The Death Mother as Nature’s Shadow: Fostering compassion and healing through an evolutionary consciousness
Why might a woman feel ambivalent or hostile to her child? After all, isn’t it natural for mothers to love their children unconditionally? An evolutionary perspective challenges these assumptions. The situations faced by ancestral mothers sometimes made abandoning a child inevitable. Recognising this fosters compassion for struggling mothers today, as well as greater understanding of the trauma carried by their children.