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About artificial insemination

How can artificial insemination, which means fertilisation without sexual intercourse between two partners of opposite sexes, take place?

Every normal process in life occurs in such copious abundance that its mission can succeed to a certain extent even if all the physical conditions are not present. The main condition for fertilisation is of course the introduction of the male sperm into the female sex organ. The discharge of sperm from the male sex organ - even if this occurs in an artificial way without sexual intercourse with a female partner - can release so much energy of bliss that it can attract a discarnate being's aura and here make a connection or contact with it which can last a certain limited period of time, i.e. as long as the sperm can be kept alive by artificial means. By the artificial introduction of this sperm into her sex organs, a female being can in certain cases become pregnant or fertilised. The discarnate spirit's talents for building up an organism can unfold through this newly generated connection together with the organic power in the womb - and the formation of the embryo begins. But it should be noted that this is an exception to the rule and therefore brings about a certain disadvantage for the embryo, namely that the generations of its offspring will die out as they gradually lose the capacity to reproduce and thus become infertile. By avoiding natural sexual intercourse and the culmination of male and female sensual pleasure which it engenders, one sabotages the very source of life. One should not believe therefore that artificial insemination is a blessing or a solution for the future. 

Artificial insemination can be justified to a certain extent among people in cases where a married couple would very much like to have a child but cannot because the man has some sort of sexual defect which prevents him from performing normal sexual intercourse. It can be a good thing that his sperm should be transferred artificially to his wife, who can thereby be fertilised and so the possibility of obtaining the desired child is created. Only there, where artificial insemination makes up for sexual inadequacy, can it be used. In all other circumstances it is to the highest degree an infringement of the law of life.

First published in Contact Letter no. 15/1950
Translation: Mary McGovern, 1985
Published in the English edition of Kosmos no 1/1985

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