Similarities of Mandala Art and Alien Crop Circles

My mandala art, all posted in my Instagram. :D
@owstalaga (4561)
Philippines
October 4, 2015 12:21am CST
Since we had a lot of free time at work last week I spent it on doodling mandalas. We couldn't go online while on training and it was making me sleepy what with all the sleep deprivation I've been doing so I doodled the time away. For some reason, I got interested in mandalas some months ago. And because we had idle time at work, it felt appropriate to start doing something new for an artwork to make my time more productive. I've been posting these mandala doodles in my Instagram account after playing with photo filters. While browsing through other people's mandala art in that site, I realized crop circles look quite similar to mandalas. If we don't take it seriously, maybe the aliens are just having fun and making art stamps on earth. Don't you think aliens are just doodling on earthly wheat fields for art's sake? Or maybe they're doing it to impress a potential mate, just like the puffer fish in Japan who makes underwater "crop circles".
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@LadyDuck (163621)
• Switzerland
4 Oct 15
Those are beautiful, I remember when we used to generate Mandelbrot images at the computer, it was fascinating.
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
4 Oct 15
Thank you. I read about the Mandelbrot image earlier. It's fascinating indeed and also because it is somehow related to quadratic equations I think? Oh my. After seeing those equations I don't think my busy brain would want to dwell much on it. My mind is on other things now and not much on equations. I'd rather just draw and doodle freehand mandalas since I can't even do proper meditation just yet.
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@LadyDuck (163621)
• Switzerland
5 Oct 15
@owstalaga Yes the Mandelbrot images are generated using quadratic equations, it is fascinating, because you just change a number and everything changes.
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
6 Oct 15
@LadyDuck Aha, so maybe that's why I like quadratic equations back in high school... Uhm... ok I should go now.
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@topffer (34622)
• France
11 Oct 15
Cartoon of aliens standing in front of crop circles (c) Gaspirtz, Creative Commons 3.0
Mandalas and crop circles are great sources of inspiration for meditation, and there is probably not a better place to meditate than a meeting at office. I often draw caricatures during meetings. Of course, some aliens are great artists, some others just want to have fun with us.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
11 Oct 15
I like that picture of the aliens I guess is what you would call them.
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
@topffer Yes that's true. I saw some pics of mandalas on draperies and when I looked in the middle it was like you're being drawn into it or something. So much for my meditation problem. I think I finally found the solution. Better to doodle at work instead of getting caught dozing off. Wonder why aliens draw crop circles on our fields though. Don't they have their own planet to draw on? They must be showing off their artistic talent for all the humans to see.
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@topffer (34622)
• France
12 Oct 15
@owstalaga They might not have wheat fields on their planet. Or they think that we really need to meditate.
@KnehKnah (3472)
• Philippines
11 Oct 15
Your doodles are beautiful, my dear. You reminded me of our daughter No. 4 who loves doing it & posting it on her instagram too. BTW, I've seen these crop circles in books & mags which were said to be from aliens. It made me think hard. In fact, I'd been already having difficult time reading the theories & looking at the stonehenge. It gives me lots of ??? Well... at my age, thinking so hard will do me no good. I leave it to you, the young minds.
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
Thank you mam. Maybe I will see your daughter's work on Instagram one day. It's okay to think about such things at any age. No one is going to take our thoughts away from us anyway. We're free to think what we want to think and wonder about. After all we might think of the best answer, who knows?
@lady1993 (18607)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
you drew all of those in the picture? those are awesome I only saw crop circles from the movies but i don't think they resemble the art.. since the one in the picture is more detailed and has lots of shapes
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
Yep I drew all of that. Those are mandalas and far from being crop circles. But they have similarities don't you think?
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@lady1993 (18607)
• Philippines
22 Oct 15
@owstalaga yep, they do... their centers are all circles
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
23 Oct 15
@lady1993 Haha, I made some new ones but I only posted one more in a different discussion I started about Cymatics art.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
11 Oct 15
I think those are very nice but as to the alien theory I am not sure of that.
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
Thanks. I'm not sure of the connection too but I somehow just thought of it.
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@Marcyaz (35651)
• United States
12 Oct 15
@owstalaga Your Welcome, who knows it could be anything, hard to say.
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• Austin, Texas
12 Oct 15
Mandala art is cool. But I never thought to associate it with crop circles which I also think are way cool but don't believe they are proof of aliens.
@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
13 Oct 15
Yes that kind of art is indeed awesome! Just thought they looked similar is all.
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@gudheart (12746)
11 Oct 15
You are right they do look a bit like what crop circles look like. Pretty impressive artwork :D
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@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
12 Oct 15
Thanks. Didn't have anything productive to do so to keep myself awake during the training I just had to draw some of that.
@akalinus (17510)
• United States
10 Jul 16
That is a great observation. I got an adult coloring book with mandalas but I never made that connection. They are going to be a lot more interesting now. Wow!
@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
11 Jul 16
Haha, glad I maybe shed some interesting light on the subject.
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@akalinus (17510)
• United States
11 Jul 16
@owstalaga Maybe crop circles have been here much longer than you think and the mandalas are drawings of them.
@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
@akalinus Nah, mandalas are man made. And yes crop circles probably have been around since people have been planting wheat. Mandalas can be done by any artist.
@JESSY3236 (6764)
• United States
13 Jul 16
That's beautiful artwork.
@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
13 Jul 16
Hey thanks a lot.
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@celticeagle (118609)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Oct 15
Those are lovely. I can see the similarity between them and the crop circles. Interesting.
@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
11 Oct 15
Thanks. Yes I only realized it too when I was drawing some and I saw more intricate ones in Instagram.
@jstory07 (68321)
• Roseburg, Oregon
4 Oct 15
Who now if it is aliens or if it is somone on Earth doing those crop circles.
@owstalaga (4561)
• Philippines
4 Oct 15
Well there is also the possibility that the ones who do crop circles are just multi-dimensional beings we just can't see unless they show themselves to us.