Hindu tradition maintains that the Akashic records are like a huge library that stores the archives of the soul. Those who study and practice reading classify it as a type of alternative therapy that promotes self-knowledge of the person who consults.

Its reading is not qualified as a divination tool nor is it intended to “predict the future” at any time. Science does not endorse any of these practices as formal psychological therapy, but there are many people who claim to find answers in them. The name comes from the term Sanskrit word meaning 'ether','space', or 'heaven.' According to the Vedas, sacred texts of Hinduism, this is the fifth element. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 90 or visit a local Samaritans branch, see www.samaritans.org for details. In the U.S., call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.