The ' 8 ' The symbol of Christ.
The Phoenix - death to old and rebirth to something new.
“The syllable OM, which is the imperishable Brahman, is the universe. Whatsoever has existed, whatsoever exists, and whatsoever shall exist hereafter, is OM. And whatsoever transcends past, present, and future, that also is OM.”
This circle maker will not be aware that it was his art which took me on a journey of discovery and inspiration. His art touched me in every possible way - it pushed all the switches deep inside which evolved into a remarkable journey.
I may be wrong but this circle maker MUST HAVE had some kind of inspiration or conscious guidance from realms beyond our comprehension to create masterpieces with powerful meanings.
Reflecting through his own words - i get the feeling he knew what was to happen - hence the creation of ' The Phoenix ' !
These are the words from a circle maker known as Thomas Anderson. NAMASTE Sir !
What an interesting season so far. 2014 seems to be a very negative year - farmers reportedly carrying guns around their fields, crop circles destroyed by entities unknown, researchers throwing in the towel, 'croppies' getting downright nasty and abusive (no change there), Circle Makers leaving the fields of Wiltshire behind them. Even the globally famous Barge Inn has phased out its iconic connection with crop circles (except for the appearance of Mallet's Silent Circle shop out by the camp-site - ironic because of the amount of Circle-Making patrons that frequent the bar). Is this the death of the phenomenon? I believe it is. The circles have been in steady decline over the past few years, both in quantity and quality. I predict it will only get worse in years to come. Which is not surprising really - it is a fact of life that everything comes to an end sooner or later; the only constant is change. I imagine certain profiteers will soon have to rethink their dwindling means of income. Having said that I am grateful to have been a part of such an inspiring art form at its peak. For me the circles have been the key to new understandings of the world around me. I have both worked and connected with some amazing and talented people. I have also learned not to take the point of view of others at face value, but to scratch beneath the surface to look for truth. This was something I learned in the early years. Many of you understand exactly what I mean... Despite their misgivings, I am thankful to those who produced books, calendars, T-shirts and jewelry of personal designs. Although in principle we do not see eye to eye, it would be somewhat arrogant not acknowledge that without them how would our art be seen and appreciated the world over? We owe them a debt of gratitude, and they us. Also, and most importantly, I give thanks to Wonderful Wiltshire for permitting the art to be created in its landscape. How privileged are we to work beneath the stars on a warm summer evening? To witness otherwise unnoticed heavenly events? To be present at sunrise and working in the shadow of so many ancient sites? So thank you from my heart Wiltshire. And thank you crop circles. It's been fun.
AKA Thomas Anderson