Subliminal messaging has existed since at least the 1950s. The best part is, someone has done a great job of making sure any talk of subliminal messaging is sure to be classed as conspiracy theories.
The best way to deceive someone is by pulling deception in broad daylight, while everyone’s watching and as openly as possible
If you have been reading about subconscious reprogramming, then by now, you must be aware that belief systems are held inside the subconscious part of the brain. You must also know that belief change is possible by altering pre-existing beliefs. Such alteration of belief change has been prevalent in our society for at least the last 7 decades if not longer.
Subliminal messaging has been most often linked with mass media advertising and television programming. Several citizen researchers have gone above and beyond to identify numerous examples of subliminal messages hidden in plain sight through television commercials, children’s cartoon serials and even packaging of products.
The idea behind subliminal messaging is to induce certain subconscious mind-sets through the use of images and words, or both.
Subliminal messaging can be implemented in various ways. The most commonly used method is to use sound waves to the brain, which have been known to induce specific thoughts or a feeling.
They are often touted by TV shows as a form of subliminal advertising that induces feelings of relaxation and wellness, or sometimes, invokes a darker side of the human psyche. Here are a few examples of how subconscious messaging is used in advertising.
First, lets consider a few positive implementations of subliminal messaging.
Notice the Black forward pointing arrow? The subconscious mind perceives that as “Forward Moving”, something that is very fitting for a brand handling freight and logistics.
Then, in 1999, a study published by North, Hargreaves, & McKendrick posited that when researchers played music in a liquor store, they found a startling result. On days when German music was played, German wine outsold French wine. However, the reverse happened when French music was played
Now let’s look at some rather sinister examples of how subliminal messages have been used in television programming for a much more sinister agenda.