The West also have an example of maternal fetal influence like, Alexander.
Philip and Olympias were the parents of Alexander of Macedon (Alexander the Great, later). His mother Olympias, just before her wedding to Philip was solemnized, dreamt that her womb was struck by thunder which resulted in a huge flame spreading everywhere. Philip also dreamt that he was “sealing” his wife’s womb with a lion’s image. The biographer speculated that the dreams suggested that Alexander was the son of the Greek god Zeus. Whatever the reality was, Alexander certainly had heroic beginnings. His conquest of Persia is well-known. He marched all the way into the Indian subcontinent defeating King Porus (Purushottama). It seems that Olympias told Alexander about his divine origin. It was her ambition that made him conquer the whole world and bring it under his rule.
Another example of a high-spirited mother making a great fighter of her son. This story is very similar to that of Shivaji, where the mother’s lofty ideals are infused into the baby and obtain fruition.
Another example is of a Canadian Conductor and Motivational Speaker – Boris Brott who shared his startling prenatal reminiscence with Dr. Thomas Verny (a Toronto psychiatrist and author of The Secret Life of the Unborn Child).
As a young man, Boris Brott, conductor of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra in Ontario, says he was mystified by the unusual ability he had to automatically “play” certain pieces sight unseen.
“I’d be conducting a score for the first time, and suddenly the cello line would jump out at me: I’d know the flow of the piece even before I turned the page of the score. One day, I mentioned this to my mother, who is a professional cellist. I thought she would be intrigued because it was always the cello line that was so distinct in my mind. She was, but when she heard what the pieces were, the mystery quickly resolved itself. All of the scores I knew sight unseen were ones she had prepared for a program while she was pregnant with me, but never had occasion to play after that.”
In short, Boris Brott recognized and automatically played the music his mother, a viola player, had practiced while she was pregnant with him. Incredible!