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Francine Blake: the collection of a crop circle expert - Collection Gems

Francine Blake is a renowned crop circle expert and her collection contains original, beautiful archival material.

 

Bridgeman Images is proud to represent the image archive of Francine Blake. Francine Blake has spent years studying ancient wisdom and is interested in the mysterious crop circle tradition.   

 

photo of Crop circle in a barley field, Beckhampton, Wiltshire, 5th June 2005 (aerial photograph), Continuous flow pattern intimating infinity, © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in a barley field, Beckhampton, Wiltshire, 5th June 2005 (aerial photograph), Continuous flow pattern intimating infinity, © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images

 

Francine Blake is a renowned crop circle expert. Francine Blakes collection contains original, beautiful archival material. In this article, we will explore some of the possible meanings behind these crop circles whilst showcasing some image gems. Crop circles are mostly found in the fields of Southern England and near Ancient monuments. However, they have appeared extensively around the world. 

 

Image of Crop circle in a wheat field, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 4th July 2002 (aerial photograph), 700 feet across, © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in a wheat field, Stonehenge, Wiltshire, 4th July 2002 (aerial photograph), 700 feet across, © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images

 

Francine Blake was born in Montreal, Canada. She majored in Classical Studies at college and studied Fine Art at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts de Montréal. Blake came to England to study Ancient Knowledge. After discovering crop circles, she joined the Centre for Crop Circle Studies (CCCS) in 1991. In 1992, Francine moved to Wiltshire to study the patterns at close range. With three others, in 1995 she founded the Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group. Francine Blake has given many lectures over the years in French and English throughout England, Wales & Ireland, Belgium, France, the USA, South Africa, Canada, Brazil and India.

 

photo of Crop circle in a wheat field, Avebury Manor, Wiltshire, 27th July 2005 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in a wheat field, Avebury Manor, Wiltshire, 27th July 2005 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images

 

 

Image of a Crop circle in a wheat field, Golden Ball Hill, Alton Priors, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, 12th August 2001 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in a wheat field, Golden Ball Hill, Alton Priors, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, 12th August 2001 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images

 

The Wiltshire Crop Circle Study Group’s main aim is to study the circle phenomenon in all of its aspects. The three main aspects of the study are the circles' physical, metaphysical and spiritual qualities. The group supports scientific evidence and have collected wheat and earth specimens from crop circle sites. These were sent for further investigation to laboratories in England and the US. 

 

photograph of Crop circle in a wheat field near Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire, 2nd August 2004 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in a wheat field near Silbury Hill, Avebury, Wiltshire, 2nd August 2004 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images

 

Blake is interested in the origins of crop circles and their past. In a lecture, she mentioned the researcher Andreas Muller who had discovered nine thousand mentions of crop circles in various ancient records. Francine states that these circles may relate to mathematics and quantum physics. The extraordinary circles also clearly include well known ancient symbolic symbols. She states that these circles have a distinct consciousness behind them. 

 

 

Image of Crop circle in an oilseed rape field, Milk Hill, Alton Priors, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, 15th April 1999 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in an oilseed rape field, Milk Hill, Alton Priors, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, 15th April 1999 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images

 

As soon as you enter a crop circle it is believed that one loses their sense of time. Time appears differently and a sense of contemplation may overwhelm a person who enters its space. Crop circles are usually located in close proximity to Ancient Monuments. Spiritual energy is therefore often said to be present amongst the patterns. 

 

Image of a Crop circle in a wheat field, Milk Hill, Alton Priors, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, 17th July 2003 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in a wheat field, Milk Hill, Alton Priors, Vale of Pewsey, Wiltshire, 17th July 2003 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images

 

These images of crop circles are exceptionally attractive. In nature, crop circles are often vast in size and their large geometric patterns cover hundreds of acres of land. Francine Blake describes the crop circles as ‘miraculous. We can’t really see it, we can’t really understand, but it gives us a sense of wonder. And it's only if your mind is open that you can see that. Not everyone can do it.’  

 

Photo of Crop circle in a barley field, Berwick Basset, Wiltshire, 9th June 2001 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images
Crop circle in a barley field, Berwick Basset, Wiltshire, 9th June 2001 (aerial photograph) © Francine Blake / Bridgeman Images


 

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Watch Francine Blake giving an overview of the beautiful and controversial crop circle mystery, recorded at Truth, Mysteries and New Frontiers (Glastonbury Symposium), 24 July 2015 www.glastonburysymposium.co.uk

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