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December 2008

Friends of the Casa June Newsletter Issue 1

Newsletters are generally circulated once or twice monthly to Friends of the Casa.
(See News Archive below for all other past issues of the Friends Newsletter)


Notice re Casa Schedule
We are increasingly aware that those of you planning trips to Abadiânia seek reassurances that João will be at the Casa at that particular time. Any changes to the regular Casa schedule (when brought to our attention) will be detailed in this section. Also we will circulate notification to those registered with the Friends of the Casa.

November '08
Announcement from the Casa re Michael A. Augustino and Benevolent Angels

Over the last several months I have received many inquiries about a man named Michael A. Augustino who claims he works with the entities and that he has been trained by John of God.

Most people want to know if he is for real. While I cannot speak directly to that, I can tell you for sure that the entities of the casa de Dom Inacio have verbally stated that they do not work with him or through him in any way.

I can also tell you that he has visited the Casa de Dom Inacio in Abadiania as many of you have. But John of God and the Casa de Dom Inacio do not endorse him or support him in any way.

I have repeatedly asked Michael, at the behest of the Casa management, to not associate his name with the Casa de Dom Inacio or John of God in any way that would imply some endorsement of him and his work. It seems that request has been either not honored or not understood since his emails and website continue implying that he is associated with the entities of the Casa de Dom Inacio. It is because of this failure to honor our requests that I am forced to issue this public communication.

While I pass no judgment about Michael or his work, if he is who he claims to be in his website then he should stand on his own and let his work speak for itself. If he is “for real” then he does not need to associate his name with John of God’s or anyone else’s.


Diego Coppola

Casa Volunteer and Translator

June '08
From Abadiania to Auschwitz - and back! by Gemma Wells
In November 2007 Gemma Wells travelled to Auschwitz making a special connection with Abadiania
'My First Trip' - a note from Amarjit

Hi Friends
I visited John of God in March 2008 for 2 weeks with my beautiful guide Keenya and 9 other amazing beings. When I stood in front of John I asked for my chronic fatigue to be done with, I have been working on this removal for 7 years with all forms of healing and all being part of my healing journey each one I have learnt and passed on, I was given herbs at the Casa which I am still on and already I know its DONE ... what Chronic fatigue? I am doing things I have not been able to do for years, my energy is so alive and vibrant. I thank you John Of God for being the channel for God's work!!!!!!!!!

I am also a Daughter of The Casa now and I intend to bring a group to the Casa in September.

My life feels so clear and I am focused for the first time in a long time, I felt drawn to share part of my story.

Blessings Amarjit x

CASA CRYSTAL BEDS ... continued

Those of you who have been to the Casa will be familiar with the Crystal bed - the Entity regularly 'prescribes' sessions on the bed to help supplement the healing process.

There are five crystal beds located in buildings adjacent to the main Casa building. Each bed has 7 quartz crystals suspended above the bed which align with and correspond to the 7 chakras of the human body. A session consists of lying on the bed for approximately 20 minutes while listening to soothing music. The crystals radiate color to the respective chakras to cleanse them and to balance their energies. The Entity may prescribe crystal-bed therapy for you, or you may choose to have a therapeutic session on your own.

In our most recent newsletters we provided a list of individuals who were given special permission from the Entity to purchase one of these crystal beds, thereby enabling them to offer these unique treatment sessions at home.

The following are new additions to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. (For full listing and articles on crystal beds please go to


Claus Teufel, Austria
Lightworker Austria
Praxis für natürliches Heilen

Claus Teufel
Färbermühlgasse 13/1/8
1230 Wien
Tel: +43 699 1000 8006

Hello dear Friends of the Casa,
i am very proud, happy and thankful to tell you that Austria has the first Crystal Bed from Joao de Deus and the Casa de Dom Inacio. Now I offer Crystal Bed treatment sessions here in Austria, Vienna (Europe)
Thank you so much

Cathrina Love, Northern Ireland

38 Patrick Street
Newry, County Down, BT35 8DN
Tel:028 30266293

Noreen Murray, Ireland

Carrigrohane Road,
Co. Cork,

Tel: 00353 21 4546698

Dear Friends,
I have recently returned from Abadania and brought home with me a crystal bed. The trip was phenomenal in many ways and I cannot wait to return next year.

Craparo Letizia, Switzerland
Restelbergstrasse 81
8044 Zürich
+41 (0)79 349 28 31

We received this month the permission from the Entities to purchase a Crystalbed! It is since two weeks located in Zurich and several people have tried it with big enthusiasm. We are very grateful to receive such strong energies and healing and are so happy to help people around Zurich that really need to be helped.

Viviane ROETS, Switzerland

10, chemin de l’Avanchet

Tel:0041 22 788 17 30 and
0041 79 240 15 23

I used to work for people with relaxation and body awareness sessions. After a powerful healing for myself at tha Casa last year I asked permission for having a crystal bath and so being able to have a complementary tool fot the healing process of people. I use it with great benefice since one year and I am happy now to share it with other people who are in the area as well .

February '08
Registration for John of God Event at Omega Institute, Rhinebeck New York Sept - Oct 2008

Dear Friends of the Casa,

I am sorry that the registration date for the John of God at Omega 2008 event had to be postponed by one month - (Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, Rhinebeck, state of New York ). The reason for the delay being two fold. The first being that Skip Backus, Executive Director of Omega, will be travelling to Brazil the first week of March and we will meet to finalize the protocols and details with Medium Joao and the Entities. Secondly, the Omega printed Catalogue will be delivered to homes during the first week of March. This new registration date will give those, who perhaps have not heard of John of God or the event, an equal opportunity for the registration which will commence on Thursday 6th March. The event will take place on the 29th, 30th September. 1st and 2nd October, 2008.

We are immensely grateful for your support and service to the Casa and John of God's mission and thank you for your understanding in this small delay.

Medium João, and his wife Ana, very much enjoyed being at Omega last year and he has said that he would return as many times as he is invited! We are all looking forward to returning to Omega's sacred ground and beautiful campus for another exquisite healing event with the Entities of Light and John of God.

With gratitude and appreciation, Heather Cumming

ALL registration details will be handled by Omega Staff, by phone and on-line starting March 2008. You may call 800 944 1001 or log onto

See article below (January 2008 news)

Article by Spirit Photographer: KAREN LEFFLER

"John of God and the Beloved Entidades (Spirit Guides of John of God) have given me my life as a professional photographer, a 'spirit' photographer and most recently as an official guide to the Casa de Dom Inacio de Loyola. I am finally fulfilling a dream of service that I had always wanted since I was first told by the Entidades to bring groups to the Casa in 2001....... There is nothing more I would wish to do with my life than to share spirit in all of my work. With Grace to inspire, having been given faith in our Divine Birthright, may we each shine in our own glory on the path to total forgiveness and liberation."

Hotel Rei Davi (formerly the Villa Verde) reopened under new management

The Hotel Villa Verde has been renamed. Now: The Hotel Rei Davi - (King David) this new name was the choice of Entities Pai Jose and Dr. Augusto who suggested the change of name and declared this to be a "beautiful and strong name".

The new managers of the Hotel Rei Davi are Charlene and her husband Marcio. They very much look forward to receiving guests at the Rei Davi, a two story building (paraquet green on the outside) located on a quiet street a short 4 minute walk from the Casa.

Marcio is also a taxi driver and speaks good english. His mobile number is 62 84147408
Tel: 62 3343 1145

Gelson and Neusa, who were leasing the hotel, have returned to their home in the south of Brazil. They originally came to the Casa in search of healing for their son, Junior, who was physically handicapped by Polio as a child. We are all thrilled that Junior received his healing at the Casa, has graduated college, and received a two month scholarship to California last year to play in a wheel chair basket ball team. Junior is now playing internationally on this team representing Brazil AND is engaged to be married this July. May Junior continue to be blessed with health, vitality, success and much happiness! (Junior's testimonial in: John of God: The Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions)

CASA CRYSTAL BEDS ... continued

The following is a new addition to the list of individuals worldwide who offer crystal bed treatment. (For full listing and articles on crystal beds please go to

Kristin & Kelly Dale Australia
'Eagles Nest' 390 Main Arm Road, Mullumbimby NSW Australia
Ph: 0266 842524
Personal Experiences at the Casa

Since the Friends of the Casa website was lauched in mid 2002 many people (who have already visited the Casa) have completed the Friends' questionnaire which requests feedback on individual Casa experiences and reasons for visiting. The questionnaire concludes with a section 'How would you sum up your Casa experience?'. Here's a glimpse at some recent replies from people summarising their experience at the Casa

Ingrid USA
"awesome; like coming home"

Keenya, UK
"Pure love, the rest is beyond description."

Alan, US

Suzanne, Australia
"It was a life changing experience for me. It really showed me all my weaknesses that i needed to look at and there was no escaping from that. So I needed all my honesty in how I was reacting with others. These I have worked on and still am but the work has been very worth while.And to the cassa entities and john of god I am forever thankful for this and for the amazing healings I know that I received even though I had no operations on either trip. God Bless You all that assist in any way with the Cassa. This comes with much LOVE."

Liz, Ireland
"Life-changing, literally, my world is changed forever in the most miraculous wonderful way!"

Deborah, Greece
"words cannot describe it. it is now part of my daily life and i will visit again soon."

Harriet, Australia
"Opened up my mind and how I view the world"

Jami, US

Nicola, Jamaica
"Wonderful, Peaceful, With love abounding, Kindness, Joyous, Truthful"

Fanny, US
"A blessing - with love and gratitude to everyone who helps to allow others to experience the loveand healing in this spiritual hospital"

Christopher, US
"A wonderful experience of being healed on a physical and emotional level. I had a wonderful expereince receiving and giving in the current."

Karen, US
"miraculous and life giving"

Tanya, Australia
"a moving, spiritually uplifting experience. very very difficult to put into words"

Dorothée, France
"great: I learned a lot about myself, I'm more trustful in myself and in Life,I found lot of love and light here. I went deeply into my darkness to take my fears and my sadness out of me. It was very difficult and painful, but very healing too. So I'll come back next summer for 6 weeks! The work is not finished..."

Shanti, Australia
"Truly life changing. I am still experiencing major changes to my life"

Maureen, UK
"a profound personal healing experience which words cannot explain"

Rita, Switzerland
"It was a most wonderful experience with unexpected presents in the way of having made new friends and felt and enjoyed deeply the energy at the casa, the waterfall - loved the heat. I feel I am led by the entities. With deepest gratitude"

Jeanette, Germany
"very positive"

Mary Ann, US
"A very peaceful experience. Sitting in current was an awesome experience. Before coming to the Casa, sitting still for five minutes was my limit. I received the help I asked for and so much more!"

Marian, US
"Life changing, a chance to experience real love and share it with others."

Diana, South Africa
"enriching life experience"

Suzie, US
"I have no doubt that I am alive today because of the healing, love and understanding I was given from what I personally think of as, "my beloved enities" of the Casa de Dom Inacio."

Bruce, US
"You have to see it to believe it..."

Roswitha, Switzerland
"Words are not able to discribe my experiences at and around the Casa... I am still learning so much and would love to come back this be with the "light-family" again. THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL OF YOU!"

Fabiana, Costa Rica
"It was so good to feel those energies,this Love feeling, here, to find this particular place on this little troubled planet, so beautiful to come back home!"

Anya, US
"Like no other. I now know that miracles do happen. I felt more peace than I ever have in my entire life and it stays in my heart to this day."

Birgitta, Sweden
"I am so thankful that I may come to this house of love and experience both healing and unconditional love. This is the best thing I have experienced in my life and I hope to come back."

Ruthie, US
"changed my life and it keeps on going"

Iva, Switzerland
"divine, humbling, loving and thankful"

Sussie, Denmark
"To feel pure divine love"

Joanne, Canada
"Emotionally and spiritually enriching in ways that seem palpable and at the same time go beyond words."

Marta, France
"How can you describe Paradise?"

Harjeet, China
"It was mentally, spiritually and emotionally shifting. I became aware of all the areas in my life that I'm underachieving and some kind of healing has been taking place on those issues ever since. Upon returning I'm making changes in my career, health, house and personal life. I feel stronger, less anxious and people say I look different - more serene. I believe I was seeded with some changes that will unfold gradually and result in some of the biggest changes in my life. It was a beautiful experience and I am so looking forward to visiting again."

Nancy, Mexico

For more personal experiences go to Personal experiences at the Casa

Abadiania Artworks

Artwork by Carolyn - Scenes in Abadiania
Check out Carolyn's beautiful artwork - Available as greeting cards, just contact Carolyn at


Paintings by Sally
"My paintings were inspired by my visit to the Casa, for which I am forever grateful.
Also, I intend to make a film about Spirit Painters, so if anyone knows a Spirit Painter, please email me:

Thanks, Sally Henderson, Atlanta
See Sally's Paintings

Yellow Fever


January '08
John of God returns to Omega Institute, Rhinebeck New York in 2008

Dearest Friends of The Casa.

In the spirit of resolutions for a New Year filled with immense gratitude and with wishes for health, joy, love, peace and abundance, I am pleased to announce that our beloved Medium João will once again travel to the United States for a second healing tour at the Omega Institute. The first event was extraordinary - a summary of the event, in both words and photos, is available in the October '07 FOC newsletter. Medium João is eager to return to Omega and continue his healing mission. And once again, at the Entities and John of God's request, it is a pleasure and privilege to accompany him as his translator and coordinator to work with Omega to organize the 2008 event.

The Omega event is scheduled for September 29, 30, October 1, 2. ALL registration details will be handled by Omega Staff, by phone and on-line starting FEBRUARY 4, 2008. You may call 800 944 1001 or log onto

I will continue to work closely with Executive Director Skip Backus, Program Coordinator Carol Donahoe, and their team in the coming months, drawing upon our experience from last year to make improvements for the event and to clarify Casa guidelines and procedures to ensure another successful healing tour. For those who are not familiar with the Omega Institute, it has an impeccable track record in exploring, teaching, and embracing new ideas in health and spirituality. Since 1977, the Omega Institute has sponsored many of the nations leading visionaries and organizes events that enrich our lives in the areas of complimentary medicine and wellness, indigenous cultural traditions and sustainability and the environment.

The event will be held at Omega's Rhinebeck Campus in New York. Omega's courteous and professional staff handled registration details impeccably last October and I am sure they will do their best again this year. Last year the event sold out in less than a month and as we expect the same enthusiastic response this time, I suggest that you make your plans in a timely manner. I also ask that you honor the registration date of FEBRUARY 4th when the registration teams will be set up and available- please do not call before this date.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the amazing Omega Team and all the volunteers who assisted in the 2007 event. Many thanks to my colleagues Bob Dinga and Diana Rose for their invaluable assistance. Thank you to Noberto Krug, Martin Mosquera, Inez, Sonia and Diego Coppola, Rosa Machado (Florida), and Dorothy Cooke, who undertook the long journey from Abadiânia to support Medium João and his wife Ana. I also want to thank the team leaders of each healing room for their work: Josie RavenWing, Rosa Haritos, Peter Waugh, Emma Bragdon, Gary Walker and Thom Levy. It was an exquisite example of community spirit united in love, compassion, and service. I look forward to working closely with you again this year. From my heart to yours, with immense gratitude,

Many Blessings, Heather Cumming - Official Trip leader/Translator to John of God or Tel: 203 255 2123

News Archive
Friends of the Casa Newsletter Archive

Newsletters are circulated once or twice monthly to Friends of the Casa.

News Archive 2007

News Items include articles on

  • Jane's Testimonial to healing at the Casa
  • Healing Stories & Personal Experiences at the Casa - including Marian's
  • Articles including 'The heart of the Casa beats strong and steady' by Diego; 'Miracles do happen' by Grainne; Remembering Drew Umbers by Christopher;
  • Reports from João's trips Abroad - including New York in October 07
  • Review of the book "John of God The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions"
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • Important Announcements from the Casa
News Archive 2006

News Items include articles on

  • Healing Stories & Personal Experiences at the Casa
  • The Sacred Waterfall
  • Who is John of God?
  • João's trips Abroad - including New Zealand & Atlanta
  • Spiritual Perspectives on Illness and Health
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • Healing Stories and Individual Experiences at the Casa
  • Important Announcements from the Casa
  • Films about the Casa
  • Articles from Diego at the Casa
  • Information about Lines at the Casa
  • Features on official guides to the Casa
News Archive 2005

News Items include articles on

  • Official opening of soup kitchen
  • Monthly features on official guides to the Casa
  • João's trips Abroad
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • Healing Stories and Individual Experiences at the Casa
  • Heaven's Helpers - Care for disabled visitors to the Casa
  • Understanding the Work of the Current Rooms
  • Feedback on TV documentaries about the Casa
News Archive 2004

News Items include articles on

  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • João's trips Abroad
  • New Projects at the Casa including Current Room Renovation, Waterfall Shelter and Soup Kitchen
  • Healing Stories and Individual Experiences at the Casa
  • Robbery in Abadiania
  • Practical Travel Advice
News Archive 2003

News Items include

  • João's Concerns
  • Advice to Travellers
  • Research Article on João de Deus / Psychic Surgery
  • Soup Kitchen Project
  • João's Trip to Washington DC
  • Large selection of individual experiences
News Archive 2002

News Items include

  • News update December 2002
  • New Entity
  • Giant Crystals
  • Soup Kitchen Initiative
  • Television Programme on the Casa
  • Group Leaders' Initiative
  • Change in Dietary Restrictions when taking Casa Herbs
  • Dom Inácio Feast Day Celebrations 2002
Please feel welcome to contact us with all news updates from the Casa and Abadiânia for inclusion in our news section.
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