Visual Subliminal Messages

Visual Subliminal MessagesVisual subliminal messages are designed to be unnoticeable by the conscious mind, yet still perceived by the subconscious mind.

They are not consciously recognized because either the subliminal messages are camouflaged or presented so quickly that there is insufficient time for them to be comprehended.

The purpose of using them is to bypass the conscious mind and submit messages directly to the subconscious mind.

The reason for doing this is to influence the subconscious mind and introduce positive changes in a person’s beliefs and consequent behaviour.

Visual Subliminal Messages – Static and Dynamic Types

Dynamic visual subliminal messages are commonly presented as short text messages flashed at regular intervals on either a computer monitor or television screen.

The messages are presented rapidly, repeatedly and their content based on a particular subject of interest. In most cases, display of the subliminal messages is controlled by a computer software program.

The subliminal messages appear only for a fraction of a second so that the brain perceives them but there is no conscious awareness of them.

A static visual subliminal message is usually embedded within an unchanging viewable image. In this case the messages are visually masked so that there is no awareness of them. These images may be presented on a display screen or even in printed media.

In both static and dynamic types, the hidden message is masked by another more visually dominant image. This masking image is designed to act as a distraction so that no conscious attention is paid to the subliminal message.

Origins of Visual Subliminal Messages

Origins of Visual Subliminal MessagesMuch of the original interest in using subliminal messages is based on an incident in 1957 at a New Jersey drive-in movie theater involving James Vicary, a marketing promoter.

He stated that by inserting images of soda and popcorn into frames of movie news reels, he observed a substantial increase in the  sales of both.

This became the basis for the controversial legendary effect of subliminal messages, even though there was at that time no real interest in what they were or how they could influence behaviour.

There was also no understanding of the differences between visual and audio subliminal messages.

In spite of the fact that Vicary later admitted his evidence was fabricated, he was highly instrumental in making subliminal persuasion a topic for public discussion and research.

Without him having done so, efforts in pursuing the effects of subliminal messaging may not have begun until years later.

How Visual Subliminal Messages Work

Both static and dynamic visual subliminal messages have one common characteristic. Although termed visual, they are ironically designed not to be recognized, but only perceived by the subconscious mind.

How Subliminal Visual Messages WorkIn the case of a static image that contains a hidden subliminal message, the message may not be noticeable even if it is viewed for many hours.

The subconscious mind has a much greater ability to understand the message.

Dynamic visual subliminal messages are presented as short phrases that can appear in any small area of the display almost imperceptibly.

The content of the messages is crucial and there are points that should be observed in creating subliminal messages properly, such as ensuring negative phrases are avoided (e.g. “I will not overeat”).

Video recordings available in DVD, VHS or MPG formats are static and are highly unlikely to contain visual subliminal messages.

However, it is more than possible to create them or modify existing recordings to embed persuasive messages in selective video frames.

In contrast, computer software programs are available that can present dynamic subliminal visual text messages. They are designed to present messages dynamically on a computer monitor without interfering with other tasks being performed.

Although audio subliminal messages are perceived at a slower rate than visual messages, no attention is required by the listener. The fact that the brain is designed to process images more rapidly is an advantage in using visual subliminal messages.

More visual information can be presented to the subconscious mind in a shorter period. The benefit is that it may take less time to introduce the subconscious changes desired, even though attention to the displayed messages is required.

Visual Subliminal Software Programs

Using a computer program to display visual subliminal messages allows other tasks to be performed at the same time, such as creating a document, a spreadsheet, or simply accessing information on the Internet.

Any subliminal software program should include certain features that are easy to use and effective. It should be possible to control the content of the messages, how long they are displayed, and how frequently they are presented.

The producer of the software should also provide various templates for desired goals (e.g. losing weight, self-esteem, etc.). A template contains a list of displayed subliminal text messages.

When selecting computer software that presents visual subliminal messages, attempt to ensure that it has at least all of the following characteristics:

  • Message templates should be provided
  • All messages should be editable
  • Screen presentation should be adaptable
  • Message location should be selectable as either random or static
  • Contrast controls should permit video adjustments
  • Interval timing of messages must be adjustable
  • Duration of messages must be adjustable
  • Characteristics of messages should be modifiable
  • Background music should be available
  • Control of message font size should be permitted
  • How the program starts up should be controllable

Visual Subliminal Software ProgramsVisual messages can be presented faster than audio messages and are considered to be more effective.

This is because the visual system of the brain can absorb more information in less time.

Visual subliminal messages can be pre-recorded on video tape, DVDs or one of the available video file formats such as MPG.

There would be other static or dynamic images presented to mask the subliminal text messages.

These recordings can be replayed repeatedly but you have no control over the subliminal content or how its presented.

You can also choose subliminal software programs that give you the power to control the message content, the background music, displayed images or animations, timing and other features.

Audio subliminal or supraliminal messages do not require that you keep your eyes open. This is not possible with visual subliminal messages and you must be actively viewing the screen in order in order for the messages to be perceived.

For people that spend considerable time in front of a computer this is ideal because it doesn’t interfere with work or entertainment. Another benefit is that since the visual messages are displayed so quickly, other people will not notice that you are doing this.

Background music can always be turned off so that no one will be disturbed by it or you can use headphones. You can also listen to a different audio source that delivers subliminal or supraliminal messages at the same time.

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Subliminal Message Definition - What is a Subliminal MessageBefore considering how to create subliminal messages to help oneself or others, it is important to define exactly what is a subliminal message.

Understanding how and why they can be used to introduce ideas and changes at the subconscious level and affect people in a positive manner is extremely important.

A subliminal message is any type of information or signal that can be presented to the human mind below the normal level of awareness. Subliminal is defined as:

“Not rising above the threshold of consciousness; designed to act on the mind at a subconscious level”. (Webster’s Encyclopedic Dictionary)

Subliminal is derived from “sub” (meaning below) and “limen”, (Latin for threshold).

Subliminal Message Perception and Types

Subliminal messages can actually be heard or seen and are either at a low volume, presented extremely quickly or visually masked.

It is unlikely that there will be conscious awareness of them unless paying extremely close attention. The two major types of subliminals are visual messages and audio messages.

Subliminal Message Perception - Conscious and SubconsciousThe messages are within the limits of physical perception, but below the level of normal consciousness.

If created and delivered properly, they are received directly by the subconscious mind.

Their potential power exists because the subliminal messages are not censored or judged by the conscious mind.

This does not mean that any subliminal message type will be accepted by the subconscious mind.

The messages must be designed, written, recorded and presented in the best way possible.

Unless all of these aspects are addressed correctly, the messages will not be accepted and have the affect on the subconscious that is desired.

The definition of subliminal relies on the assumption that the human mind consists of two major components; the conscious mind and the subconscious mind.

The Conscious Mind and Subliminal Messages

Conscious Mind and SubliminalsThe conscious mind represents normal waking awareness and provides the abilities for reasoning, analysis and focusing on a specific thought as directed.

This is what you are presently using at this moment as you read this article.

The conscious mind has limited memory capabilities which you can prove immediately to yourself by attempting to recall exactly what you were doing one week or month ago.

This can be difficult for virtually everyone, but what the conscious mind lacks in memory capacity is more than compensated by its ability to process information.

The conscious mind also acts as a filtering or censoring agent that will either accept or refuse certain ideas that are presented to it.

If you were to directly suggest to yourself that you were already healthy and wealthy your conscious mind would likely refute the idea immediately.

This is why it is necessary to present messages that bypass the conscious mind and introduce subconscious subliminal messages.

The Subconscious Mind and Subliminal Messages

The subconscious mind is almost the reverse of the conscious mind in that it acts as a storehouse for all the events and experiences encountered throughout a lifetime.

The details of these memories can be accessed and this has been proven by placing subjects into a state of hypnosis and using hypnotic age regression.

Subconscious Mind and Subliminal MessagesThe subconscious is only capable of very simple reasoning and most of what is entered into it is interpreted almost literally.

It is not able to analyze what is submitted to it but is more than capable of remembering it.

This can be either of benefit or detrimental to your well-being and a past experience that had an emotional effect may still influence the present.

If past experiences, either positive or negative remain unaddressed in the subconscious then they may have an effect that is projected into the present.

The subconscious will attempt to maintain the current state of programming for a person.

If they have had past experiences that have programmed the subconscious to expect lack, ill-health, loneliness or many other characteristics, then the subconscious will attempt to keep the person in such a state.

The subconscious will also strive to maintain any present habit, no matter good or bad until it receives new programming. It may also contain defense mechanisms that may make it more difficult for some types of subliminal messages to be accepted.

This is usually dependent upon the personality and the more independent, self-controlling, self-empowered or free-spirited a person is, the more difficult it is for their subconscious to accept change. Fortunately, if the subliminal messages are designed properly, this is reasonably simple to overcome.

Understanding the precise definition of a subliminal message is likely less important than the potential benefits they can provide and instead of debating the definitions or origins, it is likely far more productive to simply focus on how to create subliminals to help yourself or others.

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How Subliminal Messages Cause Changes to Beliefs

How Subliminal Messages can Cause ChangeSubliminal messages can cause change in a person’s subconscious beliefs and help to establish new behaviour patterns by replacing existing negative beliefs with more positive versions.

Subliminal changes can be introduced by using visual or audio subliminal messages in the proper manner over a period of time.

The goal behind the use of subliminal messages is to bypass the conscious mind and submit suggestions directly into the subconscious mind without any reasoning or judgment by the conscious mind.

By being exposed to subliminal messages repeatedly, the expected result is that change is experienced at the subconscious level.

Once this change is accepted into the subconscious mind, a person would act differently without necessarily knowing why. They would feel an inclination to choose one action over another because the subliminal messages had been accepted at the subconscious level.

Changing Old Beliefs with Subliminal Messages

Change Old Beliefs using Subliminal MessagesAs an example, a person may have been repeatedly told when they were a small child that “You will never be rich”, “You will never amount to anything”, or similar statements.

These suggestions can become embedded in the subconscious mind and at an early age.

At childhood, it is very easy to influence the subconscious and regrettably, create beliefs that may be carried forward to adulthood and become core values.

These issues should first be addressed if possible by presenting subliminal messages that gradually remove them and replace them with positive new beliefs.

For example, if a person was accustomed to having a lack of wealth they could have several different types of subconscious blocks such as:

  • I will never have enough money
  • I do not deserve wealth
  • I must work hard for any money I receive
  • Wealthy people are evil

Introducing Change with Subliminal Recordings 

The concepts held by the subconscious could be replaced with the reverse of those in the list above, such as:

  • I always have more than enough money
  • I am deserving of wealth and abundance
  • Wealth comes to me easily
  • It is ok to be wealthy

Introduce Change with Subliminal MessagesMessages subliminally introduced into the subconscious mind can change the actions that a person takes.

The subliminal messages act to enter new programming into the subconscious mind.

Old beliefs and fears are gradually eliminated and replaced by more positive programs.

The result would be that a person believed, felt and acted differently in contrast to their old patterns.

They would behave differently because the subconscious mind would send back signals to the conscious mind encouraging them to seek financial opportunties, control spending and various related activities.

The signals from the subconscious can surface as feelings, desires or even urges to take or not take certain actions. Once the subliminal messages to introduce change are provided, it is only necessary to embrace them to see the positive results.

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How to Communicate with your Subconscious Mind

Communicate with the Subconscious Mind using Ideomotor ResponsesBefore using any type of subliminal method to reprogram your mind, you must be certain that your subconscious mind is in complete agreement with your conscious goals.

Ideomotor responses provide a simple and effective method of communicating with the subconscious to discover unresolved issues.

Most people are painfully conscious of what it is they desire from life and the obvious goals such as money, careers, love, health and various others, but this may still not be sufficient by itself.

There may be hidden subconscious blocks that prevent success because the subconscious mind may have been programmed not to allow certain desires to be fulfilled simply as a method of self-protection.

A person seeking wealth for example may have a subconscious belief that individuals with money are corrupt, deceitful and uncaring.

Unless the reprogramming method used (e.g. subliminal, hypnotic) addressed these subconscious issues, their affect may be minimal and all conscious goals ultimately overridden.

Subconscious Communication using Ideomotor Responses

Learning what subconscious blocks may exist is a vital and important step prior to embracing any self-help method. This means asking important questions and discovering the nature of any subconscious barriers to success.

Ideomotor Pendulum ResponsesPosing a question to the subconscious mind is similar to speaking to anyone else. You first need their attention and must ensure that they understand you.

A simple method is to use a pendulum and ideomotor responses to obtain the relevant answers.
In order to communicate with the subconscious mind it may require some time in order to train it to answer any question properly.

This principle is based on messages being relayed from your subconscious mind to your body through hand movements.

No conscious effort is required to move the hand, and it moves in response to questions properly asked. These unconscious body movements are called ideomotor responses.

How to Use a Pendulum and Ideomotor Responses

The easiest method of applying ideomotor responses is by using a simple pendulum. A small object such as a ring, crystal, stone or small weight is attached to a short piece of string. The string should be about eight or ten inches in length or roughly the distance between your hand and elbow.

Hold the loose end of the string between the thumb and first finger while resting the elbow on a flat surface such as a table. Let the pendulum dangle without consciously attempting to move it.

The pendulum can move in any of the following four directions. Vertically (up and down); horizontally (left and right); clockwise (rotating to the right) or counterclockwise (rotating to the left).

Ideomotor Pendulum MovementEach of these directions can be assigned an answer provided by your subconscious mind. The possible answers are Yes, No, I Don’t Know or I Don’t Want to Answer.

You must now ask the subconscious mind the meaning of each type of movement. Move the pendulum consciously in each of the four directions and then make it stop.
Once it almost stops moving, ask it to move in the yes direction and make note of which way it moved. You may wish to say “My subconscious will now move the pendulum in the Yes direction”. Do this for each of the remaining answers and it is not necessary to speak any words.

Watch the pendulum carefully and focus on thinking about the response that you seek. Think yes for the yes response and do the same for the other answers.
While this is performed you may find that the pendulum moves even though you didn’t ask it to.

Once you have found out which pendulum movements relate to which answers, mark them down. Your responses may have different movements than the ones shown in the diagram.

Training Your Subconscious Mind

You should now begin training your subconscious mind to answer by asking a few questions. Ask about your name, age, where you live or anything you already know the answer to.
Always phrase any question so that it can be answered with a simple yes or no. For example, “Am I four years old?” or “Do I live in North America?”

Asking questions like “What do I want?” or “What should I do?” are too general. You will most likely receive the “I Don’t Know” response.  Make your question more specific and ask for only a simple yes or no answer.

It is best that you write your questions down first, being certain to word them clearly. Keep in mind that your subconscious will take everything you say literally.  You must state exactly what it is that you want to know in order to receive the right answer.
If you keep receiving an “I Don’t Know” response to one of your questions it usually means that your question has one or more answers.  If you still receive the same response after revising your question then it probably means that your subconscious does not know the answer.
The pendulum is only one example of other forms of ideomotor responses but is probably the easiest to master. The questions that you can ask your subconscious are only limited by your need or imagination.

Understanding more about any subconscious blocks to success is important before creating or embracing any type of subliminal message recording. The best way to learn more is by asking an expert, and that would be you.

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