Interview w/ Joshua Shapiro – Fate & Fortune Magazine, UK (Summer 2009)

(This interview was conducted with Stephanie Bunce, independent journalist, UK {May 2009, via email – Joshua, Atlanta; Stephanie, England} for Fate & Fortune Magazine.)

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Crystal Skull Explorer, Joshua Shapiro, on one of his quest with his "crystal kids" to Peru

Question: You heard the call of the crystal skull in 1983, when you were in the presence of an Amethyst Skull. What was this strong connection that you felt? Were you holding the skull or touching it at the time?

Joshua: First let me offer a description of this situation happened and how this contact with this ancient Amethyst Crystal Skull known as “Ami”, came to pass. But before we start, since some of your readers may not know what a crystal skull is, let me offer a simple definition and some the background information:

Definition – Crystal Skulls –
a crystal skull from my personal opinion (after many years of work with and researching them) is a skull shaped similar to a human bone-skull of various sizes where are made from various types of quartz crystals. There are three categories of crystal skulls discussed within the crystal skull community

New or Contemporary – made by modern carvers today using predominately diamond tip tools (saws and drills) – the best carvers are considered to be in Brazil and China.

Old – a crystal skull that was created or manufactured over 100 years ago but less then 1000 to 2000 years ago (this definition varies)

Ancient – a crystal skull create from 1000-2000 years ago till whenever (thousands of years, hundreds of thousands of years or more then a million) – we have no way to verify how long ago such a crystal skull may have been formed from a purely scientific way nor can we verify its age although various indigenous cultures or old civilizations have legends about such ancient artifacts.

This photo was a gift from the former owner of "Ami", Al Ramirez, who gave this skull the name - notice the circular indentations on the side.

Ami, is an 8 lb skull (11 lbs is considered human size) made from amethyst quartz crystal that was uncovered in Mexico or Central America, linked to an ancient Meso-American ruin. This crystal skull was once in the care of a Mayan Priest in Mexico but he gave the skull as collateral to receive a loan from a group of businessmen based out of San Jose, California, USA. It has been said the Mayan Priest requested this loan to help the people of his village in Mexico who were poor. Due to the default of the repayment of the loan, this group of businessmen retained possession of this crystal skull and had the skull for sale for over one million for many years till it was sold in 2009.

Now to answer your question directly related to Ami and my personal history with this skull, my story begins in April of 1983. During this time, I was traveling throughout California on faith. I had the opportunity to stay for a short time with my good friend Ruth in San Jose, California. It was during this visit that I had an opportunity to visit the Ram Metaphysical Bookstore which was across the street from the Rosicrucian Park. Little did I know on this specific day, my whole life would forever be changed.

The owner of the Ram Metaphysical Bookstore, Francoise Beaudoin, had met me before at some local spiritual conferences and we had become very good friends, also both being Aries. I had a strong feeling (speaking from a paranormal perspective and with regard for an absolute belief in reincarnation) that Francoise had been my mother in a past life and thus I did treat her with this distinction and respect. And Francoise being Aries, decided to call her store after the Ram of this sign. Also another interesting coincidence was she had a real son who had the same birthday as Joshua (but he had passed away at time). So there was a strong soul link between Francoise and myself.

So on this unique day in April of 1983, I was only going to visit Francoise at her store to say hello and see if perhaps she might want some additional copy of my first published book entitled, “Journeys of an Aquarian Age Net worker”. It was good to see Francoise again – we always have had a nice time when we meet and share our personal stories – but on this fated day in April of 1983, I failed to realize that destiny was awaiting me. After getting on with the pleasantries, Francoise showed to me a picture of a special artifact she had just seen – that was physically located in the San Jose area – it was a photo of an Amethyst Crystal Skull.

Late in 2009, August to be exact, the group of businessmen finally found a buyer for the skull Ami. All we know is that it was sold for $700,000 or there about. We do not know the identity of the new owners and the lawyer who represented this group of businessmen confirmed to Joshua on the phone it had been sold but due to their legal ethics was unable to reveal the new owner.

Now to answer your question directly related to Ami and my personal history with this skull, my story begins in April of 1983. During this time, I was traveling throughout California on faith. I had the opportunity to stay for a short time with my good friend Ruth in San Jose, California. It was during this visit that I had an opportunity to visit the Ram Metaphysical Bookstore which was across the street from the Rosicrucian Park. Little did I know on this specific day, my whole life would forever be changed.

The owner of the Ram Metaphysical Bookstore, Francoise Beaudoin, had met me before at some local spiritual conferences and we had become very good friends, also both being Aries. I had a strong feeling (speaking from a paranormal perspective and with regard for an absolute belief in reincarnation) that Francoise had been my mother in a past life and thus I did treat her with this distinction and respect. And Francoise being Aries, decided to call her store after the Ram of this sign. Also another interesting coincidence was she had a real son who had the same birthday as Joshua (but he had passed away at time). So there was a strong soul link between Francoise and myself.

Now up to this point of time – publicly known in the world were three large crystal skulls:

The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull

The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull – discovered in Belize in 1924, hidden within a pyramid of a Mayan City called Luubantuun – this crystal skull was two pieces, the lower jaw separate from the top part – an exact duplicate of our own human skull – perfect in every detail, clear quartz and human sized 11.8 lbs.

The British Museum Crystal Skull

The British Museum Crystal Skull – a one piece clear quartz skull found by a Soldier of Fortune in Mexico in the 1860’s (probably robbed by peasants from local meso-american tombs) – that eventually comes through Tiffany’s, a New York jeweler and then on to the British Museum in 1897 for £ 120 and is put on public display in 1898. This crystal skull is currently on display in the British Museum in London however the museum believes the skull is a fake, possibly made by advanced carvers in the 1800s. The skull is slightly larger then human size and has a much more primitive facial features compared to the Mitchell-Hedges Skull.

The Paris Crystal Skull
– a clear quartz skull, small skull less then 6 lbs in height – with a hole cut from the top part of the skull to its base – it was likewise discovered by a soldier of fortune in Mexico and eventually was a gift to the Museum of Man by a Mr. Pinart in 1878. Within the past few years, this crystal skull has been transferred to the Musee du Quay Branley, near the Eiffel Tower and sometimes is on public display. During the time of the Indiana Jones film in 2008, the museum conducted its own tests and also believes this crystal skull was carved in the 1800’s and calls it a fake as well.

All three of these relatively known crystal skulls are made from clear quartz crystal. However, the crystal skull, I saw in 1983 was made from amethyst which does not appear to be so common with the older skulls that we are finding or are known. During this time I had a chance to meet with F. R. ‘Nick’ Nocerino (deceased 2004), who is still considered to be the foremost expert about the crystal skulls, having seen his first ancient skull in 1944 in France. So Mr. Nocerino knew of quite a few other very old crystal skulls and also had a chance to view this Amethyst skull himself.

Question: You heard the call of the crystal skull in 1983, when you were in the presence of the Amethyst Skull. What was this strong connection that you felt? Were you holding the skull or touching it at the time?

Well here is what happened to me. At first, I was just minding my own business as I went into Francoise store, as I was really here only for a visit and maybe to see if she might like to buy a few copies of my first book. Then, all of a sudden, she showed me a photograph of the Amethyst Skull. As I was gazing at this picture (it was just a photo mind you) I felt a tremendous shaking of energy inside of my body. I had never experienced something like this before — it was like having an inner earthquake happening inside of me.

Then I heard in my own thinking voice (but I wasn’t thinking this) the following: “what is this doing out now?” – Did this mean on some conscious level that I knew about this crystal skull before? Or could it be a past life memory? So I was kind of puzzled what was happening to me in this moment. Then all of a sudden, about 1/2 hour later, there was a real earthquake that occurred about 150 miles south of San Jose and the table which the picture of the Amethyst Skull was sitting upon started to shake violently as well.

My second visit with Ami in San Jose, California in November of 2001 when the group of business owners allowed us to do research with

So I believe on this day, besides having this inner and outer earthquakes which were a tremendous jolt to my system (as it were), I became aware that there is some very special and important about this crystal skull or the crystal skulls in general. It was like a secret knowledge hidden within a deep level of my consciousness had been activated. Therefore, essentially I made a decision on this day to dedicated my life to helping other people to better understand and know more about the crystal skulls – I sensed during these unexpected experiences I was having this day, that the crystal skulls were vital for the future of humanity. But what could I do as one person?

We never know in our life, when we come to a special moment, when we are going to make a personal decision that will affect our life for that moment forward. This was one of those moments for me. Was this part of a personal life plan I made before I was born that this inner knowledge about the crystal skulls would become activated at this time?

But my experience with the amethyst crystal skull did not end here. If I had just had a chance to view the photographs that Francoise had, I would have been happy with this. But apparently the universe had another destiny for me which I would find out quite soon.

About two weeks later, I heard there was a young man in town who was quite wealthy. He heard about the amethyst crystal skull and wanted to view it to determine if he might wish to buy the skull. At this time, the skull was in a vault in an art gallery in San Jose, and the men who had it (the business group) wanted to sell it. Since I knew Francoise, I was invited to come along.

Well I thought to myself, if just the picture could provide such a strong energy and experience linked to it, I wondered what will happen to me when I see the darn thing? So I was very excited to go and see how I would respond to the actual artifact.

I recall as we were sitting around a large table at the art gallery, the owner then brought out the skull being contained within a kind of special box. He put the crystal skull on the table for all of us to view and then eventually we were each allowed to touch the skull.

As I placed my right hand on the top of the skull, I felt a force or energy travel all the way from my hand through my arm and finally felt this energy stop above my right shoulder. It seemed to me as if there was a duplicate form or image of the amethyst skull which was floating over my right shoulder. At least this is what I saw in my mind’s eye and even till this day I can still clearly see this image in my mind and feel the energy there.

I remember another time shortly after the visit with the Amethyst Skull, as I was thinking about this sacred object, from out of the blue I felt as if the skull was being placed right over my own bone skull. And when this happened, I felt like I had a clear telepathic bond with the skull and that I could receive directly the knowledge and wisdom that is stored within Ami coming into my own head. Note I have heard over the years via emails from a few people who have felt similar experiences with other crystal skulls.

Anyway, I was given one photo of the Amethyst Crystal Skull by Francoise, which I would show others when i did my traveling journeys on faith at this time and had informal talks I gave or just was meeting people along the way. I didn’t expect I would be doing anything else with a crystal skull after this experience. I was just so grateful to have the chance to meet one of the ancient skulls. But I did see through Ami that these crystal skulls possessed a very strong energy field around them which could help many people who had contact with the skulls in very beneficial ways such as for healing, developing ones spiritual gift or creative gifts, profound dreams – or even to be a catalyst for new changes in their lives.

I just didn’t know this was only the beginning – and the next step came when I returned in 1985 to California and met the co-authors of our first book, “Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls Revealed”, that being Sandra Bowen and her teacher, F. R. “Nick” Nocerinco.

Question: This experience was the beginning of your life as a crystal skull explorer and changed your life forever. How exactly has it changed your life forever?

Let me offer first my definition of a Crystal Skull Explorer and why I feel this title fits the work I am doing with the crystal skulls. Why a Crystal Skull Explorer? – as I started to learn more about the crystal skulls working with Sandra and Nick, I became more and more convinced the crystal skulls are tools of the ancient returning to help our world create planetary peace. This to me was the main and most important messages that the crystal skulls were giving to people. But up to 1985, I just felt lucky to meet one and thought nothing else would happen to me related to the crystal skulls again.

But then while I was sharing some information in Berkeley, California, in March of 1985, linked to the Billy Meiers’ UFO case in Switzerland (a friend in San Diego had made me a copy of the UFO film Mr. Meiers took of Pleiadian spacecraft around his farm), I met Sandra in the audience who mentioned the crystal skulls during this public dialogue. So I called her away from the others and we became life partners for about 3 years, working with Mr. Nocerino to offer public talks about the crystal skulls and eventually in 1989, our joint book was released.

But during these early days of working with the crystal skulls, I was seeking some type of a way to express the type of work that I was doing with the crystal skulls. People always want to use the label of an “expert” for someone who has given many years of their life to study a subject. But I believe that every person is an expert in their own right and that when we depend upon just a few people to provide us with all of our answers , we are giving away our power to them. Besides, being born an Aries, I am a natural born explorer – I always am fascinated by new activities or studies and I am not afraid to just give up everything to go on a new quest. Plus the work of an explorer is to find the best information you can on the subject of your study and then report back to the public what you have uncovered. It is not your job to provide the answers per say, but by offering the very best information you can, allow everyone to decide for themselves which part of this information might be important for them or helps to explain the mysteries in our world.

From the 1980’s till now, in 2009 – our perception about the crystal skulls continues to change over time. Where once we thought there might only be a very few human sized ancient skulls, more and more crystal skulls are appearing each year. Mexico for example, continues to be a goldmine of crystal skulls – in March of 2009 I visited Mexico City for the first time and saw five more of what I would consider to be at least “old” crystal skulls that had come out of the ground or were linked to ancient ruins.

So the life of a crystal skull explorer can be exciting. Besides having the opportunity to travel to many parts of the world either for new explorations or a chance to offer public talks – each time you have a chance to meet a new crystal skull it is amazing. Why? Well each skull has its own very unique energy linked to it. Perhaps the energy recorded within a skull comes from the ceremonies conducted by the people who have guarded this sacred item for thousands of year? Or simply the skull’s energy could be accumulation of all the human events and activities which the quartz recorded over time. All quartz crystals have the ability to record the frequencies of all the energies that surround and occur around them. I find that as I have had contact with each new skull, its essence or energy has changed the person I am and have become today.

For example, I remember in March of 2008, I was granted an opportunity to spend private time (for the 1st time in all these years) with the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull of Love (its name was changed when Bill Homann became the guardian upon Anna Mitchell-Hedges death in 2007). This occurred inside of Bill’s home. I had done a special preparation for this experience – I had taken with me, the three personal crystal skulls I had at this time (Portal de Luz, 10 lb smoky quartz; Geronimo Golden Eagle-Eye 2 lb smoky quartz; Little Indiana Princess – 1 lb rose quartz) and also an MP3 player. I haven’t mentioned yet, but I am a musician of sorts. I have played the guitar since i was about 10 or 12 years old. My specialty is I just play spontaneously and as I do so, I will hear songs. I have written a few songs on the guitar which I do perform during my public talks from time to time. I have no idea where the music comes but I always hear it inside of mysefl. I can only assume I was a musician in other lifetimes as some of the things I do on the guitar I was never taught. I have uncovered two lifetimes so far, one linked with a well known German composer and I am absolutely sure I was a roving minstrel in England which is where I developed my gift to make up a song at any moment, right on the spot.

Anyway, when I meditate with my personal crystal skulls (at the time of this interview there are now five, two small amethyst skulls have come into my possession since 2008) or who I call my “crystal kids” – with music, I have some of the most powerful meditations I have ever had in my life. I connect to some inner part of my being that is filled with joy and happiness – which I believe exists in each of us – if we but could find our own way to connect to this part.

Anyway, going back to March of 2008 in Indiana – there was the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull in front of me sitting on Bill’s (formerly Anna Mitchell-Hedges’) coffee table sitting on a swiveling table (“lazy susan). Now it was (finally!!) my turn to do a meditation with this wondrous crystal skull. So I placed my large skull, “Portal de Luz” (Portal of Light) face to face with the “Skull of Love” and I put “Geronimo” and “Indiana Princess” behind the “Skull of Love” in a triangle. And then I went into an altered stated and almost felt a higher force guiding me which were the precise songs on my MP3 player I should listen to at each point throughout the meditation — I didn’t know what would happen to me, I just trusted everything would be perfect.

Well many times when you have a chance to meditate or work with a crystal skull you feel as if you are in touch with a living consciousness – a living being that knows who you are and why you have come for this life experience on planet Earth. But in this case, I had a contact with some type of universal consciousness – it wasn’t a single being, it wasn’t a group of beings – it was like a pure consciousness, a consciousness of life. I don’t think I have ever before been in touch with such an intelligence. This intelligence knew all about me and I felt very calm and peaceful just sitting there (I was sitting on the floor in front of the coffee table where all of the Skulls were lying upon.)

I could have sat there in this space for a very long time and not been bored at all – it was amazing and beautiful. But of course I knew I had to end this experience, as my friend “Indy” who came with me that day and Bill were starting to get hungry and we needed to go to lunch. I would say the meditation lasted at most for 20 minutes. But I had a very strong side effect from this encounter, in that the “Skull of Love” really helped me to activate more and open up my heart chakra. For men, this is no easy feat as my fellow brothers know that from an early age, we were taught by our fathers to express our emotions or being more heartful is a weakness. However we are learning now that we can not have true joy in life, regardless if we are a man or a woman if we ignore the love in our hearts and embrace it. The “Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull” clearly showed me that we can never truly love and enjoy life if our hearts are closed as we prevent ourselves from being who we truly are. And in truth, all of creation is an act by Creator (He/She) which allows creation to occur which is through God’s love. And are we not each a part of Creator? As the great ancient teacher Hermes said, “As Above, So Below”.

So to summarize my answer here; the more contact I have had with these crystalline friends, it seems they are a catalyst (their energy) which is helping me to discover who I really am within. They show me what is my full potential and help me to link more fully with the “Creator” inside, a divine infinity. Thus you can imagine why I am so enthusiastic and excited to work hard on every project I can imagine and think of, to include these beautiful crystal friends as they are awakening more and more people which they touch through personal contact with them.

Question: Our readers will want to understand exactly why crystal skulls mean so much to you. Please can you tell us?

Why do the crystal skulls mean so much to me? This is a good question but an easy one to answer, let me give it the old college try ok?

The crystal skulls, in my opinion, are the ancient computers which have stored special and important wisdom and knowledge that humanity can access to help us create a peaceful world — They are perfect mirrors – that when you sit across from one (a crystal skull that has been awakened and activated whether it is a newly made crystal skull by modern carvers or a very ancient one made by advanced civilizations in the far past) — they will reflect back to you the true essence of who you are – what creative or spiritual gifts and skills you have – the perfect person you are inside, a divine child of god.

They are your friends, seeking ways to help you with challenges in your life. Perhaps by performing a meditation with a crystal skull, an answer can come up for you, an idea within your mind how to solve a difficult problem in your life or they can help you see what lies ahead for you in the future.
The crystal skulls, as they are near me, have helped to create a special protective energy field for me while I am writing a new book or composing a new song that makes it easier to write the book or the song. They do the same thing during the private crystal skull sessions I have offered with partners over the year, to make the environment very conducive for a healing or to clearly hear information to share with our client.

As stated, the crystal skulls (“kids”) are my partners for the private sessions that we offer (I have been involved with more then 1000 such sessions since 1999) where the “kids” offer their special energies to our clients or may share telepathic insights and information with them while I working with the client offering an intuitive reading. Sometimes I do receive some messages directly from one or more of the “kids” for the clients to offer positive advice or a suggestion of some new life activities or exercises that can bring more peace in the client’s life. (Editor’s Note : A private session is where I am able to sit with a client in a closed room at a table {many times I work with a special parter who is a gifted healer} and the “crystal kids” are lying upon the table and facing the client. Then, the client selects intuitively one of the “kids” to hold during their session in their lap. We begin with a meditation with music and afterward I share some messages I hear from “spirit’ or discuss what energy I feel in the clients body and chakra which shows me what is happening currently in their life. The session ends with the client asking some questions.)

Truly the personal skulls I have are my kids – I have to take care of them and carry them to the locations we visit so they are able to be with the people they wish to meet. “The kids” go with me everywhere when we take our exciting adventures around the world and if I don’t take them, I can hear them complain!!

Question: So a crystal skull can be modern (like your Portal de Luz), it doesn’t have to have been made by an ancient civilization?

All crystal skulls are made of the same material, quartz crystals. It doesn’t matter whether a skull is made by modern carver such as “Portal de Luz”, or if they were an ancient skull created in some way we do not fully understand by a civilization that existed far ago. Therefore, each skull made from the same material has the same basic qualities and properties and potential. And for a piece of quartz crystal itself to come into existence, it takes hundreds of thousands of years of the right temperature and pressure and conditions in the ground for this to happen.

Portal de Luz photo by Katrina Head

Every crystal skull has its own unique purpose and service that it performs to help the people it has contact with. So while the more ancient crystal skulls may have what appears to be more intense or stronger energies, these crystal skulls may not be appropriate for everyone to see and have contact with, as their frequency of energy could be too high or overload some people. This is why, the newly made crystal skull are also important as they can help many people become accustomed to be around the energy linked to the crystal skulls as a whole group. Plus as far as we know maybe at most, in this moment, we only know about 15-20 crystal skulls that could be ancient and not all of these skulls are with individuals who feel inspired to travel the world and allow people to have direct contact with them. So all crystal skulls have a role to play and the newly made skulls are as special a tool for personal growth and awakening of one’s inner awareness as the much older skulls. We can not fully comprehend the magnitude of what the crystal skulls are truly about without studying all the three different types.

To know which crystal skulls are ancient and which are not, there is no known technique that can verify this. And now the term “crystal skulls” is being used to apply to any skull which has a human form regardless of the material or type of stone it is made from, there are more people speaking that they have an “ancient skull”. It is almost like everyone wants to have an “ancient skull” and if it is not ancient, then it is not special or important. This could not be farther from the truth. For example if a person offered us a so called “ancient crystal skull” and want to exchange it for say “Portal de Luz”, we would never trade “him”. Even though he is clearly a new skull, the energy and experiences he has gained since his initiation in Sedona, Arizona in 1999 – makes him a very special and unique skull. The bottom line is we should honor each crystal skull for “his” or “her” uniqueness and the special services they offer to the people they tough.

Question: What exactly does crystal skull exploring entail or what does a Crystal Skull Explorer do?

I think the best way to define what being a crystal skull explorer is about (since this a self defining term we came up with to describe our work) is to discuss a typical type of day I have, when I am doing this very important personal work for the planet with these crystal friends:

The day of a crystal skull explorer – every day there are always emails to answers — either we hear from people asking us how they can buy their own crystal skull or if they are already a crystal skull guardian, they ask us for suggestions how to bring their crystal skull to life. Some people will write to us to ask where they can see a crystal skull in person or at times we are invited to visit their local area to do a crystal skull weekend event.

Sometime we hear from people who have old skulls – who are unsure what they have and they will send us picture – if it is possible to visit these individuals to see the skulls, we try to arrange this as well as these people want to understand more about what they have and how to work with their own crystal skull. Sometimes people will contact with the old skulls to ask us to be an expert to confirm they have an “ancient skull” so they can sell it for the highest price but this is not what our work is about.

We also are working on creating new public events or conferences where we try to bring many crystal skulls and teachers in one place. From 2004-2007 I worked with my ex-wife, Blue Arrow Rainbow Eagle Woman in Holland and other good friends to offer two International Festivals, one in Holland (2006) and another in Hungary (2007) plus a few small conferences in Switzerland (2004-2006). There are other people creating such activities and we try to work together if possible, as we given we believe by “spirit” specific instructions how to create such event where all crystal skulls and teachers were honored equally. We continue to explore how to setup more of these events.

We are working on a new documentary – one done by the supervision of people who are real life crystal skull teachers, researchers and guardians. I did have the opportunity participate in two documentaries as a consultant in 2008 when the Indiana Jones Film was released but I was quite disappointed about the important information the production companies decided to leave out that would have really helped to give the viewers a most wonderful understanding of these crystal friends. So we believe the best solution is to create our own documentary and now are searching for the resources to do so.

We also have our World Mystery Research Center, to perform scientific and paranormal research on a number of different world mysteries including the crystal skulls, UFOs, prophecy, crop circles and the bible code. We believe that inherit within these mysteries is key knowledge that will one day help humanity move into a Golden Age – who knows perhaps by the end of 2012. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to perform new research that will help us to better understand the crystal skulls and their potential to assist and benefit humanity.

And of course we continue to setup many public events (lectures – workshops – media appearances – private crystal skull sessions) to help educate the public and also provide their own direct contact with a crystal skull there is no single day that goes by that there isn’t some type of activity linked to the crystal skulls going on. Periodically we are contacted by media contacts who invite us to participate in a new program.

In August of 2010, we setup our first online radio show called “Crystal Skulls Now”. This show is aired on blogtalk radio and even if you are unable to hear the live broadcast, the show is recorded into an mp3 audio file, you can listen to any of our shows afterward. This is a new way we are exploring to share more information with people directly. To hear any of our shows just go to:

Question: Where have you been on your explorations?
Joshua: In order to do any exploration of various world mysteries around our planet, to do it in the best form requires the proper finances. Although I am very proud of the many locations in the world I have been fortune to travel, on quite a number of occasion the proper resources were not available and I had to take a risk. I have been fortune to have the sponsorship and support of many people which made it possible to either offer the public events to share information about the crystal skulls or do research. But many times due to the limited finances resources available only a limited about of time was possible to complete a research project. In fact, I can not explain how I have been able to do the work I have done over the years with the crystal skulls and the travels but perhaps a guardian angel is helping me.

Never-the-less, here are some of the interesting journeys I have taken over the years.

  • Peru – looking for a blue skull high up in the Andes mountains of Northern Peru (1997, 1999, 2002, have not been able to find this crystal skull)
  • Mexico – in March of this year, had a chance to see five old crystal skulls that have been unearthed from the ground that at the time of this article have not been shown publicly very much. (Editor’s Note: In October of last year, we participated in a Crystal Skull Conference in Mexico City and had a chance to see quite a few more older crystal skulls, one from Hunbatz Men, a Mayan Daykeeper and several from the participants. We also had a chance to take our “crystal kids” to the pyramids at Teotihuacan.
  • England – Researching the effects of a crystal skull on the energies within a Crop Circle (2003-2004), visits to Stonehenge with the skulls (2002, 2004).
  • US & Europe – testing a number of individuals using various electronic devices to measure the energetic effect of a crystal skull upon a person (2000-2008) – such devices as a Meridian Stress Test System, Krilian Camera, Lechers Antenna, Brain Waves … (Test were conducted in the US, Holland, Belgium and Poland)
  • Brazil – Have visited Brazil several years since 2000 – participating in various conferences and offering crystal skull lectures. Many of the new crystal skulls are located here. I had a chance to meet the carver of several of our crystal skulls in the state of Minas Gerias and see how he makes the crystal skulls.
  • Australia – had an opportunity in 1995 to visit the Sydney area where we did public lectures and worked with our friend Joky van Dieten, the guardian of the ancient crystal skull “ET”. We also had this crystal skull present at the Body Mind Spirit as a local friend helped us to have a booth at the conference.

These are just a few examples of the most interesting journeys we have taken or the research tests we have conducted to better understand how the crystal skulls function and why they have a special affect upon people.

In other words, if there is some new activity or artifact (a crystal skull for example) that surfaces which is highly interesting or we are able to conduct some type of new scientific experiments to understand these activities or artifacts, if there is a way we can go and do such explorations (and we will attempt every possible method to make this happen) then we are out the door!!

Question: You travelled to Peru in search of the Blue Skull after you had a vision of it. What other factors define where you go to explore?

When it is time to make a journey to search for or meet a new crystal skull, the way this happens is very simple. The possibility to do so, just happens – all the doors needed to make this trip open and then we are able to go.

Contribution from a member of our newsletter named Robbert Bloemendaal aka Robb WhiteRaven who lives in the Netherlands.

For example, a member of our Crystal Skull Explorers’ newsletter contacted me by email in March (2009) that Dr. Brown’s Atlantean Crystal Ball (now being called an “Atlantean Orb”) would be on display the 2nd weekend of April at a center in Key West, Florida. We had about maybe a week to prepare for this trip but we decided it was too important and too close to Atlanta to not to go.

Katrina went with me on this trip. For those readers who are not familiar with Dr. Brown’s Crystal Ball, briefly he was a member of Jacque Cousteau’s diving team and in 1968 on the way back from a dive off South America, a terrible storm stranded them near Bimini. Well after a storm passes, it sometimes makes it easier to view the seabed so Dr. Brown decided to take a look underwater and he came upon a brilliantly white lighted pyramid. He entered the pyramid and came to a council chamber where sitting on a table held by gold hands was a crystal ball. A voice told him to take the ball and never come back. Dr. Brown felt this was an Atlantean Pyramid and this ball had strong energy and power.

Anyway, so we had this chance to finally view and meet this crystal ball so we drove all the way from Atlanta to Key West, taking turns to drive. It was a long drive but we made it. I thought I would only be able to see the ball during this visit but the current guardian, who’s name is Arthur, for some reason allowed me to hold the ball for 5-10 minutes. Having worked with crystal skulls before, it was interesting for me to see how the energy of the ball would work with an individual. I noticed the ball’s energy was very different from any crystal skull that I have had a chance to hold or work with. The ball felt as if it was programmed by a higher intelligence which knew immediately what to do with the individual based on that person’s vibrational frequency or their personal energy field. I still feel the essence of the ball sitting in my right hand, the palm of my hand and I was able to put all my crystal skulls in the water, that held the ball during a group session (they were not allowed to be out so that the energies didn’t interfer with each other) – so they also in a way received some energies from the ball or the orb.

So as you can see, things just come up for me – I get a strong pull to do something and somehow, don’t ask me how, I find a way to make the trip or journey happen. We can never force these journeys to occur but they always take place eventually.

Related to the Blue Crystal Skull that I have been searching for in Peru, here is my story what happened to me when I went to Peru the first time to see if such a crystal skull really existed.

The first time we had any contact with the “Blue Skull” started in 1990, when I was with my second ex-wife, Vera Lopez in Peru. During a breakfast we had in a hotel in Lima, I have had a vision of a sky blue transparent crystal skull similar to the Mitchell-Hedges Skull that had two pieces including a movable lower jaw. So for seven years, I would see in my mind’s eye an image of this Blue Crystal Skull. Well eventually, the intensity around this blue skull got so strong that in 1997, that I couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to go back to Peru to look for it and try to find it. In 1997, I was working for a mobile phone company in the Chicago area so I decided I would have to resign so I would not have a time limit of how long I could stay in Peru to look for this skull. How many people do you know would quit a good paying job (so they can stay however long is needed to find an object that might not even exist) and go on a trek without knowing exactly what you are doing or where you are going? And that all you could rely upon is your intuition? I don’t think so many but sometimes if we don’t take a risk and follow our dreams or visions, we will never know true happiness.

Well this exactly how the first trip to Peru happened. And even, as I was traveling around various parts of the country, especially in certain areas that tourist do not travel that often – I wasn’t sure if I would ever find the locations or places I was meant to go. There was no question that there was an invisible force watching over me and guiding me during this trip as in various moments I considered to quit.

But eventually, traveling with a local guide, I arrived at a sacred lagoon high up in the Andes Mountains, not far from the border with Ecuador. In this area I had two very powerful and clear spiritual visions of the blue skull — but even till this date, 12 years later after that historic trip, there has not been a physical sighting of this blue skull just yet. But after I had the visions of this crystal skull, a day or so later I received from some invisible and telepathic source, information about the history of this crystal skull while I was in mountains at the lagoon (called “Laguna Negra”). The complete story of this trip is shared in our new book, “Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers” which hopefully near the time of the release of this article, a printed version of this book will be available in English. Thus far, our book has come out in Dutch, Hungarian and Polish so far.

At the time of the release of this article for our newsletter, we still are unclear when a printed edition of our new book in English will be released.

Question: Are you confident that you’ll find the Blue Skull some day, at the right time?

Yes, I am very confident that this crystal skull will appear one day – I still see it in my mind’s eye floating in front of me off to my left side – above the level of my head. Whether I will be the person to find it (as there are other people who have seen or communicated with this skull) time will tell.

Of course, many people do not believe something is real unless they are able to physically touch it and see it with their own eyes. But I believe the Blue Skull definitely is real – I have regular telepathic communication with it all the time. And I sense that the blue skull exists for now in a different vibrational plane (i.e. – not in the third dimensional existence or physical level we know) and this is why a person can only be aware of its presence if you use your own spiritual or inner gifts. I believe that there are other crystal skulls like this Blue Skull and each is a living being onto themselves – they are not just a piece of stone that has been exclusively carved or shaped into a human bone skull. The Blue Skull has communicated to a few other people I have met over time, sometimes through some of the existing ancient crystal skulls that I have traveled with or the conscious of this skull spoke to the people telepathically and directly as well. Its real and the “Blue Skull” will decide when it is the right time for “he” or “she” to come out and be publicly known.

Question: Apart from the Portal de Luz, how many other skulls do you have? Can you give me some details about them? Have you found them on your explorations and how? Have you found any in ruins (like Anna Mitchell-Hedges says she found her skull)

All of the crystal skulls I currently have are modern made. Four I received as gifts from dear friends and one I traded some copies of my first crystal skull book to basically pay for “her”. Even though a modern carver was involved in creating the skulls who have accepted me at their guardian, don’t let this fool you. Every crystal skull, whether new, old or ancient is made from the same material quartz crystal. It has taken perhaps hundred of thousands or millions of years for quartz to grow in the ground. Yes that is correct, quartz grows which is a definition of life. Click here for a summary of the five “crystal kids”.

So I do not have any ancient crystal skulls per say nor have I discovered any hidden in an ancient site but I believe that a person can have just as amazing and fantastic experiences and adventures with the new skulls as well as the older ones. As a matter of fact even is someone would offer to trade me an ancient skull for any or all of my kids, I would have to say no. We have created a very special bond amongst ourselves, our energy flows together very wonderfully indeed and there are no other skulls within the world that I feel that could create such a feeling or relationship as we have. So I guess one just has to be open which crystal skull or skulls comes into your life – you just never know.

As stated, it has not been my luck as of yet to find a crystal skull in any unexplored ancient ruins – again to be able to organize such an exploration requires the proper resources. In any event, we do our best to also support others who have come across an older crystal skull and are unsure what to do with it or how to share it with the general public. I am not so sure one needs to be a guardian of an ancient skull and even if you are its a lot of work and you can lose your privacy.

My role seems to be more about collecting and gathering all kinds of information related to understanding the crystal skulls rather then be a person who is discovering new skulls. At this time, the only one that I have ever actively searched for was the “Blue Skull” in Peru but I believe this was due to the fact I have known this skull in other lifetimes and that since it is a living being onto itself, it was calling to me. This is why I believe this crystal skull will come forward and reveal itself one day.

Question: The abilities and powers of the skulls – what experiences have you had with these powers?

Once again, to answer this very good question let me offer a definition first …

Definition: Do the Crystal Skulls have some type of energy field around them or an intelligence? This question will provide the background to explain what these abilities or powers are …

First let us examine the material from which the crystal skulls are made from, quartz crystals.

Quartz right now is used in all of our modern electronics because of the piezoelectric effect – which creates a voltage of electricity across a piece of quartz when subjected to an electro-magentic force. So with a little current running through a piece of quartz crystal it can power a huge piece of equipment and if the quartz is made synthetically (meaning using a seed crystal and growing the rest of the quartz around the seed crystal) then the electrical flow is balanced and steady.

Marcel Vogel, who was a scientist that worked with IBM, after he retired he created all types of quartz devices to enhance a person’s physical condition. He claimed that the bones in our body have a direct affinity with the vibrational frequency of quartz. Since we have bones in our entire body, when a person holds a piece of quartz in their hand, it can enhance and energize their entire body. Quartz can also be used to protect one from negative energies (people’s emotions and thoughts as well as detrimental electrical or electro-magnetic frequencies emanated by our devices and electronic equipment).

So essentially quartz crystal is like a transmitter and a receiver of various vibrational frequencies or it becomes like a dimensional portal that allows us to work with or store these frequencies of energy. But when it is put into the shape of a human bone skull, it has been my experience that this piece of quartz has extended abilities and powers.

Let’s consider this question : Is there a particular reason why humans have the shape of the bone skull we do?. Did this just happen by accident or random chance or is there a higher intelligence whom was behind its design? As a spiritual person, I believe that for every object or living being that exists in our known physical reality there is a reason why every object or being has its shape and form. For example, when you are speaking to another person, do you look at their big toe or leg while you are talking with them or do you look at their head. Their head of course. Why, because we believe the essence and intelligence of that person is located in their head working through their brain plus all our channels of communication (speaking, seeing or hearing) also reside within the head.

But also I am absolutely convinced that the shape of our bone skull is very important because its shape allows us as sentient beings to be receptive to cosmic knowledge and wisdom – which then filters down through our sub-consciousness to eventually arrive in our waking consciousness. Have you ever wondered about how you knew something intuitively which was a fact based upon information that you were never taught before in school or read in a book about? This has to do, I believe with consciousness and somehow the shape of the human bone skull is a receiver of this consciousness.

Above we see the crystal skull "Portal de Luz" having an interaction with the Sunlight or is it colored "Orbs" that are reacting to the Skull's Energy? Could this be some type of proof of a form of intelligence that inhabits or works through crystal skulls?

Ok, now let’s return to the substance of the skulls, quartz crystals. The inherent property of quartz being able to be a dimensional door or portal and working with various frequencies of energies, gives to every crystal skull the potential for it to become an awakened crystal. As the human guardian works intimately with their crystal skull or skulls, this interaction, over times activates the crystal. Once the quartz is opened it will begin to emanate specific and unique frequencies which will also be related to a strong degree to what type of individual the guardian of the skull is and his/her personality. Also being in the shape of a human-bone skull means that the skull has the potential to duplicate to a certain degree the same abilities as humans have to receive information, to store knowledge and to share information with others. However, a great deal of the information stored within a crystal skull seems to be more of a telepathic or energetic nature – thus people who commune with a crystal skull can see inner visions or the skull can enhance their state of mind or the energy level of a person who has direct contact with it.

But related to the new crystal skulls being made today, just because a piece of quartz crystal is carved into the shape of a human skull does not necessarily guarantee that they all will have these special abilities and power as we find with the very old crystal skulls. It is like when a new skull is created by a carver, it has the potential to do great things but it still depends on the skull’s guardian or caretaker, how they work with the crystal skull and bring it to life. I believe that there are many people who have had former or past lifetimes working directly with the crystal skulls. That from these lifetimes, on the soul level, is encoded in the person’s DNA light programs which when such a person has direct contact with a crystal skull, their unique frequencies and energies of their being immediately open up and activate the quartz of which this crystal skull is comprised from.

However, serious crystal skull researchers are unclear exactly what is the presence or the intelligence that appears to be working through the crystal skulls that animates them and give them these special abilities. Could it be some type of spirits whom are doing this – are they the intelligences whom are speaking to people through the skulls? Perhaps, these spirit resonate to the guardians of the skulls and the unique vibration for which their crystal skull or skulls resonate. Or could these intelligences be programmed artificial beings – like what we know today as artificial intelligences with our modern-day computers? That possibly, these artificial beings were setup by very advanced races in the far past and now our modern technologies are reactivating these programs?

Or could these intelligences be linked to some form of extra-terrestrials who are functioning through the crystal skulls? As we as modern researchers have speculated long and hard that due to advance and complex nature of some of the ancient skulls we have discovered that there could be a UFO – Crystal Skull link in their creation as if they were gifts of the Gods. Or could even, some of the crystal skulls be a physical manifestation of what some of the ETs actually look like?

We are unable to physically see or detect what is the actual source that generates this electro-magnetic energy that surrounds the crystal skulls. Also we have noted that the crystal skulls do not always remain in an ON mode, they can be in a dormant state at times too … that is, until a person comes nearby or begins to work with one.

Another part of this current question we could inquire is: What type of experiences do people have with the crystal skulls?

– is the most common activity which seemingly occurs around the crystal skulls. People have come to visit with a crystal skull with the hope of reversing various physical problems or illnesses. There are quite a number of people who after traveling to see an ancient crystal skull had their physical or emotional problems literally just vanished. So the idea that we are presented by the crystal skulls is that any dis-ease is just a blockage or breakage in the living energy of a person which when a person is exposed to the right healing tool, such as a crystal skull, that these tools have the power to rebuild these energetic bonds which will magically repair any psychical problems in the body.

The Crystal Skulls seem to function like mini-energy vortexes. The skulls are able to transfer to the people around them strong energy fields which enhance a person health, mental clarity, emotional clarity or ability to work with ones spiritual gifts more effectively. Or, they can act as a dimensional door which more easily allows contact with our spiritual guides and friends. We find similar energy vortexes (but of course much larger) in special locations on the earth such as Sedona, Arizona or Mt. Shasta in California, Stonehenge or Avebury in the southwest of England. Or what about Egypt (the Great Pyramid or the Sphnix) or Peru (Machu Picchu, Temples of Cusco, Lake Titicaca)?

Another effect that the crystal skulls can have upon people is to take an individual into an altered state of consciousness while they remain in the presence of a crystal skull. We hear reports from such individuals who claim to see visions of other worlds or spiritual beings, actually travel to other places, not only traveling through space but time and have a full recall of what they saw and experienced during these astral or dimensional trips.

On a personal note, the meeting I discussed before with the “Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull of Love” where I experienced a bit of Heaven was pretty darn amazing. The vision of the Blue Crystal Skull appearing to me when I was high up in the Andes Mountains in Peru and hearing what could be its history is quite unforgettable. Even just having the chance to work with our own “crystal kids” during our wondrous meditations we have with music (or the world peace meditations we are doing from 2009-2011) – or to meditate with them to obtain more clarity about some situation in life is quite wondrous. I also really enjoy our private sessions with the people as I never know exactly will happen during the session or what phenomena will we observe that takes place with our clients. Sometimes we (the kids and I) come up with some very creative solutions how to help a person to release and move past a strong block in their life which then, they become like a totally new person who begins to open doors for others they meet during their own life path.

I guess the only way to summarize what happens around the crystal skulls is they act as a dimensional door between our physical world and spirit to bring forward new thoughts, new ideas, new energies and healing to the people who make contact with them while at the same time activating the inner being inside of us.

So this is why I love this journey – you just never know what will happen next – and with each place we travel we always meet people who have a strong inner connection with us and the crystal skulls – like we have known these people forever – that they are part of our soul family.

Question: Is there something else you would like to share about the Atlantean Crystal Ball that was discovered by Dr. Brown in 1968?

For me, it felt like the meeting I had with the Atlantean Crystal Ball was a chance to make contact with a part of myself. By this I mean, I recognized that I have had at least one lifetime (probably several) in Atlantis and when you have an opportunity to physically make contact with an ancient object that was linked to a former lifetime, it helps to bring other aspects of yourself which are hidden to come out more forward. I could feel when I was near the ball and then subsequently while I held it, that it was altering and shifting inner levels of my energy body – not my physical body. It seems that my telepathy and inner channels to communicate more clearly with spirit and other dimensional beings was being heighten.

I still am not sure why an ethereal image of the ball integrated into my right hand in the exact place where I was holding the ball, this is still a puzzlement. But, I have already experienced new sensations in my right hand when I link to the ball which I assume will manifest as some type of new ability or inner gift. My right hand also is the hand where I have felt the Blue Skull invisibly sit upon it. It is as if, these objects are there in another dimension and I can touch them even through they are invisible to the naked eye. It will be interesting to see what other abilities may develop in my right hand as a result of the contact with the ball. In this lifetime I was born left handed but I can switch my receptive side from the left to the right by using the power of mind as I wish to do so.

Question: Do you believe in the theory of the 13 Crystal Skulls being brought together that could facilitate World Peace or do you hold a different idea about the Golden Age?

The original photo was done by Michael Abbey, the illustrator of our first crystal skull book, "Mysteries of the Crystal Skull Revealed". This image was redone by my brother Paul Shapiro as he was making a special graphic image for a crystal skull lap which utilized crystal skulls we had plus permission to use a photo of the Mitchell-Hedges Skull in the center. This is one depiction of how the 13 crystal skulls might have been used with the main crystal skull in the center surround by 12 on the other side sitting on a crystal dias with the center skull rotating clockwise and the other ones counterclockwise.

Throughout the crystal skull community, whether it comes from the modern researchers and investigators of today or the indigenous people who hold the traditions of the past, many discuss the idea or the legend of a special set of 13 crystal skulls. I myself definitely believe in this legend – when I have a conversation with myself or my soul and I ask about the idea of one or more sets of 13 crystal skulls which work together, I always get the answer its true. I learned a long time ago, you either have to trust those answers that come from the depth of self or you don’t. My intuition has never taken me down a wrong path.

But I feel to best help the readers about this question, I must delve into this idea or legend of the “13 Crystal Skulls” from a number of perspectives as there are so many variations told by different sources. When the book, “Mystery of the Crystal Skulls” was published by Morton and Thomas back in 1996, they spoke about a Native American legend which discussed an original set of 13 crystal skulls that exists – mostly depicting this set as a central larger skull in the center surrounded by 12 other equally sized skulls.

In our first book, “Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls Revealed”, both my co-authors Bowen and Nocerino spoke about having a vision of experiencing a set of 13 skulls. Mr. Nocerino discussed the image you see above with the skull in the center being quite large. Ms. Bowen on the other hand, had a past life recall of working with 13 crystal skulls in Tibet as a Tibetan Buddhist. I have also had a past life vision linked to Tibet which took place underground in a cave lit by huge torches. I was kneeling in front of a set of 13 skulls, one in the front, surrounded by a semi-circle of four behind it and then a final semi-circle of 8 skulls. All I remember from this time is I was promising to these living beings, I would give all I had to educate the people of our world about what the crystal skulls truly represented and I believe apparently, I am continuing this promise till this day.

The numbers 1 and 12 are very important for our world – the Christ and the 12 Apostles, the Levities and the 12 tribes of Israel and some people say there are 12 planets around the sun (the 9 we know, one beyond Pluto and two within the corona of the sun before Mercury).

So I believe there is a special set of 1 + 12 skulls that exist but, I question whether there is only one set of 13 original crystal skulls or could there be multiple sets? The Mayans in Guatemala talk about 52 special crystal skulls, that they had one set of 13 and three other indigenous cultures might have their own set as well. There are several North American Indian tribes who speak about a sacred set of 13 skulls that when the Europeans came to America, this set was hidden and then scattered into various locations of which no one person is certain where all thirteen of these crystal skulls reside at this time.

But for me, I still see in my minds eye – a possible future event, where a (the) group of 13 skulls come together. But I strongly feel and others may not agree with me on this point, I believe there is no person of earth who will be able to physically gather these thirteen skulls together. That when the skulls come together through their own efforts (how this happens, I am unsure), that this will be a key moment in our history which could shift our world into the density of fourth and then fifth dimensional consciousness as we move forward from the current 3rd dimensional consciousness. And perhaps this is when a Golden Age will manifest in our world, which will be a time of total peace.

Further, I believe that none of these so-called original skulls are known publicly. That they are hidden in one or more secret locations which are only known to certain shamans or elders of various indigenous people or that possibly these crystal skulls are currently invisible (by their own desire) in another dimension awaiting the proper time to come forth and fully manifest in our world. Furthermore, I feel that all of the existing crystal skulls that we currently have knowledge of their existence (whether they be newly created skulls or quite old ones) are helping to prepare us for the arrival of these very sacred and ancient crystalline artifacts, And I have had some discussion with a very small group of people that believe or think the original crystals skulls may not be composed of quartz at all but might be made of clear gold that appears to look like quartz. Also it is believed that the original crystal skulls could be of many different colors, perhaps even beyond the natural colors we see in the quartz which is mined within the Earth.

Now my ideas about a Golden Age that could possibly occur by the end of 2012 or the beginning of 2013 — I have a guide who’s name is rJis – (prounounced ARE-Gist) — he tells me that he is myself, who I will become in our future after 2012. Now, the first question I must ask our readers is: is it possible that you could have a spirit guide who is your future-self in this lifetime? I would answer YES because I believe that just as we can plot points in space to a position where we wish to be, so too can we plot points in 3 dimensions of time to place ourself at a specific moment in time. That when we go to sleep at night, and leave our physical bodies, we can and do travel into other dimensions of space and time. That in truth everything that occurs is happening in the simultaneous now so that past, present and future all are happening in the very same moment. But through our physical senses, we have been given the illusion of time so we perceive differences in our reality as we move forward in time (but can not move back). Of course, if we were able to view time in this singular way, our physical world could not function and people would be in great confusion so for now, we only have a focus in a forward movement of time.

So I ask the readers to just assume for a moment, that it just might be possible to have a communication from a future part of yourself. Then I can freely tell you what rJis has shown me about the future of our world, a Golden Age of Peace that I know for sure is coming. Of course, he can not reveal to me the exact details of how we go from where we are today to where he exists in our future, or this could ruin the timeline and he might never exist. But he can show me what the world can be like so that we are inspired and encouraged to not give up hope and work hard to make this paradise a reality for us in our future.

Through rJis eyes I see flying crystal cities everywhere. Some people I know today, who are very open with their inner vision (clairvoyance) say that these crystal cities are in the air of our skies already but exist in a different dimension. I see humanity living together in communities – where every member of the community is part of your family. Total love is shared amongst all the people as each person is able to freely be themselves and explore
all the aspects of life they wish without judgment or interference from others. All the adults are parents to all the children within the community. In such a world, your true family becomes your community which allows all types of combinations of different relationships amongst the community members as people share their lives with each other on every level you can possibly imagine in joy and happiness. In this future there is no greed or hunger, every person has all the requirements to live life comfortably. Each person adds to their community by what makes their heart sing.

I think also at this future time, we will speak more telepathically and have a deep connection with all life upon our world including the animals, plants, the mineral kingdom including the mother earth and finally, all other intelligence life that is present here (on the outer, middle and inner part of the earth) of which we have no clue that exists at this time. We will also have freedom to travel in the stars and to have non-earthly visitors come to our world to teach us of great universal wisdom. In all truth, what I see is a Utopia. It might be hard to imagine that we could have such a world in only a few short years but i believe this is why time is speeding up so much and there are reports of so many types of paranormal phenomena and new sciences which are coming out. It is truly a great time to be alive with so many opportunities for inter-personal and spiritual growth. However, I believe the key for a positive and loving existence is to be open to the miracles that life offers us each day and to embrace our totality of being including our spiritual aspect. For are we not eternal souls experiencing a temporary physical existence in this classroom within the Creator’s Infinite University which we call “Earth”?

Question: Why do you believe the crystal skulls are so important or a key to achieve world peace?

I believe that inherent within every person is the knowledge and wisdom to know how we can live together in total and complete peace. But many people believe that the living soul of our Mother Earth has allowed many kinds of people (souls) to come here to grow and involve as children of God. Many of the souls who have come here, are sleeping and awakening very slowly and thus have become too caught up in just the physical aspect of life and forgotten who they are inside.

So the higher intelligences have sent into our world various sacred tools to help remind us of who we are – I believe the crystal skulls are one of these special tools which have been used in many past civilizations (Lemuria, Atlantis, Egypt, Meso-American cultures, etc) to help those civilizations spiritually involve plus the crystal skulls, working like living computers, have recorded and preserved the wondrous information and knowledge of these great cultures and soon will be available to help us create a harmonious world.

Now that we are once again coming into a time of great prophecy and transformation, where it is said, our whole world is going to evolve into a new level of awareness, the crystal skulls have chosen to return to share with us their sacred wisdom and offer special healings to help us awaken again to our true nature. The crystal skulls are like the ancient computers, they have housed within them at certain frequencies and levels, key information that can help humanity in this time to find a way to live together harmoniously and peacefully. And if the legends of the return of one or more sets of 13 skulls is true – then perhaps we are fast approaching a time when the skulls will assist our world and humanity once again to find this inner and outer peace. Today, there are too many people who feel a strong connection with the crystal skulls (this has happened only within the past five to ten years) to only think this is just a passing interest. Many people today are not even sure why they must learn more about the crystal skulls or desire to meet them in person. So I see this as a sign that the crystal skulls are becoming more activated, they are coming to life and broadcasting some very strong loving and peaceful energies to humanity. They are calling the souls who worked with them in other lifetimes, to find them again and utilize the skulls for peace as they have been used before. So we are truly living in an amazing time. But also I believe there are other sacred tools (not skulls) which were used by past civilizations which are beginning to surface as well, calling out to the souls who were their guardians before to bring them back into our awareness.

Question: What are the keys you have discovered in your life long journeys that might help others to live a more peaceful and joyful life?

When you are spontaneous is when any individual is in the highest alignment with their divine or god self and can manifest God/Creator in our physical reality. Only in these moments, when a person allows themself to be spontaneous will a person not block this flow of universal self through themselves.

Another key idea I would share is that everything that exists in our physical world, all that we can see and taste and touch, existed at one time as a thought in a person’s mind. That deep inside of each of (whether we are consciously aware or not) is a co-creating light being of the universe who creates with mind all things on this level before it becomes manifest into our world. Everything, everywhere, in all realities in all universes, initiated at first as a thought. So if we focus our thoughts on creating a positive and loving world and we all work together to focus upon these thoughts, guess what must happen by the law of the universe?

Joshua meditation with Portal de Luz against a sacred stone in Machu Picchu - does this show again the crystal skulls ability to activate ancient energies held within this purportedly Inca ruin?

Further, this means the key to manifest our desires and joys in life is linked to what we think and what we believe. That if you believe in something strong enough, by universal law, it must physically manifest. What this law also implies is that you do not need know how an event or activities will happen – but to trust in the process of life that as you project outward what you desire that the universe will find the perfect way to bring this into your life.

If we as humanity, would all join together to perform just one single event at the very same time and moment, our world would instantaneously shift into a Golden Age of Peace – if we could all just agree to sing the same song for a minute, or to speak a poem together at the exact same time – everything that we know would immediately change. Can you imagine this?? How about this: That there are no bad or good experiences in life, there are only experiences. Each experience teaches us something about ourselves, how we can improve or better our self. Creator has infinite patience, so if a person or soul has to keep repeating a lesson over and over till he/she gets it correctly, he/she will. That we each have total freedom to explore all aspects of life and that only within the very core our being, do we know what is the best place for each of us to live a full, prosperous and happy life. We can receive advice and suggestions from others and even attract the right suggestions to hear, but the true path for us to follow is already known within the depth of our being, if we can just find a way to listen to the still small voice, all will be well.

What is our purpose in life? There are so many people who are seeking an answer to this question. We hear this question quite often in the crystal skull private sessions we offer (that is with the “crystal kids”, a helper sometimes and myself). But the answer to this question is actually very simple but most people have never given themselves a chance to think this question all the way through. Here is the answer: It is whatever makes your heart sing – whatever you love to do more than anything else in life – that brings you the greatest joy!! — Is it writing songs? – or building houses? — Maintaining a garden? — Helping the elderly or working with the children? — Writing books? – etc … so imagine if everyone just did what they loved to do – what kind of word would we have?

Finally, as we study the various religions or life philosophies that exist within our world, ideas and religious concepts that have developed over thousands upon thousands of years, we always seem to come across the same concept or idea. What am I referring to in particular is: the ONENESS of All Things. That every particle of reality in all the various and infinite dimensions of existence are all part of Creator – that each of us is part of the same being of life – a unique note in Creator’s infinite symphony.

While as human being, it appears that all of reality is outside of us and we are separate. However, when we meditate and connect into the inner aspect of our being, we begin to see the oneness of all things. If I look from my traditions of being Jewish or Hebrew, “The Lord our God is One” to considering Christianity, “The Father and I are One”. In too many other religions and cultures with our world, this concept of “Oneness” always seems to be present. If we study the numerous activities observed today linked with paranormal phenomena, again it seems as we seek answers and understanding it gudies us in the direction of the “Oneness”.

Finally, here is one last idea I would like to throw out there: If we all are a part of “Creator”, then is this not the only opportunity that “Creator” has to experience what it is like to be you or me? That there are no other people anywhere in the universe who are exactly identical to you or I? Even if there exists parallel earths, (which I believe there does); those other “us-es” each have made a different decision in various moments of their life that have taken them into different directions in their lives. This is the “Creator’s” only opportunity to experience what it is like to be YOU!! Therefore there can be no mistakes – everything that happens to you is perfect — and thus you are given the freedom by “Creator” to live your life exactly the way that works best for you. As long as you respect this right in all your brothers and sisters, you have unlimited opportunities to explore every possible reality that exist in your physical form and also in your spiritual form when you go to sleep.

Question: What type of other research is being done with the crystal skulls and why is this research important?

The first organization to perform a series research upon the crystal skulls was the Society of Crystal Skulls International established in the U.S. in 1944 by F. R. ‘Nick’ Nocerino. One of Mr. Nocerino’s key tests he performed with the crystal skull involved using psychometry (where sensitive would link into the energy or essence of a crystal skull and report what they experienced). They did these tests working with various old or ancient crystal skulls in which Mr. Nocerino received permission to work with and included a team of other people. They would also use the technique of scrying, where you gaze into a crystal skull looking for images. Through the interaction of color, light, sound and human energy with the skull, this would produce holographic images showing various scenes that could have occurred in the distant past with ancient people or in some cases some of these scenes may have happened even on our world. All kinds of people and mystical creatures were seen. Additionally, the Society would work with sensitives or psychics who in an altered state would discuss the possible history of the artifacts. Mr. Nocerino was a gifted visionary and saw four complete planetary destructions of our world in some of the crystal skulls.

Frank Dorland, an art curator had access to the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skulls for a number of year in California. As a matter of fact after this crystal skull was in his care, he began to carve very beautiful pieces in all types of quartz. He believed that this Crystal Skull was at first one large piece of quartz and then later the priests of various Meso-American people cut loose the jaw bone from the quartz to create the movable jaw in this skull. I think one of his greatest contribution to our understanding of this crystal skull was allowing a forensic police detective to have access to a mold he made of this skull who was able to create a face from this mold of what appeared to be a Meso-American woman – similar to the face drawn by Mr. Dorland when he was in an alter conscious state. Frank Dorland also brought the Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull to the advanced crystal laboratory of Hewlett Packard near San Francisco in 1970 who did a number of tests upon the crystal skull and stated that even using the modern tools of the present time, it would take 300 man years to duplicate this crystal skull. It should be noted however, that a few years later, the diamond tip tools of the modern carvers was invented and today’s carver are able to create very realistic looking crystal skulls as compared to our human skull.

Morton and Thomas, the producer of the BBC show, “Mystery of the Crystal Skulls” aired in 1995-1996 (also the author of the book by the same time), arranged for a number of crystal skulls to be brought to the British Museum for extensive testing. The crystal skulls present for these tests included the British Museum Crystal Skull; a large hollow skull that is in the care of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.; “Max”, the large crystal skull in the care of JoAnn Parks of Houston, TX; “Shanara”, a crystal skull psychically discovered in a Meso American ruin in Mexico by F.R. “Nick” Nocerino; “The Reliquary Cross Skull” – a small skull with a golden cross in a whole in the skull with the Redo family of Mexico since 1840 and a modern skull created by an advanced carver in Edar-Oberstein in Germany. The objective of this scientific testing was to determine if any of these crystal skulls were truly of an old origin or creation. The key test performed was to take plastic molds of the surface of each crystal skull to look for the tool marks left by the instruments used by carvers. The British Museum researchers claimed that the Smithsonian Skull and their own crystal skull showed modern carver tool marks so they considered both skulls of modern design possibly from the 1800’s. The Reliquary Cross Skull had both modern tool marks and hand marks so they considered this skull could be old. And the museum refused to comment (till this day) about “Max” and “Shanara” stating that these skulls were not discovered in an authorized archeological dig. The guardians of these two skulls felt the Museum’s comments were very confusing which led them to believe that because their skulls were of ancient origin that the Museum didn’t wish to admit it. It remains unresolved to this day and for many people, these tests really didn’t seem to resolve any issue about the age of when the crystal skulls were made.

Here we are working with a Polish Energetic Healer and Research at a Conference in Krakow in 2002 -- he uses a pendium to measure the energy of a person or an object and was measuring the energy eminated by our personal crystal skulls. According to him, "Portal de Luz" was giving off about 120% or more then what he considered to be optimal health for a human - on the level of a super human. This is an example of the type of research we have done for our World Mystery Research Center.

Starting in 2000, through the creation of the World Mystery Research Center, we began to test people’s reaction to the crystal skulls by using a variety of electronic devices sensitive to the electro-magnetic energy that our bodies emanate. We used several types of Meridian Stress Test Systems which measures the meridian or accupuncture energy on the hands and feet; we used Krillian based cameras which look at the human aura; we worked with a Lecher antenna which is like a dowsing rod device able to measure specific frequency of energies; we went into Crop Circles in England to see if a crystal skull could change the energy field within a crop circle; we used a reverse image technique on photos of various crystal skulls which produced amazing images, scenes and symbols inside the pictures of the crystal skulls (a type of code) and finally, we also looked into the controversial “Bible Code” where working with a trained researcher we were able to find information about the crystal skulls that clearly stated they existed and had special abilities and powers.

Within our new book, “Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers” we have shared complete details on all the research mentioned above. We originally shared this information in an e-book version in 2004-2005 (no longer available) in English and then a shortened version of our book was published in Poland (2004), Holland (2006) and Hungary (2008). Unfortunately we are unclear when an English printed version of this book will occur – we hope to find a publisher or we may self publish this book into two volumes if we have the proper resources.

To summarize our results: We exposed our test subjects to both activated modern crystal skulls and some ancient crystal skulls. Basically in all our tests whether we worked with a Meridian Stress Test System, a Kirillian camera, a Lecher Antenna or other similar devices that can measure energy or the electro-magnetic fields, the crystal skulls in general were helping to balance people energetically – whether they believed in the crystal skulls or not – on an emotion, mental or physical level. We saw the crystal skulls also were helping tremendously to enhance a person’s spiritual and creative gifts.

During our test with a Lecher Antenna with a research group in Belgium, we decided to do measurements upon my personal skull, “Portal de Luz”. The researchers were amazed by the results and did this test three times. What they observed was that “Portal” was broadcasting the frequencies of energy of the five human senses besides other unusual energies linked to the “Mother Earth”. In our Crop Circle tests, again working with “Portal de Luz” with a person holding him while in meditation, the energy within the crop circles (the electro-magnetic and earth energy lines) totally shifted (this happened in two different crop circles in England). The Bible Code showed information about myself and my ex-wife (Blue Arrow Rainbow Eagle Woman) linked to our work with the crystal skulls at that time as well that the crystal skulls were like computers and were important to the Mayans. The Bible Code even discussed the history of the Mitchell-Hedges Skull and how it had been found in an ancient Mayan city.

Why is this research important? As I see it, there are two reasons: First, if we can understand what is the process or energetic system that allows the crystal skulls to work to heal people then we could duplicate this system into all of the modern skulls. This would mean every person could have their own crystal skull which would work like a personal medicine chest. Whenever a person felt to be in a low energy or was ill, they could work with their personal skull to instantly regain their health. Or their personal crystal skull can become a tool to assist them in opening up more their own spiritual gifts and creative gifts. If the crystal skulls are able to be activated in this way – obvious it will bring more joy and happiness to the skulls guardians which eventually would be a catalytic force to change our world and establish more peace.

The second reason I see for researching the skulls is that many of us within the crystal skull community believe the ancient skulls are computers that have encoded within them unbelievable universal knowledge and information left by past (advanced) civilizations. When we discover the proper process that allows us to tap into this amazing information, it could forever change our world by transforming us to a higher state of mind that again will result in world peace. I strongly feel that the crystal skulls contain the key information humanity needs to make world peace a reality. I have felt this since day 1, when I had my first contact with an ancient skull.

So far a part of this hidden information has been accessed to some degree via sensitives or telepathically by gifted people. We also suspect that there are shamans or native leaders in various indigenous tribes and cultures in the world, who are secretly guarding a number of old or ancient crystal skulls because of the great information and energy they contain. This is a form of protection these indigenous people offer waiting for the absoultely proper time for such crystal skulls to be released into the world. So part of our personal journey and research is to meet these shamans and elders and gain their trust so that we can bring together both the modern and indigenous people on the earth to work together for world unity. I hope that these indigenous people understand that there are many people in the modern world who had lifetimes in the past as their ancestors and performs acts as guards to protect the crystal skulls. That these special individuals due to the past life contact with the crystal skulls have light codes encoded within their DNA which will also help to activate these artifacts at the right time.

So if we had such objects on our planet that contained this special knowledge and energies to help all of humanity see peace, this is the greatest reason for conducting this research, to better understand how these sacred tools function so we can use them in their most efficient and effective manner for the betterment of all of humanity.

Question: What are your next projects that you are working on with the crystal skulls?

For myself, I continue to offer public talks or workshops wherever I can and I am also looking to work with other crystal skull teachers so we can provide for the participant of these events a variety of insights about the crystal skulls. I want to continue to offer international Crystal Skull Festivals in more countries, a chance to bring many teachers and crystal skulls together. The two Festivals we organized in Europe, Holland (2006) and Hungary (2007), the energy at these events was very powerful and we received many compliments from the people who attended these events. They all wanted to come to the next ones. I hope to create a series of Festivals eventually that are all interconnected and offered all over the world – with new locations each year.

I also would like to create a society or organization which has members of crystal skull teachers and researchers to join together and see what other type of public events and research we can do in a cooperative fashion. Hopefully before the end of this year, our new book, “Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers” will be released in a printed form in English. (Editor’s Note : We are still seeking to have this book published)

We also are working on our own documentary about the crystal skulls, to cover a lot more then the various media companies did last year when the Indiana Jones film was released – a view about the crystal skulls from people who are intricately involved with the skulls that brings out much more about their true purpose and looks more deeply how the crystal skulls are affecting people in their personal life.

We continue to look for support and funding for our feature film, which is a powerful story that links the crystal skulls to world peace that takes place at the end of 2012 – we already have the script finished and now are exploring investor contacts to take this film to the next level. The current title of this film is “The Crystal Skull Chronicles” and actually it will require three movies to tell the whole story.

We are always looking for new research to conduct upon the crystal skulls and hopefully in the 2nd half of 2009, we will work with Joshua Warren and his team at Shadowbox Enterprises in North Carolina, who will have a scientific laboratory setup that can help us to test and better understand how the crystal skulls function.

This research was performed and we release to the newsletter member the report of the results which were very interesting. If there are any readers of this article interested to help us with our projects, they can contact us at:Joshua Shapiro email: website:

Finally in 2009, we began a series of world peace meditations where we are working directly with the energy of the crystal skulls to send out a loving energy to our planet. We have already performed four major meditations around dates at the beginning of 2009 that equaled to a number of 13 and starting in April through December, on the 13th of each month at the 13th hour for 13 minutes, we continued to work with the energy of the skulls to enhance two energy grids linked to our world. On the website shown above is a link for these meditations if anyone would like to join us or you can send an email to us to get more details. Having a crystal skull is not a requirement.

Question: Where do you see the research with the crystal skull going into the future or future events to bring more crystal skulls together?

Well I am hopeful that more scientists will get involved with us to help us conduct more sophisticated experiments upon the crystal skulls possibly working with special types of equipment like lasers or holography. We also need to perform tests to determine if the effect of the energy of a crystal skull can last over a long period of time after a person has contact with a skull and will this energy receive produce a powerful healing effect upon the test subject. Of course we seek to uncover a procedure or technique using some type of device that is able to collect the important information that is encoded within the ancient skulls.

I want to continue to create future events (to the best of my ability) where many guardians of crystal skulls come together – where we can do some special meditations or ceremonies to send out a loving and positive energy to our world. We would like to include in these ceremonies both modern crystal skull guardians and guardians from various indigenous cultures and perhaps do a tour with this group all over the world eventually.

I also believe that more and more old and ancient crystal skulls will become publicly known as we get closer and closer to the year of 2012. There are many crystal skulls (we believe) that have yet to come out publicly which are in private hands or are being protected by the indigenous people, but slowly but surely we are beginning to hear about more and more. There is no doubt due to the release of the Indiana Jones film in 2008 that there are millions of new people that now know the crystal skulls really do exist. And then perhaps one day, we will see the gathering of the 13 skulls – and this could be the moment when our world shifts vibrationally and we go into the Golden Age.

Question: What would you say were you must special accomplishments you have done in this lifetime whether with the crystal skulls or not?

Well I feel that I have been very lucky in my life to have been able to travel all over the world, visiting a number of sacred places and meeting the most wonderful, gifted and kind people you can imagine. The journeys I have taken for the purpose of meeting new crystal skulls or be able to share information with the public has been beyond imagination. I still am unsure how this all happened (I must have had a lot of help with our invisible friends) since this work is not focused about monetary gain (although it has provided enough to make a living), but there always seemed to be enough resources so that all that was needed to be done was accomplished. I have also been fortunate to have had at times some wonderful and loving traveling partners on these trips to work together. Additionally I must acknowledge and honor the new friends and extended family members who acted as a translator in non-English speaking countries and helped to educate me about the customs in these other countries as well.

I feel fortunate that I have been able to have the opportunity to offer to so many people the private sessions with the crystal skulls (those who have decided to adopt us). Literally thousands of people have had this chance to know the crystal skulls and feel their essence. Of course, we did our very best too, to offer to each individual in the session the best insights, suggestions, new ideas or information about themselves we could with the hope the result of this session will bring more joy and peace to their lives. The most rewarding experience ever I believe is when we can make a difference in just one other person’s life.

I am also very happy that I have had many opportunities to share the best information I have been able to collect about the crystal skulls and related spiritual topics not only via my public talks but also through various other forms of media including articles on various websites and broadcast through the radio, tv (cable) or shows using the internet.

It has certainly been a great adventure over my twenty six years of being involved with the crystal skulls. But one of the most special moments are when I have had a chance to experience various old and ancient skulls in person – each time you meet one of these old friends, it changes you in a good way – you become different, more energized and peaceful. Also the meeting of the Atlantean Crystal Ball discovered by Dr. Brown was quite fascinating and even at the time of the writing of this article, I can still feel this “Ball” affecting me. I definitely feel that my encounters with all of these special artifacts has really helped to transform me so I can fulfill the ultimate work for the planet and the citizens of this world that I promised to do (my mission) before I was even born and was in spirit.

One of the most wonderful things that I get to do is travel and meet people (extended soul family) from all over the world. Here I have a chance to speak at a Crystal Skull Conference in Kent, England in 2009 organized by Sharon White Elk Woman and her team. She is the creator of the Crystal Skull Message Card Deck. There was a great group of people who attended this conference and a wonderful group of speakers who each got along with each other perfectly as we each other our unique perspective about the crystal skulls - my favorite part was on the last day when many of us sang the Crystal Skull theme song (which is my own) and ends with "One Family".

Also I hope the reader of this article clearly understands and fully releazed that my ability to work on and finish many of the projects and tasks I have discussed being involved with on the behalf of the crystal skulls would absolutely not be possible in any way whatsoever without the help of so many people who gave of their hearts and decided to support this work. Whether these dear friends offered a place to stay, helping to setup an event, were a traveling companion, tour guide or interpreter, providing equipment for our experiments or being willing to be a test subject. Really, none of the work could have been achieved without these kind and thoughtful people. You know, we have no idea how the life of each person we meet, touches and changes us – how interconnected we all are and how what one individual does directly and indirectly affects the lives of so many many others.

And through all these trial and tribulations, from moments of the greatest ecstasy to other moments of the greatest despair and disappointment, I am lastly grateful to those invisible friends (our spirit guides), who have continued to stay with me and encouraged me to keep going no matter what; that there is a rainbow at the light of the end of the tunnel. I truly believe we will create a world of total peace in the near future and if we each just do our best, we will see a harmonious world. Or what if, we all just visualized in our mind such a world coming even if we do not know the circumstances which will bring this world just by the power of our visualization and the law of attraction we could make it happen!!

Now, I would not give anything else in the world to replace the special life experiences I have had since I started this journey with these crystal friends in 1983. I know not what awaits me in the future but I believe that by the time the Golden Age arrives, every one of the projects I discussed earlier will be completed and more projects beyond. And that one day we will come to know fully what the crystal skulls are all about which in the end, will provide us with key answers and insights to help us remember who we each truly are which is divine children of Creator.

It is my hope that through some of the personal stories told here or related to some of my crazy ideas about life or what our future might be like will be inspirational for you dear reader to help take a look at inside of yourself a bit deeper to discover that wondrous part of “You”. Then this deeper part can and will also act as a catalyst to help create a more beautiful and peaceful world. This is the greatest gift we can give to each other – to encourage all our brothers and sisters to be the best they can be as we discover our true essence within. As together we can and will create miracles beyond what we can imagine or essentially together we can manifest anything that we can think of.

Well we hope you liked this special interview – perhaps it has offered some new insights about the crystal friends. It really is amazing how just taking a piece of natural quartz crystal and shaping it similar to our own bone skulls can produce such powerful objects and tools to assist us in our own spiritual evolution and upward transformation. Perhaps one day your own interview will appear in some publication as a guardian of your own crystal skull. We each have our own unique story to tell so don’t be afraid to do so. Ok dear friends – as always there will be new articles and interviews we will be sharing with you as a member of “The Unfolding of the Crystal Skulls”!!

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  1. Shelley B says:

    hi everyone , I’m new on here and glad to be a part of the group.

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