Witness the outstanding abilities of João Teixeira de Faria, known as John of God, one of the most powerful and respected healers in the world today.
This feature documentary, which gained three prestigious Angel Awards at the Monaco International Film Festival in 2008, takes you on a cinematographic journey to João Teixeira de Faria, also known as John of God, the miracle healer of Brazil. The film explores the extraordinary abilities of this internationally respected medium and shows João’s incorporation by one of the many spirit beings who work through him to heal sick and disabled people from all over the world.
Over one million people have visited the Casa de Dom Inácio centre in the village of Abadiânia. Since João first discovered this miraculous faculty more than 50 years ago, an enormous number of individuals, many with illnesses considered incurable, have received healing that mainstream medical opinion cannot explain.
The film takes an objective and unflinching look at the physical and emotional journeys undertaken by some of these people. It shows how spiritual energy can transcend conventional medical knowledge, and features remarkable sequences showing João being used by the spirit entities as a channel to carry out their miraculous work.
Healing is a visually stunning work that challenges conventional perceptions of normality. Through unbiased reporting of the facts, including testimony from doctors, scientists and people who have been restored to health, it provides a unique insight into the achievements of a man who insists he is merely the instrument through which faith, compassion and benign spiritual forces are channeled to alleviate suffering.
Whatever your beliefs, Healing cannot fail to inspire, impress and intrigue. It will lead you towards an acceptance of the fact, supported by indisputable visual evidence, that in this quiet Brazilian village, something truly miraculous is happening for the benefit of mankind.
Born into a poor family, João’s very basic education was cut short due to his rebellious nature as a child. At 16 he left home to become an apprentice tailor, but soon found himself unemployed, penniless and starving. On the verge of despair, he was granted a vision of Saint Rita of Cassia, who directed him to a nearby Spiritist centre. Arriving there, he discovered that his coming was expected, but in his weakened state lost consciousness. Upon awakening several hours later, João was amazed to be told that he had been in a mediumistic trance, allowing the spirit of King Solomon to carry out healing through his physical body. From that day his path was clear. Surrendering himself to God and opening his mind to the miraculous transformation that had taken place, João became a conduit for a host of benevolent ‘entities’ devoted to helping humanity. Guided by the spirit of the great Spanish theologian St. Ignatius de Loyola, also known as Dom Inacio or St. Ignacio, João established his healing centre in the village of Abadiânia, chosen for its unique location above a powerful geological crystal formation. So remarkable has been the work carried out here that over the years the centre has attracted millions of people from all over the world. Although thousands might arrive in a single day, no-one, believer or sceptic, is ever turned away. João has dedicated his life to this service, and does not ask for payment for the healing. João is now known throughout the world as John of God (João de Deus), a title given to him by those who recognize his status as a person touched by a higher power. He himself denies that he has any healing abilities, stating that God alone can heal and that the light entities work through him to cure the cause of people’s afflictions. When João’s body is incorporated he maintains that he has no knowledge or recollection of the work that is being performed through him during the sessions. Essentially he remains an uncomplicated person, still defined by his humble origins but driven by a sense of mission. After more than five decades of unflinching service and countless successful outcomes, few would doubt that João Teixeira de Faria truly deserves to be called John of God.
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This is a "must" see for anyone interested in health and healing. If you have or have not heard of John of God, this video will change how you view possibility. Just buy it, and one to share with friends.
I heard about this video three years ago and it is amazing how long it took to get out! But I was not disappointed. Adding the story of Dom Ignacio was beautiful and poignant. I have been to the Casa four times in the last three years and it is always a miraculous experience. Love, healing of body mind and spirit, and people filled with hope, joy and compassion. This video captures all of that and adds results to the surgeries, both physical and spiritual. For those seeking this kind of experience, the video will not disappoint.
This film is the best I have yet seen on John of God and the healing work that is done at the Casa de Dom Inacio. It is a skillful, artistic, professional, engaging and sensitive piece of film making. There are a couple of excellent books about John of God, such as Heather Cumming's "John of God, The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions" and Josie RavenWing's "The Book of Miracles, The Healing Work of Joao de Deus," but none of the films about him prior to this one come close to capturing the depth of the experience at the Casa that "Healing: Miracles, Mysteries and John of God" captures. The film opens with the journey of Ignatius of Loyola, the guiding spirit of the Casa. It is a wonderful metaphor for the spiritual journey that one takes in traveling to see John of God. Through interviews with people, including two articulate and initially skeptical M.D.s, who visit the Casa, and mediums working there, the openness, vulnerability, intelligence, faith, work, wisdom and love available in this sacred place are evident. The natural beauty of rural Abadiania, Brazil comes across powerfully in the photography. The soundtrack blends with the imagery, creating a graceful sense of flow. The film ends with Ignatius leaving his sword on the altar and the voiceover: "When all human help fails, there is then room for the Divine." Having traveled twice to the Casa and heading back again in one month, I feel that I am there each time I watch this film. Watching the film is itself a healing experience. Thank you, David Unterberg, for making such a beautiful and intelligent film that truly captures the love and healing available to us on our journeys.
From the first moment, the first scene in this film, you are carried into the spiritual world of the Casa and John of God. By the end of the film I was captivated by the man and his life of service to others. The film is visually rich in color and texture. An excellent film! I have viewed other films that attempt to capture the hope and anguish of the people who line up at the Casa, but this is the first film that shares their faces, and their stories so deeply. There are a few short scenes that present the physical surgeries in detail, but fortunately most of the movie focuses on the spiritual healing and the testimony of everyday people. By the end of the movie I felt blessed to have experienced his story, and was wondering how I can be more of service in my community. This film does not cover details on how the Casa operates. There are several informative books and websites that cover the details.