Monday, 7 July 2008

One of the most graceful...

... crop circles ever designed has appeared in Switzerland. A truly beautiful glyph, fresh with Marian resonance; adding to the growing significance of mainland Europe as circle territory. (Germany has also had a rich circle harvest.) Here she is:

2 comments:

anadæ said...

Gorgeous! An elfin pentacle if ever there were one! The whole Scandinavian & Germanic regions, rife with their ancient tales of elves, a regional colloquialism of which is "der Hulder Volk", meaning "the Hidden People", should, by its very nature, generate more of these.

Perhaps it is the very repopularisation OF the elf in pop culture, thanks to the literary efforts of the likes of Ring mythos icon & Oxford scholar J.R.R. Tolkien, the ongoing adventures of R.A. Salvatore's maverick Drow (subterranean elf) Drzzt Do'Urden, and Laurell K. Hamilton's Meredith "Merry Gentry" NicEssus series, that have touched off the slumberinf elfin archetype.

There's a good article on modernday elves & a point of pilgrimage of theirs in the July 2008 (issue 236) of the internationally acclaimed magazine (well, in paranormal circles at any rate!) FORTEAN TIMES. I found another group of such individuals, the Eald of the Silver Elves, over at sonic.net/~elves/

Ben Fairhall said...

Greetings Anadae! Thank you for your highly informative comments.

Sir, I have misplaced your e-mail address, after my old Googlemail ID was foreclosed. Would you mind dropping me a line at my new address of bc.fairhall@gmail.com? I am particularly keen to discuss my pending trip to NYC, where I am very much hoping we can meet.


ATB, my elven friend,
Ben