Samstag, 18. August 2012

JOAO IN WINTERTHUR 2012 - A Photo Tour to the Spiritual Superstar and 'Healer of the Century'! (more than 100 photos)

A few weeks ago I was in the lucky position to work as the official photographer for Spirit Services Gmbh, Switzerland, that organize "Joao in Switzerland"-Events in Winterthur and next year is Basle, Switzerland!

Joao de Deus - or John of God - how his community is calling him is today in his early 70ies and is described by many as the most influential and succesful healer personality and incorporating full trance medium of the New Age.

When he was 9 years old João Teixeira de Faria, what his real name is, had a religious vision, that did send him on a lifelong mission and seemingly triggered his legendary healing potentials. Already in his early ages, the story goes, at the spiritualist center of his home town, where he was lead by his vision, he was fainting for the first time and incorporated one of his main spirit personalities with the age of sixteen, who exercised the healing rituals over the patients at the center!

Brazil is the largest existing spiritualist country of the world, where more than 85% of the inhabitants believe in a life after death and the communion between spirit and man. Thousands of spiritualist communities are spread over the country, where mediums work with spirit entities for information or to do healing work, like Joao.

Like in Germany it was originally the experimental, non religious arm of spiritualism, the so called spiritism, that was exercised in Brazil until its influence became so huge that the countrywide building of the countless spiritualist centers took place.

So for the regular brazilian citizen, the mediumistical incorporation of a deceased spirit is something completely normal.
Besides the service and the healing work, it was the physical mediumship feature of full materialization, that is until today lively exercised. And also among the full materialized spirits, it is the healing work, the most of them exercise in incorporated condition!

So in the meantime Joao works with more than 60 spirits of different rank. These 60 spirit personalities are always with him and his healing work meanwhile only six of them do incorporate Joao. These are  Dom Inacio de Loyola, Dr. Oswaldo Cruz, Dr. Bezerra de Menezes, Dr. Augusto de Almeida, Dr. Andre Luiz and Dr Jose Valdivino.


Dom Inacio for example is the Jesuits founder, meanwhile the others huge benefactors of the past of Brazilians Society were.

Other Entities known by name are: King Salomon, St. Francisco de Assis, Dom Ingrid, Dr. Jose Penchiado, St. Francisco Xavier, King David, Mestre Kutumi, Dr. Jose, Irmã Sheila.

Basically one can say, that all the entities, as well as Joao himself, draw their power from the christian catholic believe system, resp. Jesus himself as its representative and the mentioned entities that all have a link to brazilian christianity! Joao himself is a strong believer, whose whole actions and words are interwoven with his deeply anchored image of brazilian christianity. In his interviews that becomes especially clear.

Over several trance rituals that seem to switch off his patients sense for pain completely the entities healing work is exercised. A legendary quasi-surgical eye-treatment for example, that was already exercised by many other great healers of Brazils past, is also utilized by Joao, when he scratches with a non-sterile kitchen knife over the eyeballs of his patients and "digs" into the mucosa areals under the eyelids. The eyeball, that is highly sensible (remember how one is affected when something is under the eyelid) seems to be anaesthesized during this treatment, that is affecting more than 25 different diseases and their symptoms.

The eye scratch treatment

Like most spiritual trance healers do, during the manipulative action Joao scratches a mysterious substance from the eyeball that is regarded as the physical display of the diseases negative energy!

Another spectacular treatment, also long since known in Brazilian Spiritual Healing Work, is is the intrusion of a 18 cm long surgical scissor with a piece of cotton wool at its end, up and into the nose, where it, when it sticks completely in the head of the patient, is forcefully turned around there and pulled out again...

The nose treatment
Again the patients look as if in a trance and, following Joao, having been given a 'spiritual aneasthesia', feeling no pain at all, even though many hear like if 'membranes were pierced' and a lot of blood is flooding from their noses.
Pic: the 18 cm long surgical scissor
Also scalpels are being used and cut several centimeters into the bodies of the patients, also with the goal to treat several different diseases and their symptoms.... Oftentimes Joao puts his fingers into the opened areals and seems to grope for something inside. Shortly afterwards the cut is closed, suturated with surgical threads.

All these ritualistic exercises are not allowed in Europe and so in Winterthur we saw Joao act a little bit different!
The european events are mass-events! In Winterthur 12000 people were lead along Joaos place in the so called "Entity" Room, right besides the Operation-Room.

The logistics behind were planned and exercised by Pablo Suetterlin Werthmueller and his staff of Spirit Services Switzerland, and hundreds of helpers, who gave their time freely to be part of that event!

Followers, believers, scholars of spirituality and countless people with several different and heavy diseases flooded over the area of the Eulach-Halls, Winterthur, all dressed in white to represent the etherical, as it is wanted by the Casa-Entities in Abadiania, Brazil, where they unleash their powers usually - in a "Spiritual Hospital", as they do call the Casa del Inacio de Loyola - the home of Joao...!

At these european events everything is done to copy the conditions at the Casa, but for 4000 people the day!

For such a purpose huge areals are needed and the Eulach-Halls in Wintherthur were offering exactly this:
- a main hall, where approximately 2500 people could wait and listen to spiritual lectures and music the whole day.
- an adjacent hall, representing the 'meditation room' where more or less permanently around 1000 people were sitting, guided to meditate in 4 or 5 languages, german, english, french, italian and portuguese for the healing entities and healing processes in general.
- the adjacent 'entity room', where Joao was receiving the people, accompanied by several helper mediums that partly overtake the entities intermediately after or before they were with Joao and another opportunity to meditate for approx. 250 people 
- the adjacent 'surgery-room', where especially chosen patients were receiving a 'spiritual operation' or a 'spiritual cleaning', all provided by the more than 60 helper entities around Joao and the organization.
- an adjacent 'recovery room', where all those who were really affected by the strong energies, that are in charge, could rest on beds and a staff of professional nurses and physicians was looking for them
- the 'crystal bed' room, where up to 15 people could parallely be treated by coloured light emissions, pulsing through highly pure crystals onto the patients chakra areals (see Photo)
- a huge tent were a traditional soup was given to those that have undergone spiritual surgery and that was used to give out tasty meals around noon
- an inside cafeteria, where all the time a bakery was offering snacks and coffee

Many times over the three days spontanous healing events were taking place. In the end there was a small room full of crooks and wheelchairs, left behind by patients that stepped back out of the hall otherwise than they have come: healed! 

Now enjoy the photo tour, leading you deep into the world of brazilian healership and its today practice in Europe and the unbelievable logistics behind: (click 'Weitere Informationen' below)



JOAO IN WINTERTHUR 2012
 It is six o clock in the morning and the nurses in the recreation room are preparing them selves...
 The main hall still lies empty in front of the camera...
 At the main entrance the day starts 6.30 am, the first visitors are being processed...
The early entry was decided to avoid endless long waiting rows...
 From day one on the logistics were working smoothly...
and very quickly the main hall started to fill up with people...
 The large wooden triangle that represents the holy trinity...:
 Hundreds are waiting in front of the triangles to have the opportunity to pray there and to leave photos and messages, that will be taken home with Joao to the casa...
 In the 'meditation hall' in the meantime the helpers, that were exercising the lead meditations in 4 to 5 languages are coming together a last time in prayer before the first rows of people are lead alongside the meditators...
 ...to see Joao in the adjacent room....
 The 'Entity Room', where Joao will receive around 4000 visitors the day...
 ...is staffed out with massive crystals to store the etheric energies around the medium Joao...


...and huge paintings showing Jesus and Dom Inacio del Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits.

The meditation room still lies prepared for the many helper mediums, as the people are called that give their time to meditate there, partially over the whole day!
 Even though it is still early the first crystal bed treatments are processed already...
...by helpers that were especially trained to operate them:
With high frequencies light is pulsed through lead crystals onto the chakra-areas of the people...
 
In the meantime it is around 8.30 am...
 
 ... and the main hall fills up more and more...
 
 ... and the first acts of wonderful spiritual music and lectures begin....
 ...meanwhile the people are waiting for the man, that is called 'the most influential healer of the new age'...
 ... many of them in prayer, like this young woman again in front of one of the holy trinity-triangles....
 Then Joao enters the room and there is a charisma with him, that is amazing! Around and above him, but also around his closest helpers and company a halo is visible. And then I can all see them clearly, a Grand Parade of high Spirit Entities, dressed in extraordinary golden, red and dark blue garments floating slightly above Joao and his group. Some of the Spirit Entities wear high hats, like popes or other high priests sometimes wear and it is quite a larger group than the people in white below them...
  
Joao welcomed his closest companions personally...
... many of them having accompanied him from Brazil to Switzerland or come from other countries, like USA, Japan and many others...
 He appeares nearly shy, when he with 3 short sentences welcome the people, telling them, he loves them all...
 Immediately afterwards Joao and his close helpers leave the main hall, not without welcoming more people
 ... hugging them, and then he looks at me and comes straight towards me and with a deep look into my eyes he shakes my hand - does he maybe know, what I am doing - no, I don t think so...
 ..and finally leads the group to his, the entity-room.
 Permanently with him are the blonde american physician and the Austrian Film-Maker Josef Schoeffman.
 Having found his seat...

 ...and after the last instructions are being given to the meditating people here in the entity room, the first row of several hundreds of people stands ready to be received by him, John of God...!
 With some of them Joao speaks in length...
 ... others are given to the 'spiritual surgery or cleaning' in the adjacent room...
 All want to touch him, want to be advised by him, but as it is stated again and again:
 it is the entities who are doing the healing work, so nobody should be disappointed when Joao ...

 ...doesn t adress them directly like with the patients here on the photos...
 
 The row of people that ends at Joaos feet is always lead alongside the meditation room, where 1000 people are meditating for healing powers...
 Again and again Joao himself chooses people to sit opposite to meditate close to him....
 
 ...meanwhile hundreds of people are lead alongside the meditators...
 ...waiting to stand face to face with the most famous brazilian healer of today...

 Meditation in 3 different languages first, later italian and portuguese is added, because so many from these countries have come to Winterthur...
 And meanwhile the healing work is exercised...
 ...in the main hall many interesting lectures and wonderful spiritual music is played...
 After 8 hours Joao overgives the momentarily incorporated entity ...
 over to his main helper medium, the guy right to Joao...
 At that very moment, Joao is just back himself, still a bit disoriented, but clear enough this time to...
 ...guide his helper medium, who is now possessed by the entity...
 to close the day with a prayer...!
 
 The first of three days was hold, four of twelve thousands patients have been given healing...

 Some of the crooks are still laying around...
 ... in front of Joaos empty chair...
 
 ... meanwhile others try to fetch rest-energies from the huge crystals ...
or simply pray at his arm-chair...

Now some last impressions from the following two days of that powerful event in Winterthur 2012:
 More acts in the main hall...
 All seats placed...
 A row of close friends of Joao meditate in a right angle to him...
  Joao, again incorporated by one of his entities, wears glasses the second day...
 ...and prepares to initiate the spiritual surgery in the adjacent hall....
 ..where he now goes, always hold at his hands because his stand isn t safe, as long as he is incorporated....
 ... and the group enters the 'Operation Room'...

...where he initiates the 'spiritual surgery' with a prayer and a sympathetic movement of his hand...
  
In the adjacent room people that are heavily affected by the spiriutal powers - and there were a lot - can rest in the recreation room...
 
 A woman that could nearly not set one step after the other...
 ...leaves Joaos special treatment action with large steps and a smile on her face...
 Her crooks she leaves behind as well ...
 and walks straight out of the hall to receive the traditional soup in the tent in the park...

 Joao is pointing out to the patient to get ready for surgery...
 ... and describes a health condition to another....
 Meditation ...
...everywhere...
After three days 12000 people have been treated by the spiritual entities that are working with Joao de Deus, John of God, a spiritual Superstar from the heartland of Spiritualism, Brazil...
We hope you have enjoyed the trip into JOAO IN WINTERTHUR 2012...

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