Crystal Skulls: Cracking the Ancient Code
It’s that time again. The season where winds whip, temperatures drop and human skulls reign supreme in the land of the living. Whether it’s colorful sugar skulls used in Day of the Dead celebrations, skull decorations so popular at Halloween in the United States or the skulls noted in Pre-Columbian archaeology, the human skull – made of a variety of materials – plays a key role.
People’s fascination with the carved stone human skull – namely milky white or clear quartz crystal – is largely based on Aztec and Mayan iconography and more modern spirituality. However, known ancient Mayan skulls were only carved from basalt and most quartz skulls that “came to light” in the 1800s were shown to be made with modern tools and, therefore, not ancient. Believed to have spiritual powers or brought by alien beings, use of quartz crystal skulls – ancient or new – is far-reaching. Get your geek on and click on the link below to a fascinating article discussing the archaeological studies of known crystal skulls (photos too). As a former professional archaeologist, I just love to mix science and mysticism.
In 2008, the latest Indiana Jones movie was focused around finding the purported 13 crystal skulls that together impart universal knowledge. Going from scientific to spiritual, click the link below to read about various stone skulls, their meanings and uses. Whether old or modern, human or extraterrestrial, we continue to be intrigued by stylized crystal versions of the human skull.
Now who wants to have a crystal skull get-together and crack the ancient psychic code?