“What often progresses mankind is when individuals think and see a new perspective.” ― Bill Sweet
We may learn from new perspectives. Welcome to the Spindrift Research website which describes two agendas of consciousness that drive some prayers. The website also describes the agendas of our 'defense mechanisms' which act like the Men in Black and The Adjustment Bureau to prevent human beings from becoming conscious of their spiritual gifts and the subtle gifts of intuition they didn't know they have.
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In 1969, Bruce and John Klingbeil began Spindrift Research. The father and son worked as Christian Science practitioners. In the afternoons, they worked as Christians in science applying the scientific method on the effects of Quality thoughts and non-quality thoughts on experiments of healing. People notice when prayers are not answered. On a positive note, modest evidence of prayers which do produce sublte answers, should trigger a curiosity worth investigation by some scientists and members of the public.
Spindrift tested two different premises of prayer. These two intentions showed perceptible differences. The two premises are: Volitional effects. Volitional effects are 'willful and pushy' effects. The other premise is holy Quality effects. Qualtiy effects monitor and reference 'norms of order.' Quality holy prayer fights for order to form out of chaos. Order improves a situation. Quality effects produce improvements. Pushy effects usually produce disorder.
The word spindrift means the turbulence atop waves during a storm in the ocean. The waves toss a fast stirring spray at the top of the waves. This fast spray is called spindrift. Spindrift spray hurts when it hits people in the face. Spindrift waves symbolize human thoughts being stirred-up for change.
The name Spindrift became a perfect fit because it described the turbulence and opposition to testing prayer in a science lab and the bizarre deaths of the two Spindrift founders.
Prayer is a popular universal subject to study. Jesus Christ tells us people who pray are peacemakers. Yet some people felt Spindrift crossed the line when people volunteered to have their private prayers tested in a science lab. You would assume there would be enthusiasm for the scientific study of prayer. Unfortunately, the reality was far different. The members of Spindrift were chastised for testing prayer.
I was fortunate to meet the Klingbeil founders of Spindrift. Their work bridged a gap which has tracked the effects of some prayers. Skeptics have fun with the teasers, moral failures, and anomalies of Christianity. Now skeptics include Spindrift's attempts to bring a fresh perspective between religion, consciousness, and science.
Negative prayers have no religious boundaries. Spindrift was the first group to warn the public about the negative and ugly prayers which some religions pray. The most well-known negative prayers are transmitted by Islamic terrorists. Spindrift found many people disbelieved any religion would pray negative prayers toward anyone even after 911.
The purpose of this website is to keep active the Klingbeils’ data and approaches to measuring some actions of thought and prayer. For a PDF of the technical data of the experiments, ask for The Spindrift Papers: To receive a free copy, click the Contact Page above. Bill Sweet has written A Journey into Prayer. This book covers the religious controversies and experiments of Spindrift: Click the banner below for a book review of A Journey into Prayer.