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Unities of All Things

Unific Evolution
Introduction | Celestial Pictographs | The Vatican | Jungianism | Terrestrial Pictographs
I. Introduction

O Glory of the All-Glorious!

Photographs of angelic signs in the heavens, possibly exhibiting high spiritual intelligence while communicating the spirit of unity, have been documented and reported. The shapeshifting, or dimensionally shifting, energetic preternatural orbs, perhaps working with orb-like chalices of pure light from the Supreme Concourse, have painted celestial pictographs on a canvas of plasma or in the clouds of heaven. Meanwhile, terrestrial pictographs are, I suspect, beautifully designed by these divinely guided preternatural angels as: celestial, crop, sandy beach, ice, snow, and other formations.

O wayfarer in the path of God! Take thou thy portion of the ocean of His grace, and deprive not thyself of the things that lie hidden in its depths. Be thou of them that have partaken of its treasures. A dewdrop out of this ocean would, if shed upon all that are in the heavens and on the earth, suffice to enrich them with the bounty of God, the Almighty, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. With the hands of renunciation draw forth from its life-giving waters, and sprinkle therewith all created things, that they may be cleansed from all man-made limitations and may approach the mighty seat of God, this hallowed and resplendent Spot.
Be not grieved if thou performest it thyself alone. Let God be all-sufficient for thee. Commune intimately with His Spirit, and be thou of the thankful. Proclaim the Cause of thy Lord unto all who are in the heavens and on the earth. Should any man respond to thy call, lay bare before him the pearls of the wisdom of the Lord, thy God, which His Spirit hath sent down unto thee, and be thou of them that truly believe. And should any one reject thine offer, turn thou away from him, and put thy trust and confidence in the Lord, thy God, the Lord of all worlds.
By the righteousness of God! Whoso openeth his lips in this Day and maketh mention of the name of his Lord, the hosts of Divine inspiration shall descend upon him from the heaven of My name, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. On him shall also descend the Concourse on high, each bearing aloft a chalice of pure light. Thus hath it been foreordained in the realm of God’s Revelation, by the behest of Him Who is the All-Glorious, the Most Powerful.
There lay concealed within the Holy Veil, and prepared for the service of God, a company of His chosen ones who shall be manifested unto men, who shall aid His Cause, who shall be afraid of no one, though the entire human race rise up and war against them. These are the ones who, before the gaze of the dwellers on earth and the denizens of heaven, shall arise and, shouting aloud, acclaim the name of the Almighty, and summon the children of men to the path of God, the All-Glorious, the All-Praised. Walk thou in their way, and let no one dismay thee. Be of them whom the tumult of the world, however much it may agitate them in the path of their Creator, can never sadden, whose purpose the blame of the blamer will never defeat.
Baháʾuʾlláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Baháʾuʾlláh. Pages 279-281.
On every daring adventurer in the service of the Cause of Baháʾuʾlláh the Concourse on high shall descend, “each bearing aloft a chalice of pure light.”
Shoghi Effendi quoting Baháʾuʾlláh, Messages to America. Page 18.

Shapeshifting preternatural orbs, possibly working with chalice-bearers of pure light, may be communicating the spirit of unity through celestial and terrestrial pictographs. Angelic souls are, I feel, talking to us. They are lovingly sharing their wisdom with a world in crisis. By bypassing linear human languages, the symbolic communications, or pictographs, may be a communications medium addressed directly to the heart, not to the mind. Moreover, many of the shapeshifting apparitions, and the pictographics or formations which they manifest or through which they may appear, resemble the Buddhist maṇḍalāḥ (Sanskrit plural of maṇḍala, round, circular, or circle):

In general terms, the Sanskrit word maṇḍala ... refers to something that is round or circular. Maṇḍala also designates a region, terrestrial division, domain, assembly, or group. In Tantric traditions, the term maṇḍala often refers to a space with a specific structure that is enclosed and delimited by a circumferential line into which a deity or deities are invited by means of mantras. This space is often a circle, but may also appear as a square, a triangle, or another shape.
Gudrun Bühnemann, “Maṇḍalas: Buddhist Maṇḍalas.” Encyclopedia of Religion. Lindsay Jones, editor. 2nd ed. Volume 8. Detroit, MI: Macmillan Reference USA. 2005. Pages 5641-5646.
maṇḍala ... A sacred circle or circular diagram (also occasionally oblong as in Japan) having mystical significance.
Damien Keown, “maṇḍala.” A Dictionary of Buddhism. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 2004. Page 171.

For example:

Maṇḍalāḥ Maṇḍalāḥ
II. Celestial Pictographs

Preternatural angels could, I will speculate, manifest themselves as, or sculpture, beautifully elaborate, even artistic, geometric formations or spiritual communications. The next set of photographs are claimed to be celestial pictographs or formations. They include two fish, a horse, a bird in flight, an illuminated hole or portal in the clouds, an odd-looking pair of eyes, and a coiled pictograph or wormhole:

Sky Formation
Sky Formation
Sky Formation Sky Formation
Sky Formation
Spiral Formation

As we progress through the cycle of unity, certain celestial formations, perhaps originating in higher spiritual dimensions, are, it seems to me, made visible through departed or preternatural angels. The veil may be lifting. To illustrate, this skyline, which appeared after heavy downpours in Huángshān City, eastern China, was allegedly a mirage (MP4 video):

Faux Skyline Faux Skyline

This huge pillar of light (MP4 video with a meteorological explanation) allegedly appeared in Brazil (MP4 video):

Spiral Formation

An alleged apparition (MP4 video) descended from the sky in Brazil:

Apparition in Brazil

A celestial pictograph, perhaps reminiscent of Ezekielẉs wheel, was captured in this photograph (original JPEG image or on the NASA website:

Ezekielẉs wheel
Now as I beheld the living creatures, behold, one wheel upon the earth beside the living creatures, for each of the four faces thereof. The appearance of the wheels and their work was like unto a beryl: and they four had one likeness; and their appearance and their work was as it were a wheel within a wheel. When they went, they went in their four directions: they turned not when they went. As for their rims, they were high and dreadful; and they four had their rims full of eyes round about. And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up. Whithersoever the spirit was to go, they went; thither was the spirit to go: and the wheels were lifted up beside them; for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels. When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those were lifted up from the earth, the wheels were lifted up beside them: for the spirit of the living creature was in the wheels.
Ezekiel 1:15-21. American Standard Version. 1901.

This next photograph, taken from Gramvousa on the Greek island of Crete, might display a stealth craft (camouflaged with plasma) or a projection of transterrestial orbs. The possibly prophetic image looks, to me, a bit like an automobile, with its hood (or bonnet) open, impacted by something, such as a celestial object, a missile, or nuclear fallout:

click to enlarge (with additional photographic modifications as insets)

Here is the description:

We [Above Top Secret] were contacted via email a few weeks ago by a photographer in Germany who was recently in Greece on holiday. While that does sound pretty mundane, the image file she attached to her email was anything but, at least to my “not professionally trained in digital imaging” eyes, it was the best “UFO” image I’ve had emailed to me in years....
... I can tell you that I had a friend who is pretty high up in the law enforcement computer forensics field State Bureau of Investigations level) run the “UFO” shot through a very specialized piece of software not available to the public. This software determines, to the level accepted in a court of law for a criminal trial, whether an image has been tampered with; this one has not, according to that software.
Mark “Springer” Allin (co-administrator), “‘UFO’ Image Captured Over Crete – What is It?Above Top Secret. September 30, 2012. Retrieved on October 1, 2012.

Furthermore, a comparable message of warning and preparation for meteoric or explosive impacts might be conveyed in screen captures from five MP4 videos (file 1, file 2, file 3, file 4, and file 5). They appear to show shapeshifting beings, or artistic plasmatic formations, exploding and, in most cases, falling toward the ground:

chalices of pure light chalices of pure light
chalices of pure light
chalices of pure light
Exploding Orbs
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
From NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

On a figurative level, meteors may refer, in the context of the next quotation, to divine judgment. Pretending to share (Arabic, širk) in God’s Unity (al-Tawḥīd Allāh) and Sovereignty (al-Sulṭān Allāh) could have serious spiritual consequences. Therefore, I suspect, His Dearest Presence Baháʾuʾlláh affirmed the preexistent Singlehood (al-Aḥad al-qidām) and Dominion (al-Mulk) of God:

They [that are within the ark of the Cause of God] have desired to ascend unto that state which the Lord hath ordained to be above their stations.
Glorified be my Lord, the All-Glorious!
Whereupon the burning meteor cast them out from them that abide in the Kingdom of His Presence,
Glorified be my Lord, the All-Glorious!
And they heard the Voice of Grandeur raised from behind the unseen pavilion upon the Height of Glory:
Glorified be my Lord, the All-Glorious!
“O guardian angels! Return them to their abode in the world below,
Glorified be my Lord, the All-Glorious!
“Inasmuch as they have purposed to rise to that sphere which the wings of the celestial dove have never attained;
Glorified be my Lord, the All-Glorious!
“Whereupon the ship of fancy standeth still which the minds of them that comprehend cannot grasp.”
Glorified be my Lord, the All-Glorious!
Baháʾuʾlláh, “Tablet of the Holy Mariner.” Baháʾí Prayers. Pages 87-88.

On March 6, 2013, Slate V, a digital product from Washington Post Newsweek Interactive, dubbed 2013 as the “year of the asteroid”:

2013 is fast becoming the year of the asteroid. Earth is about to experience a close encounter with an asteroid just days after being buzzed by another space rock. Asteroid 2013ET will zip passed us Saturday [corrected] March 9th at a distance of 600,000 miles [965,606 km.] – just five days after the March 5th pass-by of Asteroid 2013EC – 230,000 [370,149 km.] miles away – passing us at two-and-a-half times the distance to our moon. ET poses no imminent threat to Earth. However, asteroid armageddon officianado, take note. Both of these extraterrestrial vaganonds were discovered only days ago. And, considering that the 55-foot [17 m.] asteroid was never detected before exploding over Russian last month [February, 2013], you may feel a bit unsettled. But astronomers say, worry not. 95% of all near-earth asteroids, large enough to cause another mass extinction, are already mapped, and none poses any immediate peril to our earthly existence.
Another Asteroid to Pass Close to Earth.” Slate News Channel from Slate. March 6, 2013. Retrieved on March 6, 2013.

Meanwhile, on March 7, 2013, called 2013 the “year of the comet”:

This year could be the “year of the comet,” according to some astronomers keeping an eye on icy balls of gas and dust roaming through the solar system. Two comets will brighten the Northern Hemisphere in a potentially history-making fashion, with the first one coming into view this week.
Miriam Kramer, “Year of the Comets: 2013 May See Brightest Celestial Show in Years.” March 7, 2013. Retrieved on March 11, 2013.

Additional observations from early 2013 are mentioned below:

In Cuba on Tuesday [February 12, 2013], residents reported seeing a bright light in the sky and a loud explosion that shook windows and walls, although there were no reports of any injuries or damage....
There were also numerous unconfirmed reports of a bright streak of light over the San Francisco Bay area on Friday [February 15, 2013] night.
Scientists at the Chabot Space and Science Center, in Oakland, said it had received calls describing what appeared to be a fireball flying west ....
... a meteor exploded over Russia [on February 15, 2013] and injured more than 1,000 people and an asteroid passed relatively close to Earth....
Nasa estimated that the energy released as the meteor’s disintigrated in the atmosphere was 500 kilotons, around 30 times the size of the nuclear bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945....
The drama in Russia developed just hours before an asteroid – a space object similar to a tiny planet orbiting the sun – whizzed safely past Earth at the unprecedented distance of 17,200 miles.
That put it closer to the ground then some distant satellites ....
Ben Leach, “Fireballs Reported in Skies above Cuba and California: Fireballs have been Reported above Cuba and California in the Same Week that a Meteor Streaked Across the Skies over Russia.” The Telegraph (newspaper). London, UK. February 15, 2013. Retrieved on February 22, 2013.
At a news conference Friday, NASA scientists said the object that exploded over Russia was a “tiny asteroid” that measured roughly 45 feet [14 meters] across, weighed about 10,000 tons and traveled about 40,000 mph [64,373 kph]....
The fact that the asteroid hit on the same day that the world was anticipating the close flyby of a larger asteroid, 2012 DA14, was an extraordinary coincidence. The smaller asteroid was traveling in a very different trajectory and much more quickly than DA14, indicating they were not related, according to Paul Chodas, research scientist in the Near-Earth Object Program office at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in La Cañada Flintridge.
Monte Morin, “Russian ‘Meteor’ was Actually a Tiny Asteroid, NASA S ays.” The Telegraph (newspaper). February 15, 2013. Retrieved on February 22, 2013.

The stars in the heavens of previous divine Dispensations, symbolized perhaps by the pictographs etched into the visible heavens by transterrestial beings, have fallen:

They say: ‘Have the stars fallen?’ Say: ‘Yea, when He Who is the Self-Subsisting dwelt in the Land of Mystery. Take heed, ye who are endued with discernment!’ All the signs appeared when We drew forth the Hand of Power from the bosom of majesty and might. Verily, the Crier hath cried out, when the promised time came, and they that have recognized the splendours of Sinai have swooned away in the wilderness of hesitation, before the awful majesty of thy Lord, the Lord of creation.
Baháʾuʾlláh, “Ishráqát,” Tablets of Baháʾuʾlláh Revealed after the Kitáb-i-Aqdas. Page 118.

Divinely established laws of former ages as well as leaders of earlier religions are among these stars:

... the stars of the divinely-established laws have fallen ....
Baháʾuʾlláh, The Kitáb-i-Íqán. Page 62.
O CONCOURSE of bishops! Ye are the stars of the heaven of My knowledge. My mercy desireth not that ye should fall upon the earth. My justice, however, declareth: “This is that which the Son (Jesus) hath decreed.” And whatsoever hath proceeded out of His blameless, His truth-speaking, trustworthy mouth, can never be altered. The bells, verily, peal out My Name, and lament over Me, but My spirit rejoiceth with evident gladness. The body of the Loved One yearneth for the cross, and His head is eager for the spear, in the path of the All-Merciful. The ascendancy of the oppressor can in no wise deter Him from His purpose.... The stars of the heaven of knowledge have fallen, they that adduce the proofs they possess in order to demonstrate the truth of My Cause, and who make mention of God in My name. When I came unto them, in My majesty, however, they turned aside from Me. They, verily, are of the fallen. This is what the Spirit (Jesus) prophesied when He came with the truth, and the Jewish doctors cavilled at Him, until they committed what made the Holy Spirit to lament, and the eyes of such as enjoy near access to God to weep.
Baháʾuʾlláh, The Proclamation of Baháʾuʾlláh. Pages 93-94.
O King! The stars of the heaven of knowledge have fallen, they who seek to establish the truth of My Cause through the things they possess, and who make mention of God in My Name. And yet, when I came unto them in My glory, they turned aside. They, indeed, are of the fallen. This is, truly, that which the Spirit of God (Jesus Christ) hath announced, when He came with truth unto you, He with Whom the Jewish doctors disputed, till at last they perpetrated what hath made the Holy Spirit to lament, and the tears of them that have near access to God to flow.
The Báb, quoted by Baháʾuʾlláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. Pages 48-49.

The celestial pictograph of a double-helix strand (MP4 video) reportedly appeared over Moscow, Russia, in 2012. The screenshot followed by a description:

Helix Spiral
This weird phenomena was pictured over various parts of Moscow, including Kryukovskaya Pier, the 20th district, and Savelkinsky fare. Looks like a double helix strand. A message or something else, as always you decide.
Incredible Helix Spiral Appears Over Moscow 2012. December 26, 2012. Retrieved on December 26, 2012.

In South America, two sightings of celestial pyramid formations were reported. The first, from somewhere on the continent (MP4 video), was, according to some accounts, observed in 2010. The second, in Colombia (MP4 video), was apparently seen in March of 2011:

pyramid-shaped formation pyramid-shaped formation
screen captures from pyramid formation videos
(South America, left, and Colombia, right)

Allegedly, in 2009, at least one pyramid-shaped formation was captured over Moscow in Russia (MP4 video), and at least two were observed in China (MP4 video 1 and MP4 video 2):

pyramid-shaped formation pyramid-shaped formation pyramid-shaped formation
screen captures from pyramid formation videos (Moscow, left, and China, middle and right)

The following sky circles or rings (MP4 video) allegedly appeared over Copenhagen, Denmark, in 2013:

Sky Circle Sky Circle Sky Circle

Dorothy Izatt has allegedly been photographing celestrial formations for many years:

There has never been a case study like this! Dorothy Izatt’s phenomenon surpasses the most notorious alien abduction cases aka contactees. Unlike Whitley Strieber (Communion), Travis Walton (Fire in the Sky), and the Betty and Barney Hill [alien abduction] case ... Dorothy has FILMED her experiences. Thirty years in the making and armed with over 30,000 feet of film, Dorothy is now ready to share her story of contact with the world.
Capturing the Light, The Story Of Dorothy Izatt.” Above Top Secret. July 18, 2009. Retrieved on February 10, 2013.

These photos of alleged celestial pictographs were taken by Izatt (from this MP4 video). Click on each of the screen captures to enlarge:

Dorothy Izatt Dorothy Izatt Dorothy Izatt Dorothy Izatt Dorothy Izatt

Here are several additional photographs from Izatt:

Dorothy Izatt Dorothy Izatt

This screen capture (MP4 video) will be followed by a description:

One man from the town of Fuzhou in East China’s Jiangxi Province argues that, on this picture to see a flying dragon. Guan Mulin the event was documented by a camera on your mobile. “I drove it home and suddenly I noticed that all the people on the street staring at the sky. I parked the car and check what’s going on. In the sky I saw a picture of two dragons, which to fly among the clouds. It could also be one of the dragon and his rep who prays out on the other clouds,” said Guan. An unusual phenomenon lasted several minutes, then the creature or thing in the sky suddenly disappeared.
“Dragon” Photographed In The Sky, China. February 20, 2012. Retrieved on April 4, 2013.

Finally, here are some alleged smoke rings:

Smoke Rings

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III. The Vatican

Pope (now Pope Emeritus) Benedict XVI (born, 1927 as Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger in Marktl, Bavaria, Germany) immediately followed John Paul II. The chalice-bearers of pure light may, speculatively, have manifested a pictograph of divine Justice or Judgment to a scandal-ridden Roman Catholic Church and its pontificate. The elderly, weary Benedict, publicly defeated and disgraced, resigned on February 11, 2013. A few hours later, shortly before 6:00 p.m. of the same day, a lightning bolt struck the top of the spire on St. Peter’s Basilica in the theocratic state. As the world’s smallest independent country, Vatican City is surrounded on all sides by Rome, Italy.

See, he [God] scatters his lightning around him and covers the roots of the sea. For by these he governs peoples; he gives food in abundance. He covers his hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark. Its crashing tells about him; he is jealous with anger against iniquity.
Job 36:30-33, New Revised Standard Version.
Jehovah thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered his voice. And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; Lightning, and discomfited them. Then the channels of the sea appeared, The foundations of the world were laid bare, By the rebuke of Jehovah, At the blast of the breath of his nostrils.
2 Samuel 22:14-16. American Standard Version (1901).

This screen capture of the fiery, ecclesiastical incident (MP4 videos file 1, file 2, file 3, file 4, and file 5) is followed by three quotations:

Lightning strikes Vatican City
Pope Benedict has shocked a billion Roman Catholics around the world, and his closest advisers, by announcing that he will resign at the end of this month [February, 2013]. Within hours of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation, lightning struck St. Peter’s Basilica. The Pope, who is 85 years old, has been the head of the Church since 2005.
On 11 February 2013, Pope Benedict announced his pending resignation, effective 28 February 2013, because of “lack of strength of mind and body.” He will become the first pope to resign since Pope Gregory XII in 1415, and the first to do so voluntarily since Pope Celestine V in 1294. Pope Benedict XVI is expected to move in to the newly renovated Mater Ecclesiae monastery for his retirement....
[Cardinal Joseph Aloisius] Ratzinger’s 2001 letter De delictis gravioribus [Latin for The more serious offenses] clarified the confidentiality of internal church investigations, as defined in the 1962 document Crimen Sollicitationis [Latin for Charged with Solicitation], into accusations made against priests of certain crimes, including sexual abuse. This became a target of controversy during the sex abuse scandal. As a Cardinal, Raztinger had been for twenty years the man in charge of enforcing the document. While bishops hold the secrecy pertained only internally, and did not preclude investigation by civil law enforcement, the letter was often seen as promoting a coverup. Later, as Pope, he was accused in a lawsuit of conspiring to cover up the molestation of three boys in Texas, but sought and obtained diplomatic immunity from prosecution....
... [In 2012,] documents were leaked to Italian journalists, uncovering power struggles inside the Vatican over its efforts to show greater financial transparency and comply with international norms to fight money laundering. Also in early 2012, an anonymous letter made the headlines for its warning of a death threat against Pope Benedict XVI. The scandal escalated in May 2012 when [Gianluigi] Nuzzi published a book entitled His Holiness: The Secret Papers of Benedict XVI consisting of confidential letters and memos between Pope Benedict and his personal secretary, a controversial book that portrays the Vatican as a hotbed of jealousy, intrigue and underhanded factional fighting....
... The Pope said the “exaggerated” and “gratuitous” rumours had offered a false image of the Holy See [the worldwide episcopal jurisdiction of the Pope] ....
Various sources, Lightning Strikes St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Resigns. Retrieved on February 16, 2013.
Increasing evidence of widespread child sexual abuse committed by members of the clergy over the past decades, and of the enduring failure of the Catholic Church to address these crimes properly, continued to emerge in various countries. Such failures included not removing alleged perpetrators from their posts pending proper investigations, not co-operating with judicial authorities to bring them to justice and not ensuring proper reparation to victims.
The Pope acknowledged the abuses during visits to countries where they had been reported, such as Ireland, Malta and the UK, and expressed regret. He affirmed that “just penalties” should be imposed to exclude perpetrators from access to young people and stressed that to prevent abuses education and selection of candidates for priesthood should be improved.
Annual Report 2011.” Amnesty International. London, UK. Retrieved on February 17, 2013.
On September 13, 2011, a survivor-led support group for clergy sex abuse victims formally urged the International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor to investigate the Vatican for crimes against humanity. Leaders of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, together with their attorneys from the human rights organization the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), filed a lengthy and detailed complaint charging that Vatican officials tolerate and enable the systematic and widespread concealing of rape and other forms of sexual violence around the world. Together with the complaint, they submitted more than 22,000 pages of supporting materials consisting of reports, policy papers, and evidence of the crimes by Catholic clergy committed against children and vulnerable adults.
SNAP v. the Pope, et al.” Center for Constitutional Rights. New York, NY. Retrieved on February 17, 2013.

As a lifetime citizen and resident of Vatican City, the Pope Emeritus will continue to enjoy diplomatic immunity from prosecution:

As leader of the Catholic Church, a pope wears many hats – and not just the big and pointy kind. He is the bishop of Rome. He is heir to the seat of St. Peter. He is the guy who runs the Pontifex Twitter account. He’s also head of the Holy See. And as such, he gets some interesting perks. Like diplomatic immunity.
When the 85-year-old Pope Benedict XVI steps down from his job later this month, he will no longer be a head of state. Perhaps that’s why he’s chosen to stick around Vatican City. As Reuters noted recently, staying at the Vatican – its own distinct sovereign territory – means he’ll be able to enjoy his retirement in the comfort of “legal protection from any attempt to prosecute him in connection with sexual abuse cases around the world.” How convenient!
Mary Elizabeth Williams, “Even in Retirement, the Pope Gets Immunity: As the Pontiff Leaves Office, He’ll Still be ‘Protected’ from Sex Abuse Survivors.” February 19, 2013. Retrieved on February 20, 2013.
After he resigns, Benedict will no longer be the sovereign monarch of the State of Vatican City, which is surrounded by Rome, but will retain Vatican citizenship and residency.
Philip Pullella, “Pope will have Security, Immunity by Remaining in the Vatican.” Reuters. February 15, 2013. Retrieved on February 20, 2013.

Subsequently, as thunderstorms and periodic hail storms poured down on Vatican City, the Congress of Cardinals gathered at a conclave to elect a new Pope:

During the mass homily, Cardinal Angelo Sodano, dean of the college of cardinals, alluded to the disunity within the fractured church, appealing to fellow electors to put differences aside for the good of the church.
“My brothers let us pray that the Lord will grant us a pontiff who will embrace this noble mission with a generous heart,” he told the congregation as many cardinals looked skyward as outside thunder and lightning and intermittent hail storms appeared to give gravitas to his words.
Charles Miranda, “Black Smoke Seen at Vatican as First Vote Fails to Elect New Pope.The Australian (newspaper). Surry Hills (suburban Sydney), New South Wales, Australia. March 13, 2013. Retrieved on March 17, 2013.
Behold, to-morrow about this time I [Jehovah] will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the day it was founded even until now.
Exodus 9:18. American Standard Version (1901).

On March 13, 2013, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio (born, 1936 in Buenos Aires, Argentina) was elevated to the rank of Pope. As the successor to Pope Benedict, the new Pope Francis, an apparently humble soul, became the first Jesuit to hold the papal office. Perhaps his election will partially heal the historical demireality, or disunity, between the Vatican and the Society of Jesus through the cosmic envelope of nonduality or unity:

[Demi-reality] generates dualism, alienation, [and] fragmentation ....
Roy Bhaskar, From East to West: Odyssey of a Soul. New York: Routledge. 2000. Page 57.
The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) is a religious order of men within the Roman Catholic Church formed under the inspiration of Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) and his companions and given approval by Pope Paul III (1468-1549) on 27 September 1540....
Controversies followed the Jesuits along with success. From the foundation of the order, the Jesuits had always emphasized that human nature, despite its fallen state, still had as its deepest orientation the desire to be with God, an outlook grounded in Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises. This emphasis on the goodness of the will situated most Jesuits in opposition to some other Catholics, who accentuated the effects of original sin and disparaged a person’s ability to choose to do good outside of God’s direct action. This issue touched upon a difficult theological point that attempted to distinguish the extent of a person’s free will in light of God’s providence and power.
Michael W. Maher, “Jesuits.” Europe, 1450 to 1789: Encyclopedia of the Early Modern World. Jonathan Dewald, editor. Volume 3. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons. 2004. Pages 343-347.

Pope Francis chose his name, at least in part, as a tribute to St. Francis of Assisi (about 1181-1226), the defender of the poor. On the day that this apparently humble Pope was selected, an angelic pictograph in the clouds was allegedly photographed by multiple witnesses in South Florida (MP4 video). The image below, which includes embedded photographs taken by others, is followed by a description:

Pope Francis
click to enlarge
That’s what several South Florida residents thought [that an angel was in the sky] after looking toward the sky on the day a new pope [Pope Francis] was named.
Most saw an angel in the clouds and grabbed their cameras to document the vision.
For some, it was a clear sign from heaven, maybe a message from God himself, showing his pleasure at the election of the first Latin American as the 267th successor of St. Peter....
Residents of South Florida thought it a sign from the heavens when a “cloud angel” appeared in the sky on the day of Pope Francis’ selection. Several photos of the intriguing formation were sent in to WPTV in West Palm Beach. Coast listener Rocky [M. Richmond] ... snapped his own shot of the curious phenomenon ....
Many shared their images which showed different angles of the “angel” cloud.
Like a Rorschach inkblot test, the angel cloud means different things to different people. But one thing is clear – it captured the imagination....
From his willingness to cook his own meals and get around by bus, to his choice of St. Francis as inspiration for his name, the new pope [Pope Francis] has stressed humility and a simple life that could signal a change in tone at the center of the Roman Catholic Church.
Multiple sources, A Cloud Angel Sighted on the Day Pope Francis was Elected. March 13-15, 2013. Retrieved on March 16, 2013.

On January 17, 2014, a bolt of lightning broke a finger off the right hand of Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil:

Christ the Redeemer statue

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IV. Jungianism

I am not, in any sense, a follower of Carl Jung (1875-1961) or a “gnōstic.” However, I will devote this section of the chapter to Jungian perspectives. As the originator of analytical psychology, Jung adopted an objective idealist approach to “flying saucers.” Although he remained open to the possibility of “flying saucers” as physical phenomena, he proposed that, from a psychological perspective, they could be viewed as projected archetypal conceptualizations of wholeness (Sanskrit, maṇḍala, round, circular, or circle):

The plurality of Ufos ... is a projection of a number of psychic images of wholeness which appear in the sky because on the one hand they represent archetypes charged with energy and on the other hand are not recognized as psychic factors.
Carl Gustav Jung, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Sky. R.F.C. Hull, translator. New York: Fine Communications. 1997. Page 635.
It is difficult, if not impossible, to form any correct idea of these objects [flying saucers] because they behave not like bodies but like weightless thoughts.... [T]here do seem to be authenticated cases where the visual observation was confirmed by a simultaneous radar echo....
As a psychologist, I am not qualified to contribute anything useful to the question of the physical reality of Ufos. I can concern myself only with their undoubted psychic aspect ....
Carl Gustav Jung, Jung on Synchronicity and the Paranormal. New York: Routledge. 1997. Pages 149 and 154.
The mandala is a very important archetype. It is the archetype of inner order, and it is always used in that sense, either to make an arrangement of the many, many aspects of the universe, a world scheme, or to make a scheme of our psyche. It expresses the fact that there is a center and a periphery, and it tries to embrace the whole. It is the symbol of wholeness. So you see, when during the treatment there is a great disorder and chaos in a man’s mind, this symbol can appear in the form of a mandala in a dream, or else he makes imaginary, fantastical drawings, or something of that sort. The mandala appears spontaneously as a compensatory archetype, bringing order, showing the possibility of order.... We could easily say that it is the main archetype.
Carl Gustav Jung, C. G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters. William McGuire and R.F.C. Hull, editors. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1977. Pages 327-328.

Jung saw mass sightings of these flying maṇḍalas (Sanskrit, maṇḍalāḥ) as indicators of a collective shift in human consciousness or gnōsis:

In his patients, Jung discovered mandalas emerging from the unconscious as a sign of, and stimulus to, a new wholeness. Now the global unconscious was projecting these unearthly circular shapes as both a wake-up call for planetary wholeness and a means of achieving it—meditation on the mandala is, we know, an aid in individuation....
But just as mandalas herald a new development in the individual psyche, these mass sightings suggested that a collective shift in human consciousness was on the way.
Gary Lachman, Jung the Mystic: The Esoteric Dimensions of Carl Jung’s Life and Teachings. New York: Jeremy P. Tarcher (Penguin Group). 2010. Page 192.

In a similar fashion, Robert Schoch (born, 1957) appears to take, at least partially, a Jungian or archetypal stance toward “plasma phenomena.” He is a full-time Associate Professor of Natural Sciences at Boston University, and his Ph.D., from Yale University, is in geology and geophysics. Although my own tentative suggestions on plasmatic formations, or arrangements of charged particles, differ from Schoch’s well researched conclusions, I decided, in fairness and admiration, to include them:

As we know from the pioneering work of Sigmund Freud and the even more significant studies of Carl Jung, dreaming represents the emergence of an aspect of the mind that knows, experiences, and feels in ways different from waking life. Dreaming is not so much unreal as a fresh take on reality.
Many ancient and earth-based cultures considered dreams and visions as one and the same, and treated them as messages from the gods and goddesses. In the Book of Genesis, for example, a dream warns Joseph in advance of seven years of abundant harvest followed by seven years of famine. In yet another dream, Jacob wrestles an angel and sees a ladder reaching up into heaven.
Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Aquinas McNally, Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization. New York: Penguin Group. 2005. Page 197.
...the way in which a man should behave is given by an archetype. That is why primitives tell the stories they do....
... the archetype in itself is completely unconscious and you can only see the effects of it. When you know a person is possessed by an archetype, you can divine and even prognosticate possible developments....
... Mythology is a dramatization of a series of images that formulate the life of the archetypes. The statements of every religion, of many poets, and so on, are statements about the inner mythological process, which is a necessity because man is not complete if he is not conscious of that aspect of things.
Carl Gustav Jung, C. G. Jung Speaking: Interviews and Encounters. William McGuire and R.F.C. Hull, editors. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1977. Pages 292, 295, and 348.
The term archetype has its origins in mythology and psychology. Analytical psychologist Carl Jung argued that primordial memories, images, and other structures, shaped by humanity’s repeated experiences, were part of every human being’s “collective unconscious.”
Ronald L. Jackson II and Michael A. Hogg, Encyclopedia of Identity. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2010.

From my reading of Schoch, he considers plasmatic formations to function, effectively, like Rorschach or inkblot tests of archetypes projected into the sky.

... Dr. Anthony L. Peratt (a plasma physicist with Los Alamos National Laboratory) addressed the topic .... Powerful plasma discharges, much more powerful than the aurora observed in the present day, form structures known as plasma columns that can expand in some places and constrict or narrow in other places (due to “pinch instabilities”). In profile these plasma columns can form donut shapes and may look like intertwining snakes, a stack of circles, or even resemble human stick figures.
Peratt has studied ancient petroglyphs [rock carvings or etchings] found around the world that are not only remarkably similar to one another, but apparently record with a high degree of accuracy the configurations that intense electrical and high-energy plasma phenomena would form in the skies....
Thomas Gold, in an offhand way, guessed that major plasma events might affect Earth approximately every ten thousand years. It has been 11,700 years since the last one; the next one could arrive at any moment! Let us fully understand what the ancients had to say to us – the warning and instructions they may have left for us – before it is too late.
Robert M. Schoch, “An Ancient Warning, A Global Message, From the End of the Last Ice Age.” New Dawn Magazine. Melbourne, Australia. July-August 2010. Pages 15-22. Retrieved on June 4, 2012.
[Anthony L.] Peratt has studied ancient petroglyphs found around the world that are not only remarkably similar to one another, but also apparently record with a high degree of accuracy the configurations that intense electrical and high-energy plasma phenomena would form in the skies....
... [Some] hieroglyphs, just like the petroglyphs, indeed appear to reproduce intense electrical and plasma phenomena. We see the same donut-like and intertwining shapes, the same odd humanoid figures, the same bird-like heads. The similarities are undeniable....
... Interacting with the magnetic field and magnetosphere, this extreme plasma event may have even affected the rotation and axis of Earth. This plasma event, this solar outburst, is recorded by petroglyphs, geoglyphs, the rongorongo texts, and other artistic depictions around the world....
Describing or depicting powerful auroral displays in anthropomorphic and zoomorphic terms as living creatures moving through the sky surrounded by or in the midst of fire and with rings or wheels is an iconography found among many ancient classical (Greek and Roman) through Renaissance writers and authors ....
...various anthropomorphic, bird-like, and wheel-like forms that would be seen in the skies during major solar outbursts and their associated plasma discharges.
Robert M. Schoch, Forgotten Civilization: The Role of Solar Outbursts in Our Past and Future, Rochester, VT: Inner Traditions – Bear & Company. 2012. Kindle edition.

Anthony L. Peratt (born, 1940), who was mentioned in the two previous quotations, wrote:

The discovery that objects from the Neolithic or Early Bronze Age carry patterns associated with high-current Z-pinches provides a possible insight into the origin and meaning of these ancient symbols produced by man. This paper directly compares the graphical and radiation data from high-current Z-pinches to these patterns. The paper focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on petroglyphs. It is found that a great many archaic petroglyphs can be classified according to plasma stability and instability data. As the same morphological types are found worldwide, the comparisons suggest the occurrence of an intense aurora, as might be produced if the solar wind had increased between one and two orders of magnitude, millennia ago.
Anthony L. Peratt, “Characteristics for the Occurrence of a High-Current, Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity” (abstract). IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science. Volume 31. Number 6. December, 2003. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Finally, mythologist and author David Talbott (born, 1942), a major proponent of the electric universe model, has adopted a comparable, apparently Jungian, approach to these ancient artistic renderings:

Courtesy of Wikmedia, here are three apparently celestial petroglyphs in New Mexico:

I came to a radical conclusion that the myths arose from extraordinary natural events. Our early ancestors witnessed things in the sky that are not seen today. The events were awe-inspiring – both beautiful and terrifying. So it should’t surprise us that the myths are no incomprehensible. Well, of course they’re incomprehensible. The celestial references are no longer present.... A breakthrough came for me when I realized that different cultures, spread around the world, used different words, different symbols, different myths to describe precisely the same formations in the sky.... [A]ll of the archetypes ... were found in an alien sky....
To find the true meaning of the myths, we follow a forensic approach. The purpose is to expose the points of agreement between the different cultures. Because here, at the level of the archetypes, everything is unified. There are no isolated themes of myth at the level of the substructure. This is like a holograph. Follow one archetype and its links to other archetypes, and you will find one story told around the world.... It was not until the second half of the twentieth century that we came to realize the role of plasma in the universe; and this has changed the picture of space completely. Not long ago, we thought of the physical universe as being constituted, fundamentally, of nothing more than atoms and empty space. But a plasma includes at least a percentage of charged particles – protons and electrons that are not bound to any atomic structure.... The god who is now an eagle, now a serpent or dragon, now a lion figure with long flowing hair. These figures take on a whole new meaning when we can interpret them with the benefit of plasma science....
... [V]irtually every ancient culture insisted that, before the present Sun, there was a quite different luminary ruling the sky – the central Sun, the superior Sun, the best Sun, the motionless Sun. And all of these cultures, whatever may be the meaning of these traditions, are insisting that the sky has changed.... [N]ow we are in the age of plasma science – with discoveries of the electric currents in space; and it’s inconceivable that these discoveries would not change the picture of the Sun .... What I find so fascinating about the electric model of the Sun is not just that it’s a challenge to long-standing theory, but that it opens the door to the ancient world – to an electric sky. The electromagnetic phenomena that we now observe on the surface of the Sun, and in the vicinity of the Sun, are direct pointers backwards to the plasma formations that were seen above the ancient sky worshippers.
David N. Talbott in “Thunderbolts of the Gods – Official Movie.” From The Thunderbolts Project. YouTube. December 23, 2012. Retrieved (transcribed) on January 13, 2013.

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V. Terrestrial Pictographs

Similar to the sketches in the sky, some of the shapeshifting preternatural orbs may have technologically engineered crop, sandy beach, ice, and snow circles or formations:

Luminous orbs seen moving across the sky sometimes behave as if they are under intelligent control. This article discusses evidence that some orbs are made with covert technology which can create balls of glowing plasma in the atmosphere from a distance. The orbs appear also to be used as pixels for drawing three-dimensional objects in the sky. Plasma balls, plasma ball formations in the sky, and some crop formations on the ground may be elements of a research methodology, perhaps designed to understand extraterrestrial technology.
A number of reports also mention luminous non-spherical shapes. In some cases, more complex objects appear to be constructed out of luminous balls of light. For example, a photograph of a fireball passing over Reading, England, shows what appear to be three connected orange-yellow orbs arranged in a triangular pattern .... The colors are typical of plasmas made of nitrogen and oxygen found in abundance in the atmosphere. The shape of the object suggests that the technology enables plasma balls to be created relatively close to each other.
William C. Treurniet, Is Covert Technology Used to Create Balls of Light in the Sky? October 7, 2012. Retrieved on October 13, 2012.
Spirit orbs are frequently photographed in and around these [crop] formations and seem to be intricately connected with this phenomenon; indeed, they may even create them.
Cedar Rivers, The New Frontier: Multidimensionality. Bloomington, IN: BalboaPress (Hay House). 2012. Page 103.

As reported by Patty Greer (MP3 audio file), luminous beings have been reported moving out of the crop-circle-making shapeshifting preternatural orbs. This drawing, from another eyewitness, describes an apparently similar event:

Beings in Circles

The following quotation summarizes Eltjo Haselhoff’s findings on crop circles:

The number of “balls of light” that have been seen by eyewitnesses has increased considerably over the last couple of years. Sized somewhere between an egg and a football, these bright, fluorescent, flying light objects seem to be somehow related to the crop circle phenomenon. They often appear in the fields during the night a crop circle forms, and have been seen (and filmed!) many times in and around crop circles. Several persons have even claimed that they witnessed how these balls of light actually created a crop circle.
Dr. Eltjo Haselhoff, “Scientific Studies ‘Confirm Crop Circles are Made by Balls of Light’.” Swirled News. Lewes, East Sussex, UK: Southern Circular Research. July 31, 2001. Summary of his findings which were published in the peer-reviewed journal, Physiologa Plantarum (volume 105, pages 615-624, and volume 111, pages 123-125). Retrieved on September 9, 2012.

The creation of crop formations by these preternatural beings apparently increases the electromagnetism of the area:

The following evidence is introduced to support the position that some crop circles aren’t manmade: enormous and intricate designs appear swiftly, stalks are bent previously mentioned ground degree (this can be very tough to do by a male), and electromagnetic anomalies are identified inside some circles....
The electromagnetic [energy] was changed in that field or around; the compasses cannot point to north. Cellphones or cameras are malfunction. Batteries are drained in minutes, and the other electricity equipments are out of control as well....
... there are electro magnetic effects in and around circles and changes affecting the cellular construction of corn.
Various sources, Increased Electromagnetism in Crop Formations. Retrieved on January 10, 2013.

Furthermore, the sacred geometry of these hieroglyphic crop circles might, it seems to me, be another hypothetical means of spiritual communion between the hearts of living and departed angels, on the one hand, and of terrestrial being, on the other. I uploaded five fascinating MP4 videos which allegedly depict the creation of crop circles by energetic preternatural orbs: file 1, file 2, file 3, file 4, file 5, and file 6. Another MP4 video purportedly shows a light at the Wiltshire Crop Circle. Speculatively, these orbs might be the shapeshifted transterrestrials or, perhaps more practically, remotely controlled drones with human teleportation technology.

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preternatural orbs allegedly making crop circles (from the first six videos above)

Furthermore, as shown in this MP4 video, a saucer-shaped vehicle seems to be hovering over a crop circle:

Spaceship Hovering over a Crop Circle
apparent spaceship hovering over a crop circle (screen capture from the video above)

In an MP4 video featuring the noted researcher Colin Andrews (born, 1946), who coined the term crop circle, a military helicopter is reportedly pursuing one of these crop-circle-making orbs. In this screen capture from yet another MP3 video, a military helicopter can, allegedly, be seen directly chasing one of these pictographic-making orbs:

Helicopter chasing orb

Alan Foster, who bears no relation to the present writer, said:

... there is the interdimensional aspect [of crop circles], as well. I think we need to understand [it] if we try want to understand what is happening and what’s going on. And, in 2005, there were filmed – in Russia, the UK, and in Mexico – there were, like, opening wormholes that were actually appearing in the sky – in space. Truly incredible, and these were actually being filmed, as though it was an interdimensional portal. And, the following year, this was sort of acknowledged by the crop formations. Some of them actually highlighted that in the UK....
This is one of Lucy Pringle’s pictures:
... I think the flatter circles probably represent our dimension – a flatter dimension.
Alan Foster, “The Next Stage of Evolution.” Exopolitics Great Britain Lectures. YouTube. December 25, 2012. Retrieved (transcribed) on December 25, 2012.

According to Professor Lachezar Filipov from Bulgaria (MP4 video):

Aliens from outer space are already among us on earth, say Bulgarian government scientists who claim they are already in contact with extraterrestrial life.
Work on deciphering a complex set of symbols sent to them is underway, scientists from the country’s Space Research Institute said.
They claim aliens are currently answering 30 questions posed to them.
Lachezar Filipov, deputy director of the Space Research Institute of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, confirmed the research.
He said the centre’s researchers were analysing 150 crop circles from around the world, which they believe answer the questions.
“Aliens are currently all around us, and are watching us all the time,” Mr Filipov told Bulgarian media.
“They are not hostile towards us, rather, they want to help us but we have not grown enough in order to establish direct contact with them.”
Mr Filipov said that even the seat of the Catholic church, the Vatican, had agreed that aliens existed.
He said humans were not going to be able to establish contact with the extraterrestrials through radio waves but through the power of thought.
“The human race was certainly going to have direct contact with the aliens in the next 10 to 15 years,” he said.
“Extraterrestrials are critical of the people’s amoral behavior referring to the humans’ interference in nature’s processes.”
The publication of the BAS researchers report concerning communicating with aliens comes in the midst of a controversy over the role, feasibility, and reform of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Last week it lead to a heated debate between Bulgaria’s Finance Minister, Simeon Djankov, and President Georgi Parvanov.
Aliens ‘Already Exist on Earth,’ Bulgarian Scientists Claim.” Daily Telegraph (newspaper). London. November 26, 2009. Retrieved on November 29, 2012.

Clearly, some crop circles are elaborate hoaxes. Others could, one might speculate, be a universal pictographic and mathematical language, manifested as sacred geometry, through which heavenly angels proclaiming the unitizing and renewing spirit of the age to humanity. By sketching symbols used throughout the world, preternatural beings may be teaching us unity in diversity. Perhaps these formations, along with the celestial images, should more accurately be termed, angelic pictograms:

When a person becomes a Baháʾí, he gives up the past only in the sense that he is a part of this new and living Faith of God, and must seek to pattern himself, in act and thought, along the lines laid down by Baháʾuʾlláh. The fact that he is by origin a Jew or a Christian, a black man or a white man, is not important anymore, but, as you say, lends color and charm to the Baháʾí community in that it demonstrates unity in diversity.
From a letter, dated March 12, 1949, written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual Baháʾí, Lights of Guidance: A Baháʾí Reference File. Number 239.
The basic element of crop glyphs is the circle, which can symbolize unity, boundless space, and the universal creative spirit or god-force. Crop circles with rings and satellite circles sometimes resemble diagrams of the chemical elements, with their orbiting electrons. For instance, a central circle orbited by four satellites (quintuplet) symbolizes the carbon atom, with its four outer electrons, as well as being reminiscent of a Celtic cross.
David Pratt, Crop Circles and Their Message. June, 2005. Retrieved on July 2, 2012.

In the next reported pictograph, preternatural angelic beings may be expressing their love for us:

Angelic Formation

A similar formation was allegedly observed in Cherhill White Horse, the UK, on June 7, 2013:

Angelic Formation

Click to enlarge the thumbnails of these distinctly unified crop formations one by one:

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Ultimately, the unity in diversity of crop formations, I suspect, presents the observer with a relatively uncomplicated issue. By observing, and reflecting upon, the diagrams, an individual may become aware that the circle makers are, like us, intelligent beings. The unity in diversity of humanity, as presented in the pictographs, is not limited to beings on this planet. Whether these advanced species come to us from our own planet, from other planets, from other solar systems, from other dimensions, or from beneath the earth, not only are they capable of engaging with us. We, in turn, are capable of understanding them:

The [crop] circles are looked at as art, as instigators to reexamine ancient knowledge lost to a culture separated from nature, and as coming from a source that is aware of us, delivering formations that point to events on Earth and in response to whims and wishes that individuals and groups express. The most startling revelations we get from the circles come from their shapes. Mathematical information encoded in the formations is seen to deliver a virtual curriculum in number and geometry, and leads to questions about who or what is delivering the circles and why they are being created.
Croppies [crop-circle enthusiasts] speculate about what the effect would be if it was ascertained that the circles aren’t being made by us, whereby we’d know we aren’t the only intelligent occupants of the cosmos. There is talk about how that likely would humble us to where we might think as a planet and work cooperatively to solve the problems we all share.
Reba Vanderpool, A New Documentary about Crop Circles, Saturday. November 18, 2009. Retrieved on September 15, 2012.
One theory [of crop circles] is the Earth produces these vibrations that appear in specific areas that lay along “energetic grid lines” [ley lines] that the Earth naturally has.
Another is these are messages from our cosmic brothers and sisters, just to say “Hi! We’re here!” – or to actually help balance the Earth with positive energies that replenish a lot of what we take of her.
Crop Circles: Who? What? Why?! March 22, 2010. Retrieved on July 24, 2012.

Although we may, in the not-so-remote future, pass through through earth-shaking crises, humanity is one, and earth’s residents will never be alone:

Perhaps ... [crop circles] indicate contact with ... kindred extraterrestrial beings – whose communications are emerging at this time to assist us through this critical point in our planet’s and our species’ history.
Mika Feinberg, “Codes of the Cosmos.” Sacred Geometry: Bringing the Power of Sacred Geometry Home. Retrieved on May 1, 2012.
He [Colin Andrews] has publicly stated since the late 1980s that the [crop-circle] phenomenon indicates a future period of human chaos.
Colin Andrews, “Biography.” The Official Website of Colin Andrews. October 9, 2009. Retrieved on September 17, 2012.

Given that we are transitioning into an age of universal unity, one of the diverse themes conveyed by some crop circles might be rebirth:

Throughout his life, Mr. [Pane] Andov, a vegetarian, has had numerous extraordinary encounters with extraterrestrials and unidentified flying objects (UFOs) .... Crop circles are wonderfully arranged, impressive geometric forms that mysteriously appear in farmers’ fields overnight. Many believe these magnificent creations are messages from otherworldly beings....
... [One] crop circle, the dragonfly, is symbolizing the extreme changes, and the phoenix which is extremely important, is a mythological bird that lives a very long lifespan and when it recognizes that its life is coming to an end, it sets fire to its nest, and it burns to ashes. From those ashes, a new small phoenix is reborn. That is a symbol that the sun is going to be reborn soon.
Pane Andov: Messages from Crop Circles about 2012.” Supreme Master Television: Constructive Programming for a Peaceful World. 2011. Retrieved on July 2, 2012.

Although the purposefulness behind crop circles might, if my intuitions are correct, be fairly straightforward, many of the crop formations, or angelic communications, are becoming increasingly complex. Earthly human unity, including with these angels of the world to come, may be rapidly progressing or evolving:

The findings reported here lend further support to a decade of research which suggests that over 95% of worldwide crop formations involve organized ion plasma vortices that deliver lower atmosphere energy components of sufficient magnitude to produce significant bending, expansion and the formation of unique expulsion cavities in plant stem pulvini, as well as significant changes in seedling development. Here we demonstrate that, in a number of formations, quantitative node alterations can be directly related to fundamental concepts of electromagnetic energy absorption through the atmosphere. Also, in a detailed field study of simulated crop formations, we show that overfertilization or gravitropism cannot account for observed physiological alterations. In addition, we demonstrate that details of flattened, intertwined crop patterns can be described by the application of fluid dynamic principles governing the interaction of rectilinearly moving vortex pairs.
W. C. Levengood and Nancy P. Talbott (from Pinelandia Biophysical Laboratory), “Dispersion Of Energies In Worldwide Crop Formations” (peer-reviewed paper). Abstract. Physiologia Plantarum (journal). Volume 111. Issue 1. Pages 123-124.
From the 1960’s on, there has been a steady increase in reports of crop circles, along with an increase in the intricacy of the patterns, with almost 200 formations reported in 1999 ....
Ectoplasma and Blaze, “Crop Circles.” Mystical Blaze. Retrieved on August 2, 2012.

Unfortunately, erroneous expectations, vain imaginings, and human prejudices, resulting in pretensions of partnership (širk) with God, can cause one to reject the appearances of God’s holy angels, including His Prophets:

Look not upon Him [Him Whom God shall make manifest, Baháʾuʾlláh] with any eye except His own. For whosoever looketh upon Him with His eye, will recognize Him; otherwise he will be veiled from Him. Shouldst thou seek God and His Presence, seek thou Him and gaze upon Him.
The Báb, quoted by Baháʾuʾlláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf. Page 39.
Let them “wholly for the sake of God proclaim His Message, and with that same spirit accept whatever response their words may evoke in their hearers.” Let them not, for one moment, forget that the “Faithful Spirit shall strengthen them through its power,” and that “a company of His chosen angels shall go forth with them, as bidden by Him Who is the Almighty, the All-Wise.”
Shoghi Effendi (quoting from Baháʾuʾlláh), The Advent of Divine Justice. Page 60.

The Crabwood 2002 Crop Circle, with a preternatural face, was perhaps a type of signature from the world beyond. The formation appeared on August 15, 2002, in Hampshire, UK. It is believed by some people to be a direct response to the institute. If the circle itself, rather than radio waves, confirms the presence of transdimensional and preternatural intelligence, the institute might, I would suggest, have been looking in the wrong direction.

Here is that widely reported crop circle (MP4 video). It is accompanied, perhaps, by the picture of a a preternatural who may have shapeshifted (perhaps through a “conduit,” portal, wormhole, or plasmatic field) into her or his former humanoid form. Intriguingly, the individual’s countenance is similar to the being, discussed earlier, who appeared in the Northern Lights. Click on each of the images to enlarge them:

Crop Circle Crop Circle

The circle was allegedly composed of binary code. It has been interpreted, with only minimal discrepancies, by various crop-circle researchers. Generally speaking, the text (including capitalizations, the ampersand, and an absence of spacing between sentences) can be reportedly deciphered as follows:

Beware the bearers of FALSE gifts & their BROKEN PROMISES.Much PAIN but still time.BELIEVE.There is GOOD out there.We oPpose DECEPTION.COnduit CLOSING.0x07 [binary code which would produce a “ding” or bell sound]
Crabwood Crop Circle with an Apparent Extraterrestrial Face. Retrieved on August 5, 2012.

Various interpretations have been made of the crop-circle content. Presuming it is not a hoax, my humble suggestion, after meditating on the words, is that the circle presents a powerful and prudent warning about ill-intentioned individuals in this world. Although certain political and religious leaders may deceitfully promise to solve the massive spiritual and social problems of the twenty-first century, these people lead humanity, instead, down the primrose path with their own selfish agendas. Many of these individuals openly deny the intercessions of angels. As Shoghi Effendi quoted Baháʾuʾlláh, the Best Beloved of the Worlds (al-Maḥbūb al-ʾĀlamīn):

“If ye pay no heed,” He [Baháʾuʾlláh] thus warned the kings of the earth, “unto the counsels which ... We have revealed in this Tablet, Divine chastisement will assail you from every direction.... On that day ye shall ... recognize your own impotence.” And again: “Though aware of most of Our afflictions, ye, nevertheless, have failed to stay the hand of the aggressor.” And, furthermore, this arraignment: “... We ... will be patient, as We have been patient in that which hath befallen Us at your hands, O concourse of kings!” Condemning specifically the world’s ecclesiastical leaders, He has written: “The source and origin of tyranny have been the divines.... God, verily, is clear of them, and We, too, are clear of them.” “When We observed carefully,” He openly affirms, “We discovered that Our enemies are, for the most part, the divines.” “O concourse of divines!” He thus addresses them, “Ye shall not henceforth behold yourselves possessed of any power, inasmuch as We have seized it from you....”
Shoghi Effendi, God Passes By. Pages 230-231.

Similarly, according to the Universal House of Justice:

... cumulative instances of political upheaval and economic turmoil on various continents have shaken governments and peoples. Societies have been brought to the brink of revolution, and in notable cases over the edge. Leaders are finding that neither arms nor riches guarantee security. Where the aspirations of the people have gone unfulfilled, a store of indignation has accrued. We recall how pointedly Baháʾuʾlláh admonished the rulers of the earth: “Your people are your treasures. Beware lest your rule violate the commandments of God, and ye deliver your wards to the hands of the robber.” A word of caution: No matter how captivating the spectacle of the people’s fervour for change, it must be remembered that there are interests which manipulate the course of events. And, so long as the remedy prescribed by the Divine Physician is not administered, the tribulations of this age will persist and deepen. An attentive observer of the times will readily recognize the accelerated disintegration, fitful but relentless, of a world order lamentably defective.
The Universal House of Justice, Message to the Baháʾís of the World. Riḍván 2011.

Regrettably, some people have, I feel, misinterpreted the Crabwood crop circle as demireality, “us” versus “them,” or cosmic disunity:

The “false gifts and broken promises” bearers are the ETs depicted in the glyph, who are commonly referred to as the “greys” who made agreements with the United States government for genetic experimentation in exchange for technological “gifts.” The messengers want us to know that they are the benevolent messengers who also sent the “Aricebo Reply” crop glyph along with the humanoid face.
Crabwood Crop Circle with an Apparent Extraterrestrial Face. Retrieved on August 5, 2012.
Relative reality is the world of becoming .... Within relative reality is of course the world of dualism, of demi-reality, ... dominated by hate, split, fear, divisiveness and above all alienation .... [Critical Realism] is truer to the world of relative reality than the philosophies of demi-reality, because it situates the deep structures of that world, and shows how it may be transformed. But such a description is still grounded in duality ....
... [meta-Reality] is not really even a system of thought, but an intervention in the discursive [rational] process which is designed to enable agents [individuals] to reflexively [referring to oneself] situate [place] their struggles in ... not only the relative world of duality but the absolute non-dual world on which it entirely reposes [rests] ....
... We could also say that meta-Reality designates the constellational [pattern of relationships] unity of non-duality and duality ....
Roy Bhaskar, meta-Reality: The Philosophy of meta-Reality, Volume 1, Creativity, Love and Freedom. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. 2002. Page xxiii-xxiv.

The unusual August 21, 2001, Chilbolton crop formation (PDF file and MP4 video), next to the Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire, England, was supposedly a response to a message sent from the Arecibo Observatory (Arecibo, Puerto Rico), by the SETI Institute, on November 16, 1974. That message, which was composed by Carl Sagan, contained a description of the human DNA structure. The image below shows, left to right, a possible preternatural face and the speculated DNA structure of that preternatural species (which both appeared in the crop formation) and the original DNA code sent by Sagan:


Possibly reminiscent of the automobile-shaped and exploding celestial pictographs, the fascinating Avebury Manor 2008 crop circle (on Avebury Manor in the UK) allegedly predicts comets, asteroids or meteors, coronal mass ejections (CMEs), or other celestrial forces impacting the solar system. Please note that I am not an expert on crop formations. Therefore, I am not claiming that the crop circle is necessarily authentic or that the interpretations provided here are accurate. The time frame, however, reportedly centers around or begins on December 23, 2012.

Avebury 2008
If our planetary assignments are correct [regarding Avebury Manor 2008] ..., then the unknown object will pass by our Sun just beyond the two inner planets Venus and Mercury, which will lie on the opposite side of the Sun on December 23, 2012 as seen from Earth.
Three Crop Pictures have Appeared in the Night Sky as Well as on the Ground: Further Warnings about December of 2012, and an Antidote to Disinformation.” The Crop Circle Connector. Retrieved on October 7, 2012.
What is different about this ... [message] is that it is directly associated with a crop circle pattern that was laid down on July 22, 2008, at Avebury Manor in England.
Those who have analysed this pattern have realised it is telling us something about December 2012, the time of the ending of the Mayan Calendar, including the arrival of a comet that, according to the crop circle site, our astronomers are as yet unaware of.
Jonathan Crow, The End is Coming in “2012”? June 17, 2009. Retrieved on October 7, 2012.
During a solar storm such as those predicted by the Avebury 2008 formation, if you’re caught out in the open in sunlit portions of the Earth, you’ll have a few minutes at most to get to shelter before you become the proverbial “poodle in a microwave oven.” The radiation may not kill you immediately, but over time it will do you in.
Marshall Masters, Crossing the Cusp: Surviving the Edgar Cayce Pole Shift. Henderson, NV: Your Own World Books. 2011. Kindle edition.

George Knapp wrote:

I think it [the crop circle phenomenon] might be both [extraterrestrial and military]. I think military/intell [intelligence] agencies started making their own versions of crop formation in response to the genuinely mysterious formations that grew increasingly complex. You will see this pattern in UFO cases as well. Anytime there is a genuine mystery with paranormal overtones, suddenly the waters get muddy as expert disinfo [disinformation] people flood the subject with crapola. I m convinced the crop formations—some of them anyway—are genuinely of unknown origin. For lack of a better word, we will call them aliens, though that does not necessarily mean ET. I’ve stood in some of those circles and have investigated chemical and cellular changes in the plants.... Something is trying to communicate with us in a way that bypasses governments and other authorities. I wish we could understand what they are saying, and I wish the debunkers would keep their noses out of it.
George Knapp, Coast to Coast AM. Monthly text chat. December 19, 2012. Retrieved on December 19, 2012.

Similar to crop circles, here are some alleged sandy beach formations:

Sand Formation Sand Formation
Sand Formation (not from YouTube video)

The Sri Yantra (Sanskrit, Śrī Yantra, magestic instrument) geoglyph was found in Mickey Basin, a dry lake bed located 70 miles (113 kilometers) southeast of Burns, Oregon, on August 10, 1990,:

Sand Formation not from YouTube video) Sand Formation (not from YouTube video - same formation)

These sandy beach formations were reportedly found near the Tibetan border. Click to enlarge:

Sand Formation

The next set of images are alleged ice (MP4 video) and snow (MP4 video) formations:

ice formation snow formation

Another MP4 video shows more alleged ice circles. Some of them are spinning:

ice formation ice formation
ice formation ice formation ice formation
ice formation ice formation ice formation

Finally, here are reported pond formations (MP4 video) followed by a description:

pond formations
A mysterious set of pond circles, that resemble the pattern of crop circles were recently spotted in Eden, New York. Peggy Pye-Gervase posted an image of the circles on a local news station’s Facebook page, and a variety of explanations were proffered including melting ice, meteors, gases rising from vegetation, and of course, aliens.
Mysterious Pond Circles. March 25, 2013. Retrieved on March 26, 2013.

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I am not fluent in Arabic, but I can work with it. Unless otherwise stated, all English translations are from the Arabic or Persian languages (or, in some cases, a “Persianized” Arabic). There are differences, which will be evident, between the system of transliteration, or romanization, of Arabic and Persian words contained in official Baháʾí texts and the ISO (International Organization for Standardization) system (or the Tiberian system for some Hebrew words) adopted in other parts of this work. (See this page on verb conjugation.) Diacritics (the signs used in transliteration) for various languages have sometimes been modified in quotations. Focusing on both translation and transliteration has, from my perspective, been a way to draw close, in my heart, to the individuals and ideas being discussed. Perhaps your experiences will be similar. Learning any “tongue” comes through love:
Speak in the Persian tongue, though the Arab please thee more;
A lover hath many a tongue at his command.
From Mawlānā (Our Master) Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rūmī’s Maṯnawī (Persian, Maṯnavī), quoted by Baháʾuʾlláh, “The Seven Valleys.” The Seven Valleys and the Four Valleys. Page 58.

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