John of God or Joao de Deus in Portuguese is a world known healing medium from Brazil. He became a medium spiritual healer in his younger years. His childhood was hard, he rarely had enough food to eat. One time when he was still a teenager he was bathing in a river and a spirit called St. Rita Of Cassia who is a miracle saint, well known in Brazil, visited him. She told him to go to spiritual center. After he stepped in the center, he lost his consciousness. Later he was found by group of people who were hovering over him. That is how his healing path began.
John Of God can’t read. He finished only first grade in school. He operates in Casa de don Ignacio healing center in Abadiania, small town in the Goiania state of Brazil for over 50 years.
He accepts everyone who come to Casa. There are thousands of people coming to the Casa each year. You can see all kind of people with all kind of health problems. Many are pushing their wheelchair, you can see people just after had their chemo, who lost all their hair, others have problems walking, with all kind of pains, people with last stage of cancer, who come here with the hope they get healed.
John Of God is now over 70 years old. He still travels around the world occasionally. This year he was in Germany, Switzerland, Canada etc. The travel takes its toll on him though, sometimes he is tired when he comes back to Abadiania.
John Of God wears a white suit. In fact 99% of people who come to the Casa wear white clothes. This is required because entities (spirits who help John Of God heal people) can see people’s energy fields the best if they wear white clothes. There are many volunteers who help at the casa. They were healed in some way and help the Casa.
John Of God lives nearby in Abadiania, is married. He has been married several times btw. When you see him, you kind of get that respect, because he is a big man with super strong voice, that vibrates your body from head to toes. It gets some time to get used to it but he gets respect from everybody.
John Of God is helped by entities, who are spirits of diseased healers, doctors, monks. He has the ability to channel these spirits and perform so called visible and unvisible surgeries. Visible surgeries are kind of scary and include scraping of the eye, scissors pushed into nose, body operations, where he cuts in the flesh and squeezes out or picks out some tissue with his finger.
The people who are being operated never get an infection, even though he uses his bare hands. Also people claim that the pain is minimal, well it depends, some feel strong pain especially when the forceps are pushed in their sinus cavity.
John Of God is a celebrity, but he does not act like one. He talks to everybody, takes photos with people, shake hands etc.
When he falls into the trance, entities take over his body and operate on people. He says that he does not remember anything while the entities take over.
He has helped many people who were sick. There are people who were cured from cancer, tumors, bone deformations, mental problems, and many other ailments.
But he always claims, “I have never healed anyone. It is God who heals.”