The Fractal Field

The Fractal Field

Every crop circle season’s end is both remarkable and bewildering. It takes some months to find what might be the most effective approach to understanding. I have come to rely on two guidance systems.

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The First Five Crop Circles of 2017

The First Five Crop Circles of 2017

I had been working for some weeks on The Fractal Field, an article dealing with the many fractal forms that have appeared in the fields since 1991. Then suddenly the season started! I might well be mistaken but I cannot recall a season that started so early and with such consistent quality in the first formations. I decided to shelve The Fractal Field (perhaps it will be revived) and to discuss these first manifestations.

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Phive Pointed Star

Phive Pointed Star

Last time in Squareness Reconsidered of 6th March 2017 I wrote of the importance of John Martineau’s early work on the geometry of the crop circles. Published originally in 1993 as The Sophistication of Agriglyph Geometry it dealt comprehensively with a range of geometrical shapes but the importance of the pentagram as a controlling form was clear.

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Squareness Reconsidered

Squareness Reconsidered

The East Field formation of 12th July 1990 (1) was a momentous event in many ways. Having arrived to enormous excitement (2) in East Field, Alton Barnes, it established that location as the cherished historic centre of the crop circle phenomenon.

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The Circle and Its Centre

The Circle and Its Centre

Rereading my last piece (Antsy [but not nasty] about Ansty) of November 23rd 2016 I returned to the eternally recurring question of the circle’s centre. Ansty was a formation with eight or ten concentric circles. Concentricity, by definition, requires that the many circles share a single centre.

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