My co-workers and I were chatting about “subliminal messages” in what we watch on television. One of them shared about Disney (see Neutral Perspective: There are subliminal messages in cartoons and NOT?) movies (e.g. lines and graphic images) and how she’s now more careful on what movies her children watch. I shared about some symbols in Hollywood movies, like the most recent movie I watched-“Inception” (see reviews). A friend of mine shared the following (down below) video and it opened my eyes to why these symbols are placed in movies to “think a particular” way if we don’t be careful..
Subliminal Advertising, from psychologistworld.com
“…A subliminal message is a signal or message designed to pass below (sub) the normal limits of perception. For example it might be inaudible to the conscious mind (but audible to the unconscious or deeper mind) or might be an image transmitted briefly and unperceived consciously and yet perceived unconsciously. This definition assumes a division between conscious and unconscious which may be misleading; it may be more true to suggest that the subliminal message (sound or image) is perceived by deeper parts of what is a single integrated mind. ..”
Even though first efforts to influence consumers via subliminal messages turned out to be a fake, recent studies (e.g. Karremans et al., 2006; Verwijmeren et al., 2011) suggest that under certain circumstances subliminal messages might actually work…”
“In our video, Jonathan Adampants gives a full in-depth analysis of the mind manipulation and NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) techniques utilised by Fox News anchors Sean Hannity and Alan Colmes during an interview with Kevin Barrett about 9/11…”
How The Media Controls Your Mind (Alan Watt) , from youtube.com
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What symbols or hidden message have you noticed in the most recent movie you watch? What do you think they put them there? Do you think if we hear or read something repeatedly, we start acting or thinking that way? Has there been something that was taught to you repeatedly and you started to believe it was true? However, you seek the truth and after gathering some sources, you were finally delivered from this “lie” or “false teaching”? (e.g. Christopher Columbus discovered America) Are you more aware now what you watch or hear from movies or television? What are you doing to do to keep your mind from “hidden messages or symbols”?
Mind Control? The Hidden Messages in Television, crystalwashington.com
“I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I frequently feel overwhelmed with advertisement messages on billboards, television, the Internet, and people’s clothing. It seems that everywhere I turn, there is an advertisement.
One of the most subtle forms of advertising are messages and images in movies and television. To be honest, I never before thought about the positive impact that movie and television messaging could have on society and individuals until very recently…”