Stanton St. Bernard, Wiltshire.
Detail & Location: This circle was reported on the 24th of August and is in a field of wheat. It measures approximately 180ft in diameter. See the Google Maps link for precise location.
Visiting: This crop circle has now been harvested. Please assume there is no access to this circle. You will need the express permission of the farmer to enter the field. Do not enter without permission. It’s important we respect the farmers and work towards building good relations with them.
History & Connections: This part of the Pewsey Vale has seen some of the highest concentrations of crop circle activity in the past 20 years – although it has been relatively quiet in the last 3 years, or so. Just about all the fields under Milk Hill, the Alton Barnes White Horse, and Adam’s Grave have had circles in them over the years, some, many circles. It was a surprise to see this circle here after an absence of formations in the area in recent years.
Design & Symbolism: The design is a tri-fold pattern. Three sets of crescents and three ‘lollipops’ make up the pattern. This pattern is a variation on a traditional Triskelion – a three armed pattern exhibiting spiral and/or rotational symmetry. It is ubiquitous in human culture, it can be found at ancient sites dating back thousands of years on everything from standing stones, to temples and even household goods and jewellery. Triskelion means three legs or three-legged and represents the tri-fold nature of deity – Father, Son & Holy Ghost, or Maiden, Mother & Crone – one often finds it in church window tracing designs. It also represents the three-fold nature of self – Mind, Body and Spirit. Geometrically speaking, after One (unity), three is a new Whole in its own right.
See the Geometry Gallery below for some other circles with similar design features and check back on this page for a full geometry write-up and drawings very soon.
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.
Please enjoy the drawings below. The commentary will be posted shortly. Also included in the gallery are three images of circles that have used a similar ‘lollipop’ motif in their design from 2018.