|Format||Saddle-stitched softcover (300x220mm)||Edition||21st edition|
|Publisher||Temporary Temple Press||Printing|
|ISBN||978-1-9161795-1-4||Printed by||Temporary Temple Press|
|Series||Crop Circle Year Book||No of pages||44|
21st Annual anthology by Steve and Karen Alexander of crop circles that appear in the fields of south-west England, where the phenomenon first gained world-wide attention in the 1990s.
Steve Alexander has become one of the best known crop circle photographers, publishing a collection of his aerial photographs of the most spectacular crop circles every year since 1999. His wife Karen writes the texts for the Year Books, the idea for which originated from the redesign of The Circular Review, a small crop circle newsletter published by her local branch of the Centre for Crop Circle Studies. Both Steve and Karen were early members of the CCCS, some of whose founding members had earlier published Crop Circles - Harbingers of World Change (1991).
In a postscript to the review of the first Year Book in Share International No.1, January/February 2000 (p.11), Benjamin Creme explains how the crop circles are made: "The occupants of the UFOs visualize the shape they want to create. With their focused mind they decide the shape in any given circle... Using their technology, operated by their minds, the patterns are created... The whole process takes place in seconds, even for the most complex pattern." (See the video of a crop circle being formed in the link below, which Benjamin Creme (SI, July/August 2004) insisted was genuine: "All I can say is that the video is real. These lights which were seen were deliberately shown. The crop circle was made by the spaceship in seconds.")
In his talks Benjamin Creme stated repeatedly that the crop circle phenomenon did not start in England accidentally, but to draw attention to the fact that Maitreya had chosen London as His centre in the modern world.
The Crop Circle Year Book is the only full-colour publication that showcases the phenomenon in print on an annual basis.
|Original publication year||1999|