We learn from new perspectives. Welcome to the Spindrift Research website which describes two agendas 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 aware 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 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 effects of what Quality thought and non-quality thought do in prayer. People notice when prayers are not answered. On a positive note, modest evidence of prayers gleaning answers should be a curiosity worth an investigation by some scientists and members of the public.
Spindrift tested two different effects of prayer. The two effects showed perceptible differences. The two effects are: Volitional effects that are 'willful and pushy' effects. And holy Quality effects that reference 'norms of order.' For Spindrift, holy prayer fights for order forming out of chaos. Order improves a situation. Quality effects produce improvements. Pushy effects usually produce disorder.
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 human thoughts being stirred.
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 mentions people who pray are peacemakers. Yet some people felt Spindrift crossed the line when people volunteered to have their private prayers tested in a lab. You would assume there would be enthusiasm for the scientific study of prayer. Unfortunately, the reality was far different. Spindrift members were derided for testing prayer.
I was fortunate to meet the Klingbeils of Spindrift. Their work bridged a gap which is tracking the effects of some prayers through tests. Skeptics have fun with the teasers and anomalies of Christianity which now includes Spindrift.
Negative prayers have no religious boundaries. Spindrift was the first group to warn the public about the negative 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’ 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.