Good post white! But that is a term for a place. Some people believe it, while other's don't. However the akashic records are seen to be a place where you astral travel too in your deep conscious form, or sleep. Here you can answer questions, ask, and see some of your fitted, or past life.
Although soul memory can be astral travel, or like Eyesoapollo said, a intuition or Daja Vu moment. This can be seen from maybe dreams, or even past life's.
If your a Wiccan, many will too believe in recarnation. This is a way from learning, and is a really good way to express those weird gut moments.