A great power has arisen, directing thoughts and perception in a certain direction towards a more complete and satisfactory view of reality than the modern conventions of materialism have previously allowed. Gently, subtly, with no disturbance or panic, we are being guided across a watershed, from one worldview to another. And this is in no way arbitrary, but a purposeful process, in accordance with the interests of eternal nature and the necessities of the present. We now can see something of what the ancients meant when they spoke of revelation.– John Michell, author of twelve books, specialist in sacred geometry
I made a sweet little film. I meant for it to charm you and to fascinate you. And to make you think about the big picture. What if we are not alone? Not science fiction. Really. It wouldn’t be just a passing news event but a seismic adjustment that would change us forever:
What On Earth?
Against the backdrop of the breathtaking crop circle phenomenon, storyteller Suzanne Taylor engages with an array of people who devote much of their lives to it. This fascinating community of visionary artists, scientists, philosophers, mathematicians, and educators from around the world, who converge on southern England each summer when the circles are appearing, paint pictures of the creative genius being expressed in farmlands as they try to make sense of why they are being delivered and how the world can ignore such wonders.
Although “real” crop circles can’t be made by people, the objective of the film isn’t to convince viewers of this. That would take a whole other movie. As far as figuring out how crop circles get here, the film doesn’t do that, either. We don’t know where the deliveries come from or the method by which they are sent. We just know that every year we get scores of them in some 40 countries around the world.
The film shows how intelligent the source is – how it runs rings around us, dazzling us with communications that let us see how brainy it is. Also, the movie deals with how the circles make us think about life. What is real? What is art? What is the nature of proof? What are the limitations of science? What is the place of humanity in the cosmos? “These are all big questions, and we don’t have a forum for big questions today,” says John Martineau, the brilliant geometer who showed the world there is a mathematical teaching being delivered in these crop formations.
You will see that we cannot dismiss the possibility that we are being visited by a non-human agency. And you’ll come away from the movie thinking about what that would do for us. If we knew we were not the only intelligence in the universe, we would be one humanity in relation to “the other,” and, as someone in the movie says, “That could be what saves this civilization.”
Visit WhatOnEarthTheMovie.com for more on the movie and links to information on crop circles.
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