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“The Anlage of All Fear”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

Let’s consider that the baby in the womb has, at some level, a sense of awareness of about seven months – some five thousand hours, that’s some three hundred thousand minutes!

And how many of those minutes is the amygdala at peace – and how many in a state of alarm?

That’s where the work of our civilization must start, for there is the anlage of all future fear – including the birth still to come, and the inevitable traumas of the first year, all the time of primal trauma.

A society of peace must start there – in the womb.


Mothers & Mothering,