Book 8, part 2. The Rites of Love (2006)
The psychology of Man’s genesis and appearance in the world
In regard to this question, I have to say right off that according to Anastasia’s information, the process of conception and carrying a child — as well as its appearance in the world as a Man — is not primarily a physiological, but a psychological one. It is the highest form of joint creation between a man and a woman. It is the apex of achievement of their thoughts, feelings and intellect.
Initially such an affirmation met with some scepticism on my part, as, indeed, I think, on the part of many of my readers. So I shall reproduce here my more detailed dialogue with her on this topic.
‘Anastasia, how can you say that it is mainly psychological? After all, it’s a real material foetus that develops in the mother’s womb. The woman experiences actual physiological sensations, sometimes even painful ones. There have been lots of popular scientific books written on the subject of carrying a child and its appearance in the world, and these often go into great detail about what a pregnant woman should do, how she should act on a physiological level. When you come right down to it, physiology is primary, after all.”
“Aes, sadly, such an opinion has indeed been thoroughly rooted in human society It means that the principal component of the human self has been either relegated to the background or eliminated completely The result is that people have come into the world who are, in essence, quite the opposite of God’s likeness.
“Think about it, Vladimir: the foetus in the mother’s womb lives and develops not because someone has written a bunch of treatises on the subject, but because this was the original thought of the Creator — indeed, of Nature. To interfere with this eminently perfect process is tantamount to replacing what is natural and perfect by something that is artificial and less perfect.
“The physiology involved in the formation of human flesh was pre-programmed by the Creator and is quite capable of developing all by itself, without bothering the mother or father with a need to control this process.
“On the other hand, the psychology andphilosophy of birth — a process on an immeasurably higher level — is wholly dependent on the mother and father. It is a joint creation by Man and God.
“The appearance of pain at the moment of birth is a sign of an erroneous psychological approach to the birth process on the part of the parents.
“Many, many animals give birth to their offspring in natural surroundings and none of them perish or experience suffering. Nor did the Creator come up with any thought of pain for His most beloved creation, Man. Just as loving parents would never conjure up the thought of pain for their children.
“As she fulfils her highest purpose — that of co-creating God’s Man — the woman who has carried the Divine child within herself receives a reward ordained by the Creator. This reward is the feeling of bliss and the chain of joyful ecstasies during labour, but certainly not pain. Quite to the contrary, the process of giving birth to a Man should be a joyful and pleasant one.
“It is Man himself, deceived by the occult sciences and sug-gestions from the dark side, who by his own intrusion has made childbirth painful for the mother and a fatal shock for the baby”
“What’s this about a shock, Anastasia — a shock fatal for the baby at that? The baby just gets born.”
“Yes, it gets born, but it does not understand why it is being so rudely torn out of its pleasant and perfect Space and why its mother suffers and experiences pain. The mother’s pain occasions untold mourning on the part of the child.” “What, is it possible for a mother to give birth without any pain at all?”
“Not only is it possible without pain, but with a supreme and most pleasing joy and delight!”
“You know, Anastasia, our modern medicine is equipped to do just that — it can guarantee an almost painless childbirth with the help of anaesthetics.”
‘Anaesthetics can lessen the mother’s physical pain, Vladimir, but they increase the mental pain for the infant, since anaesthetics cut him off from contact with his mother. Such a state instils in him fear and a lack of self-confidence, which continue even into adulthood, even into his most advanced years. They prevent him from being born again.”
“But why does something like that happen?”
“When a Man is living in his mother’s womb, he feels a coziness there — he feels comforted, cared for, peaceful. On the physical plane his needs are completely met. He is free of the problems plaguing Man in everyday life, he is allowed to experience the whole order of the Universe.
“Over the nine months all the information about the mar-vellous order of the Universe, about Man’s purpose right from the beginning of creation, is imparted to him.
“The world he knows inside his mother’s womb is vast and marvellous.
‘And then all of a sudden, something rudely tries to thrust him out of this world of supreme grace. Every woman knows: this means the labour has begun — an inevitability, or so it seems — and hence people do not think about the effect it
might have on the infant. Few women in today’s world realise that they do not have to frighten their baby — on the contrary, they can caress their child during labour, talk with it, express their thoughts to it, invite it to be born into the world. And this need not be accompanied by any sensation of stress or pain.
‘After hearing the call of his mother and father, the child will perceive the labour contractions as a caress — an invitation to make his appearance of his own free will, to explore a world that is brand new to him.
“To be born of his own free will — that is an indication of great and extraordinary significance. All the information imparted by God during a birth like this will be preserved in him.
“When the woman experiences fear over her labour, this fear is felt by the child in the womb.
“When the woman experiences pain from her labour trouble and has thoughts only for herself, the child in the womb experiences double the amount of pain. He feels abandoned, and, above all, helpless and defenceless. Such feelings are harmful, and they are lasting. They wipe out the information the child has earlier received about the grand Creation, since they are in contradiction to it. In this kind of birth, the child feels for the first time in his life that he is not the master of the Universe, but a worthless nonentity, subject to some kind of external forces.
“His body is born, but the spirit of mastery and of a kind creator is not born in him. Such a Man will not become the likeness of the Divine. A mere slave of some other entity he will remain, and he will try his whole lifetime to free himself from slavery, but in vain.
“Earthly tsars, presidents, along with their bodyguards and service staff, are likewise the slaves of circumstance. They think they are deciding something of importance, and try to make their life a happy one, but life for them only becomes
more and more unhappy and hopeless, like the ever deeper blackening of both the air and the water.
“This thought of hopelessness suggested at the birth by pain, interferes with human society’s ability to make the right decisions.”
“Yes, Anastasia, a birth like that presents a very scary picture. Maybe that’s why some women today opt for a Caesarean section? That would prevent something like that from happening, eh?”
“It still happens. One could hardly explain such a procedure as the birth of a Man — it is more like a routine operation. Who is thereby causing the Man to emerge into the world — the mother, who has not given birth to the child, or the surgeon, who has torn the foetus out of the mother’s body?
“The infant, who has not yet appeared in the world, suddenly loses contact with his mother and, consequently, with the whole order of the grand Creation. Then he is forcibly torn from the womb. What for? Whereto? And why so rudely? And why is he not in charge of anything himself? The whole world crashes before him!
“People believe a child is born into the world, while he, at the moment of birth, feels himself forlorn. And while it seems as though this infant Man has thrived, what has remained alive, in fact, is only his flesh. He will try to use what paltry remains he can reclaim of his spiritual substance to search for his Divine self throughout his life. And for this only his father and mother are to blame.”
‘Anastasia, as I understand it, it is on the women and on the way they carry and birth their children that the whole future of their offspring, not to mention the future of human civilisation, depends. Is that true?”
“Yes, it is true, Vladimir. But no less — in fact, in equal measure — does human birth depend on the men, on the fathers.”