Frequently Asked Questions about John of God, the Casa, and more...
What do you mean by “entity”?
The “entity” is the spirit that is in John of God’s body when the healings occur. Many different entities come through... all from the world of spirit. Many are saints, doctors... even King Solomen comes through. There are about 37 that come through frequently, yet there is a “phalange” of thousands of spirits that are there assisting.
What is “Spiritism”?
In a nutshell, spiritism addresses the origins of different kinds of spirits, communication with spirits, purpose of spiritual phenomena, and mediumship.
What is a “medium”?
A medium is someone who can communicate with spirits on the other side. There are many different types of mediums. Joao is a “full trance medium”, which is rare. This means that he does not remember any of what happens when he let’s the spirits take over his body to use it for healing people.
Do I need to be Catholic or Christian to go?
No. The work at the casa is a combination of Catholicism and Spiritism. But, people of all religions come... and all are welcome.
Do I need to speak Portuguese?
No! In fact, with the influx of foreigners to the casa there are now more things happening in English than in Portuguese. On Sundays there is a beautiful service in English and on Tuesdays there is a wonderful singing group in English. English and Portuguese remain the two main languages spoken at the casa. Additionally, the pousada owners speak English and you will find many people at the airport speak English.
What are the “herbs” you talk about?
The blessed herbs are the medicine you take for your healing. They are blessed by the entity and have the exact vibration on them that you need, as prescribed by the entity in Joao’s body. Your medicine will not work on anyone else. It is basically passion flower powder with the vibration you need. It is fine to use with any medication.
What do you mean by “visible” surgery and “invisible surgery”?
Most surgeries are “invisible”. This means that the entity is working directly on your soul for healing. The body, of course, will be affected by this. When you get your invisible surgery you will be in a room with many other people and you will all be operated on at the same time. Then, there is a protocol to follow very carefully after your surgery.
Some people request a “visible” surgery. The entity may make incisions, pull out tumors, stitch you up... or many other procedures could happen. John of God says that these are not necessary for the healing to occur but some people need to see the scar to know they have been healed. He continues to do them to “increase your faith”. People do not experience pain or get infected, and usually do not bleed a whole lot.
What is a “crystal bed”?
This is a very relaxing way to begin to heal your energy field. You will lie on a bed (like a massage table) and there will be lights above you shining through crystals. They have colors shining through that correlate with your chakras.
A crystal bed can be part of your healing process and the entity may prescribe this for you (though you can get a crystal bed treatment without a prescription).
Tell me more about the “sacred waterfalls”...
In order to go to the sacred waterfalls you must ask the entities first. If they think it is right for you, you will get a prescription authorizing a certain number of visits. The waterfalls are totally amazing! It feels like washing away decades, or lifetimes, of stuff down the river. The feeling afterwards (for me) is one of a very deep cleansing.
On your first visit to the waterfalls you need to go with your guide. With the waterfalls, as with many things at the casa, the entities have given very specific protocols to be followed. These protocols need to be followed very carefully. If you do it all as the entities suggest, your healing can go very, very deep.
Is Brazil dangerous?
While there are places in Brazil that can be dangerous, Abadiania is quite safe. That said, it is always wise to take simple precautions when traveling... leave your passport and the bulk of your money in your room, don’t wear expensive or flashy jewelry, walk with a friend if you are out at night, dress modestly and respect the local culture.
Do I have to wear white the entire time I am there?
White is required during sessions on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. This is so the entity can more easily see your spirit... they see you as a hologram. During other times you are free to wear other colors, if you like.
Is there Internet available in Abadiania?
Yes, there will be free WI-FI at the pousada we will stay at. If you don’t bring your computer with you, there is an Internet Shop located conveniently next door to our pousada. You can do your email and do SKYPE there inexpensively.
What do I do from Saturday to Tuesday when John of God is not seeing people?
It is strongly suggested that you rest. Do not go touristing. You may go to the casa to meditate, take walks (there are breathtaking trails), read, nap, visit the local shops, go to the waterfalls, etc. The entities are still working very intensely on you during these four days so take it easy!
Do I need any vaccinations?
No vaccinations are required. It is my choice to not get vaccinations but it is something you might want to discuss with your doctor. A vaccination for yellow fever might be recommended by your doctor.
You will undoubtedly have many more questions come up if this is your first trip. I hope this section on FAQ's helps you to have some general information. Once you are registered for a trip, I will be sending you more information, such as...
- Brazilian currency... where to get the best exchange rate, where you can and cannot exchange money, how much will you need, what you might want money for, use of debit and credit cards, who will take them and who won't, etc.
- What to bring... including the things that you probably will not think of... that will make your trip a little (or a lot!) nicer
- What are the best airlines to take, and why... what airlines fly straight to Brasilia from the United States
- A few words in Portuguese that are nice to know... like "thank you!", "good morning!", etc.