The term Akasha has also been adopted in Western spiritualism in the late 19th century. In many modern Indo-Aryan languages and Dravidian languages the corresponding word (often rendered Akash) retains a generic meaning of "sky".
Many people agree that the Akashic records are in the Aethers. There are those like Edgar Cayce who see them as the book of life or the book of remembrance. Some believe the Akashic Records are beneath the sphinx in Egypt. I believe that the Akashic records are found within the soul. It is true that the Akashic records of the Earth exist as well. The soul carries their own history and as I have watched many people wanting to change the history around us, the Universe still has ways to retain these truths where no one can remove or omit the truth of all that has happened.
So, what is an Akashic reading? It is not necessarily a psychic reading but rather access into your own personal records. The lifetime that is revealed provides an opportunity to see and understand more regarding your experience now. Some people want to flip through this experience as if they are browsing a magazine, but it is something very important and should be treated that way. Your soul is very precious and has a great deal of value. As a seer of past lives, I will respect this aspect of you in the way you deserve.