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Originally posted by SpiritualStar
Wow, what an awesome post OP. Very well put together. I must admit something about these skulls.
This is where it gets kinda weird for me.
From when I first learned of these skulls, I have always been drawn by them - completely contrary to my feeling about normal skulls, since I do not like skulls.
In a way I can't explain, every time I see one I want to touch it or be near it. Just seeing them in the image makes me feel this way. They give me the feeling as though I am supposed to know something about them, as if I am supposed to remember, but just looking at them gives me this impression.
I have never been close enough to do so, however, but someday I can only wish I can.
I do wonder what would happen if I did get the chance to touch one.
... recent electron microscope analyses of skulls by the British Museum and the Smithsonian Institution revealed markings that could only have been made with modern carving implements. Both museums estimate that their skulls date to sometime in the mid- to late 1800s, a time when public interest in ancient cultures was high and museums were eager for pieces to display.
Its examinations and the fact that no such skull has ever been uncovered at an official archaeological excavation led the British Museum to extrapolate that all of the famed crystal skulls are likely fakes
Originally posted by sir_slide
reply to post by violentz313
Well we are mainly talking about the Maya here in reference to the skulls. Nearly all of their books were destroyed by the Spanish, except for the Popul Vuh which does actually speak of the skulls I believe.
You should have a read of the information in regards to Max and Sha Na Ra as those are genuinely ancient. They have not been proven to be anything but ancient and how ancient they really cannot say. The ones proven to be 'modern fakes' are the British Museum Skull, the Smithsonian Skull and the Paris Skull, as far as the more famous ones go.
Originally posted by youthsavior
reply to post by sir_slide
a wonderful report indeed... so s&f.. but you did fail to mention their extraterrestrial connection! Psychics, and metaphysisists believe that the original 13 crystal skulls are linked to different extraterrestrial civilizations, and that each one can be accessed through different portals scattered around the world. each skull represents an energy/ carries knowledge of an et race. the mitchell hedges skull is believed to be linked to the pleiadian et's. i don't know if you knew this or not, but theirs a few really good books on crystal skulls that mention this. they are indeed mysterious, wonderful, amazing, and yeah...im trying to get my hands on one!
Originally posted by Scott495
In my view the crystal skulls are obviously just lumps of crystal shaped (and not very well) into something to look mystical and theyre used to exploit people into beleiving in something not real either for financial gain or sense of self importance and purpose. Computers shaping mankind? lol. Im not trying to upset anyone here and remember this is just my opinion but the skulls are so poorly made it begs beleif why anyone would choose think theyre real. if you beleive in them and gain some comfort for that...your in a better place than I am.
Originally posted by Scott495
reply to post by dannotz
fact is Ive seen better ice sculptures and the skill these people have is truly amazing, but theyre not mystical.
they are NOT anatomically correct, something that for certain a higher power would have easily ensured was done (why make an imperfec skull when you can travel the universe and space and time?) people who claim these are perfect representations of a human skull need to read a bit more and very few people actually claim this because it can be so easily proven to be wrong (this applies to all the skulls, not just the known fakes). if it were truly anatomicaly correct i would probably be a believer.
also same thing about not being able to replicate could be said about many ancient artifacts, pyramids, ming dynasty vases etc etc but theyre not mystical or have any special powers. Also Im pretty sure some ancient blacksmiths who spent every waking hour manualy shaping steel possesed skills we dont have today. Samurai swords for example, sure thyey can still make them but nowhere near as good as they used to.
I stand by my original comment that if a mystical being or alien or whatever made these they would have done a much better job and something that no exeptionaly talented earthing could produce. Also all the special properties and such assosiated with these skulls is also apparent in normal quartz. All the phsycic phenomenon stories are just that...stories that many people beleive happened to them and thought...must have been those damn skulls, I mean i had a nightmare so cant be anything else!?!
if they truly posses some unique power then why are the people who own them not flying about or healing people (for real) or such? Even the internal structure of the crystal would be different at a subatomic lvl if information or such was being stored and organized.....its not.
my sceptisism does not come from reading this article alone. ive seen many documentaries and read quite a bit. i learned a few new things here but nothing that makes me beleive these are real.
if i had a REAL crystal skull then the whole world would know about it without a doubt because they would actually posses some kind of real tangible power other than the usual crystal ball hokus pokus.
I would love someone to show me something I cannot dispute. I love finding out new and wonderful mysteries, but there has to be more to it than a lump of quartz shaped like a skull and people claiming to channel phsycic powers through it like some tv magician.
edit on 12-8-2011 by Scott495 because: (no reason given)