There are many
descriptions of God.
Religions have continually described God as a physical being. Many names as well as attributes have been attributed to God. Yet, if we were to be asked to describe God, we could not present a definite picture.
MODERN HISTORY OF THE AKASHIC RECORDS
FIGURES FROM THE 19th. CENTURY
The concept of the Akashic Record was popularized in the theosophical movements of the 19th century under the leadership of Helena P. Blavatsky. With the help of Henry Steel Olcott, and William Q. Judge, Blavatsky founded
the Theosophical Society in March 11, 1875.
Helena P. Blavatsky ( Aug. 12, 1831 – May 8, 1891) Akasha is a Sanskrit word meaning "sky", "space" or "aether", and it entered the language of theosophy through H.P. Blavatsky's organization, who characterized it as a sort of life force; she also referred to "indestructible tablets of the astral light" recording both the past and future of human thought and action, but she did not explicitly identify these as "akashic" in nature. The notion of an Akashic Record is attributed to Alfred Percy Sinnett
William Quan Judge (April 13, 1851 - March 21, 1896) Co-founder and Co-messenger with Madam H.P.Blavatsky of the Theosophical Movement of the Modern era launched on Nov. 17th, 1875. He migrated to USA in 1864. He met H.P.Blavatsky in 1874 in New York, and became her student and co-worker. When Madam H.P.Blavatsky and Col. H.S Olcott, the president of the Theosophical Society, sailed to India in 1879, Mr. Judge was left almost alone in America to sustain the Theosophical Society from the seeds which had just been sown. One will be able to grasp the wisdom and extraordinary ability that were Mr. Judge's as one surveys the building of the Theosophical Society in America from its small beginnings to a major and flourishing movement, spread far and wide across the country.
The Theosophical Movement in America, today, owes its existence and influence to him. The Masters of Wisdom, who are the real founders of the Theosophical Movement, gave evidence that he was one of their accredited co-messengers along with Madame H.P.Blavatsky, for the repromulgation of the Archaic Wisdom-religion, now named Theosophy. Though stricken with Chagres fever, a fatal and very painful disease, he worked unremittingly for the spread of the Theosophical Movement. Working to the last, in constant pain until his death in 1896 at the age of 45.
Alfred Percy Sinnett (18 January 1840, London – 26 June 1921)
Esoteric Buddhism Page 127... “ Early Buddhism, then, clearly held to a permanency of records in the Akasa, and the potential capacity of man to read the same when
he has evoluted to the stage of true individual enlightenment”. The notion of an akashic record is attributed to Alfred Percy Sinnett
Levi H. Dowling (May 18, 1844 - August 13, 1911) Dowling wrote “The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ” (full title: The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ: The Philosophic and Practical Basis of the Religion of the Aquarian Age of the World and of the Church Universal) in the late 19th century and published it in 1908. He claimed it was the true story of the life of Jesus, including “the ‘lost’ eighteen years silent in the New Testament.” Dowling claimed to have transcribed it from the Akashic Records in the early morning hours from two to six - the absolutely "quiet hours".
Colonel Henry Steel Olcott ( August 1832 – 17 February 1907) Colonel Olcott
was an American military officer, journalist, lawyer and the co-founder and first President of the Theosophical Society. Olcott was the first well-known American of European ancestry to make a formal conversion to Buddhism. His subsequent actions as president of the Theosophical Society helped create a renaissance in the study of Buddhism. Olcott is considered a Buddhist modernist for his efforts in interpreting Buddhism through a Westernized lens. Olcott wrote the Buddhist Catechism (1881), which is still used today.
Annie Wood Besant (October 1, 1847 – India September 20, 1933) A. Besant was a prominent Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator. Annie Besant was elected president of the Theosophical Society in 1907. Besant claimed to have consciously used the Akashic Records along with others such as Charles W. Leadbeater, Alice Bailey, Samuel Aun Weor, William Lilly, Manly P. Hall, Lilian Treemont, Dion Fortune, George Hunt Williamson, Rudolph Steiner, Max Heindel, Helena P. Blavat, and the now world famous Edgar Cayce.
Charles Webster Leadbeater (16 February 1854 – 1 March 1934) identified the Akashic Records by name as something a clairvoyant could read. Leadbeater, who claimed to be clairvoyant, conducted research into the Akashic Records which he said he inspected at the Theosophical Society headquarters in Adyar (Tamil Nadu), India during the summer of 1910 and recorded the results in his book “Man: How, Whence, and Whither?”
Rudolph Steiner (February 1861 – 30 March 1925) Rudolph Steiner referred to the Akashic Records and reported about Atlantis, Lemuria, the evolution of man and earth, etcetera. From his clairvoyant reading of the Akashic Record -- the cosmic memory of all events, actions, and thoughts -- Rudolf Steiner was able to speak of aspects of the life of Jesus Christ that are not contained in the four biblical Gospels. Such research can be spoken of as a "fifth gospel", a book that he wrote “The Fifth Gospel” bears the same name. After an intense inner struggle to verify the exact nature of these events, and checking the results of his research, Steiner describes many detailed episodes from the Akashic Record.
Max Heindel - born Carl Louis von Grasshoff in Aarhus, Denmark (July 23, 1865-Jan. 6, 1919) According to Max Heindel's Rosicrucian writings, the Memory of Nature (Akashic Records) may be read in three different inner worlds. In the reflecting ether of the etheric region there are pictures of all that has happened in the world - at least several hundred years back, or much more in some cases - and they appear almost as the pictures on a screen, with the difference that the scene shifts backward. The Memory of Nature may be read, in an entirely different manner covering the essence of a whole life or event, in a higher world, in the highest subdivision of the Region of Concrete Thought of the World of Thought, and, last, it may be read in the World of Life Spirit, covering events from the earliest dawn of our present manifestation, but only to spiritual adepts or spiritual entities and through grace is access to the records granted.
Alice A. Bailey (June 16, 1880 – December 15, 1949) wrote in her book Light of the Soul on The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali - Book 3 - Union achieved and its Results: "The Akashic Record is like an immense photographic film, registering all the desires and earth experiences of our planet. Those who perceive it will see pictured thereon: The life experiences of every human being since time began, the reactions to experience of the entire animal kingdom, the aggregation of the thought-forms of a karmic nature (based on desire) of every human unit throughout time.
Tajao, Chinese seer Chinese seer Tajao reportedly explored a variety of topics in the Akashic Records which span over two thousand years.
Sujujin, Chinese seer Adept seer Sujujin was reported to only need the first name of anyone to access the Akasha and provide them with a description of their life history.
"He (Brahman) who, dwelling in the akasa, is distinct from akasa, whom the akasa knows not, whose body the akasa is, who rules the akasa from within, he is thy soul, the inner guide, the immortal."
–Brihad. Upanishad, III. 7, 12
Next: Page III - More modern history and recent explorers of the Akashic Record.