Casa Spirit Entities

Excerpt from Heather's Book "John of God: The Brazilian Healer Who's Touched the Lives of Millions"

There is a spiritual hierarchy at the Casa de Dom Inácio. Divine consciousness is the overarching force that guides all work. Next is the Entity known as King Solomon, and then St. Ignatius and his group consciousness, referred to as his “phalange of spirits.” Then there are the Entities who were physicians in prior incarnations: Drs. Augusto de Almeida, Oswaldo Cruz, and José Valdivino. There are those nameless Entities who remark, “Salve (hail) Dr. Augusto” as they incorporate. They are either in his phalange, or perhaps Dr. Augusto serves as their mentor. Others share little or nothing about themselves yet offer a great deal of love, guidance, and kindness. One such Entity says his name is “José” and another “Love.” Still another states he is not worthy to kneel at the feet of St. Ignatius. This Entity, identifying himself as a member of St. Ignatius’s phalange, reminds us that people who visit the Casa are most fortunate because they are able to be with St. Ignatius when he incorporates through Medium João. And while the mission of these discarnate spirits is to offer us healing, it is important to remember that their efforts contribute to their own advancement in the spiritual realms. 

Following are short descriptions of the more well known Entities who work at the Casa. 

Some of the principle Entities:
There are many Entities who work through Medium João. Some of the Entities have chosen not to reveal their identity but are frequent visitors nonetheless. During incorporation the Entity carries with him his own personality from the past life and is recognized in João’s mannerisms and behavior. Sometimes João in-Entity will discard his glasses and scientists have recorded that the colors of his eyes change to match the color that the particular Entity had when alive. Patients receiving healing energy from the Entities will often be moved to tears.

Dom Inacio de Loyola

St. Ignatius of Loyola is the principle Entity after whom the Casa is named. When João incorporates the entity of Dom Inácio many miracles happen. He works calmly and with great love, a testimony of his unlimited compassion, kindness and patience. “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who disbelieve, no amount of proof is sufficient.” - St. Ignatius of Loyola

Dr. Oswaldo Cruz

Medical doctor, founder of Medicina Experimental Brasileira, is credited for eradicating the yellow fever epidemic in Brazil. He is a direct and forthright in his interactions while at the same time extremely kind, and compassionate. He has the most beautiful eyes, which seemingly pour out unconditional love to all in his view – a very powerful and moving experience. He will often request that wristwatches be removed as it disturbs his current.


King Solomon was born in the tenth century B.C., the tenth son of King David and Bathsheba. His forty­ year reign over the Israelites is recorded in I Kings and II Chronicles. During this time, Solomon placed his efforts on expanding the borders of his kingdom. His greatest accomplishment was the completion of the Holy Temple, a monument erected to preserve the Ark of the Covenant on Mount Mariah. The Temple represented a sacred sanctuary, where the Jewish people could freely commune with God in accordance with religious rituals and pilgrimages. 


Dr. Augusto is one of the most frequently incorporated Entities at the Casa de Dom Inácio. He is reported to have been in the military, a rubber tapper and a doctor in previous incarnations. He was also a military doctor. When Dr Augusto incorporates he is recognized for his strong personality and his somewhat authoritarian manner. He is known to be extremely kind and is deeply loved by all. “My phalange comprises not of ten, nor a hundred but thousands of Helping Spirits. I am the one who reaches to the very depths of the abyss to save a soul.”


St. Francis Xavier is often referred to as the Apostle of the Indies and Japan. A devout man, dedicated to the salvation of souls, he spent his entire life traveling to distant lands spreading the word of God. Historians attribute Xavier’s missionary success to his extraordinary negotiating skills; he was said to possess a gentle manner and deep respect for instructing “the simple people” in the principles of faith.


Often referred to as the “Saint of the Impossible,” Saint Rita of Cascia is worshiped by those who bear exceptionally heavy burdens in their life, most notably women. This is because Saint Rita endured suffering in her roles as wife, mother, widow, and ultimately religious worshiper—as evidenced by her austere practices as an Augustine nun.


Dr. Bezerra de Menezes was born in the State of Ceara, Brazil, on August 28, 1831. He received his medical degree in 1856 and soon after engaged in a political career that lasted nearly thirty years. He was an outspoken member of Brazil’s Liberal Party


There is a photograph in the surgery room of the Casa where one can see the Entity so fully incorporated that João’s physical body is almost completely replaced by Dr. José Valdivino. Very little is known about this Entity who when asked replied simply that he was a protector of families. During his healings he is extremely gentle, compassionate and loving. He possesses energy that is especially powerful for curing paraplegics. With a touch of his hand and a command for them to walk, or move the afflicted limb, many miraculous healings have been recorded.