5.14 – THE CRYSTAL SKULLS (10.7.13)


The Melanesian Islands off the coast of Papua New Guinea. 8th-century AD. According to legend, aboriginal tribal leaders set sail east toward the Hawaiian Islands. They carry with them a highly revered ancestral crystal skull. Today, that skull, known as Synergy, is under the care of guardian Sherry Whitfield. It was given to her as a gift by a European businessman.

“When I first got the skull, I only knew a little bit of the history of it. I knew that it had come across the pacific in a Reed canoe. It had been in Hawaii, on Easter Island, with the People of the Sky. In the 1600s, the skull was given to a young nun in Peru. On her deathbed in 1720, she passed the skull to a native family and said, “keep the skull “until the right person comes.” And she gave them the history. And they disappeared into the jungle.”

– Sherry Whitfield (Author),
(Caretaker & Guardian of the ‘Synergy’ Crystal Skull)

In 2005, Whitfield was contacted by a representative of the aboriginal tribe who saw a photograph of Synergy in a newspaper.

“And he said he brought the photos and he brought the little skull to the shaman and the chief, and everything stopped. And they declared 24 hours of feasting and telling stories about the skulls. It was really cool because, really, they don’t talk that much about the skulls in their everyday life. It’s part of their sacred secrets and their teachings. Now, they say that they didn’t make the skull, that it was passed to them as a legacy, so it’s an ancestral object. Their legend is that their tribe was started by a white man and a black man, twins. Their whole religion revolves around twins. And they have the twin of this skull. Their legends are that there were two of these skulls made identical. There’s a powerful spirit in crystal skulls.”

– Sherry Whitfield (Author),
(Caretaker & Guardian of the ‘Synergy’ Crystal Skull)

“Melanesia is populated by all different classifications of spirits, of ancestral spirits, meaning spirits of the remote ancestors that have to do with a particular group’s creation story or recently dead ancestors. Spiritual energy in Melanesian society is just not for people. It can be in places, in objects, in plants and animals.”

Michael Hamson (Oceanic Art Historian)

The notion of a spiritual energy that resides in inanimate objects is widespread throughout the South Pacific. Anthropologists who studied Melanesian societies in the 19th and early 20th centuries termed this supernatural force “mana.”

“The idea of mana is that there is a divine magical energy that is both the source of life and a kind of animating presence in things, in places, in people. There is reverence for specific objects because they seem particularly strong in this magical power. Some believe that the power comes from ancestral sources and that the older the ancestors, the greater the power.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“These things are incredibly important to the people in all aspects of life like warfare, hunting, gardening, fishing, any type of thing that normal human beings can’t control. And these objects with this ancestral spirit energy, if you control them right and access them right and speak to them right and get their permission and get their aid and get their help, they can, in effect, pre-kill your enemy prior to battle.”

Michael Hamson (Oceanic Art Historian)

Is it really possible for objects like crystal skulls to be possessed by otherworldly spirits, as South Pacific Islanders believe? And if so, where do these spirits come from?

“In the South pacific, their ancestral myths talk about people descending from the sky. One of the mythologies talks about two brothers descending from the sky, Barkulkul and Marelul. And the time in which they spent, it was considered to be the golden age. After that time ended, guess what, the two of them went back up into the sky to return where they came from, the stars.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

“The core message of crystal skulls is that our ancestors are very specific – That these are divine, that these are ancient. Some of them are definitely known to be used for divination, whereby somebody basically makes contact with an intelligence who is either contactable or resident within this crystal skull.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Could crystal skulls really provide a link to mankind’s extraterrestrial ancestors, as many Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe? And if so, is there something unique about the properties of these translucent objects that could enable them to contain supernatural powers?

Anglesey, British Isles. 60 AD. Roman soldiers conquer the last stronghold of the druids, a class of mystics and priests whose roots stretch back to the dawn of European civilization.

“Everything that we know about the druids, we know through their enemies, the romans, who went to a great deal of trouble to exterminate the druids because they saw them, rightly, as social organizers, as important leaders around whom the Celtic tribes coalesced. Many powers get attributed to the druids, for example, that the druids held mystical knowledge. The druids had a philosophy of reincarnation.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“The druids used crystal to tell fortunes, to read the future, to do ecstatic mystical rituals. The Scot Highlanders called these “stones of power.” There’s something about the crystal clarity, the strange experience of staring into it, the things one can imagine. And the crystal ball that grew out of this and used by more recent seers really helped a person slip into a sort of trance state from which they’re able to imagine or hear or experience or see something that is taken as important information. The information was considered to come from the gods or the spirits.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“Gazing into a crystal ball was another means in medieval times as to how to come into contact with the world of the divine, to make contact with otherworldly intelligences.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Is it possible that ancient cultures accessed other dimensions through the use of crystal objects, as some Ancient Astronaut Theorists suggest? And if so, might there be a scientific reason why divination objects like crystal skulls are made of this unique material?

“Crystal has a unique lattice structure, and some people believe that it has an other-dimensional quality. It can transmit and receive messages from other dimensions and is actually other-dimensional substance itself. Crystal’s ability to communicate inter-dimensionally could explain why people throughout history have used crystal balls to foretell the future or even to look into the past.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“And it’s interesting because when you think of the legend that crystal skulls were containers of great knowledge, then perhaps there is vast amounts of information, as the native American elders say, inside a crystal skull.”

Chris Morton (Author, The Mystery of the Crystal Skulls)

“Ancient people were very much aware of how important crystals are and how they are, in a sense, a high-tech object. But how would they know that? They had to have these high-tech objects in the past, either used by the ancient people or, in a sense, brought to us by extraterrestrials.”

– David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods),
(The Crystal Skulls)

Could the inherent properties in crystal allow for inter-dimensional communications and assistance, as some researchers suggest? And might this extraordinary power be used for other, possibly more sinister purposes? Perhaps the answers can be found by examining the tales surrounding another quartz crystal skull, one possessed by one of the most brutal leaders in human history.


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