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Crystal Quartz Skull

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Life and Death

Gemstone Skull carving

Gemstone skulls have been popular (and mysterious) for numerous cultures for many centuries. The skull holds many different meanings.

Celtic skull symbology include: Time, Power, Divinity, Gateway, Creation, Initiation, and Concentration. Celtic culture viewed the head or skull to be the seat of power. Some texts point to the skull as the house of the soul. Archeological findings show us the Celts tossed skulls into sacred wells as offerings.

The skull is universally considered to be a symbol of Death and Mortality. More recently the skull has become associated with conquering death and embracing our mortality.

In ancient times for some cultures, the skull represented life. Skulls and skeletons are the main symbol of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead. The skull and crossbones is a popular symbol for both pirates and poison.

Some metaphysical healers use gemstone skulls to see visions of the past, present and future.


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No claims are made. These alleged powers are gathered from writing, books, folklore and various sources.