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An introduction to crystal skulls

Crystal skulls have become increasingly popular over recent years, with the rise in interest of holistic and alternative therapies. We believe they are an absolute must have to anyone’s crystal collection.

If you are considering investing in your first skull, or growing your existing collection, we have put together a beginners guide to all things crystal skulls.

What are crystal skulls?

The crystal skull is the symbol of life. Many people believe that they represent wisdom, communication, power, and knowledge. Crystal skulls are pieces of crystal that have been carved and shaped into the form of a human skull. However, the carvings may have more of a modern stylised appearance too.

It is believed that the carving process reawakens and strengthens the power within the crystal, meaning the skull shape is much stronger in healing properties than it’s previous natural state.

The origin of crystal skulls

Since the late 19th century, when a dozen carved quartz skulls were introduced into private and public collections, there has been a lot of discussion about the origins of these crystal skulls. According to the people who claimed to have discovered the skulls, they date back thousands or even tens of thousands of years, to ancient Mesoamerican civilizations such as the Aztec, Toltec, Mixtec or Maya. Some people have linked the skulls to the lost city of Atlantis, or claimed them as proof that extraterrestrials visited pre-Columbian civilizations such as the Aztecs.

Crystal skull healing properties

Crystal skulls are well known for having very high-vibrational healing energy providing protection, guidance and any other healing that you may be needing. They provide energetic safety, positive energy and allow for equilibrium within your aura.

Some of these amazing healing properties include:

  • Providing strong healing powers

  • Offering positive energy

  • Preventing negative emotions to penetrate your energy field

  • Protecting your aura

  • Alleviating dark emotions

  • Blocking any ill-will that has been sent your way

  • Helping with your psychic development

Choosing the right skull for you

Just like any type of crystal, skulls all have different properties that work better at providing certain healing aspects. A good beginner crystal skull would be anything quartz based, for example, clear quartz, rose quartz, amethyst or smoky quartz. The quartz family provides all round healing energy that can easily be adapted by your own energy and what you need from the crystal.

Here’s a few examples of the different crystals that skulls can be made from, and what they work best at:

  • Black obsidian helps you feel more grounded

  • Carnelian provides emotional support

  • Citrine boosts personal power and self-confidence

  • Lapis lazuli promotes speaking one's truth with ease and confidence

  • Amber balances emotions, clears the mind, and releases negative energy

  • Bloodstone is a powerful energizer which helps you stay motivated as you work toward your goals

Before you buy any crystal, including skulls, you should hold it in your hand and take notice of the shift in energy you feel. Often, crystal skulls choose you. You may be drawn to one for a reason that you can’t explain - don’t fight this pull.


Based in Oswestry, Shropshire, Divine Escape offers a wide range of training courses in holistic and alternative therapies. Like our Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest training courses that we are offering.

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