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The Akashic Records: A Cosmic Repository of Knowledge

What are the Akashic Records? Over 100 years since Helena Blavatsky brought them (back) to the attention of readers in the West, they are now frequently mentioned. As the frontiers of science continue to recede, there may be a scientific explanation for their existence.

Exploring the Lexicology of “Akashic”

The term “Akashic” has its origins in the Sanskrit word “Akasha”, which means “sky”, “space”, or “aether”. In the context of the Akashic Records, it refers to a metaphysical realm that stores information about every event, thought, and emotion that has ever occurred in the universe.

Parallel Concepts in Other Cultures

While the term “Akashic Records” comes from the Vedic tradition, similar concepts can be found in other cultures and belief systems:

  1. Egyptians: The ancient Egyptians believed in the “Halls of Amenti”, a celestial library that housed the knowledge of the universe.
  2. Chinese: In Chinese mythology, the “Imperial Library of Heaven” is a repository of divine wisdom and cosmic history.
  3. Norse: The “Well of Urd” in Norse mythology contains the collective knowledge and memories of all beings.
  4. Indigenous Australians: Aboriginal Australian lore speaks of “Dreamtime”, a timeless dimension where ancestral spirits and events are recorded.

Accessing the Akashic Records

There are various methods to access the Akashic Records, such as:

  1. Meditation: Practitioners enter a deep meditative state to connect with the Akashic Records.
  2. Astral projection: Some individuals claim to access the Records through out-of-body experiences.
  3. Channeling: Mediums and psychics may receive information from the Akashic Records by connecting with spiritual guides.
  4. Dreams: Some people report accessing the Records during lucid dreaming or through dream symbolism.

Data Stored in the Akashic Records

The Akashic Records are said to hold the following types of information:

  1. Past lives: Details about an individual’s past incarnations, including relationships, talents, and lessons.
  2. Soul contracts: Agreements made before birth that outline the experiences and relationships we will encounter in our lives.
  3. Future possibilities: Probable future events based on current choices and actions.
  4. Universal knowledge: Information on every event, thought, and emotion that has ever occurred in the universe.
The Akashic Records: A Cosmic Repository of Knowledge
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Quantum Mechanics and the Akashic Records

Quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and quantum entanglement may provide insights into the existence of the Akashic Records:

Quantum Mechanics

Quantum mechanics is at the frontiers of physics and it’s attracting a lot of focus and attention at the moment. Most of us are not sufficiently educated in physics to understand it, but basically it deals with phenomena at the atomic and subatomic levels. The following aspects of quantum mechanics could support the concept of the Akashic Records:

  1. Wave-particle duality: The idea that particles can exhibit both wave-like and particle-like properties suggests that the Akashic Records may exist as a form of energy or vibration.
  2. Observer effect: The fact that the act of observing a quantum system can change its behaviour implies that human consciousness can interact with and influence the Akashic Records.

Quantum Field Theory

Quantum field theory (QFT) is an extension of quantum mechanics that describes how particles and forces interact through fields. It proposes that:

  1. Fields: There are underlying fields that permeate all space, and particles are simply excitations of these fields. The Akashic Records could be an informational field that exists throughout the universe.
  2. Non-locality: QFT allows for “action at a distance”, meaning that events in one location can instantaneously affect events in another, regardless of the distance between them. This principle could facilitate the transmission of information within the Akashic Records.

Quantum Entanglement

Albert Einstein called it ‘spooky action at a distance’. Einstein was referring to quantum entanglement, a phenomenon in which the properties of two or more particles become correlated. They do so in such a way that the state of one particle can’t be described independently of the others, even when the particles are separated by large distances. This concept could have implications for the Akashic Records:

  1. Information transfer: Quantum entanglement describes the instantaneous transfer (assuming it is actually transferred) of information between entangled particles, regardless of the distance between them. This could provide a mechanism for accessing the Akashic Records.
  2. Universal interconnectedness: Entanglement suggests that all particles in the universe may be interconnected at a fundamental level. This supports the idea that the Akashic Records contain information about every event, thought, and emotion in the universe.
Analogy: Cloud Computing and the Akashic Records
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Analogy: Cloud Computing and the Akashic Records

An analogy can be drawn between the concepts of cloud computing and the World Wide Web, and the storage and access of information in the Akashic Records. Both systems serve as repositories of knowledge that can be accessed and utilised by individuals and entities.

Cloud Computing and the World Wide Web

In the realm of technology, cloud computing refers to the delivery of computing services, such as storage, software, and processing power, over the internet. As long as you’re online you can access and use cloud computing, even if you’re not aware that you’re doing so.

These technological systems offer several benefits:

  1. Accessibility: Users can access data and services from any location with an internet connection, providing a flexible and efficient means of obtaining information.
  2. Storage: Vast amounts of data can be stored and organised in the cloud, allowing users to offload the responsibility of data storage and management to cloud service providers.
  3. Collaboration: The World Wide Web enables people to collaborate, communicate, and share knowledge across great distances, fostering a global exchange of ideas and information.

The Akashic Records

The Akashic Records, like cloud computing and the World Wide Web, serve as a vast repository of information. This metaphysical database is said to contain the collective knowledge of every event, thought, and emotion that has ever occurred in the universe.

Similarities between the Akashic Records and cloud computing/World Wide Web include:

  1. Accessibility: Individuals can access the Akashic Records from anywhere, transcending physical and temporal limitations.
  2. Storage: The Akashic Records store an immense amount of information, encompassing the entire history of the universe and all possible future events.
  3. Collaboration: By accessing the Akashic Records, individuals can connect with the collective consciousness and gain insights into the experiences of others, both past and present.

Both systems enable individuals to tap into vast repositories of knowledge and facilitate connections between people, ideas, and experiences. This comparison also serves to bridge the gap between the technological and spiritual realms. Perhaps we create technologies such as the web because of some subconscious awareness of what’s in the metaphysical world, as an echo of it.

Books and Literature on the Akashic Records

Various books and literary works have discussed the concept of the Akashic Records, offering insights and perspectives from different authors and experts. Some noteworthy books and literature include:

Classic Literature

  1. Theosophical works: The Theosophical Society, founded by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, popularised the concept of the Akashic Records in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Key texts include The Secret Doctrine and Isis Unveiled by Blavatsky, which explore the Records as a repository of universal knowledge.
  2. Edgar Cayce: The renowned American psychic, Edgar Cayce, extensively referred to the Akashic Records during his trance readings. His insights can be found in various publications, such as Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records: The Book of Life by Kevin J. Todeschi.
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Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records

Contemporary Books

  1. How to Read the Akashic Records: Accessing the Archive of the Soul and Its Journey by Linda Howe: This book provides a comprehensive guide to accessing the Akashic Records, offering techniques and exercises for readers to explore their own Records.
  2. The Akashic Experience: Science and the Cosmic Memory Field edited by Ervin Laszlo: This anthology features contributions from various authors and experts, discussing the Akashic Records from both scientific and spiritual perspectives.
  3. Journey to the Akashic Records by Bill Foss: Foss shares his personal experiences and insights into the Akashic Records, providing guidance for readers to access their own Records and achieve personal transformation.
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How to Read the Akashic Records
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The Akashic Experience

Fictional References

The concept of the Akashic Records has also made its way into popular fiction, demonstrating the enduring appeal of this cosmic repository:

  1. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness: In this bestselling novel, the protagonist, a historian and witch, accesses the Akashic Records to uncover hidden knowledge about her magical lineage.
  2. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: The Akashic Records are referenced in this popular allegorical novel as a source of universal wisdom and spiritual guidance.
  3. The Law of One by Ra, a channeled text: The series, also known as The Ra Material, refers to the Akashic Records as part of an explanation of the spiritual evolution of humanity and the universe.

As interest in the Akashic Records continues to grow, more books and literary works will undoubtedly explore and expand upon this fascinating concept, further bridging the gap between science and spirituality.


The Akashic Records represent a fascinating concept that has been present in various forms throughout human history. OK, so the idea of a cosmic repository of knowledge may seem far-fetched, but emerging theories in quantum mechanics, quantum field theory, and quantum entanglement provide tantalising hints that such a realm could actually exist. Watch this (inner) space.

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