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  Crop circles

  Text and graphics (c) Freddy Silva 1998.  Excepts  from  his
  upcoming book Secrets In The Fields.

  In  1991 the town of Wroughton had been having its own share
  of excitement. During the night of July 16th the whole  town
  suddenly  found  itself  electricity-free. At the same time,
  country residents around the nearby Neolithic hill  fort  of
  Barbury  Castle  had  witnessed the, by-now, usual aerobatic
  display of small, brightly coloured flying objects, followed
  by  what many described as a low rumbling noise akin to that
  heard at Alton Barnes the previous year.  Next  morning  the
  headlines in the British press read 'NOW EXPLAIN THIS ONE'.

   
  Covering 12,000 sq  yards,  the  Barbury  Castle tetrahedron
  marked a further incursion into crop  circle  evolution.  It
  was  also an unmistakable and identifiable philosophical and
  alchemical symbol dealing with  the  very  creation  of  the
  universe.

  Not  only  was this soon-to-be-famous glyph to keep scholars
  busy for some time to come, it also attracted  the  interest
  of  the  now  supposedly disinterested army who proceeded to
  block  access  to  local  roads,  an  act  which   blatantly
  overstepped their jurisdiction.

  This  pattern  is  one  of the most important alchemical and
  Hermetic symbols. It is featured in Michespacher's 1654 book
  Cabala  in  Alchymia  as  the  diagram  describing  the very
  process of Creation. The three balls are said  to  represent
  the three alchemical elements- salt, sulphur and mercury, in
  conjunction with the Godhead at the center which unites  the
  three  to  create  the  Universe;  in other words, the three
  elements are spun together and held in equilibrium until  an
  energy  from  the Creator activates the process. This is the
  act of material manifestation.  The  diagram  is  also  well
  known  to  Qabbalists  and  Rosicrucians  whose roots can be
  traced back to the ancient Egyptian mystery  schools.  Their
  description  tallies  with  Michespacher's,  but because the
  source is older it is  inevitably  devoid  of  centuries  of
  misinterpretation.  The  alchemical  connotations which were
  fashionable in the Middle Ages are here replaced  by  water,
  fire  and  light  respectively.  These  are contained by the
  triangle of complete equality (equilibrium), which  in  turn
  interacts with the three circles of the high throne- Father,
  Son and Spirit, the three sources of Light ,  also  referred
  to  as  the  Three In One. Generated by this diagram are the
  seven creative spirits; from this master  plan  evolves  the
  true nature of the solar system.

  The principle of Three in One is in itself a cosmic law. But
  as John Michell discovered, the whole structure  is  also  a
  collection  of  numeric,  musical  and geometrical harmonies
  which  founded   the   prevailing   order   in   every   old
  civilization: "It demonstrates the principle of Three in One
  by means of a central  circle  which  exactly  contains  the
  combined areas of the three circles around it. Moreover, the
  sum of all the four circular areas in the diagram  is  31680
  square  feet...  In traditional cosmology, this was taken to
  be the measure around the sub-lunary world,  and  the  early
  Christian  scholars calculated the number 3168 as emblematic
  of Lord Jesus Christ. The same number was previously applied
  to the name of a leading principle in the pagan religion."

  Michell further explores this number: 316.8 as the number of
  feet in the circumference of the lintel ring  at  Stonehenge
  and   the   perimeter   square   of  St.  Mary's  Chapel  in
  Glastonbury,  which  relates  to  the  31680  miles  of  the
  perimeter  square around the Earth or the number of furlongs
  of its mean radius. Michell further wrote, "The number  3168
  is superabundant, the Pythagorean term for a number which is
  exceeded by the sum of its  factors.  The  sum  of  all  the
  numbers  which  divide  into  3168  is  6660, connecting the
  number of the Lord Jesus Christ with that of  the  Beast  of
  Revelation."  To  Michell  the Barbury Castle tetrahedron is
  nothing short of "a divine revelation."

  GEOMETRIC ANALYSIS

  I  found  it  interesting  that  the  three  balls  of   the
  tetrahedron pointed to numerical values- the top ball with 6
  rotations, the lower right to 7 ratchets. But what about the
  lower  left? From a ground survey the spoke jutting into the
  circle did not begin at the centre but 5/12 of the  way  in.
  By  using this circle as a starting point, it is possible to
  inscribe pentagonal geometry
  
  The pentagon clearly connects with outer ring B,  generating
  a  proportional  five-pointed star whose pentagon references
  the inner circle C.

  Next we focus on the 6 clue in the top circle. By using  its
  centre  as  an  anchoring  point  it  is  possible  to  draw
  hexagonal geometry which perfectly coincides with outer ring
  A,  and  whose  proportional  geometry references ring B and
  circle C ( below ).
  
  But the secret of this formation lay hidden for seven years,
  ironically.  The  only  imperfection  in  this  elegant crop
  circle was the left-hand  arm  of  the  triangle  which  was
  kinked at point C ( below ). Was it pointing to a clue?
  
  Opposite  point  C,  in  the  lower right ball, is a ratchet
  which conveys the seven notes of the diatonic musical scale.
  By overlaying the seven-pointed heptagon it clearly encloses
  ring B and intersects the ratchet on the seventh cog, at  D.
  By  also taking the diameters of circle A and ring B one can
  get an idea of the perfect placement and relationship of the
  ratchet to the center of the formation.

  The  heptagon  is  the  most respected of sacred geometrical
  designs- at 51.428571 it is the only polygon not to have  a
  whole  number  division.  It  is  similar  to  the  angle of
  inclination used in the Gizeh Pyramid, whose inner  chambers
  have  also been argued to be sound resonators, again linking
  it to the number seven.

  Music, or sound, as the prime creative force of the Universe
  in  ancient texts and all major religions, seems well suited
  to the message conveyed in this crop circle.
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  The sephiroth, also known as the tree of life, is an occult symbol
  used by  students of the  Qabbala, i.e., "Jewish black witchcraft"
  According to the  Cutting Edge Ministries web site, they were told
  by a former  high ranking illuminist and  witch that the  mall  in
  Washington, DC, was designed in the form of a tree of life.  For a
  detailed explanation of what this means,  visit the  Cutting  Edge
  ministries web site.  The mall,  as pictured below,  actually more
  resembles a Masonic coffin symbol than a sephirot, but the Masonic
  coffin, as a symbol, is said to be based upon the sephiroth.
     

    
  Above: Masonic Coffin with tools of the Craft 
  More pictures of Masonic/Egyprian/Qabbalistic Crop Circles