I’ve been ensconced down in Dorset for a week now doing CGI work at the gate. The energy down here is pure and joyous. There are no undercurrents or people with agendas to speak of and the locals have embraced this amazing CC event with a fresh and untainted perspective, welcomed it and are incorporating it into their social calendar. The farmer’s mother baked me a cake yesterday, which gives you an idea. It is so refreshing and a great relief after all the political nonsense that has prevailed in Wiltshire for so long and came to a head last season. Nonsense is still persisting this season as all the precious contenders fight to protect their own interests. It feels very sad.
Being away and having an opportunity to reflect is useful as one is not caught up in the heat of it all. I see something unravelling, falling apart, something that is well overdue. It is common knowledge within the CC community that which is brought unto the CCs is amplified, made more and this now actually seems to be happening in Wiltshire. There have been no credible or significant CCs up there to date and the one they did get their hands on has now been trashed by persons unknown. A long time trader and dis-informer has now been made to look a complete fool and put into a position whereby he is operating out of a metal cargo container in the grounds of a well-known pub in The Vale which …wait for it…has a black shop window mannequin standing on the roof!
This I find quite disturbing actually despite sounding amusing. This setup hardly resonates well with the spirit of the CCs as it feels and looks very ‘dark’.
A scheme to peddle so called ‘crop circle permits’ by a Dutch woman just refuses to work for a second year after being advised from the beginning the formulation was quite unworkable. This scheme was media hyped and not surprisingly it was backed by all the long-time CC people with vested/commercial interests who are now I imagine, or should be, becoming somewhat disillusioned by this folly. They were all understandably protective of this scheme but really weren't bargaining on failure. I really don't think they sold many 'permits' though as the one you see here is just that...numero uno brought down to me in Dorset where it should never have been in the first place!
So, Wiltshire wise, the house of cards really does seem to be a ’falling down. Most of the front line characters involved I have to say seem to be more interested in themselves and money than the evolution, beauty and message of the CCs. None of them can see the sense of CGI, or have conveyed this to me and have never shown an interest, yet it is the scheme that is working well. I find this very interesting.
Dorset on the other hand is all positivity and light…all good energies. It’s almost as if the Circlemakers have had enough of all this ‘people nonsense’ and are choosing to place their work where people are more receptive and untainted by bad energies. Like darkness and light, love and hate the light and love, in the long run as we all know, will prevail. Perhaps this shift is the real meaning of 2012, a renaissance towards more purity, a rebirth.