International Conference, Oct 2019

“Spiritual Perspectives on Creating a Conscious Humanity” October 18-20, 2019

Insightful deliberations on various aspects of Prenatal Education

Co-Convened by
Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
and Birthing the New Humanity

October 18-20, 2019, Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry


It is commonly accepted now that humanity is going through an evolutionary crisis. There is a continuous striving to discover or re-discover approaches, practices and methods to bring about an upliftment of consciousness in the human individual and collective. In this regard, let us remember that a conscious change in the human birthing can be an important and undeniable way to enable the creation of a conscious humanity.

Conscious conception and conscious pregnancy have the potential to transform the essence of the human population in a matter of few generations. For this to happen, we need to have a deeper understanding of the entire process of conscious creation of a being – from pre-conception to pregnancy, from prenatal education to childbirth, and from postnatal care to conscious parenting.

These topics have been dealt with in great detail in Indian tradition; several of our ancient texts and scriptures have deep insights which must be given a wider recognition and dissemination for the purposes of educating the larger community.


The ‘International Conference on Spiritual Perspectives on Creating a Conscious Humanity’ brought together in one forum a rich diversity of insights, perspectives and approaches from several wisdom and medical traditions that highlight a deeper and spiritual understanding of consciously co-creating and parenting from pre-conception to early childhood development.

Significance of the Theme

“True maternity begins with the conscious creation of a being, with the willed shaping of a soul coming to develop and utilise a new body.” (The Mother, CWM, 2:157)

The ancient Indian seers and thinkers gave much importance to prenatal education. In modern times, both the Mother (1878-1973) of Sri Aurobindo Ashram and the Bulgarian mystic Master Omraam Mikhael Aivanov (1900-1986) have taught that education begins before birth. This includes not only the education of a child, but also the education of a mother, because a woman is also born as a mother from the moment she consciously prepares herself for conceiving a child.

In addition to understanding the important role of the mother and father prior to conception as well as during pregnancy and childbirth, there is also a need for providing adequate resources and support for the true empowerment of the mother during childbirth. 

The journey from conception to childbirth, from becoming a new mother to parenting is often a life-changing and growing experience for a woman, as well as a man. But this can be even more deeply transformative with the help of conscious prenatal, postnatal and parenting related educational process.

Indian tradition has always maintained that pregnancy should be by choice, and not by chance. A strong need for the mental, spiritual and physical preparation of the mother-to-be for the momentous event of childbirth has also been recognized. This wisdom has found its echo in many cultural and spiritual traditions across the world, including modern science.

Modern science now also proves that the period from pregnancy to age 3 is the most critical, when a child’s brain grows faster than at any other time; 80% of a baby’s brain is formed by this age. For healthy brain development in these years, children need a safe, secure and loving environment, with the right nutrition and stimulation from their parents or caregivers. This is a window of opportunity to lay a foundation of health and wellbeing whose benefits last a lifetime – and carry into the next generation. (World Health Organisation, 2018)

Indian tradition is enriched by significant stories that speak of the significance of the right prenatal education in preparing a conscious individual and humanity. From the well-known stories of Ashtavakra and Abhimanyu in the Mahabaharata to stories of many great souls of the present age, we are awed by the beauty and wisdom of how consciously they were brought into the physical world.

Many modern spiritual masters across the world have spoken of the deep significance of conscious creating of a being through willed conception, conscious pregnancy, right prenatal education, conscious childbirth and conscious parenting. Our aim is to highlight these and several other related insights and perspectives through this conference.


Dr. Julie Gerland and Dr. François Gerland Co-founders of Birthing the New Humanity® will be conducting a ONE-DAY workshop on Monday, October 21, 2019 at the same conference venue.

Birth the Change® Change the Birth:

“The way we were conceived, our time in the womb, our birth and early years have left deep sub-conscious imprints on our lives. This determines our experience of our environment, or universe, as either hostile or loving. During this experiential workshop you will have the opportunity to heal and transform limitations stemming from these early experiences. You will learn how to use Quantum Communication to step into your power, harmonise difficult or seemingly impossible relationships and live a fulfilled life.

Following topics were introduced:

  • Becoming conscious of one’s own sub-conscious parental programming
  • Having the chance to change limiting parental programming
  • Connecting with powerful inner resources for healing and empowerment
  • Understanding the role of parenting and its life-long subconscious imprinting on a child
  • Having the tools to effectively heal and improve relationships even with people who have passed on or are otherwise unreachable
  • Becoming able to use Quantum Communication to live empowered lives and succeed

Drs. François and Julie Gerland are pioneers in very early parenting. They share their lifelong passion of integrating mind, body and Spirit consciousness, how to transform suffering into Self Realisation and bring about a thriving world for all. In their 33 years together the magic of man woman polarity added a powerful dimension to their discoveries, taking them further into the integration of spirit and matter to understanding the leading-edge art of the creation code.   

Since 2006 they represent NGOs at the United Nations advocating for the lifelong effects of the primal period from preconception to age two sharing their life-long experience in the field of very early childhood development from pre-conception.

They are the co-founders of Birthing The New Humanity® and Birth The Change® leading-edge education to inspire and transform health, wellbeing and empowerment. Their programmes contribute directly to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.