Welcome to the Spindrift Research website that describes two agendas that drive some prayers. The website also describes the defense mechanisms in our minds which act like the Men in Black to prevent people from noticing their spiritual gifts and subtle gifts of intuition they didn't know they have.
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In 1969, Bruce and John Klingbeil began the 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 intention of what Quality and non-quality effects do in prayer. Lots of prayers are not answered. Some modest evidence of prayers eliciting answers should be a curiosity worth an investigation by some scientists and members of the public.
Spindrift found when two different effects of prayer were tested, they showed perceptible results. Here are the two effects: Volitional effects that are 'willful and pushy' effects. And holy Quality effects that reference 'norms of order.' For Spindrift, holy prayer fights for order coming out of chaos which improves a situation. Quality effects produce normative improvements.
The word spindrift means the turbulence of atop waves during a storm in the ocean. The waves toss a fast stirring spray at the top of the waves. The fast spray is called spindrift. Spindrift spray hurts when it hits people in the face. Spindrift waves symbolize a stirring of thought.
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 Spindrift founders.
Prayer is a popular subject to study. Jesus mentions people who pray are peacemakers. Yet for some people 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 doing research of prayer, but the reality was far different.
I was looking for people interested in the research of human consciousness and prayer. I was fortunate to meet the Klingbeils. Their work bridged a gap many people believe is impossible, which is tracking the effects of some prayers. Skeptics have fun with the teasers and anomalies of Christianity which should include Spindrift.
Negative prayers have no religious boundaries. Spindrift was the first group to warn the public about the negative prayers prayed from some religions. The most well-known negative prayers are transmitted by Islamic terrorists. Spindrift found many people disbelieved religions would pray negative prayers.
The purpose of this website is to keep the Klingbeils’ experiments, data, and approaches to measuring effects from 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 Journey.