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This guide provides research support for Dr. Letha Victor's course, Religion and Healing. This guide provides links to useful resources to succeed in your research for this course. Need help? Just ask! Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Cristina Rocha offers the first ethnographic account of the global spiritual movement around John of God. Drawing on a decade of fieldwork, Rocha examines the social and cultural forces that have made it possible for a healer from Brazil to become a global "guru" in the 21st century. She explores what attracts foreigners to John of God's cosmology and healing practices, how they understand their own experiences, how these radical experiences have transformed their lives, and how the healer's beliefs and healing practices are globalized and localized in different ways in the West.