“What is a Crystal Skull?” – Well as this name or term implies we are speaking about a skull shaped object that is made from various types of quartz crystals (clear, amethyst, smoky, rose, etc …). Most of us are familiar with quartz crystal as this gemstone serves as a key component within all of our modern-day electronics; devices that we use each and every day (including the computer you are using to read this book btw). There are many people today who work with their personal crystals in order to re-energize themselves, for healing (physical or emotional problems) or even to assist them in their development of their inner or spiritual gifts.
However, when one begins to work with a quartz crystal that is in the shape of a human-like skull – other strange phenomena begin to occur around them. We have received numerous reports from people all over the world having some very special experiences connected to the crystal skulls. There are three different types of crystal skulls that are spoken about in the world today as follows1:
“OLD” – a crystal skull that was created between 100 years ago to about 1000 years ago. A number of these types of skulls have been discovered within or near ancient ruins in Mexico or Central America. In general, the appearance of these crystal skulls are somewhat crude in form and upon a close examination of the surface of an “Old” crystal skull, there are usually observed some type of tool marks left by its carver, similar to what can be detected with the newly made crystal skulls.
“ANCIENT” -- a crystal skull that was fashioned at least 1500-2000 years ago or created much much later. It has been suggested that some of these crystal skulls could literally be (hundred of) thousands of years old based upon the studies conducted by various researchers or as has been suggested through the legends or oral traditions of different indigenous peoples. Presently there are only a small number of such crystal skulls known publicly. As to the exact number of how many ancient skulls could exist, this answer is unknown. At the present time, we do not have an exact scientific procedure to be able to date when a piece of quartz was shaped into a skull however there are a number of different ideas and theories about how one can definitively identify a crystal skull as being “ancient” (or even “old”). Again, many of these types of skulls appear to have some type of link with different Mesoamerican cultures as well as possible ties with various Native American tribes or nations within North America. We have even heard rumors of crystal skulls that have been found or are known within South America and in other parts of the world as well.
In general, we are unable to detect tool marks upon the surface of an ancient crystal skull. The implications of this condition suggests that either this particular skull was done completely by hand (over a long period of time) or perhaps, there was some form of very sophisticated and advanced technology that was utilized to make the skull, of which we are not familiar with as of yet. Most of the so-called very old or ancient crystal skulls we have personally met, have a very intense energy field that surrounds them, of which many people are able to sense or feel. This energy field can be quite strong and powerful.
There are a number of
different theories that have been given as to explain how these ancient
skulls may have been manufactured; some of which are quite fantastic in
their scope. It has been difficult to trace the true history about these
objects as far as where the skulls may have originated from or which parts
of the world they have traveled through. Attempts have been made by
various groups to work with trained sensitives in the presence of a
crystal skull and record the impressions that they psychically receive.
However this method does not always guarantee success as the historical
information channeled by these psychics does not always agree and even can
be conflicting at times.
(1 –The three classifications of crystal skulls discussed within this article were originated by the Society of Crystal Skulls International, in an attempt to distinguish the different type of skulls that exist in the world.)
Next, please find a short description about some of the most well known crystal skulls that emerged at this time:
“The 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. This skull is human-size and made from an absolutely clear piece of quartz that includes a removable jaw. It is an almost exact copy of our own modern bone skull. At the current time this skull is in the hands of his adopted daughter, Anna Mitchell-Hedges (since the time of her father’s death in 1959);
“ET”: discovered by a Mayan family near Guatemala while digging on their property in 1906. This crystal skull was obtained by Joky Van Dieten in 1991 through a crystal store near Los Angeles. It is the only known human-size ancient crystal skull that is made from smoky quartz. In appearance it has a resemblance to a type of “ET” shape with a slightly pointed chin and similarly pointed in the top part of the head. This crystal skull now travels the world with its caretaker who hopes to share it with other people (including world leaders) to meditate with for world peace;
“Max” -- an 18 lb (8.2 kg) 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 Tibetan-trained lama in 1970. It was housed within his healing center in Houston, Texas and was used as a healing tool to assist numerous patients who came to the center. Upon the lama’s death, the crystal skull was gifted to his close friends, Carl and JoAnn Parks. Currently Mrs. Parks is touring (primarily in the U.S.) with her crystal skull, providing many people an opportunity to experience this ancient skull directly;
There is no simple answer to this question. The study of the crystal skulls is very complex and seems almost never ending. However, we would like to offer to the readers of this article a few ideas or thoughts that we have gathered over the years from a number of sources, for your consideration:
“The Crystal Skulls function like our modern-day computers and were used in this capacity by various (advanced?) civilizations in our past. They contain hidden knowledge and information that when it is the time for this to be revealed will ultimately assist humanity to create a Golden Age of peace and harmony upon our world!”
“They were a powerful tool for healing [Body Mind Spirit] within such cultures as the Mayans, the Aztecs or even the Atlanteans”
“Relative to today: We have witnessed many people’s lives being profoundly affected after having had an opportunity to spend time in the presence of a very old crystal skull. And even now, these type of phenomena are beginning to happen around the ‘Contemporary Crystal Skulls’ as well. Could the crystal skulls then, be a type of mini energy vortex or better yet a catalyst that is helping people to awaken to their true spiritual nature?”
Yes indeed, there has been some fascinating research conducted by the Society of Crystal Skulls, International in California, headed by crystal skull expert, F. R. “Nick” Nocerino for almost 60 years. Additionally, in 2001, a group of us have formed the World Mystery Research Center (based in the U.S. and Holland) where we have initially focused our energies upon two special aspects related to the crystal skulls:
We believe the crystal skulls are one of the most important ancient artifacts that have been discovered so far in our recorded history. Because of what the crystal skulls could represent for the future of humanity, we believe that these ancient artifacts deserve a great deal more time, attention and study. This is part of the reason we were inspired to setup our non-profit research center, as was discussed before.
Since the beginning of 2004, we have heard from a number of new people who have a strong interest to learn more about the crystal skulls. It has even been interesting to observe the process for when we could release our new book. No matter what we tried, we could not have everything ready until we were into this year. We suspect that on some level, the energy connected to these special crystalline objects has been dramatically increased and a new door has been opened. Thus based upon this observation, we believe that you will be hearing about some new situations or insights about the crystal skulls in the near future.
On a personal level, the crystal skulls are continuing to take DesyRainbow and I on an incredible journey all over the world. There are new places we are being invited to travel to for sharing information about the skulls or more opportunities to expand upon our research.
Regardless of the source from where the ancient skulls may have originated (possibly very advanced cultures in our past or perhaps from other worlds), they are continuing to assist many people to awaken to their true inner potential. Who knows, perhaps the crystal skulls are a visual reminder for all of us that we are members of the same spiritual family who must unite now and work together in a cooperative manner to create the type of world we seek. Since the first moment I came into contact with my first crystal skull ("Ami"), I have always felt that the skulls are a confirmation of the prophecies that discuss a major transformation that our world will and is going through. So perhaps, if we each would just follow the inspiration in our heart and our soul, how to best live our lives, we can make a difference and help to bring forth a peaceful planet.
The best way we believe to better understand what the crystal skulls are about and to appreciate them is to have your own personal experience with one. So please, if such an opportunity presents itself and you have a chance for your own encounter, don't let it pass you by. There are a number of different crystal skulls traveling in the world today, so it is indeed possible if you choose for this experience.
Please feel free to contact us at any time, as we would love to hear about your experiences related to the crystal skulls or your thoughts. Thank you for your interest and time. We hope you enjoyed this short article.
In Peace, Light, Joy and Love always,
Joshua & DesyRainbow Shapiro
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