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Bill Sweet

Biography:

Bill Sweet was always interested in paranormal phenomena including the phenomena of prayer. Through meeting the founders of Spindrift, Bruce and John Klingbeil, Bill began to grasp new ways of applying consciousness research to religion and science. He was president of Spindrift for four years. He graduated from New Trier High School, which was the top public high school in the country at the time and attended Illinois State University where he received a communications degree. Bill has the highest-level ham radio operator’s license.

Past Shows:

Science's Limitations/ Power of Prayer

Alex Tsakiris, interviewer of bestselling authors and world-class academics on his popular science podcast Skeptiko.com suggested that science is sorely lacking when it comes to understanding such profound issues as near-death experiences, and parapsychology that would lead us toward self-discovery. In the latter half, prayer researcher Bill Sweet presented his conclusions about consciousness, and prayer-- both positive and negative. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Researching Prayer

John B. Wells was joined by prayer researcher, Bill Sweet, for a discussion on scientific laboratory tests he's conducted to measure the good and bad motivations of prayer and the effectiveness of asking for help from above. ... More »

Host: John B. Wells

Jesus' Early Years & Mystery Teachings

Where was Jesus for the first 30 years of his life and what was he taught? These are among the questions explored when clairvoyant and historian Tricia McCannon joined us Christmas night with Ian Punnett. First hour guest, Bill Sweet, discussed the power of prayer. ... More »

Host: Ian Punnett

Effects of Prayer

Former President of Spindrift Research, Bill Sweet, discussed his research into consciousness and prayer. ... More »

Host: George Noory

Prayer & Spindrift Research

Author Bill Sweet discussed his involvement with Spindrift Research, an organization started by Bruce and John Klingbeil in 1969 to explore the connections between prayer, consciousness,and healing. Some of their early laboratory research, he explained, showed that when subjects prayed over soybean plants growing under adverse conditions, the plants could be made more healthy. Sweet reported that the Klingbeils faced some negative reactions to their experiments, by religious groups and others who felt they may have been opening a kind of "Pandora's Box." And indeed, something eventually drove Bruce and John Klingbeil (a father and son) to commit suicide using shotguns, an act which Sweet said was out-of-character for them, and is still shrouded in mystery.Spindrift Research examined two kinds of prayer—that which is goal oriented and that which is a simply a wish for "what is best." Sweet noted that non-goal oriented prayer could often yield the better results, though its ex ... More »

Host: Art Bell

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