There is a really weird story behind my Circular Times Magazine

cover and the 1997 Harlequin Crop Circle Formation.

Some day I will have to write about it,

and Peter Sorensen should comment too

along with John Michell.




Perceptions of Sacred Geometry

in Crop Circle Formations

by Dr. Colette M. Dowell

December 11th, 1998


For Llewllyn’s Press Publications

2000 Millennium Crop Circle Calendar


Crop Circles are amazing constructs of communication forming geometric patterns in fields. They act as a bridge to humanity reaching out from another realm. They are abundant in abilities to strike us at our psyche and gently nudge us to perceive a greater cosmic awareness. Some may refer to the symbolic geometry in the crop circles as

'sacred geometry.'



        The word 'sacred' in one definition relates, "to or belonging to a god or deity," the term 'geometry' originates from the Ancient Greeks, "to measure land." and thus combined, creates a modern term known as 'sacred geometry.' The essence of sacred geometry is the unified science of spiritual wisdom and knowledge in understanding that natural numbers and the magical sense of proportion are the expressive source of all being or otherwise, natural law. It is the search for truth through geometric form and sacred symbols to understand our elemental roots in the universe. The geometric patterns of form and proportion in crop circles lend heritage to our greatest philosophers of natural science and spiritualism. The circle, triangle and square have been revered as sacred symbols since our earliest recorded civilizations including the early Egyptians, Japanese Zen and Ancient Greeks.


        The circle is re-known for its historical symbolism in most cultures as belonging to or representing the universe as a whole, the center of all being and even celestial spheres. The triangle in symbolic form represents the creator, the co- creator and the manifestations of their union. The square is in accord with the elemental four directions of space. Traditionally mankind has used these figures symbolically as possible tools to help transcend their personal awareness to a higher level of understanding into their personal placement and interaction with the universe. Sacred geometry or cosmic connections can be easily illustrated by a shared common thought as well as an extreme natural scientific law. Plato understood geometry as an essential philosophical language expressing itself in form and numbers. When he speaks of geometers he states,


"What they really seek is to get sight of those realities,

which can be seen only by the mind."


        Crop circles are one of the most spectacular phenomena of our present time. They exhibit beauty, proportion and form. They speak in ancient languages of our early ancestors' universal quest for understanding symbolic sacred form, creative personal insight towards the vastness of our being and the geometric matrix that binds us all.

by Dr. Colette M. Dowell

December 11th, 1998


ARCHIVED For Llewllyn’s Press Publications 2000 Millennium Crop Circle Calendar

 Photo of the 1997 Harlequin Formation -- Courtesy of:  Peter Sorenson

Circular Times: Volume Two: Winter 1996 -- Illustration:  Dr. Colette M. Dowell



diagram designed by Peter Sorensen

and courtesy of the same .....


Photograph of me and Ron Russell at the Barge Inn

in Alton Barnes, Wiltshire, England, 1997

Courtesy of Peter Sorensen


There is a very strange story that will follow eventually about this formation

and the cover of my magazine, Circular Times, ( I designed the cover and illustrated it)

which was published before the formation.

There were limited editions of this particular issue; only three in the UK at the time.

I was with John Michell one evening in London and......

the geometry on the cover propagates this formation......and.....to be continued whenever.............

Anyway, long story, but it was a preternatural event that happened....ooooooooooohhh....

Phew, never have enough time it seems to accomplish everything I want ! CMD







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