Akashic Records, The

The metaphysical basis for the occult abilities of postcognition and psychometry

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Artist’s conceptualization of the Akashic Records as a vast library accessible only to mystics and mages

The Akashic Records are a compendium of thoughts, events, and emotions believed to be encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the Astral Plane.

The Sanskrit word akasha (ākāśa आकाश) was first used in English occult circles by Alfred Percy Sinnett (1840–1921), who, in his book Esoteric Buddhism (1884), wrote of a Buddhist belief in “a permanency of records in the Akasa” and “the potential capacity of man to read the same.” The notion of such records was later expounded by the founder of the Theosophical Society, H. P. Blavatsky, (1831–1891), who, in her book The Secret Doctrine (1888), referred to “indestructible tablets of the astral light” recording both the past and future of human thought and action although she did not use the term “akashic” in her description. In his book Clairvoyance (1899), C. W. Leadbeater (1854-1934) used the term Akashic Records as what a clairvoyant accesses to learn of the past of a person or thing.

There are many anecdotal accounts but no scientific evidence for the existence of Akashic Records.

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