The Crystal Skull Explorer
Joshua & Desy Shapiro
and Desy Shapiro (U.S. & Holland) holding their
three personal crystal skulls,
(from your left to right) “Portal de Luz”,
“Unity”and “Moses of Peace”.
to the readers of the various groups who have permitted us to
share this article with their members.
This is our webpage version. The purpose of this article
is to provide a short concise description about the crystal
skulls, one of the greatest mysteries in our world. An
Australian magazine originally had requested an article from me
and I had to write in but a few days. So it was not an easy task
by any means as the study about the crystal skulls is very
involved and complex (to a degree). But, being an Aries born
individual, I definitely accepted this challenge and I think the
end results weren’t bad.
So, now is our time to share this information with you!
am I? My
name is Joshua Shapiro (American born in Chicago) and in April of 1983, I
was minding my own business when I walked into a metaphysical bookstore in
San Jose, California and saw a picture of an almost human-sized Amethyst
Crystal Skull. What was
amazing is that when I gazed at this picture, I felt a strong and powerful
vibration throughout my entire body and heard in my head the words,
“What is this (the skull) doing out now?”
Within an hour, while I was still in the same bookstore speaking to
the owner, a powerful earthquake hit a city in California not far from us
and the table with the pictures of this crystal skull was shaking as well.
With an inner and outer confirmation, my journey with the crystal
skulls had begun.
almost 20 years later, having given over 200 presentations in the U.S.,
Canada, South America, Australia and all over Europe (10 different
countries), boy do I have some important things to tell you about the
Next Question you may ask, “What the ‘Heck’ is a Crystal Skull?” –
Well as the name does imply, we are speaking about skull shaped objects
made from various types of quartz crystals (clear, amethyst, smoky, rose,
etc …). There are three
types discussed in the world today within the crystal skull community:
© Joshua Shapiro
photo by Vera Manaleo
“Portal de Luz” – a smoky quartz crystal
skull created by
a Master Brazilian Carver.
Caretaker – Joshua Shapiro
or CONTEMPORARY” – crystal skulls being manufactured by modern
carvers of which thousands upon thousands now exist (and this has
only really started to explode since the middle part of the
skulls come in all shape and sizes (one new skull made was well
over 100 pounds or 50 kilo) and are being primarily done by
carvers in Brazil and China.
Even being sold on E-Bay.
“OLD” – a crystal skull that was fashioned from over 100 years ago
to about 1000 years ago. Most
of these types of skulls have been discovered within or near
ancient ruins in Mexico or Central America and many of them are
guarded by descendants of various indigenous people throughout the
world. Usually with
the “Old” crystal skulls we can have find some type of tool
mark left by the carver, as is the case with the “New” crystal
-- a crystal skull that was created from 1500-2000 years ago to
whenever (they could be hundreds of thousands of years old).
There are a few crystal skulls that exist today which are
considered “ANCIENT” crystal skulls.
However, there is absolutely no known technique we have that can
date when a quartz crystal was fashioned.
In general if we don’t find any tool marks this infers the skull
was either done by hand or using some advance technology we don’t know
about (Lasers [of which primitive tribes did not have], Thought Projection
into the Ethers, a Gift from the Gods [ETs], made by an advance culture
that existed on the earth long ago [Atlantis, Lemuria] or they may have
come from some advance civilizations that live in the Inner Earth [the
Hollow Earth theory, a whole new article by itself].
is my personal belief that the true understanding of the ancient crystal
skulls can be found within various traditions of the indigenous cultures
that exist in our world. In
particular, there is a definite connection with the crystal skulls with
the Mayans and the Aztecs, and there is even information coming from
various Native American sources that they know about the skulls as well.
In most cases, the crystal skulls are linked to sacred world
prophecies held by these people. Also
if such cultures have their own crystal skulls (which seems very likely)
they are protecting and guard these skulls in secret as they consider
these artifacts very sacred and take the responsibility to hold them very
determine what type of crystal skull one might have, either we can go by
the Legends of the Indigenous People who have them, or by working with
trained sensitives who can psychically link into the energy and history of
History of the Crystal Skulls
– The public first became aware of the crystal skulls during the later
part of the 19th century.
At this time, many museums of the world became interested in
displaying antiquities from past civilizations (Egypt, Greece,
Mesoamerica, etc …). Thus,
in the 1878, in the Musče de l’homme (Museum of Man in Paris --
for our French readers) and in 1898, in the Museum of Man of London (for
our British readers), each had a clear quartz skull on display (both came
out during the 1860’s during the French occupation of Mexico,
purportedly found or acquired by Soldiers of Fortune, linked to Mayan
sites in this country). However,
in the research conducted for our new book, “Journeys of a Crystal Skull
Explorer” (to be released as an e-book and published book this year)
there were a number of other old and ancient crystal skulls that were
uncovered in various ways during this same century which eventually found
their way (after passing through the hands of various people) to specific
individuals who are publicly known today!
Again in the early part
of the 20th century, usually connected with ancient
Mesoamerican ruins or areas, more crystal skulls were uncovered:
Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull”: named after famed explorer and
adventurer, F. A. Mitchell-Hedges, discovered in Lubaantum, an ancient
Mayan city in Belize in 1924, human size, clear quartz, removable jaw, an
almost exact duplicate of our own modern skull, now in the hands of Anna
Mitchell-Hedges in Canada;
discovered by a Mayan family near Guatemala while digging on their
property in 1906; purchased by Joke Van Dieten in 1991 through a crystal
store near Los Angeles, is the only human size ancient crystal skull made
from smoky quartz which has a resemblance to an “ET” shape, this skull
now travels the world and was shown at a major exhibition of Mysterious
Objects in Vienna in 2001;
18 lb (9 kilo) clear quartz crystal skull purportedly discovered in
a Mayan tomb in Guatemala between 1924-1926.
The skull was gifted by a Mayan Shaman to a Tibet trained lama in
1970, used in a healing center in Houston, Texas and then upon the
lama’s death, was given to Carl and JoAnn Parks, who tour with this
crystal skull with many people in the U.S. primarily.
The name comes from a telepathic communication between the skull
and Mrs. Parks, where the skull informs this is the name.
Stan Chan & Al Ramirez
– an ancient amethyst crystal skull.
Notice the circular indentation in the
temple and the white squiggly line that
cuts the skull in half as it travels the
full circumference of the quartz piece.
“Ami”, the Amethyst
Crystal Skull: Its
history is unsure, purportedly it was part of a collection of
crystal skulls held by the Mexican President Diaz from 1876-1910,
but also we have reports the skull was discovered in the Oaxaca
area (Mexico) and was hand down generation to generation through
an order of Mayan Priests. Now
it resides in San Jose, California with a group of businessmen who
are offering this skull for sale.
There are of course many
other crystal skulls which are believed to be “ANCIENT” or
very old, but this group of four is a good representation.
So, why are the Crystal Skulls so Important?
It would take a good book (like the one we are doing) to be able to
answer this question, so I will just give a few ideas or thoughts for the
“The ancient Crystal Skulls are
the computers of the ancients, they contain important information that
help humanity to pass through it current series of challenges to take us
into a Golden Age.”
“They were a powerful tool for
healing [Body Mind Spirit] by
ancient civilizations such as the Mayans or the Atlanteans”
“Today, we have witnessed so
many people’s lives profoundly affected when they have had an
opportunity to be in the presence of an ‘ANCIENT’ crystal skull
(healing of all types of illness, expansion of ones spiritual awareness,
bringing to a head emotional or mental blocks, being a catalyst for a
positive change in a person’s life and the list goes on) or even now,
this phenomena is beginning to happen around the ‘NEW’ crystal
Has Any Research Been Done to Understand the Skulls?
indeed, there has been some interesting conducted by the Crystal Skull
Society International in California, headed by crystal skull expert, F. R.
“Nick” Nocerino for almost 60 years.
Additionally, in 2001, a group of us formed the World Mystery
Research Center (based in the U.S. and Holland) where we began to focus on
two aspect related to the crystal skulls:
Marc van de Velde
a group of researchers based in Belgium, using what is called
a Lecher Antenna (like a dowsing rod but able to measure
specific frequencies of energy) test “Portal de Luz”.
They were amazed to find that our crystal
skull was broadcasting all the same frequencies as a human
being: “The senses of ‘Sight’, ‘Smell’, ‘Taste’
and even ‘Hearing’ “
To use various electronic devices to see if we could provide some
proof and understanding why the energy or presence of a crystal
skull is affecting people in such a powerful manner (and our blind
test showed us this was indeed occurring using such devices as
meridian based machines, EEG, lecher antenna and Krilian machines
sensitive to recording and displaying the Aura.
2) We also discovered secret codes contained within the
crystal skulls in the form of images that came out using a special
process of analysis using scanned images of the crystal skulls
(reversal images that was developed by the Mayans) and very
importantly, the Bible Code (secret information encoded within the
Torah, the first five books of the Old Testament by a numerical
skipping of letters) conclusively discusses the crystal skulls,
their link to the Mayans, Prophecy, speaks about the
Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull, their ability to work as a computer
and for healing.
Comments from the writer:
believe the crystal skulls are one of the most important ancient artifacts
that have surfaced into the public’s attention which exist today.
I believe the crystal skulls hold key information that will to
bring to our world a time of perfect peace and harmony by the year 2013
(or in the ‘Year Zero’, December 21st, 2012 as stated by
This special date is so significant that my new wife Desy and I
married on December 21st, of last year, in the presence of our
own crystal skulls and images of several ancient crystal skulls, 10 years
of the sources from which these skulls originated from (other worlds
brought here by the ETs, Atlantis, Lemuria, the Inner Earth, etc …) they
are now helping many people to awaken to their true potential and to see
that we are all members of the same spiritual family who must unite
together and work in a cooperative manner to create a world of peace and
harmony for ourselves and the generations to come.
The Crystal Skulls are a sign from the Universe and unseen
spiritual helpers; that this time of Peace that has been prophesized is
now here and at hand, if we each could but do what only makes our hearts
you for reading and listening. Hopefully in the near future, Desy and I
will be able to personally meet with you to share the energies of the
crystal skulls as we continue our personal journey and odyssey all over
the world, guided by the presence linked to these special crystalline
In Peace and Light always,
& Desy Shapiro
The Crystal Skull Explorers
& Desy Shapiro, Twello, Holland
+31 571 274 813
For information about the new book (in English as an e-book visit)
new book is scheduled to be released as an e-book, first coming out in an
abbreviated version in March of 2003 with the comprehensive version
released by August of 2003.
Additionally there will be a published book appearing in Poland
sometime this Spring and in Holland in the early Fall of 2003)
if anyone would have an interest to bring one of our crystal skull events
to your part of the world, please don’t hesitate to contact us.