Invasive surgeries, pharmaceuticals and the like are the common ‘go to’ for most people when faced with illness and disease. Yet ancient and spiritual procedures provide a less invasive alternative, with surprisingly successful outcomes.John of God is the most famous spiritual healer of the 21st century.
Though he says he was once just a ‘simple farmer’, since 1978, Joao de Deus, ‘John of God’ has been healing those who seek his help. Known worldwide, John of God’s message and methods offer a spiritual solution that’s lost in western medicine. He taps into the power of the conscious meditative mind and the metaphysical energy we all have as humans to help heal one another.
People flock to see him, at the Casa Dom Inacio in Abadiania, Brazil, on their last bits of hope for a cure. And hi success rate continues to amaze both hopeful devotees and western medical experts, alike.
John of God has called Brazil home since birth. Brazil is known for its deep traditions of shamanism and spiritism, both firmly rooted in the belief that souls can cross boundaries between earthly existence and the afterlife. It is these very spirits John of God calls “Entities” and he uses them in his healing work.
John states: “No physical or mental illness is beyond the possibility of cure… Healing may be physical or spiritual.”
“The healing Entities who work through John of God are the spirits of deceased doctors, surgeons, masters and Saints.”, says disciple and scholar Heather Cummings.
There are two types of treatments offered by John of God. Visible or invisible surgery. The invisible is done through meditation and remote ‘operation’ done by spirit. The visible is done by John actually removing tissues from the body with no anesthetic used other than ‘spiritual’.
John says that when he does a healing, he has no recollection of anything during the procedure: “I do not cure anybody. God heals, and in his infinite goodness permits the Entities to heal and console my brothers. I am merely an instrument in God’s
He leaves his body while the Entities use his body to heal people. They are thought to be the spirits of those who have passed on, who are now dedicated, from the spirit realm, to healing human pain and suffering.
John of God’s healings are spiritual. He states: “My mission has nothing to do with religion.” He instead taps into the energies we all possess as members of the human race that connect us all, regardless of religious belief.
For the most common, ‘Invisible’ surgeries, John uses what he calls ‘The Current’ – a group of around 400 volunteers that meditate daily at the Casa to help with his healing. These meditators create an electric current, a vibration, similar to a river, that uses the constant flow of healing energy created by selfless disciples to help John heal their fellow human.
Despite skeptics, there is evidence that energy healing is a reality and can be powerful. It’s estimated that John of God has treated, either in person or remotely, more than 8 million people in the last 40 years of practice.
For more information on John of God, a great resource is the book John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who’s Touched the Lives of Millions, co-written by Heather Cummings, who devotedly serves John of God’s mission as translator, medium and a guide to visitors and pilgrims.
by Sara E. Morrow