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Common Questions About the Akashic Field

Q. Where/what is the Akashic Field?

Although the Akashic Field (also called the Akashic Records) is often described metaphorically as a library or monument containing all knowledge, we know that it is not really something that exists in a single specified place. The Akashic Field is contained in the energy vibrations of the universe. It is within and around us. 

Q. What historical reference is there to the Akashic?

Many historical religions and societies make reference to records of higher knowledge which could be accessed for guidance. The most well-studied of these accounts include those of the Judeo-Christians (“The Book of Life”) and the Egyptians (“The Hall of Two Truths”), but there are also similar tales originating from sources as far apart as the Native Americans and the Greeks. 

Q. How can the Akashic be accessed?

Although accounts differ, the Akashic is usually accessed by entering an altered state of mind:

  • Trance clairvoyants such as Dr. Douglas Cottrell and Edgar Cayce fall into a ‘sleeping trance’ in order to access the records.
  • The Mayans would smoke special tobacco and go into trances where they ‘walked among the stars.’
  • In the Old Testament, people were ‘taken up in spirit’ to receive instruction from Yahweh.

Douglas teaches that the universal consciousness can be accessed through the practice of Quantum Meditation™. This practice works by suppressing the conscious mind—the rational or ‘personality mind’ which is concerned with the material world only—and accessing the contemplative mind—the ‘eternal essence of you’ that is of God and from God. This soul mind is able to communicate with other minds and touch upon the knowledge contained in the Akashic Field. 

Q. What do scientists say about the Akashic?

Although scientists can neither prove nor disprove the existence the Akashic Field, current models of holography, morphic resonance and quantum physics are compatible with theories about the Field, and may prove to be the framework for gaining more understanding of this phenomenon. 

Q. Who can access the Akashic?

Anyone! Each of us has the potential to access the Akashic Field because each of us is also participating in creating it. According to some, intuition is actually a basic form of contact with the Akashic.  However, it takes a certain degree of training, skill, and spiritual discernment to successfully develop the ability to read the Field. That doesn’t mean you should give up! There are many ways to develop the skills needed, including the 5-day intensive course taught by Douglas. This course teaches specialized techniques in breathing, focus and relaxation that are needed to quiet the mind.