|Circles of Light
Casting a Healing Glow
It is rare these days to find anyone who has not seen photos
of the stunning array of crop circles that have been appearing
around the world for the past 30 years or so. Indeed, as
any number of publications on the topic will attest, the
complexity of their shapes and patterns has evolved, particularly
over the last decade, into a veritable smorgasbord of art
forms tied to Sacred Geometry.
In many ways, the huge crop circles seem to be related to
the crosses of light which have been discovered around the
world since 1988. These have generally appeared in regular
frosted-glass windows and they cast a healing glow on those
people and communities that they grace. Since 1997, however,
there is "a new kid on the block." Indeed, circular patterns
of concentrated light have been seen to glow on buildings
across the northwestern United States and beyond.
J. D. Rabbit, a U.S. correspondent for Share International magazine,
has documented this new occurrence since its inception and
collected photos of several buildings with circles of light. "Far
from a fleeting occurrence," she states, "the phenomenon
has continued to proliferate. Circles of light have lately
been found in several European countries Germany,
Austria, Switzerland and in Australia and Argentina." "Our
reporting contacts are limited," she says, "so
it is pointless to try to number how many there are. Id
guess way over 100,000 by now. A big building can reflect
dozens, and theyre all over New York City and Boston,
"The circles of light are best seen in full sunlight," Rabbit
explains, "when the sunlight strikes a window at a fairly
perpendicular angle and then reflects onto a suitable flat
surface closely opposite. The angle of the sun and the angle
of its reflection determine where the light circle is seen." "It
is also worth noting," she adds, "that there is
a variety of patterns and shapes that appear within the circle,
some common like an "X" or a figure of eight, others
more rare, like the Sacred Geometry figure known as the vesica
pisces or Flower of Life. At first, there were about
eight basic shapes, but as with the crop circle pictographs,
more recent ones have been different and more complex. Perhaps
they share a common origin."
Some circles of light are seen only in the early morning;
others appear at midday or late afternoon for a few hours;
others can only be seen in spring and fall. Some have been
observed in the same place for several years, while others
appear for a while and then vanish. Because this is a phenomenon
of light, however, the designs can change or evaporate over
as little as fifteen minutes. Circles have appeared on huge
buildings, like the hotel in Denver whose outside walls were
covered in them in November 2000. If a building is large
and has many windows, there will be multiple reflections,
and these may range from distinct forms like an "X" to
reflections that are simply window-shaped or round but brighter
than normal. Circles of light have also appeared on sidewalks,
bedroom walls, automobiles or passing buses, clothing, and
in one reported instance, on a mans shirt as he went
Physicists who have examined this phenomenon note that in
order to produce such a focused image, the windowpane would
need to take on an extreme curvature or concavity, as much
as several millimeters, which is not evident under normal
observation. The extreme force needed to produce such a bending
deformation would certainly threaten the integrity of the
glass itself. Furthermore, sheets of glass are not normally
flat but slightly wavy due to the solidifying process during
fabrication. This "waviness" is random, which makes
it very unlikely to result in straight interference (i.e.
straight lines such as the patterns produce in the image).
Finally, the limits of coherence in sunlight itself (its
coherent length is 1 micrometer) would not allow it to reflect
without fuzziness on such a large scale. This means in sum
that the shapes within the circular reflections cannot, from
a physical point of view, be caused by mere focusing of light.
Based on the physical evidence to date, investigators in
Ljubljana, Slovenia have raised at least three important
questions for which there are, as yet, no answers: (1) Why
would light circles sometimes appear as reflections from
some windowpanes only, and sometimes as reflections from
all windows of a building? (2) Why, if a windowpanes
surface is concave, does there appear an additional form
like a bright "X" in the center of a round reflection?
(3) Why would the concave surfaces appear in such masses
British author Benjamin Creme claims that a wave of "signs" (including
the crop circles, the crosses of light and the circles of
light) has been deliberately created across all cultures
and religions and is proliferating now to help create a climate
of expectancy, as millions worldwide view these unexplained
and yet dazzling phenomena. Creme believes they herald the
emergence onto the world scene of the Lord Maitreya, the
Christ returned as World Teacher for the Age of Aquarius.
There is an impressive body of evidence to substantiate Cremes
claim, some of which can be found on the Internet at www.themiraclespage.org and www.share-international.org.
Whatever their mysterious origin or raison dêtre,
it is worth considering these beautiful gifts of light and
watching for them in the course of everyday life.
Todd Lorentz teaches Buddhism at the University of Alberta
in Edmonton and is currently pursuing graduate studies in
Nondualism. For more information on the miracles or the emergence
of Maitreya, the author can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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