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Consciousness Before Birth and Beyond

Thursday, April 12, 2018
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.


Author Jerry Vlcek will introduce and read from Tracking Consciousness Before Birth and Beyond, a newly published account of his memories of life from conception through birth. In poetic and analytic form, the book uncovers prenatal events such as the timing and execution of birth; starting the heart; building the brain and body; learning the power of the life force, and more.

Afterward he will open the floor to dialogue on the eternal questions of who we are, where we come from, and our purpose in life, leading to a discussion of the nature of consciousness, which may include such topics as the beginnings of life on Earth; the sun’s energy manifesting as a life force; evolution as a creative process fuelled by
spirit and innate intelligence; the wave and particle characterstics of quantum events; and the ability of a lifeform to make changes to its DNA based on its life experience. He believes that personality is mortal, whereas the soul, connected to the eternal flame of life in the heart, is immortal.

Jaroslav “Jerry” Vlcek:

Born in a highland valley in Czechoslovakia, Jaroslav “Jerry” Vlcek spent his childhood mostly walking alone and exploring the nature that surrounded him. “School took away my direct knowledge of nature,” he says, but academic success catapulted him to a lifelong career as a research scientist and educator, culminating in a professorship at the University of Toronto, where he worked in the Departments of Applied Physics, Civil Engineering, and the Faculty of Forestry. He is now retired, and lives with his wife in West Vancouver.

Dr. Vlcek joins a growing number of researchers who challenge the widely held view that the emergence of consciousness is post-natal a wholly a function of the maturing brain. In essence he shows that the unborn child is fully conscious, and as such, subject to experiences that have profound implications for subsequent development. This remarkable and challenging account of prenatal consciousness is a “must” read for health professionals and potential parents. His theory of life consciousness that coincides with the origin of life on Earth and his original theory of evolution should be of interest to life scientists, philosophers and anyone on the path of self-realization.

Robert J.C. Harper Ph.D., professor emeritus (Interdisciplinary Studies) Simon Frazer University

Editing Dr. Vlcek’s manuscript reminded me of D. H. Lawrence’s Fantasia of the Unconscious. Then, as I made my way through Vlcek’s prenatal story I began to feel “I remember something like that. That sounds right.” The author has a long university track as a scientist—which boosted my confidence. We could accept the key role of the human DNA in the womb and our experiences to be similar.

Bill Schermbrucker, professor emeritus (English) Capilano University, author of Crossing the Second Narrows

A conscious unborn child “tells” a story of its life, then an educated adult analyses it, seeking its meaning to post-natal life. The book is a treasure of experiential information about the development and function of major body organs such as the heart and brain, and events such as conception and birth and many others. The book has a definite educational value and could be a prescribed reading for high school student.

Vilma Pavlickova, teacher, reviewing the author’s 2008 book, Forgotten Truth Life Before Birth, published in Czech