Have you been there? Some claim it's a great library in the clouds where all the information of every living being to ever exist is stored. Everyone's life is stored in golden books up there.
Some people claim to access it by making friends with the gatekeepers and are able to retrieve information about different things.
>A great library in the clouds where all the information of every living being to ever exist is stored. Everyone's life is stored in golden books up there.
Either it's hard to get there or it's bullshit.
A library is merely a human construct, however its purpose is a good analogy for the akashic records. the records are more like a web connecting every human and every conceivable experience into one accessible network. its operates on a plane of existence very similar to our own, but not the same one. I would describe it more as a museum of the universe, where knowledge is not conveyed by books, but rather, experience
Given for one instant an intelligence which could comprehend all the forces by which nature is animated and the respective positions of the beings which compose it, if moreover this intelligence were vast enough to submit these data to analysis, it would embrace in the same formula both the movements of the largest bodies in the universe and those of the lightest atom; to it nothing would be uncertain, and the future as the past would be present to its eyes.
— Pierre-Simon Laplace
it's also possible to postulate that no information is ever lost, that it may be orthogonal in our reality and still retrievable. in a realm outside of time, the idea of the akasha is not impossible.
it's just hard to conceive the conception
not to mention the energy cost, etc.
When I give Past life regressions to people, sometimes I have my client train to access the Akashik Records. Some people tend to be blocked mentally and finding an alternative route works wonders. The whole idea of the "library" is simply used to help us, as humans, to visualize and understand the concept of the records. It's pretty much the universe's records of every single thing that's ever existed, thought, or happened.
I can't say that I know for a fact what the Akashic Records are, but I suspect the following:
>it's not in the actual clouds
>no actual gatekeepers except for possibly your own ego's obstruction
>it has nothing to do with books except symbolically
>the information referred to is intrinsic to the procession of creation
>said information can be received in a sufficiently subtle and or attuned state of being
The accounts being symbolic is my preferred selection here because eastern wisdom and esoterica is conventionally symbolical and analogous in its discursive representations. It would seem naive in the context to interpret the accounts literally.