According to its original steward: “Her name is “Ixchel” and she is carved of Mayan green jade.
Dimensions : 8.25 inches in length, 5.5 inches in height and 5.75 inches in width.
(Length: 21 cm Width: 14 cm Height: 14 ½ cm)”.
Weight: 19LBS (8.6 KG)
History Of The Sacred Skull “Ixchel“
"The skull is called Ixchel and was found near the Mirador in Peten - Guatemala. Mrs. Maria recounted that when she was adolescent, she always accompanied her mother into the forest to collect firewood and wild fruits. One of these times her mother could not accompany her because she was ill with malaria so it was up to her alone to collect the firewood.
Because the previous night there had been a severe storm, she had to enter deeper into the forest and suddenly she saw a small bird of many colors that walked, as if it was hurt and was able to fly short distances only. Because she was a curious girl, she wanted to take hold of the bird to take it home. So she chased the bird through the forest - when she was close enough to catch the bird it flew again and It seemed to wait until she got close again, to repeatedly take short flights.
She thinks she walked for about half an hour until she found herself near a small cliff where there was a waterfall. The bird passed through the waterfall as if It was a curtain of water and she followed it via a small path. Behind the waterfall there was a very great cave as if it were a church, and all inside It was very fresh and dry. The waterfall did not let see of inside from outside nor of outside inwards, but everything was very clear as if the water illuminated the place.
According to present Mayan Shamans (translated from Spanish), "Ixchel possesses a truly powerful energy, full of light and spirituality, able to realize 180% changes in the life's of those people that ask".
Museums would pay great sums for a sacred Mayan skull of this size and quality. However, the wishes of the original family were that they did not want this very special healing crystal skull to be imprisoned behind glass in a museum, because crystal skulls lose their power and energy and effectively "die" under those circumstances (like being in a coma). They want Ixchel to continue to do its work and to share its phenomenal healing power with the world. Those who have seen this crystal skull have declared it to be an amazing treasure, not just because of the quality of the carving, but because this crystal skull also emanates tremendous light and power. This is not always the case with ancestral objects that may hold residual energy of sacrificial rituals rather than healings. This crystal skull's destiny has always been to heal many, even if its guardian is not necessarily a healer.
Ixchel's Mayan Green Jade
One look into the mesmerizing eyes reveals the intensity of the power of this sacred Mayan crystal skull. The carving on this skull is truly unique and draws you into the skull itself. This Mayan Crystal Skull has the unusual characteristic of being an ‘active’ skull, meaning that it has powerful energies – which is probably one of the reasons why you can even feel it at a distance, even through a photograph.
This sacred Mayan crystal skull has been involved in powerful healings. Jade is known for its healing energies, and also for holding the energy of creating and attracting prosperity, good fortune and well-being. To the Mayans, jade was more valuable than gold.
The small colorful bird sat on a stone and when she went to take the bird, it turned into the sacred skull 'Ixchel', and said it had been waiting for her, on that precise day, in the perfect universe, that with mutual aid, it could attract water, give fertility to the women, heal diseases, grant necessities, provide relief/relaxation, change the spirit of mankind, bring good moon for the harvests. And that in exchange for the mutual assistance it would grant her a long life, full of joy, love and health and that the day that she would pass on, as God would call for her up, she would not encounter any suffering, but would simply remain asleep and her body would be transformed towards the light.
Returning into the forest already with the skull Ixchel on her back and without feeling its weight, she found firewood prepared as if it had been gathered by somebody else, so she collected it and returned home. From that instance the force of Ixchel helped change very many lives, healing innumerable patients, from fever to diseases that nobody could cure, enabling spiritual healings, giving hope to oppressed/depressed lives, making forests alive again, filling with a wonderful energy all beings who called it forth. So recounted Mrs. Maria, according to her relatives, that there does not exist anything in this earth, in this earthly world, that Ixchel cannot clean, heal, or fill with its powerful energy.