HISTORY OF THE AKASHIC RECORDS
Akashic Record have been known and consulted by ancient Egyptians, Tibetans, Moors, Persians, Greeks, Jews, Druids, Indians, and Mayans before reaching the Western man's awareness. We can find references into hieroglyphs and ancient texts, but the priests of ancient times claimed to be the only ones able to access the registers, while only very few esoteric traditions explained that anyone can access it.
In each of these populations there was the belief in the existence of a sort of celestial plates containing the history of mankind and every kind of spiritual notion. In the scriptures, the first reference is found in Exodus 32:33. Exodus speaks of "thy book which thou ast written". In the Old Testament, we learn that there is nothing that is not known about an individual in his cosmic book. In Psalm 139, David explains that God has written down his entire "history"- everything about him and all the details of his life – even that which is imperfect and those deeds which have yet to be performed.
Akashic Records or "The Book of Life" For many individuals this Book of Life is simply an imagery symbol of those destined for heaven and has its roots in the custom of recording genealogical records of names or perhaps early census taking. Traditional religion suggests that this book – either in literal or symbolic form – contains the names of all those who are worthy of salvation. The Book is to be opened in connection with divine judgment (Dan. 7:10, Rev. 20:12). In the New Testament, those redeemed by Christ are contained within the Book (Philippians 4), those not found in the Book of Life will not enter the kingdom of Heaven.(1)
The first Western person mentioning the Records was Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891) through her theosophical doctrine. Blavatsky claimed to have spent an intensive period of study with Tibetan monks and called the records simply "Akasha". Theosophy defines Akasha as the primordial substance that include all the vital force. Despite this, only in the early 20th century pioneers in metaphysical studies like Alice Bailey, Manley P. Hall, Charles Leadbetter, and Annie Besant introduced the term Akashic Records for the first time.
Edgar Cayce, also known as the sleeping prophet, popularized the Akashic Record concept through his Soul Readings. Cayce had grown up in the Catholic Christian faith, and he was a modest man. When he was a child, he saw spirits and other entities, and his mother encouraged him to maintain his abilities which accompanied him all his life. He began to read the soul "by accident" when, in order to cure a chronic throat disorder, he got to a state of hypnosis. After this, he realized he was able to fall into a deep trance state from which he could 'read' and even heal people.
Furthermore, Cayce was channelling several interesting information regarding astrology. He explained how astrology could be used as a tool to gain self-understanding, and his view was that its goal was for us to gain soul growth from understanding the use and direction of our free will in expressing our drives, goals, and energies. He saw astrology as a way for us to see that we are an integral part of the ecosystem within our solar system. In 1936, in a life reading for a woman from Canada, Cayce clearly explained astrology’s objective in relation to our own soul experience, “Considering then life, a soul, an entity as a continuous stream of experience—and the activities in the earth's plane as a lesson that is learned by the entity—the experiences through the astrological sojourns become rather as a digesting or an assimilating of that which has been experienced or gained in the lesson.” (Edgar Cayce reading 1230-1)
Cayce consistently reiterated that we control our own destiny because of free will. In one of the first readings Cayce gave on the subject of astrology in 1923, he stated: “…but let it be understood here, no action of any planet or phases of the Sun, the Moon or any heavenly bodies surpass the rule of man’s will power, the power given by the Creator of man, in the beginning, when he became a living soul, with the power of choosing for himself.” (Edgar Cayce reading 3744-3) It is within this statement that Cayce presents us with the blueprint of our existence: when we choose to live actively self-aware, we acknowledge our relationship with the Creator, and consequently we approach our potential for the expression of our creativity and will.
Another great name related to the study of Akashic Records is that of Rudolph Steiner, that in the Gosperl of Saint John said:' Everything that happens in the physical sense-world has its counterpart in the spiritual world. When a hand is moved, there is more before you than the moving hand seen by your eye, there is my thought and my volition: ‘My hand must move.’ A spiritual background is there. Whereas the ocular, sensible impression of the hand passes away, its spiritual counterpart remains engraved in the spiritual world and unfailingly leaves a trace there. So that, when our spiritual eyes are opened, we can follow the traces and find the spiritual counterpart of everything that has happened in the world. Nothing can happen in the world without leaving such traces. Let us suppose the spiritual investigator lets his gaze wander back to the days of Charlemagne, or to Roman times, or to ancient Greece. Everything that happened in those times is preserved in the trace left by its spiritual prototype, and can be observed in the spiritual world. This kind of vision is called ‘reading the Akashic records’.
Professor Ervin Laszlo, an eminent physicist, is one of the greatest contemporary scholars of Akashic records, and he introduced a new perspective, emerging from findings at the cutting edge of physics. Rather than view the things we experience as real and the space that embeds them as empty and passive, in the Akasha concept he sees the space that is real, while the things embedded in that space are secondary. Essentially, he claims that Akasha embraces, and then transcends, the old paradigms of religion as well as the paradigms of modern science providing insights into values like harmony and truth, and life-sustaining implications for humankind.
Edgar Cayce's readings suggest that we all write the story of our lives through our thoughts, our actions, and our interaction with the rest of Creation. This information has an effect on us here and now. Probably, there are many more things in our lives, in our history, and in our individual influence than we have ever had the courage to imagine. Having access to the Akashic Records can give some of these information. Do you wanna take a look?
THE TAO OF MERMAIDS: Unlocking the Universal Code with the Angels and Mermaids Di Kitty Bishop, Ph.D. (pg. 82)
Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. ( http://www.edgarcayce.org/)
Rudolph Steiner - the Gosperl of Saint John (GA 112 - October1909)
The Akasha Paradigm: Revolution in Science, Evolution in Consciousness - Ervin Laszlo