First posted September 5th, 2008
Here you can see crop circles in a spinning form here.
The reason we do this with the designs is to reveal hidden shapes which also leads us to hidden codes within the design. The rate of rotation is also important as too fast and it gives the wrong impression too slow does the same thing and each design spins differently so we have to find the pattern for each which does take some time to do.
This formation appeared at Roundway Hll near Devizes, Wiltshire.
Image Lucy Pringle copyright 2009
The season has begun with several new designs appearing in rapeseed in Wiltshire, UK. The first reported on the 14th of April at the Ridgeway, near Averbury. The first two photos courtesy and copyright of Lucy Pringle.
Image Lucy Pringle copyright 2009
Followed by another reported at West Kennet Longbarrow, near Avebury on the 19th of April.
Image Lucy Pringle copyright 2009
The third formation of the season was reported again near Averbury at Rutlands Farm on the 23rd of April.
Being quite a busy start to the season another formation was reported on the 24th at Morgan’s Hill, this time near Devizes!
And yet a 5th formation reported on the 25th of April at Liddington Castle Fort, near Chiseldon.
Picture coming soon….
So we see a very active April and beginning to the 2009 crop circle season!
The following is a link to a short video clip of the late Dr Jonathan Sherwood & his wife Rachel researching the Julia Set crop circle opposite Stonehenge, UK.
Thank you to Steve Flambert for sharing and digitizing this footage!
David passed away peacefully on the 19th of Febuary 2009 following a long time illness.
We send our condolences to his wife Mary and family in this very difficult time.
Though I did not know David, my late husband Dr. Jonathan Sherwood did, he was a friend and colleague to him within the crop circle community.
Our best wishes,
Rachel Sherwood and family.
For full details and tributes to David please see Colin Andrews page:
Paul Vigays body was found washed ashore at Southsea, Portsmouth, Uk on Friday the 20th of February, 2009, not far from his home. He was reported missing at 11pm the evening before. Little is known as to the circumstances surrounding his death.
Our thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Louie and Pauls family at this very sad time. This news comes as such a shock to all who knew him.
Paul was a long time researcher of cop circles and the paranormal and has been a friend to myself and my late husband, Dr Jonathan Sherwood, since we first met him in a crop circle opposite stonehenge in 1996.
Paul was a friendly face right from the start, full of boyish charm for all the mysteries to be explored with his wonderfull bag of gadgets. He had always been a good friend to us both, a kind, generous, and genuine person who always had a smile on his face and a twinkle in his eye.
I remember some five or so years ago when my husband was experimenting with vortex energy and created a small scale grid network; it was fascinating that Paul was able to map it out with his electronic gadgets. He really was quite a remarkable, clever, and intelligent person. He was a unique individual within the crop circle community and will be sadly missed.
Rachel Sherwood & family.
There is a book of condolences on Pauls website
And a article from the Drobe
Also a nice tribute from Colin Andrews and others at his website
With so much saddness I decided to include the following link as it gave me a laugh and put a smile on my face. I was prowling through Pauls website and came across his researchers page filled with biographies - if you scoll down or work you way down to the bottom of the page to Pauls biography you will see what I mean, to get the full experience read his bio!
Jonathan Sherwood, or dr.john as many knew him, was truly a remarkable man. He was a warm and kind and gentle man. He was a loving supportive husband and best friend, and a dedicated, helpful and loving father who provided lots of fun and laughter. He generally had a very helpful nature to people of all walks of life that he encountered. He was a worldly man having been born in England and his family migrating to New Zealand when he was 11, and then on to Australia, and having travelled widely throughout his life. He embraced the native cultures of those countries, and others, and had great respect for their people, their knowledge and beliefs. His recognition and studies of ancient civilisations became the foundation for much of his life’s work and research; with a strong focus on ancient Egypt - where he helped the authorities with numerous discoveries. He specialised in ancient knowledge, technologies and spirituality, as well as physics and mathematics. His research led him to develop a range of natural healing therapies that he applied to help thousands of people all over the world, and he also taught others how to do the same. He maintained a very down to earth realistic approach to his work which partly came from his early Background in navel medicine and research during his time served with the New Zealand Navel Forces; this also was the beginning of his love for the ocean - which is where he would like his ashes sprinkled. He was a deeply spiritual and philosophical man, and shared those teachings with many groups and individuals throughout his life, and also wrote numerous books on those subjects and others. The roots of these perspectives undoubtedly came from time spent with his father who was an agricultural representative and a freemason, and who had a great influence upon his life. His father also passed away young at the age of 45. His mother, who passed away this year, also had a positive influence on his life in that she was very open minded, kind, and intuitive. Jonathan also had these natural abilities and harnessed them in many creative areas. He was a gifted writer, artist, teacher, healer, sensitive, channel and actor. With all of these talents he was seen by others to be a unique and special person who was always full of ideas. No matter how much he embraced his potential and helped others to do the same he always kept his feet on the ground and saw himself as the same as everyone else, and was a true believer in equality. He greatly enjoyed life and showed enthusiasm for all that he was involved in, his philosophy was to do things 100% or not at all. He had great strength of mind and great energy and great knowledge; making him the richest man I have known. He believed that richness was not a material quality; as that has no substance - as when you die you cannot take it with you. He believed what you can take with you is the knowledge that you have gained in this life and all that you are - through the sum of your experiences. So he never allowed himself to be tied down by material assets. This attitude kept him free spirited and open minded in his research to reach beyond where others could. One fellow researcher said he was respected by him for his brave stance in a narrow minded world, and also for his light hearted nature. He was a man greatly ahead of his time, and he will be dearly missed by many whose lives he has touched. I know this will not be the end of a great life’s work, just like other great men before him; the seeds he has sown will grow.
Jonathan has made many friends through his life and positively influenced many people. He life has not all been serious though, he was a man who knew how to have fun and enjoyed making people laugh, and see the lighter side of life. As an actor on stage he played many roles, and many of them were fun and some outright hilarious. He played the bumbling ”Inspector Prat” in the Inspector Clouseau /Agatha Christie spoof “Murdered to Death” on the Gold Coast in Australia, and had the audience in stitches. He dressed up in outrageous costumes for the Christmas pantomime “Puss in Thongs” singing songs and cracking jokes. He loved the stage and had been acting on stage part time for most of his life with many lead roles. He loved the magic of the theatre and how it could provide an escape for people from their troubles in life. He also loved the energy of it and found it a great way to creatively express himself. He was held in high regard and many felt lucky to have worked with him. The actors he worked with have said: they will always remember the fun and great times they had acting with him on stage, and that Jonathan was very dear to them, and he will be remembered with much fondness & happiness. As William Shakespear once said : “All the world‘s a stage, all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and entrances; and one man in time plays many parts, his act being seven ages”. Though Jonathan always said “it’s not the age – it’s the mileage”, however he certainly did play many parts, and I think those who knew him well could definitely say his life was a fine performance.
Jonathan was also a Science Fiction fan; he enjoyed watching Star Trek, Babylon 5, Andromeda and Dr. Who to name a few. His mind was open to endless possibilities, he was universal. He had wisdom and knowledge beyond his physical years and many felt him to be an incredibly “dynamic life”. One affectionately called him “boomerang” and felt some day he will be back. I believe death is but a new beginning, as did Jonathan, to a more expansive, unlimited existence. In the spirit of Dr. Who,” Jonathan; you were my doctor”. You said to me “If I go first, I’ll be waiting, and when we meet up again we can travel the universe together”. Well, until then my love, I know you will pop in and see us from time to time, and you will always be in our thoughts.
Jonathan Sherwood, informally known as dr john, passed away peacefully and suddenly on the 31st of October at the age of 56. Much loved and missed by his wife Rachel and his boys James and Sam. He will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.
The funeral of Jonathan Sherwood will be held on Thursday the 13th of November at 10.45 am at the West Wiltshire Crematorium, Devizes Road, Semington, Near Trowbridge, Wiltshire. BA14 6HL. England.
Flowers or donations if desired in memory of Jonathan are for the Wiltshire Air Ambulance c/o John Stuart Funeral Service Limited, Castle Farm, Hillworth Rd, Devizes. SN10 5HD. Tel: 01380 723883.
It is with great saddness that we announce the passing away of Jonathan Sherwood. Jonathan fell ill suddenly on Wednesday 29th of October from a rare type of stroke. He quickly slipped into unconsciousness and remained that way. He passed away peacefully at 1pm Friday the 31st of October.
Jonathan was a loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed. Though he is not physically with us anymore we know that in spirit he always will be. Both this website and our rajon website are now dedicated to his lifes work. He dedicated much of his life to helping others through the healing therapies that he developed, as well as sharing the vast amount of knowledge he had access to through his advanced telepathic channelling abilities. Through his time here with us he imparted enough knowledge to fill over 300 books of 300 pages without repeating himself. He was dedicated to the future of humanity through sharing knowledge in the hope of helping those who wanted to reach beyond where they were to become more in touch with themselves and learn to live harmoniously both with themselves, each other and our planet. He was a man who was greatly ahead of his time in regard to the level of knowledge and understanding he had of humanity and the universe in which we live. He has sown many seeds of knowledge that can be nurtured by anyone who chooses to explore the endless possiblities of where continued research of his insights may lead. He dedicated many years of his life traveling this planet to provide stability and create change through a network of vortexes strategically placed around the world; in that area his work was complete. The ground is prepared for a new circular energy grid system to come on-line that has the potential to advance humanity beyond anything it can presently imagine. It is his wish that we see our future in a positive light and not get caught up in doom and gloom and end of the world theories of 2012. We each hold the power to create our future, and the power of our thoughts is the key that determines the direction it takes. Choosing our path is our free will; let us not be swayed from the path by those who hang on to negatives because they do not have the vision to see beyond and recognise the immense potential of the human race. Let us not underestimate the powers within the universe or the power within us all. The future is now in our hands, it is up to us to make it a good one.
Rachel Sherwood & Family.