I have always ignored the whole crop circle scene, but Colin Andrews recently gave a solid overview (even defense) of the phenomenon. I've heard him on other shows, and he's always impressed me as a reliable researcher. As always, I give more weight to the field researchers (as opposed to the armchair dabblers, like me). He had the lucky break of being financed for a couple of years by closet paranormalist Laurance Rockefeller, who, before he passed away, tried to do the impossible--pin down the UFO phenomenon. In other words, Andrews did real scientific research on crop circles, which awaits replication (although this may have already been performed by the MOD).
I'd really like to get his DVD "Conscious Circles," mostly to hear his fortuitous recording of a strange interruption of a 1977 BBC broadcast by an anomalous "voice," supposedly heard by "millions"; I'm almost sure that I read about this at the time in "Fate" magazine. If I have any feeble talent, it's in hearing. I have wasted the bulk of my life listening to (not to mention, downloading, buying, or recording) things, and I think I can hear aspects of audio that most may overlook.
Andrews discussed several intriguing anomalies that seem to be not only truly strange, but properly vetted.
Andrews argues that the crop circle phenomenon is associated with an effort by "someone" to advance human consciousness. (I hope he is right.) He alluded to the persistent theme of much New Age, paranormal, as well as indigenous philosophy--the cataclysms that are predicted to occur in this century.
I've argued that such predictions have historically proven to be wrong. Still, they persist, and they continue to surface in a number of personal visions and premonitions. As someone who has followed these predictions for 30-plus years, I think it's interesting that they have always proved to be both incorrect and persistent.
So, as I was listening to Andrews, I began to wonder if these predictions (as well as mass unconscious forebodings) of earth cataclysms were part of the same attempts by "someone" to change human consciousness.
The earth cataclysms seen by many may well occur; or, they may not, if the race takes a certain path. Implicit in such visions is the requirement that we, collectively, change our ways, swiftly. It reminds me very much of the apocalyptic prophesies that Jehovah pronounced on the children of Israel. Those predictions were designed to modify behavior (as well as replenish the coffers of the priestly caste).
The phenomenon of prophesy may be a core aspect of our collective memory as well as a historical tool to tweak human consciousness. In our heavily materialistic age, we believe that we are victims of a material reality that we barely control. But what if our material experience is a function of our consciousness? What if the the human collective consciousness not only influences, but determines, the future?
In such a model, tweaking human consciousness becomes supremely important. Predicting disasters that subsequently do not materialize may be a tool needed to modify our collective consciousness.
Andrews also alluded briefly to the fact that Earth's population will soon reach seven billion. I immediately wondered if there might be some invisible trigger: When Earth's population passes a certain limit, a change of consciousness would be triggered. Quite possible.