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Sounds of Silence

By:  David Deschesne

Editor/Publisher, Fort Fairfield Journal

October 7, 2009, p. 2

A revolutionary form of subliminal programming has been developed and could be possibly employed on us right now, without us being aware of it.

The human mind is a very powerful and mysterious part of the Creation. It is estimated that we only use 10 percent of our mental capacities for conscious thought and awareness, while the other 90 percent functions in the background as “subconscious.”

The subconscious part of the mind is the motive force behind most of what we think, feel, believe and understand. It is also responsible for the day-to-day ‘mechanical’ functions of heartbeat, breathing, digestion, and general metabolism.

Over the past 100 years, marketing analysts and psychologists have been perfecting the use of so-called “subliminal” messages as a way to affect human behavior either via post-hypnotic suggestion, or the more covert sub-audible message cues.

In the early days of sub-audible messages, a masking sound of either ocean waves, light jazz music or waterfalls would have the subliminal message “buried” within the audio either on record, tape or CD. A circuit was designed that either increased or decreased the volume of the subliminal message as the masking sound increased or decreased so the subliminal message’s volume was consistently a few decibels under the masking sound. That way, all the listener heard was the ocean waves, jazz music or waterfall and wasn’t really aware of the subliminal message encoded within it.

This method worked fine for quite some time and was employed in self-help tapes designed to help the listener lose weight, stop smoking, break bad habits, or to have some other positive effect on their personality or lifestyle.

The drawback of this form of subliminal message system was that a masking sound had to be present and as such, could either disturb the people within earshot, or annoy the listener with the monotony of a steadily repeating audio source (like hearing the same song fifteen times a day on the radio).

Now, a new technique for subliminal messaging has been developed called by many Silent Sound Spread Spectrum (SSSS).

SSSS is based on technology patented by Oliver Lowery in 1992 called Silent Subliminal Presentation System (SSPS).

SSPS is a brand new, highly covert form of subliminal message processing in that it does not require any masking sound at all. In fact, the subliminal message is designed to play in the audio frequencies without the listener even knowing it’s there.

The way SSPS works is similar to the way radio stations transmit their waves through the air and a radio receiver receives and turns those signals back into music or voice that we can hear and understand. However, instead of using radio waves, SSPS uses audio waves within the range of human hearing.

Lowery showed that a high pitched audio wave could either be Amplitude Modulated (AM) or Frequency Modulated (FM) just as a radio station does with radio waves. That AM or FM audio wave is then be received by the eardrum, acting as the antenna, and decoded directly by the subconscious.

Because the audio wave is in the upper end of the audio spectrum, most people wouldn’t consciously hear it and even if they did, it would simply be a faint, high pitched sound. The modulating of the wave can not be consciously heard or understood by the conscious mind, but is directly inputted to and understood by the subconscious.

The new technology is commercially available in the form of self-help tapes and CDs from  SSPS is used in Brainspeak’s Brainstorm Silent Subliminals and Brain Stream self-help products.

Brainspeak produces special CDs that “transport you into a new mental realm where your unconscious, effortlessly, reprograms to positive silent affirmations” and are available for those seeking prosperity, higher self-esteem and weight loss.

Their CDs use Lowrey’s patented Silent Subliminal process that records voice affirmations on a powerful, inaudible ultra high audio frequency carrier. The encoded affirmations “provide a life enhancing environment for work, study, meditation or entertainment.”

According to’s website; “A March 23,1991 Reuters news release from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, attributed the deserting of Iraqi soldiers to the first known military use of the new, high tech type of subliminal messages referred to as ultra-high frequency ‘Silent Subliminalsby secretly programming Iraqi radio stations with patriotic Iraqi music, embedded with subliminal messages encouraging a peaceful surrender.”

Silent Subliminals have also been associated with implanting artificially created EEG signals directly into the brain to make the listener feel certain emotions such as happiness, anger or fear.

Since the SSPS signal can be much louder than a masked subliminal, while remaining virtually unnoticeable, the technology can be developed commercially for businesses who wish to effectively plant subliminals to either discourage shoplifting or entice their customers to spend more than they were planning to simply by playing the subliminals over their in-store speaker systems.

While it was technically difficult to broadcast a frequency or amplitude modulated audio wave over a frequency modulated radio or TV signal in the past, the advent of High Definition TV will allow a much easier broadcast medium for the subliminal format since the information is all digitally encoded. The U.S. government has taken an active interest in making sure every home in the U.S. has a digital-ready television and has also passed a law that requires all television stations to transmit in the digital format exclusively.

Skeptics of the recent televised address of Obama to the nation’s school children cite it as a potential Silent Subliminal delivery system. While it is not certain whether or not the televised address actually contained SSPS technology, it is plausible that any radio or television signal could be so-equipped without the listener being aware their subconscious mind’s thoughts and emotions are being programmed.

There is specialized test equipment available to engineers to test audio signals to see if they contain silent subliminals, and even decode them, but the equipment costs thousands of dollars.

The best way to make sure the television and radio programmers aren’t “programming” you is to simply stop listening to them by turning the power switch “off.”