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NEL VOL. 20 1/2
PHILOSOPHY BEHIND SCIENCE

1999; 20:83–90
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The European discoveries in prenatal ethnology
and archeology of the mind

Helga Blazy

Key words:
parental responsibility, prenatal experiences, perinatal
answers, European caretaking of the unborn

Abstract
“On ne connaît que les choses que l’on apprivoise, tu deviens responsable pour toujours de ce que tu as apprivoisé,” Fedor-Freybergh once quoted in an editorial Saint-Exupéry. I remember Gupta quoting an old Indian physician on responsibility of the parents: “The somatic and mental characteristics of the child are predetermined. Valor, health, constitution, and intellect develop in the intrauterine child due to the physiological and spiritual harmony of his parents.” The responsibility is not finished by medical observations or help to make the child become intelligent. I try to bring together some of the many ideas on prenatal life which grew during decenniums in Europe to blossom in sudden or quiet revelations and which are due to functions of the new being and the threefold or manyfold way behind him and his parents.

This paper was presented at the 12th Congress of the International Society of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine: Conscious Birth - The Experience of a Lifetime. London, Sept. 11–15, 1998.

First published in the International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology & Medicine (1998) 10: 429–437.
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