We’ve all seen the classic blockbuster film, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. The very title causes one’s pulse to quicken and the craving for popcorn to intensify. The film has man-eating ants, swordfights between two people balanced on the backs of speeding jeeps, subterranean caverns of gold, vicious femme fatales, plunges down three waterfalls in a row, and action – lots of action. And it has Crystal Skulls.
Crystal skulls are becoming more popular lately and many of you may wonder exactly what is it about these carved objects that has been exciting the attention of so many people.
“Quartz crystals have a number of powerful benefits that make them useful to use for meditation,” says Lisa Tjaden from Radiance Gifts at 875 Corydon Ave. “Quartz helps to amplify the energy of other crystals and to amplify your thoughts, so this may help you to more easily make a connection with your skull, or to Spirit using the skulls energy to advance this aim.”
A large number of people are attracted to the many beautiful skulls that are now being sold. If you haven’t bought one, maybe you’re wondering what it’s all about. Either they feel extremely drawn to them, or some people feel the opposite and do not like them at all and even feel a definite fear of them.
“Some people fear them, as they think they are in some way related to black magic or to other negative practices, such as the occult, but that’s not the case,” says Lisa. “The energy of a piece of crystal is changed by being carved into this shape it is true, but it is always a positive energy.”
Crystal skulls are not uncommon or terribly mysterious. Thousands are produced every year in Brazil, China, and Germany, but there are a handful of them that have fueled intense interest and controversy among archaeologists, scientists, spiritualists, and museum officials.
One of the most compelling mysteries of all time is the conspiracy of the 13 Crystal Skulls. Many of these skulls have been found around mysterious places throughout the world including the Great Pyramids and the Stonehenge. Many believe the skulls are between 5000 and 35,000 years old and these skulls possess magical powers and healing properties.
There are perhaps a dozen of these rare crystal skulls in private and public collections. Some are crystal clear, others of smoky or colored quartz. Some are actual human size and of very fine detail, while others are smaller and less refined. All are believed to originate from Mexico and Central America.
Many believe these skulls were carved thousands or even tens of thousands of years ago by an ancient Mesoamerican civilization. Others think they may be relics from the legendary island of Atlantis or proof that extraterrestrials visited the Aztec sometime before the Spanish conquest.
The dark colored crystal skulls are no different to the clear or colored ones in that respect. Many dark crystals, generally speaking, are helpful stones that embody an energy of psychic protection.