The Crystal Skull Explorers (updated Version July, 2011)
Joshua Shapiro and
Katrina Head are the
co-authors of the new book "Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers:
Travel Log #1 - Mexico 2009" (This is a special new version released in
May of 2011 linked to the full version of the book by the same title
which has been released in
Holland, Hungary & Poland previously. We hope to create a full
version in English of this new book at some future time). Portions of this interview was originally
published in the Spanish language for a magazine called Mas Alla.
Crystal Skulls into 2012
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What is a crystal skull and what types of crystal skulls exist?
A Crystal Skull as the term suggests is nothing more and nothing less then a
piece of quartz crystal that is taken from the ground and then shaped by a
talented artesian into a human shaped skull. This skull can vary from all sizes -- from the
size of a small marble to one that which is several times the size of a human bone
skull. Sometimes "crystal skulls" are referring to skulls carved from other
gemstones but the true definition is one that is made specifically from quartz crystal.
There are three types of crystal skulls normally referred to, this set of
definitions was developed by the Society of Crystal Skulls International.
A)New or Contemporary Crystal Skulls
-- crystal skulls being made by modern
carvers today who are using diamond-tip tools (saws and wheels) to shape the
skulls, thousands of such skulls are being carved today
B)Old Crystal Skulls -- crystal skulls made over 100 years ago to about
1000-1500 years ago -- using various type of tools used by past cultures and
civilizations to form a skull
C)Ancient Crystal Skulls -- crystal skulls made over 2000 years and much
much further in the past, perhaps thousands, hundred of thousands or millions of
There is no known absolute scientific test that can truly determine when a
crystal skull was created -- but one can generally experience a very powerful
energy linked to the so-called Ancient Crystal Skulls more so than with the more
modern ones. This does not mean however that one crystal skull is greater or
lesser then another or more important. In order to fully understand the Crystal
Skulls, we believe it is of vital importance to study each one, all of the three different types. Each one then becomes a teacher that is able to provide for
us far more insights into all of them, this is of course our humble opinion!!
Why do you think that archeologists and scientists generally have ignored the
crystal skulls so far in conducting further studies?
We believe (and in a way this makes perfect sense logically) that if there
are strange physical phenomena that are occurring in the presence of a
skull and if most scientists chose to ignore an investigation of such
activities, this can suggest that such phenomena just does not fit into the
so-called accepted and established modern scientific theories of
reality. Thus, we would assume that it would be much
easier to pretend the crystal skulls don't even exist or that the people who are
witnessing such phenomena or having a powerful experience when they are in touch
with a crystal skull must be totally crazy. Because, a scientist might
ask him/herself: "How can just a piece of quartz crystal
have such a strong energy around it that it physically changes its color, weight
or how it appears inside? This is against the laws of modern physics!!
Similarly for an archeologist, if there exists an
object who's history is
unknown or that it could not have possibly been manufactured by primitive cultures
of the past (as there is the belief that mankind today is the most advanced race
of humanity to have ever existed) then it is easier to ignore such an object or
artifact than to try to explain why and how it could have come into existence.
Perhaps because of the implications and results we have uncovered in our own
personal research working directly with the crystal skulls, and because some of
these results tend to refute accepted scientific or historic principles, these
professionals prefer to completely ignore the crystal skulls or have decided
that they are not worthy of any form of research or study at all. Fortunately,
there are individuals and organizations in the world who intuitively and inherently understand the importance of the
crystal skulls and are pursuing through all means possible to create ongoing
studies, experimental tests and related research as well as attempt to correlate
such studies with the legends and information that is at times shared by various
indigenous cultures in the world who know about the crystal skulls and have had
contact with them.
But a scientific or historical study of the crystal skulls does not include a
explanation about why there exists a strong energy field that surround these
crystalline objects. An energy field which seem
to have a strong or profound effect upon individuals who have contact with
the skulls. There is not adequate space in this article to
thoroughly discuss what type of personal experiences people are having linked to
contact with the crystal skulls, for which this is a completely another aspect
to understanding the skulls and an important area of
research. But this is why we have written our new book,
"Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers", where we have
the space to share such information.
Thus, because the phenomena that is linked to the crystal skulls is
unexplainable related to so-called modern accepted scientific theories (for the
scientists), and the technologic advancement required to make the skulls which
appear to be associated
with various past cultures and civilizations from a historic perspective (for
the archaeologists), the study is ignored by these professionals in general.
Therefore, it is our one of our goals through our research foundation, to see if we
are able to locate some scientists or archeologists who might be open to new possibilities
and would consider to join us and become a key part of future research projects. If there is
such a trained individual who is
reading this article for example and is intrigued by what they are reading, please
feel free to contact us.
would it be possible if you could just briefly discuss then,
for our readers, some small examples of the type of person's accounts you
receive from people all over the
world who are
having contact with one or more crystal
There are two kinds of individuals who contact us (mostly through email, but
sometimes via a letter, telephone call or meet us in person) that are having
experiences when they are having a contact with one or more crystal skulls:
1) People who have their own crystal skulls
Today there are many carvers in the world making crystal skulls
(predominately in Brazil and China but there are other carvers doing so who live
basically all over the
world) -- so if an individual wishes to own their own crystal skull, there are
many places to find and buy one. Such as on E-Bay, new age or crystal stores or
through various people who either are teachers about the crystal skulls and sell
them, as we do at times ourselves, or crystal skull sellers and distributors.
One common type of experience we hear repeated from
such individuals is about some type of telepathic communication they have with their crystal skulls which results in the
creation of a name for the skull. It is if there is an intelligence or consciousness that is
working through the quartz which speaks to this person and requests a specific name which is a reflection of the
essence of this consciousness and how it wishes to interact with its caretaker
and other people. We use the word "caretaker" or "guardian" to describe such a
person as we do not believe that
one is truly an owner of a crystal skull, but rather is the individual or individuals that this
particular quartz crystal has chosen itself to be with. So that the crystal
skull can offer his/her (yes they also take on a gender in most cases but
some can switch at times) assistance to
help that particular person in their own individual soul path and growth and possibly, at some
future time, to work together as a team to help many other people in some
special way or offer a service.
So a caretaker is the person who fondly takes care of the
well being and spirits of a crystal skull (or skulls) and
then, if they properly understand what they are doing and listens or feels
carefully to what their crystal skull asks for, will eventually help to activate
the skull and bring it more fully to life. We also have discovered
for ourselves as well as a number of other caretakers that the crystal skull will
eventually communicate with you directly in some fashion (usually based on which
of the inner gifts you are personally using) to discuss: "his"/ "her" personal dislikes and likes; the activities the skulls wishes to
participate in (with or without its caretaker); which location "he"/"she" wants to
explore and visit to experience the energies in that location and well, this list
can go on and on. When one agrees to become a caretaker of a crystal
skull, their whole life will change and we feel can become rather exciting and
interesting!! (Is this for you??)
2) A person who is not
a caretaker of a crystal skull but has had an opportunity to be in the presence
of one or to hold and touch it for a time:
Please find below, a short list of the type of
experiences various people have reported to us over the years:
a) Quick or instantaneously healings of all kind of illnesses, emotional or
life blocks b) profound dreams after meeting one or even before meeting
the skull c) expansion of ones inner gifts -- or a new spiritual gift that
just becomes active d) going into altered states of consciousness -- even
channeling information from
other intelligent sources e) expansion and
upliftment of one's creative gifts, whether such gifts are
consciously known or
not f) contact with intelligences from other dimensions or planets g)
receiving energy and becoming energized h) having visions or reliving past
lives i) leaving ones physical body and projecting into other dimensions or
or the future j) receiving information or knowledge telepathically
-- such information can be
inspirational to help a person in their life or it
can have to do with cosmic
knowledge or knowledge held and programmed into the
skull by advanced
civilizations from our past
There are many other types of such experiences that we hear
about but this
list should give to the reader a good feeling about what can happen if you
decide to take the plunge and make direct contact with one of our crystal
How old are the ancient crystal skulls really? Do
from Atlantis, Lemuria or a Mayan civilization ...?
Again based on our definition of an ancient
crystal skull being at least 2000 years or much much older -- how old can they be,
who can say?
We believe for ourselves, related to our own past life memories that we
are consciously aware of, that we did have an intimate contact with the crystal skulls
before; that they were
definitely involved with the very cultures and people you are asking about, the
Maya, Atlanteans and Lemurians. We have heard from
other people that they share a similar feeling or knowingness of the skulls be
connected to these cultures and times as well.
The Maya culture which is still present today, from the limited contact we have
had with people (shamen) from this culture, (they are one of the few indigenous
people who are openly willing to share this knowledge) they also discuss that
the very old skulls were not made by them but came from Atlantis. So
there appears strong evidence the crystal skulls were a key tool used by at
least, this ancient
civilization and continue to be honored, revered and used in sacred ceremony by
For example, Katrina and I have seen through our own inner visions or mind's
eye definitely working in the temples of Atlantis where the crystal skulls were
present and actively used -- attended to by the Priests and Priestesses. However it was the
Priestesses who had the innate ability to help to open and activate the crystal skulls.
Here is what Katrina remembers from her former lifetimes and what the crystal
skulls represent for her:
"I have a remembering of quite a
few lifetimes working with the crystal skulls during the time of the Maya,
during Atlantis and Lemuria -- these are the periods of time which resonates with
my soul level and consciousness. I feel that my true soul essence is that of a
galactic being (meaning my soul does not originate from the Earth) and therefore
my interaction with the crystal skulls is that they represent a living
crystalline consciousness. My soul purpose in this lifetime is to repair what
was fragmented during the traumas of these times, during the Maya, Atlantis and Lemuria
as well as including various native/indigenous lifetimes I have had. So I am
performing this work now in my current lifetime."
"The crystal skulls carry special Light Codes which is
part of a hidden level of consciousness which is vital for the future of
humanity. What I feel needs to be repaired is to re-activate the "Unity
Consciousness" (i.e. -- that everything which exists is part of "ONE" being)
which is directly connected with "The Source" (God or Creator Consciousness) and
the crystal skulls as well. This "Unity Consciousness" activates the memory (for
me and other individuals) of these lifetimes where different people worked
directly with the Crystal Skulls in Egypt, Peru, Mexico, China and of course in
Atlantis and Lemuria. Now specifically, I remember working in both
Atlantis and Lemuria with the library of crystal consciousness (crystal skulls)
as a Priestess. I was usually assisted the High Priestesses to place vital
important codes of information into the skulls. Also we knowingly were
storing special information for future generations (which was for the "Present
Time" into the skulls to help people for future challenges."
I have another memory of a lifetime as a medicine woman
living with an indigenous tribe that also worked with crystal skulls (prior to
1492 A.D. when Columbus came) and received the same type of codes of information
that helped me to guide my tribe. But some of this information that is
encoded in these skulls are still hidden and will come out when the frequency of
"Mother Earth" has risen and people are ready to receive it. However, I believe
the time for the release of this knowledge is "Now". As a person with a galactic
lineage, I know the Crystal Skulls also come from a higher universal source that
contain galactic knowledge that originate from the creative fields of "Source".
I know that crystal skulls which have become activated and have a living
consciousness are different then human beings because they are able to travel
beyond the physical density. Therefore the crystal skulls act as a door to
help us also transcend our earth consciousness to link with Galactic
consciousness. So most of what I remember is due to the connection I have with
the crystal skulls as a galactic being or a star seed. So each day, I am
connecting with my soul lineage with the crystal skulls."
Joshua: For a personal link to Lemuria, let me tell you a story. In 2002,
had the opportunity to visit a remote location in the northern part of Peru, high up in the
Andes mountains. (Note:
Some people believe the Andes Mountains resulted when the continent of Lemuria
or Mu sank and then the land masses in South America rose, forming these
mountains.) This location was near a sacred lagoon used by the local shamen for
curing and healing people. Here I saw in my inner mind, that in this location, once had stood a great Lemuria Temple.
At the exact spot I was sitting, which today is just a small circle of stones,
but I saw that in this exact spot once existed a grand temple. Where I was
sitting at this moment, once stood a
circular room within this temple. On the walls in this room were glass cases and
within each rested a different colored crystal skull.
Of course, I myself can not definitively prove that Atlantis or Lemuria
truly existed or that these so-called very old civilizations from our distant
past work closely with the crystal skulls, some of these skulls might actually
be ones that are known publicly. Although I do believe that there has been discovered a kind of physical
proof to substantiate that these cultures were very real, still the professional
researchers don't seem to be ready yet to accept such proof. Therefore, I can only say that for
myself, within the core of my being I know that these civilizations absolutely had
a connection with the skulls and that the wisdom and knowledge of the crystal
skulls held by the Atlanteans and the Lemurians will return to us in the not so
But really, the people who might really know the true history
about the ancient
crystal skulls are the native people in our world. But long ago they realized that the
crystal skulls were too sacred and important for the future of humanity and thus
to protect the skulls, in general (the modern Maya are the exception) they
discuss what they know about our crystal skulls or even if they maybe guarding
one of the crystal skulls they are protecting for our future. I have heard in
the interviews done for our new book, that there will come time when this
information will be publicly shared one day.
Going back to the Maya, do you know what their oral traditions
say about the crystal skulls?
The following information was shared
by a Mayan Priest at the Crystal Healing Symposium organized by Dr. Chet Snow,
in the spring of 1999 in Sedona, AZ. This is the place where I received my first large crystal
skull "Portal de Luz" as a gift. The Priest represented a
council of Mayan Elders from Guatemala -- Here paraphrased is the message they
spoke at the conference which was translated from Spanish:
The Priest said that some of the older (or ancient) crystal skulls in the
world are the property of the Mayan Nation. They stated that the skulls were
gifted to them by the Grandfathers of the Pleiades and that they are a rare and
sacred Gift. The Pleiadians gave the Skulls to the Mayans to teach them about
cosmic sciences and that after death, we are all reborn. They called the crystal
skulls, the "Messengers from Time to Eternity".
The Mayans are troubled that people are exploiting the crystal skulls,
especially the older ones and that they should not be used for personal gain or
to further ones worldly ambitions. They also gave a warning that if these old
crystal skulls are sold, that the consequences to the person who sells it might
not be very pleasant.
Finally they stated: "... our Mayan Grandfathers, the Prophets, came from (the
Pleiades) and then They returned after leaving us the Crystal Skulls as a sign
of their existence and the virtues of the Mayan Sciences. The Crystal Skulls
perceive the consciousness from beyond the Great Galaxy to spread the Cosmic
Knowledge and not to sell it."
So to conclude, the Mayans recognized the crystal skulls are very sacred
tools and are unhappy that some of their sacred crystal skulls were forcibly
removed from their land by the Europeans when they came to the Americas to
colonize in the 15th century. They would like to have the crystal skulls
returned to them so they can protect them and work with them in their sacred
ceremonies for the benefit of our world and all people. They understand that the
crystal skulls are receptacles of great knowledge and information.
______________________________________________________________________________ You have worked with trained sensitives in
connection with the crystal skulls. Can you describe what type of
tests were performed and what were the conclusions that you reached based upon
this particular study about the skulls?
The tests performed with train sensitives and the
crystal skulls are very simple. The sensitive is allowed to hold the
skull, and normally will go into a trance or altered state of
consciousness. Sometimes during the trance or afterwards, they will
verbally share out loud their feelings about the crystal skull or the
object they are holding or they may have a specific vision that is
linked to this skull or the crystal skulls in general. From such research we have been able to gain greater insights
into what the crystal skulls are capable of doing and about which civilizations in the past
may have created them and specifically how they were manufactured (if
manufactured is the right word even). Based upon this form of research we have come up with
various theories related to the skulls and their purpose as follows:
1) The skulls were created through the use of
an advanced laser that was able to
cut the quartz into a precise shape and form.
2) the skulls are a thought projection
either from beings in higher dimensions or they were created by the
thought projects of priests such as in Atlantis
3) possibly the
skulls were gifts from the Gods (ETs)
The sensitives also discuss how the crystal skulls were
utilized by past
cultures similar to the question asked earlier. Some of the sensitives discussed
that through their vision they saw that there are other
crystal skulls located upon other planets and that some of these
skulls were brought to the Earth by various Galactic Races or ETs. Then,
these other worldly beings utilize the crystal
skulls as communication devices to speak to the people of Earth as well as act
as devices that are recording all activities that occur in the skull's presence.
This transmission is than being observed by some unknown beings or a spiritual
(higher dimensional) council so they are aware of
exactly what is occurring on our planet in various moments as we continue
through our evolutionary process.
Further, there has been
a lively discussion about a strong link that the crystal skulls share with a race of people who live
on the Inner Surface of our world (also known as the Hollow Earth). That
these races, which have a Galactic Origin, brought to this world in the far past
an entire crystal skeleton that contains the entire knowledge of their race
encoded within so that some of the crystal skulls that have surfaced today could
have a crystal body.
The major problem or challenge working with sensitives and the skulls is that
we have trouble getting consistent information from different readers who work
same crystal skull. One sensitive will tell us one story or scenario
and the next a totally different one especially related to which culture or
cultures actually had possession of this skull
or how the skull was created or fashioned.
We believe this happens because sometimes the crystal skull
like a mirror and is reflecting back to the sensitive something about themselves
and various past lives which has nothing to do with the crystal skull itself. We
also believe that there exists a number of parallel Earths, and each one has its
own unique history slightly different from other parallel Earths. Thus how
one sensitive may see the events that are linked to a specific crystal skull
maybe completely different than how another sensitive perceives the same skull
who is linking into a totally different Earth (similar to the idea shared in the
American TV program called "Sliders"). So as you can see, working with a
crystal skull becomes a real adventure and is totally unpredictable.
However, the insights which are gained by working with such talented people is
still a key process that is and will continue to help us to unlock the mystery around the crystal
skulls and to better understand
what they represent.
______________________________________________________________________________ Do the modern crystal skulls have the same
properties as the
ancient ones? How many ancient crystal skulls are known or
are there in total?
We would like to answer your last question first. We do not
know exactly (nor we suspect is there one person who truly does know) how many ancient crystal skulls truly
exist. Of course there are various legends about a group of 13 very old or original ones
which is discussed
by a number of Native American tribes -- the Mayans also discuss a group of 52 skulls,
perhaps four set of 13.
As of today, maybe there are approximately 15-20 crystal skulls that researchers
believe could be called ancient
but again there is no definitive physical procedure or process
that has been developed that can substantiate this number as each crystal skull researcher has
their own ideas and theories. But now, let us ask this question to our reader:
"Does it really matter for us to know exactly which crystal skull is ancient and
how it was created if that skull is able to help many people and produce a
positive lasting change or effect in our world?"
For Katrina and myself, we both feel that eventually, when it is the
right time and humanity is truly prepared and ready, it will to be revealed
publicly that there exists literally hundreds or thousands of ancient skulls which have been hidden from
the world until it is the absolutely right time for them to be revealed. We believe that many such skulls are now being
guarded by different indigenous people all over the planet. But in truth and to
believe that no single individual knows the answer to the number of skulls and
perhaps this number is not so important.
Again, a better question to ask (which we answer below) is what role do the
crystal skulls have to play to assist humanity and help us create a time of
total peace in our future?
As far as what phenomena occurs around the the newer or
skulls and what capabilities they have -- they definitely do show signs of duplicating to a certain degree
some of the same phenomena and capabilities of
the older ones -- why is this?
From Joshua: Well Carole Wilson, a good friend
who is also a powerful sensitive in her own right, has channeled for an intelligence contained within the famous Mitchell-Hedges
Crystal Skull that resulted in a book (The Skull Speaks). She once asked me the following question --
"Does it matter when a crystal
skull is formed --- is not all quartz crystal itself, ancient and very old
having taken thousands of years to form in the ground?" Of course this point is
Then, I recall a conversion I had once with my former co-author F. R. 'Nick" Nocerino
(who worked together with Sandra Bowen and myself as we published a book entitled
"Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls Revealed" released in 1989) who was sharing with me his views about the origins
of the crystal skulls. He told me that for him when he has met and sat with some
of what he considered to be the very very old
crystal skulls that he sensed who were the real people who had created these
skulls. That he intuited that the consciousness
of the people involved in manifest these skulls were so highly evolved (far more then the
current level of humanity), that perhaps we could not even conceive of what these people were
what were their abilities or even what they were capable of doing!! So
there is no doubt that when one has contact with an ancient skull, that has
been awaken and brought to life by people or beings who are highly evolved
that such a skull can quickly bring many life transformations for the people who
Now when an older or ancient crystal skull has contact with
one that has been recently crafted (a modern one),
some interesting things can happen. We have personally observed how an older skull
will pass special
abilities and gifts to its younger brother or sister skull. How the energy or
feel of a newer or contemporary will quickly change after such a
contact as it becomes almost a brand new and completely different skull. Why is this important however? Because, the younger skulls
are far more free to travel the world so they can share these new
frequencies and energies they acquire then the older skulls who are
constricted in their travel. This
is due to the fact that there are a number of countries who wish to
preserve the treasures from past civilizations and to keep the remains
in tact at the sites they have been discovered so they have specific
laws to not allow the tombs and ruins to be looted. Thus one has
to be careful bringing an ancient skull into some countries less the
custom agents will try to claim them.
Also we believe that when a newer skull is activated
and opened by its caretaker, then various unseen and kindly friends (spirits and
beings from other dimensions) can also place special energies and information
into the new skulls. We have watched how our own personal crystal skulls (most
which are very new skulls) have been completed transformed over the years via all the activities
and travels we have conducted working with them. Again from our own observations, the ability of a
new skull to be more energized or activated lies in a direct relationship to the
level of spiritual growth and consciousness of its caretaker. If such a
caretaker has worked with crystal skulls in other lifetimes, we believe that
they have encoded in their DNA special energy that can really help to activate a
new crystal skull and conceivably bring it to a level that closely approximates
a very old one.
A person should not automatically assume just because a
crystal skull is newly made that it has no value or it can not be of great
assistance to the people that this skull has contact with. We have many many
reports that the new crystal skulls are doing a great job too and changing
people's lives in a positive way.
To conclude related to this question, I am remained of the answer Grandfather
Tue Bear (deceased) told us in 2004 during his interview at the Four Direction
Conference in Texas. Allow me to paraphrase what he said. He stated that the
more modern crystal skulls were very important because they represented the
hands and feet of the older crystal skulls. The older crystal skulls are not
able to travel so freely but the newer ones can and thus represents all crystal
skulls and can allow the energy of the older skulls to be broadcast
And lastly, I recall the first night after I slept with our personal crystal
skull called "Portal de Luz" (Portal of Light). "He" told me that there exists an etheric energy
network that links all the crystal skulls together -- like our modern internet
which links computers all over the world together (well actually computers are
made from quartz crystals). Therefore, once a new skull becomes activated or the
crystal wakes up then the skull begins to proceed to fulfill its tasks or
mission in the world - at this stage it can link into this etheric energy
network and receive knowledge, information and energy from any other crystal
skull that is also linked to this network that physically exists on the earth
(or maybe even skulls that lie in other dimensions). Imagine the possibilities of this
last statement. Therefore, the new crystal skulls have just an important role to
play as their older brothers and sisters!!
______________________________________________________________________________ Can you please describe for us a few of the key
that you have in your crystal circle. What are their properties
and your connection with them ... and is this connection
perhaps more of a mental one?
(Here we see our "Crystal Children" on display in Calgary in November of
2010. As is normal, other
crystal friends will join them - this shows how many people now are wishing
to have a crystal skull!)
Currently we have over 10 crystal skulls in our possession whom we take care
of but for the purposes of brevity we will discuss just a few of these skulls
which we call our "Crystal Children" or "Crystal Kids".
Joshua: Of course I honor and respect all of the
"Crystal Children" we have but the one I have a bit of a stronger link with is
the one that is called "Portal de Luz" which is a 10 lb light smoky (gray) quartz skull. Although, when I first received
"him", "he" was
much darker in color. Being the first crystal skull to come, I have had
more experiences with this skull (receiving "him" as a gift in 1999).
Portal de Luz's" life began as a large
block of smoky quartz mined in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil. He was
brought to a carver in this area who fashioned "him" into a skull shape in 1998.
Then "Portal de Luz" was sold to a couple in America who sell crystal skulls and
I met this couple and the skull at the Crystal Healing Symposium in Sedona, AZ
in 1999, receiving him as a gift. Carole Wilson, the Canadian sensitive I
mentioned before, worked with "Portal de Luz" and told me that the quartz of the
skull had been specifically programmed for me energetically before I was
physically born and was just waiting for the time when we would physically meet.
She told me that "Portal de Luz" would help me to activate some of my hidden
inner gifts and help me to expand my work with the crystal skulls which has
really happened over the past eight years.
The name of this skull is Portuguese or Spanish and Means
"Portal or Door of
Light" -- this name was chosen because we were inspired to use such a name and
also because the crystal came from Brazil and the carver is Brazilian, so we
want the name to be in Portuguese.
When I have communicated with "Portal de Luz", the communication comes to me
more on a feeling level or I will hear in my own thinking voice an idea or
information he wishes to share with me. (And yes I feel that this skull has a
more masculine presence so I use The word "he" when I refer to "him"). Now I am
not alone in the world to be receiving a telepathic communication with my
friend, this happens to Katrina as well and with many other caretakers we
know. Exactly who is speaking through the crystal skull is hard to say though!!
"Portal de Luz's" special gifts are many. To try to explain in words, as
best as I
can understand it well ... "he" definitely likes to work directly with people
(human beings) and to meet
and get to know a lot of us. "He" likes to help people to discover their purpose in life from an
earthly point of view and at times "he" will offer healing or energize the person
who is having contact with him. In a way, "he" is like his male caretaker (myself)
in that "he" is a jack of all trades and will try to assist the person
with in whatever is the best way for their highest good in that moment. "Portal" definitely
is about sharing of important information and collecting information.
For example, "he" sat with me during the entire time I was writing our new crystal
skull book and I think "he" was helping to create a very good energy in the room
so I could be clear on what to write in the book. "Portal" has been tested and tends
to create energy fields that helps to balance the energy of the person or the
"Portal" also enjoys to be filmed and to be part
of media shows -- for some reason "he" is quite photogenic. "He"
loves to be involved with any research projects we are conducting to better
understand the crystal skulls as "he" was our key test skull in many of
our experiments (as reported in our new book) and "he" likes (almost
demands) to be present during any important meetings that are dealing with his
crystal family (such as our conference in Holland in October, 2006 or the new
non-profit foundation we have set up).
"Portal" likes to offer himself to new people,
who have never had a chance to be in the presence of a crystal skull and to
experience the energy of one. "He" seems to know exactly what type of
experience the person needs and will be very gentle with them in order to help
this person to prepare for their first encounter with an ancient crystal skull.
Ok, here is Katrina's comments about two of our other crystal skulls that
she works very intimately with called "The Guardian", a less than 1 lb rose quartz skull and the
other is a 4-5 lb non-quartz skull called "Ta'chu'la", which was
discovered in Mongolia when they were building a dam and we believe is
an old skull:
The "Guardian" is a
small pink quartz crystal skull which weights less than 1 lb. This is the first
crystal skull that I received which was gifted to me by a friend during
Christmas, 2008. Do not let the size fool you because it is an amazing tool.
When I received this skull it immediately began to work with her in wondrous and
powerful ways creating special manifestations. The first manifestation was
confirmation that I would soon meet my soul family and began a new and exiting
job in the spiritual field. At the time the "Guardian" arrived, I was going
through a major shift of the frequencies within my personal energy field as new
spirit guides were coming to help me at the time. It was not long after that I
was told that these energies (the guides) were "The Guardians" (an
Interdimensional group of beings who are interesting in help our world move into
a higher spiritual awareness)
The "Guardian" has a very gentle and sweet energy. "She" brings in a frequency
that gives to the person "she" is helping, a balance of harmony and a strong
guidance to assist you to move forward in your personal path. The "Guardian"
offers to you an energy which helps you balance your feminine and masculine part
as "she" shares with you privately how to use the power of both energies
together. A contact with the "Guardian" provides for you courage in your life
as well as the ability to stand in the power of who you are. When I first
received the "Guardian" it was very pink in color but over time "she" has become
almost totally white. The calming and flowing energies within the "Guardian"
continue to change constantly in all of "her" travels due to "her" contact with
the angelic kingdom.
"Ta'chu'la" is a skull made
out of clear obsidian with a piece of cranberry obsidian that lies in the back
of the head. "Ta'chu'la" was retrieved from a construction project and dig in
Mongolia, China where they were building a dam. As they were digging into the
ground, they discovered "Ta'chu'la" and a number of other non-quartz skulls.
This occurred during 2009.
I received this skull from a
good friend of Joshua's, whose name is Lionfire, based out of Colorado.
Lionfire has been interested in the crystal skulls for a long time and
naturally was familiar with the work that Joshua has done over the
years. Finally the two of them were able to meet near Santa Fe, New
Mexico in December of 2008 as both were present to do their own type of
public crystal skull work. When Joshua met Lionfire at this time,
Lionfire had like 30-40 non-quartz skulls with him all coming out of
China. These skulls, like "Ta'chu'la" are all stylized and are not a
representation of the human bone skull. Lionfire has contacts with the
people who are digging up these skulls and then tries to find the right
person for their new home.
Going back to the first time we met "Ta'chu'la", this took place during
our visit to Sedona, Arizona in Decemeber of 2009. Lionfire was nearby
to attending a special conference that featured 13 Grandmothers of
various indigenous tribes. Again Lionfire had a number of these skulls
with him and shared them at the conference plus he gifted one of these
gemstone skulls to one of the grandmothers. Anyway, the person who was
hosting Lionfire, was very close to the room we were renting in a
private home. We were able to visit with Lionfire twice. It was during
the second visit that activities began to happen between me and "Ta'chu'la" (of course we didn't know this was the skulls name at this
time). When I saw "Ta'chu'la" during our first visit, this skull began to
speak to me directly but I wasn't paying attention because I was tired,
so I just dismissed it. Besides, "Ta'chu'la" was sitting with thirteen
other similar type of skulls that were retrieved from the same Mongolian
dig. However, during our second visit, "Ta'chu'la" once again began
speaking to me and this time it was harder to ignore the skull. Then,
when Lionfire placed "Ta'chu'la" into my hands(I
had not said one word to anyone present about that "Ta'chu'la" was
talking telepathically to me),
I realized this
skull wanted me to keep it.
Lionfire intuitively felt that I was suppose to have this skull, so
an arrangement was made for "Ta'chu'la" to go back home with us as we
left Sedona. Also when "Ta'chu'la" was handed to me the very first
time, the skull immediately began to tell me "his" name and explained to
me that "his" purpose was to be with all our crystal skulls and
ourselves as our protector(a protector
of the energetic field around the "Crystal Kids").
for us "Ta'chu'la" has a Mayan energy. I feel that I have worked with
"Ta'chu'la" in the mult-universes and have had a special past life time
with "Ta'chu'la" which is why "Ta'chu'la" recognized me. "Ta'chu'la"
gave to me specific instructions as to how "he" is to be used. For
example, "Ta'chu'la" is to sit behind the other crystal skulls in our
private sessions we offer and "he" is not to be held by the participants
unless he specifically states which person "he" wishes to be held by.
However, "Ta'chu'la" likes to be present at our public events and the
workshops. "Ta'chu'la" has access to a universal energy of protection
that works with the spiraling essence of the Universe. "Ta'chu'la"
sends out a message about healing energies which are linked to universe
upon universe, planet upon planet and a being upon a being. "Ta'chu'la"
works with an individual's DNA coding and this is something that can not
be understand by one's intellect. It is what it is.
______________________________________________________________________________ In your opinion are the crystal skulls:
2. tools for healing
3. they help people to awaken to their true nature
4. other ...??
Yes to all three
1. computers -- one gets the sensing they are holding tremendous information
inside that can help humanity in so many ways
2. tools for
healing -- every time we travel with our crystal skulls and offer our private
sessions -- we see remarkable transformations happening to the people and at
times, complete reversals of their health challenges - - so, you bet they are
definitely a healing tool and more ...
Yes, absolutely they are a catalyst for helping people to see their true
nature -- they are like a mini - energy vortexes and they will almost
propel a person to release physical, mental, emotional, and past life
blocks very quickly -- which helps one to see oneself. The crystal
skulls are a mirror who show us what is truly inside of each of us!!
What else can they do -- well they are living beings in their own right
and they definitely enjoy helping their human brothers and sisters to
learn more about themselves and enjoy life. And collectively, the
consciousness of this truly crystal family wants to help the Mother
Earth and all of her living citizens to move forward and into the
next higher dimension of being.
______________________________________________________________________________ What kind of holographic images appear inside the
crystal skulls and what do you think these images mean or represent? Could
they be projections from the minds of other people or perhaps from the minds of
the carvers who created the skulls?
During the research conducted by the Crystal Skull Society International
during 1970-1980, they discovered that when an individual works with a crystal
skull, that either that individual's personal energy or their mind is able to
somehow activate the crystal skull and this will produce various holographic
images that are seen and form inside of the crystal skull.
These images could be photographed (a few were shown in our first book,
Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls Revealed) -- and all kind of scenes and objects
would show up including
1) small and giant people 2) scenes from many places or many worlds 3)
UFOs and ETS 4) animals and plants 5) other crystal skulls 6) dolphins
and whales, underwater scenes 7) even images of the people who were recently working
or seated around that specific crystal skull!
The idea presented by the crystal skull researchers who
have observed and recorded these holographic images is that this represents the
skull's natural ability to work as a video camera of sorts -- that the crystal
skull is able to record in some form (perhaps on another vibrational level) all
the activities that happen around it. Then depending upon the person's energy
who is currently working with that specific skull or the energy of the location
where the skull is positioned, this energy acts like a key that unlocks the
various holographic images stored within the skull. And the type and style
of the images and pictures that appear within the skull are directly related to
the energies which the skull is exposed to at that specific time.
However, not everyone can see these holographic images, or some people see
different things inside of the crystal skull at the same time. Therefore it is
unknown if such images truly exist in the skull physically or are on another
dimension and the skull is just projecting these pictures or images into the mind of the viewer.
It's possible it could be a combination of both possibilities that there are
physical images appearing and other images which do not.
Also we feel it is highly likely that there were indeed some very powerful
beings who had strong mental abilities that not only were involved in creating
the so-called ancient skulls but that they could have placed these images for us
to view at some future time when humanity was ready? When one begins to work intimately with a crystal
skull, anything is possible and one must be open to all kinds of conceivable
______________________________________________________________________________ Katrina, can you describe the method you use to
divine healing light energy. Do you work with the crystal skulls
in any way to help with this?
Katrina: I work with the higher
spiritual aspect of the person and their spiritual guides during the
sessions we offer. Normally, the person I am helping is holding one of
our crystal skulls as I make this connection. The information I receive
deals with the state of their energetic field or aura in this moment.
Then I receive an energy that flows through me to be shared with this
individual in order to help them have more balance or take them to a
higher energy state.
For me, these sessions are sacred, as I
go into a sacred or pure state of consciousness. All of our crystal
skulls which are present (including the one the person is holding) link
into together as "One Being" and enhance the energetic fields or aura of
this individual. What I receive is a crystalline (a totally clear)
transmission to whatever level of healing or energy is needed to be
given during the session -- whether this is to repair disharmony in
their aura / energetic bodies / physical body or to bring the person
into the next spiritual level which they are ready to advance into. I am
opened at the time of the session as a hub to receive and help the
person bring in whatever is necessary for their evolutionary process so
I offer many different levels of healing or information. When I am
doing this work I feel in total alignment with my being and why I am
here on the earth.
The crystal skulls which are present help to
create a special energetic environment so that I can more easily linked
into the dimensional levels to bring forth the proper energy and
information for the person we are helping. Also each of our "Crystal
Children" links into the person and sends to them their own unique
energy but all the energies sent by each skull work together in perfect
______________________________________________________________________________ So what is the importance of the crystal skulls?
Why should other people become familiar with them or learn more about the
skulls? What is coming up in the future that has a link with the crystal
Well, we believe the crystal skulls (the older ones) are the ancient computers
that were used by various advance cultures in the earth's distant past. Thus
these skulls are the gifts from the Gods or the ETs. The knowledge and information they contain
within can be of vital importance and assistance for humanity and our
future. At the present time, it appears
this information is best communicated to a person via telepathy (thought) but
eventually we believe (if we don't already have such devices) we
will construct a type of machine that is able to replay the
information (visually and audibly) that has been encoded or recorded within a crystal skull
through some method we don't fully understand as of yet. We could
compare this situation to the following idea: What if we went back in time, say
100 years ago and brought with us a CD or DVD. Well those folks wouldn't believe
us if we told them on this disc is contained libraries of books, music and
visual movies as there would be absolutely no way or technology at that time
that could play or show that this information truly was contained on the disc.
On numerous occasions, people have witnessed how the Crystal Skulls have been
able to help (or heal) people of all kinds of physical or emotional problems,
after a person has a personal contact with one. Thus the crystal skulls can
be seen as a powerful tool for awakening the full living consciousness sitting
inside of a person. On a more mundane level, the crystal skulls help many
individuals who they have a contact with, to quickly release any type of blockage that is inside of them
(again emotional or mental blocks or physical imbalances) thus allowing such
individuals to discover more of their true inner
Some of the legends and information we have gathered through various
indigenous sources suggests that there are certain groups of crystal skulls
(perhaps scattered all over the world) who will eventually come back together
and when these crystal skulls re-unite, they could generate a powerful energy
that could act as a catalyst to forever change the vibrational frequency of our
planet which could result instantaneously in a total awaken of all of humanity to their
It seems on some level, the consciousnesses (or a form of living presence)
that has bee held within the crystal skulls (perhaps for thousands or millions
of years) is beginning to awaken in a big way which could explain why that within the
last ten years or so there has been such a strong public interest to know more about the
crystal skulls. Now, we are seeing for example, more television shows (documentaries or
specials) that somehow are including the crystal skulls as a subject of
discussion and even in a few new movies a crystal skull plays some role.
Several new books have been written about the skulls and thousands of people now
have had their own personal experience with a skull or even have a strong desire to have
a crystal skull of their own to work with. Back in the 1970s and 1980s there just wasn't a
lot of interest as there is today. It is quite remarkable!!
For Katrina and I, we know in the core of our being, the return of the
Crystal Skulls is a powerful physical sign of the coming of the prophecised Golden Age. This is why the crystal skulls are coming out now more and more,
people are beginning to hear more about the skulls and there is more news given
publicly after they have
seemingly been hidden for so many thousands of years.
Joshua: I remember when I first saw a picture of the ancient crystal skull
"Ami" - as I was viewing the photograph, I heard some part of myself say that
the contact with this crystal skull was my inner proof and confirmation that the
prophesized Golden Age was really going to happen in our lifetime. Amazing!!
So in regards to the future, we fully anticipate and expect that far more
ancient crystal skulls will be appearing. We expect that eventually some of
these skulls will be brought out by the various native tribes who guard them. We
expect there will be new research conducted upon the crystal skulls to help us
to even better understand what they truly represent and eventually, through some
means or process we believe the skull will not only communicate valuable and
timely information humanity needs to save itself from itself and create a world
of Peace but they will speak to us directly, as one living being to another. It
is just that they are silicon based beings and we are carbon based beings.
______________________________________________________________________________ Lastly, can you share about any new projects you are
with to help the public know more about the crystal skulls? What are some
of the exciting new activities you will be involved with
into this year of 2011 and beyond?
In April of this year (2011), inspired by the very successful crystal
skull conference in Holland in March of this year, we formed the
International Crystal Skull Network (ICSN). The purpose of this
network is for people interested in the crystal skulls to help and
support each other for perhaps crystal skull projects or sharing
knowledge and information. The first two projects we will
institute through the network is supporting our friend Sharon Pitt, in
the UK, who is part of our expanded international group for the Crystal
Skull Explorers with a world peace meditation that can work with the
energy of the crystal skulls. And the second project is a new type
of event we call a "Crystal Skull Gathering" where again people
interested in the crystal skulls in a local area can meet and share and
work together on projects of mutual interest.
and to learn
more about the world peace meditations: (we will be creating some new
webpages - if you don't see the main page listed here, email us or come
back in a few days)
Additionally, in July of
2011, we have developed our new website (using the Wordpress system)
which we will be moving all of our webpages over from our old site.
This site is either to navigate and find pages and we will be adding new
on-lline services and products. For example, we recently have
begun to work with a group of master carvers in China and will be able
to offer new crystal skulls for people who are seeking to be a crystal
skull guardian. To check out our new website go to:
Our latest crystal skull book has been released in Polish
(2004) and Dutch (2006) and Hungarian (2008). The title of this book is called
"Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers". We are working on an
English printed edition but we are unsusre when it is available. This book includes an overview of many key aspects
surrounding the crystal skulls including a brief history, interviews with
various crystal skull caretakers, carvers, indigenous sources and researchers.
Additionally we share a number of examples of the personal experiences people
are having with the crystal skulls and the research we conducted with the
crystal skulls over a three year period.
In the meantime, we have discovered the popularly of e-books especially
because of the new easy to use e-book readers, the new tablets and apps
for cell/mobile phones. So we released in May of 2011, our first
e-book which is about two journeys we took to Mexico City in 2009 as
part of our Travel Log series.
More information can be read about our new book entitled
"Journeys of the Crystal Skull Explorers: Travel Log #1 - Mexico 2009" by visiting our website at:
Also we have re-released our free small e-book, it shares
the same title as our more comprehensive book coming out that anyone can get
their own copy. Just go to this webpage to secure your free e-book:
And in combination with the free e-book we have
started a new free on-line newsletter called the The Unfolding of the
Crystal Skulls -- to become a member of this list and to hear about the
latest news with the crystal skulls as well as to obtain other important
free information and special e-books, all a reader has to do is just
For those people who never had a chance to read the first crystal skull
book that Joshua was involved with (working with Sandra Bowen & F. R.
'Nick' Nocerino) entitled, Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls
Revealed (published in 1989), even though the book is out of
print, we still have a few copies left. To learn more about this
early crystal skull book, which was considered to be the definitive book
at that time, visit:
Finally (boy do the crystal skulls keep us busy!!) we are also working on some media-based projects, such as a
new documentary that will include new information about the crystal
skulls never shared before. We also have a script done for a
feature film linking the crystal skulls with how world peace eventually
comes to our world (but now we seek investors to make the film).
While we wait for this film to come to our movie theaters we are working
with other friends to have a novel version of it ready before the end of
2011 as the story takes place in 2012. And as always, we
look to continue to travel the world offering our public crystal skull
events, so if there are any readers of this article that may wish to
offer such an event in their local area, please don't hesitate to
The interest around the crystal skulls continues
to explode all over the world as we are being contacted each week by new
people all over the world. We believe the energy of the collective
consciousness of the skulls is becoming more active and calling to the
people (the souls) who know the skulls from other lifetimes.
Thanks for listening and learning more about our crystal friends known as the
in peace and light always,
Joshua Shapiro & Katrina Head the Crystal Skull Explorers