Mayan Elders and Thirteen Crystal Skulls Ceremony: Our Experience

There is a procession of Mayan Elders and the original thirteen crystal skulls that are making their way across the United States. (The crystal skulls are ancient relics said to contain information about the history of our planet and the future of mankind.) They have been stopping at Native sacred sites performing ceremony in connection with the 11:11 shifts of our Earth energies. The travels and commemorations are leading up to a conference in Los Angeles on November 11, 2011.

This is the prelude to the purported changes associated with December 21, 2012, which is a major marker in the Mayan calendar. This next year there will also be several ceremonies and presentations honoring the changes in different parts of the world. But right now, the focus is on America. (You can find details about, and the schedule for the procession and ceremonies by going to, and also reading a wonderful article by Cal Garrison at

My husband, Charles, and I live in Ohio, only about an hour’s drive from the Serpent Mound (which was the second stop on the Mayan Elders’ trip October 29). But we had already planned a trip just west of St. Louis to visit family, and we were leaving the same day as the ceremony at Serpent Mound. We were able to arrange our trip home so that we could stop at the Cahokia Mounds in Collinsville, Illinois on Monday, October 31, which was the third stop on the procession.

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site & World Heritage Site, 30 Ramey Street, Collinsville, Il ( Cahokia Mounds was the center of the Mississippian culture from about A. D. 900 up to 1350 and was the largest prehistoric city north of Mexico.  At its peak, Cahokia occupied nearly six square miles and had a population of about 20,000 and 120 mounds.

There was no fanfare announcing this trek across the American land, to bring the ascension into its time, only internet newsletters and word of mouth getting the information out to those who were interested. On Monday, there was a steady stream of people who found out the news about the ceremony one way or the other. At 9:30am we got to the parking lot east of Monk’s Mound where the ceremony was to take place (at 11:11am). Monk’s Mound is the largest mound I’ve ever seen, with well over 100 steps, divided into two layers to ascend to the top plateau.  Illinois license plates were the only cars we saw to start with. Some people were already gathering.

The only instructions we knew were that those who wanted to participate in the ceremony should gather at the parking lot around 10:30am to make it to the top of the mound by 11:11am. Given the distance involved, we decided to just sit in the car and watch from afar. We wanted to be there but not necessarily in the ceremony. So we were going to send out energy for blessings of the event.

Slowly but surely, people of all descriptions started to come together. Five women with drums and a guitar moved on up to the mound, then individuals, groups of 3-4 with blankets, couples with backpacks and other folks with walking sticks, all started to merge onto the trail. Many familiar faces, belonging to those we have never met in the physical. It was a gathering of people of one mind – bringing love into the new era – with open hearts.

I was very excited about Mayan elders gathering in one place. It seemed like the only thing I was focused on. When suddenly I realized: all 13 crystal skulls would also be gathered here as well. I don’t know if all 13 skulls have ever been brought together at the same place before. This was
surely a momentous event! The energy started to rise and I could feel the significance of this event. My emotions at this point were very unstable and tears began to flow as I felt the energies.

It was close to 10:30 am and none of the elders were in the parking lot or near the mound. By this time, license plates from Ohio, Missouri, Utah, and Wyoming were in the lot. I expected to see several buses or vans caravan into the area. But nothing was going as planned. Charles and I began to figure different scenarios as to why they were not there yet. One thought was, “maybe they are already up there”… “maybe they went up another side”… “maybe the buses let them off at the steps…” Of course, conjecture seldom is correct.

By 10:50am, most of the people had made their way to the top of the mound. But no one really knew what was happening. It was just spontaneous. The majority of the 90 people I had counted were on top of the mound. We kept looking around, still expecting buses to come to the parking area.

At about 11:15am, I was busy looking in another direction when Charles said, “Look!”

I turned around, trying to see something. But nothing caught my eye. “Look up at the mound: it is pulsating!”

I looked up and softened my vision, the same way I was taught to see auras. Sure enough, there was a glow over the full mound. There was a glowing aura, pulsating energy, sparks and lights flashing. Charles was fixated on the glow covering the whole plateau and even along the sides of the mound. My attention was directed just above that area, more towards the sky above it. There was movement in the sky, and undistinguishable objects appearing and disappearing in the upper-sky area that seemed to be other-dimensional. It looked like multi-dimensions were wafting back and forth, in and out.

I’m sure there was a ceremony going on somewhere – directed and focused – but unknown to us who were at Monk’s Mound. There was a
definite transition, a vibrational shift over the entire mound. The elders must have been performing a ceremony remotely, in preparation for the event later that day, at the mound.

After a while, a few people who were on the mound had walked down. They headed towards their cars. Charles asked if they had seen the crystal skulls up there. They said that nothing had taken place, and someone had heard a rumor that the ceremony wasn’t going to happen until 1:00pm.

It was already going on 12pm, noon. Our schedule was tightening and our allotted time at the mound was coming to an end. We needed to be on the road home soon.

We had seen and experienced more than we could have if we had been on top of the mound. We were satisfied that we had witnessed an amazing event. Happily, we set off for Interstate 70 heading east.

Whatever went on later that afternoon, we do not know. If anyone reading this blog was there, please leave a note below and let us know about the ceremony that afternoon.

Feel free to share your experiences here as a response to this post! Thanks.

Children Seeing Sparkles

Does your child see sparkles?

I get so many great questions, either while lecturing and conducting workshops, or through phone conversations and emails. They are so important to everyone, that I’ve decided to start posting some of them that I thought would be of benefit to my readers. 

The following is the answer to a question send to me from a woman searching the internet for information about what her young daughter was seeing: Sparkles.

I thought this blog would be a great way for many people to gain from one person’s question. By presenting the email to you along with the answer I provided, I have chosen to change names and some circumstances just to keep anonymity. The woman who contacted me, “Karen” has given permission to share this information with you. And I send my heartfelt thanks and best wishes to her and her sweet family.


Subject: Hello!
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 18:11:18 +0000

Hi there!

I hope you don’t mind my sending this email to you. I found your name on Google while trying to research “sparkles” that my 7 year old sees.

She has been seeing “sparkles” since she first told me about them when she was only 2. She was trying to catch them…jumping up, etc. with her hand opening and closing.

I have asked her for a few years now various questions regarding these sparkles.
She sees thousands of them…all different colors….all the time. Day, night, light, dark, etc. All the time.

She is amazed that I cannot see them. She assumed for a few years that everyone could. Her siblings are teenagers and she doesn’t talk about them as freely with them, since they are skeptical about her seeing the sparkles.

She answers all my questions, freely. I did have her eyes/vision tested and they were fine. I asked her pediatrician and he said she was playing. Kind of an imaginary friend.

If I hold my open hand out, she said they go on my hand. There aren’t any “bad” ones, except she doesn’t seem to like the small black one she sometimes sees. She said they are just round and look like sparkles. They don’t talk, they aren’t “people”.

Can you help explain to me, PLEASE, what she could be seeing. Is this good or bad for her? Are they auras? They seem to be in rooms, but not “on” people, so that puzzles me. Not stronger or lighter on people, just around…everywhere.

My husband is also a skeptic, so I’m not sure what to do. I certainly don’t want to tell her anything to scare her, so PLEASE let me know if you can help me out here with what you think may be happening.

Thank you sooooo much for your time!



Date: Sat, 29 May 2010 20:04:18 -0400

Hi Karen~

Thank you so much for connecting with me. I certainly hope I can bring some resolve to you.

First of all, I feel you are very blessed to have a daughter who is open and sharing with the things she sees or witnesses. I know she is eight now, but as a two year old, she could not possibly make up something like that. Her natural responses to the phenomena is proof enough to me that it is real.

But besides that, I have known other children who see or hear or feel things other than the normal physical things we are comfortable experiencing. It is important to realize that we are all spirits. We are spirits who are really living in a physical body, experiencing the earth plane, or third dimension. Then you start to open to other possibilites. We actually are limited in many ways by our physical bodies!

Have you ever tried to walk through an open door, only to bump into the side of the frame with your hip or shoulder? That is because the true self (spirit being) saw no limitation. But the physical body really is limited by the physical doorway.

Your daughter is not seeing limitation. She sees things of a spiritual-realm nature. It is natural and normal. It exists, whether we see with our physically limited eyes or not. There is a story about the time when there were only natives living in the Americas…long before it was United States. There were men from Europe who were searching for other lands in their ships. They came to the eastern coast of America. The Indians who lived there did not see the ships because there mind had never witnessed anything that represented such a thing. It was totally foreign to them. The brain could not register the vision of the ships.

Several days passed and the leader started to notice ripples in the water…slowly then began to see what had always been there~~the ships.

Our children these days are coming into the world totally aware of the spirit realm. They see no limitation. We must be alright with that, because it shows how wonderfully our human race is evolving!

My daughter was born in 1974. She was raised in an openly spiritual environment. We taught her about communication with angels, spirit guides and loved ones who have passed away. When she was about 30 years old she reminded me that she could see things in the dark atmosphere of night. She described it as looking at a television set when the network picture was not on…gray fuzzy stuff. Only she saw it anytime at night, not when she was looking at television.

When she focused on it, the fuzz started to move and change, then take form. It would shift into animals and scenes that she recognized. Sometimes it was fearful to see, because she didn’t understand some of the things visible to her. They looked scary, like monsters.

It took a long time for me to understand what in the world she was talking about. Even when she explained it in terms I could understand, I still didn’t get it. (and I’m a spiritual medium! ) So for your husband and other older children to question the validity of the experiences, I totally understand. They just don’t “get it”.

But that’s okay. It isn’t important for them to understand. Your daughter knows you believe it, and that is enough.

I believe she is seeing ethereal energy. It is not people’s auras per se, but the same stuff that they are made of. It is just an unorganized form of that energy: pure and simple. Quite a blessing.

As she grows, she may begin to see it change and take form too. I hope she is able to continue to describe these sparkles to you, expecially as they take form. She may be the one to write the book on these experiences.

I hope I have settled some things in your mind. If you have other thoughts or questions, please feel free to write to me again.

I would love to edit your question (to change the identity) and answer to add to my blog. There are many parents with these types of questions, that I’d like to share with…but only with your permission. Is that alright with you? I will not use your names or email.

Many blessings to you and your family…

Peace! Melissa Leath