As an Akashic Records reader, I highly encourage you to go and experience a reading for yourself. Then you can write a judgmental article with some actual personal experience, if you still feel inclined.
I agree that much of spirituality is used incorrectly, but that doesn’t negate the modality in and of itself.
The Akashic Records are real. They have existed from the very beginning and will always exist. They are available to anyone. And training isn’t necessary (although I’d say practice is).
The logical mind makes a mess of the simplest truths around us. That’s why we need spirituality. And why we seek it.
Thankfully, magic does exist.