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1. Crop Circles: Art in the Landscape
2. Crop Circles: Signs, Wonders and
3. Secrets in the Fields: The Science
4. The Deepening Complexity of Crop
5. Crop Circles: The Bones of God
6. The Field Guide: The Art, History
7. Crop Circles
8. Crop Circles: Exploring the Designs
9. Crop Circles: A Mystery Solved
10. Crop Circles (Mysterious Encounters)
11. Dowsing the Crop Circles: New
12. 2011 Crop Circles Calendar
13. The New Circlemakers Insights
14. UFOs, Crop Circles and the Mayan
15. Vital Signs: A Complete Guide
16. Crop Circle Cards, The Living
17. Crop Circles: An Art of our Time
18. Crop Circles, Gods and Their Secrets:
19. The Hypnotic Power of Crop Circles
20. Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary

1. Crop Circles: Art in the Landscape
Paperback: 112 Pages (2010-02-23)
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Asin: 0711230927
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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Whether they are scientific enigmas, paranormal phenomena, mischievous hoaxes, or inspired land art, the scale, beauty, and mathematical and symbolic complexity of crop circles continue to astound. Throughout the summer months every year, in fields of oilseed rape, barley, and wheat, a rash of ever more elaborate circles and designs appears. Lucy Pringle has been photographing and researching crop circles for nearly 20 years. Here she presents a catalog of her awe-inspiring aerial photographs taken across the south of England from 1993 to 2006, guaranteed to amaze believers and skeptics alike.
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5-0 out of 5 stars The crop circle designs from the south of England are intricate, captivating, and dazzle the eyes
Crop Circles: Art in the Landscape is a breathtaking compendium of aerial photography of exquisite crop circle designs. Collected by master photographer Lucy Pringle, Crop Circles: Art in the Landscape lives up to its title. There is next to no text other than brief captions for the photographs - the gorgeous, full-page images speak entirely for themselves. The crop circle designs from the south of England are intricate, captivating, and dazzle the eyes.

5-0 out of 5 stars Photography of the crop circle phenomenon
Lucy Pringle is one of the fine aerial photographer/researchers of the crop circle phenomenon.Her shots are clear, beautifully framed, riveting!This book is a catalog of some of her finest photographs of this enigma in the fields of England. It will fascinate believers and skeptics alike.

4-0 out of 5 stars So Wheaty
Loved it! Great photographs with informative captions--even includes the type of grain. Excellent addition to an art library.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautifully done
This book is a beautiful pictorial,just as described. It has a concise introduction with brief identifications and descriptions of the circles depicted. Wonderful pictures!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Living Mandalas . . . Enigmas of the Earth
This is a beautiful book . . . the crop circle photographs are meditations in and of themselves . . . their beauty transcends all logical concerns for their origins. Perusing these pictures diminishes the media controversy to abject pettiness: The heart is filled. The mind is stilled. I merely give thanks. ... Read more

2. Crop Circles: Signs, Wonders and Mysteries
by Steve Alexander, Karen Alexander
Hardcover: 192 Pages (2006-09-30)
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Asin: 0785820698
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing photo's...GREAT Mystery!
Having seen this book on the coffee table of friends we were visiting in Chicago, I was intrigued.When we got back home in Washington, D.C. I went to our local bookstore to buy a copy of my own.Since I didn't have th authors name or any publisher info, I called our Chicago friends. They suggested that I go to AMAZON.COM.With that great Amazon search ability, I was able to spot the book I wanted by the cover.If any of you reading this have heard of crop circles, but just passed them off as a hoax, you MUST get this book and start looking at the evidence.These photos clearly demonstrate that no human could possibly have created some of the more intricate ones, especially in the short time it takes for them to appear.It is truly a wonderful mystery.(By the way, for a large, attractive coffe table type book, the Amazon price was surprisingly low.This would be a wonderful Christmas present for any sceptics on your list!Crop Circles: Signs, Wonders and MysteriesCrop Circles: Signs, Wonders and Mysteries

5-0 out of 5 stars Awe-Inspiring
I received this book a couple of weeks ago and have not yet read it cover-to-cover. However, I keep it on my coffee table and show it to anyone who will look at it. Those who have heard about crop circles but have not seen photos of these masterpieces will be awed by the images in this book. While the creator(s) of these magnificent works of art remain a mystery, the viewer will realize that no ordinary human would be able to create them. The authors do a wonderful job of interpreting the religious symbolism of the crop circles. I cannot put into words the exultation I feel when I look at the photographs in this book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Crop Circles:Signs, Wonders and Mysteries
I am very pleased with this book. Steve Alexander's aerial photographs of the spectacular formations are sharp and Karen Alexander's text about their complex geometry is easy to understand. Anyone who has a genuine interest in this phenomenon will appreciate that this book neither rhapsodizes about the creators of the designs, nor rants about the foolishness of those who study them. It simply offers 280 images of these beautiful and intricate designs and illustrates the knowledge of geometry necessary to create them.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Wonderful
One of my very favorite crop circle books - high quality and from leaders in the field who deserve our support!

5-0 out of 5 stars Crop Circles---Signs, Wonders and Mysteries, by Steve and Karen Alexander
This is a wonderful book--well documented--lots of beautiful pictures of the crop circles. The book is inspiring and uplifting and I feel a sense of heightened spiritual energy just looking at the pictures. There is a saying from Rumi that I was reminded of after reading the book:

"We are departing for the skies---
Who has a mind for sight-seeing?

Peace and Blessings, Diana Anderson ... Read more

3. Secrets in the Fields: The Science and Mysticism of Crop Circles
by Freddy Silva
Paperback: 352 Pages (2010-06-01)
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Asin: 1571743227
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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For over fifteen centuries the mysterious crop circles have been mentioned in academic and religious texts. In the 1890s farmers and military personnel witnessed them being created in seconds by tubes of light and other luminosities.

But around 1980 the phenomenon went into overdrive and exploded worldwide, with some10,000 reports spread over 29 countries. A major controversy erupted followed by a pre-designed debunking campaign through the media. But the 80 eyewitness accounts clearly tell another story that a genuine phenomenon is at work. So what are crop circles, why are they here and what is responsible?

This book by veteran researcher and international best-selling author Freddy Silva is the most comprehensive account of the mystery ever published, much of it from personal and hands-on experience.

Written at enormous personal sacrifice, Silva brings you the complete history of the phenomenon, the anomalies that defy the present boundaries of science, and the deliberate official efforts to discredit it and manipulate the public s opinion.

Copiously illustrated with over 400 images and diagrams, he delves into the hard evidence and describes how the designs may be created by sound, plasma and the manipulation of local magnetic fields. He dissects their sacred geometry, their known meanings, hidden messages, connections with ancient symbols, and how they are energetically linked to ancient sacred sites such as Stonehenge and the Giza pyramids.

Ultimately he comes face-to-face with the source of the real crop circles including a photo of a Circle-maker and discovers how the glyphs are associated with the upcoming cycle of earth changes, and how they are working energetically to influence the future direction of human consciousness.

The message in this comprehensive and critically-acclaimed work will surprise and humble you. For the crop circles are a guide to where we have been, and a signpost to where we are headed.

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3-0 out of 5 stars Did Freddy Silva even WRITE chapter 8?
Prior to chapter 8, the book was quite interesting. But then, Silva, or SOMEBODY, tries their hand at ordinary science...strike that...ordinary DEFINITIONS...and things start falling apart. For example, here is an EXACT QUOTE from his book, in chapter 8, in the section called Electromagnetics and the Energy Grid.

"the number of times a wave occurs in one second along a given length (the wavelength) determines its frequency..."[parentheses HIS]

The clause "along a given length (wavelength)" is incorrect and should be eliminated. The statement SHOULD read "the number of times a wave occurs in one second determines its frequency".

On page 129, figure 8.18 shows a drawing of the Torus Ring crop glyph, with eleven radiating fins coming from the central circle and fanning out to the outer circle. Eleven. Superimposed on this 11 "sided" figure is a so-called Star of David. A triangle and an inverted triangle over it. The caption say's "and it's encoded hexagonal geometry". Except, there IS no encoded hexagonal geometry. There are ONLY eleven simple fins radiating outwards. How do you get 6 out of 11?Superimposing such a six sided figure onto the eleven finned glyph is as arbitrary as superimposing a 5 sided, 7 sided or 8 sided figure onto it. Or even a picture of MICKEY MOUSE! Did Silva KNOW someone did this to his thesis?

Immediately to the left of figure 8.18 is figure 8.19, a glyph that resembles a magnetic grid. It is bilateral and one could even BROADLY interpret this as quadrilateral by overlooking the fact that it is ONLY bilaterally symetric. But Silva goes so far as to superimpose a PENTAGRAM over it. There is NO CORRESPONDENCE WHATSOEVER aside from the trivial fact that both the magnetic grid and the pentagram fit neatly inside A circle.

There are a number of other pronouncements he makes that singlehandedly RUINS his credibility and makes him look like some New Age flake. Its irritating. I have a 40% suspicion that Freddy Silva may himself be one of the persons on the government payroll whose goal is to disrupt serious research and consideration of crop circles as genuine non-human artifacts.

5-0 out of 5 stars Who can deny this evidence?
If you have no knowledge of the mystery of crop circles then this is your book!It's thorough, it's well-written, it's non-speculative, and boy oh boy the diagrams and images are everywhere!I don't understand how this subject can still be considered a hoax phenomenon with this book in print.Mr. Silva doesn't claim to know all the answers, but he does exhibit more than enough evidence to prove that the official explanation is a complete joke.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank you, Freddy Silva
As a photographer, I've always enjoyed the beauty of crop circles, but haven't noticed much about them in mainstream media since the mid 80's, except a blip when the movie "Signs" came out.Thanks to Google's wonderful graphics around the anniversary of the "War of the Worlds", I came across sites with photos of recent crop circles.I've always wondered at the nay-sayers commenting that "9 out of 10 crop circles are hoaxes".So ... what about that other ONE?If it's not a hoax, what on earth is it?Freddy Silva apparently dedicated years of his life (not to mention his marriage) in search of meaning behind these anomalies; this book is a treasure trove of knowledge from a wide variety of scholarly and personal research.I personally know many artists who use the environment as their canvas, yet none could pull off such elaborate patterns in the dark for years on end without someone else discovering them (inadvertently or through boasting) let alone with such finesse as I've seen exemplified in numerous crop formation to date.Regardless, this book contains many thought provoking concepts as to be wonderful for anyone interested in crop circles (historic and modern) as well as music, light study, geometry, philosophy and mysticism."Secrets in the Fields" portrays a wonderful examination of existence within the vast cosmic dance of light, sound, and the extraordinary beauty abounding on Earth.Buy this book, read it all, and wonder:what do the crop formations imply to you?

5-0 out of 5 stars Crop Circles revealed
This is a comprehensive study of crop circles by someone who obviously has dedicated time and interest to this subject. He describes some fascinating experiences he has personally had and also the reactions of various people to the crop circles.

The vast majority appear in an area of England connected to sacred sites, leylines sound and music. There are a vast number of beautiful illustrations in colour and explanations of the geometries, and proportions of many of them. He gives scientific and mystical explanations of their origins and compositions. There are the findings of mystics and researchers and details of their experiences.

In the media they are largely ignored and misrepresented.In other cultures there are varied responses to them.In Africa they celebrate the appearance of crop circles for days with music and dancing and ceremony. The farmers on whose lands the crop circles appear have varied responses to them but the Hamish people destroy them instantly.
He gives information on the area where the crop circles usually appear and its connection with ancient sites and along a very special line, called the Michael and Mary line, because of all the churches and temples which have been built there from the earliest tims.
there is a detailed bibliography and index for further study.It is a book which should stand the test of time and deserves a place on the bookshelves of anyone interested in these amazing formations.

The area where they appear most often is

5-0 out of 5 stars Highly Recommended!
This wonderful book contains a wealth of information and analysis.I am grateful to Freddy Silva for producing it, and I also recommend his other works.

In my opinion, this book is a must have for healers, consciousness explorers and anyone interested in Earth energies. ... Read more

4. The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles: Scientific Research and Urban Legends
by Eltjo Haselhoff
Paperback: 150 Pages (2001-12-15)
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Asin: 1583940464
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Eltjo Haselhoff has written the first book on crop circles based on scientific evidence. His research, as intoduced in the first chapter, “A Great But Most Tangible Mystery,” addresses some of the most concrete crop-circle phenomena: the dead fly enigma, curious deposits, germination anomalies, and balls of light. Studies with mathematical formulas allow any reader to analyze and verify, or dispute, the author’s findings. For those interested in a more metaphysical approach, the author provides “The Psychic Perspective: Earth Forces, Aliens, Gate to Another World, and Messages from the Cosmos.” Diagrams and color photographs throughout the book guarantee a fascinating journey through the world of crop circles even for those not inclined toward laboratories and numbers.

Eltjo Haselhoff has a Ph.D. in Theoretical and Experimental Physics. He has been examining the crop-circle phenomenon for over ten years, and has personally visited hundreds of crop circles. Born and educated in the Netherlands, Dr. Haselhoff worked at many research institutes, including Los Alamos National Laboratories. He has published dozens of articles in peer-reviewedscientific journals, such as Journal of Applied Physics, and The Physical Review. His most recent article appeared in the prestigious, international scientific journal, Physiologia Plantarum. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Crop Cirlces-The Deepening Complexity of Crop Cirlces
This book is well thought research for all Crop Circles lovers and this book is recommended for people who are interested in exploring Crop Circles designs and complexity information about how Crop Circles are formed and how the history of its investigation help find some answers to some questions about how it gives some mystery of exploring the Crop Circles of Crops designs and how it was formed in complex ways that mankind has explored it in the past and for the future that can answer your interests in Crop Circles Complexity with Research and Urban Legends.

4-0 out of 5 stars A valid justification for the study of circles
The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles: Scientific Research and Urban Legends by Eltjo H. Haselhoff is a quick read, weighing in at only 150 pages (including plentiful photographs and diagrams).The book covers the crop circle phenomenon from Dr. Haselhoff's vantage point, drawing primarily on his body of personal research and experience.We are walked through the main tenants of the circle dilemma from a scientist's perspective, including witness interviews, germination tests, node length measurements, balls of light, and geometric calculations.In addition to the scientific material, the author touches upon the less tangible aspects of the phenomenon and goes into considerable detail on skeptics and their motivations, the role of the media, and public perception of the circles.We conclude with a roundup and basic evaluation of some commonly presented theories surrounding the mystery.Each chapter is sandwiched between several full color, annotated, photographs of actual crop circles.

I found The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles to be a sufficient introduction to the field of cereology (the study of crop circles).Haselhoff does well to give us a fairly balanced tour of the technical problems which make the phenomenon as intellectually puzzling as it is.The text is a (perhaps uncharacteristically) fair treatment of the subject, as the author goes out of his way to avoid conjecture and exclude unqualified, "skeptical" points of view in favor of direct observations and physical data.I imagine this text would constitute an ideal read for armchair skeptics, or the otherwise uninitiated in the audience.We're provided with solid justification of why crop circles constitute an interesting and valid field of research, while simultaneously avoiding the gritty detail that would make the information inaccessible to those without scientific backgrounds.

I believe it can also be said that what makes The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles worthy for casual observers may also make it unfit for the more technically curious among us.Much of the material within is not presented in particular depth, and therefore is not likely to satisfy many truly scientific minds.The author only tends to offer data from single physical instances for any topic being discussed (e.g. node length, balls of light, etc), while at the same time claiming that similar data is found in hundreds or thousands of other cases.As a result, the book at times falls frustratingly short of providing the depth of evidence that may be necessary to prove to hardcore skeptics that we're dealing with a globally distributed scientific curiosity; we're left with the author's word and footnotes to achieve that.Haselhoff also tends to spend a bit too much time dwelling on the role of skeptics and the media, in my opinion, and comes borderline to ranting (justifiably or not) by the end.Finally, if I may offer one last grammatical nitpick, the author abbreviates the term "Ball(s) Of Light" as BOL throughout his writing, while pluralizing it as "BOLs".Unfortunately, Balls Of LightS is not proper English (given context), and may read a bit oddly.

Ultimately, I think the value of this book will be proportional to what you expect to get out of it.If you are looking for a book to serve as a well-rounded introduction to crop circles, you should be pleased.The Deepening Complexity of Crop Circles successfully provides a justification for the study of the phenomenon, and should open many eyes to the fascinating occurrences therein.On the other hand, its brevity and shallow scientific depth will not be of significant value for those already familiar with the more detailed works on the topic.

Rating: 3.5/5

Matt LaPlante

5-0 out of 5 stars If you can't be an eyewitness
Beautiful glossies of the past decade's most significant crop circles coupled with an excellent popular scientific approach to the phenomenon.
The mathematics of crop circles, one of the book's appendices, is easy enough to follow by anyone with a high school knowledge of trigonometry. This text is good-looking enough to display on a coffee table!

5-0 out of 5 stars A Hearty Endorsement
If you are going to read about crop circles, start with this book.The book is well written, taut, and short.The math is explained very well and should not be intimidating.He very quickly cuts through the esoteric overlays of "little space men" and supernatural interpretations that clutter up so many books on this topic.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nicely written
A well worthwhile look at crop circles.The author puts forward his hypothesis, and he does so convincingly.Backing his statements up with well designed experiments that have at least been published in the scientific literature.My only criticism is that the book is too short.For someone with 12 years experience in the field the author either is very good at summarising all of his conjectures, or he deliberately simplifies it into a huge picture fest in an attempt to sell more books.More examples and more analyses would not have gone astray.Most definately a nice book to look at, and a very entertaining read for a couple of hours. ... Read more

5. Crop Circles: The Bones of God
by Michael Glickman
Paperback: 160 Pages (2009-05-12)
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Asin: 1583942289
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How does mankind deal with miracles? This question has assumed a more-than-theoretical importance in the life of Michael Glickman, who has been witnessing the miraculous on a regular basis since he investigated his first crop circle in 1990. In the years since then, an intensive study of the crop-circle phenomenon in the region of its most important appearances—the English countryside—has given Glickman extraordinary personal insight into a subject usually known only through secondhand reports and speculation.

More than eight years in the writing, Crop Circles: The Bones of God is unique among books on this modern enigma in that it combines the author’s firsthand field encounters with some of the most famous crop-circle formations (such as Alton Barnes 1990 and Silbury Hill 1997, as well as more recent circles) with intricate and dazzling analyses of the structure and content of those formations. This beautifully illustrated mix of personal narrative with detailed study informs a larger discussion of the role of crop circles in the modern world and their unprecedented promise of new chapters in the history of consciousness. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars What a Beautifully Written Book
Mr. Glickman has written simply the most beautifully written book on Crop Circles I have read.Full of information and his viewpoint on the Circles after over 20 years of research on them.I strongly urge that anyone interested in this subject buy this masterpiece.

4-0 out of 5 stars A very short collection of beautiful photographs, with little else
Well, Glickman's book is definitely beautiful, but there's not a lot of academic value under the covers.I certainly enjoyed reading it and looking at the pictures, but I walked away with little more than a pedestrian analysis of a few selected circles of the mid-1990s.Sure, he's a famous circle investigator, but I didn't dog-ear a single page.There are much more thorough books out there for newbies, for sure.

It's pretty, it feels good in your hands, but don't expect to be deeply educated on the phenomenon by the time you put it down.I say that it's a nice addition to a growing library, but new readers would be better served with other, more comprehensive titles.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Bones of God
Michael Glickman's most recent book _Crop Circles: The
Bones of God_ is truly extraordinary and will long be
considered a classic -- a beautifully conceived and
executed book.I've been in the fields, attended the
conferences, and read Glickman's other books, as well
as John Michell's and Allan Brown's study of _Crooked
Soley_, which is terrific, and the general literature,
and recognize Glickman's further elaboration of all the
earlier studies here as a very significant

Based on Glickman's lectures, that I've heard, but
particularly in this book, I'm keenly aware of what an
excellent, patient teacher he is.Beyond that he has
an amazing sense of how to build a picture from
fundamentals through interpretation.This is a great
job!As an architect, he is extraordinarily aware of
just how wonderful these "pictures in the fields"
really are.

I highly recommend this book to everyone with any
interest in anomalous phenomena.Regardless of their
initial viewpoint, they'll be entertained and informed.
At a minimum, their sense of wonder will be fed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Love our mentors
Mr. Glickman's special gift in regard to the Crop Circle phenomenon is his willingness to let his love affair with the circlemakers shine forth for all to see.I believe that for whatever reason Mr. Glickman has a special and unique relationship to the entire phenomenon.To me the book is not a third-hand account of a paranormal phenomenon.It is about a man's special relationship with a special phenomenon. Step by step chronologically Mr. Glickman walks us through the journey he has taken in trying to decipher the messages sent to us in these agricultural mandalas.Each time he uses optimism and hope in his understanding of the patterns it seems he (we) is rewarded with another clue. In the final chapter he shares with us his entire process, from inception to understanding. surrounding a recent pattern which is one of the most fascinating and direct messages to us from these entities to date.This understanding comes about through a team effort via other circle readers, perhaps in itself sending us a message on how we are to proceed in our understanding of messages from beyond.But it seems that the makers have sent Mr. Glickman a direct and personal invitation as well - no longer able to walk, Mr. Glickman stoically refuses to trample the crop with his wheelchair and thus has been unable to visit the crop circles he so completely reveres.And yet in this one supremely tantalizing piece, which is outlined wonderfully in the book, the circlemakers have done something very unusual -- they formed the piece to encompass the main road within the glyphs' confines, thus allowing Mr. Glickman to visit the piece in person.Along with a story he reveals about a direct image of a circle glyph being beamed into his living room we begin to see a pattern of an ongoing playful interaction between a force beyond our comprehension and a man very much within it.Perhaps there are chosen prophets, after all....

5-0 out of 5 stars Mind-Bending
Glickman's newest book on the 'crop circle' phenomenon is a great starting point for anyone who still thinks that these increasingly complex patterns are made by groups of people...out in the fields...in the middle of the night...without being detected...year after year...anonymously, with no interest in fame or even recognition for their sublime creations (and no revenue, none are copyrighted either).
In fact, Glickman makes an excellent point early on: what may be just as interesting as the phenomenon itself - is the ability of so many people to pretend it isn't happening...or that it's been 'solved'.
This book is far from exhaustive, many areas of research aren't even mentioned. This is not because the author (a former architect and designer) is uninformed, he has been visiting, photographing and studying crop circles for 20 years. Lucid, concise and copiously illustrated with photos and diagrams, this slim volume will crack a complacent head wide open! ... Read more

6. The Field Guide: The Art, History & Philosophy of Crop Circle Making
by Robert Irving, John Lundberg
Paperback: 200 Pages (2006-08-29)
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Asin: 0954805429
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars The Field Guide review
Good book, worth the money. I like the behind the scenes story. The only thing that I was disappointed in was the lack of design information and more field detail. Guess it's back to the geometry drawing board. ... Read more

7. Crop Circles
by Carolyn North
Paperback: 96 Pages (2000-12-30)
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Asin: 1579510191
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They have appeared in rice paddies and cornfields, in pine forests and mountain snow. They are complex works of art on a grand scale, yet these mysterious circles are thought to be a hoax. But who could have created 3,000 complicated designs all over the world without leaving behind even one careless footprint? This book explores what is known about crop circles and provides a compelling argument for taking them seriously. ... Read more

8. Crop Circles: Exploring the Designs & Mysteries
by Werner Anderhub, Hans Peter Roth
Paperback: 144 Pages (2002-10-28)
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Asin: 1579902979
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Throughout the world, mysterious patterns have almost magically started appearing in fields--baffling the farmers who own the land and the scientists who examine them. What are these fantastic geometric figures? Who (or what) is creating them? Two journalists specializing in crop circle research provide revealing answers in this bestselling and visually stunning study. A spectacular 30-page pictorial, which presents an eye-catching survey of the contin-uing phenomenon, will fascinate believers and non-believers alike with its surprising beauty, variety, and complexity.
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4-0 out of 5 stars Worth the money, even if all you do is look at the pictures
While living in Europe, I had the unique experience of seeing a crop circle. It doesn't matter whether you believe they are human or alien made, there is no debate about the fact that crop circles are beautiful and this book does a superb job of showing off their beauty.

The photos are great, and the information provided about the history, origins and stories surrounding them is interesting.

Target audience: Conspiracy theorists interested in crop circles, people who love aerial photos of nature and possibly even just people who live near fields of crops --> as you drive by tall fields of crops, you'll look at them a little differently once you've been exposed to the world of crop circles. It might even be a fun gift for a someone who might enjoy trying to 'fake' a crop circle as an activity.

5-0 out of 5 stars Natural Magic
A beautifully illustrated and well-designed book, the pictures and stories elucidate the feelings of wonder and transcendence that surround the crop circle phenomenon. The authors balance their presentation by including true accounts from some ofEngland's leading circle makers. The section on natural laws and geometry is also original and informative.
(Simeon Hein is the author of Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance). ... Read more

9. Crop Circles: A Mystery Solved
by Jenny Randles, Paul Fuller
 Paperback: 256 Pages (1993-08-01)
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Isbn: 0709052677
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This is a study of the phenomenon of crop circles, discussing whether they might be caused by UFOs. Jenny Randles is Britain's only professional ufologist and the author of several books, including Beyond Explanation? and Abduction. Paul Fuller is a member of the British UFO Research Association.
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Jenny Randles is a confirmed "believer" in UFOS; nevertheless, she tends to "call them the way she sees them."She has more recently co-written an entire book (The UFOs That Never Were) debunking certain UFO reports (including Rendlesham, which she earlier endorsed in her book Sky Crash: A Cosmic Conspiracy).

Crop Circles really began in England in the summer of 1980; but it was the 1989 publication of Colin Wilson's and Pat Delgado'sbook Circular Evidence: A Detailed Investigation of the Flattened Swirled Crops that really brought them fame.

The field of "Cerealogy" took a major blow in 1991 when two men, Doug Bower and Dave Chorley came forward to admit that they had created many of these crop circles, and demonstrated (live on TV!) how they did it.But Ufologists pointed out that they certainly couldn't have created ALL of the circles, nor the more elaborate ones appearing more recently.

In the first edition of this book, Randles and Fuller attribute crop circles not explainable by hoaxes to "a fascinating natural phenomena" (that "glows, rotates, and hums due to the presence of electostatic fields") identified by Dr. Terence Meaden; however, in the 1993 Afterword, they conclude that "it seems certain that many (perhaps most) of the recent British crop circles are man-made.....(but) that nobody can reliably distinguish between man-made circles and allegedly 'genuine' ones."

The standard "skeptical" treatment of crop circles is Round in Circles: Poltergeists, Pranksters, and the Secret History of the Cropwatchers; but this book (particularly since written by England's best-known ufologist) is of considerable interest, as well. ... Read more

10. Crop Circles (Mysterious Encounters)
by Jan Burns
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Some things in the world remain mysterious. These things are called phenomenon. They puzzle and fascinate us. Crop circles are one of these mysterious things. (20030401) ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars crop circles mysterious encounters
This is my second crop circle DVD, which I and a group of friends have found facinating. We have decided that this is a friendly, intelligent, spritual entity, that is coming here to help us realize our power to change our ways, and take care of our precious Earth. ... Read more

11. Dowsing the Crop Circles: New Insights into the Greatest of Modern Mysteries
by John Michell
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12. 2011 Crop Circles Calendar
by Moseley Road Publishing
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Long defying explanation, crop circles have terrified--and fascinated--people for centuries. Revel in these eerie, mysterious designs all year long. ... Read more

13. The New Circlemakers Insights into the Crop Circle Mystery
by Andrew Collins
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What is the mystery of the crop circles? Are they manmade or supernatural? Is there a higher intelligence responsible for such creations, and if so, who are they and what are they trying to tell us? Bizarrely, the answer might lie not here on earth, but 37,000 light years away in the constellation of Cygnus, the Northern Cross, where lurks a star perhaps responsible not only for the foundation of the world’s earliest stone monuments but for the emergence of humanity itself. Illustrated with 4-color photos. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A thorough dissemination of the topic and a choice pick
Bored farmers or the supernatural? "The New Circlemakers: Insights into the Crop Circle Mystery" discusses the crop circles with a metaphysical eye upon their roots, stating that crop circles may have similar origins to the likes of Stone Henge. Indeed, the foundation of crop circles just might be in mankind's druidic ancient religions. An intriguing survey for metaphysical readers, "The New Circlemakers" is a thorough dissemination of the topic and a choice pick.

5-0 out of 5 stars so interesting!
I loved this book, it was a fascinating read. The author is obviously well-versed in crop circles. I think he is from the part of the UK where they often occur. It's an interesting subject to me whether they are man-made or otherworldly, or BOTH! ... Read more

14. UFOs, Crop Circles and the Mayan Calendar
by Rob Simone
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Rob Simone has traveled through 27 countries exploring mysterious and sacred places and the un-explained phenomenon that surrounds them. This book examines some of the highlights of Rob's research and experiences. Articles include: UFOs and NASA, The "Sun Ship" of Sweden, Mysteries of the Middle East, Crop Circles, The Mayan Calendar and much more. Including over 50 stunning, some never seen before images and photographs of Egyptian Tombs, stone circles, UFOs, Sacred sites, Jacob's Ladder and more! Rob Simone is an award-winning media personality and accomplished TV and radio producer. Rob hosts a talk show on 104.4 FM London and was recently included in FATE Magazine's "Top 100 Ufologists" list along with Dan Aykroyd and Steven Spielberg. Rob is founder of A.I.R., The Association of Independent Researchers and has been featured in UFO Magazine, FATE Magazine, FOX News, Japan's Nippon TV, China's CCTV and recently on the 2-hour History Channel program "Decoding The Past" ... Read more

15. Vital Signs: A Complete Guide to the Crop Circle Mystery and Why It is Not a Hoax
by Andy Thomas
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Crop circles, those beautiful and complex patterns that are visible from the air in fields around the world, have long fascinated the public, media, and scientific community. Vital Signs is a comprehensive guide for newcomers to these puzzling patterns and an essential history for those who are already intrigued. Illustrated with hundreds of full-color and black-and-white photos, this chronological and photographic history is an accessible discussion of the various crop circle theories, physical and statistical evidence, and the surprising effects these formations have had on observers and researchers. A major feature film on the crop circle phenomenon, Signs, starring Mel Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix is scheduled to open in fall of 2002. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Crop circles
Great book about the year by year history of crop circles as well as a sumation of all the different theories behind crop circles.Also discusses guidelines for judgeing real circles as opposed to hoaxed circles.

5-0 out of 5 stars Superb Photographs, Light on the Text
EDIT of 30 Dec 09 to add pointer to all my reviews:Phi Beta Iota the Public Intelligence Blog now offers all of my reviews sorted into 98 categories including Intelligence Extraterrestial (13 books, all with links back to Amazon) and Consciousness and Social IQ (127 books) and Cosmos & Destiny (15 books).

This is one of two first-rate books on crop circles and their implications for mankind that I recommend.This one is the "coffee table" book, with an absolutely sensational collection of clear color photographs that provide what I believe may be the single best collection of distinct crop circles at distinct times and places on the planet.

This book is however light on the text and the thinking.It should be read in conjunction with Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance by Simeon Hein, Ph.D.

I am persuaded of three things by these books taken together and my various other readings:

1)The Earth is alive and everything on it is a web of life that has a global consciousness--the butterfly effect and the mind over matter effects are real.

2)There exist other forms of intelligence at least equal if not vastly superior to ours elsewhere, and I speculate from some of this reading that we are a "diversity enhancer" for a larger constellation of planets, and that we may also be failing a longer-term test to determine if we are ready for inter-planetary interaction.

3)There are, between books like this and the many very intelligent people that tend NOT to go into politics, clear possibilities for our rising to the challenge.We simply have not focused as a Collective Intelligence or World Brain, and we need to do so before we destroy our planet and our species.

Both books are almost mesmerizing.

5-0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and Thought-Provoking
This is a graphically rich and comprehensive book full of beautiful photos and big ideas. Thomas stimulates our imagination and wonder about this mysterious phenomenon. However, like some other books in this genre, he fails to seriously address the issue of manmade crop formations. Nonewithstanding what some other reviewers on this page have said, manmade formations are a large, signficant, and important part of the crop circle scene. As many of these land art designs produce strange effects, like camera and battery failure, previously attributed only to "genuine" formations, books like Vital Signs need to address this aspect of the mystery, rather than simply dismissing manmade formations as "hoaxes." That being said, readers are bound to find this book a worthwhile and lasting investment.

(Dr. Simeon Hein is the author of OPENING MINDS: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance and PLANETARY INTELLIGENCE: 101 Easy Steps to Energy, Well-Being, and Natural Insight)

5-0 out of 5 stars A Crop Circle Encyclopedia
Vital Signs is the most comprehensive guide to the beautiful and enigmatic crop circles ever written. Andy writes in a very clear and easy to read style, putting together an enormous amount of information, combined with loads of wonderful photos, many of them in color.
This book is a "must read" for any crop circle enthusiast.

5-0 out of 5 stars A definitive history of the crop circles
When Andy Thomas' Vital Signs first came out in its UK edition in 1998, it was quickly seen as one of the best historical surveys of the post-1978 crop circle phenomenon. As a longtime editor of the journal of the Southern Circular Research group (now known as Swirled News at www.swirlednews.com), as well as a top-notch researcher himself, Thomas had been looking long and hard at the crop formations, from every angle, both inside and outside the glyphs. With great persistence, a feisty spirit, and often hilarious drama at such venues as the annual Glastonbury Symposium and the International UFO Congress, Thomas remains one of the fiercest defenders of the true crop circles, and a defender as well of the hard research that's been done on the phenomenon over the years. I'm happy to see that Vital Signs has come out in an updated version in the US, incorporating the glyphs from the intervening years, including the 2001 season. Readers unfamiliar with the first edition will want to buy this version, one of the best overviews of the phenomenon.

Vital Signs begins with a painstaking presentation of the ground-level data, including the unusual layering and swirls of the downed crop, while providing important details of the scientific work that's been done analyzing the effects on the stalks and soil, establishing the reality of the phenomenon beyond all the hoaxing. It then goes elaborately into what's seen from up above: the pictorial shapes and beautiful geometries, uncovering the mathematics encoded in the shapes. Along the way, we also learn of the strange balls of light (BOLs) seen hovering over the fields and of the effects of crop circle energies on electronic equipment and the biological systems of humans and animals. We're treated too to eyewitness accounts of crop circles forming, including the important recent case in Amsterdam when Nancy Talbott-a key scientific researcher and member of the BLT Research Team-along with Robbert van der Broeke, saw three powerful tubes of light descend into a bean field outside the van der Broeke home, only to discover a few minutes later that a structured crop circle had appeared in the field. It's stories like these that lead one to believe that crop circles are a key part of the worldwide UFO phenomenon.

One of the great strengths of Vital Signs is the year-by-year chronology it provides, as well as the beautiful photographic gallery that accompanies the text, including a central color section. It's a chronicle that not only describes the fascinating evolution of the crop formations over the years, but also the rabid atmosphere of controversy that has grown up around them: are they manmade, anomalous, or a mixture of both? How can you tell the real from the hoaxed and what's the percentage of each? Are the simple ones the true phenomenon, or are some of the more complex formations real as well? As Thomas juggles the assertions and denials on both sides of the fence-as well as the natural, supernatural, and ufological theories as to how they're made-what finally emerges is that, if any of them are not manmade (and much evidence supports the idea that many, perhaps most of them are not), then we have a genuine mystery that's growing in scope around the world. However, it's only ongoing, careful research that has the power to cut through the fog of disinformation. Vital Signs is a great introduction for those confronting the crop circles for the very first time, as well as a primary resource for long-time researchers still dazzled by the mysterious signs in the fields.

-Michael Miley is a contributing editor to UFO Magazine (US). ... Read more

16. Crop Circle Cards, The Living Oracle
by Cariel Quinly
Cards: 134 Pages (1998-01-01)
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A powerful living oracle, the Crop Circle Cards bring the language of the crop circles alive in a divination tool used for facilitating self-awareness through higher frequencies and multidimensionality.The Book gives a history of the crop circle phenomenon and gives suggested interpretatons of the 64 cards in the deck. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars More crop circle cards, please!
I have been working with this deck for about 1 year, and the answers are quite helpful and illuminative.It is now one of my favorite divination tools along with The I Ching Workbook by R.L.Wing and Opening Doors Within by Eileen Caddy.I would like to see more crop circle cards (beyond the sixty-four in this deck).

5-0 out of 5 stars There are many things I love about the cards!
"I picked up a pack of divination cards called "Crop Circle Cards."My inner voice said, "Buy them."I did and I studied them.I wasn't seeing through a clear lens at that time but they still seemed to have an uplifting message - each and every one.It also seemed uncanny that whenever I asked a question, the card I drew seemed to be what I needed to read and meditate upon.There are many things I love about the cards, but one thing about them in particular came through as the most important message to me.And that message is that we are all multi-dimensional beings." Chester H. -March 26, 2003

5-0 out of 5 stars These cards are a must!
A Professional Tarot Reader and Author of "Walking With The Wise" writes:
"If you are looking for answers, The Crop Circles cards are an incredible source for spiritual enlightenment. In an instant you will receive clear and concise answers that will move energy and transformation all areas of your life. I use them with clients and have amazing results. These cards are a must have for the true seeker of peace and renewal." March 26, 2003

4-0 out of 5 stars Makes You Think with Your Third Ear
Crop circles really intrigue me, and this set of cards has helped me focus on each crop circle individually.Do they really talk?...well, they sure seemed to address issues in my life, and my friend's life as well - they were amazing!However, I like using Tarot cards and Runes and dowsing rods and the Ouiji board, so I just plain like this kind of stuff.If they weren't any good, I'd say so, but they were.And since they're not "tarot", they won't be scarey to anybody who shys away from such stuff.

4-0 out of 5 stars Oddly Enough This DOES Seem to Be a Living Oracle
I got this deck and book set because I'm interested in crop circles and also in oracle cards. Yeah, yeah, yeah...the box said it was a "Living Oracle." Aren't they all? It was shrink-wrapped at the store where I got it and so I couldn't actually see the cards or the book that comes with this deck. When I got the set home and unwrapped it, I really thought I paid way too much for it and I felt like it was a rip off. The 64 cards are black and white and have simple graphics. The4" x 4" cards are even kind of cheap looking. My set has a couple of cards on which the ink is a bit smudged. The box says it contains a "134 page Guidebook." Sounds impressive but the book is printed in very large type and measures only 4" x 5 1/4". At first I really thought it was a cheesy little thing. There are several different lay-outs in this book as well as upright and reversed descriptions for the meanings of the cards. Each card has a different crop circle pattern. The author had a "multidimensional encounter" in 1988. She was mandated to produce a special healing oracle system. Evidently, the Sirians are behind this. The cards are supposed to "quickly access a client's unconscious and higher-Self in order to accelerate Self-awareness, transformation, and healing" according to Ms. Quinly. Well, I don't mind telling you, when I read that statement as well as a few of the stated meanings for the cards, I was just rolling my eyes. My friend and I who both read Tarot professionally were just laughing our heads off and mockingly singing the Led Zeppelin tune as we laid out the "Stairway to Heaven" spread that's in the book. But guess what...these cards are astonishing...they TALK!The spreads that we have done using these cards are amazingly insightful and articulate. People grasp the meanings for their lives with clarity and ease. Even though I was prepared to sell these puppies at a rummage sale at first, I now really enjoy and respect this deck.The book's language is so New Agey that it still just makes me laugh but weirdly enough it's right on. I am enchanted by the whole crop circle phenomenon. I think these mysterious and mystical symbols DO speak to our unconscious. These cards take those enigmatic symbols and place them conveniently at our disposal. I recommend this set of cards and book. Keep an open mind and I think you will be pleasantly surprised as I was when you see how well they work. ... Read more

17. Crop Circles: An Art of our Time
by Mary Carroll Nelson
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Since the late 1970s, crop circles have been appearing in grain fields all across the globe, but especially in Southern England. These large graphic designs are created through the contrast between the light-catching, flattened grain, swirled to the ground, and the darker grain left standing in the fields. The beauty of the art can be seen in its entirety from the air, and such space-filling, dynamic patterns are evidence that creative, intelligent CircleMakers are intentionally marking the Earth. But why they do it and who they are remain mysteries. In Crop Circles, Mary Nelson speculates on possible answers to these questions.

Nelson takes the view that crop circles are a new art form. The record of civilization can be read through a study of art history. Today, CircleMakers are using land as a canvas. She asks, what do crop circles reveal about our own period? Are these huge artworks alerting us to increase our awareness, to follow an elevated path, more spiritual and less material, more in harmony and less adversarial, more of a circle than a box, so that humanity can at last fulfill its evolutionary destiny instead of destroying itself?

In Crop Circles Nelson combines the viewpoint of an art historian with that of artist and seeker to probe the connection between the crop formations and developments in contemporary thought.

There is also a special hardcover edition available with a linen slipcase and accompanied by original artwork by Mary Carroll Nelson. ... Read more

18. Crop Circles, Gods and Their Secrets: History of Mankind, Written in the Grain
by Robert J. Boerman
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A Dutch crop circle researcher decodes recent crop circles applying ancient Sumerian and numerology. In this engaging, well-illustrated book, both scientific and historical, the author links two separate crop circles, both near Alton Barnes in England, each containing an old Hebrew inscription and a Double Helix. They yield the name of the 'maker', his message, important facts and the summary of human history. This information finally cracks the crop circle code, which communicates the true history of mankind and the return of the 12th Planet. Read who the gods were and how they are still here to prepare us for the coming dimensional transformation in 2012. Chapters include:

* The Seven Seals of Atlantis

* Planet X: Nibiru

* The Cross

* Symbol of Nibiru

* Genetic Manipulation

* The Sexagesimal System of Numbers

* Is the Great Pyramid Older than 10,450 BC?

* 12 Strands of DNA?

* 52: The Game of Thoth

* Tellurium

* Gematrian Numbers

* A Return of the Gods in 2012?

* Proof of a 12th Planet? ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Interesting ideas overwhelmed by poor scholarship
This is a book that posits that crop circles are the creation of Ptah, the Ancient Egyptian creator god of Memphis.Specifically, the author believes that Ptah is trying to communicate to the Earth and its inhabitants that we are undergoing a physical change.According to the author this shift will return our DNA to its previous 12 strands, rather than the current 2 strands.

His basis for believing this DNA manipulation is happening now rests largely on his assumption that the number of circles in certain crop formations can be converted into letters and words of the Hebrew language.Because the Hebrew language is simultaneously syllabic, vocabularic and numeric, the author associates the number of patterns directly with Hebrew words.So, for example, the author takes the 89 circles in one crop circle formation and proceeds to go crazy with verbal possibilities.First 89 is converted into the word associated with 8.Then 9.Then the mirror image of the numbers are converted.But 8 + 9 = 17 so the word for 17 is used.The actual length of certain formations becomes radically significant to the author. And he explains that certain Platonic sacred numbers are contained in the measurements of the Circles.And Gematrian numbers, too.And, and, and...to me this is "pattern recognition" run horribly awry.What I mean by that is that there are literally dozens of pages of mathematical manipulations that seem like a data mining exercise extraordinaire.Because the author wants to find something in the crop circles he finds it.

But as readers we don't find anything of substance out.Instead we are treated to a meandering narrative with many disparate threads that are never satisfactorily linked together.Ugh!This book could have stood a good editor.As it is, it feels like the author's personal notebooks of crop circle noodlings printed verbatim.Double ugh!If there is a spiritual question, the author feels the mathematics he has uncovered in the crop circles contains the answer.In my opinion, this stretches credulity.

I give the book 2 stars because I do feel that the crop circles contain important information and I appreciate the author sharing with the public his beliefs.However, I think this book falls far short of demonstrating that the author has discovered anything other than the complex inner workings of his own mind.

4-0 out of 5 stars Food for thought
Quite a bold effort at unraveling the crop circle phenomena, written by an enthusiast, not a debunker or professional scholar. He assembles evidence to postulate that crop circles are not merely decorative, but contain specific messages, or prophecies, encoded into their designs. For the most part, these messages are connected with the transformation of human DNA to allow a dimensional, or frequency, shift to occur. This concept will be a familiar one to New Agers who know it as 'ascension". There may be something to this, but the author falls way short of proving his case. ... Read more

19. The Hypnotic Power of Crop Circles
by Bert Janssen
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The hypnotic effects and unexpected meanings of crop circle geometry. Crop circle patterns have fascinated people all overthe world for decades. Although the phenomenon is surrounded by many mysteries, the huge, unfamiliar and powerful shapes are mostintriguing. These shapes, in fact, can have a hypnotizing effect on those who gaze at them. But why? * What makes these shapes socompelling? * Why do these patterns have such strong effect on people? * What are the patterns attempting to communicate? An illustrated,magical journey through the miracles of crop circle geometry. Illustrated with color photos. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars A brief geometrical analysis, but little else
I actually wanted to give this book 3.5 stars, for reasons you'll see below, but the facts are simple.

1) This is a very short book.The Appendix begins on page 117.

2) The book's one saving grace is the author's interesting analysis of the geometry of the circles.It's quite satisfying to see a diagram starting from scratch, with the addition of a circle here, a pentagon there, a circle here, etc. ending up with a complete replication of the crop circle under discussion.

3) Aside from the geometrical analysis (which I found compelling), the remainder of the book is little more than a brief diary of a few visits of the Dutch author to a few well-known circles.

4) For padding, there's a nice six-page spread of color photographs, with absolutely no analysis.

I love that the author took the time to do some geometry to figure out how to recreate some of the more famous circles, and for that I give this book kudos.The rest of the book is not very interesting, though, and I've read many other clearly superior books.For one, it seems like the book was self-published and in need of a professional editor.It almost seems like the author had some good ideas and diagrams, presented them and explained them, then completely ran out of time and/or steam toward the end.The final 30 pages are mostly throwaway references to photographs of circles.

I recommend "The New Circlemakers" and "The Gift" instead.

4-0 out of 5 stars Crop Circles - Inside and Out
The book shows how the external geometry of the crop circles is formed from the internal geometry, and how one element of a crop circle determines the rest of the formation.(Trust me, the math here is not overwhelming.) The author does this through the "construction technique" method, re-constructing the formations through basic geometry, and building on a basic pattern.The appendix covers the geometry going from two-fold to nine-fold geometry.

The author is a bit over dramatic at times, but the complexity of crop circles, not limited to their mathematics, is exciting. When someone like Bert Janssen does find a link between these formations, it's got to be major accomplishment.The book also has some great glossy photos of crop circles.

Definitely a book worth having.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most intriguing and highly recommended!
This magnificent book takes you on a journey through "crop circle world", a complete and unique world of its own. It has been excitingly and passionately written. It holds your attention, even if you are not into geometry! The best thing about it is the author's conclusions, that he dares to draw through his decade of work on these miraculous designs. His conclusions change your view on this world, on reality itself. No other author has ever discovered what Bert Janssen discovered, and no one has ever had the guts to write it all down and share it with the world! Absolutely highly recommended!!! ... Read more

20. Opening Minds: A Journey of Extraordinary Encounters, Crop Circles, and Resonance
by Simeon Hein
Paperback: 206 Pages (2002-08-01)
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Opening Minds is about a social scientist's voyage into the world of non-ordinary, multidimensional energy phenomena.The book is both an examination of the limited belief systems intrinsic to existing mechanistic worldviews and an exploration of emerging new paradigms based on subtle-energy sciences.New discoveries in physics, combined with a greater awareness of extraordinary phenomena that surround us, challenge our traditional beliefs in the mechanistic universe of Sir Isaac Newton.Research into remote viewing, crop circles, and extraterrestrials shows our world to be vibrant, multidimensional, and mysterious.The author shows us how we can connect with this infinite universe. Read how many crop circles are made from first-hand accounts! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking
This audio book is excellent. It's based on the notion that human knowledge is much more limited than we'd like to think. Because of this problem we're likely to ignore information that doesn't fit with our current preconceptions. We're even unaware of possible limitations on our ability to understand some kinds of phenomena.

Our approach to science often requires us to build on existing knowledge. To the extent that this knowledge is incorrect, so are the conclusions we make. Until we begin to take the approach that Dr. Hein does here and entertain new and different ideas, we are likely to continue to delude ourselves about the extent and breadth of human knowledge.

1-0 out of 5 stars A Disappointing Debut
Having read the compelling hard copy version of "Opening Minds," I had high hopes that the audio book would complement the written book.However, my hopes were dashed within five minutes of listening to Dr. Hein.How could a man who has given such excellent radio and television interviews morph into what sounded like a beginning reader?

Because "Opening Minds" is more of a scholarly work than a literary one, I anticipated that Dr. Hein would depart from the text to speak about the thought processes that prompted his creation of the book.Also, he might have added some personality and warmth to the pieces by adding anecdotal commentary and user friendly explanations of the complex concepts presented.Alas, the highly original and creative sound track that Dr. Hein composed to accompany his voice cannot make up for his verbatim, slow paced, and lumbering reading.In this audio book there is no sense that Dr. Hein feels any passion about this subject and, consequently, none is generated in the listener.

It seemed that Dr. Hein was as bored with this task as I was listening to him.

5-0 out of 5 stars Educational and Entertaining, Highly Resonant
I thoroughly enjoyed the Opening Minds audio book. It has an even mixture of educational and entertaining material and the music helps move things along. Having read the book, it was fascinating to revisit these ideas again, listening to Dr.Hein as the narrator, guiding the listener through all these challenging topics. The production quality is excellent. I disagree with the reviewer below. That person obviously has never heard books on tape! Dr Hein couldn't have done better unless he sang it, for heaven's sake. The main thing a narrator needs is clarity and time for listener to absorb the info, appropriate pauses, etc. He did that. His voice is excellent and I loved it.The content is totally worthwhile: a good balance between scholarly and informal. How great to have Opening Minds in audio format for those of us on the go.

1-0 out of 5 stars Dreadful Audio Book/Excellent Bonus Features
Hein narrates his first book, Opening Minds, in an amateurish, monotonous and anesthetizing drone that would cure the most resistant case of insomnia.Hein's unimaginative original sound track does not hide the fact that he has obvious difficulties in pronouncing his own text nor does it off-set the awkward pauses that punctuate the entire work.

The bonus features are the saving grace of this entire recording.The Bashar and Mother Earth channeling sessions will delight fans of both entities.Hein's acoustic selections run the gamut from well produced elevator music to the beautifully sublime voice of vocalist Elisa Brown. His radio and television interviews are engaging, informative and fun.Its a shame that Hein did not choose to narrate his audio book with the same authenticity that resonates in these vibrant interviews.

5-0 out of 5 stars Opened My Mind to Some Extraordinary Phenomena
Dr Hein presents an exciting audio version of his book Opening Minds. I loved the book, but the audio version iseven more excellent. Dr. Hein has an abundance of resonance in his voice that comes through to the listener.
The books presents many of out-of-the-ordinary, paradigm-shifting, and mind-opening true experiences. I especially enjoyed Dr. Hein's own musical soundtrack that accompanies the text.

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