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Frequently asked questions

How often will I see John of God? Abadiania a safe place? What is there to do in Abadiania? Can I drink the water in Abadiania? Do you need to be sick to see John of God? Are there medical facilities in Abadiania? Do I need a tour guide to go to Abadiania? When will I be healed? Are VACCINATIONS required? What are the WEATHER conditions (Fahrenheit degrees)? Do I need to bring SNACKS from home? Do I need TRAVEL INSURANCE? What is the ELECTRICITY standard in Abadiania? Where do I exchange CURRENCY from dollars to Brazilian reals? Do I need to wear WHITE CLOTHING every day?

How often will I see John of God?

Realistically, you will see John of God 2 or 3 times per week However, you have the potential of seeing John of God 6 times per week; twice a day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Most people have at least one Divine Intervention (invisible operation) which requires the person to stay in their room and rest for 24 hours following this procedure. John of God may also instruct a person to sit in one of the current rooms for one or more sessions. The recommended number of times is 2 to 3 with time spent in current between visits to John of God.

Abadiania a safe place?

The quaint little town of Abadiania is very safe if you follow the basic common sense guidelines that you should follow in any foreign city. 1) Walk with a partner at night and only on streets that have street lights, 2) Wear clothing that is non-provocative, 3) Keep large sums of money and your passport in a secure place in your pousada, 4) Keep your expensive jewelry in a safe place at your pousada, 5) Stay on roads if taking walks.

What is there to do in Abadiania?

You are in a spiritual hospital so we encourage our participants to be respectful to the Spiritual Doctors who are working with you. Treat your visit to Abadiania as a retreat. Spend the majority of your time in quiet solitude, meditation and prayer at the Casa or the pousada. Short visits to cafes and internet rooms are fine but remember why you came to Abadiania. The Casa recommends that you stay in Abadiania during you treatment to maintain your energy and connection to the Spirit Doctors who are assisting you. Touring and shopping outside of Abadiania is contrary to the purpose of your visit.

Can I drink the water in Abadiania?

We recommend that you buy your water at the Casa. The water sold at the Casa has been blessed by John of God. It is recommended that you drink 1 to 2 liters of the blessed water per day to cleanse the body of the waste bi-products created by your spiritual healing.

Do you need to be sick to see John of God?

Everyone is welcome at the Casa. Many doctors, healers and people on a spiritual path are traveling to see John of God to receive a blessing and ask for heightened spiritual/healing gifts. Some people travel to see John of God to ask for help for a loved one.

Are there medical facilities in Abadiania?

There is a clinic and several pharmacies in Abadiania but there is no hospital. You must travel 40 minutes to the nearest hospital and an hour and a half to a major medical facility.

Do I need a tour guide to go to Abadiania?

John of God has said that each person who visits the Casa for the first time should go with a Casa tour guide. There are protocols around how everything works at the Casa. Since the spoken language there is Portuguese, it is really beneficial to work with a guide who will share information in advance of your visit that will prepare you for the spiritual healing a visit to the Casa will render. A guide will also give you helpful orientations, provide all hotel reservations and ground transportation between the airport and Abadiania, take you through the line to meet John of God on your first day at the Casa, help you as you recover after your treatments, take you to the sacred waterfall, and be able to answer every question that arises during your healing process. Having a guide is also helpful in the case of any emergency—medical or otherwise.

When will I be healed?

There are many factors involved in answering this question. Each person is unique and each has acquired certain physical health conditions due to something being out-of-balance in their emotional, mental or spiritual bodies. The spirit guides of John of God go to the source of the issue and help you to come into alignment in these outer fields and once that alignment occurs, a person can notice improvement in their physical body. Some people have had an instant healing and for some it takes a period of time. Healing is a personal and transforming 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 results; others recover over time, and some may require multiple visits.

Are VACCINATIONS required?

At the time of this writing in June 2008, vaccinations are recommended, but not required, by the Brazilian Government if you are traveling to the state of Goiás where Abadiania is located. Please visit this site for more details: Los Angeles Consulate website

What are the WEATHER conditions (Fahrenheit degrees)?

Generally daytime temperatures year-round average in the mid-80s, with occasional spikes higher than that. During rainy days, it can average more in the mid-70s and sometimes even a bit lower. Night- time temps average in the low 60s most of the year. But between mid-June and early August, it can occasionally drop into the low 50s, more commonly in the low 60s. It can get pretty brisk. Early morning walks to the Casa can be quite chilly. Bring one heavy sweater or a light jacket for that time of year. For up-to-date weather in Abadiania:
click on WEATHER
click on BRAZIL
click on ABADIANIA

Do I need to bring SNACKS from home?

We recommend bringing your own favorite snacks to get you by (especially on the plane in case the airline food does not satisfy you). In Abadiania, there are 4 cafes close to the pousada and on the way to the Casa. These cafes offer freshly squeezed/blended fruit juices, shakes and various espresso delights of joy. Some serve healthy sandwiches, organic salads, pizzas and snacks of varying degrees such as homemade chocolate cake. Never bring fresh fruits or vegetables onto the airplane unless you consume them completely before landing in Brazil.


You are required to obtain medical and medical transportation travel insurance if you travel with a Casa certified guide. Pre-existing conditions may be covered if you purchase your travel insurance within 14 days following the purchase of your airline tickets or payment of your tour deposit. Check with your travel insurance agency to see what their policy is for pre-existing conditions.

What is the ELECTRICITY standard in Abadiania?

A. If you need to bring an appliance such as a hair dryer or razor, Brazil's voltage is 220 volts and 50 hertz. You must bring an adaptor that fits the sockets used in Brazil and a converter to convert 220 volts to 110 volts if your appliance is not rated for 220 volts.

Where do I exchange CURRENCY from dollars to Brazilian reals?

It is best to obtain your Brazilian money before you depart for Brazil. Many banks can obtain Brazilian reals for you if you give them enough advanced notice. It is wise to check with your bank at least 2 weeks prior to departure. We have never hound a money exchange in the Manous Airport since this flight typically arrives in the middle of the night. The Sao Paulo and the Rio de Janeiro airports have currency exchange offices. Use the airport exchange offices only when time between flights permits. There are reliable taxi drivers who will take your money to the bigger cities to obtain a good exchange rate for you but you will need to pay them for their travel expenses.

There is no currency exchange office in the Brasilia Airport. The Casa bookstore will accept MaterCard and Visa credit cards for purchases. This is where you will buy your blessed water, books, rosaries, crystals, and other souvenirs. The Casa pharmacy will accept credit cards for the purchase of the blessed herbs. There are two money exchange offices in Abadiania but their hours are not posted. You will need to provide cash if you utilize their services.

Travelers Checks, Money Orders and Personal Checks are not accepted in Abadiania.

Do I need to wear WHITE CLOTHING every day?

You will need to wear white clothing to the Casa twice a day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Wear white socks and under garments too. After the healing sessions are over, and on Saturday through Tuesday, casual clothing of any color is acceptable to wear. White tennis shoes or sandals of any color are appropriate to wear at the Casa.


The Friends of the Casa would like to thank Bob Dinga and Diana Rose ( ) for sharing their FAQ section with us.