Journey with the
Crystal Skull Explorers
(a free e-book to share with all)
Journeys with the Crystal Skull Explorers
© 2010, R. L. Shapiro and Katrina Head
(revised version 2009, fall edition, the free e-book
formerly called Journey of the Crystal Skulls)
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Table of Contents
Welcome > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >
The Mysterious Crystal Skul s (an article)
(Biographies) … Katrina Head
Hidden Messages within our Crystal Skul s > > > > > > > > > > >
(our new comprehensive Printed Edition 2010/2011 & the e-book 2004)
(and other Crystal Skull resources)
Thank you for your interest in our book and joining us for this brief exploration of one of the world’s greatest mysteries known as the crystal skulls or what the Mayans refer to as the “Crystal Heads.”
We are Joshua Shapiro and Katrina Head, your hosts. Both of us have been involved with the crystal skulls for a number of years now. We collectively take care of 9 skulls which we work quite closely with and are known as “The Crystal Kids”. You will encounter all of these friends, later within this e-book. People also know us as the Crystal Skull Explorers as we have been working closely together since the spring of 2009. We have committed our lives to sharing the best information and insights we have collected about the skulls with the world.
We believe that the very old crystal skulls (also called ‘ancient’ skulls) which are publicly known within our world today represent one of the most important artifacts that have ever been discovered within our recorded history.
Furthermore, we feel that each crystal skull (whether of an older or more modern design) has a significant role to play in our future that will eventually assist Mankind in many ways that will help us create a more peaceful world.
This small e-book is just a short introduction about the crystal skulls and a little bit about our personal work with them. However you will find at the end, a few links to various other sources that you can visit to further your own personal studies or research. Additionally we have included an overview of our new and more comprehensive book that will be available sometime in 2010 or 2011 which is entitled:
The first version of this work was released as an e-book in 2004 ( when Joshua was working with Blue Arrow Rainbow Eagle Woman from Holland). This specific book includes information that we have gathered from over 27 years of travels and experiences with the crystal skulls. It also recognizes and honors many of the different individuals who have and are playing a key role in educating the public about the crystal skulls.
Thank you for taking the time to explore this e-book and bring us into your home.
We hope you enjoy your stay with us. In Peace, Light, Love and Joy always ….
Joshua Shapiro and Katrina Head
Your Crystal Skull Explorers
“What is a Crystal Skull?” – 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, etc …). Most of us are familiar with quartz crystal as this gemstone is a key component within all of our modern-day electronics; devices that we use each and every day (including the computer you are using to read this book btw).
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 gifts.
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. There are three different types of crystal skulls that are spoken about in the world today as follows1:
“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 shape and
sizes and are being primarily done by carvers in Brazil
and China. These skulls can even be found for sale
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d & R. Joshua Shapiro
“OLD” – a crystal skull that was created between 100
years ago to about 1000 years ago. A number of
“Portal de Luz” – a smoky
these types of skulls have been discovered within or
quartz crystal skull created
near ancient ruins in Mexico or Central America. In
by a Master Carver
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.
“ANCIENT” -- a crystal skull which was fashioned at least 1500-2000 years ago or was created long long ago. 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. Also, it has been suggested (or implied) through various legends or oral traditions of different indigenous peoples that the ancient skulls are very very old.
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 about how one can definitively 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 within North America. We have even heard rumors of crystal skulls that have been found or are known within South America and in other parts of the world as well.
In general, we are unable to detect tool marks upon the surface of an ancient crystal skull. The implications of this condition suggests that either this particular skull was done completely by hand (over a long period of time) or perhaps, there was some form of very sophisticated and advanced technology that was utilized to make the skull, of which we are not familiar with as of yet. Most of the so-called very old or ancient crystal skulls we have personally met have a very intense energy field that surrounds them, of which many people are able to sense or feel. This energy field can be quite strong and powerful.
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 where these objects as far as where they may have originated from or what 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.
History of the Crystal Skulls – The public first became aware of the crystal skulls during the later part of the 19th century. At this time, many museums of the world became interested in displaying antiquities from past civilizations (Egypt, Greece, Mesoamerica, etc …). Thus, in the 1878, in the Musèe de l’homme (the Museum of Man) in Paris and in 1898, in the British Museum in London, each had a clear quartz skull on public display. It is believed that both of these crystal skulls originated from within Mexico (possibly connected with ancient ruins or tombs) during the 1860’s, at the time of the French occupation of this country. Eventually both of these skulls somehow came into the possession of a French antiquities dealer, by the name of Boban and eventually found their way to the stated museums.
During the research for our new
that there were a few other old or
ancient crystal skulls that also
made their way into private
hands during the 19th century.
Within recent years, these
particular skulls are now held by
various individuals who have
publicly disclosed their existence
and in some cases, are
permitting other people to sit with
them in private.
As we entered into the first part
of the 20th century, there was an
entirely different group of crystal
skulls that mysteriously surfaced.
Within this group of skulls, there
was also a strong connection
with the ancestors of the
indigenous people living in
© Zane Bonara-Bell (photographer) & R. Joshua Shapiro different parts of Mexico or
Photograph of the crystal skull held by the
Central America. Please find
British Museum since 1898. The first human-
next a short description about
sized crystal skull placed on public display.
some of the most well known
skulls that emerged at this time:
“The Mitchell-Hedges Crystal Skull” : named after famed explorer and adventurer, F.
A. Mitchell-Hedges, discovered in Lubaantum, an ancient Mayan city in Belize in 1924.
This skull is human-size and made from an absolutely clear piece of quartz that includes a removable jaw. It is an almost exact copy of our own modern bone skull. At the current time this skull is in the hands of his adopted daughter, Anna Mitchell-Hedges (since the time of her father’s death in 1959).
“ET” : discovered by a Mayan family near Guatemala while digging on their property in 1906. This crystal skull was obtained by Joky Van Dieten in 1991 through a crystal store near Los Angeles. It is the only known human-size ancient crystal skull that is made from smoky quartz. In appearance it has a resemblance to a type of “ET” shape with a slightly pointed chin and similarly pointed in the top part of the head. This crystal skull now travels the world with its caretaker who hopes to share it with other people (including world leaders) to meditate with for world peace.
“Max” -- an 18 lb (8.2 kg) clear quartz crystal skull purportedly discovered in a Mayan tomb in Guatemala between 1924-1926. The skull was gifted by a Mayan Shaman to a Tibetan-trained lama in 1970. It was housed within his healing center in Houston, Texas and used as a healing tool to assist numerous patients who came to the center.
Upon the lama’s death, the crystal skull was gifted to his close friends, Carl and JoAnn Parks. Currently Mrs. Parks is touring (primarily in the U.S.) with her crystal skull, providing many people an opportunity to experience this ancient skull directly.
“Ami” , the Amethyst Crystal Skull: It is
stated by its current owners that it was
believed to have once been part of a
collection of crystal skulls held by the
Mexican President Diaz (from 1876-
1910). Another report we have heard
discussed that this skull may have been
discovered in the Oaxaca area (Mexico)
and was handed down from generation
to generation through an order of Mayan
Priests. This is smaller than human-size
skull and weights 8.5 lbs. (3.86 kg). The
current location of “Ami” is unknown as
this skull was sold to a private party in
© Al Ramirez
August of 2009 from the prior owners,
who were a group of business men in
“Ami” – an ancient amethyst crystal skull;
the San Jose area of California.
notice the circular indentation in the
temple areas and its style of design.
So, why are the Crystal Skulls so Important? There is no simple answer to this question. The study of the crystal skulls is very complex and seems almost never ending. However, we would like to offer to our readers a few ideas or thoughts that we have gathered over the years from a number of sources, for your consideration:
“The Crystal Skulls function like our modern-day computers and were used in this capacity by various (advanced) civilizations in our past. They contain hidden knowledge and information that when it is time for this to be revealed, will ultimately assist humanity to create a Golden Age of peace and harmony upon our world!”
“They were a powerful tool for healing [Body Mind and Spirit] within such cultures as the Mayans, the Aztecs or even the Atlanteans”
“Relative to today: We have witnessed many people’s lives being profoundly affected after having had an opportunity to spend time in the presence of a very old crystal skull. And even now, this type of phenomena is beginning to happen around the ‘Contemporary Crystal Skulls’ as well. Could the crystal skulls then be a type of mini energy vortex or better yet, a catalyst that is helping people to awaken to their true spiritual nature?”
In truth, the best way to truly understand what the crystal skulls are about and to appreciate them is to have your own personal experience with one. So if you have a chance to meet a crystal skull along your path, may we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity and see what will happen to you? Feel free to contact us, as we would love to hear from you about your crystal skull encounters.
We hope this short article was helpful to introduce to you the crystal skulls. This has been one of the most fascinating subjects for us to be personally involved with as the skulls have and are continuing to take us on a grand adventure all over the world. We just never know what will happen to us next or where will be our next destination(s).
Kind of exciting, don’t you think?
In the next section of our e-book, we offer a short biography about ourselves and present the members of our collective crystal skull family.
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