crystal-skulls.jpgFans of Indiana Jones can look forward to crystal skulls in the next premiering of the blockbuster, Part 4. The exciting tale is inspired by Maya legends and ancient myths no less. There is a belief that the ancient Maya possessed 13 crystal skulls which, when united, hold the power of saving the Earth. When you have epic-like conquest and domination of the world combined with mystical skulls and gravity-defying stunts, you have both youngsters and adults drooling with anticipation. Heady and intoxicating excitement awaits adventure and thrill seekers in this new instalment.

While the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings and the Golden Compass – all blockbuster hits – may cater more to youngsters with their youthful heroes, Indiana Jones is in another league. Its mature but sexy and rugged actor, Harrison Ford, embodies the epitome of male action hero. Although Indiana Jones is a hit in itself, the legend of the crystal skulls has generated a cult in its own wake.

Joshua “Illinois” Shapiro, 53, calls himself a Crystal Skull Explorer and makes a living touring and giving lectures. Shapiro has traveled the world seeking out skulls, and believes they link us to knowledge of past worlds like the Mayas, the lost civilization of Atlantis, or even extraterrestrials. New-agers believe that the Mayan “Long Count” calendar runs out on December 21, 2012, when it reaches the end of a 5,126-year cycle. According to this theory, all 13 skulls when reunited and lined up together, prevents the world from falling off its axis.

A 19th century crystal skull made in Germany is presented to the press ahead of the new “Indiana Jones” film. Experts have dismissed the hundreds of existing crystal skulls as fakes that were probably made by colorful antiquities traders in the 19th century. But Mayan priests worship the skulls, even today, and real-life skull hunters still search for them.

The 4th installment of the Indiana Jones movie will definitely trigger raced pulses throughout the world.