Welcome to the Spindrift website that describes several tested agendas that drive prayers. The website also describes the defense mechanisms in our minds which act like the Men in Black scheming to prevent us from finding out about quality-perceptions we didn't know we 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 scientists applying the scientific method on intention and prayer. The effects of prayer showed perceptible results.
The word spindrift means the turbulence of waves during a storm in the ocean that tosses a fast hitting 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 are stirring and symbolize stirring of thought.
Spindrift Research found itself in religious and scientific turbulences for testing prayer. The name Spindrift became a perfect fit because it described the opposition to testing prayer in a laboratory and the bizarre deaths of the Spindrift founders.
Prayer is a popular subject to study. Yet for some people Spindrift crossed the redline when people volunteered to be tested during prayer. 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 that many people believe is impossible, which is tracking the effects of some prayers.
Spindrift isolated a bifurcation of thought: One was volitional thought that was willful and pushy. Another was Quality thought that was order-referenced to norms that defined healing.
Negative prayers have no religious boundaries. Spindrift was first to point out negative prayers from various religions which included the prayers of the Islamic terrorists.
The purpose of this website is to keep the Klingbeils’ experiments, data, and approaches to measuring the effects of thought and prayer. I have also written A Journey into Prayer. It’s a book about the religious controversies and experiments of Spindrift. Click the banner below.