In late September, Brant Secunda of the Huichol Indian tradition
(pre-Columbian) from Mexico led Dance of the Deer Ceremonies and more at
the Point of Infinity and created a "sacred space" on top of the
mountain - see 2 photos:
Then, on October 16th, I looked out of the 2nd floor window and saw a
large and small circle on the front lawn, directly in line between the
main house and the main entrance. What in the world is that, I thought?
Upon closer inspection I realized that it was same sort of "Crop
Circle Formation" made out by growing wild mushrooms, with a perfect
8' and 4' diameter circles in a 50' long design.
My personal interpretation: S-O-S, with the larger circle representing the
earth. So ... maybe "nature spirits" or ? created this
mushroom/toad stool formation (fleshy, umbrella-shaped basidiomycetous
fungi)? A friend of mine who visited the property actually saw what Edgar
Casey called "elementals" or what we call "fairies".
from the 2nd floor window
Circle, 8' circle
Circle, 4' circle
What do you think? Any suggestions? One
Ah, 8 turned sideways is ¥- the sign for
What fun! If you think I'm crazy, or just imagining things, then read the
following article that appeared in the New York Times on October 29, 2002:
Q & A
By C. CLAIBORNE RAY
There is a perfectly circular ring of about 50 mushrooms in my yard in
Chappaqua, N.Y., five or six feet in diameter. Are they growing over a
circular septic system?
A. The mushrooms are making the circle on their own. It is the outer
edge of a fungus system that is mostly underground. The underground part,
called the mycelium, is a network of strands that grow outward in a circle
as they gobble up nutrients in a meadow or grassy field, leaving dead
When enough nutrients have been absorbed, the fruiting bodies known as
mushrooms spring up at the margin of the mycelium to produce spores and
propagate the fungus. In some species, the process can go on for many
years as the fungus makes an ever-widening circle.
One of the most common of the ring-forming mushrooms is Marasmius
oreades, or the fairy ring mushroom, so named from the medieval belief
that the circle was left by fairies who danced in a ring and then rested
on the "toadstools." It is said to be tasty when cooked, but the
ring in your yard may be a look-alike poisonous species.
Some species produce a free ring that grows as long as nutrients are
available, until a barrier is reached. Others make a tethered ring, linked
in a symbiotic relationship to a tree that provides nourishment as long as
the fungus is close enough.