I would say from your comments, the conceptions that you have, that you would possibly answer your own questions if you were to look at the full model Tom created where written up on the Wiki. http://wiki.my-big-toe.com/index.php/Th ... _Link_Page
I wrote this up after extensive writing and discussion with Tom. Tom has made no changes nor suggested any changes and it matches Tom's original books with the addition of mathematical references and some additional concepts from so called, pure mathematics, included more explicitly than Tom originally wrote it up. The description of the 'boot strapping' process to conscious does have some more discussion than Tom originally included although ultimately, there is a leap, the bootstrapping, that cannot be fully described and probably can never be described until possibly if we can create consciousness within a PMR built computer and observe the process completely. We simply do not have access to those 'early times' within AUM.
As some kind of explanation of what I just said and how things worked out over time, it makes me think of discussions with a Zen master as described in some of the old records of early Zen historical times. I would spend time over some period and think I had thought of something new. I would explain it to Tom. He would then proceed to show me a reference in his books that covered what I 'added' to his description. So while I did add to his description in terms of making it shorter, all in one place instead of distributed through his books, and more explicit in the sense that some things are spelled out more clearly, it is Tom's model and he has so far chosen to not change anything. It is also without all of Tom's discursive writing for beginners. I would say that it is no more difficult to understand. It does have some precursors in term of ideas, thus Tom's discursions to explain things, that you must have in your experience to fully understand it but it is easier in the sense that there are references to mathematics concepts and an actual published academic paper that will give you an outline of these concepts if they are not already in your mental arsenal. It is not a perfect 'Wiki style' write up at present but that will come with time.
Try reading through it and seeing if the answers are there and then coming back with your questions. For the moment you seem to be thinking in terms of the beginnings of PMR. Yes, those records are there within the data bases that Tom describes. But other things seem to indicate that you mean the very beginning of consciousness for AUM. The model contains the best information that we have for that but we have only indications. What you are referring to as the Akashic records and Tom refers to as the actualized data base did not exist at that time. Yes, there is in Tom's model a description of reality that should imply that those vast stretches of time are still recorded in the LCS structure as a Cellular Automaton based record of the process as it developed. It is not available to us however as IUOCs. If and when you more fully understand the model, you will see why this is so. Simply put, what you call the Akashic records came much later when AUM became AUM as the many NPMRs and later PMRs were created. The arising of Consciousness came much earlier in the development sequence.