Peter van den Burg is a 49 year old crop circle researcher with an undying fascination for crop circles, their geometric properties and how they relate to the landscape. He is a respected and acclaimed crop circle geometrist and works closely with other crop circle researchers like Karen Alexander.
Peter got hooked on crop circles after stumbling on the Terje Tøftenes documentary on Norwegian Televison in 2007. He immediately started collecting all information on crop circles he could get.
His fascination for geometry stems from Peter’s fondness of things measurable and quantifiable. For him spirituality needs to be grounded in reality. And geometry is the anchor that secures him from floating away. Peter is fascinated how deciphering crop circles, geometry and the relation to the surrounding landscape endlessly unearths deeper layers of information.
Living and working in healthcare in Norway means that he has only seen one crop circle up close to date. That was in Skien in Norway in 2012. It was a strange experience. Although the crop circle had all sighns of being a genuine one, he couldn’t bring himself to declare it as such. As if he was held back by some unseen force. So visiting Wiltshire is on top of his bucket list.
The advantage of living in Norway is that there is plenty of authentic nature around. For Peter, being surrounded by nature and consciously experiencing the change of the seasons is a spiritual experience. It makes him aware that the world doesn’t revolve around himself and that there is more to reality than just the world that the eye can see. In such a world there is room for a phenomenon like crop circles.
In this presentation he will give examples of the relation crop circles have with the tramlines in the fields. And he will show how some formations can be better understood when seen in the context of nearby architecture. Often this relationship is associated with Neolithic monuments, but neo-classical or contemporary architecture can be equally fascinating.
The placement of crop circles in the surrounding landscape in no coincidence. There is a definite relationship between the crop circles and various landmarks that can either be close, like tramlines or further away like trees, hills, mounds and of course man made structures like churches or houses. Pictures often reveil this relationship, but geometrical research brings less obvious relationships with the surroundings to the surface.
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9.30 pm CET: questions
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