Awareness of the Akashic Records Throughout History

Man was aware that a Heavenly Library or Book of Life existed - and the Akashic Records were mentioned in both Western and Eastern mythology. Even the Old Testament and the New Testament made mention of the Akashic Records (though it was not called as such). The term ‘Akashic’ came from the Sanskrit word “akasha” which meant boundless time and space.

Historically, Semitic, Phoenician and even Babylonians believed that celestial tablets existed, where the hand of God wrote everything that transpires on Earth. This is the earliest recorded awareness of man of the Akashic Records. In addition to historical information, it was also believed that these heavenly tablets also contained spiritual information.

In the Bible, the first mention of the Akashic Records can be found in the Book of Exodus, in Chapter 32, verse 32. This section of the Book of Exodus chronicled the story of Moses and the Israelites, who have fallen to worshiping a false god made of gold - the Golden Calf.

Every time the Israelites did something to displease the will of God, Moses was there to save them. Only this time, Moses pleaded that the Israelites be spared a horrible fate even if it meant that his name be stricken off the Book that God has written. This sacrifice was offered as a recompense for the horrible deeds that the Israelites have done.

In the Book of Psalms, King David also mentioned that God had already written down facts about his life - good deeds and bad deeds included. In Judeo-Christian mythology, the existence of a Book of Life was associated heavily with the concept of Salvation or the Day of Judgment.

The creation of such a myth or image in the larger corpus of Judeo-Christian mythology may have been connected to the fact that census-taking was already existent during the early empires. It is said that on the Day of Judgment, the Book of Life shall be opened.

The Book of Life was said to contain all the names of people from all times and places who were worthy of divine salvation. The Book of Daniel, Chapter 7, Verse 10 and the Book of Revelations, Chapter 20, Verse 12 both made mention of these details regarding the Book of Life.

Interestingly, it appears that the symbolism connected with the Book of Life has a logical precursor. According to many cultural historians, throughout history cultures placed great importance on one’s name. One’s name was tied to one’s existence - so if a name for example was removed or stricken out of an official record (say, from a ruling political body) then that was tantamount to having not existed at all.

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