Figsbury Ring, Firsdown, Wiltshire. Reported 22nd July

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In Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet /ˈsɛkˌmɛt/ or Sachmis (/ˈsækmᵻs/; also spelled Sakhmet, Sekhet, or Sakhet, among other spellings) is a warrior goddess as well as goddess of healing. She is depicted as a lioness, the fiercest hunter known to the Egyptians. It was said that her breath formed the desert.

Sekhmet (Sakhmet) is one of the oldest known Egyptian deities. Her name is derived from the Egyptian word "Sekhem" (which means "power" or "might") and is often translated as the "Powerful One" or "She who is Powerful". She is depicted as a lion-headed woman, sometimes with the addition of a sun disc on her head.

PS: The Goddess Bastet has NO sun disk over her head.

Thx to Martin Zeitler! 

In Lak'ech Ala K'in,   Alex MacDowell



Figsbury Ring, Firsdown, Wiltshire. Reported 22nd July. Another spectacular pictogram. My interpretation is somewhat more romantic than the message possibly intended as it clearly represents the zodiac symbol for Leo (July 22nd – August 21st, thereabouts.) Whatever the means used to create the latest two works of art in the farmer’s fields of England, manmade or ‘otherwise’, I am in awe of the precision and detail involved.


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Besides Sekhmet/Lion this could also have to do with the Scarab motif, i.e. a combination of both. The scarab is supposed to collect shit and dump it in a hole, from which new life arises. Fact is that consciousness arises mostly from negative experience. With positive experience there is not much to think and meditate about, there is simply no big reason. To be positive, see positive and think positive is key. In the omnipresence of god everything has some sense and justness, that we will be able to understand in the end.



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The wrath of Sekhmet

This formation is closely related to the Eastfield-formation and the simple Seven-Acre-Wood-formation. Both formations also appeared on July 22.

The Eastfield-formation connects the very past (the beginning of history with the beginning of the year 1 of the Hebrew calendar as a marker) with the near future, to be more precise with a period of 17 weeks or 4 lunar months in future: November 18. The very past relates to the fall of man which is a burden that humanity still carries with.

This formation probably refers to the goddess Sekhmet, but the devilish pointed ears relate to the fall of man. Interestingly the formation has two times 17 feathers/manes and is also connected with 17 weeks in future (November 18) as well as another 17 weeks later, which is March 17, 2017. Note that there is a double 17 in the date as well. Legend has it that we should fear Sekhmet for her wrath and sometimes wipes out almost all of humanity. The path that humanity is walking creates the wrath of Sekhmet.

It is likely that mankind will experience this during the time span of 17 weeks of November 18, 2016 until March 17, 2017. The circle of Figsbury Ring symbolizes the end of an age, the age of the fall.

For other relations with the past and the relationship with Mercury and Venus, see the Eastfield-formation and the Seven-Acre-Wood-formation:

Mark one Mercurian cycle ahead in future; the end of the fall of man?

Formation refers to Venus-Mercury-conjunction on March 17, 2017

The Sekhmet-formation is also related to the “feathered alien”, an expression of Quetzalcoatl and also referring to March 2017, see:

Quetzalcoatl returns with Venus as morning star (March 28, 2017?)

Marc Smulders


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Of lions, bats and Cheshire cats? 

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On first impression, the face staring up from below Figsbury Ring struck me as lion-like.  So, naturally, I found Alex MacDowell’s remarks concerning Sekhmet appealing: there was the fearsome Egyptian goddess, crowned with solar disk, staring up from the English countryside. 

But I was bothered because the visage struck me as neither fierce, nor leonine.  Could it be another creature; and if so, what?  Upon reflection, I found myself thinking that perhaps I was looking into the face of a bat.  “Oh, really, a bat?!”  Yes. 

As I see it, the sharp pointed ears and triangular nose encircled by a halo of wings—edgy and stylized; more evocative than realistic—are bat-like.  Furthermore, the open mouth is devoid of teeth.  A toothless lion?!  Was the great huntress, Sekhmet, toothless?  I found myself wondering, what artist would depict any lion or lioness as toothless; except, perhaps, in feeble old age? 

But a bat, mouth agape, clicking away in echo-location?  Well, yes! 

However, my interpretation is not without problems: How explain the solar disk (?), a crown more befitting of Sekhmet than, say, Camazotz  (In Mayan mythology, Camazotz was a fearsome bat-monster Camazotz) (But the presence of the solar disk—unmistakable, and impossible to ignore—is equally problematic for those favoring Lewis Carroll’s Cheshire cat for unless one is determined to fit evidence to preconceived ideas, how does one explain it?) 

Unable to explain the solar disk though I am, yet having no better idea in mind, I decided to pursue the bat angle.  Was the place name—Figsbury Ring—a hint?  In that case, might the face staring up from below the ancient Neolithic hill fort be that of a fruit bat?  If so, what would it mean? 

Bats are mammals that fly like birds.  Some are feared as blood-sucking carnivores; others, are revered as fruit tree-pollinating vegetarians.*  They live in caves and other dark places, frequently underground; yet they come out into the world in search of food or prey.  They have eyes, and some reportedly see well; but they are unique in their ability to navigate through darkness by means of echo-location. 

This obvious and recurrent duality cannot be ignored.  Is it any wonder that cultures around the world perceive bats to be alternately frightening and loathsome, or mystical and benign?  Furthermore, could this be the key to the crop circle?  Have the circle-makers chosen to direct our attention to things that are not as they appear on first impression? 

*My quick online research turned up a fascinating, and instructive, tidbit concerning fruit bats.  The following was excerpted from Aztecs at Mexicolore, The Legend of the Bat (legend-of-the-bat-2-the-history).

Not all bat associations were of death, destruction and sorcery, however. Just as death carries in it the seeds of new life, so the bat was recognised as having an important role to play in supporting life. As Elizabeth Benson writes, ‘Some of the plants most important to people in the New World tropics are bat-dependent.’ To give just one example, provided by UK bat expert Mary Louise Crosby, “Many different kinds of fruit-eating bats LOVE fresh figs. [Emphasis supplied.] The bats digest their meal of figs quickly, the seeds pass through the bats’ digestive tracts and are expelled in feces or droppings as the bats fly or roost. In a single night a single bat could plant thousands and thousands of fig tree seeds over acres of countryside.’ Fig tree bark paper, incidentally, was an important material for manuscript writing in ancient Mexico [Emphasis supplied.] - follow the link below to learn more... 

John DelCampo Falls Church, Virginia

To this crop circle: Sitting on the desert floor, one hand holds the scorpion and the other makes the sign of the unicorn, that pierces the eye and heart of the lion, whose grip, heralded on the sound of 88's, will pull down the dragons fire in the Spring of the 33'rd lunar year....

What would Tweety Bird say while flying over this crop circle: I tot I saw a putty cat! I did! I did! I did see a putty cat!

Thanks to all other comments here, Crop Circles once again seems to be multilayered hieroglyphic messages.

Sekhmet was my first clear guess, but since the beginning I was aware that this Crop Circle has slitted eyes, as cats, not lions. At same time it really reminds me a bat and a monkey. Both don't have slitted eyes.

Maybe it's a chimera of all these animals and Gods. So, to make our research even more funny and mysterious, I would like to send images of possible other matches, listed below:

1) As said before, SEKHMET: the Egyptian lioness headed goddess of War and Healing. Usually crowned by a Sun disk.

2) BASTET: The Egyptian cat headed goddess of cats, protection, joy, dance, music, family, and love. Usually not crowned with the Sun disk, but has slitted eyes cos she's a cat.

3) MENHIT: Egyptian lioness headed goddess of lions and war in Egyptian mythology. She is the wife of the god Anhur, also a god of war. Usually crowned by a Sun disk.

4) TEFNUT: ancient Egyptian lioness headed goddess of water and fertility. Usually crowned by a Sun disk.

5) THOTH: the Egyptian God of Knowledge. Usually depicted with an Ibis head. He also appears as a dog-faced baboon or a man with the head of a baboon when he is A'an, the god of equilibrium. Found with the sun disk over his head, too.

6) There's no bat god for ancient Egyptians, but there's a Zapotec / Maya one called CAMAZOTZ: Camazotz means "death bat" in the K'iche' language. In Mesoamerica the bat was associated with night, death, and sacrifice.

Pictures of each one attached, named after the respective gods.

1) Sekhmet
2) /Bastet
3) Menhit
4) Tefnut
5) Thoth
6) Camazotz

Thank you, I hope it can feed the investigation.

Alex MacDowell

On collaborators, and chimeras . . .

“Sekhmet was my first clear guess, but since the beginning I was aware that this Crop Circle has slitted eyes, as cats, not lions.  At same time it really reminds me [of] a bat and a monkey.  Both don't have slitted eyes.  Maybe it's a chimera of all these animals and Gods.”  [Emphasis supplied.]  MacDowell.

Well, well, well, a “chimera” (chimaera)?! . . . . according to the Oxford University Press:

1.       (Chimera)

(in Greek mythology) a fire-breathing female monster with a lion's head, a goat's body, and a serpent's tail.

any mythical animal with parts taken from various animals. 

2.       a thing that is hoped or wished for but in fact is illusory or impossible to achieve:

"the economic sovereignty you claim to defend is a chimera"

synonyms: illusion · fantasy · delusion · dream · daydream ·


pipe dream · figment of the/one's imagination · castle in the air · mirage 

3.       biology

an organism containing a mixture of genetically different tissues, formed by processes such as fusion of early embryos, grafting, or mutation:

"the sheeplike goat chimera"

a DNA molecule with sequences derived from two or more different organisms, formed by laboratory manipulation. 

4.       (chimaera)

a cartilaginous marine fish with a long tail, an erect spine before the first dorsal fin, and typically a forward projection from the snout.


late Middle English: via Latin from Greek khimaira ‘she-goat or chimera.’ 

How curious, and appealing!  Could it be that the face staring up from below Figsbury Ring is a chimera—a “mythical animal with parts taken from various animals”—possibly, in this instance, a winged monkey? 

It’s a stretch; but how intriguing?!  What could it mean? 

L. Frank Baum created winged monkeys for his childrens’ story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, published in 1900.  Thirty-nine years later, on the eve of World War II, the iconic MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, portrayed them as minions of the Wicked Witch of the West, who sent them to capture Dorothy and her friends; however, in Baum’s original, they were enslaved by the Golden Cap.  Could this, perhaps, shed light on the solar disk depicted in the crop circle, shining over the chimera’s head? 

Whether it does or does not, the metaphorical power of the winged monkey—a hideous, malignant creature enthralled by an evil overlord—has stayed with us for over 100 years.  Consider that “flying monkey” is the term widely used in popular psychology to characterize a needy person in thrall to a narcissist, who does the latter’s bidding, incapable of thinking or acting autonomously for him- or her-self. 

Is it a stretch?  Yes, undoubtedly; but not necessarily false on this basis alone; unless, a figment of imagination.  ;-) 

John DelCampo Falls Church, Virginia

This crop circle shows the alarm of a pet, probably a cat, at the abundant light given off by a comet (or all comets) as it streaks across the sky before final impact. Above, the comet displays a large coma and many rays of light. The crop circle suggests that people’s pets will suffer and perhaps become casualties of comet impacts, including the numerous large and small fragments. The cat’s detailed drawing is surprisingly humanistic if the circle is not manmade.

Ken Heck


Reported on the Day of Echolocation 

   July 22nd was the day of 13 Toj. Toj is the 19th day, the 19th hexgram of the I-Ching, and the 19th image of the major arcana of the rider-waite tarot. 

  Toj specifically states, “ Body part: Ears, Hearing “ 

  Toj is also the aspect of Ceremony, arguably an appeal to be heard. The call to the invisible.

  Roger Payne is famous for discovering Whale Songs in 1967. He was born on 10 Toj.

        from wiki ,  “He spent the early years of his career studying echolocation in bats (and how their food, moths, avoid them) and auditory localization in owls. Desiring to work with something more directly linked to conservation he later focused his research on whales where, together with researcher Scott McVay, in 1967 they discovered the complex sonic arrangements performed by the male humpback whales during the breeding season.”

   Image and whale songs HERE ,.   very interesting page.

  Paynes theory that whales can communicate with sound across entire oceans has been confirmed. 

 There is also Lord Rayleigh, born specifically on 13 Toj , who wrote “The Theory of Sound” a text book which is still referenced  From Wiki,...  “Around the year 1900 Lord Rayleigh developed the duplex (combination of two) theory of human sound localization using two binaural cues, interaural phase difference (IPD) and interaural level difference (ILD) (based on analysis of a spherical head with no external pinnae). The theory posits that we use two primary cues for sound lateralization, using the difference in the phases of sinusoidal components of the sound and the difference in amplitude (level) between the two ears.

  The Push Button telephone, with 'Tone Dialing” was first made available to the public on,... November 18, 1963  that day was 13  Toj.    

   Edvard Munch is a famous painter who produced “ The Scream “ He was born on 4 Toj.

   Julia Gillard was born on 13 Toj.  She gave her now famous misogynist speech to Australian Parliament.  It is a moment in time where between women and men, “She really let him hear it !”


    There is a particular sculpture on the north end of Aldeburgh beach.

    The sculptor, Maggi Hambling was born on 1 Toj, Dolphin decan. October 23 1945.

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    The letters read “ I hear those voices that will not be drowned “ 

  Hambling said, “"An important part of my concept is that at the centre of the sculpture, where the sound of the waves and the winds are focused, a visitor may sit and contemplate the mysterious power of the sea." 

   Sonar and many other nasty things humans explode in the ocean need to stop. 

   Hawk moths use Sonar jamming genitals against Bats.


    And yes, Van Gogh was born in Ax decan which is in the same piece of pi as Toj in the combined calendar. He chopped his ear out of passion for the truth of his soul. 

 David Odell

Figsbury Ring Crop Formation, July 22


I really like Ken Heck’s comment that separates the cat face from the rest of the formation. That really clicked. everyone is trying to figure out what the animal is - a winged cat, a winged lion, a bat, a skunk, a flying monkey - no, it’s what it looks like, a cat.


What’s left? A winged ball, with feathers or flames coming out of it, and the whole thing is headed towards Figsbury Ring, which is a double ring. A double ring which could stand for a filled in circle with a ring around it, and if so, we have the astrological symbol for the Sun.


So, then the winged ball is headed for the sun, and it’s scaring the cat (the cat looks scared to me, so I’m going with that). Also the cat is looking straight at the viewer, expressing its fear. In other words, it’s not just a perspective drawing of a scared cat - the cat has a personal connection with the viewer.


Back to the flaming ball - it’s got feathers. Flaming feathers that fly in the sky - Quetzecoatl. Who is a messiah type figure, bringing learning, knowledge, healing, the arts, instruction and civilization itself - proven by his ultimate gift to humanity, chocolate.


So why is the cat scared and in our face? Cats carry Toxoplasma gondii, a parasite which can infect human beings and cause Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), a psychiatric disorder characterized by recurrent, impulsive, problematic outbursts of verbal or physical aggression that are disproportionate to the situations that trigger them - like road rage and other kinds of uncontrollable anger. In addition, it makes people more likely to experience schizophrenia, as well as less likely to acknowledge and avoid known danger.


Yes, it’s a reach, but these crop formations are all symbolic anyway. Also, ask yourself, does our world seem to have a problem with uncontrolled, sudden rage that might attract the attention and concern of nonhuman intelligent crop formation creating beings? How about the refusal to acknowledge clear and present dangers? Or crazy thinking? I think perhaps it does.


Also there’s a ball above the cat’s head, which might serve double duty as an indication of Egyptian divinity - which would be granted to cats if they invisibly infected human beings to make them change their behavior into obedient paranoids or denial obsessed servants. Pharoahs would find such a reliable personality changes highly useful, and make sure lots of cats were always around, I think. Like now, too?


So that’s why the cat is scared - if it was a person, then it might be an actual comet that would scare people. But the scared cat, in our face no less, stands for the infected parasitical effects people feel “in their faces,” - and somehow this Quetzacoatl figure, either headed into or asociated with the sun, is going to effect that - and already scares it. As love and light will indeed scare angry paranoia and insolent denial. They’re opposites, after all.


Finally, the feather count - 17 on each side, for a total of 34. Taken straightforward, adding the feather count to the date of the formation’s arrival, gives August 25. Or, two sides of seventeen feathers might indicate 2017. Or February, 2017.


But whatever the date - it’s coming. And it scares the cat.


- John in CA

After initiating XXXI. Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, I remembered the cat from Figsbury Ring.

Pávková Z.


It could represent an introduction to the astrological energy of LEO, which reigns from July 22/23 thru August 22. This CC is a fancy cat.  One of my favourites of the season so far.

Ann Cathcart



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