*57 A Bad Womb is a state of the fetus in the mother's body when it reacts to undesirable substances (drugs, alcohol, nausea from improper diet, illness etc.) coming from the external environment (intake of nutrients through the umbilical cord). Following such a threat, the future child reacts by experiencing an imaginary chemical attack or chemical contamination in the mind. These experiences are latently in the subconscious mind of us all and only arise in conscious life if we turn our attention inwardly (in suffering and in pain, in meditation or in other spiritual exercises). These experiences are then among the first to spontaneously emerge from the subconscious mind, so that they undergo psychological processing and ultimate understanding.