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Infiltrated by Backmasking and Subliminal Messages - Part 2

Updated on March 12, 2014

A Brief Review of Part 1

In our last installment we discussed the history of backmasking. It was really the invention of the phonograph by Thomas Edison in 1877 that started it. We saw that he was the first, through his new invention to apply the technique of reversing sound. He said this - "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."

We then looked into the life of satanist Aleister Crowley as he encouraged his devotees to listen in reverse as he said, " . . .listen to phonograph records REVERSED . . . ." We saw his wickedness as he was known as The Most Wicked Man in the World. His evil influence spread to many who have the ability to apply his teachings through the recorded song.

Following the trail of backmask history, The Beatles took Crowley's teaching and applied it to many of their studio recordings. Other groups quickly followed. Backmasking is especially prevalent in the rock music industry,

We also saw that backmasking can be applied in several ways. One way is to record a message forward and then record in reverse, overlaying it with the original forward recording. There is nothing strange or tricky about it. It is just a forward recording played backwards and attached to the original song.

We looked at phonetic backmasking where a short phrase may, when played in reverse, actually make sense as the sounds are reversed. An example might be the word pit. When spelled backward it becomes tip. When pronounced backwards it also sounds like tip. It makes sense both forward and backward. Most of the time this kind of backmasking occurs due to the random sounds of words and syllables as they are reversed. Generally, this kind of backmasking is not planned.

Before we move on to a third kind of backmasking, let me give you our definition for a subliminal. A subliminal refers to any stimuli that is below the threshold of conscious awareness. Backmasking is a subliminal technique in the sense that consciously we are unaware of what we are hearing. Still the subconscious hears it as it bypasses the conscious, and the brain has the uncanny ability to decipher the reversed message. Normally this is not a problem. However, as subliminals are taken into the brain over a period of time, it becomes more dangerous.

Keeping in mind the history and techniques of backmasking in this short review, let us move on to another form of backmasking.

Again, 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.


I will be the first to admit the reverse playing is not always clear. I also know the internet is full or lies and deceit. It is an easy thing to manipulate audio and video to strengthen your own purpose. With that in mind, I will use only the more accepted, and more documented videos with sound - those that over time have become more trusted. You decide.

Backmasking in the Spirit World

There is another form of backmasking in the recording industry. This truly is not a form of backmasking because it is not based on phonetics, nor is it intentionally recorded. There are many songs that appear to give a message when played backward that is completely unknown to the artist. These are not planned messages by the vocalist. They are not phonetic.

What appears to happen is that as a performer gives himself/herself over to the realm of darkness, and demonic spirits take over and sing backwards. Remember that Aleister Crowley taught his followers to talk backwards because that's what the spirits do.The voices of the spirits are not heard while recording, but have been discovered over time.

Michael Jackson - Beat It

I Believe It Was satan In Me

Michael Jackson released his sixth solo album in 1982. Thriller, is to date the highest selling album of all time with between 51 and 65 million albums being shipped worldwide. Out of the nine compositions on the album, seven reached Billboard's top 10. That is a tremendous effort; maybe even a supernatural effort. I do not doubt Michael's talent as a worldly entertainer, but the competition in the music business is extremely cutthroat. It is very difficult to break into, much less sustain a career, much less reach the levels of success that Michael reached. From a worldly viewpoint, he was an extraordinary performer. But was it possible there was another driving force in Michael?

Beat It was one of those seven songs hitting the big time from Thriller. Listen closely and you will hear another voice in reverse.

Queen - Another One Bites the Dust

It's Fun to Smoke Marijuana

Frederick Bulsara passed from this life on November 25, 1991.He died of bronchopneumonia resulting from AIDS. Mr. Bulsara was 45 years old. He was better known as Queen's lead vocalist, Freddie Mercury. Their hit single, We Are the Champions, became the unofficial anthem of the homosexual movement in the 80's.

As well as promoting sodomy, Queen also promoted the use of marijuana, both in forward speech, and backward talk. In the view of Freddie Mercury, "It;s fun to smoke marijuana."

All That Glitters Isn't Gold

If you were around in 1971, you no doubt remember the song Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin. It has been the most played song on FM stations since then. The song which was 7 minuets and fifty-five seconds long was considered too long to release as a single. Still, it became the ongoing anthem of rock.

Boleskine House

It is noteworthy to recognize that Jimmy Page, lead guitarist for the group, purchased Boleskine House. Boleskine House was the manor owned by Aleister Crowley. it was also the location where Crowley gave himself to seek the most wicked spirits to enter his body.

During a period of six months, Crowley performed rituals to seek the control of powerful demons. In this ancient ritual, a specific house had to be used. Once Crowley found Boleskine House he knew it was the right place and immediately began to prepare for his induction into the world of evil spirits.

Possession would take place after the ritual was complete. He described the house he was looking for as "The first essential is a house in a more or less secluded situation. There should be a door opening to the north from the room of which you make your oratory. Outside this door, you construct a terrace covered with fine river sand. This ends in a "lodge" where the spirits may congregate." Jimmy Page was so devoted to Crowley and his teachings that he bought the devilish manor to call his own. Page also experienced the presence of demonic spirits.

Page was very much into occult practices, as was Led Zeppelin's vocalist Robert Plant. Plant acknowledges the that the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven were written under the influence of automatic writing. Automatic writing takes place when one is given over to a spirit guide. Generally, one places himself in a trance with pen in hand and paper on the table. As the spirit guide takes control, the hand begins to write. Without getting into the theology of it right now, just know that the spirit guides are of a demonic nature. The writings are that of the underworld.

That being said, know that is how the lyrics to Stairway to Heaven came about. The words were demonically fueled forward so should it surprise us that extensive backmasking is found on the recording. In referring to his experience with automatic writing, Robert Plant says, "I was holding a pencil and paper, and for some reason I was in a very bad mood. Then all of a sudden my hand was writing out the words, 'There's a lady who's sure all that glitters is gold/And she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I just sat there and looked at the words and then I almost leapt out of my seat."

Demonically Fueled Backmasking

As was mentioned earlier, there are three main forms of backmasking:

  • That which is intentional - that which is recorded forward then applied to the recording backwards. Usually this type is used for marketing purposes; to sell the record.
  • That which is phonetic - not necessarily intention, but by chance when played backwards sounds like a word as in l i v e = e v i l.
  • Demonically fueled lyrics - in this case the backward voice is not that of the of the vocalist, but that of the demon spirit singing backwards as Aleister Crowley taught. This usually takes place over several words, perhaps a verse.

Furthermore in these cases, it is not just a simple reversal of sounds. You might speak the same lyrics and play them backwards and it would mean nothing. However, under demonic influence the message is heard. In other words, a backmasked demonically fueled message is not a result of random syllables coming together or a planned marketing ploy. it is in fact demonic voices recorded unknowingly subliminally underneath the main instrumentation and vocals. You may notice that on some backmasking the backward voice does not sound like the same person singing the forward lyrics. That is because they are the same. One is human. One is not.

Stairway to Heaven has long been known for its backmasking. There are many examples of it floating through cyberspace. I have tried to get the cleanest copy I could find. Listen, and make your own judgment. Also consider the video below that explains not only the backmasking of the song, but the other symbolism as well. This is not an innocent song.

Obama Thanks His Main Man

Lastly I leave you with this. Know that backmasking not only appears in the music industry, but it is all throughout the media. Please listen closely to this last video a fellow hubber pointed out to me. It may shock you, but should it? I think this is what we have come to expect.

. . . so be careful little ears what you hear.


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    • patpoland2004 profile image


      5 years ago

      Furthermore... going on the conspiracy theory side of things... is there a hypnotic trance to the beats (the music being played behind vocals) that goes along with it? And if we listen to it forwards... is it more damaging than hearing it backwards? I mean if I conscientiously know there is this stuff being said subliminally... then my sub-conscious will not need to convert it for me... basically countering the fact that our sub-conscious is processing the information without our knowledge and subtly applying it to our conscious behavior. Basically... I am asking if we already know what they are saying subliminally... when we listen to the song forwards... does that cut the step of our brain trying to figure out what was being said? Can this in anyway strengthen our soul against such evils?

    • patpoland2004 profile image


      5 years ago

      now.... I am curious... With mainstream media using backmasking in all the "top" artists... clearly demonic in origin.... what about other media? News, movies, tv shows... even videos from ISIS.... I have found that the beheading video (the one that got the most attention) if listened to backwards there is a subliminal message... ALSOOOO is it possible for there to be angelic backmasking? The man when he is saying that America has been wrong and all this other stuff (probably against his own will).... there is a clear message when the video is played backwards... very clear, but strangely this has been the only case other than a backmasked sample of Kanye West saying "Please Lord... Save this N***a" in his early work. Since then the backmasking became darker and darker.... His last album he says he is still in the process of choosing a demon.... (when played in reverse). Also I took note that kanye's voice does not change when played in reverse like the others.... as of yet.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      That was an interesting story about your husband Tammy, but I don't doubt the possibility a bit. Subtle - that's the word that best describes satan, and he's very good at what he does. Thank God that He is the power above all else including satan, and through Him we can overcome. Thanks for sharing, and glad for your husband's victory.

    • Tamarajo profile image


      6 years ago

      When my husband was 12 or 13 he was listening to Pink Floyd's "The Wall" at his aunts home and had his very first epileptic seizure while listening to the album. He continued to have random seizing throughout his teen years into young adulthood until he surrendered his life to Christ and has not had one since. It has been about 20 years since then.

      We cannot help but wonder what spiritual component played out in the development of his condition. There has been a bit of backmasking discovered on the album but not exactly sure what it means but I do know that the influence of the band foundationally was sourced in darkness with the founding leader of the band actually going insane.

      Interesting and creepy stuff. Thanks for sharing. I hope many will take it seriously. we really are unaware, for the most part, how influential what we ingest audibly and visibly from an entertainment perspective, can be.

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      He sure does, Faith!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Yes, he certainly has his hands in every aspect and the goings on in this world!

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Absolutely Faith,

      Give those old evil spirits an inch, and they'll take a mile - literally Of course satan is subtle, and knows how to work it, and quite often does, so we must be on guard. It's not just the music. He's in so many different places - like the government. A perfect example is the last video with Obama speaking. Hope you have a great weekend!

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      Faith Reaper 

      6 years ago from southern USA

      Hi Dear Bill,

      Oh, yes, Aleister Crowley, was certainly evil indeed! The subliminal messages are what is so scary as we do not even realize our what our subconscious mind is retaining. We must be ever so careful to not invite evil to enter our lives, for when we open that door, they (evil spirits) will certainly enter!

      Interesting hub

      God bless you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      As I mentioned to Jackie, Romans 14:5 says,". . . Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." If something doesn't feel right or sound right, it probably isn't. Each of us will have to decide what is appropriate for us. Christian music certainly has changed over the years. Much of it is no different than what's being played on the FM stations - just "Christian" words. Still music was created by God and for God. How about this for a guideline? WWGLT (What Would God Listen To). Maybe an ocarina or two?

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      Robert E Smith 

      6 years ago from Rochester, New York

      As I get older, my view of life has changed. I am aware that I have only a "little time" before this body falls off. I have begun to use every day to make a difference for the Lord. I rarely listen to music in which there is singing. I love a solo instrument or instrumentals. I assume that those are not safe either. I sure hope all music is not tainted like this. I imagine the instrumental yoga recordings would probably be effected so where can we find background music for life that is not tainted. It's not like I hate songs about the Lord but as I get up in years the music has changed. Christian music is commercial like everything else is and so I am tired of it. A bit confused as to what a person could listen to that is not dangerous in one way or another.

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      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Actually Jackie I almost went the music route, but God had some different plans, and I'm glad He did. I so enjoy what I'm doing now. Besides arthritis makes it painful to play anymore. Absolutely the Holy Spirit will lead us as we give ourselves to Him, as you say, " I think when you have God in your heart He will tell you what's bad." Thanks for the follow-up and for adding to the conversation.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from the beautiful south

      It is really too bad that you didn't put that talent God gave you to Christian music Bill. Have you ever heard of the group "Love Song" They did the most beautiful (gospel?) music I have ever heard. They were right in the middle of drugs while they were doing this but of course we none knew it and they did all get straightened out and came back to the Lord which had to have inspired that group and their music. I am not arguing about this other stuff up there, singing backwards, but I think we can be blessed by many things. I think when you have God in your heart He will tell you what's bad. I never screamed over the Beatles or adored any musicians, it has always just been the music. Even Bieber, I have only heard one of his songs about Christmas and I love it, but he is a kid and I have no interest in music today anyway but I can't help thinking about a man God loved especially that had a big problem with murder and fornication. ?

    • lifegate profile imageAUTHOR

      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Good Sunday Morning, Jackie. Certainly God does warn about even the appearance of evil (I Thessalonians 5:22) as you mentioned. One thing's for sure, music has a strong pull on our lives. Music is primarily emotion and so it affects us deeply. I can pretty much know the date a song was released because it's connected to certain events in my life. As I remember a song it usually links to an event in my life. There are a lot of good memories I can recall because of music.

      That being said, I entered the world of professional rock music as a guitarist in 1973-1981. My guitar was as much my god then as Jesus is now. The industry is not what we perceive it to be because it is specifically designed to mislead us. Even though there may be some songs that touch out hearts and memories, the industry is wicked, so I chose to get out while I still could and of course, God had other plans. There are many that never did make it out, but found out the hard way (Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, etc.) I see Justin Beiber following in their steps.

      Thinking about Bread, they did several songs which seemed innocent enough including "Everything I Own." They also did some other things that were not quite so innocent - songs like "Tecolote" from of The Guitar Man album,which sang of voodoo and witchcraft which you mention above. They also did the song, "This Isn't What the Governmeant", a rebellious slam on the US government, and "Games of Magic" , a song about an illicit love affair from the "Baby, I'm a Want You" album.

      For me, I feel if I support a song by an artist I also support his lifestyle. But everyone has to make their own decision, but in many ways consider if maybe that does tie in with avoiding "all appearance of evil" - and it's not just Bread. It's all of them. You can't be part of the rock industry and be innocent. They won't let you. There's so much more I could say. Maybe I'll do a hub on it sometime.

      Anyway, as Romans 14:5 says,". . . Let every man be fully persuaded in his own mind." As always, it comes down to individual choice.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from the beautiful south

      I have always stayed away from even the appearance of evil, astrology, fortunetellers and all that because I know from scripture that is what God would have us do, but I just have to be honest with you that so many songs out there speak about life like say David Gate's "Everything I Own" is a song about his dead father and so I am assuming you don't mean just songs about life are sin but like heavy metal and songs out to steal the soul? I just feel anyone who knows God is safe from harm from anything like this. This sort of reminds me of like mind control, I suppose that is possible, I have heard of such but even that would only work in a certain condition, wouldn't it?

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for an interesting and eye-opening second part to your discussion. I've heard a lot of this before, but didn't believe it was so common. Maybe that was because at the time I didn't believe it I wasn't yet a Christian. After reading both parts of your topic, I can see the evil use of backmasking is a reality. While most of the time I listen to the radio now I tune into K-Love (the Christian music station), there are times I listen to rock because that's what someone has on the radio at work. I'll have to be more careful about what I listen to and pray for protection from any evil influences that may be coming my way from the radio.

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      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Hi MsDora,

      It is weird. It was hard to do the research for this hub because I had to listen to the videos over and over again to find the right ones. It does begin to play on your mind after a while.

      Even in the few instances where backmasking is not used, the forward lyrics are just as bad. We as Christians really need to be careful what we listen to. As we're told is Sctipture, "do all things to the glory of God." If a song doesn't honor God forward, we ought not to be listening to it either. That's why I gave up listening to rock-n-roll long ago. It's a lifestyle that worships the enemy. It wasn't the backward stuff. It was the forward stuff that shamed my God. As always, thanks for stopping by.

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      William Kovacic 

      6 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Good analogy PandN, and good points. We must always be discerning about what we listen to. As a man thinks in his heart is what manifests outwardly. Problem is most people (Christians included) don't consider what they hear forward, much less backward. Thanks for stopping by and adding to the conversation.

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      Dora Weithers 

      6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Bill,I had never listened to a reverse play before. I could not listen to the whole thing; it is too weird.

      The other convincing fact, as I have heard it discussed is that the success of contemporary musicians who adhere to these evil influences is so far out of the proportion to those who don't, and to those from the past. The power of evil.

      More prayer for more power of God's protection on us and our children!

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      6 years ago


      I guess back-masking could be likened to looking in the mirror. It is a reflection, or an evaluation of the inward hidden nature of music or speech. We often use rear-view mirrors on our vehicles to see things hidden from direct view to reveal what is already there.

      In the same manner, music and speech when played backwards may reveal what is hidden too. This technology may help as a tool of discernment.

      Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices. - 2 Corinthians 2:11

      I believe Satan employs reverse speech to forward his agenda. Verbal communication is a channel where we broadcast the content of our spirit at a subconscious/ subliminal level whether we realize it or not. Listeners who are tuned into the same channel, or frequency will receive the message.

      The Bible makes it clear that there is power to do good or evil in the spoken word.

      I am convinced and personally aware of the spiritual dynamics and manifestations of verbal communication.

      You are right, we must be careful and be in tune with the Holy Spirit for greater discernment on this important theme.


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