Healer and trance medium John of God- birth name (João Teixeira de Faria) welcomes thousands of visitors each year to his center, the Casa de Dom Inácio, in Brazil. John of God was born in 1942 in the village of Cachoeira da Fumaca and experienced a difficult childhood, leaving school after only two years to apprentice in his father’s tailor shop in order to help support his struggling family. As a teenager traveling the country looking for work, he followed a vision and found himself at the Spiritist Center of Christ the Redeemer near Campo Grande, Mato Grosso. It was here that João had his first experiences as a medium.
Unable to understand the witnesses that claimed he had been incorporated by a spirit and had performed more than fifty healings when he passed out one day, John of God sought protection from the director of the center as his experiences as a spirit medium began to unfold. After an intense period of spiritual instruction and guidance from the spiritual entities that incorporate in his body, he gave himself over to his experience of healing and serving others, practicing his healing work discretely and occasionally suffering persecution or imprisonment for it.
John of God eventually found protection in the army, where he became a tailor as well as a favorite spiritual healer for military and civil authorities after healing an injured military doctor. He later became a successful businessman, which allows him to operate a healing center called the Casa de Dom Inácio in Abadiânia, Brazil, where anyone can be seen for no cost. Three days a week, John of God receives visitors from all over the world for healing sessions during which he allows “spirit doctors” to take over his body to administer physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual healing.
Described as “an immaculate example of generosity and charity...[who] gives to those in need without strings and with such grace,” John of God is committed to being a conduit of love and healing for anyone who needs it.
In March 2013 I was blessed to travel to Toronto, Ontario to be in his energy. It was one of the most sacred days of my life. The feeling I can equate it to is extreme love. I felt the love of the Divine. In the morning we prayed and meditated and listened to music. In the afternoon we made our way into the second room where he was. I cried the entire time. I felt loved. I felt connected. I felt safe. My life has been enhanced because of my time there.
I have made an amazing connection to the Casa since then. Her name is Marilee and I consider her my spiritual momma. She has loved me, supported me, sent my photo to the Casa and sent me herbs. She is my connection and I love and appreciate her.
He is able to incorporate many different spirits including St. Ignatius of Loyola, King Solomon, Francisco Xavier and Drs. Augusto de Almeida, Jose Valdivino and Oswaldo Cruz. This unique ability gives us the rare chance to interact verbally with these entities and ask for advice and help with health and life issues. This is a rare opportunity and we should hold it as such.
There are many thousands of Healing Spirits of Light that work at the Casa de Dom Inacio. These spirits are referred to as "The Entities" by those at the Casa. The word for "spirit" is the same as the word for "entity" in portuguese. The Entities of the Casa are highly evolved spirits who are very familiar with emotional, mental, physical and spiritual disease and their mission is to help humanity through the work of John of God. Only one of these Entities can incorporate in the physical body of John of God at any given time, but there are many others that are giving their time and energy to the work during a Casa session and beyond.
Some of the rules are:
The Entities request that all participants wear white clothing to the sessions at the Casa. Furthermore sleeveless shirts, shorts, cutoffs and very revealing clothes are discouraged. (You are free to wear other colors in the Casa grounds if you are not going into the current rooms.) Your clothes should fit comfortably and not be tight around the waist. If you cannot avoid wearing a belt, you should loosen it when sitting down in the current room. It is also respectful not to wear a hat or sunglasses in the current room.
There are different lines that one goes through whether you have been there before or not and if you are having an intervention or not.
This is spiritual intervention.
What it means.-
The entities have scheduled you for a spiritual Intervention because they see this as the best way to take care of your concerns. This could be Intervention to resolve a current physical ailment, Intervention to affect your energy in order to resolve a future health problem or Intervention to clear some spiritual issue that is affecting your life and your mission. Regardless, you are scheduled for an invisible intervention and here are some things you should know.
Then we eat a blessed soup to integrate energies. We rest and sometimes we get prescribed herbs that help heal or blessed water.
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I will never forget my experience. To me it meant a lot.
I brought home a blessed triangle that is very special to me. I can put prayers in it.
I am grateful for all my experiences.
The patron of the Casa is St Ignatius of Loyola (aka Dom Inacio) who founded the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits). St Francis Xavier assisted in expanding the Jesuits in Asia. The four primary spirit doctors that incorporate in John of God are Dr. Augusto de Almeida, Dr. Oswaldo Cruz, Dr. Jose Valdevino and Dr. Jose Pentiado. There are a total of 46 spirit entities that have incorporated in John of God during a session. It is not unusual for several Entities to show up during a single session, switching in and out without being noticeable.
Some of the pictures are replicated from paintings donated to the Casa de Dom Inacio in Brazil. Prints are available for purchase from the Casa bookstore in Brazil or online via the Casa Photographer Karen Leffler at