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Crystal Skulls legend and prophecy one of archaeology’s most compelling mysteries is that of the 13 skulls.

Skulls have been one of the most powerful objects of symbolism in human history, all over the world. Several “perfect” crystal skulls have been found in parts of Mexico, Central and South America, USA, Brazil, France, Mongolia, and in Tibet. Together, they form a mystery as enigmatic as the Nazca Lines, The Great Pyramids and Stonehenge. These skulls are believed to be between 5000 and 35000 years old. During early expeditions, archaeologists were told by locals that the skulls possessed magical powers and healing properties. However, people were unsure as to where they came from, or even why they existed. Some like to believe that these were remains from the lost civilisation Atlantis. Others like to believe these are fakes (art objects only). And yet another group of psychics believe that these skulls are a device maintaining the capability to enable us to look into the past, present and future.

Native American Legend

Historians and social anthropologists decided to find out more about crystal skull. They came across an ancient Indian legend. The legend says that there were originally thirteen life-size human skulls of solid crystal with movable jaws that were said to speak and sing. These skulls held the greatest mysteries of life and the universe. They told the past history of this planet and the evolution of mankind. The significance of the number thirteen is that including the Sun,the Moon and the ten planets in our solar system adds up to the number 12. The last one stands for Quetzalciatl, the serpent god, who will return again to rule all the planets. The Mayan year was made up of 13 months of 20 days. There are thirteen Mayan gods of the upper-world. The legend says that at a time of great crisis, for humanity, that the skulls will be rediscovered and brought back together to reveal their knowledge. Native American Cherokee Medicine Man, Harley Swift-Deer Reagan is quoted as saying: “The skulls were kept inside a pyramid in a circle, with the thirteenth skull, the largest, placed in the center of this formation. This thirteenth skull represents the collective consciousness of all the worlds. It connects up the knowledge of all the sacred planets.”

crystals have many uses today…as well for healing they are used in watches and electronic devices and many more

Not the best looking skull, but it is a home made one, model in poser then into bryce with glass texture and into photoshop


  • Ann Morgan
    Ann Morganabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful skull. I like all the green in the picture
    So many of these stories are insistent just by how long they have been around..

  • thank you for liking this Ann and for your thoughts, crystals are one of the most fascinating stones on this planet and generate more energy than some are aware of

    – shadowlea

  • M1chaelFrank
    M1chaelFrankabout 3 years ago

    I love this… very well done.

  • thanking you very much for your view M1chael, appreciate the compliment

    – shadowlea

  • Kanages Ramesh
    Kanages Rameshabout 3 years ago

    One can see the connection. Since ‘crystal’ balls are associated with divination and the ‘skull’ being the ‘seat of thought’, of the brain/mind, has been regarded as a spiritual center . Hence ‘crystal’- ’ skulls’ able to look into the past,present and future. The spiritual center also refers to the collective consciousness and this knowledge/state tapped into, the ‘crystal’ that allows us to foresee: “The Crystal Skull”. Your creation crystallizes it through both art and notes.

  • thanks for your interesting and thought provoking comment Ramesh , there is truth in your words and I appreciate your posting them here

    – shadowlea

  • spiritualdigita
    spiritualdigitaabout 3 years ago

    Many an ancient wisdom still abound this earth, we are just scratching the surface! Great concept and awesome image!

  • Thats why I delve into the past for there is much hidden wisdom there, lost through the ages/distorted but if you let your mind be still I believe we can start to see a little beneath the surface and discover again many things that were and maybe again…thanks Craig for your thoughts

    – shadowlea

  • frankula49
    frankula49about 3 years ago

    Excellent Work Irene and this one is yours…not a photo….well created

  • thanks I really appreciate your compliment, and I do feel good about it being my own and I suppose beauty is in the eye of beholder anyway as the saying goes..cheers Frank

    – shadowlea

  • Valerie Anne Kelly
    Valerie Anne K...about 3 years ago

    Excellent image & info sweetheART it’s a fave ;~} Valz

  • thanks very much Val, appreciate the fabv. too

    – shadowlea

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image and interesting information!

  • thank you Angie, glad you found it so and appreciate the compliment very much

    – shadowlea

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooabout 3 years ago

    awesome work

  • thanking you very much Simon for your view on this … cheers

    – shadowlea

  • virgosun
    virgosunabout 3 years ago

    Cool! They would be fascinating to peer into. Magic powers or not, they would be fantastic triggers of contemplation and consciousness. Powerful image, mate!

  • what is magic anyway but a natural power/energy not understood by many so maybe feared or have negative reaction to…..crystals are special, thanks virgo for your thoughts

    – shadowlea

  • Larry Butterworth
    Larry Butterworthabout 3 years ago

    very powerful skull, looks outstanding

  • thanks Larry, appreciate the compliment and your thoughts on this

    – shadowlea

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