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About the Casa

João Teixeira de Faria

Brazil’s Casa de Dom Inácio is the healing center of world-renowned João Teixeira da Faria, who is unquestionably one of the most powerful spiritual healers living today. João de Deus (John of God), as he is affectionately known, has devoted his life to mediumship. Through him, spirit entities minister to the multitudes who come in search of a cure.

Australia’s Robert Pellegrino-Estrich brought João to the attention of English-speaking people with the publication of his book The Miracle Man in 1997. Since then, thousands have visited the Casa from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada, South Africa and Europe.

The Casa is a mecca for healing on many levels. João incorporates over 30 entities who were physicians, theologians, therapists, and notable figures in their lifetimes. João sits in-entity (unconscious, taken over, or "overshadowed," by an entity from the spiritual plane) scans you, sees what you need, and uses various healing methods to help with your healing. He receives all who queue to see him. No matter how long the lines, no one is turned away, even if consultations must continue well into the night. As many as 3000 per day have come. At this writing, due to the depressed Brazilian economy, 150-300 is typical. There is no charge for attending the Casa sessions and consulting the entities. However, following a course of treatment at the Casa usually involves auxillary items which cost money.

Healing is a personal and transformative process which generally unfolds over a period of time. Your healing may be physical, emotional, mental, spiritual – or all of these. Some people experience almost immediate healing; others recover over time, and some may require subsequent visits.

Spend as much time as you can in the current rooms in meditation and prayer. Contemplate your healing and highest good. Support your healing process by maintaining a positive attitude and following the simple dietary and operation-aftercare rules.

Some of the visitors have made substantial sacrifices to manage the long journey to Abadiânia. Open your heart to them and to the divine gifts which abound in this sacred place of love and healing.

One Person's View of the Casa

"Although it calls itself a healing centre, the Casa de Dom Inacio looks like a cross between a clinic and a church. The "shop window" of the place, the sensational side of it, is the demonstration of extraordinary, almost paranormal healing phenomena where actual surgical operations are undertaken by João without anaesthetic or proper instruments (he works as a spirit medium incorporating what are referred to as "entities", which appear to manifest the persona and healing abilities of particular deceased individuals). But behind this is the belief, that is central to the work there, that you must heal the energy (or the "soul" or the "spirit") before you can heal the body, and that a lot of this healing work is done through meditation and prayer. One important function of the Casa is to provide a context for intensifying a force field of belief, of faith, and of concentration among the people there, which magnifies the possibilities of using healing energy, whether it's "divine" or however one describes it.

The other key thing about the Casa is the emphasis that it puts on each individual taking responsibility for his or her own healing. A favourite refrain of the spirit medium when people come and ask to be healed is "vai trabalho" which translates as "go and work". The conviction here - and the instruction - is for each individual to take responsibility for his or her own healing: and that involves work, not miracles. These were the main things that I got from being there, together with the opportunity to work in an extremely focused environment which is blessed by a feeling of optimism and faith; a belief in the possibility of healing, even in very extreme circumstances. Quite the opposite to many hospitals, which I often found to be places filled with fatalism and despair.

The Casa provided a place where I could go and spend hours and days and weeks: I was fortunate to be able to go five times during the year after being diagnosed with cancer and I spent a total of about eighteen weeks there. There was no "miracle" healing for me; I was told on my first visit that I would be healed, but could never get an answer to my questions about how, when or where this might be achieved. (Did it mean returning to London for conventional surgery? I was never told either yes or no.) Not everyone experiences things at the Casa in the same way. Some people visit only once for just a few days: a tiny minority do experience an apparently "spontaneous healing". Others stay for months and months and show no improvement."

This is an excerpt from "In Sickness and In Health - One man's experience of Healing from Cancer " Article by Christopher Sheppard.