Crystal Skulls

Crystal skulls are a metaphor that reality is a consciousness hologram through which we experience virtually. Many of the s=crystal skulls are tools that awaken human consciousness, referenced by the human brain design of the crystal and the metaphoric eyes.

A crystal skull is a model of a human skull generally made out of quartz crystal, but not always, as in the case of Chinese jade skulls. Crystal skulls vary in size from a few inches to the size of a human head, or bigger. The age of a skull can be equated not so much to the year it was carved, or the place of origin, but to the age of the crystal from which it was created, some crystals being thousands of years old, while others are more contemporary. Crystal skulls are most often associated with ancient Mesoamerican cultures, especially the Maya which takes us to the Mayan Long Calendar and related prophecies.

Humanity has always been on an esoteric journey to solve the mysteries of its creation linked to people and objects that allegedly contain higher powers, or can enhance those of the questor. Technology and the Internet help move consciousness to that place, with great precession, as if it was all part of a cosmic plan. We can sense the truth, soon to be revealed, about who we are and why we are here.

The enigmatic crystal skulls have become another tool of divination to that end, crystals sometimes been thought of as having magical powers, as well as transmitters and receivers of energy.

If you are reading this file, your soul is searching, in these prophetic times, for answers to the great mysteries of life ... death ... and rebirth.

Many crystal skulls are designed at specific angles representing a union of sacred geometry and the nature of the quartz crystal used.

In metaphysics, crystal skulls are used for ceremonial work, healing, energy work, and enhancing one's psychic abilities. Used for healing, we go to themes of self awareness and creating balance to opening psychic abilities to be able to understand the nature of human creation and evolution.

Holding an object to exchange energies and/or receive messages with it, is called psychometry. To find messages while look at the inclusions within a quartz crystal, or crystal skull, is a form of divination called Scrying.

There are countless hypotheses that the crystal skulls are the legacy of some higher intelligence or ancient astronauts who seeded the human race.

The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull

Anna Mitchell-Hedges in 2005
Anna Mitchell Hedges died on 4/11/07 at age 100

The most widely celebrated and mysterious crystal skull is the Mitchell-Hedges Skull, for at least two reasons. First, it is very similar in form to an actual human skull, even featuring a fitted removable jawbone. Most known crystal skulls are of a more stylized structure, often with unrealistic features and teeth that are simply etched onto a single skull piece. Second, it is impossible to say how the Mitchell-Hedges skull was constructed. From a technical standpoint, it appears to be an impossible object which today's most talented sculptors and engineers would be unable to duplicate. The discovery of the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull, sometimes referred to as the "Skull of Doom", is a controversial matter, and reads like a sci-fi action adventure film.

The skull was made from a single, unusually large block of clear quartz crystal, and measured 5 inches high, 7 inches long, and 5 inches wide, weighing 11 pounds, 7 ounces. It closely corresponds in size to a small human cranium, with near perfect detail, even to rendering the skull without the globular prominence or superciliary ridges, which are characteristics of a female.

As the story goes ... One day in 1927, English adventurer, traveler, and writer, F.A. "Mike" Mitchell-Hedges, who had a talent for telling colorful stories, was clearing debris from atop a ruined temple at the ancient Mayan city of Lubaantum, located in British Honduras, now Belize. His seventeen-year old daughter Anna, who had accompanied him, suddenly saw something shimmering in the dust below. Anna found an exquisitely carved and polished skull made of rock crystal, with the jaw piece missing. Three months later, she located the jaw in an excavation about 25 feet from the first site.

In 1970, art conservator and restorer Frank Dorland was given permission by the Mitchell-Hedges estate to submit the quartz skull to tests conducted at the Hewlett-Packard Laboratories at Santa Clara, California.

From these tests, and from careful studies done by Dorland himself, the skull revealed a whole array of anomalies. When submersed in a benzyl alcohol bath, with a beam of light passing through, it was noted that both the skull and jaw piece had come from the same quartz block. What was astounding to the testers, however, is they found that the skull and jaw had been carved with total disregard to the natural crystal axis in the quartz.

In modern crystallography, the first procedure is always to determine the axis, to prevent fracturing and breakage during the subsequent shaping process. Yet, the skull's maker appears to have employed methods by which such concerns were not necessary.

The unknown artist also used no metal tools. Dorland was unable to find signs of any tell-tale scratch marks on the crystal, under high-powered microscopic analysis. Indeed, most metals would have been ineffectual, for the crystal has a specific gravity of 2.65, and a Mohs hardness factor of 7. In other words, even a modern penknife cannot make a mark on it.

From tiny patterns in the quartz near the carved surfaces, Dorland determined the skull was first meticulously chiseled into a rough form, probably using diamonds. The finer shaping, grinding and polishing, Dorland believes, was done by applying innumerable applications of solutions of water and silicon-crystal sand. The big problem is, if these were the processes used, then, as Dorland calculated, it would mean that a total of 300 man-years of continuous labor was spent in making the skull. We must accept this almost unimaginable feat, or admit to the use of some form of lost technology in the skull's creation the likes of which we have no equivalent today.

The enigma of the skull, however, does not end with just its making. The zygomatic arches (the bone arch extending along the sides and front of the cranium) are accurately separated from the skull piece, and act as light pipes, using principles similar to modern optics, to channel light from the base of the skull to the eye sockets.

The eye sockets in turn are miniature concave lenses that also transfer light from a source below, into the upper cranium. Finally, in the interior of the skull is a ribbon prism and tiny light tunnels, by which objects held beneath the skull are magnified and brightened.

Richard Garvin, who authored a book about the crystal skull, believes the skull was designed to be placed over an upward shining beam. The result, with the various light transfers and prismatic effects, would illuminate the entire skull and cause the sockets to become glowing eyes. Dorland performed experiments using this technique, and reported the skull 'lights up like it was on fire.'

Still another finding about the crystal skull reveals knowledge of weights and fulcrum points. The jaw piece fits precisely onto the skull by two polished sockets, which allow the jaw to move up and down. The skull itself can be balanced exactly where two tiny holes are drilled on each side of its base, which probably once held suspending supports. So perfect is the balance at these points that the slightest breeze causes the skull to nod back and forth, the jaw opening and closing as counter-weight. The visual effect is that of a living skull, talking and articulating.

The question, of course, is what purpose did this serve? Was the skull only designed by its artist as a clever toy or conversation piece, or, as Dorland believes, was the talking skull meant to be used as an oracular device, through strange phenomena associated with the crystal skull, that defy logical explanation.

Observers have reported that, for unknown reasons, the skull will change color. Sometimes the frontal cranium clouds up, looking like white cotton, while at other times it turns perfectly clear, as if the space within disappears into an empty void. Over a period from 5 to 6 minutes, a dark spot often begins forming on the right side and slowly blackens the entire skull, then recedes and disappears as mysteriously as it came.

Other observers have seen strange scenes reflected in the eye sockets, scenes of buildings and other objects, even though the skull is resting against a black background. Still others have heard ringing noises emanating from within, and at least on one occasion, a distinct glow from no known light source surrounded the skull like an aura for up to six minutes.

The sum total of the skull appears to take in all five physical senses of the brain. It changes color and light, it emits odors, it creates sound, it gives off sensations of heat and cold to those who touch it, even though the crystal has always remained at a physical temperature of 70 degrees F under all conditions, and has even produced sensations of thirst and sometimes of taste in a few cases.

Dorland is of the opinion that what is happening in all this phenomena is that the 'crystal stimulates an unknown part of the brain, opening a psychic door to the absolute.' He observes - crystals continuously put out electric-like radio waves. Since the brain does the same thing, they naturally interact. He has found, too, that periodic happenings in the crystal skull are due to the positions of the sun, moon and planets in the sky.

Researcher Marianne Zezelic agrees that the skull was primarily used to stimulate and amplify the psychic abilities in its handlers. She wrote, Crystal serves as an accumulator of terrestrial magnetism. By gazing at the crystal, the eyes set up a harmonic relation stimulating the magnetism collected in that portion of the brain known as the cerebellum. The cerebellum therefore becomes a reservoir of magnetism which influences the quality of the magnetic outflow through the eyes, thus setting up a continuous flow of magnetism between gazer and crystal. The amount of energy entering the brain eventually increases to such a proportion as to affect the poles of the brain, a region extending just above the eyes, contributing to psychic phenomena.

Going a step further, Tom Bearden, an expert in the field of psychotronic studies, believes that, in the hands of a skilled mediator and mental focalize, the crystal skull also served not only as a vehicle to transform life field energy into electromagnetic energy and other physical effects, but also aided in healing, by the altering of its crystalline resonance to match that of a patient's mind and body frequencies, and affecting curing energies on the skull that would manifest in the patient's auric field. The skull should thus be used as an amplifier and a transmitter of psychic and earth energy forces.

When looking at the sum total of skill and knowledge incorporated in the Mitchell-Hedges skull, modern science is stumped as to how to explain it. Author Garvin summarized the findings in these words, "It is virtually impossible today, in the time when men have climbed mountains on the moon, to duplicate this achievement."

The lenses, light pipes, and prisms alone display a technical competence that the human race only achieved recently. In fact, there is no one today who could attempt to duplicate the carving.

     Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull YouTube

Principle of 12 Around 1

There are many theories linked to the Principle of 12 around 1 or 13 = 4 (time, closure):

13 takes us to the closure of our biogenetic experiment at this level of reality, created in linear time to understand emotions. December 21, 2012 is allegedly the time for the evolution of consciousness foretold in all prophecies, when humanity awakens and souls return to 'source' as this program closes.

In third dimension, there will always be 12 or 3. Taken further we have the Fibonacci Sequence, published in 1202, and further on to the patterns of sacred geometry that explain the movement of human consciousness through time.

There are allegedly 12 pyramids or 12 portals, or 12 major power points on the Earth grid that are strategically placed and will activate when consciousness reaches Zero Point - reversed Fibonacci to zero. Some also see 12 UFO's buried in the beginning, that will rise at the end of time.

13 Crystal Skulls

There are many theories about 13 crystals skulls that will come together soon, as human consciousness remembers its soul's purpose and all evolves in the alchemy of time.

The snake in this image references the spiraling movement of human consciousness and DNA -- Reptilian Connections -- Sumerian Gods creating a biogenetic experiment.

Crystal skulls are primarily linked to the ancient Mayans as so many skulls are found in Mesoamerica. The Maya take us to Quetzalcoatl and the Mayan Calendar prophecy of December 21, 2102 as an end time date for the programmed reality in which we experience at this level of conscious awareness.

The Mayan Calendar

Personal Experiences With Crystal Skulls

I took many of the photos posted here while visiting
the Rock Star Crystal Warehouse in Manhattan June 2004

Jane Doherty, Maya, Joshua Shapiro, and Ellie

Jane is the owner of a crystal skull named Maya, which she purchased in Mexico in the 1990s and uses as a tool for healing and psychic work. In September 1995 -- 12 psychics from around the world gathered at my home in Brooklyn by the Verrazano Bridge to work with crystal skulls. The following day, Jane and I joined Joshua Shapiro, co-author of Mystery of the Ancient Crystal Skulls for a crystal skull workshop in Manhattan.

Max the Texas Crystal Skull

A skull known as "Max," or the Texas Crystal Skull, is a single-piece, clear skull weighing 18 pounds. It reportedly originated in Guatemala, then passed from a Tibetan spiritualist to Joann Parks of Houston, Texas. The Parks family allows visitors to observe Max and they display the skull at various exhibitions across the U.S.

Alleged facts about Max: Max is an authentic ancient crystal skull estimated to be many thousands of years old and considered one of the rarest artifacts ever found. Max was used by Mayan priests for healing, rituals, and prayers. Lama Norbu, a powerful healer, came into the presence of Max in Guatemala and was given this precious skull when he left the Mayans. He took him to Houston, Texas, where the crystal skull sat on his altar as a healing tool. JoAnn and Carl Parks met Norbu when their twelve year old daughter was dying of bone cancer. JoAnn then worked for the Lama for many years. Before Norbu died, he gave the cherished crystal skull to the Parks with no explanation but that someday they would know what it was all about. JoAnn didn't know what to do with the crystal skull so she placed it in a box in her closet for many years. In 1987, a TV show led her to Nick Nocerino, co-author of Mystery of the Ancient Crystal Skulls. Through Nick, as it is with all things here to awaken human consciousness, Max became famous nationally and internationally.

Ellie and Max The Crystal Skull

My first experience with a crystal skull was in 1989 at the Whole Life Expo in New York City, where I met Max. What I experienced, was strong energy and messages from Max and others who had held him and connected their grid with his.

The British Crystal Skull

The British Crystal Skull is currently residing in the British Museum of Mankind in London and has been there since 1898. It is a one-piece clear quartz full size crystal skull.

The Paris Crystal Skull

The Paris Crystal Skull currently resides in the Trocadero Museum in Paris, France. It has a slight indentation (hole) on the top, that was cut into the skull purported to hold a something.

The public first became aware of the crystal skulls during the later part of the 19th century. At this time, many museums of the world became interested in displaying antiquities from past civilizations , Egypt, Greece, Mesoamerica, etc. Thus, in the 1878, in the Mus¸e de l'homme (Museum of Man in Paris) and in 1898, in the Museum of Man of London, each had a clear quartz skull on display (both came out during the 1860's during the French occupation of Mexico, purportedly found or acquired by Soldiers of Fortune, linked to Mayan sites in this country).

ET Skull

"ET" is a smoky quartz skull found in the early 20th Century in Central America. It was given its nickname because its pointed cranium and exaggerated overbite make it look like the skull of an alien being. ET is part of the private collection of Joke VanDietan, who tours with her skulls to share the healing powers she believes they possess. I did scrying with ET at the Star Knowledge Conference, June 1996.

Rose Quartz Crystal Skull

Rose Quartz Crystal Skull Infinity

The Amethyst Skull

The Mayan Crystal Skull

These skulls are further examples of primitively sculpted skulls. They were discovered in the early 1900s in Guatemala and Mexico, respectively, and were brought to the U.S. by a Mayan priest in 1979. The two skulls are very alike. Like the Mitchell-Hedges skull, both of them were studied at Hewlett-Packard, and they too were found to be inexplicably cut against the axis of the crystal.

Clear Quartz Crystal Skull


Clear Quartz Crystal Skull

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Crystal Skulls in the News

Crystal skulls 'are modern fakes' BBC - May 22, 2008

Two of the best known crystal skulls - artefacts once thought to be the work of ancient American civilisations - are modern fakes, a scientific study shows. Crystal skulls are the focus of the story in the latest Indiana Jones film. But experts say examples held at the British Museum in London and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC are anything but genuine.

Their results show the skulls were made using tools not available to the ancient Aztecs or Mayans. Researchers say the work, which is published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, should end decades of speculation over the origins of these controversial objects.

And it casts serious doubt over the authenticity of other crystal skulls held in collections around the world. A team including Margaret Sax, from the British Museum in London, and Professor Ian Freestone, from Cardiff University, used sophisticated techniques to work out how the two skulls had been made.

Crystal Skulls in Fiction

The concept of the crystal skull has been used in various works of fiction.

Max McCoy's four Indiana Jones novels feature segments on Indy's search for a Crystal Skull.

Episode 321 on the TV show, Stargate SG1 was called Crystal Skull.
Dr. Daniel Jackson encounters an entity named Quetzalcoatl who is linked a mysterious crystal skull and time travel.

Ancient Incan Skulls

Mexico's Starchild Skull

Crystal Skulls, Blue Apples - May 2008