Related to the history about how the crystal skulls first appeared, we have to go back to the 19th century.
At the turn of the century, a number of large museums in the world became very intrigued by old artifacts that were being
discovered in various ancient ruins and to put on display these items for their visitors. Thus, during the mid-late 1800's,
there were two crystal skulls resembling a human-bone skull which were placed on exhibition. These two skulls are still in the
possession of the British Museum in London and the Musée de l'homme (The Museum of Man) in Paris. Quite a few other
crystal skulls surfaced in the late 1800's but were kept in private hands.
As we moved into the 20th century, other well known crystal skulls came into the "light of day" including: the famous
Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull (1924, Belize, a two piece skull comprised of clear quartz);
"Ami", the Amethyst Crystal Skull (unsure if it came to light in the late 1800's or early 1900's
in Mexico, single piece); "ET", a smoky quartz somewhat-alien looking skull (1906, Guatemala, dug
up by a Mayan family, single piece); "Max", clear quartz skull (1926, Mexico, discovered in a tomb)
and quite a number of others.
The true interest in the crystal skulls truly exploded in the middle part of the 1970's when the book by Richard Garvin
entitled "The Crystal Skull" was published. This book featured the Mitchell-Hedges Skull and the work done with this skull by
Frank Dorland, an art curator in California. Mr. Dorland subsequently appeared on a few TV programs discussing his work with
this crystal skull and this started the first major wave of curiosity about the crystal skulls. In 1980, crystal skull expert
and researcher, F. R. 'Nick' Nocerino, founder of the Society of Crystal Skulls International began to offer public
presentations and later in 1989, working with Sandra Bowen and Joshua Shapiro published the second book that provided a
thorough discussion about the crystal skulls "Mysteries of the Crystal Skulls Revealed". This book finally offered some
concrete theories about who made the crystal skulls based upon information that has been gathered through paranormal related
research and received by various spiritual channels.
Finally in the middle part of the 1990's, modern carvers began to carve thousands of crystal skulls being primarily done
in Brazil and China. This has resulted in many people today now having their own personal crystal skull or skulls. Also in
the 1990's, the British production team of Morton and Thomas produced a very special documentary on the Crystal Skulls for
the BBC in England and A&E in America called "Mystery of the Crystal Skulls" which later was turned into a very successful
book. This combination of the TV program and the book greatly increased the interest and awareness of the crystal skulls which
has never stopped since that time.
It appears as if there was some type of shift in consciousness that occurred during the middle part of the 1990's. During this
time, many people felt within their own inner being or on an unconscious level an energetic transformation. The Crystal Skulls
have a very important role to play in the evolution of Humanity which will effect the course of events on the planet in our
near future. This of course, will be one of the key themes that we will discuss and explore in the upcoming world conference
in Holland in the fall of 2006.
Information, history and background
by Joshua & DesyRainbow Shapiro
of the World Mystery Research Center