The aim of this article is to report the results of an Internet-based survey conducted in Japan concerning the four types of children’s memories: (i) birth memories; (ii) womb memories; (iii) life-between-life or prelife memories (memories before conception); and (iv) past-life memories
The Promise: Prenatal Memories of Children, a film produced, edited, and directed by Norio Ogikubo. Published 2016. 1 hour, 43 minutes for the full film and 43 minutes for a shorter educational version.
The purpose of this study is to clarify the possession rate of fetal/infant memory in the womb and/or at birth and to validate its characteristic. A total of 1620 answered questionnaires of the 3601 distributed were returned, giving an overall recovery rate of 45.0%. The possession rates of womb and birth memory were 33.0% and 20.7%, respectively. Parents, too, responded with regard to their own memory from birth, and 1.1% appeared possessing such memory.
Under consideration are the remembrances of several pre- and perinatal experiences by Jessica (pseudonym), during the course of her therapy as an adult. While these events are significant in their own right in terms of their specific effect on her developing humanness, their combined effect constituted a continual assault on her developing sense of a self, and which eventually resulted in a dissociation that caused her to not experience herself as a needing, wanting person; or in her words, as not having a me.
The following narrative is based on notes from a personal meeting between the editor, Jeane Rhodes, and Josep Font in June, 2018. Mr. Font had contacted Thomas Verny after reading his book, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child, requesting an in-person meeting to relate his experience of having lived with intense memories of his gestation and birth experience throughout most of his life.