There is a viral meme going around the internet reminding us the last date of the year turns into a sequence of 123123. You can also look at it in reverse as the launch countdown of 321321 where we are going to blast off into a whole new year. Is it already etched in stone – are we moving perilously to an inevitable mass eschaton? Can we even go back in time to find those comfortable things we agree on? We all are hoping it is not too late to reverse the perverse and hopefully, reach for some sort of new nostalgia in the future. Tonight on Ground Zero, Clyde Lewis talks with the founder of Reverse Speech, David Oates about 123321-321321 REVERSE THE PERVERSE.
In 1984, David John Oates first heard about backward messages in Rock and Roll and a new hobby was born – playing tapes backward. He rapidly became obsessed with this new hobby and by 1987, he had developed his theory of Reverse Speech.
Since that time, David has had an active career now spanning over 33 years, furthering the field of Reverse Speech as his full-time occupation. He has developed new theories and designed therapeutic and training techniques. He has published several books on Reverse Speech, including “Beyond Backward Masking”, “Voices From The Unconscious” and “It’s Only A Metaphor”, and numerous tapes and training manuals. Overcoming his speech stutter, he has lectured around the world to crowds of thousands and trained hundreds of students. He has also instigated some of the first mainstream studies and presented Reverse Speech on 1000s of radio shows, including his own show, “The David John Oates Reverse Speech Show” which ran successfully for 3 years and syndicated coast to coast in the United States and David lived for 10 years in the 1990s.
He is a certified Hypnotherapist and Trainer and currently attends to his therapy and corporate consulting business using reverse speech techniques.
David’s website is https://reversespeech.com/