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Allyson Grey, another panelist, makes beautiful art, too

Look at this artwork by Allyson Grey, the wife of Alex, for whom I did this post. The underlying sacred  geometry of the circles, which is the design of the universe, is in good part what makes them so beautiful to our eyes, and there’s a lot of reflection of that in Allyson’s work. Allyson and Alex both were on the panel for screenings last night at the QUAD Cinema, where they added a lot of class!

Audiences have been loving the movie and have stayed for the panels afterwards, which have gone on until we’ve had to  leave. I’d shipped a lot of DVDs and I’ve sold them all!

Audience reaction has been particularly satisfying in that a lot of people didn’t know about the circles. I didn’t make the movie to entertain “us,” but to open other people’s eyes, and this has been the first chance on a large scale to see how that goes.There have been people all along who’ve shown it to skeptical relatives or friends and turned them around, but the impact on people who got there without any biased recommendation has been particularly gratifying.




Little Miracle: A Good Review in the NY Times

This is the first time in a decade that the NY Times has even mentioned the circles. Hopefully it is at least a small sign of more openness to what lies beyond ordinary reality. Whatever else, it is a great boon to the movie and to the circles. It already has opened some doors. As the owner of the QUAD Theater, where it having a week’s run, said, ”The review you got in the New York Times this morning you couldn’t buy for a million bucks.” Even the links in the review are good!






NYTimes crop circle




‘What on Earth?’ Probes Mysteries of Crop Circles

Published: April 21, 2011
A cheery, chummy documentary about the pastoral patterns inaccurately described as crop circles, Suzanne Taylor’s “What on Earth?” musters a gaggle of enthusiasts to dish on the phenomenon.

They’re a diverse bunch — farmers and philosophers, scientists and a singer-songwriter — and Ms. Taylor, a former actress who first became involved with the group in the early 1990s, uses her familiarity to encourage them to open up. Merging homey interviews with photographs and film of the hundreds of varieties of patterns (which pop up mysteriously overnight and are found all over the world), the film makes no pretense of objectivity or analysis. Everyone on screen — most sporting little blue flowers in their lapels, like a club insignia — is convinced of an intelligence behind the designs.

“I knew that something beyond the beyond was going on,” one interviewee says, echoing the metaphysical beliefs of many circle fans. But it’s the film’s geometrists who enthrall most, revealing that many of the shapes — one of which famously made the cover of a 1990 Led Zeppelin album — hold entirely new answers to Euclidean problems.

Set mainly in the bucolic beauty of Wiltshire, England (a hotbed of circle activity), “What on Earth?” touches on famous hoaxes and enjoys a brief visit to the conspiracy-theory place.

The film’s main attractions, though, are the patterns themselves: fantastically precise whorls and curlicues, radiolaria and mandalas that drift across the screen like the endlessly reforming crystals in a kaleidoscope. Whether designed by nature or by little green men, they make you want to believe.


Opens on Friday in Manhattan.

Produced and directed by Suzanne Taylor, edited by Mary Duprey; music by Bruce Hanifan; released by Mighty Companions. At the Quad Cinema, 34 West 13th Street, Greenwich Village. Running time: 1 hour 21 minutes. This film is not rated.

Charles Lawrence, my panelist: Carrying the voice of the natives

I have been acquiring moderators and panelists for Q&As after the two evening shows during my New York run of What On Earth? Inside the Crop Circle Mystery. Some people are circle authorities and some are people who are tuned into the larger reality to which the circles are doorways. I am still adding to the panels so would love to get suggestions. (Here’s the Press Release for New York, that talks about the panels: http://theconversation.org/press-release-2011-03-10.)

I got to the wondrous Charles Lawrence thanks to Elissa Zimmerman. A wondrous being herself, Elissa lives in my neck of the woods, and recently became a friend when I looked into who had bought ten DVDs!

Charles Lawrence

Here are some quotes that touch my heart from an interview with Charles that is introduced this way:

Charles Lawrence, world traveler, former psychologist and businessman whose life took a new course when he experienced a paranormal event. He was adopted and baptized by the Hopi Indians some 20 years ago. The spokesman of the native thought came to Finland for the celebration of the Finnish association “Four Winds”.

Charles Lawrence: Carrying the voice of the natives

“I am leading people out of the confines of domestication into more authentic lives.”

“I am far more focused on being spirited, not spiritual. Radical aliveness is not vacuous spirituality.”

“There are the directions: the wind, the air, the earth, the fire, the water. They are in divine, dynamic participation. Every indigenous culture has this, only this nightmare came along called the western way and disrupted their whole understanding of unity, cohesion and energy all working together.”

“To me there is a difference between so-called “healing” and “creating”, they are contrasting. I worked for many years as a co-healer. I now prefer to stimulate creativity in people. You may call it healing but to me it is helping to inspire, guide that person to go on and live their life in a new way. The Navajo don’t call it healing, because there is nothing to heal. They just put that person back into the original alignment where everything is always positive and healthy.”

“We come to this world, we touch many lives, and one of the big problems, which either Jesus or his followers messed up, is not about treating your neighbour, but to treat yourself the way you want to be treated.”