“Sanskrit: 'Space' - used in Madame Blavatsky's Theosophy to translate the old-fashioned idea of the Ether of the Physicists, and in the Golden Dawn to refer to the mysterious Fifth element or Levi's 'Astral Light'. Akasha is the substance of which minds or thoughts are composed, giving rise to the idea of the Akashic Records. It is also the Spirit that animates the grosser Matter of the other four Elements.”—Glossary of Commonly Used Terms in the Western Mystery Tradition


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