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John of God

  
Our next SACRED PASSAGES TRAVEL DESTINATION:

John of God


  
JOHN OF GOD
Abadiania, Brazil
Internationally Known Trance Healer


April 15 - 29, 2018*
*May involve returning on April 30

 A minimum stay of 2 weeks is suggested by the Casa.
However, please contact us if you'd like to speak about a 7 Day option.


Please consider joining us as we host a trip to Abadiania, Brazil, to spend time in retreat with John of God. Your trip is being hosted by Rev. Jude Smith, an official guide for John of God and the Casa de Dom Inacio.  Jude is an Interfaith Minister and the Executive Director of the Center for Authentic Living.  She is an experienced retreat leader, spiritual director, and project coordinator for the One Spirit Learning Alliance, an Interfaith/Interspiritual organization based on New York City.
 
Jude will be providing a guided retreat experience throughout your stay, offering group work and individual sessions to deepen and enrich your experience of your time with John of God. Jude is available to answer any questions you may have prior to the trip, in order to assist you in your decision. 

 
John of God, Abadiania, Brazil, Joao Teixeira de Farias, Trance Healer
 "For those who believe, no words are necessary;
for those who do not believe, no words are possible."
~ St. Ignatius de Loyola ~


"I have never healed anybody. It is God who heals."
~ John of God ~
 
Tucked away in a small village in Northeast Brazil is the Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola, the healing center that is home to trance healer John of God (João de Deus). At this out of the way location, millions of people from around the world have received the gifts of healing that come through this remarkable man, a man who asks for no compensation for his work.

According to those who have visited Abadiania, simply being in this small village surrounding the Casa is a healing process in itself. Here, thousands of people from all walks of life and all corners of the world converge for the purpose of being healed, or to assist in the healing of others. There is the sense of great love, and the experience of knowing that this is where one is meant to be - and then meeting others who feel the same way. There is a closeness born from gathering with many for the purpose of engaging in sacred inner work, a closeness that continues long after returning home.


"No physical or psychic illness is beyond the possibility of a cure."
~ from Casa literature ~

John of God makes no promises that anyone will return home differently from when they arrived. But what can be promised is a two week inner journey and the riches that such a journey provides. For whether you are looking for physical healing, emotional healing, or spiritual healing, or whether you are simply looking to deepen your personal journey, we are offering a two week opportunity to engage with the mysteries of life with a willingness to be open to whatever is meant to result.


Not everyone who sees John of God receives obvious miracles. Sometimes results are slow in coming, such as the man who returned to the Casa eight or nine times over a three year period before his sight was restored. Sometimes nothing seems to happen, and people's conditions remain unchanged. Sometimes healings take place on an emotional and spiritual level that cannot be measured in physical terms or seen by the eye. And sometimes healings take place in spite of there not being a cure.
 
 
What to Expect

In Abadiania, the week is divided into two parts: Wednesday through Friday when John of God is in residence, seeing hundreds of people in morning and afternoon sessions, and Saturday - Tuesday, when those same hundreds are encouraged to spend sacred time in ways that will deepen the experience of the previous three days.

During morning and afternoon sessions at the Casa, you will be passing in front of John of God, who will be in trance, allowing the healing spirits of deceased doctors, surgeons, masters, and saints to work through him. And although John is channeling the likes of Saint Francis Xavier, cofounder of the Jesuits, and Saint Ignatius of Loyala, a priest and nobleman from the 16th century, as well as notable doctors and surgeons, John makes it clear that the Casa is not a church, but rather, a spiritual hospital. "My mission has nothing to do with religion," he says.

When not passing in front of the "entities," as these healing spirits are called, you will be invited to "sit in the current," which means meditating in silence in the room within which John is working, a practice that is as powerful as the time actually spent engaged one-on-one. Later, you will be able to wander the Casa grounds, filled with flowers and fruit trees and big wooden benches where people sit in quiet reflection and meditation, overlooking the beautiful valley below.


 
Do You Believe in Miracles?

...was the theme of a recent Oprah show that featured the work of John of God. On her website there are excellent video clips from the show and insightful articles about his work featuring positive and supportive commentary by physicians who have studied John of God, including Dr. Mehmet Oz. We encourage you to check them out if you would like to know more about John of God, and we have provided links below. One thing to mention and clarify: John, while channeling the "entities," has been known to perform physical surgeries on participants - without anesthesia and without pain. Such surgeries are completely voluntary, and are the exception, not the rule. The majority of people who are seen by John of God receive spiritual intervention only.

 
"The Entity does maybe 60%.
The rest you have to do yourself."
~ Zsolt Pap de Pesteny ~
Austrian Physician Healed by John of God

And that's the truth to keep in mind when deciding whether or not this trip is meant for you. Despite many awe-inspiring stories of physical, emotional, and spiritual healings, not everyone walks away with the healing they desired. Oftentimes, the physical disappearance of symptoms is the last thing to be noticed as a deeper spiritual healing is taking place. In the words of John of God translator, Heather Cumming, "Healing takes different forms. Sometimes the soul makes great strides but the body isn't able to keep pace. It is human nature to hope for the quick reversal, the sudden recovery. But the path might be more twisted and longer than expected."


Learning to Love Oneself

What does it mean to be healed? Does it mean the lessening of physical symptoms? Does it mean the easing of burdens? Does it mean seeing life as a "daring adventure," as Helen Keller once described? Or does is simply mean connecting with the unconditional love that is ultimately what we each yearn for, and experiencing the healing that comes from knowing such love? For if God is truly love, as so many sacred scriptures have said, then this town of Abadiania and the Casa of John of God, is a place where living in love becomes the norm.

Oprah, John of God, Brazil, Healer, Spiritism

Oprah's Visit with John of God:
You Are Exactly Where You Need to Be

Oprah found  herself struggling with some personal issues.  Turning inwards, she found her answer - travel to Brazil to interview John of God.
~ The Oprah Magazine - July 2012 ~ 


Wayne Dyer, John of God, Healing, Leukemia, Oprah

Dr. Wayne Dyer's Surgery from John of God, Part 1

Dr. Wayne Dyer's Surgery from John of God, Part 2

After he was diagnosed with leukemia, Dr. Wayne Dyer decided to have an unconventional surgery with healer John of God. The twist? John of God was in Brazil; Wayne was in Maui.  Part 1 and 2 of a full interview with Oprah as part of her Soul Series.
~ March 2012 ~


John of God as seen on the Oprah show and magazine

Leap of Faith by Susan Casey
 

 Susan Casey, editor in chief of the Oprah Magazine, went on a journey to Abadiania to discover the truth about John of God.  What she found, not  only astonished her, but led to a deep spiritual healing of her own.

~ The Oprah Magazine - December 2010 ~

 

Science and Miracles Video 

Dr. Jeff Rediger, Harvard trained physician, traveled to Brazil as a skeptic,

but returned home questioning what he has believed.

~ The Oprah Show, November 15, 2010 ~

 

Who is John of God? Video
~ The Oprah Show, November 15, 2010 ~

 

Face-To-Face with John of God Video
~ The Oprah Show, November 15, 2010 ~



Casa Gardens of John of God    
 
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Travel Information

 

Arrive Monday, Week 1

Arrive in Brasilia, Brazil where you will be met at the airport by a member of our team, who will escort you via private driver to our accommodations in Abadiania.

 

Leave Sunday, Week 2

Return by private driver to the airport in Brasilia for your return flight home

 


Accommodations


Pousada Irmao Sol Irma Lua

Accommodations will be at the Pousada Irmão Sol Irmã Lua, guest house owned by the husband and wife team of Martin and Fernanda Mosqueira. Martin is a translator for John of God, and brings an insider's knowledge to our tour.  Rooms are simple and the large garden and patio area provide tranquil space for comfortable dining. 3 meals per day are included in your price.

CLICK HERE for a lovely video tour of our Pousada 

 

Daily Meal Schedule at the Pousada (Guest House)

Breakfast - 7:00 AM

Lunch - 12:00 PM

Dinner - 6:00 PM

 

 

John of God Sessions

(Wednesday - Friday) 


Morning Session

8:00 - 11:00 AM

(Includes the serving of healing soup blessed by John of God)

 

Afternoon Session

2:00 - 5:00 PM

(Please note that these times are approximate,

as John continues to work until the last person has been seen)

 

 

Additional Casa Schedules (Optional)

Daily

Casa Gardens of John of God Abadiania, Brazil

Casa gardens are available for private meditation,

reflection, quiet time, and prayer

 

8:00 PM 

Portuguese Prayer Service

(A sacred experience - even in Portuguese!)

 

Tuesday

5:00 PM

Formal Introduction to the Casa and John of God

 

7:00 - 11:00 AM

Seva (Sacred Service)

Assist in the making of the Healing Soup in the Casa kitchen

 

Sunday

10:00 AM

English Interfaith Casa Prayer Service

 

 

Optional Activities

Since it is strongly recommended that you remain in a reflective state

throughout your stay, we are not scheduling any formal excursions.  

 

However, we are offering two optional guided excursions that may serve

to enhance your experience of John of God.

  

 

Temple of Good Will
Brasilia, Brazil

Temple of Good Will Brasilia, Brazil

The Temple of Good Will is an interfaith center for love, understanding, meditation, and the practice of spiritual diversity. Inside its 7-sided pyramid shape is housed the largest crystal ever found in Brazil, which hangs suspended above a grand labyrinth. Visitors are encouraged to walk the labyrinth barefoot and while in meditation, following the spiral to its center, and then back out again, capturing the energy of the crystal in the process.


Sacred Waterfall
(Photography not permitted)

The waterfall is a short cab ride away and also a brief walk from the Casa.  
Bathing in its waters is said to deepen your spiritual work. 
Spending time at the waterfall requires permission from John of God.


$2,395*
*based upon Single Occupancy.

Double Occupancy Discount!
$150 discount off second registration
sharing same room*
*No other discount applies


  

*Price Includes:

  • Private Room and Bath
  • 3 Meals Per Day at Pousada (Guest House)
  • Transfers To and From the Brasilia Airport (Based on Set Arrival and Departure Times)
  • Orientation
  • Group Meetings/Sangha Experience
  • Private Spiritual Support
  • All Casa Activities with John of God
  • Guided Trip to Sacred Waterfall (With Permission of John of God)
  • Assistance with Visa Application and Other Travel Logistics
  • Post-trip Spiritual Support Session
  • Casa Donation
  • Case of Blessed Water 
  • Casa Handbook

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Snacks, Bottled Water, Soft Drinks
  • Medical Insurance (Required)
  • Trip Cancellation Insurance (Strongly Recommended)
  • Visa
  • Crystal Bed Treatments
  • Additional Blessed Water
  • Prescribed Herbs (About $30 per subscription)
  • Taxis in Abadiania, if needed

 

Terms and Conditions

Fees are based on single occupancy. 

A reduction of fees is available for those

desiring to share a room.

 

50% Down Payment required within 60 days of departure

to reserve your spot, subject to availability.

Balance of payment due 30 days prior to departure.

 

All payments are non-refundable, following an initial

3 day period to review all documentation.
 

John of God, Abadiania, Brazil, Joao Teixeira de Farias, Trance Healer


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