Crystal skulls are human-skull hardstone carvings often made of clear or milky white quartz known as "rock crystal." They are allegedly pre-Columbian Mesoamerican artefacts and can be found in the permanent collections of a number of world-class museums, including the Smithsonian and the British Museum. In occult and metaphysical circles, the skulls have magical and healing qualities: * Anna Mitchell-Hedges (owner of a particularly famous skull) claimed that the skull could cause visions and cure cancer and that it's magical properties could be used to kill. * Drunvalo Melchizedek claims in Serpent of Light that he stumbled upon descendants of the ancient Mayans who possess crystal skulls for use in religious ceremonies in Yucatan temples. * Jamie Sams writes of the skulls' association with Native American mythology. In this book, best-selling occultist and crystal expert Judy Hall provides a basic primer on crystal skulls: what they are, where they are found, their role in legend and lore around the world, and their possible uses for physical and psychic healing as well as an examination of the prominent "skull keepers" of the past 100 years. Finally she explains to readers how to use and communicate with a crystal skull and how to select one that is right for them. A trained healer and counsellor, Judy Hall has been psychic all her life and has had experience with many systems of divination and natural healing methods. Judy has a BEd in Religious Studies, with an extensive knowledge of world religions and mythology, and an MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology from Bath Spa University. Her mentor was Christine Hartley (Dion Fortune's metaphysical colleague and literary agent). Her specialties are past life readings and regression, soul healing, reincarnation, astrology and psychology, divination, and crystal lore. Judy has appeared 4 times on the Watkins list of the 100 most influential living spiritual writers and was voted the 2014 Kindred Spirit MBS personality of the year.