Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Saw Indiana Jones and the kingdom of the crystal skull today. I had been following this most interesting subject for several months and recently began reading Rob MacGregor’s 1991 book, Crystal Skull. I’m not very far into the book yet, but towards the beginning, a crystal skull is stolen under mysterious circumstances. Within a few days of reading this, I experienced an amazing synchronicity and read that a real crystal skull was stolen in Claremont, Ca. As a prime example of how life imitates art, the theft took place at the exact time I was reading the fictional account in bed one evening.

I e-mailed Mr. MacGregor the details of the real theft, figuring that he had probably already heard about it. Actually though he had not and provided a few insights into how publicity conscious the Hollywood types are, over such subjects. Part of me had been wondering if indeed the theft had been part of a publicity stunt. But for now, that’s too hard to guess.

For a succinct gaze at the story behind crystal skulls, here is another good article.


P.S. Here is the response Rob wrote to the last linked article; Not sure if they've posted it yet:

I enjoyed this article because of its emphasis on a connection between the crystal skulls and a higher order of energy or consciousness. While such a connection is speculative, I find it far more enlightening and uplifting than the debunking article on crystal skulls published in a recent issue of Archaeology Magazine. In that article, the skulls under scrutiny were called 'frauds,' lacking ancient authenticity. Demoting crystal skulls to the realm of fakery removes the mystery and denies the mythology. Such reductionist science intentionally overlooks the spirit realm, because it's difficult to quantify, and focuses only on the material form that can be measured and analyzed. But there's more to nature and mankind than the physical realm, and this article merges those two realms. It also shows that the scientific analysis on the age of the skulls might not be as accurate as the researchers would like us to believe.
Rob MacGregor (author of Crystal Skull, Ballantine, 1991).

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