Due to the current Indiana Jones movie there has been much interest in crystal skulls.
My first encounter with a crystal skull was in July of 1989. At the time I was a member of a metaphysical study group and had just returned from a month of studying the Aboriginal way of life in Australia.
During the monthly meeting of our group, one of the leaders mentioned to me that she had a group going to Indianapolis the following week to see the crystal skull. My reaction was, “What's a crystal skull?"
She immediately explained to me the skull had been carved from pure quartz crystal, was perfect in every way and that this particular skull had been found in Lubantaan in Belize in the 1920s by Helen Mitchell-Hedges who was then 16 years old.
Helen Mitchell - Hedges, along with Lynn Gardner would be exhibiting the skull the following week . It sounded like the perfect opportunity to learn something new, who knows where this might lead?
Listening to the lecture, I became fascinated. It seems the skull had been found in a Mayan pyramid after having been left there many centuries previous. Legends abound , but no one really knows where it came from or how old it is. Many legends seem to point to it having been created in Atlantis or left by Aliens.
It certainly was beautiful! Made of pure crystal, there wasn't a blemish to be found, down to the removable jaw bone! Mitchell-Hedges confirmed that when she first found it , the skull was cloudier than in it's present state, it was now crystal clear!
It was valued at over 18 million dollars, and it seemed to have supernatural powers, when in it's presence, people would experience varied types of paranormal behavior. Some would see the future, while others experienced alien encounters and past lives. It was truly a masterpiece, unlike anything I had ever seen before.
Lynn Gardner announced that she would be leading an expedition to Belize the following January to find the temple where the crystal skull had been found.
My interest was peaked, there was no way I was going to miss that!
Gary has traveled to many parts of the world, see more articles and photos at: http://www.travelnsnap.com .