It is said that crystal skulls have been around for over 2000 years and have caught the attention of firm believers of their mystical qualities and those who are new to the crystal world.
In ancient times, crystal skulls were carved with stone tools by very skilled craftsmen. These days contemporary skulls are available from a few centimetres to a life size human skull and are used for various purposes. Some skulls have been carved by a stone worker from a single piece of crystal starting from Clear Quartz (the most popular) to a wide variety of crystal including Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Aventurine, Citrine etc. Quartz is generally the most common stone for skulls as it can be used as a transceiver to store information or even have a higher consciousness contained within it.
It’s not just the human form that skulls are carved into. You can also find skulls that represent animals (present and mythological), different human shapes and extra terrestrial beings, all carrying a unique vibration.
Some say a skull represents disaster and devastation and others say the skulls bring about feelings of positive change and healing. The most important thing when using a crystal skull is to follow your intuition as each skull will contain knowledge and enlightenment.
The type of crystal used for carving carries its own energy but once carved into a skull, can change to something more specific and inhabit a consciousness. A useful way to discover the energy of a skull is to meditate with it in your hands.
Choosing the right skull takes patience and intuition. Not every skull will resonate with your vibration so using personal ‘yes or no’ tools like a pendulum is a great way to help choose the right skull for you.
To cleanse your skull, try running water over it or fan sage smoke around the skull. Once cleansed, the crystal can be placed in the sunlight for a few hours to be re-energised.
Being grounded is essential when channeling to help you from floating off. Placing Smokey Quartz or Hematite at your feet will assist with this.
After cleansing you can try activating your skull. With your hands on the cranium, imagine a white light filling your crystal skull. Once the skull feels full, attempt communication; you may ask questions like if it has a name or any insights for the moment. At first you might feel tingling or a buzzing sensation but with practice clear contact will happen.
When working with your skull you may see its messages by looking into its eyes or you may hear what it has to say by placing the skull just behind your ear. Placing your hands on the cranium of the skull is another efficient way of intuitively receiving information. The messages received can relate to past, present or future. Covering your skull with a cloth at the end of your channeling is helpful to cut off ties and further information.
Using your crystal skull in a grid can amplify its energy. Try placing your skull as the centre piece of your grid and add other crystals like clear quartz points in sacred geometry shapes along with any other crystal that enhance your intention for the grid.