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First Hand experiences of John
I have been getting mixed responses regarding
the healer from Brazil called John of God. There are many
who say yes, he's a powerful healer who generates amazing
website claims thousands of cures. Oprah went in 2013
and wrote very positively about her
Can I have some personal responses from
our readers who have had a personal experience with John
of God and especially from anyone who experienced an improvement
1) From a medical doctor who had psychic surgery
My husband and I went to Brazil around 6 -7 years ago.
We both underwent psychic surgery and felt as though we
actually had undergone a material surgical procedure.
We were not physically ill prior to going to see him but
my husband had previously had a huge amount of parental
abuse which culminated in a stress induced pituitary tumor,semi
coma, electroshock therapy etc etc - from which he recovered
but with many psychic scars--I would say that he did experience
some healing and we personally witnessed others who had
sustained even more dramatic healing.
We both became more psychically proficient and experienced
some very interesting capabilities enhanced I think by the
environment and the Quartz lode beneath the area of his
center. At that time it did not seem to me that there was
much monetary charge at all. He is a completely unconscious
trance healer in whom spirits of a healing embodied past
corporealize within him.Thousands of people come to see
him, many of whom are very poor.
He has been studied by numerous scientists and has been
found to be an honest trance medium healer.
That being said, it certainly could be the case that his
handlers are using him for profit purposes, especially when
he is in other countries and out of his own element.
There are numerous reports that he is a less effective healer
when he's away - there are many spirits present in his center
as well as it being in Abadiania, a town built on top of
the aforementioned Quartz lode. Quartz is silica which has
many properties that enhance spiritual capacity.
Parenthetically,we noted that many individuals who experienced
some healing while there, relapsed a short time later because
they did not deal with the internal spiritual mental emotional
issues that were causal.
John of God himself in his normal state has said that his
abilities do not make him more spiritually advanced in his
conscious state and that he has his own demons to work through
as much as the next person. This is true in allopathic doctors
as well -
In sum, as in all things, caveat emptor- and as well, one
can go to many sorts of healers but it begins and ends within
our own bailiwick.
I always enjoy writing to you about various evocative matters
in your wonderful weekly publication!
Blessings to you and Wendy.
2) Person who received healing in
I have been to Abadiania twice, once in 2001 and recently
October 2014. I have not attended any of the events out
of the country.
It cost me $1500 to spend a week in Abadiania with a guide
who picked me up at the hotel in Brasilia, interpreted for
me, provided a place to stay, Spirit blessed water, 3 meals
per day, a taxi ride to the sacred waterfall and the taxi
back to the airport and a crystal bath treatment.
It costs around $100 to get a visa processed by mail. The
airfare round trip was $1800. That’s over $3,000.
Now, I could do all the travel arrangements, hotel, going
to see John-of-God myself and saved about $700, but I found
it worth it to have someone else do all that for me. Plus
this guide promises that part of the fee is also a donation
to the Casa and I didn’t have to worry about signing
up for an interpreter. Seeing medium Joao is free. The sacred
water costs a little, the crystal beds sessions cost, and
the herbs cost. All are negligible compared to the airfare!
In 2001 I went because I had been asking Spirit to show
me a human that can heal and I was led to John-of-God. The
details of this story can be found at americanspiritist.com.
I did experience what others would call a miracle of healing.
Mine was painful metatarsal arches and a growth on my shoulder.
I heard Spirit talk with me – minor things like “Okay
you’re done” at the Sacred Waterfall, and “wiggle
your toes” as I sat in current and my metatarsal arches
popped and I’ve have not had any pain in 13 years.
The growth on my shoulder rolled off my skin with the touch
of my finger. This was a simple healing. This last time
I took my daughter who is facing back surgery with a deteriorating
vertebra in her lower back. She did not get a miracle, but
now feels confident that everything will go well with her
surgery. My knee was causing me pain and it was almost immediately
gone, but I still must stretch to keep it from stiffening
up. I was not put back to my pre-injury condition. I do
believe some other things I asked for were taken care of
that I don’t wish to divulge.
What people don’t understand is that this is not God
performing miracles through medium Joao. When we cross over
we decide how we are going to help others and continue our
journey toward enlightenment. Most of us reincarnate to
continue learning, but some who are healers continue their
help through various mediums who have agreed to allow the
spirits to work through them. The medium is only ‘special’
in the sense that he/she has the ability to allow healing
spirits to work through them – that’s it, a
conduit. God’s part in this is that it is allowed
through the great organization of the universe.
There are many conditions we might have that are simply
part of our life plan and they are not going to be healed
no matter how much we wish, pray, or hope, or how many healers
we see. We shouldn't be hurt or confused that some get healings
and we didn't. We have to have faith that the spirits who
can see our auras know the root cause of our illness or
pain and fix that first. Sometimes there is simply not enough
time or not enough energy to fix the condition, i.e., my
daughter’s back, but they (the healing spirits) will
align my daughter with the human that will be able to fix
her. I am confident they will watch over her and the surgery.
This is how it works. I always recommend to people to not
expect a miracle, but to expect healing from the inside
I don’t know about the person who complains about
Medium Joao charging too much for his trips to foreign countries,
but he doesn’t, and can’t, travel alone. Arrangements
for the event are done by someone who should get paid, the
event location has to be paid, the sacred water has to be
paid for and shipped, everyone that travels with him must
have a place to sleep, and food to eat. All the travel arrangements
are made by someone who should be paid. When one looks at
the lifestyle Medium Joao lives you can tell he’s
not spending on himself or his family, read John of God
by Heather Cummings. He does have charities he supports
and he continues to improve the Casa buildings. Spritism
explains everything about the spirit world and our interaction
with it. It is clearly spelled out in The Spirits’
Book, edited by The Allan Kardec Educational Society and
there are other translations. Anyone who is confused about
the many ‘opinions’ there are about the afterlife
need to read Kardec’s 5 books and use them as a foundation
for their search for enlightenment.
Was $795 too much? Who’s to say? It
sounds like sour grapes to me. The person could certainly
see him for free in Abadiania, but the cost to travel &
stay far exceeds thecost they spent in Australia.
3 ) Person who received distant healing
I have sent you my feedback about John of God before. But
since this is coming up in your newsletter again I feel I
need to send my feedback to you again. The reason why I feel
so compelled to do this is because I and my family have been
so blessed by a healing that took place in 2011 - I feel I
need to speak out whenever I hear people doubt. I am in no
way associated or have another other interest in John of God,
but I am in awe of my own personal experiences with this great
I am well aware that many people don't see any change after
their healing with him and I personally know many who have
contacted him for healing and seen no change, I don't know
why. Perhaps they didn't follow the instructions (no alcohol,
spices etc) or maybe there are some karmic barrier? I don't
But there are also thousands and thousands of people around
the world who have had amazing results, me included.
The first healing I had was in 2006 or possibly beginning
of 2007. A friend recommended I send my photo for distance
healing for a minor discomfort. And so I did. My photo received
an X and I was given the option of using a surrogate for my
surgery or go to Brazil in person. I chose the surrogate.
All I had to pay for was the herbs, which was well under $100
and then it was recommended I donate a small amount to the
young student who was "sitting in" for me. I followed
all other instructions and on the night of the healing, at
the time when I had been told the healing would take place
(Friday morning about 1:30 AM or so), a powerful force flung
me up in bed (in a sitting position) and with a wide open
mouth I heard myself scream while watching stuff coming out
of my mouth. My partner had also woken up and was watching,
but he didn't hear the scream, he said he saw me being flung
forward and sat silent and frozen with my mouth wide open.
The next day I had a large bruise on my inner thigh. The minor
discomfort which had originally caused me to contact them
for healing never got any better and since I am always in
very good health the only thing I can think of is that I might
have had a Melanoma as I was once diagnosed with a malignant
Melanoma. Whatever it was, what stays with me is the fact
that I witnessed something extraordinary that night. No doubt
in my mind that it was all real.
In 2011 my dog was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. She
was visibly dying, she had stopped eating, drinking and eliminating,
she only had days left. We took x-rays and it was lung cancer
and the vet gave us no other option but to put her down. She
was beyond treatment. I ordered a distance healing for our
dog online and paid for the herbs, then Adrianne (who arranges
the distance healings with John of God) contacted me back
to say that she had refunded the money for the herbs because
pets and children don't need them. She promised to take Amber's
(our dog) photo before John of God that day. Amber began eating
and drinking within 24 hours of the healing. And slowly but
surely she recovered. She had 4 distance healings in total.
We never paid a cent. I believe she was fully cured about
18 months after the first healing. She is still with us today
with no signs of illness and going on 12 years of age. A few
months after the initial healing I contacted the vet to find
out if there could have been a misdiagnosis to which she said
So that is my story. The fee for the event you mention in
your newsletter is rather steep, I will agree with that, but
people do have the option of distance healing, which is no
less effective than to being there in person. It costs under
$100 dollars (postage, packaging, herbs) and affordable to
most people. Perhaps all the money that they make from the
event goes to help the poor? I don't know. All I know is what
happened to us and I will be forever grateful, not only for
the healings but for opening our eyes to the mystical reality
in which we live.
I believe John of God is the greatest medium/healer on the
planet today and it is up to each person to discover his healing
power through direct experience, only then can you know for
sure. There will always be criticisms and controversy around
people like him.
4) Person who had an after death contact.
I just received a nudge from a friend to write you and
tell you about my experience in Brazil with John of God.
I traveled to Brazil in October of 2012. I travelled with
my mother, who had bladder cancer our friend Annmarie, who
is a very spiritual person, Yogi and Healing Touch practitioner.
She was very helpful for us, as I was so new to all of this..including
the very fact that I AM energy. Only a few months before
had I learned about chakras. This is relevant because what
I experienced in Brazil came from the Divine, not from any
pre conceived design of my own.
Our cost was $1700.00 to the guide (She lives only a few
miles from me near Buffalo NY) and the airline. The $1700
paid for the two week stay in our Pousada, three meals a
day, 2 Crystal beds. The only extra cost is airline ticket,
my Visa and the ride to and from the airport. There was
no cost to go into the Casa, the area where we could walk
from our Pousada, where John of God saw individuals three
days a week. The gates were open 7 days a week 14 hours
a day. One could freely pray, meditate walk around and explore.
The gift shop is as you would expect...a gift shop. Crystals,
postcards, pendulums, statues etc.... Reasonably priced.
$10 a pendulum.
The Blessed Herbs were $25 at the time. This is were the
controversy comes I believe. For a minute let's just embrace
the concept that John of God in trance, has incorporated
into one of many healers and has given you a "prescription"
for healing. Your role is to ask for what you need, to follow
the instructions (no spicy food, no sex, no alcohol for
40 days ...while taking the herbs). If you have had a spiritual
surgery before, the "no sex" is for only 7 days.
This is so that the Entities can work on your energy.
When one takes the herbs three times a day for 40 days..you
stop what you are doing, become present, and be grateful.
That's it. Stop three times a day and say a prayer of gratitude.
(What a nice thing to do anyway . Isn't it?)
So I decided to do what I was told and dive right in. No
particular expectations for me or for my mother.
While in Brazil I could feel subtle changes in energy that
I wasn't certain I was feeling. Tingling in ,my fingers
for instance. This tingling started during mediation at
the Casa and stayed with me for weeks after returning home.
One of the most profound experiences was when I meditated,
and during the mediation our leader led us wight he Hail
Mary. Every time we said the Hail Mary...I could feel tingling,
almost painful tingling at my crown Chakra and a dense wave
of energy bath my body from above, fill my body to the point
where I could not move my upper body. I was essentially
paralyzed, This wave sent down to my fingers, and stay red
there with the entire prayer. When she was finished, it
tenderly lifted from the bottom up..through my head again.
I sat there, eyes closes, tears down my face absolutely
stunned at what I had just experienced. This did not happen
to me when we prayed the Our Father. Why was this significant?
Raised Catholic, I abandoned the church as a teen and never
looked back. I found a protestant church I liked, but mostly
for my kids, I as never religious. God was a concept, something
good to think about, and one day I would know the truth..so
really didn't matter if I "believed" or not.
Why did Mother Mary let me know she was with me? Because
after my son passed on May 2011, I prayed to her. I prayed
to her our of fear that my son might be lost, that as a
mother she would understand my angst and find me. I would
ask her to find him, to love him as only a mother can and
help him find his way home. I did this from the deepest
part of my being. I didn't know at the time how real this
was, how she was truly helping Matthew and how she would
one day let me know this. Mother Mary entered my body, her
spirit with mine, to let me know she hears me. She did this
every single time I meditated at the Casa for the two week
period. Every single time. The same experience.The same
beautiful wave of energy filled me up, and left through
my crown chakra.
I went to Brazil hoping to heal my mother, never railing
I was being healed. Our guide helped me formulate my requests
of John of God. The first Wednesday I waited in line, was
able to hold his hand and look into his eyes, he looked
right into me. No other way to explain it. I asked for 1,
A communication with my son, 2, to forgive myself and others,
3, to experience joy again. (The following week I would
have an opportunity to ask for something else.)
Victor, I received everything I asked for. Everything in
due time. He took my hand and said in Portugese; (he did
not speak to everyone)
"Your son is not ready to communicate with you, he
is fine, relax."
I was stunned. Disappointed. I had traveled a long way
to have his tell me what everyone else was telling me. Matthew
was ok. What I wanted was at least a dream visit. So many
of my family and his friends were having dream visitations
from Matthew. Many of them directed to me, where he specifically
told them to give me a message. I had not received one in
18 months. I wont go into details here, but they were pretty
A few days after meditating with John of God, and making
my request, I as lying on my bed listening to the CD Matthew
made for me shortly before he died. He was a classical pianist
and this CD was all I had left of his voice and his music.
I lay on my bed, ear buds in place. I began to sob, sb as
I haven't in quite awhile. I begged Mathew to forgive me
or not being there of him, sobbing into my pillow, so that
other wouldn't hear my screams. And then I felt him. AS
soon as the music started his CD, I felt the wave of energy
similar to what I felt at the mediation. This time, it didn't
enter my crown, but came down on me from above...as i lay,
covering my whole body. A heavy weight, one again as if
I were paralyzed frilled me up like a heavy blanket. For
the entire 28 minutes while that CD was playing, I couldn't
move, nor did I want to. I was being lovely held, cradled,
calmed. I didn't over think what was happening. I just let
This was not the dream visit. I would receive that gift
a few weeks later once home.
The rest of our time in Brazil was wonderful. My mother
and I were spending much needed time together. I hadn't
seen her so relaxed in a long time. There were no sign that
she might be improving physically, but there was a spiritual
change in her. She was skeptical, quietly skeptical. After
the two weeks she wished we could stay. It was all good.
We would never be the same.
I believe that because of he blessings hat my mother received
in Brazil, she was able to communicate so powerfully after
her passing. A few days after her passing, while my sisters
and I were going through her clothing, the side table flight
was flickering. After jiggling the tangle and cord to no
avail, we stepped back and my sister exclaimed " I
think thats mom!".....The.....the light went on, the
light went off. "Quick Patti come see this" I
shouted to my other sister ...
"Mom, show Patti"...the light went on, the light
went off. My mother turned the light n and of ON DEMAND
several times for us.
Two days later, my mother came to me, I could feel her walk
across the room and stand near me. I paused the TV, my hands
shaking, tears running down my face and asked her to come
closer. I cool feel her cool touch on my right cheek, at
he same time I could feel (what has since become familiar
when err spirit is around me, or when spirit wants to let
me know they are around!) energy surround me...
I could feel my mother joy. I could actually feel her joy.
She wanted so badly to communicate with me, to show me,
that Matthew was fine as well.
I saked John of God for Joy. I thought I would alway feel
dead. Normal for my had become numbness, I was ether distraught
or numb. I remember exactly what street corner I was parked
on when I felt JOY. I was singing to the radio, I felt happy
and all of the sudden I was light and happy. I as enjoying
the song..and I could not stop giggling....Oh My God !!!!!
I am feeling JOY!!!!! Oh My God. I have been able to elevate
my mood much more easily, I have tough days for sure, but
I have more joy now that I have ever had in my entire life.
John of God sacrifices his body to give us this opportunity.
He changed my life.
The dream visit from Matthew??? Another Oh My God!!! This
dream was not the typical "vividness" that others
told me about, or what I had read. This dream started very
dark, colors were muted. I was In a boutique, I was trying
on clothing in a dressing room and someone nudged me out
tot the dressing room, I big black man. I left and went
out tot he boutique and found myself at the end of a large
horseshoe shaped counter. Matthew was at the opposite end.
He was asking toward me. Actually he was swaggering with
a handsome smirk on his face. As if to say..." You
wanted this...Well here you go!".....
I was not surprised to see him, I told him "Your late,
you were supposed to be there by 8, now its 9...so you better
go". Matthew walked closer to me and casually hugged
me goodbye. Then......I said " Oh My God Matthew THIS
IS REAL. " and...
With that I realized we were stuck together, no other way
to explain it. I could feel has body leaning sown to hug
me, I could feel that we weren't coming apart......and once
I said I knew this was real......something came in between
us (kinda of like a butter knife trying to separate two
pieces of ice) if wedged itself between us and POP...I was
back in bed. POP like I actually fell into bed.
It was 5:30. My husband was sleeping and I lay there...so
incredibly happy.No sad that I missed him, but happy that
I was WITH him. Every single one tot my fingers, both my
hands ere burning. Tingling and burning..literally. I was
LITERALLY hugging my son in spirit. My hands burned for
John of God changed my life. I have become sensitive to
al energy, my ability to communicate with spirit is enhanced.....actually
I did feel spirit around me ever before and certainly didn't
think abut it. I KNOW my son is ok, and furthermore, I know
that I am an eternal being. I feel joy, I can't wait for
my reunion on the other side and I get excited about my
future here. I have taken the first course in Healing Touch
and I and so surprised that others can feel the energy in
my hands...I seem to have a gift since returning from Brazil,
$1700 for all of this, and $25 bucks of Herbs??? Worth
Thank you Victor for hearing my story, and for asking.
P.S. I have seen John of God in Toronto and at the Omega
Institute just recently. Although the format is very different
when he travels, my experience was powerful. It would take
another long email to tell you about them! You do not have
the opportunity to touch him at these events, although some
did. It has to be run differently so that more people can
see him, and have the blessing.
Many people were not following the rues, and staying in
bed for 24 hours, drinking the blessed water....so that
the Entities can work on them. After Toronto....i could
actually FEEL them in the room, working on my chakras, working
on my physical body while I lay there.......Wow....God is
good ad he wants us to KNOW the truth. It's not a secret.
Seek and You Shall Find.......its all out there...
Thank you Victor, for helping the Seekers....