About the Akashic Records
The term Akashic Records is referred to in parts of the esoteric literature, especially in the "modern" (Anglo-Indian ) theosophy and anthroposophy, as the idea of a supernatural "Book of Life", which contains in intangible form an all-encompassing world memory. There are also older ideas of such a "world memory", the term "Akashic Records" in this form, however, is of modern theosophical origin. In the German-speaking world it was familiar and accessable mainly to Rudolf Steiner. Mystics such as Steiner and many clairvoyant media indicated to be able to "read" or “view” the Akashic Records.
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), then head of the German section of the Theosophical Society Adyar, used this term mainly in the published 1904-1908 essay series from the Akashic Records. The idea associated to be able to perceive past events supernatural was later much for his thinking doing "forward- backward [r ] clairvoyant [r ] views ".
The "Read" in the Akashic Records, according to Steiner is a huge development in the sphere of intuition - for Steiner the highest of three levels of extrasensory perception. It includes memories of previous incarnations and is a putting oneself in a "consciousness that goes beyond a single person".
The Akashic Records act as a universal library in which all that was, is and will be is recorded. Following on from earlier forms of collective memory it could be extended to a human memory or biographical memory. This would be "the ability to understand the development momentum of human history underlying " and to take responsibility for the future global development.
The first use of the term Akashic Records happened by the theosophist Charles W. Leadbeater (1847-1934) in his 1899 published writing “Clairvoyance”. Among other names (such as "astral projections" or "astral visions") there are hints to an imagined world memory since the late 19th century within the Theosophical Society and in their environment ( Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn ) and was therefore a popular subject of esoteric teachings.
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891), the founder of modern Theosophy, spoke in the first volume of her published work Isis Unveiled in 1877 of "metaphysical boards", "daguerreotypes, printed on the astral light" , where the records "of all that was, is or ever will be" are imprinted and that these would be portrayed to the eye of the seer and prophet as a living picture .
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