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Subliminal Messages

Updated on September 20, 2015

What is Subliminal Messaging?

The mind has two levels; consciousness and subconsciousness. The conscious part of the mind is responsible for logic and reasoning. The subconscious part of the mind is responsible for your emotions and involuntary actions.

Subliminal messages attack the subconscious part of your brain triggering impulses and emotions that your conscious mind can sometimes not comprehend. Subliminal messaging was most prominent in advertising, until it was banned in 1958. The first person to create an advert using subliminal messages was James Vicary, who in 1957 flashed the words "eat popcorn" and "drink Coke", very briefly during a movie. He proclaimed that popcorn sales rose by 58% and Coke sales went up by 18%, however he was never able to reproduce similar results during controlled experiments. This still led the CIA to produce a report condemning the use of subliminal messaging, which led to the government banning subliminal advertising one year later.

Subliminal messaging works by flashing visual images fast enough so that the message is incorrectly analysed by the conscious mind. However our subconscious mind is so powerful, it can read and register the message, then store it as a memory. If you take James Vicary's advert "eat popcorn", its effect imprinted a memory telling people to eat popcorn. If the watcher got hungry during the film then he/she remembered to eat popcorn, as the subconscious mind told the conscious mind that it remembered being told to eat it. This does not work for everyone and it is totally dependent on the suggestibility of the person.

I have created this video to contain subliminal messaging on two levels. The first level is fairly easy to get, however the second level is harder. Feel free to comment on what you feel the video is trying to achieve.

What Is So Dangerous About Subliminal Messages?

There have been numerous reports of subliminal messaging being used to corrupt the minds of people for decades. The most shocking conspiracy is that the Disney Company uses its animations to influence children. There are hidden references in almost every Disney production made, such as this famous scene from the Lion King:-

As you can see it clearly states sex in the stars, however Disney stated it should be SFX.
As you can see it clearly states sex in the stars, however Disney stated it should be SFX. | Source
Here you can see one of the spires looking like a penis.
Here you can see one of the spires looking like a penis. | Source

The Disney company has defended the scene stating it should say SFX - special effects. This could be forgiven if it was not for the front cover of 'The Little Mermaid', which clearly showed the picture of a penis. Disney again commented back stating it was a practical joke by bored animators. This is clear evidence of subliminal messaging, whether it was intended or not it would of almost certainly had an effect on young minds. Billy Ray Cyrus blames the Disney Company for corrupting his daughter Miley Cyrus. Miley Cyrus is one of the biggest stars in the world and her influence caused the 'Twerking' phase, that saw girls as young as 3 years old practicing the erotic dance move.

In 1985, two men from Nevada killed themselves after listening to Judas Priest music. The pairs death was attributed to listening to Judas Priests album 'Stained Glass', which contained lyrics like "let's be dead" and "Do it". Judas Priest was even trialed over the deaths, but the case was eventually dismissed. The full details of the trial can be found here. This trial highlighted the possibility that the music industry could be influencing the mass with subliminal messaging.


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