Review on Amazon

"Watching the film is itself a healing experience." -Julie Saunders

Here's Julie's thought provoking review on Amazon:

This film is the best I have yet seen on John of God and the healing work that is done at the Casa de Dom Inacio. It is a skillful, artistic, professional, engaging and sensitive piece of film making.

There are a couple of excellent books about John of God, such as Heather Cumming's "John of God, The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions" and Josie RavenWing's "The Book of Miracles, The Healing Work of Joao de Deus," but none of the films about him prior to this one come close to capturing the depth of the experience at the Casa that "Healing: Miracles, Mysteries and John of God" captures.

The film opens with the journey of Ignatius of Loyola, the guiding spirit of the Casa. It is a wonderful metaphor for the spiritual journey that one takes in traveling to see John of God. Through interviews with people, including two articulate and initially skeptical M.D.s, who visit the Casa, and mediums working there, the openness, vulnerability, intelligence, faith, work, wisdom and love available in this sacred place are evident. The natural beauty of rural Abadiania, Brazil comes across powerfully in the photography. The soundtrack blends with the imagery, creating a graceful sense of flow.

The film ends with Ignatius leaving his sword on the altar and the voiceover: "When all human help fails, there is then room for the Divine."

Having traveled twice to the Casa and heading back again in one month, I feel that I am there each time I watch this film. Watching the film is itself a healing experience. Thank you, David Unterberg, for making such a beautiful and intelligent film that truly captures the love and healing available to us on our journeys.

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