Articles

The Crop Circles of 2017

As we begin to anticipate what the crop circle season of 2018 might bring, Andy Thomas looks back at the circular events of 2017, which saw a renewed media attack on the phenomenon – and yet the coverage also helped draw attention to what turned out to be another fascinating year of wonders ...

Michael Green 1931–2018

Sunday 28 January 2018 saw the passing of Michael Green, one of the founders of the Centre for Crop Circle Studies and an important figure in the world of paranormal research who worked with Andy Thomas in the 1990s. In this tribute, Andy remembers Michael and celebrates his work ...

Interactive Experiments With Crop Circles

Twenty years on since his co-written book 'Quest For Contact' was published, recounting the real-life attempts of a group of researchers to interact with the crop circle phenomenon using psychic techniques, Andy Thomas looks back on the ambitious project, his part in it and the very intriguing results it produced ...

The Crop Circles of 2016

As the 2017 crop circle season now unfolds, Andy looks back at 2016, when the ever-fascinating circle mystery fell quieter around the world but remained strong in the English heartlands, where many impressive masterpieces made their presence felt and stirred valuable debate as intensely as ever ...

To Publish or ‘Self-Publish’? Producing Books in the Alternative Sphere

As the author of a number of books on mysteries and truth issues, some produced by bigger publishers and others put out through his own Vital Signs Publishing, Andy Thomas is sometimes asked by new authors in the ‘alternative’ sphere whether they should find a publisher or set up their own outlet and put the book out themselves. The following ...

Surviving the Shock of the New

The seismic decision of Britain voting for ‘Brexit’ has been an enormous social and political shift, leaving many people feeling disorientated. Following his widely-read pre-vote articles, Andy Thomas concludes his unofficial trilogy on the EU vote by helping to make sense of what has happened and takes an impartial look at how we can all survive and thrive in this ...

Responses to Articles and Further Thoughts on the EU Vote

Andy's two recent articles on the EU seem to have gone far and wide and have provoked quite a few interesting and informative responses. Together with additional remarks by Andy, some of the comments are reproduced here, as other readers may benefit from seeing them ...

EU or Not EU: Deciding With the Inner Voice

The polarisation around the crucial upcoming EU Referendum is leaving some people bewildered and uncertain as to which way to vote. What are the deeper reasons for this struggle, and how can we better know our own minds on the decision? In a balanced sharing, Andy Thomas suggests a helpful way of tuning in to our real feelings on the ...

EU or Not EU: Reasoning the Issues

In this companion piece to his article 'EU or not EU: Deciding with the Inner Voice', which gives suggestions as to how undecided voters might find a clearer way forward, Andy Thomas here presents a helpful – and more partisan – summary of the actual issues over the EU vote and shares his own reasons for having come to a ...

Freedom, Security and the Alternative World

The risks to freedom of thought in the post-Paris and Belgium attacks climate are very real, as Western leaders threaten to label all and any dissent from the norm as "extremism". Andy Thomas looks at the possible consequences ...

The Crop Circles of 2015

The crop circles continued their tenacious march onwards in 2015, still surprising, fascinating and confounding in equal measure, as Andy Thomas reports ...

Cultural Rigidity and the Suppression of the Alternative

Andy Thomas asks, does the absence of 'alternative' ambassadors in the media indicate something more profound than mere cover-up? ...

The Deeper History of Christmas

The Christmas festival has much deeper and more complex roots than it is sometimes given credit for today, as Andy explores ...