A Journey Into Prayer:
Pioneers of Prayer in the Laboratory
by Bill Sweet
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A Journey Into Prayer is reviewed by Michael E. Tymn, in The Journal of Religion & Psychical Research, October 2004, Vol. 27, Issue 4, page 229. Read seven customer reviews here on Amazon.com.
Book Chronicles Groundbreaking Prayer Research that suggests that
“Prayer as Love is the global warming we want.” (Page 122.).
Mount Prospect, IL – Prayer is an unrelenting mental input into our world. Billons pray about other people. Religious terrorists pray about “you” everyday. Do they pray to heal or to hurt? Do we pray for what we need or what we want? Do we pray to win the lottery so no one else wins? Do we pray for the economy for our own benefit? Is there a secret in prayer? In the unprecedented book, A Journey Into Prayer, author Bill Sweet records the persecutions and triumphs of two spiritual healers who were harassed when they started the Spindrift Research team that developed scientific laboratory tests to measure the good and bad motivations of prayer and the effectiveness of prayer.
In A Journey Into Prayer, Sweet explores the adventures of Bruce and John Klingbeil as they investigated scientific ways to test prayer and human consciousness to separate the effects of holy thought from random effects. The Spindrift founders also studied the negative effects of prayer. The Spindrift research translated some spiritual experiences and religious language into the scientific language and experiments of our times, which ignited religious dynamite. The ensuing outrage was sparked when the Klingbeils tested people’s thoughts and prayers on plants and on random numbers forming into a pattern.
Radio host Art Bell said, “The Klingbeils were involved in very controversial work…. They might have opened a door they did not intend to open.” Deepak Chopra notes, “Sweet illustrates the explosive nature of aligning science and religion.”
Dubbed as “deep, enlightening, and disturbing,” “filled with dynamic discoveries,” and “the clearest explanation of the scientific basis of prayer” among others, A Journey Into Prayer is an original story of innovation and spirituality never told before. Sweet says, “The book might surprise readers that some prayers apparently have a scientific basis. Readers will find a way to analyze their true motives and agendas in prayer, who is best suited or not to hold a religious office, and how other people’s prayers for us might potentially affect us for good or ill. Different motives suggest that prayer can be either a blessing or a scourge for the Earth.” Asked about praying for the chaotic world foisted on our five senses, Sweet said, "We don't pray to the Matrix. We pray to wake up and view from above the Matrix."
About the Author
Bill Sweet has always been interested in how prayer and religion relate to consciousness and science. A natural connection between like-thinking people resulted in his involvement in the research of consciousness and prayer at Spindrift. Bill became a president of Spindrift, Inc. Brought up on the North Shore of Chicago, Bill graduated from New Trier High School and Illinois State University with a major in communications. He founded and was president of an entertainment booking agency in Chicagoland. Sweet’s avocations include being an investor, an audiophile, and a ham radio operator.
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