In her book Gail Thackray’s Spiritual Journeys – Visiting John of God, Gail revealed how she never thought she would be able to make the trip to Brazil to see this amazing healer. However, the spirits at the Casa de Dom Inácio seemed to have every intention of getting her there.
Once at the Casa in Abadiânia, Brazil, Gail was overcome not only by the beauty of the place, but also the love that seemed to emanate from everyone there – visitors and staff alike.
In a film entitled João de Deus – Just A Man, Gail shows what the Casa looks like including the Main, Mediumship and Current rooms, the outside space, and the nearby sacred woods and waterfall.
The Casa itself is painted blue and white because of a vision João had of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the primary spirit there. Outside the Casa are serene flower gardens, beds of crystals, trees and statues, including of course, one of St. Ignatius (1491-1556), who was a Spanish knight but after being seriously hurt in the Battle of Pamplona, became a priest and founded the Society of Jesus. He saw a vision of the Virgin Mary and Jesus while at the shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat.
In the film, Gail said, “At the end of his life, he healed people simply by touching them.”
The Main room is a meeting hall where Casa volunteers give people instructions and lead them in prayer. The people, who were instructed to only wear white, then line up to present their requests to John of God. They then go to one of the Current rooms. Another line is for those who have already done so and are scheduled for surgery. They are escorted to the “invisible surgery room” and are helped by volunteers to prepared for it.
“The current rooms are like meditation rooms at the Casa of John of God,” Gail explained. “He asks people to sit in meditation through his whole healing session, which can be about three hours. It can be a little daunting at first to sit comfortably for hours if you are not used to it. Surprisingly, the time passes quickly and often people receive insights and answers to their questions as hundreds of spirits work with them. As a medium, it is beautiful to feel such loving beings so close that you can almost hear them whispering.”
In a second Current Room, John-in-Entity sits on a throne with a number of mediums and gifted volunteers beside him. The spirit entity “scans” each person and treatment is prescribed, including spiritual or physical surgeries, herbal prescriptions and/or crystal bed treatments. It was in this room that the film crew captured a huge orb, which Gail believes was one of the spirits.
Both in and outside of the Casa are Spiritual Triangles where visitors can place pieces of paper with their requests. Some stop to pray and have even reported being healed at one of them.
In the film, Gail also laid on a crystal bed where she said colored lights aim down on the body’s seven charkas (energy centers). Others who have done this reported that they felt as if the spirits were still working on healing them, while some, including Gail, also had visions.
When the morning session ends, visitors are offered a healing vegetable soup prepared in the Casa kitchen. Energized spring water can be purchased in the Crystal Shop, which is also imbued with the spirits’ healing energy.
Gail also showed the Sacred Waterfall near the Casa, which is only accessible if permission is granted. According to Gail, it is a wonderful place for “spiritual cleansing.”
When asked what it was like there, Gail said, “They say that there are hundreds of beautiful spirits that work with you at the waterfall. This is the reason that no one is allowed to take photos here, lest it takes away some of the special sacred energy. For those of us who can see a little, there are many orbs of bright light, which are loving spirits. Even to those not so sensitive, it feels very special and beautiful.”