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Remember, Reconnect, Realign — Part II Akashic Studies

By Gwynne Mayer

 On Dreaming

 

“Well there are two types of deed.  One is the physical deed, in which the hero performs a courageous act in battle or saves a life.  The other kind is the spiritual deed, in which the hero learns to experience the supernormal range of human spiritual life, and then comes back with a message.”  — Joseph Campbell,  The Power of the Myth

 

Do we get lost in the ‘now’?  Can we find our true purpose in life?  Is the ‘one’ perfect relationship going to be available to me in this life?  Remembering who we are as a ‘soul’, reconnecting to our soul evolvement, and realigning our personalities to our soul’s purpose are integral to knowing what our future holds for us.  Coming to an understanding of why we chose to be here on this planet at the most exciting time in our history is of primary importance in relationship to the purposes we have chosen.  That is why we must remember who we are, reconnect to our soul’s purpose and realign ourselves to the mission in front of us. Coming to terms with our abilities to meditate, calm our brains, rid ourselves of ego based defense mechanisms are disciplines which must be sustained through the time we are delving into the Akashic records.  There are many ways to address the Akasha, the universal library of knowledge and soul life.  We are looking at developing our own disciplines so as to perform a service to self,  others and help others remember, reconnect and realign our soul’s purpose into a here and now paradigm, to enable us to see how and why we are manifesting their our purposeful agenda at this time in our history.  Our purpose in going through a blend of Robert Monroe’s work with Hemi-Sync and Edgar Cayce’s work with the Akashic Records is to blend the findings of these two philosophies and ideas, bringing them into the 21st century and giving them practical application for each of us to move forward with our own understanding of our soul’s purpose.

 

Edgar Cayce went into the Akasha while in trance states

Puryear states “The Edgar Cayce story raises numerous questions about the inner world as a source of transformation.  How does the psychic ability relate to us?  What are the pitfalls of turning within?  What was the source of the information Edgar Cayce gave?  What are the steps we should take in evaluating other sources.”p.3

The following comes from the Australian Armageddon: Doomsday in Our Lifetime?  by Bob Leaman, originally published in 1986 by Greenhouse Publications. The book is no longer in print.

 “It made no difference to Cayce whether his patient was sitting next to him in the same room or a total stranger living hundreds of miles away. His preparations for the health reading were always the same. As he himself described it, he would first loosen his clothing in order to have a perfectly free flowing circulation. He would then lie on the couch in his office, with his head to the south, and his feet to the north. Placing his hands on his forehead between his eyes, he would wait a few moments until he received what he would call the go signal, a flash of brilliant white light. Cayce would then move his hands to his solar plexus, and fall into a trance. His wife would tell him the name and location of the patient, leaving out any mention of age, sex or physical problem. Cayce might pause a while before repeating the name and address until he had succeeded in ‘locating’ the patient and describing his or her condition. He would then prescribe medication and any other corrective measures, always ending his reading with the words: “We are through.”

Those who came into contact with Cayce were continually taken aback by the depth of medical knowledge generally known, not yet on the market, or which had long since passed out of use. Although he had a conscious knowledge only of the English language, Cayce is also estimated to have spoken in some two d ozen foreign tongues while in a trance. The unconscious Cayce believed there was a cure for every health problem, including cancer, in nature, providing that cure could be found in time. He seldom advocated operations, believing that surgery was much overworked. Cayce took a holistic approach to health. He believed that a man was composed of body, mind and spirit, and that all three are one. He talked about consciousness in the cells of the body, each contributing to the total consciousness of the individual. Health, he indicated, would flow from a perfect harmony of body and mind. In accordance with the concept that we are what we eat, think and believe, Cayce would often urge his patients to improve their mental and spiritual outlook in order to regain their health.”

 

My background in the study of neurology and the psychology of the brain led me to Robert Monroe, the founder of Hemi-Sync.  I noticed that the brain has to be in a state of trance, a sort of sleeping condition to receive information in the Akashic Soul Records.  We are much too stressed in our daily lives to automatically go there in that meditative state.  However,  the Hemi-Sync CD’s are geared to synchronize the brain through binaual sounds and then activate the parts of the brain that would bring in the information from the astral level and from the Akashic library. This method allows us to mobilize our brains to a higher state of consciousness by activating the brain using sound. 

 

Monroe says, “…means that when your ear hears a certain type of sound signal, the brain tends to respond or ‘resonate’ with similar electrical signals.  Knowing that various electrical brain waves are indicators of states of consciousness (such as awake or asleep), you thus can listen to a similar sound pattern and it will help you be in the desired state of awareness.  Hemi-Sync takes the process an important step further.  Each ear sends its dominant nerve signal to the opposite brain hemisphere, following the X pattern.  When separate sound pulses are sent to each ear (using headphones to isolate one ear from the other), the halves of the brain must act in unison to ‘hear’  a third signal, which is the difference between the two signals in each ear.  For example, I f you hear a sound measuring 100 in one ear and another signal of 125 in the other, the signal your whole brain will ‘generate’ will  be 25.  It is never an actual sound, but it is an electrical signal that only can be created by both brain hemispheres acting and working together.  The signal so generated is narrow-band in frequency and often twice the amplitude or strength of a typical EEG brain-wave form.”

Taken from Far Journeys by Robert Monroe:

 

“Our first studies were a continuation of the sleep research begun in New York .  The demand for solution to a problem brought one of our early results of significance.  Because so much of the reported out-of-body states, including many of my own, revolved around the sleep state, we still believed some answers would be found in this area.  However, most of our subjects arrived at night after dinner, and with long, boring periods of being wired up with electrodes, they were either too tired to stay awake in the booth or too restless to be able to relax enough to report any subtle or subjective responses.  It defeated our purpose to use any types of medication or drugs to control these states, so we looked for a method within our own frame of reference.

     The old truism held.  Necessity is the mother.  It was through this need to help our subjects stay awake, get into a borderland sleep state, that we began to try utilizing sound.  This resulted in the discovery of Frequency-Following Response (FFR), which permitted us to hold the subject in a certain state of consciousness between wakefulness and sleep for extended periods of time.  By introducing certain sound patterns in the subjects ear we determined that there was a similar electrical response in the brain waves of the subject.  By controlling the brain-wave frequency, we were able to help the subject relax, keep him awake, or put him to sleep.  One of our engineering participants suggested that we patent this unusual process, and we received a patent on the method and technique in 1975.” pp. 17-19 Far Journeys

 

It is an individual preference as to how and when we meditate…it is really a matter of calming the brain to allow information to come through.  When information comes through it is important to keep our personalities and ego out of the way. That is the training we need, the discipline to learn to access the records and then to be able to dictate our findings without editing with the aid of ego or personality issues, like judging, defending or assuming. We also don’t have to have a certain belief system or get hung up in an organized religious connection, but more so trust in our relationship to God and how we handle allowing a higher power to guide us.

 

  Akashic Records  author,  Kevin J. Todeschi states:

“Primarily, the Akashic Records of the past provide individuals with a framework of potentials and probabilities in the present.  That framework exists for everyone. An individual doesn’t need to be open to the possibility of reincarnation for the records to impact his or her life, relationships, thoughts, and activities…. According to Edgar Cayce, the Akashic Records constantly provide us with the very experiences and relationships that we need at the present time.  Whether or not we face those experiences and people (who may just as readily appear to be ‘positive’ as they do ‘negative’) in the best possible manner becomes a matter of free will.  Every choice, thought, and decision we make in the present has an effect upon the substance of the next series of potentials and probabilities we draw toward us.  In the language of the readings, “For ever, day by day, is there a choice to be made by each soul”  (1538-1).  One set of choices may lead to growth, transformation, and ultimately happiness, and the other may lead to further problems, frustrations, and personal difficulties.”

 

Linda Howe speaks to what the records are and what the records are not in her book on the How to Read the Akashic Records.  The records are:

  • Available to all who seek them. Religious affiliation does not affect a person’s right to access the Record or to have their Records opened. 
  • From the “Akasha,” a Sanskrit word and meaning “primary substance” – that out of which all things are formed.  The Record is known in every spiritual tradition, For example, in the Judeo-Christian tradition as both “The Book of Life” and “The Book of God’s Remembrance.”
  • Filled with the wisdom and energetic input that can be inspirational and supportive to artists and entrepreneurs,  healers and scholars, and all adults of every vocation and avocation.
  • Supportive in making the fundamental shift from self-reliance to Divine reliance.
  • A blessing made available to us so that we can embrace our reality and enjoy the life we are living.
  • A soul level spiritual resource.  Everyone has a soul.  Everyone has the right to work in the Records.
  • A spiritual support enabling us to have a more conscious relationship with our own soul.

 They are not:

  • Trance channeling. A state of full consciousness is maintained at all times.
  • Religion, or favoring any particular religion.
  • Fortune telling, or for manipulation of people or events.
  • A fish pond of fascinating stories about past lives.
  • Phenomenal, sensational, or creative visualization.
  • A contest.  Everyone works at their own perfect pace.
  • A substitute for human relationships or community support.
  • An opportunity to escape ordinary life and the human experience.

I am documenting these situations as we move forward in our own personal studies of the Akashic Records and how to get involved as a ‘service’ to others, with their permission.  Our methods will be to move as a group into the Akasha answering questions, doing meditative exercise and most importantly documenting what we find as a group. Everyone gets something from this; we find that each person, during meditation in the records brings back added information that is very helpful, whereas Edgar Cayce brought back the specifics in detail to answer questions.  We need the group to do that.  We will be learning how to know when our ego and our own editing is interfering and move forward with greater clarity, understanding the language of the Akasha.  My goal in all of this is for each training group to form their own service as a group and help others who might find the information rewarding and healing.

Far Journeys   Robert A. Monroe

The Edgar Cayce Primer, Discovering the Path to Self-Transformation by Herbert B. Puryear, Ph.D.

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records, The Book of Life by Kevin J. Todeschi

How to Read the Akashic Records by Linda Howe

 

 

 

 

Reading the Soul  — In Depth Study of the Akashic Records — Part Oneakasha_by_elreviae-d6g5ugh

By Gwynne Mayer MA

 

Many years ago, at the age of three, I began a journey into the unknown and found that I lived in a different world that most, an imaginary world, but at the same time one that manifested itself in front of my eyes in a timely fashion.  I am now in my late 60’s and am still in contact with that world, one might call it the fifth dimension or akasha5higher, and one which is defined by the theosophists of old, the Akasha.  During my studies over the last sixty years, I have blended what is found in the personal and collective unconscious with the training I have had in Jungian and Gestalt studies as well as Theosophical and Biblical philosophies that reveal ancient truths. I have practice meditations, sittings and extensive dream work to gain the meditative state in order to be able to denote whether or not I am in the Akasha. The following is for a class I did in the fall of 2010.  Hope you enjoy.

 

 

 

 

The term ‘Akasha’ comes from a 6000 year old Sanskrit language which means ‘hidden library’.  This ‘hall of records’ is a ultimate library that records the everything that happens in the world and beyond; it records events, the lives of the soul from the beginning of time and the connection to all things past, present and future.  The word, Akasha, is derived from two ancient Tibetan or northern Indian words.  “Aka” means space, storage place, or repository, and akasha3“Sa” means sky, hidden, or secret.  A simple translation of “Akasha” is “an unseen space or storage place.”  The Akashic Records are, then, a hidden library of records imprinted on the subtle space of the Akasha.   The Akashic Records are believed to have existed since the beginning of the time-space continuum of planet Earth.

 

 

 

These records are open to anyone who has the discipline and connection to the personal unconscious and can meditate, moving into the higher realms of the mind, body and soul.  Many Akashic readers believe that we can do this for ourselves, however the ability to get our ego out of the way and allow for complete and untainted information to come through is difficult at best unless one has disciplined oneself to move slowly and carefully through the higher realms of spiritual connections, and is able to record, tape, scribe these events and check them out in the present reality.  We often come in touch with the Akasha through our dreams, meditations, intuitive thinking, and prayers.  Many might know the Akasha through the study of Edgar Cayce and others who have traveled and documented thousands of Akashic readings.  A list of materials and books which address these readings will be listed at the end of this article.  Reading about these phenomenal connections will be enlighten the reader even further in regards to the Akashic Records.

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The Akashic Records are an energetic imprint of every thought, action, emotion, and experience that has ever occurred in time and space.  The Akashic Records can also be understood as the imprint of all experiences of all lifetime in all realities.  They are an etheric, holographic repository of information for human consciousness for the past, present and potentials for the future.  The knowledge contained in the Akashic Records is imprinted upon a subtle substance called the Akasha, which describes the energy of unconditional and heart-centered love  that permeates and creates everything in the Universe.  It is available everywhere, all the time.  Everyone can access information from the Akashic Records at any time, and indeed we do!  The flashes of intuition and knowing hunches that occur every day are glimpses into the divine wisdom contained in the Akashic Records

 

The Akashic Records contain all past, present, and future possibilities through the vibrations of compassion and joy.  The library records imprints, much like the DNA of the universe.  It contains  a collection of everything that has occurred in the past, and it holds a complete set of information regarding possibilities for the future.  Every individual soul has its own, unique Akashic Record.  The souls of groups, events, organizations, and locations also have a unique Akashic Record.

 

One way to understand the Akashic Records is to envision them as a gigantic library encompassing the entire history of your soul, as well as every aspect of who you are now and all the potentials for your future.  These recordings, our individual ‘book of souls’, are so vast that they could not exist in our physical reality.  They are recorded in metaphor and according to energetic language, existing in impressions and actualities that might include ancient languages, mannerisms, detail and historical information.  One must familiarize oneself with historical and sequential developments that occurred in our written history so that we will be able to language what we see while in the ‘hall of records’.

 

An example of the value of the Cayce readings is taken from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Cayce for those who would like to look more fully into the man who brought the Akasha to life in our lifetime.

 

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The health readings are most numerous, and they involve many alternative health concepts and practices. Cayce described his work in terms of Christian service. People with metaphysical interests have focused on a somewhat different set of topics.

  • Origin and destiny of humanity: “All souls were created in the beginning, and are finding their way back to whence they came.” [Reading 3744-5] The Cayce readings could be interpreted as saying that human souls were created with a consciousness of their oneness with God. Some “fell” from this state; others—led by the Jesus soul—volunteered to save them. The Earth, with all its limitations, was created as a suitable arena for spiritual growth. It could also be interpreted as saying that all beings are born and all will eventually die.
  • Reincarnation: Cayce’s work teaches the reality of reincarnation and karma, but as instruments of a loving God rather than blind natural laws. Its purpose is to teach us certain spiritual lessons. Animals have undifferentiated, “group” souls rather than individuality and consciousness. Humans have never been reincarnationcycleincarnated as animals. He describes a very complex design arranged between souls and God to “meet the needs of existing conditions”, which was a reference to the souls who became entrapped in the Earth’s physical materiality, which was not intended for a habitat of the soul. In There Is A River, a biography about Cayce by Thomas Sugrue, we are told by Sugrue that spirit “thought-forms” stayed near and guided the anthropoid ape which was chosen to be the most ideal vehicle for the human physical race to be created from, and psychically guided their separate evolution into a Homo sapiens species. This contradicts Cayce’s view. In reading (3744-5), Cayce states “Man DID NOT descend from the monkey, but man has evolved, resuscitation, you see, from time to time, time to time, here a little, there a little, line upon line and line and line upon line.” Cayce’s view arguably incorporates and parallels Theosophical teachings on spiritual evolution.
  • Astrology: Cayce accepts astrology on the basis that our souls spend time on other planets (or perhaps their spiritual counterparts) in between incarnations. The position of the planets at our birth records these influences.astrologytitleO
  • Universal laws: Souls incarnated on the Earth are subject to certain spiritual laws such as, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap” karma  or “As ye judge (others), so shall ye be judged.” In Cayce’s belief system, such “laws” represent an aspect of “God’s mercy”, whereby no matter what our circumstances, “He” has promised to guide us in our spiritual path. Cayce said that when you view it from the highest dimension, there is no time and no space, nor any future or past, and that it is all happening in one fascinating expression and that time is an illusion that has purpose.
  • Unknown Life of Jesus: Cayce presented narratives of Jesus’ previous incarnations, including a mysterious Atlantean figure called “Amilius” as well as the more familiar biblical figures of Adam, Enoch, Melchizedek, Joshua, Asaph, and Jeshua. Cayce describes Jesus as an Essene who traveled to India in his youth in order to study Eastern religions, more specifically astrology.
    • Jesus and Christ: Following New Thought precedent, Cayce distinguishes between Jesus and messiahChristhood. Briefly, Jesus was a soul like us who reincarnated through many lifetimes. “Christhood” is something he was the first to allow to be “manifest” through his material life, and it is something which we also ought to aspire towards. Cayce accordingly calls Jesus our “elder brother” and frequently makes reference to the way of the “lowly Nazarene.”
  • Ideals: Cayce repeatedly stresses the choice of an ideal as the foundation of the spiritual path. “And O that all would realize… that what we are… is the result of what we have done about the ideals we have set” (1549-1). We may choose any ideal we feel drawn to. As we attempt to apply it in our lives, God will guide us further, perhaps inspiring us to revise our choice of ideal. The highest ideal, says Cayce, is Christ; however, the readings recognize “the Christ spirit” in some form as the basis for religions other than Christianity.
  • Body, Mind, Spirit: Cayce often invokes these three terms, or their equivalents, to describe the human condition. “Spirit is the life. Mind is the builder. Physical is the result.” (conflation of various readings). The concept has application not only to holistic health but also to the spiritual life.
  • Meditation: While Cayce sometimes described particular meditation techniques of sitting or chanting “Arrr–eee-oommm” the crucial element, he believed, is that of opening up to divine influences. The Search For God books say that “Through prayer we speak to God. In meditation, God speaks to us.” Cayce’s concept of meditation has some aspects in common with Hinduism or Buddhism (the chakras, kundalini) but is most similar to Christian versions of New Thought. The symbolism of the Book of Revelation, he says, is based on meditative experiences.
  • Atlantis refugees peopled ancient Egypt as well as pre-Columbian America. Cayce’s description of Atlantis has much in common with that of Ignatius L. Donnelly. According to Cayce, Atlantean society was divided into two long-lived political factions—a “good” faction called the “Sons of the Law of One,” and an “evil” faction called the “Sons of Belial.” Many people alive today are the reincarnations of Atlantean souls, he believed, who must now face similar temptations as before. It is said Atlantis suffered three major atlantisdestructions, one of which was the deluge. According to the readings, a major source of turmoil was the Sons of Belial’s desire to exploit the Things, sub-humans with animal appendages and low intelligence, and the movements to protect and evolve them by the Sons of the Law of One. The final destruction was the overcharging of the crystal which caused a massive explosion.
  • Egypt: Next to biblical times, the most significant era for the “life readings” was a pre-dynastic Egyptian civilization consisting of Atlantean refugees. Cayce purported to have been an Egyptian priest named “Ra Ta” who built a spiritually-based healing center (the “Temple of Sacrifice”) and educational institution (the giza“Temple Beautiful”). His diagnostic readings and narratives about the past and future were supposed to be a continuation of his ancient work. This civilization also built monuments on the Giza plateau, including the Great Pyramid, and left records of Atlantis in a “hall of records” located somewhere beneath the Great Sphinx of Giza. These readings bear a close resemblance to books by AMORC founder H. Spencer Lewis.
  • Earth Changes: Cayce coined the term Earth Changes (later widely used in New Age writings), a reference to a series of cataclysm events which he prophesied would take place in future decades — notably including the Earth shifting on its axis, and most of California dropping into the Pacific Ocean following a catastrophic earthquake.
  • “Cayce diet”: Major dietary recommendations include the avoidance of red meat, alcohol (except red wine), white bread, and fried foods; a preference for fruits and above-ground, leafy vegetables over starches; and a high ratio (80:20%) of alkaline foods over acidic. One meal per day should consist entirely of raw vegetables. Under strict circumstances, Cayce advocated both coffee and pure tobacco cigarettes to be non-harmful to health. “Food combining” was also a central idea in the Cayce diet. According to Cayce, several food combinations that are contraindicated are coffee with milk or sugar, citrus fruit with starchy foods, and high protein foods with starches. Cayce himself followed very few of the dietary recommendations that were suggested by the readings. According to Cayce, two or three almonds (see Amygdalin) a day keeps cancer away.
  • Dream interpretation: Cayce was one of the early dream interpreters who contradicted Freudian views by saying that dreams can be of many different kinds (including sexual) with many levels of meaning; that lack of interest is the reason for poor dream recall; that only the dreamer knows the meaning of his dream; and that a dream is correctly interpreted when it makes sense to the dreamer, when it checks out with his other dreams, and when it moves him forward in his life.  For further information on dreams visit my website:  http://gwynnemayer.com/category/dreamwork/ 

As you can see the life of Edgar Cayce was devoted to the service of humanity and the information that he received while in a trance state.  This is the end of Part One of this series, other parts of this series will contain the methods to use in accessing the Akasha, meditation, hemi-sync, etc., the information that is presented by the A.R. E. which is the Association for Research and Enlightenment, set up by the Edgar Cayce Foundation, and sample readings given by other professionals in this field.   I would suggest further reading in addition to understanding historical information, world religions and philosophies.

Edgar Cayce on the Akashic Records: The Book of Life by Kevin J. Todeschi

How to Read the Akashic Records: Accessing the Archive of the Soul and Its Journey by Linda Howe

Focusing the Whole Brain: Transforming Your Life with Hemispheric Synchronization  by Ronald Russell

 

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