The public first became aware of the gemstone crystal skulls during the later part of the 19th century. In 1878 the Musèe de l’homme in Paris and in 1898 the Museum of Man of London each had a clear quartz skull on display. Both were supposedly found in the 1860’s during the French occupation of Mexico, and linked to Mayan sites in this country.
Into the early twentieth century more crystal skulls of apparently ancient origin were found in parts of Mexico, Central America and South America. It was believed that some of the skulls were between 5,000 and 36,000 years old. Some of these gemstone crystal skulls have become quite famous.
However none of the gemstone crystal skulls made available for scientific study have been authenticated as pre-Colombian in origin. In fact, most of them are believed to be much more modern than originally thought. Some expert study results show the skulls were made using tools not available to the ancient Aztecs or Mayans.
Despite this, gemstone crystal skulls continue to excite the imagination because they seem so mysterious. The skull itself is a universal symbol for death and mortality. Something that has fascinated people forever. But it is actually believed that in ancient times the skull represented life. Skulls and skeletons are the main symbol of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The skull and crossbones is a popular symbol for both pirates and poison. Though the original crystal skulls were mostly carved from quartz crystals-either clear, milky white, or colored (such as rose quartz, amethyst, or smoky quartz)-more recently many carvings are done from various colorful semi precious stone materials too.
New Age believers and some metaphysical healers believe that gemstone crystal skulls represent doom and destruction, or hope and healing. Some people believe that crystal skulls can be used like crystal balls to see visions of the past, present and future. They claim that the hand carved stone skulls emit psychic energy, auras or even sounds.
Whether you believe in these powers or not, there is no denying that hand carved gemstone crystal skulls are works of art and take great talent to complete. They are an interesting collector item and great conversation piece!
Siddhrtha Gautama was a spiritual teacher from ancient India and the founder of Buddhism. Buddhists generally recognize him as the Supreme Buddha. It is believed he was born as a royal prince sometime in the sixth century BC in what is now known as Nepal. According to tradition, the Buddha emphasized ethics and spiritual understanding. He questioned the average person's notions of divinity and salvation.
The Buddhist system of insight and meditation is not believed to have been revealed through a God, but by the understanding of the true nature of the mind, which must be discovered by personally treading a spiritual path guided by the Buddha's teachings.
"Buddha" means "Awakened One", or "Enlightened One”, someone who has awakened from the sleep of ignorance and sees things as they really are. Every living being has the same basic wish – to be happy and to avoid suffering. Even newborn babies, animals, and insects have this wish. People spend their whole life working hard to fulfill this wish.
Buddha believed that could be achieved through learning the 4 Noble Truths. #1 There is Suffering, #2 Suffering has an Origin, #3 Suffering can Cease, and #4 There is a Path that Leads to the Cessation of Suffering.
Angels are associated with most world religions and many mythologies. The believe in Angels can be traced back to ancient times.
Guardian Angels are those who spend their time watching over us, guiding us and protecting us.
Give a handcrafted semiprecious stone angel to a loved one to watch over them and protect them!