Sunday, July 24, 2011

Akashic Records

(Wikipedia) The akashic records (akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether") is a term used in theosophy (and Anthroposophy) to describe a compendium of mystical knowledge encoded in a non-physical plane of existence. These records are described as containing all knowledge of human experience and the history of the cosmos. They are metaphorically described as a library; other analogies commonly found in discourse on the subject include a "universal supercomputer" and the "Mind of God". People who describe the records assert that they are constantly updated automatically and that they can be accessed through astral projection[1] or when someone is placed under deep hypnosis. The concept was popularized in the theosophical movements of the 19th century and is derived from Hindu philosophy of Samkhya. It is promulgated in the Samkhya philosophy that the Akashic records are automatically recorded in the atoms of akasha (the equivalent of what Aristotle called "aether"), one of the five types of atoms visualized as existing in the atomic theory of Ancient India, called Mahabhuta. In Buddhism it is taught one reason that people knew Gautama Buddha had attained enlightenment as a Buddha was because he was able to remember all of the details of all of his past lives by accessing them on the akashic records. The term akashic records is frequently used in New Age discourse.

Those of you who have been following my blog for a time know that two things hound me; what is paranormal phenomena and why does it occur? And, why am I able to have such accurate psychic reads? As a logic-minded Virgo and a here-and-now kind of gal, I am baffled by these things. I'm not certain I can say they are of a spiritual nature because, as someone who has experienced both, I believe them to be more accurately of the scientific world, but perhaps a realm of which have fleeting or intermittent contact with.

I've come to understand the easier items for me to read with my hands as a psychic, noting density (easier to read) versus porousness (harder to read), even realizing I couldn't read a sterile charcoal burned-down home. I search for ways to narrow it down further and understand how information is transmitted.

Some people refer to the Akashic records at the universal information that is out there and accessed by people like Edgar Cayce and perhaps Nostradamus and other psychics and prophets. It is a very visual way for us to imagine free floating information, as if everything that ever was and ever will be in the universe are around us all the time, but tuning into them is not a consistent process unless you've developed psychic talents or astral projection capabilities.

Have you ever been driving down the road and suddenly get a deep shiver and goosebumps for not reason at all? You look around you and realize that there is nothing to have set it off, but some stimulus had to exist. How about deja vu? There's a sensation we all get, but why? Why is something so familiar that if we concentrate on it, we can actually predict what to do next based on a sense of having happened before?

When I do a psychic read, it goes something like this:

I take the object, usually with my left hand and hold it. I then, take my focus from the here and now and shift my eyes to the right and slightly downward, sometimes searching around the area until my eyes lock onto the "tuning" of this item by staring at a very specific place in the 3-dimensional world around me, a kind of invisible grid or filing system. It's a sense of familiarity, like when you put your fingers on your keyboard and know where the "w" is without looking.

I then get a sense of a person usually first, their sex is the first thing that comes to mind; a male or female presence. Then, I might envision a field or a room, a box or a chair, a color or a season. It's like a recollection. If a psychic is good, she has a wide base of life experience and knowledge to be able to realize this place in which she has been dropped in a context which is unknown. Emotions, relationships, personality, and other things come forth as if you're vaguely recalling your Late Uncle Pete and his looks and personality and what he did for a living and how he laughed at inopportune moments. I receive these bits of information but without the context, it's like finding someone's trash alongside a roadway and trying to understand why they dumped it there and what they do with their daily lives based upon the remnants.

So, the concept of Akashic records is one that has not gone unnoticed by me. I don't consider myself a new-ager type, but I am also open-minded enough to know that having a concept like universal omnipotent information accessible under the right conditions is perhaps one of the best explanations for the process of prophets and psychics. I'm not a believer in the existence of time and so being a psychic, I do understand that there is no "now and then," but more like a series of events that occur throughout our civilization and they are neither past or present but "done" deals. When I get a psychic read about the future, clairvoyance, I feel it in my body and mind to be "already happened and fact" even if it will not occur until tomorrow.

Psychics? We are simply radios with a fine tuner compared to a broad band sweep. The broad band sweep might have caught the goosebumps out of the blue or the deja vu, but us fine tuners, well, we get the details, locking onto the exact station and some of its content.

I absolutely believe in the Akashic records in that all past, present and future knowledge is in the universe simultaneously, just accessible occasionally by those of us who understand things aren't linear but coexisting.

I would love to hear your take on Akashic records. It is a subject I've been very much into since I first learned of Edgar Cayce and his readings. I feel an enormous kinship with the man and what a finely tuned vessel he was.


  1. I've read a few of the books that Sylvia Brown has written on spirituality and the paranormal and she refers to the Akashic records as The Hall of Records. She also believes that people frequently visit this place in their dreams to access information on a subconscious level.

    The greater question for me, is not IF it exists, but WHY??

  2. Yep, I have heard of this in reading Sylia Brown, too. Once I read it I felt like, "This explains a lot!" I'm constantly getting deja vu. When I was a child I often told my mother I had lived a previous life, and that for this life I chose her as my mother. This reminds to read up on the concept more. Thanks!

  3. Yes, my thought on past lives is that we are tapping into Akashic records. I've had these past life dreams, but as a psychic I recognize it as disembodied recall. To a person who is not a psychic, they would believe they had actually lived that life, but that is what a psychic read feels like; we now know how a person views the world and their relationships and likes and dislikes and it feels very much as if we had that life, but it was not ours, we are just tapping into it. I have a post going up later on today in about 2 hours and it will be telling about how a psychic sees time and it will help to understand Akashic records and why they exist. To a psychic, time is not something that exists. We see life as a series of events, but they are not over-they coexist, so all information is there at the same "time" rather than something that is closed and done.

  4. Have you read; Beyond Telepathy, and The Sacred Mushroom, by Dr. Andrija Puharich. Studies commissioned by the navy in the sixties on Psychic Phenomena. Hard to find, but chillingly worth the read.

    Been to the "records" several times, all on peyote.

  5. A slice from my time travel novel, "Nothing Dies But The Dream."

    "Imagine that you are slowly rotating a radio knob from left to right across the dial. You land on a particular station that is playing music. That's the present. You continue moving across the dial toward the next station on a different frequency. This new station that you are moving toward--but haven't reached yet--may be called the future. The frequency you have just moved away from is now the past.

    "Even though YOU'VE moved away from the previous station, that frequency still exists, just as the one you are moving toward exists, though you haven''t yet experienced it. In your world, however, you can move across the dial in only on direction--toward the future. We, on the other hand, have mastered the art of rotating the knob in either direction."

  6. Tim; You'll love the newest post that's up about a psychic's view of time. I think it puts it into place well. People ask me about what reads are like all the time and this is how I see it. I've near heard anyone compare it my way, but I think any psychic would sit down and say, "yup, that's about it."

  7. DR;
    I'm not sure those were Akashic records, sweets. I will have to check that book out. I seriously would love to be a part of experiments and studies just to figure out how it works and why it works and get a better grasp on the skills. It's like learning to do the perfect hook shot--you have to get a sense in your mind and body just how to release it at the right moment and at the right angle to get that swoosh and when the swoosh happens, it's magic.

  8. I'd never heard of Akashic records before (Records? Are they 33 rpm? LOL!), but I like to gather information of that nature and assess its meaning for myself. I'll certainly be looking into Akashic records and evaluating them.