Mandala Formation in Alton Barnes, England
Is the East Field Formation an Aum (Om) Symbol?
July 7, 2007
There was some buzz in the East Field yesterday that the new crop circle represented an Aum symbol... and it sure looks like it could be!
Om: Symbol of the Absolute
From Subhamoy Das
"The goal which all the Vedas declare, which all austerities aim at, and which men desire when they lead the life of continence... is Om. This syllable Om is indeed Brahman. Whosoever knows this syllable obtains all that he desires. This is the best support; this is the highest support. Whosoever knows this support is adored in the world of Brahma." ~ Katha Upanishad I
Om or Aum is of paramount importance in Hinduism. This symbol (as seen in the image on the right) is a sacred syllable representing Brahman, the impersonal Absolute of Hinduism - omnipotent, omnipresent, and the source of all manifest existence. Brahman, in itself, is incomprehensible; so a symbol becomes mandatory to help us realize the Unknowable. Om, therefore, represents both the unmanifest (nirguna) and manifest (saguna) aspects of God. That is why it is called pranava, to mean that it pervades life and runs through our prana or breath.
Although Om symbolizes the most profound concepts of Hindu belief, it is in use daily. The Hindus begin their day or any work or a journey by uttering Om. The sacred symbol is often found at the head of letters, at the beginning of examination papers and so on. Many Hindus, as an expression of spiritual perfection, wear the sign of Om as a pendant. This symbol is enshrined in every Hindu temple premise or in some form or another on family shrines.
It is interesting to note that a newly born child is ushered into the world with this holy sign. After birth, the child is ritually cleansed and the sacred syllable Om is written on its tongue with honey. Thus right at the time of birth the syllable Om is initiated into the life of a Hindu and ever remains with him as the symbol of piety. Om is also a popular symbol used in contemporary body art and tattoos.
According to the Mandukya Upanishad, "Om is the one eternal syllable of which all that exists is but the development. The past, the present, and the future are all included in this one sound, and all that exists beyond the three forms of time is also implied in it".
Om is not a word but rather an intonation, which, like music, transcends the barriers of age, race, culture and even species. It is made up of three Sanskrit letters, aa, au and ma which, when combined together, make the sound Aum or Om. It is believed to be the basic sound of the world and to contain all other sounds. It is a mantra or prayer in itself. If repeated with the correct intonation, it can resonate throughout the body so that the sound penetrates to the centre of one's being, the atman or soul.
There is harmony, peace and bliss in this simple but deeply philosophical sound. By vibrating the sacred syllable Om, the supreme combination of letters, if one thinks of the Ultimate Personality of Godhead and quits his body, he will certainly reach the highest state of "stateless" eternity, states the Bhagavad Gita.
Om provides a dualistic viewpoint. On one hand, it projects the mind beyond the immediate to what is abstract and inexpressible. On the other hand, it makes the absolute more tangible and comprehensive. It encompasses all potentialities and possibilities; it is everything that was, is, or can yet be. It is omnipotent and likewise remains undefined.
During meditation, when we chant Om, we create within ourselves a vibration that attunes sympathy with the cosmic vibration and we start thinking universally. The momentary silence between each chant becomes palpable. Mind moves between the opposites of sound and silence until, at last, it ceases the sound. In the silence, the single thought -Om-is quenched; there is no thought. This is the state of trance, where the mind and the intellect are transcended as the individual self merges with the Infinite Self in the pious moment of realization. It is a moment when the petty worldly affairs are lost in the desire for the universal. Such is the immeasurable power of Om...
The immense mandala crop formation in Alton Barnes' East Field on 7-7-7 provides a beautifully layered meaning. The sacred sevens date of the formation reflects the non-repeating order of prime numbers discussed in the ancient Sanskrit context at our La Mana page. The order of mathematics is fundamentally rooted in prime numbers, reflecting the cosmic order maintained by 'Om' - extra-low-frequency sound. The research shared at this site elucidates the hidden connections linking the global pattern of sacred heart-frequencies emerging with the rapid onset of magnetic reversal of December 22, 2012 and the new solar age on our planet.
Infrasound humming and pulsed booming has been occurring in areas where crop circles are well-known. These synchronous events were linked again in the US recently, on May 14th, 2007. High levels of infrasound standing waves focused on the area caused panic and dismay in Knoxville, Tennessee at 1:15am - and the nearby Madisonville crop circle was found that same morning of May 14! This region of Tennessee is 25% of the Earth's circumference distance from the Orion pyramids of Giza, Egypt.
Identical rumbling infrasound tremors have also been observed in Arroyo Grande, California, Knob Noster, Missouri, Richmond, Virginia and Wilmington, North Carolina. Another identical event was reported in Klai, Vietnam at 20.0% distance from Giza. Similar infrasound resonance has been reported in Atwater and Vallejo, California exactly 30.00% of the Earth's circumference from Giza. These sites exquisitely show the sacred geometric relationship 2:3:5, now called the Fibonacci proportion. The extreme precision of the distances of these infrasound anomalies to the Pyramids of Giza establishes a geometric relationship beyond any doubt - directly confirming the theory of magnetic resonance.
This same effect is simultaneously occurring with waves of piezoelectric firestorms in Ratria, India, Messina, Italy, Bodibe, South Africa, Seattle and Santa Barbara, USA.