THE AKASHIC RECORDS or AKASHIC LIBRARY contain a complete record of all that is, was and will be in the oneness of the true and all encompassing reality. Often accessed by seekers on the Astral Plane, the Akashic Records are non-local and omnipresent, composed of all time and space on all levels or fragments of perception known in existence as one. Called by some, the “Akashic pool,” these records are comprised of all potential energetic vibrations of the Universe that have become (or will become) projected by thought and action, not altogether different from the function of genetic memory except that there is no difference between “past memory” and “future memory.”
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Energy you send out into the Universe, whether by common thoughts and deeds or by more deliberate ritual and magickal methods, makes an impression or harmonic ripple that is imprinted permanently onto the “Field of Akasha.” These vibrations manifest into “probability wave frequencies” for the future that affect the possible course of Universal events based on past “causes.” This information is accessible on the Astral Plane or by performing methods of divination from the body of light. Many mystics and wizards have accessed the records, either unaided or with the assistance of a spirit guide. Several thousand years ago, the records became a “library.”
The term “Akashic Library” is now commonplace in New Age jargon, made popular through efforts of the Theosophical Society. Even famed mystic, Edgar Cayce, said that he received much of his knowledge (especially concerning Atlantis) from the Akashic Library, which he accessed frequently via trance-meditation and astral work. The idea of a “library” building is a projected illusion manifest by increased attention that the Akashic Records were gaining. To be useful, the mind had to solidify the abstract in a way that a rational logic-driven linear psyche could comprehend: books.Careful analysis of the Secret Lives of Elves and Faeries will reveal that Robert Kirk actually encountered the Akashic Records during his travels in the Otherworld. According to his account, on a request to see books, a library manifests. But it is a building that is not a building, sculpted as if from one piece of stone without signs of labor. The building is also not location-specific, manifesting from will and intention (as Kirk discovers is the case for all journeys into the Otherworld or Astral Plane). He describes the sky and grass surrounding the library as vividly surreal. The books he finds have glowing words and images that constantly change. The Elves call these “Books of Light” where the “bright things” are recorded.
Edgar Cayce called the Akashic Records the “Universal Living Memory of Nature.” Given mainstream denouncement of the aether, what mystics call Akasha, this idea became difficult for 20th Century minds to understand. More recent efforts toward realization of the Universal Living Memory Theory and interdimensional vibration of superstrings will eventually push these ideas into contemporary mainstream. Resonance of events on the Earth Planet spreads to far corners of the entangled Universe. This is the most basic tenet of practical magick, whether via prayer or more formalized ceremonial magick, a wizard’s conscious awareness of this energetic exchange allows acceleration of these energies to manifest based on intention and focus (which moves energy as much as actions).
As with all astral constructs, the ability to access the Akashic Library is simply one of will and intention during astral projection. Information held within the records is found by the same method. Will yourself to the library. Keep the information that you seek firmly in your mind as you reach for and open a book. It really doesn’t matter what book you select, they are all mental constructs (thought-forms). You must discern the information from the shifting words, symbols, glyphs and images. If things are moving too fast, will them to slow. If you find something interesting or worthy of further inspection you can transplant your consciousness temporarily “into” the records to experience them firsthand. There are no psychical dangers and you have nothing to lose by your attempts to access the Akashic Records. You may actually surprise yourself by your ability to do so!
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