According to Rudolph Steiner et. al., the Akasha Chronicles are a spiritual record of creation, written in the magical ether of Spirit. The Akasha Chronicles become accessible under the correct program of study.
According to Steiner, if one is to be able to "read" the Akasha Chronicle, one must "devote himself intensively to the study of Anthroposophy."
Of the Akasha Chronicles, Steiner says this:
The one who has acquired the ability to perceive in the spiritual world comes to know past events in their eternal character. They do not stand before him like the dead testimony of history, but appear in full life. In a certain sense, what has happened takes place before him.
Those initiated into the reading of such a living script can look back into a much more remote past than is represented by external history; and — on the basis of direct spiritual perception — they can also describe much more dependably the things of which history tells. In order to avoid possible misunderstanding, it should be said that spiritual perception is not infallible. This perception also can err, can see in an inexact, oblique, wrong manner. No man is free from error in this field, no matter how high he stands.
Therefore one should not object when communications emanating from such spiritual sources do not always entirely correspond. But the dependability of observation is much greater here than in the external world of the senses.
- Steiner, Rudolph. Cosmic Memory (Kindle Locations 136-137). Kindle Edition.
- Steiner, Rudolph. Cosmic Memory (Kindle Locations 280-287). Kindle Edition.