Brazil’s Miracle Man John of God Draws the World’s Incurables

João de Deus About 300 people come to a small town of Abadiânia, in the Brazilian midwest state of Goiás, 103 kilometers (64 miles) off Brazil's capital BrasÀ­lia, on a daily basis. The people do not come for the beauty of Brazil and Abadiânia – sightseeing is the last thing they are interested in doing there.

They arrive in Abadiânia with a hope to recover from their diseases with the help of a local healer, João Teixeira de Faria, better known as João de Deus (John of God).
First buses reach the town at 5 am. Thereafter pilgrims start waiting for admission to the small hospital Casa de Dom Inácio de Loyola. The location of the hospital is not incidental: it's built over a layer of quartz, a mineral known for its energy qualities. There is also a waterfall in the town where patients usually meditate.

The premises of the hospital include a big hall, a garden, a café, a library and a kitchen where you can get a free portion of soup after a working day. Only those volunteers who already recovered from their illnesses with the healer's help work in the hospital.

First of all, the medium explains his method of work to the newcomers, and only then the process of healing begins. It consists of several stages.

Firstly, medium assistants show people to four big rooms. They conduct a preliminary examination of patients and "establish a contact with God" for them. Afterwards, João de Deus appears and talks to people to decide whether he can help them or not. Those chosen by him stay in town for about two weeks and live in a local hotel. John prescribes them meditation near the above-mentioned waterfall, prayers and herbal treatment.

An operation is the final stage of the treatment. It can be performed with a usual kitchen knife at times. More often the healer simply touches the body of a patient with his hands to relieve him or her of their pain.

John of God has operated about 15,000 patients during 40 years. The healer does not take money for his services. People just make a small payment for herbal potions. The healer says that he receives his gift from spirits that possess his body.

He is being said to cure quite different illnesses: diabetes, blindness, disseminated sclerosis, all kinds of cancer, asthma, cerebral palsy, epilepsy, AIDS and different mental diseases. In addition, people with problems in private life and business also ask for the healer's help.

John of God is not widely known in the rest of the world; it seems that he is mostly known by other psychics of high rank. Nevertheless, quite a number of Russian citizens have visited the Brazilian medium. Many of them say that they feel much better after the course of treatment.

The medium is extremely popular in Brazil and the US. He is the only psychic in the country who was tested at São Paulo's University on the subject of job capacity. The research conducted on 30 patients showed that operations were performed indeed with the removal of operational material, although no infectious complications were observed.

However, not all operations are successful. A French woman filed a complaint against the Brazilian healer in 2005. The woman came to Brazil to get cured of AIDS. The virus was still found in her blood after John of God's session.

But the healer does not seem to be worried about that. "Don't stop to take medications. My treatment doesn't substitute medicines. It's not me who cures but God," says João de Deus.

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  • Becky

    I believe he cures people who have faith in God
    Id like to meet John of God and would like to know more information about the people he cures when do people see him. My condition is not critical but I have a back problem an an illness I have to live with for the rest of my life. do people have to make an appointment to go there and see him, what things are needed to abstain from for the treatment to be successful. I would like a whole lot of information to be sent to me so i can see John of God later this year or early next year. Thank you for our advice and information.

    John 1: 12, 51 – Yet to all those who receive him,( Jesus said) to those who believe in his name, he gave the right to become the children of god. Jesus said I tell you the truth, you shall see heaven open, and angels of god ascending and descending on the son of man.

    John 3:3 Jesus declared, ” I tell you the truth, unless a man is born again, he can not see the kingdom of God.”
    You must be born again. 3:16 For god so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 3:36 Whoever believes in the son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the son will not see life, for gods wrath remains on him.

    John 4:13 Jesus said whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. indeed the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up into eternal life.

    5:24 ” I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned, he has crossed over from death to Life.

    7:16,17 Jesus answered my teaching is not my own. It comes from him that sent me. If any one chooses to do Gods will, he will find out weather my teaching comes from God or weather I speak on my own.

    8:12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said ” I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” 8:24 I told you that you will die in your sins, If you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will defenitly die in your sins. 8:31 ” If you hold to my teaching, you really are my disciples. 32, then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

    34, Jesus said I tell you the truth, every one who sins is a slave to sin.46, Can any one prove me guilty of sin, If I am telling the truth, why don’t you believe in me? 47, He who believes in God who belongs to god hears what God says. The reason you do not hear is that you do not belong to God. I tell you If a man keeps my word. He will never see death.

  • Alan Ernest

    Brazil’s miracle men.
    I live in Los Angeles, CA, and have been to see Joao 8 times. It is very difficult to define who heals and who does not; but many have been healed. The total number of people treated by Joao over the last 50 years is well over a million.
    Specifically, in regard to AIDS, I have been told by 2 people people that had the condition, that they were told to return for treatment 5 times; then they were cured. I have spoken with several people that have been cured of cancer, and have returned to bring others for help with the same condition.
    There are a several other very talented psychic healers in Brazil. I know a number of Brazilians in Los Angeles and I was surprised to find that most of them had not heard of Joao de Deus or the other healers. There is a very talented psychic healer in Brasilia by the name of Valetim. There is also a doctor in Uberlandia that has a very extensive healer center, and he channels the spirit of a Dr Hansen, and has a website by that name.
    The most important thing for healing is faith. Faith in God, faith in the Devine Energy, faith in the power of love.

  • Janet Montalvo

    My friend is desperately fighting for his life
    hello, My friend Bryan 33 years old – just a little over 10 days ago went to the Emergency since he was feeling so ill recently and was diagnoses with a stomach tumor (cancerous) that apparently has been there around 3 years or more and he never knew. It’ so big, it’s wrapped around his back and pushing down on all his organs and the only way they can operate is to give him Chemo and hope to shrink it; otherwise they can’t operate and if they do get to operate he ha a 20-30% chance. He’s a major fighter. He’s always so upbeat and optimistic and positive and laughing and has a zillion friends that absolutely adore him and a band that he’s making a CD with as the drummer and just plently to live for. If anyone needs a miracle – it’s him and if anyone deserves a miracle it’s him. If you knew him…you’d agree. We live in Florida…there’s no time to take him out of the hospital for a treatment. Do you do long distance healings….or is there some medicine or lotion or something we can buy from someone here that may help him. We heard of you thru a lady that got cured of cancer in her brain and her stomach by this “John of God”. We just talked to her a 1/2 hour ago and she told us what to do. Apparently she took something and was cured. I don’t know how long it took but the Dr. had sent her home to die, saying there’s nothing else that they can do. She never gave up and that’s when she found you. I hope it isn’t too late to find you also. So many hearts are breaking. Also, Have you heard of Cristovao Brilho from Brazil – a paranormal spiritual healer? I’ll be doing a healing with him also as he’s in south florida as I go to him of a monthly basis myself. I haven’t found his results to be immediate as I myself have had health problems but nothing serious and they dont’ seem to be going away the way I had hoped. Although his cure oil did heal my cat of a very serious injury. Thank you for your consideration and time. Sincerely, Janet Montalvo

  • Anonymous

    God heals
    God heals and I’ve seen it. My friend, an ex U.S. olympic athlete asked me to pray for his chronic (years long) achilles heel problem. I have had no prior record of “healing people” so I know that I do not possess such powers. I placed my hand on his achilles heel and prayed. A few days later he told me that after years of problems, he got healed. We both praised God. We are Christians. No big deal…Christ healed when He was on earth and the same power is available to all born-again-Believers. Make sure you don’t abuse the power to gain wealth/fortune but give thanks to God and glorify Him, the source of all healing/blessings.

  • Adriana A.

    Hi Ch.c.
    It seems that you got everything mixed up. It seems that you are good with numbers but not with words.
    Can’t you see that the first comment was written by Joao da Silva and not Joao de Deus? And that he was just teasing?
    I was asking him if he knows any official data about the people who gets cured and those who don’t, so I could tell my classmate at SFSU who is doing his project on Joao de Deus or how Americans call him ,”John of God”.

  • ch.c.

    “very powerful – for those who believe it.” – Is it true that 99,99% of the cases is hopeless and incurable?”
    Strange contradicting….statement and question !

    Lets face it Joao, are you an “expert” healer as you pretend ot not ?
    If you are are one, your question should be an affirmation….not a question.
    Ot should I understand that 99,99 % of those following the treatment are NOT true believers, since 99,99 % of the treatments seems to be unsuccessfull.

    Please clarify and explain more.

    Further even more strange with your statement : “Cause I have a classmate in my Anthro class that is going to do his final project about him” !!!!!

  • Adriana A.

    Alan Ernest
    Hi Alan, thanks for your comment.
    I hear people saying “we’re all gonna die” yes, but that’s not the point, the point is most people are afraid of the death and when they acquire a terminal disease they and their lives become even more frightening. They are forced to face the new reality, they become “fragile child” and that’s when they decide to reach the divine, and learn important lessons along the way. It’s important for us to learn how to connect with our bodies ( mind-body-spirit connection.)
    I’m Brazilian and I’m familiar with the Brazilian’s healers throughout my childhood. My parents believe on the teachings of “Alan Kardek” “Chico Xavier” and others. Today I’m grown up woman and I don’t have religion ( but I do believe in love and energy) and I think people should be careful when deciding mainly for the spiritual approach, medicine these days are way much better than it was before. However, John of god is honest when he says that people should also take their medications.


  • Adriana A.

    Joao da Silva
    Hi Joao,
    have you seen the videos with the operations performed by him?
    It’s very Graphic though, but how can someone explain that.
    I knew an American lady here in SF. that was a member of the “Casa”, she was also a healer. I used to go there to see her perform shamanistic ritual, very powerful – for those who believe it.
    Is it true that 99,99% of the cases is hopeless and incurable? Cause I have a classmate in my Anthro class that is going to do his final project about him, his mom is an American and she often goes there because she is a volunteer in the casa.
    It would be nice if I could give him some info about the cases where people don’t get cured.

  • João da Silva

    Brazil’s Miracle Man John of God Draws the World’s Incurables
    Thanks for promoting me on this site.However, we have to remember that 99,99% of the cases is hopeless and incurable. However, we always try to cure the rest. It is an uphill task, though.

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