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Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2012

Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2011

Friends of the Casa NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE 2010


FRIENDS OF THE CASA NEWSLETTER-October 2009 (Issue 1)-14Oct'09

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING WITH THE FRIENDS OF THE CASA. IT IS A PLEASURE TO SEND YOU THIS UPDATE ON OUR ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS NEWS FROM THE CASA AND ABADIANIA. WE INVITE YOU TO CONTACT US WITH ANY NEWS CONTRIBUTIONS.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Due to extensive technical difficulties experienced over recent months this newsletter is being mailed to our full list of subscribers - many of whom have unsubscribed in the past. We apologise if you do not wish to receive this newsletter and invite you to unsubscribe by selecting the link below. Thank you for your understanding.

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IN THIS ISSUE:
  • What is a Spiritual Hospital? – Article by Emma Bragdon
  • Diego, Volunteer at the Casa, launches his new information website www.abadianiaportal.com
  • Bob Dinga and Diana Rose launch a new DVD about the Casa and a new Meditation CD
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World – New additions to the List

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"WHAT IS A SPIRITUAL HOSPITAL?" by Emma Bragdon

Painting in Main Assembly Hall; Photo by Karen Leffler www.spiritfotos.com
Painting in Main Assembly Hall; Photo by Karen Leffler www.spiritfotos.com

I was sitting in the Blessing Room at John of God’s sanctuary, the Casa de Dom Inacio, preparing for the day’s “work” of meditation and prayer. The Brazilian man sharing my bench was intensely concentrated, reading a ‘Prayer of Compassion’ in Portuguese. He kindly offered me a copy of the folder he was reading. It was titled, “Hospital Espiritual do Mundo” (Spiritual Hospital of the World) with the subtitle, “Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola” (The House of Saint Ignatius of Loyola) under which was written, “Medium: Joao de Deus” (The Medium: John of God).

I realized, we don’t have “Spiritual Hospitals” in the USA and Europe. At least, I have never heard of any. In fact, I don’t know of any other such specialized hospital in any part of the world.

We have Ear, Nose and Throat Hospitals for people with problems in these areas. We have Cancer Hospitals for people who want to get rid of cancer, and Mental Hospitals for people who want to resolve psychological problems.

Is a Spiritual Hospital designed to help a person heal a problem in his or her spirit? Do we come here because our spirits are sick and our spirits need medication, bandaging, therapy or surgery?

No. Our spirits are eternal, never become ill, and never die. It is the small self, the ego, the Soul (after its excursions in and out of the body through lifetimes) and our emotional reaction to life that become burdened and out of balance, leading to confusion, fragmentation and unhappiness. Thus, the small self loses sight of and disconnects from the essence of spirit…infinite love and wisdom.

At a Spiritual Hospital we come to heal from such disconnection, to connect fully to our own spirit, aka the Higher Self. We come also to connect with the Transcendent, that which is much larger than ourselves, whom some call God—or the great Choreographer. We come to refresh ourselves in the river of Infinite Love that is the source of all religions, and thus experience the Oneness that goes beyond religious and cultural differences.

In a Medical Conference in 2008 Amrit Goswami, PhD (Physics) revealed that when a person reconnects with the Transcendent, and becomes absorbed in that spiritual experience, then he or she, as a result, can have an immediate extraordinary healing. (Not “WILL” have, but “CAN” have.) Spontaneous remission of cancer is just one example of what may happen. To repeat, the main ingredient is to surrender fully to the experience of the Transcendent.

Many visitors to the Casa de Dom Inacio do have spontaneous healing of the physical body—probably because they connect with the Transcendent so fully in the “Current”. In the Current rooms dedicated to prayer and meditation we are asked to close our eyes, and not cross arms or legs so that the stream of good feelings stimulated by prayer can flow through us, joining each of us in an unbroken chain of positive intention and energy. We sit for 2,3,4 even 5 hours at a stretch. Those who sit in the current rooms often report having contact with Jesus, Mary, Angels, Saints and other supra-conscious beings with pure Souls who live in the realm of spirit and do not have physical bodies.

“Surrendering to the Transcendent is an essential step. It opens up a portal for Grace and more resources to come through. It definitely can shift one's attention from more egoic identification to a vaster sense of God as who one is. However, it seems that the karma and the momentum of habits in one's life continue to demand attention and healing, which may involve the need to change one’s behavior and/or way of thinking. That can often take a long time, so complete healing is not instantaneous.

The Current has been an incredible way not only to experience this Great Vast Love but also for that Love to penetrate any areas where there is still that sense of separation and the emotional pain and trauma within that sense of separation. That to me is where healing happens. I also think healing happens as a result of direct intervention from the non-physical assistance that is very specific and works on different levels.”—a member of the Casa community

The chain of connection in the current certainly explains why most visitors report feeling happy here, and often say “The Casa is my spiritual home.” It is set up to bring us back to our innermost selves, our true home where we sense our connection to our extended spiritual family, which includes ascended masters.

On a practical level, guided meditations given in the first current room in English and Portuguese facilitate the special work of inner transformation. Current room leaders remind us to forgive, to make amends to those we have hurt, to remember to appreciate life, to treat others in a charitable way, and not only recall our mission for this life, but re-new our commitment to it. This guidance helps us to let go and let the energy we call “God” move through us, unobstructed.

John of God as the Casa medium, medical intuitive, and psychic surgeon facilitates contact with Spirit in other ways. When we stand in front of him for a consultation John is incorporating a being with a very evolved level of consciousness and compassion. As this “Entity” he has the eyes to see though us-- body, mind, and soul-- and suggest treatment. He consults, free of charge, with all visitors who want to see him three days a week and he stays those days until the last person is seen. He sometimes does physical interventions on those that request it; more often his treatments involve “psychic surgery” in which benevolent spirits perform interventions that positively effect healing on the physical as well as subtle bodies. This often includes helping disincarnate entities who come to the Casa for help as well. John is a master of “Energy Medicine”, and the Casa is uniquely prepared to assist both disincarnates and incarnate beings who are ready to evolve spiritually.

One day, unexpectedly, I had a stroke. The left side of my body became paralyzed and I couldn’t speak. My husband and I prayed to John of God and the Entities of the Casa to help. That night, I sensed an invisible being doing acupuncture up and down my left arm. I felt needles going in and out of my body—but no physical person was there. As this happened, the sensations of the left side of my body began to return. By the morning, I was a bit weak, and needed rest, but I was no longer paralyzed, and my ability to think and talk had returned.—a hotel manager in the Casa community

No matter how phenomenal the healing, John of God always says, “I do not heal, God is the one who heals.” His lifelong dedication to be of service to others healing through mediating with Higher Forces is a model of humility, compassion and generosity.

Photo by Karen Leffler www.spiritfotos.com
Photo by Karen Leffler www.spiritfotos.com

Thus, the Casa, as a spiritual hospital, restores us to our eternal Spirit, our Higher Self and our guardian spirits. We are given the opportunity for deeper connection with spirituality and the discarnate beings that can help humankind. We are freed of negative thought forms and entities that have interfered with our ability to connect with the purest aspects of our spiritual nature. We are allowed to identify more intensely with the Spiritual self that we are, that may have been dormant throughout lifetimes. We remember that at our core, we are Love and have access to profound Truth and wisdom through the guidance of benevolent Spirits who are with us to help us.

“My intuition said I must come here for two months, so I came. Every day I sit in the current I feel new sensations in my heart. Actually it pulsates and many times it feels like it is on fire. Always, there is tremendous movement of energy. I often feel overwhelmed. Friday tears were streaming down my face all morning. But, I know this is important because my heart is opening. I am feeling my real feelings, and letting go of what other people told me I should feel and think. I am also sensing what my true direction in life is—what will give me real joy to do. I am so glad I came.”—a 30 year old man, visiting the Casa

Along with the Current, the presence of Higher Beings, and John of God, the community of the Casa welcomes visitors with good food, blessed water and soup, a sacred waterfall for purification, sunshine, and laughter with the town comedienne, Grainne 'McEntity' (McEntee). Visitors relax in simple, clean Inns that function as recovery wards for those resting after surgery. Amble through town and you enjoy exotic birds’ singing, extraordinary flowers, gentle horses that walk freely in the street, and more than one ice cream shop. A way to say good-bye after a chat is, “Fica com Deus”, i.e., “Be with God”. These elements of life, although not absolutely necessary, certainly support the work of the spiritual hospital.

Grainne 'McEntity' (McEntee) the town comedienne, practicing “Ascension”.  Photo: Emma Bragdon
Grainne 'McEntity' (McEntee) the town comedienne, practicing "Ascension". Photo: Emma Bragdon

Given the success of the Casa de Dom Inacio in Brazil—that participants are healing from cancer and all manner of physical and mental diseases—we could consider the Casa as a model to use elsewhere. After all, it is called, “Spiritual Hospital of the World”. That doesn’t mean it has to be the only one. We can bring components of the Casa back home and see what fits the needs of our own communities. We can’t find a John of God anywhere else, but we can find good medical intuitives and energy workers who are capable of assisting others in recovering health.

God knows, our fractured world needs the healing and positive transformation that occurs in “spiritual hospitals”. Although there are dedicated health professionals who care about their patients, most of the hospitals in the USA are managing disease for profit. That system is prohibitively expensive and excludes those who can’t afford it. The Casa de Dom Inacio is teaching us how to have wellness for free for everyone, and the healthcare comes with liberal doses of spiritually enlightening experiences.

Certainly, one aspect of John of God’s mission is to demonstrate how a good spiritual hospital functions in Brazil. It is up to us to seek contact with the inspired beings of Light who can help us seed such hospitals where they will be welcomed in other parts of the world. Both the Light-beings of the Spiritual realm and the Light-workers of the physical realm will be working together to create and maintain this new kind of hospital.

Emma Bragdon, PhD. (www.EmmaBragdon.com) leads groups to the Casa de Dom Inacio several times a year. She is the Director of the Foundation for Energy Therapies, a charitable educational and research organization. She has published a book about the Casa, “Spiritual Alliances”, as well as produced a highly acclaimed professional documentary film, “I do not Heal, God is the One who Heals” Contact Emma Bragdon ebragdon@aol.com

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NEW INFORMATION WEBSITE

www.abadianiaportal.com

Developed by Casa Volunteer, Diego Coppola, Abadiania Web Portal is a direct link to Abadiania. Via the website, people can reserve a hotel, rent a house and book a taxi from the airport. These services are free and anyone is welcome to use them. In addition you can get travel insurance, find vaccination information and tips about customs procedures as well as visas. There is a lot of information about the city of Abadiania itself and many of the businesses and services available there. The website offers useful products for spiritual seekers and a community section where you can upload video content you want to share with other seekers that participate in this journey.

 

Author of the “Casa Guide Manual”, Diego Coppola

All who visit the Casa have a warm experience due to the kindness and care of the Casa workers and volunteers. One of these volunteers is Diego Coppola. We would like to acknowledge his dedication to John of God and the Casa. Diego collected all the protocols that the entities have established in the 30 years the Casa has been operating in Abadiania. He skillfully wrote the “Casa Guide” which is 36 pages of information, detailing the protocols directed by the entities. This guide is available online on the Friends of the Casa website: www.friendsofthecasa.info and available in booklet form at the Casa bookstore. It is currently available in English, Portuguese, Spanish, German, Russian, and French.

This guide has helped countless Casa visitors to be informed of the protocols before, during, and after their visits. Diego continues to help people through his service as a translator at the Casa and through his informative website: www.abadianiaportal.com

We at the Friends of the Casa are very grateful for Diego’s contribution to the visitors coming to the Casa and his service to Medium Joao’s mission.

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NEW DVD - JOHN OF GOD and the CASA DE DOM INACIO

Enjoy a visual journey to the Casa de Dom Inacio and feel the tranquility of this sacred place of hope and miracles. Immerse yourself in the energies of this spiritual hospital where the man known as John of God continues his mission of service to humanity. This new DVD includes 10 songs that are played in the current rooms and 360 spectacular photos of the Casa, the Pousadas, the Town of Abadiania and the Countryside behind the Casa. Price: US$20 which includes tax and shipping. Order Details: http://www.miraclesofjohnofgod.com/booksvideos.htm

 

"THANK YOU GOD" Meditation CD

Recorded live by Diana Rose at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York during a 4 day event sponsored by John of God and the Casa de Dom Inacio. This one hour CD is a series of visualizations that will assist you in staying connected to the Casa. Order Details: http://www.miraclesofjohnofgod.com/booksvideos.htm

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CASA CRYSTAL BEDS AROUND THE WORLD

Those of you who have been to the Casa will be familiar with the Crystal bed - the Entity regularly 'prescribes' sessions on the bed to help supplement the healing process. There are eight crystal beds located in buildings adjacent to the main Casa building. Each bed has 7 quartz crystals suspended above the bed which align with and correspond to the 7 chakras of the human body. A session consists of lying on the bed for approximately 20 minutes while listening to soothing music. The crystals radiate color to the respective chakras to cleanse them and to balance their energies. The Entity may prescribe crystal-bed therapy for you, or you may choose to have a therapeutic session on your own.

On our website we provide a list of individuals who were given special permission from the Entity to purchase one of these crystal beds, thereby enabling them to offer these unique treatment sessions at home.

The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. The full listing of crystal beds around the world is available on the website

UNITED STATES

Janel Carino, USA

Janel Carino, MD
420 Meadowlark Drive
Bozeman, Montana 59718
USA

Tel: (406) 585-5490
E-mail address: jcarino@q.com

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Jeff Elsass, USA

July 2009, Jeff received permission from the entity to bring a Crystal Bed to New York City. Jeff received several healing experiences through the House of Dom Inacio and is happy to now make available Crystal Bed Treatments at Crystal Bed NYC, located in New York City, Manhattan, near Columbia University. Please feel free to contact us to set up appointments; exact location; and any questions you may have

Jeff Elsass

Tel: (406) 585-5490
Email: Jeff@crystalbednyc.com
Website: www.CrystalBedNYC.com  

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Robert TJ Kostner, USA

Robert TJ Kostner - Holistic Healthlife Association
Barrington IL. 60010 (NW Chicagoland),
USA

Tel: 847-309-3360
Email : robertmkostner@yahoo.com
Website: www.starlightgrove.org

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Katherine South, USA

Katherine South
6155 Castletown Way
Alexandria, VA 22310

Tel: 703-924-3768
Email: ksouth@reikialexandria.com
Website: www.reikialexandria.com

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AUSTRALIA

Diana Misiak

Diana Misiak
13 Theodore Street, Curtin, ACT, 2605

Tel: 0417 259 152
Email: diana.m.125@gmail.com

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UNITED KINGDOM

Gemma and Nick Wells, UK

Gemma and Nick Wells
Winscombe Tower, Beacon Road, Crowborough
East Sussex TN6 1UL

Tel: 01892-655518
Email: gemmawellsuk@aol.com

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PHOTOS OF THE MONTH

Thanks to everyone for sending in photos for the Photo Gallery.. keep them coming! The photo gallery has been updated and extended to include all photos available to us since 2002.

Goran from Canada sent us in this photo from his trip to Abadiania in August.

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AS A FRIEND OF THE CASA WE INVITE YOU TO CONTRIBUTE TO THIS WEBSITE

info@friendsofthecasa.info

  • If you have just returned from Abadiania or are aware of any changes / updates to information and prices please let us know. Thank you.
  • Submit your story to be included in the Healing Stories section section
  • Each month in the Casa Website Photo Gallery we will feature a selection of Casa photos submitted by our friends from all over the world. Please email any photo(s) you would like to submit for this feature
  • If you have already visited the Casa, we invite you to complete the questionnaire.
  • Submit a review of the books / DVDs / videos listed on the website
  • If you have just returned from Abadiania we invite you to update us with any news from the Casa
  • The Friends of the Casa Forum is used by individuals around the world to exchange information and advice. Your regular contributions to theForum / Messageboard are very welcome.
  • Your views and advice on how we can improve the website are always welcome