Harewell & Temple Farm: Choosing a Different Tack
I first opened these two pages on my computer, I felt that they are
connected and together give us something of a message. It has taken me
a whole day to figure out a possible meaning and then to verify the
hunch with facts that can do the proving.
Harewell pentagram superimposed upon a pentagon presents as a beauty.
Both those five-fold geometrical figures designate the Goddess Venus (of
beauty, of fertility, of love, but also of WAR). The star appearing with
the pentagon, in particular, sends the message of war-like attitudes
like we see in the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force
insignia. The pentagon has been a basis for fortresses in the past and
today’s greatest example is the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Although it
is not a fortress, as in a castle per se, it is the headquarters for US
The pentagon was used as a defensive design in ancient times as well as
in our modern day and age where it is more symbolic than practical as a
is interesting is that in years gone by, the Star of Venus was most
likely chosen as a symbol of a guiding light through the darkness of war
(as in its name Morning Star). So that rather than a symbol for
aggression, it used to be a symbol for protection, just like Ariadne’s
crown of stars that lighted the way for Theseus in the labyrinth. After
ages of use as a wartime image, in the present, it rather represents
war-like activity than peacetime activities of living in beauty, and
Gradually, the Morning Star was more commonly used as the sign for war.
Geronimo, the ‘Human Tiger’ wears it on his war bonnet. His battle was
with Mexican terrorists who slaughtered his people and his family. The
same star symbol with a red circular centre was the mark of WW1
aircraft. ‘Give’er the gun’ was the motto.
this time and for these crop formations at Harewell and Temple Farm, I
feel the message is that the world may choose between war-like,
oppositional attitudes, even though those choices historically have had
a good run, or perhaps have even run their course, as the name
‘Harewell’ could indicate to us (informal British meaning –‘to go or run
fast or wildly’), OR we have the choice of attempting to follow the
route indicated by the Temple Farm formation.
Temple Farm crop circle, even with its less strongly imprinted design,
could be a new way to approach conflicts of interest. Within the circle,
we see a lunar crescent-type shape that surrounds another circle
containing a cube, which contains a triangle shape divided into three
sections and an apex resolved by a small circle that is central to the
circle inside the lunar crescent. If the triangle could be thought of in
3D, it would be a tetrahedron, AND if we join the tips of the small
lines that arise from the sides of the triangle to the apexes of the
hexagram/cube, we then have the demarcation of another tetrahedron
interlaced with the one in front. After all that, we can see that the
central triangle with the lines makes up what is known as the ‘star
tetrahedron’ or ‘merkaba’.
The star tetrahedron within the circle forms the
merkaba which symbolizes an inner harmony between the polar energies
within us. The harmony is characterized by health, well-being, ease of
living in reality and peaceful relations with the environment–human as
well as natural.
merkaba is an extremely powerful symbol. It is a combination of two star
tetrahedrons - one pointing up to the heavens,
channeling energy down
from the Universe to the earth plain, and one pointing downwards,
drawing energy up from the earth
beneath. The top, or upward pointing
tetrahedron is male and rotates clockwise, with the bottom or downwards
pointing one being
female, which rotates counterclockwise.” (patinkas)
Tetrahedron represents the element of Fire and is linked to the Solar
Plexus; the center for personal power and acceptance. It creates the
natural balance between the physical and spiritual. Each side sits flat,
no matter how it is turned, making it the perfect symbol for balance and
seemingly very personal symbol can be a contributing factor to the
achievement of peace on Earth, if its symbolism is taken seriously.
Attention to the personal balance of forces in each individual who is
able to do so detracts psychic energy from flowing into the vortex of
oppositional and confrontational attitudes and action. Psychic ambience
is crucial to tipping potential action one way or the other into real
action. At this point in our evolution, the world is becoming a single
psychic environment that includes all individual psyches. Therefore each
person’s attitude is very important.
lunar crescent within the solar circle also represents the union of
opposites, dark and light, night and day. Earth, the cube, is the
container of the psychically balanced merkaba, the personal temple. The
potential for balanced and harmonious life exists on Earth; ours is the
role of activating that life supporting energy rather than encouraging
the archaic energies of war. An army, or rebellion, or revolution or
uprising is not the answer. It seems that the alternative, according to
these two latest formations in England, to the chaos of the labyrinth of
war is mass individual focus (the small central circle) on personal,
spiritual, earthly life.
SO…MAY THERE BE PEACE ON EARTH!
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