Guest, Bill Sweet

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Bill Sweet
Bill Sweet
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Author, Researcher, expertise is connecting prayer with paranormal research
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Bill Sweet was always interested in paranormal phenomena which include the spiritual phenomena of prayer. Through meeting the founders of Spindrift Inc., Bruce and John Klingbeil, Bill began to grasp new ways of applying consciousness research to religion and science. Bill learned that the Klingbeils were healers in the Christian Science tradition who were doing scientific tests of consciousness and prayer.

Spindrift investigates prayer and human consciousness.

Bill Sweet was president of Spindrift for four years.

Bill was brought up in Wilmette, Illinois. He graduated from New Trier High School, which was the top public high school in the country at the time. He went to Illinois State University and received a communications degree. Bill has the highest-level ham radio operator’s license. He is also an audiophile and musician. For the Chicago area, Bill’s booking agency handled bands ranging from Dixieland, Rock and Roll, Disco, Big Band, and small group jazz.

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. An historical tidbit is that before 9/11, Spindrift tried to advise people to pay attention to the words in the dark prayers that militant Muslims prayed toward Jews and Americans.

The word Spindrift means the fast-moving spray atop an ocean wave during a powerful storm.

Spindrift points out: scientifically it is shocking to think of a force as intelligent, loving, kind, good, and aware of needs. The research suggested that prayer somehow linked to a loving Intelligence moved organisms toward their norms.

Attention:

Bill Sweet’s book on Spindrift is called A Journey Into Prayer: Pioneers of Prayer in the Laboratory: Agents of Science or Satan? (375 pages published by Xlibris.com)

Area of expertise is connecting prayer with paranormal research.

Here is a book review by Dean Radin, Ph.D.

  • Review published in Shift: at the Frontiers of Consciousness, the quarterly newsletter of the Noetic Science Institute.

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This book documents the inspiring and cautionary true story of Bruce and John Klingbeil, a father and son team of devout Christian Scientists who dared to test their faith in the power of prayer, and of Spindrift, the research organization that helped to support their efforts.  The story describes the Klingbeils’ courage and personal commitment to learn the truth about the efficacy of prayer, their self-taught but ingenious experiments, the staggering hostility they attracted from both the religious and the scientific communities, and ultimately, the unbearable poignancy in their untimely and mysterious deaths.

--Dean Radin, IONS’ Senior Scientist,

(Interviewed in the movie What the Bleep.)

Spindrift applied consciousness research to religion and science.

Bill Sweet joined SpindriftResearch. Spindrift studied human consciousness, spirituality, and the positive effects, biased effects, and negative effects of prayer.

Bill Sweet has written A Journey Into Prayer about the scientific aspects of prayer and the story of Spindrift.  See a sample chapter at Xlibris.com.

Brought up in Wilmette, Illinois, Bill graduated from New Trier High School, the top public high school. He went to Illinois State University and received a communications degree. Bill is a ham radio operator, a parapsychologist, an audiophile and musician.

The Spindrift research indicates that aspects of prayer and consciousness are real phenomena and not just the human imagination.

Spindrift points out: scientifically it is shocking to think of a force as intelligent, loving, kind, good, and aware of needs. The research suggested that prayer somehow linked to a loving Intelligence moved organisms toward their norms.

As the former president of the Spindrift Research Group, Bill Sweet has been involved in the Spindrift study of the positive and negative aspects of prayer phenomena. The positive research suggested prayer was somehow linked to a loving Intelligence and was a normalizing force. The negative research suggested a negative intention in prayer was a destructive force.

Bill Sweet has written A Journey Into Prayer about the scientific aspects of prayer and the story of Spindrift.  See a sample chapter at Xlibris.

Bill is a ham radio operator, a parapsychologist, an audiophile and musician. E-mail: sweet@SpindriftResearch.org

The Spindrift research indicates that aspects of prayer and consciousness are real phenomena and not just the human imagination.

Bill is the author of the best-seller A Journey into Prayer: Agents..., a tome that focuses on the scientific aspect of prayer research in the laboratory. A sample chapter can be read at Xlibris.com and Amazon.com. Reviews are by Deepcok, Larry Dossey, Russell Targ, Marianne Williamson

Bill Sweet’s e-mail address is sweet@spindriftresearch.org

Area of expertise is connecting prayer with paranormal research.