entity is likely to prescribe herbs for you (or someone whose photo
you are bringing). The usual prescription is 1-6 bottles, but - rarely
- one is directed to take the herbs for as long as 2 years. Take the
prescription slip to the dispensary window. The price is R$10 per bottle.
(Bring enough money to cover whatever may be prescribed. Extended prescriptions,
however, may be refilled at a later visit, or by someone for you, if
you cannot return.) The herb, passionflower, a mild sedative, is not
incompatible with any other medicine or supplement you may be taking.
Bottles contain 35 capsules each. Take one early in the morning, another
in the middle of your day and another at bed-time. Try not to miss a
capsules are empowered for your healing specifically, and are not to
be given to others. While you are on this herbal regimen, adhere to
the following dietary restrictions:
1. No alcoholic beverages. (Drops of medical tinctures are okay.)
2. No pig meat. (Beware of dishes which might contain lard or other
pig: pea soup, baked beans, etc.)
3. No hot spice: no chillies, no black / white / red pepper, nor dishes
Adhere to the diet as closely as possible, don't fret about occasional
/ minor lapses.
following may dispense with the dietary restrictions: children under
7, people over 60, pregnant women and people on medical diets.
you are nearly complete with your herbs, send another photo or return
to the Casa until John of God tells you "You are complete".
you decide for some reason not to take, or to discontinue taking, the
herbs, please bless them and return them to the earth by dissolving
them with water. The containers may be recycled.
a patient is unable to travel, another person may stand in for her or
him; ask the Entity. This will allow you to help someone whose condition
makes it difficult or unwise to travel. The surrogate receives the operation
on behalf of the patient, and may receive herbs to be taken by the patient.
Showing photos and Requests
may bring a photo or written request of someone to present to the Entity.
When making a request for healing, first obtain permission from the
person who will be receiving a healing. In the same way he forms a blueprint
of a person standing before him, the Entity connects energetically with
the person via the photo image. A photo is better than a written request;
a recent photo is better than an old one. If no photo is available,
you may present an article of clothing, recently worn, preferably unlaundered.
If neither of these options is available, supply the name, address and
age or birth date of the person.
you have more than two photos, as a courtesy to others waiting in line,
it is preferable to give them instead to your translator to take to
the Entity for you. The Entity may prescribe herbs and/or in some cases
mark the photo with an 'X'. If the person receives an "X"
it means his or her healing will be better facilitated with a visit
to the Casa. The person whose picture you bring should be advised of
these alternatives and willing to take any prescribed herbs and follow
the diet during that time, or make an effort to come for any spirit
you are presenting multiple photos, find some way to keep 'which-is-for-whom'
straight, as the entity's slip can no longer be folded over each returned
you wish to help someone who has not requested help, you may deposit
a written message with name, address, and birth date of that person
in the box at the secretarias window or in the triangle in the
note about animals: the entities do not treat animals, neither in the
Casa nor via photographs.
blessed water is for sale at the Casa shop for a nominal price: R$1
for small; R$2 for large. Like the herbs, the water has been "treated"
by João in-entity, giving it its therapeutic qualities. The water
can be stretched by diluting it at a ratio of 1 part holy water to 5
parts of other clean water. A serial dilution using the same 1:5 ratio
will maintain the same potency, in a manner similar to the principle
you wish to purchase this water to take home, the shop sells inexpensive
sturdy bags to transport the bottles, or bring your own. Secure each
bottle in a plastic bag, snugly wrapped and taped shut. Cushion well
in clothing, towels or a blanket if they are in soft luggage.
crystal 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. Use your intuition regarding number and frequency. It is recommended
that you have an odd number of sessions (e.g., 1, 3 rather than
2, 4). You must receive permission from the Entity for more than 3 sessions.
Please note that it is not unusual for someone to be prescribed as many
as 13 sessions. The fee for a session is R$20, at the time of this writing.
Go to the bookshop to make an appointment.
are three wooden prayer triangles mounted on the Casa walls, one in
the assembly hall over the stage, and two more on exterior walls. You
may tuck written prayers or petitions for healing into the bottom of
the assembly hall triangle, or you may leave them in the box at the
Secretarias window (they are collected twice daily and given to
the Entity for his blessings).
during the program, you may place your forehead in the triangle on the
stage for silent prayer / petitions / blessings.
Photo & Address File
surgery photos were discontinued by the entities in 2005.
short, but somewhat challenging walk from the Casa (ask for directions)
is a waterfall you may visit. Each person or group must have permission
from the Casa or the Entity to visit there. It is a sacred healing place
that is both relaxing and energizing. Men and women are required to visit
the fall separately. After soaking yourself, let the healing waters dry
naturally. Avoid further showering for a while to preserve the healing
the Entity when passing before him for a permit for yourself and others
in your group.