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Akashic refers to a primal force or medium within the universe that facilitates all activity and behavior within the Cosmos. The Akashic is considered to be responsible for everything and underlies all movement and interaction of the particles that compose all we see and do not see within the universe. It is the Akashic that is referred to by many as the “mysterious” element within nature that accounts for everything and provides cause and meaning to all “effects.” The Akashic Records contain information on everything from the past, present and future. Helena Blavatsky is considered to be the advocate of this idea and promoted it through the Theosophy religion. Others that followed claimed to have accessed the records to gain secret knowledge. Psychics and other clairvoyants claim to find their answers about the future within the Akashic records. Edgar Cayce and Rudolph Steiner helped to popularize the idea and pass it along to the “New Age” of our times.
Skeptical Perspective
The claim that there is a mysterious force woven into the fabric of our universe is rather difficult to test but the claim that this force has provided a record of everything within our universe, including the future, is very questionable. Our understanding of the relationship between space and time make it impossible for us to learn detailed and accurate information about the future because the future has not occurred yet and does not appear to have a predefined direction or outcome. Considering the failures, hoaxes and outright scams that have been made by advocates of the Akashic Records claim, it is more likely that the claim is a false one. A method has also not been provided to help explain how people have accessed the Akashic Records and where and in what form do such records exist.
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