Personal experiences of the Spindrift founders pave the way to research prayer. The research on prayer in clinical and laboratory environments approaches the mainstream, which sets the stage to explain Spindrift's historic role.
Chapter Two: Spindrift Explained
How the word spindrift is metaphorically applied is explained followed by the main theories and concepts behind the experiments.
Chapter Three: Like Minds Meeting
The author learned about consciousness and prayer research from meeting the Klingbeil family.
Chapter Four: Politics and Prayer
In 1990, national news coverage publicized Spindrift when a member of the Board of Directors of Spindrift ran as the Republican candidate for governor of Colorado.
Chapter Five: Bible Experiments
This chapter examines the experiments in the Bible.
Interlude: Tidbits Learned
Chapter Six: The Skeptics
Communication with the scientific skeptics about their scientifically testing the Klingbeils while they prayed resulted in barbs back and forth.
Chapter Seven: Agents of Science or Satan?
Incidents are described of individuals and groups who opposed Spindrift's experiments with prayer.
Chapter Eight: Mind over Mood
The way the experiments were approached is explained which included sorting out the changing mood effects of the human mind's expectations from the organizing effects of the ordering Mind.
Chapter Nine: The Paradigm Shift
A positive shift begins toward the Klingbeils' research.
Chapter Ten: All Alone by the Telephone
The experiments were beginning to get recognition, but the experiments still clashed with the mind-set that experimenting with holy prayer was heretical.
Chapter Eleven: Science or Fringe Science
This chapter addresses scientific concerns about the tests.
Since the Spindrift experiments, prayer and consciousness have begun to be recognized as legitimate subjects of scientific inquiry.
APPENDIX EXAMPLES OF EXPERIMENTS
Appendix: The Botanical Experiments
Descriptions are given of several prayer experiments on plants done by the Spindrifters.