In this episode of Paranormal Underground Radio, we talk with Bill Sweet of SpindriftResearch.org, an organization that explores consciousness and prayer with scientific method. Bill is the author of the book A Journey Into Prayer: Pioneers of Prayer in the Laboratory. Bill joins us to discuss his involvement with Spindrift Research, an organization started by Bruce and John Klingbeil in 1969 to explore the connections between prayer, consciousness, and healing. Bill was always interested in paranormal phenomena including the spiritual phenomena of prayer. Through meeting the founders of Spindrift Inc., Bill began to grasp new ways of applying consciousness research to religion and science. He learned that the Klingbeils were healers who were doing scientific tests of consciousness and prayer.
Bill Sweet was president of Spindrift for four years. The Spindrift research has been helpful in showing that aspects of prayer and consciousness are real phenomena and not the human imagination. Spindrift studied the positive effects, biased effects, and the dark effects coming from people’s prayers. Anhistorical tidbit is that before 9/11, Spindrift tried to get people to pay attention to the dark prayers that militant Muslims prayed toward Jews and Americans.
Air Date: March 8, 2012
Topic: Exploring consciousness and prayer with the scientific method
Guest: Bill Sweet
Hosts: Karen Frazier and Rick Hale
Producer: Cheryl Knight