Are you interested in learning more about Crystal Skulls? Read on for a great Q&A with Judy Hall!
Are the skulls just a New Age fad?
Indeed not, they’ve been around for thousands of years. But the time has come for them to share their wisdom, regardless of whether they are ancient skulls or not. They do want to usher in a ‘new age’ of expanded consciousness.
How did you come across them?
In 1976 in the Museum of Mankind in London. A life-sized flawless crystal with more than a tinge of blue about it reached out and grabbed me. Its mesmerising eyes were alive with intense intelligence. It was a truly awesome experience. I gazed into it, watching an ancient civilisation going about its daily business. I thought I stood there for a few minutes, it turned out to have been almost two hours. I had been seduced. But it took another forty years for me to begin to collect skulls. I’d met several over the intervening years. The lovely skull-keeper Edwin Courtney introduced me to his huge collection in the faded grandeur of a ballroom in a decrepit Bolton hotel. They lifted the gloomy atmosphere, but didn’t grab me. It took a visit to Glastonbury, the home of all things magical, mystical and downright weird, to get me hooked. Now I have an ever growing collection.
What is their history?
It goes right back into prehistory, often as actual skulls that were plastered and painted, or as stone heads. But jade and other crystal skulls have been found that date back to the Stone Age. the Olmecs (1200–400 BCE) commonly carved huge stone heads and skulls in all kinds of stone including rock crystal (quartz). The skull sizes range from small pendant beads to larger than life sculptures. Although many are carved from stone, gem-quality jade skulls are also known from the first millennium BCE. In ancient China examples of jade skulls go back as far as the Neolithic era examples being found from between 4000 to 6000 BCE that can be up to life-sized. They were also carved in quartz and amber—which was highly prized in the ancient world as a medicine and was carried along a well-established trade route from the Baltic.
Does it matter whether they are genuinely old artifacts or not?
No, it doesn’t because it’s a separate consciousness that takes up residence in the skull that is communicating. That consciousness can just as easily access a new skull.
How can someone work with a new skull they have bought?
Once a skull has been cleansed (all crystals need to be cleansed before use), they can be used for healing, insight, guidance and wisdom-gathering. Some skulls arrive with a being already in residence, but others need to be activated and the being invited to communicate. But it’s important to check out that this is a being with high consciousness, not just some random entity that’s looking for a home. The skulls can be held or placed on your body. It depends on what is needed. Often holding one in your hands or looking into its eyes is enough. My book details many applications and ways of accessing the skulls. It’s important to choose the right kind of crystal skull so there’s guidance on doing that, too.
Lastly, any strange facts you’d like to share?
It is said that one ancient crystal skull that is at least 1,500 years old recently changed hands for over $1m. It had been kept in a bank vault in San Jose, California, for many years and, perhaps not surprisingly, remains there. It is a very dark purple amethyst and was reputed to have sat on the desk of the former Mexican President, Porfirio Diaz. The President was of Mesoamerican-Mixtec ancestry. Ami reappeared in 1979 when a Mayan shaman priest, Francisco Reyes, purchased the skull, which was sent to the United States. In 1983 Ami was put up as collateral on a loan that was not repaid. It was acquired in 1985 by a group of businessmen who have now sold it on.
A trained healer and counselor, Judy Hall has been psychic all her life and has had experience with many systems of divination and natural healing methods. Judy has a BEd in Religious Studies, with an extensive knowledge of world religions and mythology, and an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Her specialties are past life readings and regression, soul healing, reincarnation, astrology and psychology, divination, and crystal lore.