Newsweek Shills for Accused charlatan “healer” ‘John of God’
John of God, who has healed millions without using western medicine. has been hailed by Oprah Winfrey and millions of others as an international healer. This article is excerpted from Newsweek’s Special Edition, Spiritual Living, The Secret to Peace and Happiness, by Issue Editor Trevor Courneen.
For all the unanswered mysteries the universe presents, few are incredible enough to earn the label of miracle. Hyperbole is often tied to bewildering occurrences and practices, but a closer look can often lessen their profundity. Though tirelessly explored and frequently experienced, the divine-spirit-induced healing work of John of God remains an exception.
“It is hard to believe, but when you experience this, it is profound,” says Gail Thackray, co-creator of the film John of God: Just a Man and author of the accompanying memoir. An insisting astrologer would initially push Thackray to Brazil where she would first pursue and meet the enigmatic man who heals others by becoming inhabited by spirits. Eventually, Thackray discovered her own purpose was sharing the healings of John of God with the rest of world.