The Impact of Prenatal Psychology on Society and Culture by Ludwig Janus

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Sep 2017

As a result of the research conducted by prenatal psychology into psychological and emotional experiences before and during birth, a whole new dimension has been added to our life-history. We are now able to recognize that human cultural artifacts and activities have to some extent always expressed prenatal and perinatal feelings and by doing so have familiarized us with an alien world by allowing us to “ rediscover”  the microcosm of our prenatal life in the macrocosm of the world.

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Bloch, M. (1998). Die wundertatigen Konige (The healing power of the kings). Munich: Beck.

DeMause, L. (1996). Restaging fetal traumas in war and social violence. International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, 8(2), 171-212.

Dowling, T. (1990). The psychological significance of fetal skin activity. International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, 2(2), 145-154.

Eliade, M. (1986). Kosmos and Geschichte (Kosmos and history). Frankfurt: Insel.

Evertz, K., & Janus, L. (Eds.) (2002). Kunstanalyse (The analysis of art). Heidelberg: Mattes.

Ferenczi, S. (1993) Entwicklungsstufen des Wirklichkeitssinnes (Developmental stages of the sense for reality). In: Balint, M. (Ed.). Bausteine der Psycholanalyse (Basics of psychoanalysis). Bern: Huber.

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Irving, M. (1989). Natalism as pre- and perinatal metaphor. Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal 4(2), 83-110.

Janus, L. (1991). The expression of pre- and perinatal experience in cultural phenomena. Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal, 5(3), 203-220.

Janus, L. (1993). The relationship of pre- and perinatal psychology to 20th century art, literature and philosophy. Pre- and Perinatal Psychology Journal, 8(2), 129-147.

Janus, L. (1997/2001). Enduring effects of prenatal experience. (English translation from the original German publication). Heidelberg: Mattes.

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This article was chosen from our archives (Spring, 2002) to generate current discussion on the topic of the impact of prenatal and perinatal psychology on society and culture.

Implantation Journey: The Original Human Myth (Part 3)

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Mar 2014

Abstract: The implantation journey of the blastocyst/embryo is traced throughout its many biologic/embryologic transitions and transmutations. Possible psychological impacts that may arise from early stresses, imprints, and other experiences are discussed. The journeying blastocyst/embryo is sometimes portrayed as a protagonist in the transcript of each human being’s personal past. Events confronted and subsequent coping or survival styles during the journey are examined in reference to adult behavior patterns and belief systems.

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Hansen, W. (2004). Classical mythology: A guide to the mythical world of the Greeks and Romans. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press.
Lefkowitz, M. (2003). Greek gods, human lives. New Haven, CT and London, Yale University.
Simon, C., Dominguez, F., Remohi, J., & Pellicer, A. (2001). Embryonic effects in human implantation: Embryonic regulation of endometrial molecules in human implantation. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 943, 1-16.

The implantation journey of the blastocyst/embryo is traced throughout its many biologic/embryologic transitions and transmutations. Possible psychological impacts that may arise from early stresses, imprints, and other experiences are discussed. The journeying blastocyst/embryo is sometimes portrayed as a protagonist in the transcript of each human being’s personal past.

Implantation Journey: The Original Human Myth (Part 2)

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The implantation journey of the blastocyst/embryo is traced throughout its many biologic/embryologic transitions and transmutations. Possible psychological impacts that may arise from early stresses, imprints, and other experiences are discussed. The journeying blastocyst/embryo is sometimes portrayed as a protagonist in the transcript of each human being’s personal past. Events confronted and subsequent coping or survival styles during the journey are examined in reference to adult behavior patterns and belief systems.

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Lipton, B. (2005). The biology of belief. Santa Rosa, CA: Mountain of Love/Elite Books.
Sayegh, R. & Mastroianni, L. (1991). Recent advances in our understanding of tubal function. Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, Vol.626 (June 28, 1991), 266-275.
Simon et-al. (2001). Embryonic functions in human implantation, (Embryonic regulation of endometrial molecules in human reproduction). Annals of New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 943 (Sept. 2001),1.
Thompson, W. I. (1981). The time falling bodies take to light. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press.
Wiklund, N.P., Samuelson, U.E., & Hammarstrom, M. (1991). Adenosine modulation of neuroeffector transmission in uterine smooth muscle. American Philosophical Society. DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-1716.1991.tb09199.x

Implantation Journey: The Original Human Myth (Part I)

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Jul 2013
The implantation journey of the blastocyst/embryo is traced throughout its many biologic/embryologic transitions and transmutations. Possible psychological impacts that may arise from early stresses, imprints, and other experiences are discussed. The journeying blastocyst/embryo is sometimes portrayed as a protagonist in the transcript of each human being’s personal past. Events confronted and subsequent coping or survival styles during the journey are examined in reference to adult behavior patterns and belief systems.
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Bradford, N. (1998). The miraculous world of your unborn baby. Chicago, IL: Contemporary Books. Davis, J. (1999). The diamond approach. Boston, MA: Shambala Publications, Inc. Edinger, E. F. (1972). Ego and archetype. New York, NY: Penguin Books. Hansen, W. (2004). Classical mythology: A guide to the mythical world of the Greeks and Romans. Oxford, NY: Oxford University Press. Lipton, B. (2005). The biology of belief. Santa Rosa, CA: Mountain of Love/Elite Books. Moore, K. L. & Persaud, T. V. N. (1998). Before we are born essentials of embryology and birth defects (5th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company. Nilsson, L. (1990). A child is born (1st ed.). New York. NY: Delacorte Press/Seymour Lawrence. Pert, C. (1997). Molecules of emotion. New York, NY: Scribner. Thompson, W. I. (1981). The time falling bodies take to light. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press.

The Origin of Anxiety: A Synopsis

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Dec 2002

For thousands of years, in all developed societies throughout the world, mothers have been separated from their babies-as an emotional adaptation to a life of alienation. The first advanced civilizations which can relate this to us are the Sumerians-and their successors the Babylonians. Five thousand years ago they developed the cuneiform writing system and then recorded the oldest stories in the world. I understand their mythology as the 'great dreams' of these peoples.

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BIBLIOGRAPHY

Renggli, Franz 1974: Angst und Geborgenheit. Soziokulturelle Folgen der Mutter-Kind Beziehung im ersten Lebensjahr. Ergebnisse aus Verhaltensforschung, Psychoanalyse und Ethnologie. Hamburg. (*Anxiety and security. Socio-cultural consequences of the mother-child relationship in the first year. Findings from behavioral research, psychoanalysis and ethnology.)

Renggli, Franz 1992: Selbstzerstorung aus Verlassenheit. Die Pest als Ausbruch einer Massenpsychose im Mittelalter. Zur Geschichte der friihen Mutter-Kind Beziehung. Hamburg. (*Self-destruction due to Abandonment. The Plague as an eruption of a mass psychosis in the Middle Ages. On the history of the early mother-child relationship).

Renggli, Franz 2000: Der Sonnenaufgang als Geburt eines Babys. Der pranatale Schlussel zur agyptischen Mythologie. Eine Hommage an den hollandischen Religionshistoriker Bruno Hugo Stricker. (**The sunrise as the birth of a baby. The prenatal key to Egyptian mythology. Homage to the Dutch historian of religion Bruno Hugo Stricker.) In: The International Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Medicine, Band 12:365-82.

Renggli, Franz 2001: Der Ursprung der Angst, antike Mythen und das Trauma der Geburt. Dusseldorf. (*The origin of anxiety, ancient myths and the trauma of birth.)
Renggli, Franz 2002: Tracing the Roots of Panic to Prenatal Trauma. In Brooke Warner (Editor): Panic: Origins, Insight and Treatment. Berkeley, California, North Atlantic Books.
Franz Renggli, Ph.D.

This paper is the first synopsis in English in which the author, Franz Renglli, introduces the major themes of his scholarly work published in German in 2001: Der Ursprung der Angst, antike Mythen und das Trauma der Geburt (The Origin of Anxiety, Ancient Myths and the Trauma of Birth). The German edition was published in Dusseldorf. Correspondence to: Dr. Franz Renggli, psychoanalyst and body psychotherapist, Nonnenweg 11, 4055 Basel, Switzerland. Email: the_nyfelers@bluewin.ch.