| "MAX" | Relief Ink on Paper 12"x15" |
MAX the crystal skull recently had a tour date in Nevada City. One of my friends is a day trader and he scheduled a private session with MAX along with a couple of his friends, I am sure he was looking for insider tips from MAX. My day trader buddy invited me over to see his computer systems designed to beat the market and there under his monitor was a souvenir mini MAX crystal skull. I picked it up and noticed a crack in its forehead, "They sold you a cracked MAX?" I said, "No, I threw it against the wall after I lost a bunch of money on a trade" he said.
from The Union newspaper
Legend tells us that there are 13 ancient crystal skulls in the world. At 18.2 pounds, MAX is the largest of the known authentic ancient crystal skulls. The British Museum and many other archaeological authorities consider MAX to be one of the rarest artifacts ever found. Estimated to be thousands of years old, MAX was found in Guatemala between 1924 and 1926. MAX was used by Mayan priests for healing and prayer.
Norbu Chen, a powerful healer of the Tibetan sect of Red Hat Lamas, traveled to Guatemala in the 1950s to study with these Mayan priests. The Mayans gave MAX to Chen when he left the Mayans so he could use it in his journey as a healer.
JoAnn Parks, the current custodian for MAX, met the Lama through their family medical doctor in 1973. Her 12-year-old daughter was dying of bone cancer. JoAnn's daughter Diana was given 3 months to live. The Lama and MAX worked with Diana to extend her life for 3 more years.
JoAnn later worked for Norbu for 4 1/2 years. Before the lama died, he gave the cherished crystal skull to her, saying that someday she would know what the crystal skull was all about.
After many years, the skull communicated his name to JoAnn. He also told her about his desire to assist humanity through direct experiences. Since that time, JoAnn has traveled with MAX around the world providing this experience for small groups who have gathered for this purpose.
Now MAX is coming into a more public phase in step with the Mayan prophesies around the year 2012.
Many who have touched MAX have had instantaneous healings, received information about the origins of civilization, seen visions of other worlds, heard unusual sounds and/or expanded psychic abilities.