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Crop circles: To be or not to believe

Written By: Nicole Fitzgerald

Posted: 12/16/2003 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 1450   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: Crop Circles
Crop circles: To be or not to believe  
Crop circles have long captured public attention of both skeptics and believers alike. A new documentary, Star Dreams, coming to MY Place, sheds perspective on the two conflicting sides through an exploration of crop circles from all over the world — including sightings in B.C. 
“The focus of Star Dreams is to lift these circles off the field and into the public consciousness,” said Robert Nichol, documentary producer and director. 
The film will provide 77 minutes of disarming information about crop circles, including eyewitness accounts and interviews with scientists along with footage of breathtaking, awe-inspiring landscapes from all over the world. 
The updated documentary with footage of 2003 crop circles is a pilot project for an upcoming, six-film series that will explore the extraterrestrial (ET) phenomena. 
“There is a healthy interest in it,” Nichol said. 
It took Nichol five years to convince a broadcaster to support the project. Nichol attributed the d ifficulty to the controversial nature of the topic. The film is gaining momentum, however, as screenings extend overseas to Italy and Spain. 
“For me, this is most significant event that is happening on the planet,” he said. “We are being communicated to by a higher intelligence and we are basically ignoring it.” 
Misinformation, conspiracy theories and what Nichol describes as the “great human disease called denial” are largely responsible for the negative reaction of people to the phenomena. 
“It is hard for people to accept we are not alone in the universe,” he said. “But the universe is teeming with life waiting to be contacted. We need to wake up and see that we are a part of bigger intergalactic community.” 
Crop circles occur in a variety of mediums other than the cereal-grain fields commonly associated with the phenomena. Tree tops, sand, and snow and rice fields also have been the venues for intricate designs and symbols that arise out of sacred geometry. 
To the many skeptics, Nichol says put away emotional prejudices and review the facts. 
“They can’t be denied. They are planted in physical matter,” he said. 
Nichol said that people can’t ignore the phenomena anymore. Since 1980, more than 10,000 crop circles have been discovered in 40 different countries. Approximately 20 are discovered in Canada every year. In B.C., crop circles were discovered in both Abbotsford and Agassiz this year. A crop circle in Ontario this year attracted more than 5,000 people to the site. 
“It’s not going away,” he said. “Every year there are more and they are getting more complex.” 
In 2002, a crop circle in England illustrated the face of an alien that was holding up a globe with a message encrypted in it. 
“It was encoded in a computer language,” he said. “It (roughly) read: ‘Beware the bearers of false gifts and their broken promises, much danger, but there is still time. Believe there is good out there. We deplore deception.” 
Nichol interprets the message to mean that people need to start taking care of the world and looking beyond themselves. 
“We haven’t got much time to turn this Titanic around before we hit a iceberg,” he said. “There needs to be a quantum leap in human consciousness to stop consuming the planet at the rate we are. The crop circles are here to help us to realize we are facing a crisis and it is time to wake up.” 
One way of tuning into the messages of crop circles, spelled out in a ancient symbolic language much like hieroglyphics, is to meditate on their design.  
Meditation on intricate designs is nothing new. In India and Mexico, a common ancient practice included meditation on mandalas whose patterns are said to transcend the mind to new dimensions. The psychatronic resonance, or energy waves, of the crop circles can now even be measured. With the aid of quantum physics, it can be scientifically proven that crop circles affect the chemical balance of the brain. 
“Like other sacred sites, (crop circles) are trigger points,” he said. 
Ancient sites su ch as Stonehenge, Findhorn, New Grange and Manchu Picchu, that attract people by the millions, are generally accepted by the modern world, so why are crop circles such a threat? 
Nichols offered an answer. 
“If it challenges the status quo, there is bound to be a reaction,” he said.  
“No one knows how it happens or exactly who is doing it. It is a mystery and people are often afraid of that.” 
By Nicole Fitzgerald  
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