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John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions Hardcover – May 1, 2007
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"These exquisite descriptions of the process of healing open a window through which one enters another reality. This powerful book challenges fundamental assumptions about the extent to which spirit actively intervenes in our lives. Spirit jumps off the pages and the book will not leave you unchanged." -- Robert Dreyfus, M.D., psychiatrist and healer
"This book is solid and enriching -- an insightful and inspiring book that will help millions of people for years to come. The authors have done a fantastic job of presenting John of God's story with clarity and accuracy. No other book about John of God offers such a rich assortment of firsthand accounts of this remarkable man." -- Bill Hayes, president and executive producer of Figure 8 Films and Advanced Medical Productions, Inc.
"No other book so heartfully describes the private life and personal history of the extraordinary medium and healer known as John of God. Heather and Karen are to be acknowledged for adding more dimension to our view of the benevolent spirits and spiritual healing." -- Emma Bragdon, Ph.D., author of Spiritual Alliances and Kardec's Spiritism, coproducer of I Do Not Heal, God Is the One Who Heals: A Tribute to John of God
"This inspiring book will take you on a journey of self-healing and hope. Your eyes will be opened to how the divine current of love flows to us in order to alleviate personal suffering. Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, this is a must-read book!" -- Trudy Griswold, coauthor of Angelspeake: How to Talk with Your Angels and The Angelspeake Book of Prayer and Healing
"John of God is one of the most important documents ever to be written on the capacity of spiritual healing and the metaphysical mysteries that are unfolding in our world today." -- Jenny Lauren, author of Homesick
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The Casa in Abadiania, Brazil, is an energy healing center in existence for over 35 years. Miraculous healings are a daily ocurrence there, and people with untreatable diseases travel there from all over the world. This book gives a realistic description of what you can expect when you travel to the Casa, the important rules to heighten your experience, and an intimate picture of the healing medium that makes it all possible.
What happens there, in the Casa de Don Ignacio is wonderful, enlightening and mysterious at once. There are hundreds, sometimes thousands of people visiting in a day. There is some confusion, different people will give you different instructions, but also some organization. It is good to have a guide. There is clearly a strong positive vibration in the place, but it is still Brazil. A couple had their bag taken away as they left their seat a few seconds to return the soup plate. The house is generously open to anyone, and a few bad seeds might enter.
The first time I was there (have been there 3 times so far) it was the big annual party of Don Ignacio. It had all the elements for a messy mass hysteria but something besides the workers of the house seemed to keep it all under control. I was amazed.
The healings are varied: some happen fast, some take years, some people come to be healed from one thing and is healed for something else, some healings are total, some are partial(but restoring functionality), some are emotional, some are physical, some happen together with traditional medicine, some are purely spiritual. Some people without faith are healed quickly, some with faith might be healed slowly, or vice-versa. Each story is unique. I imagine there might be also some people who are not healed ate all, but I have not met anyone yet who has not been positively affected by the forces from the casa.Read more ›
-Dr. Bezerra de Menenzes, channeled by Chico Xavier
Those of us who have traveled to the Casa can readily attest to the truth of the above statement. It does not necessarily matter if we know who the source is or the story behind it. Our understanding of it is gleaned through the lens of our direct awareness, our personal healing experience.
We've appreciated the beauty of the Casa grounds while sitting in the lush gardens or engaged in peaceful meditation at the Overlook; we have felt the immense healing power of the land at the Sacred Waterfall. We can recall countless instances of hospitality from the Casa staff whether it be standing in line to receive blessed soup or waiting in line to be seen by the Entity. We have observed the unceasing dedication of the man known as Medium João and have sat in current with the phalange of loving and compassionate spirits we call The Entities. And we return home eager to share with family and friends: our healing stories, photographs of surgeries performed on stage in the Great Hall, and sometimes bits and pieces of miraculous healing stories of `others'.
But what if we did know more about these `others'? What if we knew Dr. Bezerra de Menenzes is one of the many Entities available to us at the Casa, who during his lifetime was an influential member of the Spiritist Movement, and throughout his years of practice had no set fee for his services, never once turning away anyone who sought medical attention?Read more ›
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I truly appreciated the way that Heather is sharing her experience at la Casa with humility, respect and gratitude. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Danielle Plouffe
Heather Cumming's wisdom, unique and gifted background, and years of devoted service to John of God make this the must read for those just learning of this amazing love/faith work... Read morePublished 2 months ago by mary omwake
This book is a blessing to read. Highly recommend. There is also a photo actually blessed by the Entities; of a Triangle from the Casa. It can act as a portal, what a gift!Published 2 months ago by Melanie J.
Great read. Thank you Heather Cumming for writing this book about John of God. He is a beautiful person that brings hope to many.Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting, but at some points seems like an advertisement.Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
thi s is an amazing book I recommend it highly to all Spiritual minded people