The "snake" formation at Alton Barnes

Regarding the "snake-formation" at East Field 2,
Alton Barnes, Wiltshire on June 12th, 1999.

After having studied the photos of this formation on Internet, and having read the field-reports from The Crop Circular, Crop Circle Connector and The Noise room, I'd like to give my contribution, for those who may be interested.

The Crop Circular says the formation seems to have collapsed simultaneously, has charred lower stems and intricate weaving. See Furthermore, Freddy Silva has made a dowsing study of three sets of energy-lines in the formation. See

The Noise Room says the crop braids in the tail.

At the Crop Circle Connector, Stuart Dike says there's wild grass within the crop, partially effected, partially standing; fluidity; sunburst centres at the intersections; and two directional flows intersecting down the main axis. Benjamin Compson at the same sight, says it was messy, as if made in a rush; at the "head", he got a headache and felt electric.

See photos at - and

From personal experience and also reading, I know that during the kundalini-rush which occurs from the more extreme practice of meditation, yoga, other spiritual practices, or sometimes involuntarily through physical accidents or sickness, the extremely strong rush of hot electical energy from the "root centre" of the body at the bottom of the spine and beneath the sexual organs - proceeds in spiralling convolutions from bodily nerve-centre to centre, through the main nerve-system in and around the spine,at its peak very fast, up through the pineal center to the pituitary gland - where it explodes through the head, out from the "crown centre" (the body's super-gland in the head), during which one enters a new irreversible set of layers of reality, which is added to the usual reality of our daily senses. For example,various classic "psychic powers" arise spontansously, as a bi-product of this process. This is called the "rising of kundalini", and is well-described in the literature.

The snaky waves, the top and bottom circles as "centres", the rushed collapse, the fine structure in the "snake's" head, the electricity and headache, the heat involved, the sunburst centres on the way up, the fluidity, the two directional flows (kundalini moves upwards and then retreats down) - and most of all, the formation's appearance from the air, which easily reminds someone who's experienced this process, at once of kundalini - all support this interpretation. Against this interpretation, to my knowledge, there is no described system of centres which has precisely 9 intermediate waves going from the root to the crown. Kundalini, although rarely known of in the West, is one of the most powerful systematic energy systems we humans contain, and thus perhaps the fitting object of a formation aimed at us.

Now since the serpent of Quetzalcoatl was evidently celebrated at Teotihuacan that very night, I suggest that if it closely resembles the formation (I couldn't find any pictures of this serpent-god at the library), that also that snake is a kundalini-symbol, as this biological process for the individual's development of higher consciousness is not culturally limited or time-limited, and must surely have been known to the Aztec mythmakers or priesthood as well.

Joe Mason, whose several articles on the relations between various chakras and crop-circles are found on his website , contributes this excerpt from Moira Timms' book, "Beyond Prophecies and Predictions" (p. 256):

"The name Quetzalcoatl is derived from the quetzal bird of Guatemala and Mexico. The quetzal had golden-green and scarlet plumage, and was considered the most beautiful of all birds. "Quetzal" also means precious. "Coatl" is serpent. In the Maya language, "Kukulcan" means approximately the same thing. According to Hunbatz Men, "Ku" is sacred, God. "Kul" is coccyx, the base of the spine, where latent spiritual energy resides. "Can" means serpent. "Kukulcan" therefore is synonymous with "kundalini" - which is what the Kukulcan/Quetzalcoatl archetype is all about, of course. To be iconographically correct, however, the god Quetzalcoatl is not himself the feathered serpent, but the one who emerges from the serpent, just as the spirit emerges from the body through the top of the head, and the Morning Star emerges from the horizon."

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