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in opening this for the entity, the experience may be one of helpfulness

and hopefulness. - Edgar Cayce reading 1650-1
The Akashic Records contain the entire history of every soul since the dawn 

of Creation. These records connect each one of us to one another. They 

contain the stimulus for every archetypal symbol or mythic story which has 
ever deeply touched patterns of human behavior and experience. They have 

been the inspiration for dreams and invention. They draw us toward or repel 

us from one another. They mold and shape levels of human consciousness. 
They are a portion of Divine Mind. They are the unbiased judge and jury that 

attempt to guide, educate, and transform every individual to become the very 
best that she or he can be. They embody an ever-changing fluid array of 

possible futures that are called into potential as we humans interact and learn 

from the data that has already been accumulated.

Information about these Akashic Records this Book of Life can be found in 

folklore, in myth, and throughout the Old and New Testaments. It is traceable 
at least as far back as the Semitic peoples and includes the Arabs, the 

Assyrians, the Phoenicians, the Babylonians, and the Hebrews. Among each 

of these peoples was the belief that there was in existence some kind of 
celestial tablets which contained the history of humankind as well as all 

manner of spiritual information.

The first reference in Scripture to some unearthly volume is found in Exodus 

32:32. After the Israelites had committed a most grievous sin by worshiping 
the golden calf, it was Moses who pleaded on their behalf, even offering to 

take full responsibility and have his own name stricken "out of thy book which 

thou hast written" in recompense for their deed.

Later, in the Old Testament, we learn that there is nothing about an individual 

that is not known in this same book. In Psalm 139, David makes reference to 
the fact God has written down everything about him and all the details of his 

life even that which is imperfect and those deeds which have yet to be 


For many individuals this Book of Life is simply an imagery symbol of those 

destined for heaven and has its roots in the custom of recording genealogical 
records of names or perhaps early census taking. Traditional religion 

suggests that this book either in literal or symbolic form contains the names 
of all those who are worthy of salvation.

The Book is to be opened in connection with divine judgment (Dan. 7:10, Rev. 
20:12). In the New Testament, those redeemed by Christ are contained within 

the Book (Philippians 4), those not found in the Book of Life will not enter the 

kingdom of Heaven.

As an interesting corollary, in the ancient world, a person's name was 

symbolic of his or her existence. According to Sir James George Frazer, 
author of The Golden Bough one of the most extensive volumes on world 

mythology there was such a bond between one's name and one's existence

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