Avebury Trusloe, Wiltshire July 7, 2013:
This amazing formation at Avebury Trusloe gives us another tool
by which to deal with all the changes and new paradigms arising before
us. So far this year, at Eastfield, we were presented with the idea of
maintaining balance, perspective and calm; the Silbury Hill formation
beckons us to heed and honour the natural cycles of life and the Earth,
as does the Cisterna formation in Italy; the same type of message is
presented in the two-phase formation at Stanton-St. Bernard with a
sequential combination of modern and ancient wisdom referenced.
At first, I could only see an amazing design–complex, interesting,
almost like a collage of shape, texture and contrasting sizes and lines.
My impression was, like this collage made up of many parts, that we on
Earth could get many different alternative energy systems going to
support our lives on Earth that would operate as ONE with the EARTH.
That was day one in my encounter with what I now call THE GUARDIAN.
About 12 hours into pondering this very communicative image, I
remembered images of what are known as guardian figures from all ages of
civilization: genies, angels, Ma’at, the Egyptian scarab, gargoyles. The
particular image that this crop circle triggered in my mind is the genie
of the ancient Assyrian tradition. The angles of the ‘wings’ in the
formation turned my mind to this image and then by extension to all the
others. What winged creatures have in common in mythology is that they
represent divinity, or higher powers that inspire. Often they are
protective in nature. The ‘wings’ at the Avebury Trusloe formation
present the ideas of PROTECTION and INSPIRATION.
The scarab and Ma’at are two Egyptian protective figures with wings. The
Assyrian genie protected the king. Angels watched over and destroyed
threatening evil. The gargoyle protects medieval churches.
After naming this crop circle, I also realized that if the crescent
shape is viewed as the balsamic moon and the crescent moon, it seems
that this formation provides a bracket containing the new moon, giving
us a preparatory attitude and then a continuing attitude. The new moon
(of these very days) represents a new beginning, a seed, and calls us to
plan, generate and awaken. Preceding this new moon, the balsamic moon
represents dormancy, integration, dreamtime, dissolution, letting go in
preparation for the new. Following the new moon, the crescent moon
represents preparation, fortification, expansion, foundation in order to
support the ‘NEW’.
The balsamic moon calls for an inner yielding to the new energies of the
new moon. The crescent moon initiates venturing out and externalizing
the new energies.
This interpretation of the Avebury Trusloe message is almost totally
dependent on the meaning of the Moon as symbol of the Mother Goddess and
the mind (through the Roman name, ‘mens’ and the Sanskrit name, ‘manas’).
The Moon’s environment is Night, known as Mother Night, who “stood for
the darkness of the womb in which all things are generated, for
the blackness of the abyss, and for infinite space, source of stars and
other heavenly bodies.” (Walker 347)
The purpose of referring to the metaphors of ancient times is to glean
some coherent understanding of what is being shown to us in the fields.
The Great Goddess differs from the God in that She exists both within
and without; Her Creatures are just as much Her as She is Them; this
metaphorical paradigm includes humanity as carrier of Her divinity as
well as that which interacts with Her divinity. The human mind,
represented by the moon in this formation, when it obeys the order of
natural rhythms such as the moon’s cycle, is capable of realizing a new
birth of consciousness, emerging from the darkness of unconsciousness.
It is in and over time that this takes place; in some way the potential
has always been within, but now is the time for it to blossom, to become
active and apparent.
With these references to the night and the moon and to the winged
beings, a connection to the dream world of the deity Hypnos becomes
“Hypnos, who some say is the god that is dearest to the
Muses, is Sleep and
Dream. He is the younger brother of Thanatos (Death).
Their Mother is Nyx
Hypnos, the younger, imitates the other in everything. He had been
surnamed "The Bountiful," for this is the god who puts cares to flight,
and soothes the bodies of both mortals and immortals. He can fashion
shapes that seem to be true forms, and in his art he receives help from
his sons.” (maicar)
Hypnos is a metaphor for the dreaming function of the human mind. When
one is open to the Dream Realm, one often receives useful information
for conscious living.
Dreams, regenerating sleep and relaxation are very useful tools for
inspiring new ideas and paradigms. Often breakthrough scientific
discoveries have been revealed in dreams, or during times of play and
relaxation. This aspect of our lives could do with more attention.
Hypnos represents the mind that is actively receptive to the potential
hidden in the void. It is the consciousness that touches the source of
creation and gives useful morsels of concepts to be developed in waking
There are still two or three aspects of this design that must be
addressed before the whole message gets across. Within the protecting
moon, we see a sequence of four small squares and then a relatively
large one that is situated in the centre of the design. Since the
square is an almost universal symbol for Earth, could this sequence
embedded in the larger scheme represent the idea of the Fifth World
prophecy of the Hopi? In that prophecy many signs of an end of times are
described, but a new surviving race would live with a characteristic
attitude or thinking process (‘path’), the other group would not survive
because of their faulty way of thinking (‘path’):
Thinking with the heart is related to the right-brain functions and the
“The famous Hopi Prophecy Rock clearly depicts two paths:
A 'two-hearted path' [upper path] with three
individuals upon it: a two-
hearted person is one who thinks with his head rather
than his heart.
Modern man is out of balance because he lives in a
society, leading to imbalance and conflict, and
ultimately to the destruction
of those on it.
A 'one-hearted path' [lower path] or one that is in balance
with the universe: the Prophecy Rock shows a junction where the two-
hearted people have a choice of choosing to start thinking with their
or continue to think with their heads only. If they choose the
latter, it will
lead to self-destruction, symbolized by the lightning strike from a
people chose to think with their hearts, they will return to the one-
hearted path and their own survival.” (5thworld)
The zigzag “carries with it the idea of heat, energy, vitality, and
movement, the archetypal sign for lightning or electricity.” The sign of
Aquarius, the constellation representing the next 5,500 years in the
precession of the equinoxes, could be the energy of water or the
life-force energy. “There is an inherent danger in the zig-zag, and the
deities that carry it in their hands do so as a sign of their own
authority and power.” (Nozedar xvii) In the Hopi drawing, the
life-force lightning bolt annihilates those who do not decide to heed
the voice of the heart. The zig-zag force could be a positive when it is
harnessed for the good health of all communities on Earth.
Another image we find in this formation is that of a dart or arrow. “It
is a symbol of flight, penetration, and direction….The arrow that shoots
high up into the sky is an emblem of the link between Earth and Heaven,
a symbol of an idea, or of a message being carried directly to the
Gods.” By way of connection to the Sign Sagittarius, whose name is
derived from ‘sagire’, to perceive keenly or quickly, the arrow
symbolizes quick-wittedness and intuition. (Nozedar 16)
Sagittarius, the archer, is a cross-species creature, half-man and
half-horse. This nature in itself is a symbol of the intuitive faculties
working in harmony with the intellectual faculties.
So who is the guardian? It seems that the message of this crop circle is
suggesting that we ourselves are the guardians of this beautiful
spaceship Earth and all the life energy on it. We derive our power and
ability to be protectors of our lives and the Earth’s life through
thinking with the heart, through using intuitive, imaginative and
innovative ideas. These come from a natural flow that we must tune into.
Our mind can access tremendously beneficial knowledge if we allow
ourselves to open to the reality of being on this planet. We are
approaching the mature realization of the ‘noosphere’, the third sphere
of evolution on Earth, after the geosphere and the biosphere. It is the
sphere of human thought, according to Teilhard de Chardin. In a mature
form this development of human potential should surround the Earth with
positive social, cultural, and economic systems that work as healthy
organs within the life cycles of the planet. This is the way we become
It might still be a long ways away in time, but there’s no time like the
present to get it all started. The tool or ‘weapon’ we have for our new
role is the MIND. We can use it to develop new Earth friendly
technologies. We can use it to develop agriculture that is not toxic.
Etc., etc., etc! Let’s use it with all our HEARTS!
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