Stunning Crop Circle reported at Oliver’s Castle, Devizes, Wiltshire, England on 24th April 2017.
This circle can be seen either as a round magical charm or as a representation of the infinite void of creation. A circle can represent many things – the circle of life; the circle of the zodiac; the circle of creation, maintenance and dissolution.
An early Iron Age Hillfort roughly triangular in shape.
The camp was more anciently called Roundway or Rundaway Castle, and its present name of Oliver’s Camp or Castle seems to have arisen out of a popular tradition that Oliver Cromwell occupied, if he did not actually build, the camp. The only foundation in fact for this tradition is that the battle of Roundway in 1643 was fought on the neighbouring Downs, when some of the combatants may have been posted close to, if not actually within, the boundary of the camp. Cromwell himself was not present on the occasion, but the fact that Cromwellian troops fought on the adjacent Downs was quite enought to give rise in the course of time to the popular association of the camp with the name of the great man himself. Cromwell has always loomed large in the imagination of the people, and it has been said that he has achieved an unenviable notoriety only second to the Devil himself.
You can see that the area around Oliver’s Castle has attracted a lot of folklore over the years. It seemingly continues to collect Strange Stories.
Oliver’s Castle is (according to Miller and Broadhurst’s book ‘The Sun and the Serpent’) one of those spots where the country-traversing Michael and Mary Leys cross each other. “There was a node just yards from the prehistoric dew pond, in the middle of the central enclosure.”
It’s also a focus for people into UFOs – a quick google will transport you into the convoluted discussions about a video that was allegedly shot there in 1996, showing supposed balls of light flying about a crop circle. (If you want your croppie illlusions shattered, then see the video here:
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Not that you have to believe any of it, of course. But maybe some places just keep attracting such rumours. Here’s a aesthetically pleasing* crop circle just behind the fort:
*the farmer may not have agreed.
On the periphery of the large circle are 27 smaller circles.
Twenty-seven is a perfect cube, being 33 = 3 × 3 × 3. 27 is also 23
27 contains the decimal digits 2 and 7, and is the result of adding together the integers from 2 to 7 (2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 = 27)
27 is also the atomic number of cobalt.
An imaginary sphere covering the sky with the earth at its centre is known as the celestial sphere. The ecliptic of this sphere is divided into 27 equal parts is known as nakshatras. The angular area of nakshatra is equal to 360° ÷27=13° 20′ (thirteen degree twenty minutes). The moon remains in each nakshatras for 1 day while sun for 365/27=13.5 days.Nakshatras are named on the basis of imaginary figures formed by luminous stars in the sky
Dr Horace Drew ‘Red Collie’ has evaluated and decoded this croppie and his opinion, it shows the schematic image of a “total solar eclipse”, with 27 short “rays of light” or “Bailey’s beads” arranged regularly around the outside. This may, of course refer to the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. However, this will not be seen in England.
The visual impression of a “yellow, shining Sun”
The new crop picture shows 27 “small circles” of erect standing crop, as well as one large, thin circle of flattened crop, around its outer perimeter. Those 27 “small circles” are interspersed with 27 “short rays of light”. These two motifs together give the visual impression of a “yellow, shining Sun”
Such “beads” also resemble a ring of 28 “Aubrey holes”, which were used to predict eclipses at Stonehenge or other megalithic sites long ago
What are “Baily’s beads”?
They were first noticed by the astronomer Edmund Halley during a total solar eclipse in 1715. Yet the phenomenon was not understood properly until 1836, when another astronomer called “Francis Baily” suggested that such “beads of light” were due to an uneven topography along the surface of our Moon, which causes the Sun’s background light during an eclipse to pass by its edges in an irregular fashion. In other words, when our Moon passes in front of the Sun during a total solar eclipse, then a rugged and uneven topography along our Moon’s surface allows certain narrow “beads” of light to shine toward Earth, in some places but not others.
Why did those crop artists draw 27 “small circles” around the outside?
Why did those unseen crop artists draw 27 “small circles” or “Baily beads of light” around the outside of their new crop picture? Red Collie says We cannot know for sure, but might guess that it was to call attention to the next “new” phase of our Moon on April 27. That is when our Moon will next pass between the Sun and the Earth, although it will not “eclipse” the Sun directly for another four lunar months until August 21.
The Aubrey Holes at Stonehenge surmount to 56 not 27
Well 56 / 2 = 28 27 Discs plus 1 large
Red Collie has an explanation
Why were only 27 “small circles” drawn in crops at Oliver’s Castle, if the crop artists wished to suggest “eclipse prediction” by a Sun-Moon calendar which uses 28 markers around a central Earth? Probably because a bright star Regulus will be located in Earth’s sky near our Sun and Moon as the extra “28th circle”, during an upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, 2017.
According to the principles of megalithic astronomy, 28 “holes” may be dug into the shape of a “large ring”, and then used in combination with three “movable markers”, in order to accurately predict eclipses by means of an Earth-centred, Sun-Moon calendar.
Crop Circles Decoded April 2017
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