psyche cannot be overstated. Three (next to seven), is a number closely associated with spirit, there after all three steps to heaven (so another song goes). Many world deities are three-fold in nature – Father, Son and Holy Spirit – Maiden, Mother, Crone – and time itself is split into Past, Present and Future. Three therefore, is also a tripartate ‘whole’ in its own right. Three is also about harmony, triads of harmonic notes form chords in music, but it can also be about piercing, or transcending duality itself.
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.
This was one of those circles where every element just clicked and was linked. The part I loved best was the way the diameter of the small ‘dot’ circles was framed by the way the circles in the main body of the circle came together. See below for pictures. This is one of my favourites of the summer.