Crystal Skulls, Myth or Legend?
The skull is a often an image that held fear and is used as a warning sign. So when we think of a skull what springs to mind, Johnny Depp in the movies Pirates of the Caribbean or more seriously the image of poison and death as those are the most commonly recognised symbolic meanings of a skull.
There are many within the new age culture of crystals who are drawn to and believe in the myth or legend of the crystal skull and that within this age a connection to higher a source of energy and change in the way mankind lives and shares knowledge and spiritual balance will take place.
As a result of this Myth/Legend, Crystals Skulls are collected by many all around the world and some of the more famous collectors are people such as Joshua Shapiro, White Elk Woman and perhaps the most famous of all within the history of the Crystal Skulls Mitchell Hedges, among many others.
- Mayan Priest and Shaman Don Alejandro Cirilo Oxlaj Peres wrote the following:
- The Crystal Skulls
- We live in an age of prophecy.
- Now is the time of return of the grandmothers and grandfathers.
- Now is the time of the return of the elders.
- Now is the time of the return of the wise ones.
- And the wise ones are all of you.
- Now is the time to go out into the world and spread the light.
- The sacred flame has been kept for this purpose
- And now the time approaches when you will be required to love all things,
- To love a world that has gone crazy,
- To rebalance the heavens and the Earth.
- For the Time of Warning has come to pass
- And the Warriors of the Rainbow are now beginning to be born.
- The Vale of Tears, the Nine Hells, is over
- And it is time to prepare for the 13 Heavens.
- The ancestors are returning, my brothers and sisters,
- And we do not have long.
- Now is the time that the prophecies will be fulfilled.”
It is believed that the 13 Heavens are 13 crystal skulls that are to be found here on earth and when all 13 are united then the change will begin.
In Mayan legend it is said that there will be 13 human sized skulls with articulating jaws that will come together and be activated to communicate with mankind and help in mankind’s evolution. These 13 will
only come together when mankind is sufficiently evolved to to be able to receive this wisdom.
It is believed that this legend first evolved thousands of years ago and has been handed down through many different cultures.
The Cherokee believe there are 12 planets inhabited by humans with a crystal skull for each planet with the 13th skull being vital to unite each of these worlds.
For those Indiana Jones fans the legend of the Crystal Skulls is a movie based on this legend and ultimately shows the potential of what may happen to those who are not spiritually prepared to connect with the energy of the skulls.
For the many who are drawn to collecting crystal skulls there is a love for the energy of the skulls that goes beyond the explainable and for those who do not connect with this energy it may be even be considered to be “out there” away with the fairies or perhaps even nuts, but for those who work with this energy there has been amazing results in both facilitating healing of an individual, a group or healing for the planet.
So why this empathy, this pull, this resonance, when others feel fear, distaste or even disdain for a crystal skull. Perhaps it is simply that they do not resonate with the energy or does it go to the deeper symbolic meaning of the skull.
As a culture we may see the skull as something fearful, yet the legend revers the crystal skull as being revered as the bringer of joy, hope and even salvation for mankind.
So where does this legend begin ?
Let us for a moment imagine you are deep in the jungle of the South Americas, the heat is intense and the trees are filled with the cornucopia of sounds from the birds, monkeys and insects that reside there.
Perhaps the occasional roar of a wild cat fills the air. In between this there is the swish of the machete and the deep crunch of blade hitting branch as a group of natives and a team of archeologists dig deeper
into the mayan jungle.
It is the early 1920’s and British explorer Frederick Mitchell-Hedges is searching for the Lost City of Lubuantun known as the City of Fallen Stones. He is a member of the Maya Committee at the British Museum and has a great belief that the Lost Continent of Atlantis is in central America. For this reason he has travelled to Guatemala to begin an archaeological dig. He spent many years excavating the many temples, pyramids and palaces found deep within these jungles.
Each of these had the image of a skull carved into them, for the Mayans revered the skull as being a symbol of death; as being the transformation of the physical into another dimension. Death was the transition of the balance of nature returning the life that was given by mother earth being returned to mother earth.
Mitchell-Hedges was joined by his daughter Anna, Anna quickly fell into the natural existence of the archaeological dig and shortly before her 17th birthday against her fathers wishes she climbed to the top of the pyramid they were excavating and whilst gazing down she was intrigued to see something glinting in its ruins.
Her father not believing her what she saw at first refused to explore the area, then actually on her 17th birthday she was allowed to explore the crevice and here she found a crystal skull that became known as the Mitchell-Hedges Skull. Initially it was returned to the Mayan tribe of natives who were working with the archaeological team. In honour of Mitchell-Hedges it is said he leader of this tribe gifted the skull to him to keep and return to England with. On his passing the skull was left to Anna where she became known as the Keeper of the Skull. On her passing in recent years the skull has resided with her husband and has been seen at conventions around the world.
Those who believe in the legend follow the original beliefs of its origins, others say it was brought by Mitchell-Hedges and is not a genuine skull.
What ever you believe is a personal choice but for those that have been in the presence of this skull and the many others that are now worked with it is undeniable that they exude a healing and positive energy in the feeling that those who have connected with it feel.
The energy of the skull can bring a sense of joy and feeling of comfort and healing. For others there have been images and information passed on through thought and clairvoyance that have enhanced their belief in crystal skulls.
Believe or not when you connect with and become a collector of crystal skulls it can change your perception on the energy of crystals.
© Susie James 2015