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Crop circles are complex and beautiful symbolic designs that are found impressed in a wide variety of crops and other vegetation and in any other ground covers that can take an impression.
A symbol is a form of language, a way of transmitting knowledge and, as with any language, the basic components have to be learnt before it can be read. Symbols based on the circle are called mandalas from the Sanskrit word meaning 'circle'. The crop designs can be simple or profoundly complex.
The Ancient Hermetic Tradition describes the three stages of study necessary for deciphering a symbol thus:
- Begin by contemplating the particular symbol, trying to understand with your intellect the numbers and the geometric forms that underlie it.
- When you have understood the structure of the symbol, meditate on its form, feeling it with your inner being.
- Only once you have fully experienced the results of the first two stages are you in a position to draw it on the ground. Then go in it and sense its energy with your body.
This accords well with the methods that have been applied to the study of crop circles (except we don't have to draw them on the ground as they are already there). Their geometry and their measurements are always taken into consideration; the aerial photographs help us to meditate on their designs and finally as they are physically laid down in the fields we can visit them on the ground and sense their energy with our body.
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