Introduction from The New Akashic Records

This is the Introduction from The New Akashic Records. The first edition of this book was published in 2010 and won the Montagne Medal from the Eric Hoffer Foundation as a book which “illuminates and advances thought.” Because of my legal name change, the second edition came out with my new name as the author. The third edition in 2021 has a new cover. The contents are virtually the same except for typos and corrections from one edition to another. For history: Why I Wrote The New Akashic Records.


I come to tell a story that has not been told before except in tiny bits and pieces across the great expanse of recorded human history. Reaching beyond written history in a way that may seem impossible, I will bring together a variety of perspectives into forms yet unwritten and rarely spoken. I will talk about what we know and how we can know what seems unknowable. I guide exploration of the edges of the universe and float with the rivers of divine energy as they form from the unknowable chaos a reality we call universe, world. My hope is to bring forward new knowledge that you will find deep, personal truth.

For many the journey begins by equating the Akashic Records with the Book of Life as described in various religious texts such as the Christian Bible, the Jewish Torah, and the Islamic Qur’an. Because saying “this is like this” helps understanding that which seems incomprehensible, I will examine the history of the Book of Life as iconic metaphor so that you can understand this comparison at the deepest levels of emotional and spiritual insight. 

Additionally, others on this journey welcome the Akashic Records as being of Hindu or eastern origin. Following this thread, I weave together the western and eastern perspectives of knowing and creation, emphasizing the leading-edge view of the Akashic Records as dynamic, universal source of divine knowing, transcending any one religious doctrine. 

Finally, examining the idea of the Akashic Records as a heavenly library, the steps are laid to move away from a perspective of static pre-recordings of harsh judgment and pre-determined fate toward understanding of the dynamic nature of energy, information, and knowing.

Simply, the Akashic Records are of knowing, healing, and spiritual practice. 

Currently, there are three ways to experience the Akashic Records. The most common is to ask someone so trained to open your Akashic Records for you. You may ask questions and find new possibilities for your life as well as let go of whatever may be holding you back. 

You may also learn to open your own Akashic Records as well as the Akashic Records for others. Opening the Akashic Records does not require any special spiritual or psychic abilities. All you need is the belief that you can learn and that you are willing to let go of whatever may stand in your way.

This is good news. This is not a spiritual practice which only a few gifted people can accomplish. However, working in and with the Akashic Records requires spiritual discipline and understanding. Do not approach haphazardly or cavalierly. Approach with respect for yourself, with flexibility of mind and heart, and with a willingness to learn. The Akashic Records are about truth, compassion, and learning to see beyond limited expectations.

To understand the Akashic Records at the deepest, broadest levels, you must, like I have, learn to let go of preconceived notions. The challenge is to see beyond what you expect to see, to realize that the world we live in is only a part of a much greater whole. Set aside, as best as you can, whatever you may think you know to expand into deepest spiritual knowing. You may think you know what knowing and healing are. However, can you set this knowledge aside, for a moment, to consider new perspectives?

The book you hold is about the Akashic Records; it is not an instructional manual for accessing the Akashic Records. However, through receiving this story, you may become aware of the universal flow of All That Is and will certainly have the opportunity to glimpse from many vantage points the spiritual journey named the Akashic Records.

Years ago, when I was called to prepare myself to teach, the Akashic Records shared with me a new perspective to help others learn and understand the entirety of the Akashic Records. Moving beyond the metaphors of old, this new perspective begins with the fundamental movement of energy, providing a unique foundation for our journey. To understand the Akashic Records, the first step is with the energy of the divine, within a perspective I call Soul Energy Dynamics.

Introduction from The New Akashic Records is from my award-winning book. To get your copy: The New Akashic Records

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Cheryl Marlene, Akashic Mystic, is unafraid of the tough, the raw, and the real aspects of doing deep work. She is the world’s authority on the Akashic Records and consults in the Akashic Records with clients around the world through readings, research, and Akashic Future for futuristic business leaders. Student learn to access the Akashic Records through ZENITH, her comprehensive four-level learning program, and her signature classic, Akashic Records Masterclass. In the field of consciousness, she is known as a futurist, innovator, and master teacher who delivers life-changing lessons with warmth and humor. Her powerful exploration is cutting edge -- providing you with deep insight today to ignite your vision for tomorrow.