Records. Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space"
or "aether") akasha are said to be a collection of mystical
knowledge that is stored in the aether; i.e. on a non-physical
plane of existence.
The concept is common in some New Age religious groups.
The Akashic Records are said to have existed since the beginning
of Creation. Just as we have various specialty libraries
(e.g., medical, law), there are said to exist various Akashic
Records (e.g., human, animal, plant, mineral, etc).
Most writings and teachingsrefer to the Akashic Records
in the area of human experience. Memories of all experiences
since the beginning of time are believed by some mystical
doctrines to be stored permanently in a spiritual substance
Some who believe in the Akashic Records claim that they
were used by ancient peoples and cultures around the planet,
including the Indians, Moors, Tibetans, Cretians, Egyptians,
Persians, Chaldeans, Greeks, Chinese, Hebrews, Christians,
Druids, and Mayans among others
The belief is that the ancient Indian sages of the Himalayas
knew that each soul recorded every moment of its existence
in a divine "book", and that if one attuned oneself properly
then one could read or view the pages of that book.
Nostradamus claimed to have gained access to the Akasha,
using methods derived from the Greek oracles.Other individuals
who claim to have consciously used the Akashic Records include:
Charles Webster Leadbeater,Annie Besant, Alice Bailey,Samael
Aun Weor,William Lilly,Manly P. Hall ,Lilian Treemont, Dion
Fortune,George Hunt Williamson, Rudolf Steiner,Max Heindel,
A Chinese gentleman named Sujujin was reported to need only
the first name of anyone to access the Akasha and describe
their life history. Another Chinese seer, named Tajao, explored
a variety of topics in the Records which span over two thousand
Some indicate that the akashic records are similar to a
Cosmic or collective consciousness. The records have been
referred to by different names including the Cosmic Mind,
the Universal Mind, the collective unconscious, or the collective
subconscious. Others believe that the akashic records make
clairvoyance and psychic perception possible.