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.
Spindrift found two effects of prayer that showed perceptible results. Here are the two perceptible 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 such 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.
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 lab and the bizarre deaths of the Spindrift founders.
Prayer is a popular subject to study. People who pray are peacemakers Jesus mentions. Yet for some people Spindrift crossed the redline 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 that 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 which included the prayers of the Islamic terrorists. Spindrift found many people disbelieved religions could 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 copy, click the Contact Page above. Bill Sweet has also written A Journey into Prayer. This book covers the religious controversies and experiments of Spindrift: Please click the banner below for a book review of Journey.