Akashic Records

views updated

Akashic Records

A theosophical term denoting a kind of central filing system of all events, thoughts, and actions impressed upon an astral plane, which may be consulted in certain conditions of consciousness. Events are believed to make an impression upon the akasha, or subtle ether, which may be reanimated by mystics as if they are switching on a celestial television set.

The idea of akashic records was central to the work of seer Edgar Cayce. When Cayce went into trance, it was believed that he accessed the records, sometimes referred to as God's Book of Remembrance. The akashic records store the individual's thoughts and information on activities that may be read by certain gifted seers.


Neimark, Anne E. With This Gift: The Story of Edgar Cayce. New York: William Morrow, 1978.

Puryear, Herbert B. The Edgar Cayce Primer. New York: Bantam Books, 1982.