Well as this name or
term implies we are speaking about a skull shaped object that is made
from various types of quartz crystals (clear, amethyst, smoky, rose,
There are three different
types of crystal skulls that are spoken about in the world today as
"ANCIENT" -- a crystal
skull that was fashioned at least 1500-2000 years ago or created much
much earlier. It has been suggested that some of these crystal skulls
could literally be (hundred of) thousands of years old based upon the
studies conducted by various researchers or as has been suggested
through the legends or oral traditions of different indigenous peoples.
Presently there are only a small number of such crystal skulls known
publicly. As to the exact number of how many ancient
skulls could exist, this answer is unknown. At the present time, we do
not have an exact scientific procedure to be able to date when a piece
of quartz was shaped into a skull. However there are a number of
different ideas and theories based upon paranormal research or legends that offer possibilities of how to identify a
crystal skull as being "ancient" (or even "old"). Again, many of these
types of skulls appear to have some type of link with different
Mesoamerican cultures as well as possible ties with various Native
American tribes or nations.
| "Synergy" **
ancient skull held by Sherry Whitfield
in America that is larger then human size
There are a number of different theories
that have been given as to explain how these ancient skulls may have
been manufactured; some of which are quite fantastic in their scope. It
has been difficult to trace the true history about these objects as far
as where the skulls may have originated from or which parts of the
world they have traveled through. Attempts have been made by various
groups to work with trained sensitives in the presence of a crystal
skull and record the impressions that they psychically receive. However
this method does not always guarantee success as the historical
information channeled by these psychics does not always agree and even
can be conflicting at times.
"OLD" - a crystal skull that
was created between 100 years ago to about 1000 years ago. A number of
these types of skulls have been discovered within or near ancient ruins
in Mexico or Central America. In general, the appearance of these
crystal skulls are somewhat crude in form and upon a close examination
of the surface of an "Old" crystal skull, there are usually observed
some type of tool marks left by its carver, similar to what can be
detected with the newly made crystal skulls.
| "British Museum Crystal Skull" **
Museum Crystal Skull"
put on public display (1898) that now
resides in the British Museum.
"NEW or CONTEMPORARY" - These
are crystal skulls that are being manufactured by modern carvers. There
are thousands upon thousands of such skulls in existence today. Since
the middle part of the 1990's, there has been an explosion in the
interest about the crystal skulls. There are quite a few people now, in
all parts of our world, who have acquired their own personal skull to
work with and use. The contemporary crystal skulls come in all shapes
and sizes and are being primarily done by carvers in Brazil and China.
These skulls can even be found for sale upon E-Bay.
| "Portal de Luz" **
example of a modern-made crystal skull
by a Brazilian carver
Part of the collection
of Joshua & Desy Shapiro.
** Photo copyright | Synergy
© Sherry Whitfield | Portal
© Joshua & Desy Shapiro |
© Photo by Norman Hacker | with permission of
British Museum |
classifications of crystal skulls discussed were originated by the
Society of Crystal Skulls International, in an attempt to distinguish
the different type of skulls that exist in the world.)
Most of us are familiar with quartz crystals
as this gemstone serves as a key component within all of our modern-day
electronics; the devices that we use each and every day. There are many
people today who work with their personal crystals in order to
re-energize themselves, for healing (physical or emotional problems) or
even to assist them in their development of their inner or spiritual
However, when one begins to work with a
quartz crystal that is in the shape of a human-like skull - other
strange phenomena begin to occur around them. We have received numerous
reports from people all over the world having some very special
experiences connected to the crystal skulls.