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Friends of the Casa de Dom Inácio
  NEWS February 2008    
  Issue 1, 28th February 2008  

In this Issue:

  • Registration for John of God Event at Omega Institute New York September-October 2008
  • Article by Spirit Photographer Karen Leffler
  • Hotel Rei Davi (formerly the Villa Verde) under new management
  • Casa Crystal Beds around the World
  • Personal Experiences at the Casa

..Joao US Trip 2008..

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 MARCH 6th, 2008. You may call 800 944 1001 or log onto



.. Scenes in Abadiania ..

See Carolyn's Artwork - "Scenes in Abadiania". Available as greeting cards. 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


Registration for John of God Event at Omega Institute, 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

  Article by Spirit Photographer: KAREN LEFFLER  
  Bob Dinga asked me to write about myself for the Friends of the Casa Newsletter and I am so honored to share with you my story in relationship to John of God and the Entities of Light.

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.

From the very beginning, the Entidades have given me 'spirit' or energy photographs but I did not honor these energy photos for the great gifts they were until 2003. Then, the Entidades sent me huge energy Lights around the crystal on the altar. The Entidades, upon seeing them said, "Look at the power of the crystal." Three of these photos are still in the Great Hall on the right as you first walk in.

That event brought me in contact with Heather Cumming as a translator for Sebastian, the Casa Secretary, who excitedly saw these crystal light photos in the LCD of my camera and wanted me to protect them, which I did.

That same year the Entidade, Josette asked where the professional photographer was and I looked around. Heather said, "The Entity is talking to you." I then took Josette's picture and was greatly honored to do so.

Two years later I was given the immense blessing of taking seven photographs of the cachoierra per instructions from Dr. Augusto. He told me to take only seven, no more, no less and he would give me a gift. One of the seven photographs looks like splashes of energy, the other six look like the waterfall. One of those photos is in the book that Heather and I were commanded to write along with two of the crystal light photos. Dr. Augusto told us that not only should we write the book, but, we must write it and so we did. I have never taken another photograph at the waterfall and Heather and I began to write the book together in 2005.

I wrote the first words of the book in Abadiania. It was the dedication. Everything flowed from that. The Entidades and Medium Joao invited Heather and I to spend a day with Medium Joao in Itapaci where he grew up. Medium Joao was so attentive to us and we glimpsed a little of his life of generosity and kindness which we could share in our book. I took photos and videos and was given three spirit photos that day.
Itapaci 2005

Our stories flowed so easily because of Heather and her unique ability to traverse two cultures and two languages so splendidly.

Our book, "John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions" has been blessed by the Entidades and I know John of God trusted us to write from our hearts about his incredible work for humanity. Heather and I are so very blessed to have been given this charge to write about his mission to alleviate pain and suffering for so many on this earth. This collaboration between the Entidades and Medium Joao is an astounding union of True Love. And I can not express my gratitude to be able to be a small part in sharing this precious gift with the world through word and photos.

In October 2007 at the Omega Institute in New York, the Entidades and the Medium told me to take pictures whenever and wherever I wanted. I was overjoyed to be behind the camera again. Later, when I saw the photo sequence of an incorporation, I sat at my desk and wept. There is one spirit photo of the consciousness exchange at the moment of incorporation. Medium Joao's body goes through a great deal to do this work and all I wanted to do was to honor him for this immense and precious gift he gives us through allowing his body and mind to be used by these evolved beings for the benefit of mankind.

I created a small photo show entitled, "Gratitude" to honor Medium Joao which includes photos from Omega with music. The link is

My deepest wish is to honor this collaboration of Love for the rest of my life, writing, taking spirit photos as the Entidades direct and, finally, to bring people to our Casa de Dom Inacio as a filha (daughter) and guide.

I feel the Entidades have given me a way of life beyond my dreams of service by showing me a creativity with photography I did not know existed within me and hopefully, it will serve humanity, too. Since the Entidades have been working with me I have also discovered spiritual art within my soul that must be brought forward. I now also have photography shows and soon will have a gallery on my website for both photos of the Casa and my photographic art work which tends towards pictures of Buddhas, temples and sacred sites and sacred moments throughout the world. The website is: or

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.
Karen Leffler


Charlene & Marcio Welcome You to Hotel Rei Davi - (Formerly Hotel Villa Verde)


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.
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)


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 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


The Friends of the Casa Messageboard has been unavailable for an extremely long period of time but we finally have some good news - we are currently working on setting up a whole new messageboard and hope that it will be available for your use in the very near future. Thank you for your patience in the past.

Website 'News' section includes an archive of 2002 to 2007 news as well as all newsletters circulated to date.

The Friends of the Casa website was launched in September 2002. From the end of February '07 to date there were 127,116 visitors on the website. In total 4,951 people have joined the Friends and approximately 1,436 have completed the questionnaire.

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