My trip to see John of God

by Polly N on March 15, 2012

I have travelled far and wide and explored many different treatments over the years in my attempt to heal myself of cancer but what I am about to do even surprises me. I am about to embark on an 18 hour journey to Brazil to see a self-described ‘tailor/medium/psychic surgeon’ who cuts people open with nothing but a scalpel and a whole lotta spiritual assistance!

João Teixeira de Faria also known as João de Deus (“John of God”) was born June 24, 1942 and lives in Abadiânia, a small town in the state of Goiás, southwest of Brasilia. Now before I go on, I know some people have a big hangup about the word ‘God’ and let me say, ‘I hear ya’. My idea of God is not some dude in the sky deciding who’s being shipped off to hell for ‘sinning’ and who gets to visit the pearly white gates but just another word for ‘Source’, ‘Universe’, ‘Energy’, ‘Life’, or whatever you want to call it. Got it? Good, glad we got that straight.

John has been carrying out this work of “God’ since he was nine years old and has had literally millions of people flocking to see him over the years. He describes the assistance he gets in order to perform psychic surgeries as ‘spiritual entities’ who work through him to heal individuals who haven’t been able to find healing elsewhere. Some of these entities were apparently once medical doctors and surgeons before they passed over and have chosen to use their expertise and skills in the other realm to help those of us here on planet earth who have been dealt a bad hand. (Phew – good to know that these entities know their caliper from their canula!)

I discovered John just over a month ago after learning that he performed a distance healing on Dr Wayne Dyer, of whom I am a massive fan. Wayne had been diagnosed with leukaemia and received distance healing from John of God which left him for six needing 24 hours of bed rest. In this video below he talks about his experience of the healing which is an interesting watch. (He starts talking about it at 11min 30secs.)

From there, I began to google and research and wonder whether it might be worth a trip to see him myself. I have nothing to lose after all! Even Oprah was intrigued and sent a team of people down to check him out and if he’s good enough for Oprah, he’s good enough for me! Of all the various treatments, healers, practitioners an therapies I have tried, (and there have been a LOT which would actually make a really fascinating book) this is definitely the most random, the scariest and the least I know anything about. I have literally no idea what I am going to be doing or witnessing over the next 2 weeks but from the book I am currently reading, I can hazard a guess.

The Book of Miracles” by Josie RavenWing describes John of God scraping peoples eyes with a pairing knife, slicing into them, sticking his fingers into bodies and pulling stuff out, all with no anaesthesia. I’ll say that again – no anaesthesia or drugs – zilch, nada, nout! And yet in 44 years there hasn’t been one case of infection or anyone experiencing pain during the procedures. Daily ‘miracles’ are occurring and improving peoples lives thanks to the work of this man. He doesn’t charge for treatment and the ‘Casa de Dom Ignacio’ sounds like it is a magically healing and restorative haven for those looking to regain their health in body, mind and spirit.

I shall be keeping a diary of my time there and depending on my energy levels, may even record a video for you. Wish me luck!

Do you know anyone that’s been to see John of God?

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Nicola Hull March 15, 2012 at 11:10 pm

Hi Polly, I just wanted to tell yot about Stephen Turoff who is a psychic surgeon who helped my mums friend with her cancer and cured my partners chronic 15 year back pain in a 15min session. He is based in Chelmsford. Good luck to you sweetie. <3


polly March 15, 2012 at 11:54 pm

Thanks Nichola- i have heard his name before so i will check him out! x


Rayssa Dalben March 16, 2012 at 3:02 am

Hey Polly, wish you a nice trip. Indeed, João de Deus is very famous here for his healings. I don’t know anyone who’s been there to see him (though I don’t live far, like I told you on Twitter before), but I know his place is usually very crowed by people with various diseases and there must be a reason for that. Congrats for your courage to come check it out. If you need anything, really anything, just let me know. I’ll be glad to help. :)


fariba August 27, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Dear Rayssa I read your messege here to Polly and do not know if she came to Brazil or not but I want to bring my son there. he is 17years old and has been on an electric wheelchair since he was 5. He is very smart at school and in 12th grade this year. I want to bring him to john of god but do not know much. Can you give me some information or do you know any one who has been to see him?I live in SanAntonio Texas and can use any kind of help passible to make this trip a good one for my son. Please be in touch even if u can not help. xo


Rayssa August 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Fariba, unfortunately I don’t know anyone who has been there to see John of God, only know of Polly’s experience. I did some research on the internet though to see if I could find info in English on how the Casa works and I think this might help: They organize tours to the Casa and give all assistance you need before and during your experience there. They have set some tour dates this year. I would specially suggest you read the ‘Tour Details’ and ‘FAQ’ tabs and see how they could help you and your son. I’ve seen photos of people in wheelchairs there, so I don’t think that there are restrictions on what they (the entities) can treat or not. Though it isn’t certain that everyone that goes there will be healed, everyone is seen by John of God. Hope it is useful for you, please let me know should you have any other questions and I will try to help in what I can :)


fariba August 30, 2012 at 3:02 am

Thank you so much. God bless. xoxoxo


polly August 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Hi Fariba, I did go to Brazil myself and if you are thinking of taking your son there, would recommend you go with a guided tour such as Josie Ravenwing who I went with as there are a lot of protocols to follow and if you don’t speak the language it can be a little daunting! Her website is Your son being in a wheelchair will not be a problem as there were plenty of other wheelchair visitors while I was there. Good luck and blessings to you both. x x


fariba August 30, 2012 at 3:01 am

Thank you so much for your info. I will look look up the links you sent me. How was the trip for you? Hope it went well. God bless and thanks again. xoxo


aman October 15, 2012 at 9:19 pm

here is a link that will give u all info u need….


Maria March 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Wow, fantastic – how exciting. Good luck and can’t wait to hear all about it.


Helena Bingham March 18, 2012 at 8:38 pm

wishing you enormous love and luck! xxx
amazing x


Ali @ What Ali Did Next March 23, 2012 at 8:41 am

Wow this is the third time lately I have found someone talking about John of God. I enjoy Gabrielle Bernsteins teachings and I understand she saw him? Good luck and safe travels!


Nancy March 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Polly…I found your web site quite by accident and am so glad I did. My daughter is at the Casa now and is with Josie’s group. May all that you’re requesting come to be, and it is done! Sending love energy.


polly March 23, 2012 at 2:43 pm

No way! Im with Josies group – whats your daughters name?


fariba August 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

Dear nancy
Hope all is well with you and your daughter. I am thinking about taking my 17 year old son to see J O G. Can you put me in touch with your daughter? my son has Muscular distrophy and I want to know if your daughter noticed any simillar cases as him. I live in Texas and hope I here from you.
God bless xo


Nancy March 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I’m so glad you got to meet each other Polly, it’s Sunni! I’m holding all of you in love during my meditations and I’ve been joining you in the Current when I can on Wed, Thu. & Fri!
Love your web site!
Boundless Blessings to everyone.


Rachael March 26, 2012 at 11:34 am

Amazing Polly, best of luck and look forward to reading your blog when you get back!!


David March 30, 2012 at 12:58 am

It’s so nice to know this. Just be positive thinker always. I hope you will be fine sooner.


GetSkinnyGoVegan March 31, 2012 at 1:46 pm

Sounds like an incredible experience…….Hoping all goes magically!


Charlotte April 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

Hiya Polly,

I hope you are feeling good after your session in Brazil and it is everything you wanted it to be. I just wanted to let you know about these distance healers who are pretty amazing:

Lots of love,

Charlotte x


Tom December 1, 2012 at 8:17 pm

It is not necessary to have a guide on the trip to Abadjania. Al information about protocols is on the Casa website Every Tuesday evening there is in the lecture in the Casa for first timers – what to expect tomorrow. Sessions with John of God are Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Having a guide is extra expense. The final result regarding healing is the same. If somebody really needs a guide I would recommend Heather Cumming. I visited John of God four times in Abadinia and two times in NY.


alex January 24, 2013 at 9:52 am

To those considering going to Abadiania,

I share the same view as Tom. I have also been to see “John of God” in Rhinebeck, NY and spent two months in Abadiania in June and July 2012. I agree it is a waste of money to get a guide. I was in Josie Ravenwings group initially for the first two weeks but stayed on my own the following six weeks. I personally would not recommend Josie,she gets annoyed with questions has a nasty attitude once paid. She gave me the impression it’s all about money(honest view). On the other hand Heather Cummings was not my guide and was willing to answer my questions and I wasn’t part of her group, so if you dont mind spending the money I would suggest Heather Cummings. Otherwise, I say just attend the lectures and buy a “casa guide book” at the casa which explains the protocols. The casa translators can answer all your questions and will translate your needs to john of god. After spending two months their I can say honestly that Abadiania is a good place to find the healing within. Enjoy Abadiania and what it has to offer, but stay grounded. Peace of mind and love for ourselves is the essence of healing and what took from my time in Abadiania.


Marie March 9, 2013 at 2:17 am


Has anyone been healed by john of god personally? I would love to hear about the experience. I need healing with my three year old son . Thank you


Sandra June 16, 2013 at 2:17 am

I am curious why you went to brazil but Wayne had his procedure done remotly?


polly June 16, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I wish I had done it remotely! But it didn’t occur to me I dont think?


Sandra June 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Did you get the miracle you were looking for? Also do you know where to get information on remote blessing?


polly June 18, 2013 at 11:09 am

Errrm no I don’t think I got what I expected! Re remote blessing, your best bet is finding a guide like Josie RavenWing (google her) or someone similar as that is something they could organise.


Jean August 17, 2013 at 9:10 pm

How did you feel upon your return home from John of God? I just recently returned. There were two people in my group who were healed of serious illnesses. I do feel I am experienced healing and it is ongoing. Thanks for the information.


polly August 18, 2013 at 5:47 pm

To be honest, my health took a turn for the worse…I’m on the fence about it because I guess I didn’t get what I “expected” but I probably did get what I needed…if that makes sense?! I met some awesome people who had been healed or who knew people who’d had miraculous healings.


faithfulservant September 5, 2013 at 4:51 pm

All that glitters is not gold. John of God is not of the true God. If you desire things not of the true God, that is what you will get. When you have no boundaries, you are a city without walls and nothing can stop whatever or whomever from entering.


Sylvia January 28, 2014 at 3:55 am

How do you feel now? Did the spiritual surgeries help you? Did you eventually get what you “expected”? I am thinking to subscribe for distance healing.


polly January 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Its hard to say Sylvia, when I got back my health deteriorated quite quickly. Personally I wouldn’t go back but many of my friends I met there would so i guess its a personal thing!


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