A regular reader here, Ms. P.H., knowing of my interest in crop circles, sent me this article, and since crop circles were a focus of my most recent book, Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations, it's worth addressing here:

Crop flops: Why are crop circles dying out?

Now, beyond the subtle attempt of the article to maintain that (1) most if not all crop circles are the products of hoaxers and (2) that most crop circles occur within a small area of England, there is much in this article that disturbs.

We may dispense with the idea that crop circles are a purely English phenomenon, because they are found in almost all countries, and additionally, not all "crop" circles occur in crops. Such designs have been found in a variety of media, including thin ice, and all of this suggests to me (nd other researchers such as Freddy Silva[Secrets in the Fields] or Linda Moulton Howe[Mysterious Lights and Crop Circles]), as I pointed out in Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations, that these designs are not the products of hoaxers with boards in East Anglia with too much time on their hands, but that they are plasma events, and this, in turn, implied a technology under intelligent control to produce the complex designs in evidence. The idea of perpetrating a hoax on a global scale with crop circles and "guys with boards" is, in my opinion, an absurdity. For the record, I took the position in Covert Wars and Clash of Civilizations that some of the circles not only evidence a technology under intelligent control, but also that this technology was within human capabilities.

This may seem to be a conclusion that exceeds the evidence, until one recalls that many of the most complex formations that have been documented, contain not only evidence of formation by high energy plasma events and microwaves, but also that the designs themselves appear based on a thorough and well-informed knowledge of obscure areas of human esoteric and occult tradition. Such designs were, in effect, a "signature of the artist," in this case, humanity, and whoever controlled the advanced technology making the designs.

So why the sudden decline and the obvious hoaxed effects in evidence in this article? I suggest one purpose might be rather obvious, namely to emphasize the difference between the genuine article and the hoaxed ones, that it, those displaying the mathematical complexity, familiarity with esoteric tradition, and creation via microwaves and other manipulated EM energies and plasmas, and those that are the products of "Bob and Harry with their boards." Here, one notices another effect of the article, another manifestation of the "Roswell dialectic," that one must be a believer either in hoaxes, or "messages from ET,"  and either position is, in my opinion, an over-simplification. Certainly crop circles have not been proven to be merely the products of hoaxsters, as the article alleges. But neither have they been proven to be the result of "messages from ET."

Here, like all else in the strange world of covert wars, UFOs, hidden technological and national-security elites, the real story is probably much more complex. In Covert Wars and the Clash of Civilizations I suggested that they may represent several things at the same time: (1) psychological operations both against the general population and against whatever, or whoever, may be "out there," attempts to suggest that humanity was capable of manipulating electromagnetic energies in a complex and detailed fashion, (2) that they may accordingly also represent "calibration" exercises of some sort, and finally (3) since some designs show clear evidence of deep familiarity with esoteric and occult tradition, they may also represent attempts at ritual magic, geomancy, and "communication" by other means, an attempt, perhaps, to "invoke" ancient intelligences via a combination of technological means with esoteric tradition, a process that in the book I called "anamnetic technologies," after the Greek word anamnesis, Plato's process of remembrance and recollection.

That implies both a message, a sender, and a receiver. If indeed there was or is a receiver of these messages, then perhaps the lull in genuine circles represents a lull in the conversation, or, perhaps, a suspension or breaking off of negotiations.

...See you on the flip side.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Galahad on August 23, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Circles are the essential setting of any “magick” operation. Who made the crop circles? There is a glut of magicians, wiccans, aquarians and you name it to chose from.

  2. emlong on August 22, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    The Tulley “saucer nests” in Australia circa 1966.

  3. henry on August 22, 2013 at 7:22 am

    “That implies both a message, a sender, and a receiver. If indeed there was or is a receiver of these messages, then perhaps the lull in genuine circles represents a lull in the conversation, or, perhaps, a suspension or breaking off of negotiations.”
    This certainly could explain some of the phenomenon’s characteristics
    1-the crop circles seem mostly concentrated in England, and to a larger extent in “Western countries”.
    2-the documented cases have substantially increased from the 1970s as the patterns got more complex over time.
    Like the Nazca lines in Peru, the crop formations are best viewed from above. What if it is created from above?
    “an estimated 90 per cent of the 10,000 crop circles observed in past few decades have been fashioned from fields in a 10-mile radius of the famous Neolithic stone circle at Avebury, in Wiltshire.”
    “We may well discover that we are the Martians”, Richard Hoagland made a good argument there with ancient sites near Stonehenge displaying intimate correspondences to Cydonia on Mars.
    Perhaps in these messages, there are responses as well, the same as not all “UFOs” are “IFOs”.

    • henry on August 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

      ” (3) since some designs show clear evidence of deep familiarity with esoteric and occult tradition, they may also represent attempts at ritual magic, geomancy, and “communication” by other means, an attempt, perhaps, to “invoke” ancient intelligences via a combination of technological means with esoteric tradition.”

  4. emlong on August 22, 2013 at 7:15 am

    For me personally the book “Secrets In the Fields” best delves into the complex subject. Silva goes into fascinating detail about how governments have attempted to paper over some of the formations that were clearly not made with stomper boards.

  5. enki-nike on August 21, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Why do they appear overnight? If some kind of plasma is involved, why don’t people see a glow?

  6. bdw000 on August 21, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    Maybe years ago I read on interesting take on crop circles by some (forgotten, somewhere-on-the-internet) remote viewer. No way to verify this of course, but I like it.

    This person said that crop circles were put there by time travelers as markers, so they would know “what time it was” when they came visiting here. Natural features of earth are not very good for time travellers: looking at the Grand Canyon doesn’t really tell you “when” you are. Even looking at something like the White House won’t help: that’s been around for 200 years.

    So the crop circles, according to this remote viewer, were just time markers that could tell time travelers what year it was when they visited (since crop circles never last for even a year).

    • henry on August 22, 2013 at 9:02 am

      Bill Wood who is a remote viewer himself says they use remote viewing gather informations in order to modify timeline, even attempting at altering it to a such degree there are two major timelines that could happen, he also claims a “wall of light” blocks remote viewers on December 21, the end of Mayan 13th Baktun.
      “Time Travelers have followed time line to the 21-December-2012, and without exception have all found a wall of white light preventing them from going further. That alone should tell you that the end of the cycle does take place according to the Mayan Calendar. However, even more interesting is the latest report from another Time Traveler Bill Wood an ex Navy Seal, who followed through many different time lines and found that each one ends up exactly the same, at the wall of light”
      “Perhaps even more important is the finding that whatever is attempted to alter the time lines and thus the future, no changes can be made to it.”
      It seems far-fetched, yet it is my own interpretation of the 2012 phenomenon.

  7. marcos toledo on August 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Either the creators of the crop circles have given up on revealing the messages or have moved on to some other method of trying to communicate it.

    • Tim H on August 22, 2013 at 12:39 am

      It seems to me crop circles have evolved over time. When I started noticing them in the late ’80s they were fairly simple circles, now we’re seeing all sorts of amazing patterns, animal and insect forms, etc. Not to mention the esoteric symbolism. Someone’s really firing on all cylinders with a strange device.

  8. amrta on August 21, 2013 at 11:20 am

    “When certain vibrations are superimposed on power points, they create a very powerful vortex that ripples all over the world.”

    Very well put. My sentiments exactly.

    And I also agree with you that these vibrations serve the purpose of expansion, and possibly could be healing some damage done by man.

    It is, then, gratifying that the gods are still interested in this earth. I rejoice in their return.

    – Giza Death Star Community

    • amrta on August 21, 2013 at 11:22 am

      Note: this was a response to reddclay.

      • amrta on August 21, 2013 at 11:45 am

        For those who wish to see excellent aerial photos and diagrams of hundreds of crop circles, please see:

        A picture is worth a thousand words.

        • reddclay on August 21, 2013 at 5:26 pm

          Thank you Amrta!. I’m enjoying the site.

          You might be aware of Janosh He has taken various crop circles and made impeccable and very artistic renditions and put them on cards. He has also attributed certain healing functions or purposes to them. This isn’t too different than what has happened with flower remedies that are created by an alchemical process of putting a flower in a bowl of water, which imprints the water with the morphic healing field of the plant after it has sat in the sun for awhile. Light, water combined with the field of the plant. This is how Bach Flower remedy came into existence and since there have been many advancements. But one need not ever take the essence under the tongue. Bach equated each flower to a specific healing purpose. And this is sort of what Janosh does with the crop circles. Has he translated their purpose correctly? Maybe to a point. As trying to translate in human words how these will energetically effect you is limiting in a way. And calling crop circles-communication- is kind of like calling the worlds greatest tenor singing a complex aria, singing a song.

  9. jedi on August 21, 2013 at 9:22 am

    solutions always create more problems. The liberals I find are mostly ignorant and thus easily corrupted, the conservatives rationalize there corruption and proving there own ignorance create problems which are band aid solutions to be repeated until the problems wake up, and create more problems.
    To get to the root cause one must go back and find the root problem, which is why our history is so fictionalized.
    The school of Aristotle in nicomachine exposes the root cause.

  10. shockandawe on August 21, 2013 at 9:20 am

    Very soon, the single leader of the “NWO” will take the world stage. Thus, the reduction, and soon ceasing of this form of communication. EU about to elect a “Super President” (their words), the next step. Only one left.

  11. jedi on August 21, 2013 at 7:52 am

    amnamnesis….thats a nice word.

    Luke 322 might help those that wonder about these nice words. I propose that keeping people in slave jobs and preoccupied with nonsense keeps them from remembering…..when the world was perfect.

    I also enjoyed factional doc…very informative

  12. reddclay on August 21, 2013 at 7:00 am

    Wonderful article on a very interesting subject. What I think people need to understand that there is a limit to what one can intellectually understand about the nature of sacred geometry and it’s effect’s on living organisms. Simply because those books really haven’t been written even within the occult and metaphysical catalogs. Yes there are plenty of books on the archetypes of hidden meanings of numbers and volumes on sacred geometry as it appears in nature. Simply humanity is not at the state of consciousness to fully experience these on a level other than an intellectual exercise. But if anybody is the least bit empathic, in another words can sense energy, there experience and interpretation of these circles are a quite different experience. My interest in crop circles didn’t really occur into I had a profound experience just flipping through a book and I’m about as empathic as anybody. They are a form of alchemy. No, not the lead into gold sort of alchemy but the sort of alchemy that esoteric philosophies talk asbout where the process of lead to gold is a metaphor for the process of releasing what the hindu’s call the sanskara’s or the dross of the mind. When certain vibrations are superimposed on power points, they create a very powerful vortex that ripples all over the world.

    Now, crop circles are only one way, and a visible way to accomplish this as others who have another gift might testify to, there the ones that are unseen. Of course, i have no way to prove it or do I care to. The invisible world will always provide a problem for those who require the scientific model to acknowledge a phenomenon. And nobody likes to think that they are being left out.

    the idea that these could be used to control is an interesting thought. Just like the nazi symbol really a symbol of power or Thors hammer, that symbol pierced the conscousness of the German people because it was everywhere. Regular people like you and I were involved in unspeakable acts because of the power of a symbol. So yes symbols can be used to control but the crops circles I’ve seen don’t seem to be part of a control matrix but rather an expanded matrix. And anybody who has turned on the news in the last couple of years recognizes that humanity needs to expand. The idea that there is somebody helping that process doesn’t seem very far fetched to me. But I’m just one guy.

    • medicis on August 21, 2013 at 1:14 pm

      Reddclay, with respect to your last couple sentences….. I don’t think the idea “that there is somebody helping that process (helping “humanity to expand”) is all that farfetched…. but I do recognize, when I subjectively am aware of that hope, that I sometimes cannot but worry that we are not going to ‘get it’ … or ‘get there’… it reflects my underlying angst. But I do feel better when looking at them.

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