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Âkâsa

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Âkâsa, or Akasha, is equated with the element of air and is a term denoting pure spirit. It is sometimes referred to as “the breath of god” or “ether-space,” incorporating sound in its qualities. The Ramayana, II. 110. 5 makes Brahma spring from this ether. Âkâsa is called the fifth cosmic element; the subtle spiritual essence that pervades all space. The Bhagavad-Gita says that prakriti (primal nature or substance) manifests in eight portions: air, earth, fire, water, ether (âkâsa), mind, understanding, self-sense.

Sources:

Gaskell, George Arthur: Dictionary of All Scriptures and Myths. New York: Avenel, 1981
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