I first encountered the Crystal Skull at a Psychic Fair in 1989, the story related in "Journey of a Healer" http://manfromatlan.blogspot.com/2007/12/journey-of-healer-following-your-path.html
Some people of a New Ageish disposition (including myself) have related the other-worldly experiences they had with it. Some of a more sceptical tendency have suggested, without proof, that the skull is man-made, of recent origin.
It seems that modern man needs to debunk anything suggesting the supernatural. The Turin Shroud, the Crystal Skull, Astrology; it seems that in their zeal to provide proof of fraud they need to commit fraud themselves. You need to wade through the recent Archaeology Magazine article http://www.archaeology.org/0805/etc/indy.html to see what I mean. The writer, Jane Walsh, of the Smithsonian Institute, by placing the Crystal Skull alongside other skulls of recent origin, suggests that it is fairly modern too. Again, without proof.
The other side, which I find more credible, is represented here: http://www.philipcoppens.com/mitchellhedges.html
It suggests that while the story about how it was found may be a mystery, an examination by Hewlett-Packard Laboratories (the world's premier laboratory in quartz crystal technology) in 1970 shows that the skull could not have been made by any known modern means. This leaves either extra-terrestrial or other-worldly means.
When you hold an object in your hands, you can pick up the energy within but also that of the being that made it. For what it's worth, I felt the object cames from Atlantis, and was made by humans using specialised machines. There is a story of how a person who held the skull was cured of a brain tumour, and it so happens that right after I held the skull I helped a patient with a brain tumour. But I credit also the healer I met that night, Helen, from St.Catherines, Ont. who actually inspired me to do make the choice to commit myself unreservedly to my healing and teaching.
I also believe that "Mike" Mitchell-Hedges (on whom the character of Indiana Jones is clearly based) received the skull from a secret society associated with the Freemasons, which is why he obscured its origins.
Never mind. The Indiana Jones movies are all based on a quest for a supernatural object, be it the Ark of the Covenant, the Holy Grail, or Shiva's stone. And that is the biggest mistake of all, to worship an object, or place it above what you yourself are capable of achieving.
The Crystal Skull is a magnificent object. It is meant to be a repository of information about Atlantis's origins, its technology, and, a message for the future. But all that information already lies within you.
One of the exercises I teach my students is how to make a wand. You find a small branch, attach various stones to it, then charge it to do healing with. It's a tool, that's all. Or you can take a gemstone and fix it to a ring or pendant. The vibrational qualities of the diamond, yellow sapphire, emerald, ruby, kryptonite etc. are amplified by your own energies. Quartz Crystal has a unique quality of being neutral and therefore best able to retain energies. The better the quality of the stone and the person who made it, the more significant the results. One of my disciples, Eden, had the most amazing experience with a person she was doing healing with.
But my message to you is this: You can change your vibration to that of quartz crystal, and have unlimited power, not just that of an admitted artefact of Atlantis, be it the Holy Grail, Ark of the Covenant, or Crystal Skull.
Crystal Skull Photo copyright Gayle Press BBC 1996