“About a hundred years ago the maverick genius Nikola Tesla revived this idea. He spoke of an ‘original medium’ that fills space and compared it to Akasha, the light-carrying ether. In his unpublished 1907 paper ‘Man’s greatest achievement,’ Tesla wrote that this original medium, a kind of force field, becomes matter when Prana, or cosmic energy, acts on it, and when the action ceases, matter vanishes and returns to Akasha. Because this medium fills all of space, everything that happens in space can be referred to it.
“This insight was not accepted in the science community at the time it was articulated. In the first decade of the twentieth century, physicists embraced Einstein’s mathematically elaborated theory of relativity in which a four-dimensional space-time is the ground of reality; they refused to consider anything like an ‘ether’ that would fell space (the search for a unified field that presumably underlies space-time came later). IN the absence of matter, space was considered a vacuum. Tesla’s insight fell into oblivion. A hundred years later, it is rediscovered.
“Today, the concept of an underlying fundamental substrate or dimension in the universe is general accepted, and the narrow materialism that reigned for more than a century is increasingly abandoned. It has been found that ‘matter’ is a rarity in the cosmos: particles that reflect light and exert gravitation are only 4 percent of the substances that make up this universe. The rest is dark matter and dark energy. Space is a superdense sea of fluctuating energies, and not only of energies, but also of information. As physicist John Wheeler remarked, the most fundamental feature of the universe is information – other physical quantities are more like incidentals. Information is present throughout space and time, and it is present at the same time everywhere.”
–Ervin Laszlo “The Akashic Experience”