Some Geometric Revelations at Liddington Castle

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    • Helena D. Handbasket
    • July 16th, 2011

    This is valuable mathematical information, but from a meta-cognitive perspective, I’ve been thinking. To truly decipher a crop circle requires an interdisciplinary effort between people of many fields, but also those beyond academia. Perhaps that is one of the lessons we are to learn from the circles, at the most basic level. That we must bring together our many resources, our generalists, specialists, academicians of every field (including art, literature, religion, yes, all of them), and not only those but the wise of many cultures and languages, the young and the old, the shamans and the non-believers, together gathering input from all, to solve a quandary. And we currently have so many quandaries to solve on this planet!

    The old phrase, “can’t see the forest for the trees” describes what has now become a bigger problem: we have so much specialization of knowledge now that we can’t see the forest for a tiny molecule of the particle of the innermost layer of bark from a siskayu pine’s rootlet. The proliferation of specializations, sub-specializations, and sub-sub-specializations has separated our knowledge into pockets of people who seldom communicate. Although the specializations should make us more able to solve problems, how much headway have we made against poverty, war, global warming, or violence against women? Perhaps the meta-message of the circles themselves is that only if we involve everyone can we solve the biggest quandaries we face as a species and a planet. And while the pragmatist in me asks how the heck we could all get along peaceably, a voice inside responds, “so bring in the peacemakers.” Why would we have left them out?

    • Brian Crook
    • October 28th, 2010

    The geometry is quite remarkable but how frustrating Michael not to be able to see the reason why.

    • Miguel Rivera
    • August 21st, 2010

    Greetings!!

    just finished watching this great video. It was a pleasure meeting you both during my first trip to England with Kaliji a few weeks ago.

    Love the website! Keep up the great work!

    Miguel

    • bobbywinn
    • July 4th, 2010

    I enjoyed this video very much. Thank you for what you are doing.

    bobby

    • 777david
    • June 9th, 2010

    Great stuff, guys.

    The precision of this formation is just awesome.

    I just love to hear Michael still talk about being “blown away” after all these years. As we all are, year by year, formation by formation.

    I think, though, the one that still “blows me away” the most personally – not in design or complexity, but in philosophy, in what it says about the makers – is West Kennet Long Barrow of August 4th 1999 – one of the “snowflake” formations.

    If memory serves me correctly, there was a single thistle standing way over in one corner in one of the small grapeshot circles. It appeared as if the makers had, at least to some degree, oriented the whole formation around this single flower. Do correct me if I’m wrong.

    That just staggers me to this day and says so very much about the authors – and about what they expect from us.

    Thank you both for bringing this to us.

    David

    • roynorway
    • June 9th, 2010

    Hi guys! Good to see you! It’s raining here i Oslo 😦

    Checking the lines, connections and stuff.

    Keep up the good work!

    RRR

  1. Brilliant! Love you guys….

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