Akasha is a term from Sanskrit and means "ether"- "sky" or "universe".
In the Vedas, "ether" describes the fifth element, besides fire, water, air and earth, which permeates and contains all other material, non-material and metaphysical elements.
Swami Vivekananda describes Akasha as "the omnipresent, all-pervading presence".
According to Indian mythology, the Akasha is the womb that gives birth to all physical manifestations, and in which they are withdrawn.
Indian mystics refer to this womb as the Akashic Records. It is considered a universal field of information, similar to Jung's concept of the collective unconscious.
In the early 1900s, Nicola Tesla, the father of modern communication technologies, united science and the Akashic Records. He identified an information field as the center of the universe and compared it to Akasha - the heaven-space-ether.
Shortly thereafter, discredited, voices have recently been raised to reintroduce what Ervin Lazlo called the A-field, the Akashic Field, into the fundamental fields of the universe.
Ervin Lazlo: "The classical scientific picture of the universe has been shown to be flawed. The original "stuff" that makes up the universe is energy, not matter, and space (...) is filled with virtual energies and information.