In The Mother’s Signature, Dr. Bernard W. Bail, M.D. describes with amazing clarity and insight his discovery, gleaned through sixty years as a psychoanalyst, of how our unconscious through our dreams reveals the process by which we become who we are.
Using his groundbreaking psychoanalytic method as a time machine allows Dr. Bail to travel to the very beginning of mental and physical life. The dreams of his patients have led him to explore the mother’s unconscious impact upon her embryo, fetus, and infant. What Dr. Bail has discovered is that the mother’s unintended projections of her unconscious feelings into her infant’s nascent being become the seeds that determine the destiny of the child from birth until death.
All things have a beginning, and the beginning of the mind is found in its formation within the mother. How could a mind not be influenced and formed by the force that creates and nurtures it? Nature by definition passes on the patterns of the mother into the child from the very moment of conception. This very core process of nature would affect the mind as much as it affects the body.
Dr. Bail, a psychoanalyst and philosopher, offers a theory of mind that offers us the possibility of living a rich and meaningful life. He has found that the development of higher consciousness takes place in the unconscious, and that the route to the soul emerges through the analysis of dreams. This integration of body, mind, and spirit brings us a profound understanding of the human endeavor and a vision of a better life for the individual and a better world for humankind.
The seeds of all mental, emotional and physical illness in our corporeal existence begin in the womb and the mother's unconscious imprint distorts our lives before we have even begun to live them.
“Our unconscious is our universe, and we have to accord it a vastness we may not always be able to comprehend as perhaps we cannot always comprehend the vastness of our physical universe.”
- Bernard W. Bail, M.D.