by Dr. Lawrence Wilson

© March 2017, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.


All information in this article is for educational purposes only.  It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.




Embryology is the study of the growth and development of a body while it is inside its motherŐs womb.  The science also applies to the maturation of eggs, and the development of birds and other creatures inside the egg.  However, this article focuses on human embryology.

Conception.  This is when an egg and a sperm join together.  There is a tiny burst of light, and then the creation of a new body begins.

Embryo.  This is the egg and sperm joined together, which grows larger and larger and finally becomes a baby.

Fetus.  This is similar to the embryo, but is a less technical name for it.

Gestation or the gestation period.  This is the time period that a body spends inside its motherŐs womb.

Gestational souls.  These are souls that enter the embryo or fetus very early after conception and assist the process of growth and development.  They are very important for proper development and require excellent nutrition to do their job correctly.  Unfortunately, most mothers today are not well-nourished, so it is hard on these souls.




Embryology is the unifying science because of some rather unusual occurrences that take place inside the womb.  These are:


1. Unifying all of creation.  As the embryo or fetus grows, it repeats the entire story of creation.  It goes through a series of changes during which time it looks like a number of different animals. 

At first, the embryo looks like a fish.  Then it looks like a bird.  Finally, after about three months, the embryo looks like a small human being.


2. Unifying male and female.  All embryos start out looking like females.  They have a vagina, and no penis.  Only later in gestation do some of them change and become boys or men.  This is very important because some people think that women are less important or less smart than men.  The opposite is true.  Men are needed for fertilization, and both sexes are equally important.


            3. Unifying the past and the future.  Embryology is a repeat of creation.  In it we can see our past, our present and our future.  This will be explained in a later section of this article.


            4. Embryology and the 7 system.  Embryology also follows the 7 system, which is discussed in at least a dozen articles on this website.  The way it does so is that the period of gestation of all the animals and human beings occur in multiples of seven.

            For example,  the period of gestation for a human being at this time is about 273 days.  If we divide this by 7, we get 39 weeks of pregnancy.  While not always exactly right, this is the best estimate we have for the correct period of gestation for a human being.

We find that many other animals also have gestation periods that are easily divisible by 7.


The one through seven system of structure.  Another way that embryology demonstrates the 7 system is that the embryo begins as a ONE – one cell that is totipotent, meaning it will become all cells.  This process is called cell differentiation.  The one becomes the many.

Then, a few days later, the totipotent cell divides into two cells.  In other words, it becomes a TWO.

Then, a few days later, the two cells split into three layers called the endoderm, ectoderm and mesoderm.  In other words, the TWO becomes a THREE.  These three tissue layers are the basis of the development of all the body organs and tissues.

The process goes on to seven, fourteen and twenty-one as gestation proceeds.




For the first 12 weeks of pregnancy, the fetus is nourished by the trophoblast.  The word trophoblast literally means to nourish the baby.  The trophoblast is a mass of tissue that grows next to the fertilized egg and burrows into the mother and connects to her arteries and draws out blood that is used to nourish the fetus.

Rarely, the trophoblast overgrows and burrows too deeply into the mother.  This is a form of cancer, choriocarcinoma, that will easily kill the mother and child. 

According to the trophoblast theory of cancer, which is correct, all cancer is like this.  It is trophoblast tissue that is out of control and burrows into the surrounding tissue and destroys it.  Estrogen is the primary chemical that causes this overgrowth.  If this theory were accepted, most cancer would be a thing of the past.  For more details, read The Trophoblastic Theory Of Cancer.

At about 12 weeks of age, however, the trophoblast involutes or atrophies or goes away.  The placenta replaces it.  The placenta looks somewhat like a bloody pancake.  It attaches to the wall of the uterus and it extracts blood from the mother and transfers it into the fetus to nourish the fetus.



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