Among the many interesting paranormal concepts of discussion, there is one that has always been a topic of priority for many – Akashic records. It is basically a theosophical term that refers to a universal recording of filing systems that keeps track of every occurring action, thought or information. The term theosophical basically method or refers to religious philosophy or speculation about the character of the soul based on mystical insight into the character of God. The records are said to be filed or impressed upon a subtle substance referred to as the Akasha (otherwise known as Soniferous Ether). According to Hindu mysticism the Akasha is considered to be the character’s dominant rule and from which all the other four natural principles namely fire, earth, water and air are said to be produced. Also, these five principles are taken as a representation of the five senses belonging to a human being.
According to some, the Akashic collections are similar in character to a Cosmic (also referred to as a collective) consciousness. Different names are used to refer these records namely ‘the Universal Mind’, ‘the Cosmic Mind’, ‘the collective subconscious’, or the ‘collective unconscious’. Others however feel that the Akashic collections permit clairvoyance and also psychic perception.
It is said that the events or content recorded upon the Akasha can be comprehended or read by some in certain particular states of consciousness. These states can be induced or brought about by weakness, drugs, meditation, illness and sleep. This method that not only the mystics, but ordinary persons can and in many situations do perceive or understand the Akashic record. A few mystics claim to have the ability to reanimate or simulate the contents as though they are turning on a celestial TV set. Yogis or Mystics believe that the Akashic records can be well perceived or understood only in certain specific psychic states.
Certain people in their subconscious states do read and perceive the Akashic collections or records. This occurrence is explained by the fact that Akashic collections are truly the macrocosm of an individual’s subconscious mind. They both are very similar in functionality – they collect and possess thoughts that are never forgotten. It is the responsibility of the collective subconscious to gather all the thoughts from each of the subconscious minds which can in turn be read or understood by other subconscious minds.
A well known example who claimed to have successfully read and understood the Akashic records is Edgar Cayce, a late American mystic. Edgar Cayce used to perform his readings in a trance or sleep state. Dr Wesley H. Ketchum used Cayce for several years as an adjunct in his medical practice. He believed that Cayce’s subconscious was in a direct contact or communication with all the other subconscious minds and was capable of interpreting and imparting impressions belonging to other subconscious minds. It is also believed that Cayce had well mastered the art of interpreting the total or collective subconscious mind much before Psychiatrist C.J.Lung presented his concept or theory on the collective unconscious.