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In the early 1980’s David Oates discovered, by means of some fascinatingly synchronous events, words spoken in grammatically correct phrases and sentences on a cassette tape containing music which he played in reverse. Some of them were obviously intentionally inserted but the ones that were not sparked an intensive scientific investigation that David passionately pursues to this day. Much has been discovered and much remains to be revealed, but so far, we know that the subconscious mind speaks in reverse within the sound patterns of forward speech. We know the voice of the subconscious speaks only the truth, while forward speech may contain any degree of deviation from the truth. However, the forward speech and the reverse speech will always compliment one another; they will always relate to one another in some way. This relationship has become known as ‘the rule of complementarity’ and it applies 100% of the time.
Within the rule of complementarity are multiple types of reversals.
1.The reversal may agree with the forward spoken words. This is congruency.
2.The reversal may add information to the forward speech. This is an expansive reversal.
3.The reversal may totally contradict the forward spoken words. This is a contradictory reversal. 4.The reversal may contain exactly the same words as the forward spoken words - a mirror reversal.
5.There is also a trailing reversal in which the reversal relates to words spoken forward that occurred prior to the words upon which the reversal actually occurs. A trailing reversal indicates the unconscious is still expressing truth regarding a subject that the speaker has gone past in his/her forward speech.
6.Then there are reversals that actually predict specific future events. They are perhaps the most rare, but they do occur and have proven to be incredibly accurate.
7.There are constant reversals, some of which are situational and some of which are personal. Constant reversals are those that always say the same thing (like America always reverses to "a crime"). Just as people have a personal subconscious, people have personal constant reversals, those that are not part of the collective subconscious. Those which ARE part of the collective subconscious are universally constant. A crime/America is a universal constant. A situational reversal applies only to a specific situation, recording, conversation, or event.
There are also layered reversals; those that piggyback on each other and can be heard correctly more than one way. There are reversal clusters, which occur close together and are all related to a central theme or pattern. David has discovered 8 different, distinct tonalities of reversals, each frequency/tonality level being an indicator of the depth of the subconscious from which it comes, the more robotic sounding reversals being from the levels closest to the threshold of consciousness. The layering of reversals accounts for people hearing the same reversal a little differently. It also explains the echoing, almost whirling sound accompanying reversals. Most people can hear only 2 or 3 tonalities, but with practice it is possible to develop the ability to hear more.
I find it compelling that there are (at least) 8 different frequencies upon which reversals occur, for there are also 8 energy centers of the body, each of which operate on their own frequency and together form a chorus much as notes on a piano form a chord. Could each Chakra/energy center have a voice in the Subconscious?
It is also possible for entire conversations to occur between two people in reverse! This demonstrates that every one of us do hear and process Reverse Speech! The key to accepting this fact is to remember that subconscious = unconscious = unaware! We all speak in reverse, but since Reverse Speech is sourced in the subconscious (right brain), we are unaware of it at the usual conscious level. People who are highly intuitive will get a "gut feeling" about the person whose reversals they are "picking up on" even though they are not consciously aware of the words spoken in reverse. So we see that the two modes of speech (forward and reverse), present total communication. Both are necessary to reveal the psyche. To the extent that a person’s reversals are congruous with their forward speech, that person is operating in a state of integrity. Likewise, to the degree that a person’s reversals are contradictory with their forward speech, that person is operating in a state of dysfunction and incongruity.
Women are usually more intuitive than men simply because women are more in touch with their feelings than men are; thus "woman’s intuition" becomes real because women typically operate more from the right brain (music, inspiration, creativity, day dreaming, tonal inflections and emotions are processed here). Men typically operate more from the left-brain (logic, and analytical processes). It has also been shown that forward speech is formulated in the left-brain. This is why Mel Tillis, who has a severe speech stutter, can sing perfectly.
Babies are born knowing a great deal about survival, but speech must be learned. Babies will have reversals of one or two words as early as 4 months of age, which proves that babies learn to speak in reverse BEFORE they learn forward speech. The two modes gradually combine to form the bi-level communication we all currently use. How many parents have walked the floor with a crying baby, wishing to God they knew what the child needed! Reversals on children are very often mirror reversals, or at least congruent reversals because young children have not yet learned to deny their own truth to gain acceptance/approval. This speaks of their true innocence. However, children learn at an early age and do adopt some of the predominant metaphors of their primary caretakers. David says this is the true meaning of the scripture that states, "the sins of the fathers are visited upon the heads of the children", and I believe it. He calls this process "oral tradition".
Reversals can occur on crying, laughter, babbling baby sounds, on sighs, in applause – just about anything humans audibly emit. They also occur on animals, though this is not well known and would probably be rejected by some simply because mankind regards animals as "lower species". Ah, such arrogance……..
One of the most remarkable revelations of Reverse Speech is that the language of the subconscious, or soul, is metaphoric in nature. Metaphors have been used to communicate complex concepts in every known culture and in all of the known history of this planet. Metaphors use words to invoke imagery so complete as to be holographic in nature.
It has been called the discovery of the 7th sense. The research into this phenomenon has been described as being of "Nobel calibre". It has been featured in numerous publications around the world, and in the United States it became a household name in the late 90s. It is called Reverse Speech, the phenomenon of hidden backward messages in speech. It initially gained worldwide fame in the early 80s as those strange backward messages in rock and roll. Since that time, research has progressed significantly and it is now known to exist in all forms of human speech.
If human speech is recorded and played backwards, mixed amongst the gibberish at regular intervals can be heard very clear statements. These statements usually appear in short sentence form and are nearly always related to the forward speech. It appears constantly throughout language, so much so in fact, that it is believed to be a natural part of our speech processes.
The pioneer and 20 year veteran of this field, Australian David John Oates, describes Reverse Speech as another form of human communication. He states that language is bi-level, forward and reverse. As the human brain constructs the sounds of speech, it forms those sounds in such a way that two messages are delivered simultaneously. One forwards, which is the conscious mind speaking, and the other in reverse, which is the unconscious mind speaking.
The applications of this discovery are exciting. On the surface level, it can act as a sort of Truth Detector as Reverse Speech will usually correct the inconsistencies of forward speech. If a lie is spoken forwards, the truth may be communicated in reverse. If pertinent facts are left out of forward speech these may also be spoken in reverse. It can reveal hidden motive and agenda and other conscious thought processes. At deeper levels, Reverse Speech can reveal thought patterns that are unconscious, including reasons behind behaviour and disease. This information can be used to greatly enhance the therapeutic and healing processes.
Although still a new and emerging field, Reverse Speech is already making its mark felt in many areas. It has been used successfully in business negotiations and corporate mergers as means of providing extra information. In the state of Oregon, it has been used in criminal investigation and its results independently verified by DNA testing in one case.
Reverse Speech has now come back to Australia, where it was initially discovered. If you are looking for a new and challenging career, you might want to consider training and becoming one of the pioneers of this field. If you have an important decision to make or behavioural issue you want address, Reverse Speech may be able to help you too.
THE THEORY OF REVERSE SPEECH AND SPEECH COMPLEMENTARITY.
(1) Human speech has two disctinctive yet complementary functions and modes. The Overt mode is spoken forwards and is primarily under conscious control. The Covert mode is spoken backward and is not under conscious control. The backward mode of speech occurs simultaneously with the forward mode and is a reversal of the forward speech sounds.
(2) These two modes of speech, forward and backward, are dependent upon each other and form an integral part of human communication. One mode cannot be fully understood without the other mode. In the dynamics of interpersonal communication, both modes of speech combined communicate the total psyche of the person, conscious as well as unconscious.
(3) Covert speech develops before overt speech. Children speak backwards before they do forwards. Then, as forward speech commences, the two modes of speech gradually combine into one, forming an overall bi-level communication process.