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Crop Circles Discussion

From: Mark Pilkington <mark.nul>
Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 13:55:13 +0100
Archived: Tue, 14 Aug 2007 10:41:09 -0400
Subject: Crop Circles Discussion

Dear Errol

With regards the discussion about crop circles, I think those
UpDaters who are interested in the subject would benefit
enormously from reading The Field Guide: The Art, History &
Philosophy of Crop Circle Making by Rob Irving and John
Lundberg, edited and published by myself. Its led to the
'conversion' of one of the brightest commentators on the
phenomenon, Allan Brown, and is nothing if not highly
entertaining and enlightening! (If I do say so myself)

Best wishes



Blurb, page samples and ordering information can be found here:


"Three decades ago, two men in their fifties began flattening
circles into the fields of Hampshire and Wiltshire. Little did
they know that their Friday night antics would seed an
international phenomenon that continues to change people's lives
to this day.

Now, in the first book of its kind - part history and part how-
to guide - the secrets of the crop circle world are revealed, by
the people behind the modern era's most astounding artform.

Whether you think crop circles represent a genuine mystery, a
new kind of art, or an elaborate practical joke, The Field Guide
is sure to leave a lasting impression. Join us in the fields for
a unique exploration of this very English artform."

"A very beautifully laid out book and certainly the best crop
circle book that I have read...The Field Guide will become a
cult classic... I really think it deserves to win the Turner
Prize on behalf of all the artists that have facilitated this
extraordinary experience." Allan Brown, crop circle author and

"Finally, the definitive telling of one of the strangest tales
of our times: eye-witness testimony to its birth, razor-sharp
critique of the baroque pseudoscience that it spawned, and by
far the closest analysis yet of the artistic negotiation between
the circlemaker and the believer. Designed and laid out to
perfection, this is the book that the phenomenon needs and
deserves." Mike Jay, early circlemaker, author of The Air Loom
Gang and The Unfortunate Colonel Despard.


Mark Pilkington



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