The Akashic Records, or the Memory of the Universe

You probably have heard of the so-called Akashic Records. Everything that ever happens in the universe, on our planet or in your life, is recorded onto an all-pervading astral, or etheric, medium, called Akasha.

According to the Samkhya school of Hindu philosophy, Akasha is one of the five Mahābhūtas (grand physical elements). The five elements are Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Aether. The aether, or Akasha, has the specific property of sound. Akasha, being a Sanskrit word, means ‘sky’ or ‘space’. It is the all-pervading space in the Universe. The sound property is an interesting concept as the Akashic Records can be seen as a giant gramophone record that is engraved by the vibrations of all activities. These records can be viewed again by anyone, by tuning one consciousness. In reality it is not so easy while we are living in the physical world. Although we all have the potential, only psychically gifted people can more easily access to the records. However spontaneous visions from the Akashic records can also happen to spiritually awakened people. It happened to me several times, usually in connection to past lives, but sometimes other information was shown. You can read some of my experiences in the My Spiritual Experiences section of my blog site.

Edgar Cayce, an American mystic (1877-1945), was such a psychic who would go in a trance and get information from a spirit guide and from the Akashic Records specific for the person who was visiting and consulting him. In one of his readings he said: “Quite suddenly I come upon a hall of records. It is a hall without walls, without ceiling, but I am conscious of seeing an old man who hands me a large book, a record of the individual for whom I seek information.”

The Akashic records are what we call ‘memory’. When we remember something we retrieve the information that has been imprinted in our own energy field. A psychic can read this imprinted information from another person’s energy field. Because the universal Akashic energy field is imprinted with everybody’s information, one can access information from one’s own, or other people’s, past lives. It is not unusual from people on the spiritual path to spontaneously remember, and even visually see or experience, scenes from one’s own past lives. It has happened to me a couple of times. These were not conscious efforts, but happened at night, when out of the body, by subconscious association or by spirit guides. One time I relived a scene, far back in time, on this Earth, when I was on Glastonbury Tor in England. Power spots, like this, can aid in accessing such information.

It seems that the further back in time, the more difficult it is to access the information. For example, very few people have had clear visions of their lives in Atlantis.

The problem with accessing the Akashic records, while being in the body, or remembering when awakening, is that the physical body can obscure or distort the information, because the physical body is of a much ‘lower’ or ‘denser’ vibration than the aether.

It is far easier to access the Akashic Records when one is out-of-the-body. We leave our body every night, but mostly our soul is engaged in creating dreams or wandering around on the astral plane. Once in a while our soul accesses the Akashic Records, an upon awakening we remember this as a vivid and clear experience. This is usually done to widen our awareness.

For people who can consciously leave their body and ‘astral project’, the akashic records are a lot easier to access. Then, the Akashic records can not only be seen as a vision, but can also be experienced first-hand, that is, one can move inside of the vision, or record. Being fully inside of it, one can experience the scenes as if one were there and then.

This is the way two French people, Anne and Daniel Meurois-Givaudan, were able to experience first-hand parts of the lives of two people at the time of Jesus Christ. Their experiences, when out-of-the-body and moving into the Akashic Records, are detailed in their book “The Way of the Essenes”.

In their book “Tales of a Traveler in the Astral World” Daniel’s guide explains the ‘memory of the universe’, as

”…an astral light that functions as a film on which everything, wherever it is, that happens, is indelibly imprinted. Thus, nobody can retract anything of what he has done, because it has been recorded for eternity. Each action of every human is an important part of the evolution of humanity, and according to the principle of chain reaction, can have unforeseen consequences.”

His guide explains that in the universe there are special places where it is easier than in other places to read the memory of time; and in the astral world there are more of those places. Being in the astral world, Daniel and his guide walk through the astral landscape and arrive at a mountain. They enter a corridor that leads them inside. They arrive at a dome-like room illuminated by green light. It is actually a sphere and they are walking on a half transparent floor that marks the division between the two halves. Being in the center of the room one finds himself outside of time. With concentration and practice one can choose a period from the history of the universe and the place on earth one wants to explore through the eyes of a person of that time.
Daniel’s guide explains that each person, after his physical death, is taken to similar places where he can see his entire (past) life unfold and thus judge for himself as to how he has lived.

A person with a lot of experience with astral projection is Robert Bruce who writes in his book Astral Dynamics:

“I believe the fabled akashic records are part of a medium that permeates all dimensions, on all levels, and has many different aspects. They are a permanent record of every thought, perception, and event that has ever occurred, like a huge and infinitely detailed history book, where past events can be accessed, viewed, and even experienced firsthand. The akashic records can be accessed and experienced within the astral planes (during Out-of-the-body-experiences) or with clairvoyance, remote viewing, and other psychic abilities.”

Bruce also makes an interesting remark about future events being probabilities based on the records of past events:

“The akashic records also contain probability energies that are records of the future. Probability energies stem from and are generated by past and present events, actions, and thoughts.”

Later on he remarks:

“The future thus exists as abstract probability energies, generated by past and present events, actions, and thoughts. The stronger the probability of a future event, the stronger the energies associated with it. Some probabilities, like big natural disasters, are so strong as to be virtually unchangeable by any possible human-precipitated modifying action. These events can thus aptly be called the inescapable energies of destiny.”

So future events can be seen in the Akashic medium as the most probable outcome based on the past and present information. Predictions, such as seen by clairvoyants or prophets, are only projections and not actualities. These future projections are not bound to happen as they were witnessed. Any action between the present and the predicted future can alter the course of the flow of energies resulting in the future event. Of course, little energy flows can easily be altered, very strong energy flows will need a large force to alter their course in a significant way.

Bruce continues:

“These energies can be tuned in to and read, visually or otherwise, in many different ways, both in and out of the astral planes, but the akashic records are far more accessible as a searchable type of records structure from within the astral planes, where they can be searched, viewed, and experienced firsthand, even by unskilled projectors.

Like the astral hospital, the akashic records are an energetic dimensional structure with no actual shape or form. The appearance of this structure is affected by projectors’ angles of perception, belief systems, and creative abilities. Projectors’ needs for a definite and well-known structure within which to work have created a fairly solid library-like astral structure, which has been added to and maintained over many years.

The most popular structure is the traditional library scenario. Imagine a large and imposing white stone building, beautifully kept, with wide marble steps leading through several large stone pillars that mark the main entrance. This building is set well back among neatly kept lawns and gardens. Inside is a large main foyer with high ceilings. Several hallways lead off from this into different parts of the library. Sometimes a librarian will meet projectors and may guide them to the part of the library they wish to use. If not — which is more often the case — projectors must use their intuition to choose a hallway and move down it to a section of the records. If they feel nothing and all the hallways look and feel alike, they must guess. While guessing, projectors must hold their area of interest or query firmly in mind. The chosen hallway opens into a larger room full of books and scrolls. Even computer terminals can be found and used there these days. An item must then be selected for viewing and, once again, it is important the query be kept firmly in mind at all times.”

“If you use the traditional library-building method, you will most probably find books. However, these will be quite unlike normal books. Inside record books, you will see titles, pictures, images, and symbols. It usually doesn’t matter which book you pick up. It matters more what your intention is when you select and open a book. You will usually see moving images and living pictures within it. Concentrate on one of these images and allow it to fill your mind, which will happen automatically if you stare at it. This will usually move you inside the page where you can experience an akashic vision — a record — firsthand.”

Now that you know more about the Akashic Records, you may remember some of your ‘dreams’ or experiences during which you accessed the records yourself.


About Cosmick Traveler

I am a life long spiritual seeker, exploring the mysteries of man, life, and the universe. I had many mystical experiences during my life. There is nothing spectacular about them. These experiences are often unexpected, and lie outside what we have been told is possible. They served to learn about the Greater Reality, that part of reality that is not talked about in school, government or corporation. Nevertheless it is very real, and a part of being human on this planet. I have studied many different doctrines and teachings, both esoteric and scientific. I have learned to see the common essence in all these disciplines, and the many connections between them. I have found that many people have spiritual, mystical or just unusual experiences they never talk about because of the many taboos this society has about certain subjects. However when they encounter someone they see they can trust they open up. It is time now for people to talk openly, and not to fear ridicule. I see it as my task to write about all these subjects and experiences that can enrich a person's life. Exchanging ideas, opinions, beliefs and experiences will bring us together and we will realize that we are not different from each other. It does not matter where you live on the earth, or what your cultural background is. If we pay attention to our humanness, then we can create a better world for all of us.
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