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Infiltrated by Backmasking and Subliminal Messages - Part 1

Updated on February 19, 2017

What is backmasking or backwardmasking? Does backmasking really exist? And are there different kinds of backmaskiing for different purposes? If it does exist, does it matter? We will look at these and other questions in an effort to expose what much of the music industry is about.

There will always be the nay-sayers, so I let you to answer the questions based on the information provided. This is not an attempt to persuade or argue my position. The purpose is to expose the facts from which you can draw your own conclusions.

Because of the nature of this article many videos will be included. I hope you will be able to take the time, and watch and listen carefully.

The History

It may be good to look at a little history of backmasking. It all began with Mr. Thomas Edison in 1877, and his new invention, the phonograph. He noticed that when the recording was spun backwards music could still be heard. In 1878 he came to the conclusion, "The song is still melodious in many cases, and some of the strains are sweet and novel, but altogether different from the song reproduced in the right way."

The basic principle has not changed much over the years. Recording devices and technology have changed tremendously, but the ability to play a song backward has been constant over the decades.

Aleister Crowley

Aleister Crowley took it a step further in his 1913 book Magick (Book Four). He taught that an occultist was to train himself to speak and think backwards.Crowley was known as The Most Wicked Man in the World. There is no denying Crowley especially hated Christianity, and as a satanist, did everything in his power (and that of the underworld) to destroy Christians and their belief system. That becomes important information as we look at this business of backmasking and subliminal messaging. His influence was, and is far reaching.

Crowley in his service to satan focused on the backward side of things. He said in Magick (Book Four), one must “. . .train himself to think BACKWARDS by external means, as set forth here following.

  • Let him learn to write BACKWARDS. . .
  • Let him learn to walk BACKWARDS. . .
  • Let him. . . listen to phonograph records REVERSED
  • Let him practise speaking BACKWARDS. . .
  • Let him learn to read BACKWARDS. . . ."

Notice especially the third point - "Let him. . . listen to phonograph records REVERSED." This was a practice of Crowley, and was passed on to the many he mentored.

Crowley - the Mentor

Who did he mentor? The music industry is filled with his influence. Consider these examples.

  • Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson said: “… we’ve referred to things like the tarot and ideas of people like Aleister Crowley.”.
  • Marilyn Manson in Misery Machine says this, “We’re gonna ride to the abbey of Thelema.” The Abbey of Thelema was the temple of satanist Crowley. He also said that Crowley was on of his favorite authors.
  • David Bowie references Crowley in his Quicksand, as he says on his album Hunky Dory, "I'm closer to the Golden Dawn. . ." a reference to Crowley imagery and secret societies.
  • Ozzie Osbourne pays tribute to Crowley in the song, Mr. Crowley, - ” “You fooled all the people with magic. You waited on Satan's call . . .Mr. Crowley, won't you ride my white horse. . . ." Crowley considered himself the antichrist. It is the antichrist who rides the white horse in Revelation 6.
  • Daryl Hall of Hall and Oates is another Crowley junkie. From his mouth - “I became fascinated with Aleister Crowley . . . I was fascinated by him because his personality was the late-nineteenth-century equivalent of mine - a person brought up in a conventionally religious family who did everything he could to outrage the people around him as well as himself.”

  • The Beatles fell under the spell of Crowley and satanism. Notice the picture to the right. John Lennon in the bottom right is openly showing the satanic hand sign declaring his allegiance to satan, but what about Paul McCartney at the bottom left. Oh, that's the "okay" sign, right? We should know that the "okay" sign represents a triple six (666) in satanism. Both are going on record as being linked to satanism. So how does Aleister Crowley fit in?

The Beatles openly admitted that the cover of their 1967 Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album was in fact meant to represent a wall of their heroes. Guess who's in the back row? You got it - Mr. Crowley.

Time will not allow us to go into detail with the many other rockers Mr. Crowley has influenced, but allow me to name a few: The Eagles; Led Zeppelin, Red Hot Chili Peppers; Mick Jagger; Fields of the Nephilim . . .and the list goes on and on and on,

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Aleister Crowley and Backmasking?

So why all this information on Aleister Crowley? Because it was he who first gave birth to the idea of backmasking; to sending secret messages backwards. But I also want us to see the evil behind the man. It is this evil that in many ways still exists in the music industry. It was Aleister Crowley and his philosophy of life that became the impetus of backmasking in music.

I know many will disagree, but the truth remains that much of today's music is evil when listened to forward. Today's music in so many ways is used by the devil to promote his agenda, We will look at some backmasking examples, but the reality is that the music is dangerous without being played in reverse.

You don't believe that certain songs are detrimental when played forward? Consider this example by the Bouys entitled Timothy from 1971. It's quite possible you never heard the song before, but in Central Pennsylvania it was quite popular. I still remember going to high school dances and hearing the song blaring over the sound system.

The reason it was popular in Pennsylvania? Centrral Pennsylvania is mining country. The lyrics told the story of three boys trapped in a mine when it caved in allowing only water enough for two and nothing to eat. To get to the point, the story ends with two of the boys eating Timothy. Even in 1971, this perverted twist of canibalism made it to the airways.

Different Methods of Backmasking

So why reverse? There are no doubt many reasons. Much of Frank Zappa's early material contained backmasking as a way to avoid censoring of his material. Sometimes it is just used as a marketing tool. Sometimes it is a tool of the devil. Do not tune me out just yet. Do your best to remain open to the possibility.

There are several ways backmasking can be employed on a song. The first is intentional. The recording played forward sounds of gibberish, but when reversed a message is given. The gibberish is actually a reversal of what was originally recorded Such is the case in Pink Floyd's Empty Spaces. Notice in this example that the backmasked side is spoken in recognizable English.

There is also phonetic reversal. The Grass Roots song, Live for Today, becomes yadoT rof eviL when spelled backwards. Phonetically it becomes ya dot r of e vil - a daughter of evil. Could it be that the truth of this particular seemingly innocent song could be linking hedonism with evil. Remember, that the theme of the song forward is just as evil, but we tend to overlook that.

The modern day focus of backmasking probably began with The Beatles. Remember that they were devotees of Aleister Crowley. Anyone who listened to The Beatles in the late 60's no doubt remember the Paul is Dead rumors. The Beatles played off this with several backmasked messages. The most notable of The Beatles backmasked messages was found on the song Revolution Number Nine. Listen to it backwards as John Lennon can clearly be heard to say, "Turn me on, dead man."

Listen to the link below as Ringo Starr proudly announces, "My god is really stubborn."

The most dangerous kind of backmasking is that which is demonically fueled. In this kind of backmasking there is no connection between what is said forward and replayed backwards. The backward line is a totally different voice imitating the vocalist. If you were take the lines forward and spell them backwards they would not even remotely resemble each other. This is what we will look at in Part 2.

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Never heard of this. I listened to the link but it didn't sound like the Beatles to me. I know many groups did things just to bring attention to themselves to make money, like Alice Cooper is nothing like he appears and of course he is not an Alice. Ozzie Osbourne was always a lost cause and I personally did not call what he did music but amazing enough I have heard he is finally getting help for anyone knows he needs it. I pray John and George got to know the Savior before they died. I loved their music and it didn't say anything to me bad. My Sweet Lord by George is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. (Although he didn't write it) I have never liked crashing symbols but I guess I better try to since I think the scriptures teach there will be those in Heaven.

      I know the devil tries to take all good things and make them bad so nothing would surprise me but if Jesus is in our heart I think we are safe from these things.

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      PlanksandNails 3 years ago from among the called out of the ekklesia of Christ

      Hi Lifegate,

      Music is definitely a conduit for back masking, but speeches too.You might be interested in this video clip, quite convincing.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gjMHJ8Y90s

      Engaging article, look forward to Part 2.

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      I've heard about this many times, but didn't know what it was called. I'm not ready to form an opinion as to whether or not this type of message is as dangerous as one which would be transmitted at a subliminal level when a recording is played in the usual manner. I used to ask myself if it really mattered what was said when a record was played backward because I never did that. I bought the record for the actual song, not what I might hear playing it in reverse. You mentioned that some people train themselves to talk and read backward so those people might hear the message on a record even when it's being played correctly. What about the rest of us? Is there a chance we're hearing the message even if we don't realize it because our brains are, in some way, also hearing the reverse? I don't ask these questions to try to destroy your theory about the dangers. I honestly want to know so I can form an educated opinion.

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      Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, there is no doubt about Crowley being evil and truly a Satanist and against Christianity and many of the most influential music artists were influenced by his teachings. As a teenager in the 70s, I certainly loved all of the bands popular at that time. I never listened to anything backwards. My husband has that Beatles album and Crowley is surely on there no doubt. I have watched a lot of documentaries on Crowley and it is scary stuff to know how many he influenced with his teachings.

      Interesting hub.

      God bless,

      Faith Reaper

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Jackie,

      It's out there for sure, Although I do think there is an overemphasis on it. People begin to hear things that aren't always there to be heard, but there is strong evidence that many of these "rock stars" using backmasking to their advantage. The rock industry is an industry given over to satanism and the occult, so backmasking is just a by-product of that. Thanks for taking time out to read.

      PS - The backmasked voice doesn't sound like the forward voice so you wouldn't be able to identify anyone in reverse (as in the case of not sounding like the Beatles).

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks for stopping by, PandN. And thanks for sending the link. I'll check it out. Have a great Sunday!

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks for stopping by, PandN. And thanks for sending the link. I'll check it out. Have a great Sunday!

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Sheila,

      I don't think anyone actually buys a record to listen to it in reverse. Backmasking is a subliminal technique which means that it never registers in the conscious, but in the subconscious. That's where it's processed so we don't even know it's happening. Over time however, our attitudes and beliefs begin to change without us even realizing it.

      There is intentional backmasking and then there's a system that's far more dangerous that can erode our very being. I hope you'll be able to stop by for Part 2 because that's what we'll be looking at then. As always, thanks for the visit and for taking the time to comment.

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I noticed you said you never listened to anything in reverse. That's a good thing. The danger is that even though we don't hear the message going forward, our subconscious picks it up at a level we don't consciously perceive. It enters our brain even as we are unaware of it, and a seed is planted. Glad you were able to make the trip, and I thank you for doing so. Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight!

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      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh, OK well thanks, like I say I have never heard of it but again, satan will get into all he can. Interesting subject.

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Jackie,

      I think the reason people don't hear of it is because satan wants to keep a secret. You can find much on the internet and there's a lot of youtube videos out there if you search for the right thing. A lot is just as you said, for promotion, etc. But there is a dark side to it and I'll be addressing that in Part 2.

      Oh, I forgot to mention that George Harrison's My Sweet Lord was a song of praise to his Hindu god Krishna. During the chorus the backup singers are chanting Hara, Hara Krisna. I can hardly believe it but a "Christian" radio station in our area used to play it, but they filtered out the Krishna part and overdubbed it with Halle, Hallelujah. Still praying for your health.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Bill, the youth department in my church has been issuing this warning for years. The kids imitate their idols in promoting Satanism without even being aware. Very important and useful presenttion here. Thank you!

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      What a fascinating read! I've just written a poem called " Say It Again ", which comprises two poems in one when one reads it from bottom right to top left.( I think some cultures in the Middle-East read in such a fashion ).

      I'd appreciate if you would take a look at it at your discretion to see if it is ' dodgy ' or not, though the premise ( based on fictional characters ), is about a woman who spent ten years in a relationship who gave her love to said relationship but was rejected; the reverse of the same verse is about the same man who realizes his folly in rejecting her love, now in regret, but with hope of reconciliation still remaining; kind of like a love/hate situation. Your opinion would be appreciated, and if you think that in your honest evaluation that it may be subversive, I'll be happy to take it down.

      Received a book about a certain rock band last year for my birthday; it was quite blatant about its negative spiritual standpoint and went straight in the bin!

      You've certainly provided food for thought and am off now to review my music collection to trash those with a detrimental or harmful content.

      Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

      Peace & Goodwill;

      R.Q.

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      You're quite welcome MsDora. And glad to hear of a youth group that takes a stand against a hard issue especially with young people. I'm always glad to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by,

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      My goodness, Romeos. I read your poem. How did you ever do that? That was great. I think that the use of subliminals and backmasking is to secretly affect our thinking. You were straight forward in your explanation and weren't trying to hide anything (at least that I know of - lol) . I don't see it as anything sneaky or subversive, but rather an art form that shows your true ability. Thanks for pointing me to your hub!

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      PandN,

      I listened to your link. I've heard that before, but this recording was much clearer. There are some comments I'd like to make about it so, I'll post the video in Part 2. Thanks for sending in the link.

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      Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

      Well that is somewhat of a relief to hear. Had to check when I saw this truthful Hub of yours, as becoming an unwilling participant to the erosion of the sensibilities of youth is certainly to be avoided; seems to be so much of that around already to combat as there is. To be unwilling to assess and accept that it is possible for one to be deceived by the veneered arrogance of false confidence would, in of itself be akin to a kind of deception of sorts.

      Thank you for taking the time and trouble in checking, which I sincerely appreciate and would be delighted to follow your Hub articles in order to keep up with your present splendid work( and any which you may be willing to share in the future ), which is informative, awakening uplifting and encouraging.

      Enjoy a marvellous day and thank you again for your blessings which I hope are poured into your lap in flowing measure by God Almighty.

      Yours, in Christ Jesus,

      Paul ( R.Q. )

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      sheilamyers 3 years ago

      Lifegate: Thanks for pointing out that we hear the messages at the subliminal level even if we haven't trained ourselves to think in reverse. I'm looking forward to reading the next article on the topic.

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Paul,

      I was really impressed with your poem, Forward is one thing, but then to turn it around like you did is quite another. Thanks for the "follow". I'm returning the favor.

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      You're quite welcome Sheila. Part two will be ready shortly. Hopefully it will give you more insight into the topic.

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      Tamarajo 3 years ago from Southern Minnesota

      Interesting article. So disturbing. It's bad enough with the obvious evil of music let alone the hidden stuff.

      Interesting that I read Bob's article on the power of music from a godly perspective and yours on the power of music from an evil perspective. Music is powerful.

      Most seem to think we are unaffected by such things but I disagree. If back masking were not influential in some way why did they bother to do it? And even if it didn't influence why would I want to listen to an artist that finds pleasure in deception and evil.

      I was disappointingly surprised to see Darryl Hall on the list of Crowley fans. Also surprised how many know about this and will continue to listen.

      Thanks for the interesting information.

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      You're welcome, Tammy. I think people don't really get the harm it can cause, and so they don't take it seriously. I have to admit, some backmasking isn't really clear, and it may just be the power of suggestion, but then again the real stuff is there to bombard us subtly - the old serpent is still alive. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment.

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      Robert E Smith 3 years ago from Rochester, New York

      It is a shame that kids are so often encouraged to rebel. Over the last generations since the baby boomers, parents just shrug their shoulders because they think music is an outlet in the same way music was for them in their youth. But in fact times must get worse to prepare for the end when Anti-Christ steps on the scene. Nothing surprises me as far as evil is concerned. Owning the hearts and minds of the youth is great power because the youth have the energy to invest and money to make huge dents in the moral fiber of the country. And parents will sit back and say, "We rebelled too and we turned out okay. Let the kids be kids. It's a phase, let them alone!"

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      William Kovacic 3 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Bob,

      You certainly showed the other side of music in your last hub. It's not per se, but who is controlling, and who are they controlling? I liked your last line, "We rebelled too and we turned out okay. . . . ." I wonder, did we (in general, not you of course)? Thanks for the visit and adding to the conversation.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      I found this hub very interesting, in-depth, and very well-written. I voted every choice, but Funny.

      Keep up the great work and keep the truth in print.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Glad to have you stop by Ken. I appreciate the encouragement and intend to keep the truth going. Thanks again for the visit.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      My pleasure. I love hubs about music that I remember and grew up on and in. I am 60 years old, but have the heart of an 18 year old.

      Keep the truth going, friend and I will comment and vote UP every time.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hello again, Ken. I grew up with the Beatles and then into the 70's. If those songs were corrupt, how much more corrupt are the songs of today? I'll do my best to keep the truth going. Thanks for checking back!

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate, my new and trusted friend,

      Check out Queen's most-successful studio work if you like backmasking. And not all, but some of Zeppelin's best LP's.

      And I will be your supporter even if we both fall through the nearest Time Gate which is nothing more than an upgraded rabbit hole.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Ken,

      Yes, Queen has a lot of backmasking in their work. And of course, Led Zeppelin is the "king" of backmasking. I just heard not too long ago that the number one most requested song of all time (Stairway to Heaven) and the number two song (Hotel California) both are soaked in backmasking, and both deal with a one way trip to hell. Just thought that was interesting what people are calling the best in music. Thanks for the trip.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      I enjoy your replies/comments as well as your writing. I promise. This is my last question for the night: Do you think there is a distinct connection with backmasking and the Satanic "church?"

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Yes Ken, I do. But not necessarily in every instance. I do think backmasking is satanically fueled. Whether the backmasking is intentional or not, it's there to deceive, and deception is satanic, but maybe not directly connected to the satanic church.

      That being said, groups like Led Zeppelin and The Eagles have direct ties to the church. You can't really be a performer today without tying into the occult. A quick glance at YouTube videos bares this out. Everyone from Katy Perry to Taylor Swift to Kesha, and even some so called "Christian" music has been tainted by the occult.

      The occult owns and controls the music industry. You can't reach the level of success many do today without being involved. It's not a matter of talent, but how sold out you are to the devil. The more sacrifices you do, the more you are "blessed". I know a lot of people don't want to hear that, but it is nevertheless true. They may not all be affiliated with the actual church of satan, but they have sold their souls to satan.

      I don't know if you have read part 2 to this series, but here's the link if you would like to check it out. It may answer your question more clearly.

      https://hubpages.com/entertainment/Infiltrated-by-...

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      You are an interesting person and writer.

      And your points are clear and well-presented. Katy Perry started out singing in her church, but she is one along with Swift, that I cannot tolerate, oh yeah, Blake Shelton . . .no way would I buy their products to see what they are saying.

      And too, could backmasking also be a clever marketing tool to get curious teens to buy their records?

      I know that sounds like a naïve stump, but it makes sense to me.

      Thanks for such an interesting hub. And great friendship and following.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Sure. I do think backmasking is a marketing tool. There's a difference between studio backmasking and demonic backmasking. In the late 60's and early 70's, most of the bands were backmasking in the studios, and then letting it be known so the kids would buy the album and try to fund it.

      However, true backmasking comes from satan and can easily be distinguished from the studio version. Either way, they're being led away from the truth of Jesus Christ, and His purpose for their lives.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      I too, am a born from above, believer in Jesus and I do not want to appear ignorant, but how can Satan be put on an LP? Is this a sensible question?

      I have the Beatles white album, and on my old stereo I had in high school, I played Revolution 9 backwards, and it said, "turn me on, dead man," over and over. And that went with the death hoax that was instigated to sell more vinyl. The voice was actually George.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Ken,

      If you search for John Todd on YouTube, I think you'll find some of your answers there. He is a former Illuminati in the rock music industry, He is now out and is a born again Christian. He is very enlightening.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      Thanks for the lead.

      But since meeting you, I have learned a lot about the unseen world of backmasking and the satanic-connection. I will keep myself aware of your hubs and will write you soon.

      Until then, if you pray, pray for my family.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Yes Ken, I'd be glad to pray for your family.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      "Thank you so much for the prayer for my daughter." May God bless you with large measures of happiness, joy, and peace of mind.

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      cristina327 2 years ago from Manila

      Great information Lifegate. THank you for sharing this. Remain blessed always. REgards.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Cristina,

      It's great to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and share your comments.

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      cristina327 2 years ago from Manila

      I posted this article in my Facebook Timeline so my Facebook friends will be enlightened. God bless you and your family.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks Cristina. The more that know, the better!

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Cristina,

      What name do you use in facebook? I couldn't find you.

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      cristina327 2 years ago from Manila

      Maria Cristina Santander. You may add me.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks, Cristina.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      Oct. 12, 8:15 p.m., cdst

      Hey, lifegate,

      Nothing pressing. Just wanted to drop in and say hi and urge you to keep up your fine hub - writing.

      Peace to you and yours, my talented friend.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Ken,

      Thanks for the visit.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      It is my pleasure to visit you for I always learn something.

      Question: How far back (in the music business) would you estimate the backmasking has been happening?

      And if, say it were discovered as far back as 1950, what, in your opinion, would be why it started this early?

      I will wait for your answer.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi Ken,

      This may not be the final word, but the earliest backmasking I know of was on the 1966 Beatles album, Revolver. George Harrison's guitar solo is played in reverse. The Beatles used much backmasking in their music, both instrumentally and vocally.

      I think the main purpose of intentional backmasking was two-fold. 1.) It became a vehicle for musical expression, and 2.) it sold records as people would buy the records to try to discover the hidden messages. These were all intentional efforts on the part of the musicians. It's the unintentional, demonically fueled backmasking that is especially dangerous. Hope that helps some, and thanks for asking!

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      Thanks for your timely-response.

      So when you get the time, just for fun, see if you can find an old Elvis Presley or Jerry Lee Lewis record and put it to the test. If you do find something, keep me posted.

      Hey, we might be onto something here.

      Just do not let it leak to the ytiruceS dnalemoH.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      If you do a youtube search you'll find some supposed Elvis and Jerry Lee clips. Not sure they've not been tampered with, but check it out.

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      Thanks, friend. I am frequently on YouTube and I will do this. I am always seeking a cover-up or consipracy.

      Wonder if you or I could win a Pulitzer Prize for an expose hub?

      Something to think about.

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Go for it! :)

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      Kenneth Avery 2 years ago from Hamilton, Alabama

      lifegate,

      Oops. I meant to say, "YOU AND I," to win a Pulitzer!

      Not just me. I do not want you to ever thyink that I am about selfishness or narcassism. Okay?

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      William Kovacic 2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Okay - it never crossed my mind!

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      sujaya venkatesh 16 months ago

      very interesting

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      William Kovacic 16 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Thanks for stopping by, sujaya venkatesh. Hope you can catch part 2.

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