April 4, 2014

The information given here is intended to be general in nature and does not constitute medical or other professional advice. Readers should consult their doctors and other healthcare practitioners for any known or suspected health conditions. I am not a medical doctor and I do not assume responsibility for anyone who chooses to visit a psychic surgeon or faith healer. Also, I do not personally perform psychic surgery, although I am clairvoyant and do a type of healing called Magnetic Energy Healing, which is related to psychic surgery.

There are many factors involved in why individuals receive different results from psychic surgery. If someone guarantees you will be healed, that person is probably a fake who is only out to get your money. Of course, genuine psychic surgery and other forms of spiritual and energetic healing can be of tremendous benefit, but whatever you receive from the healers is ultimately in God’s hands.

Psychic surgery is illegal in the United States, making it difficult to find this type of practitioner without traveling abroad. Some Filipino healers travel to Europe to practice.


Some people are afraid to travel to the Philippines because of what they hear in the media. However, almost all of the negative news is about Mindanao, which is located at the southern end of the islands. Most of the faith healers are located in northern Luzon. Just follow general safety guidelines for traveling in any foreign country, and don’t invite trouble. For example, don’t walk around late at night and flash a big wad of money in a bar. I actually feel safer in the Philippines than I do in Medford, Oregon. Rape is almost non-existent, and you will see security guards with rifles standing outside banks to prevent robberies.

Dial 117 to get help if you encounter trouble while traveling in the Philippines.

If you are worried about safety and reliability, you can always go with a tour guide.





It’s easier and the most beneficial to travel with an experienced guide, especially if you have mobility problems or health issues. I recommend a group or private tour with Patrick Hamouy, especially if you want to see Rev. Jun Labo—who is considered by many people worldwide to be the best currently practicing psychic surgeon. Patrick is your very best option for getting the healing you need easily and safely.

Patrick lives in the Philippines and has been offering tours to visit the psychic surgeons since 1997. He is uniquely qualified to aid people with cancer and other serious illnesses because he had liver and large intestines cancer, which was diagnosed in 1991. He is still alive today because he adopted a Macrobiotic diet and way of life, worked on his emotions to render them more positive, and he changed his lifestyle and the cosmetic and cleaning products he used daily. He subsequently traveled to the Philippines and received treatments to clean his body from any remaining toxins and tumors.As a result of his personal experiences, Patrick has dedicated his life to guiding others back to health.

In addition to group trips, Patrick also coordinates travel in the Philippines for people who want to visit the healers when a group is not regularly scheduled. When you travel with Patrick—either with a group or individually—he will pick you up at Clark International Airport or in Manila, drive you to Baguio, and personally introduce you to Jun Labo and other healers. In addition to his services as a tour guide, Patrick also offers private consultations, classes, and other guidance for people who are ill.

In March 2014, I experienced myself the value of what Patrick has to offer. I was having difficulties negotiating hotel accommodations in Baguio, and the air-pollution was giving me a lot of trouble. After meeting Patrick at Jun’s clinic, quite by accident, I spontaneously joined his group. It was a great decision, because I was able to stay with them at China Sea Resort by the sea in Bauang, La Union. Every morning Patrick drove us up to Jun’s in Baguio for healing, and then we returned to the seaside to rest. It was truly a healing “vacation.” Our group also went for lunch at several great restaurants and sightseeing at The Weaver’s Factory in Baguio. Sharing the experience of healing and getting to know people from other countries was educational and a lot of fun.


Jun’s Diagnostic Method:

Jun channels Jesus and an Indian guide named “Rama” during his surgeries. He practices in comfortable surrounding in his own healing centre in Baguio City, Philippines. In order to discover the condition of a patient, Jun holds a small white sheet in front of the patient and uses it as a form of clairvoyant X-ray. Through it, he is able to see energetic and physical disease inside the patient’s body and remove it.

At Jun’s Clinic:

Before going downstairs to the healing room, Jun leads everyone in prayer, during which he receives the Energy of the Holy Spirit. This Energy enables him to do psychic surgery. Once downstairs, you will see many nearly naked people! If you are shy, bring a shawl to cover yourself, and then put it aside when it’s your turn to get on the table (in front of the others, who will be watching). You can also ask for the curtains to be drawn so nobody can see you. Taking photos or videos of your loved ones while they are on the table is allowed, but you shouldn’t take photos of people you don’t know without permission. All this sounds weird, I know, but Jun’s method is not like Western medicine, which usually means waiting for the doctor alone in a cold, impersonal treatment room. Actually it’s quite easy and natural after a few days.

Jun’s Early History

Jun Labo was born on December 23, 1934 in Dagupan City in Pangasinan, Philippines. His mastery of bare hand surgery/psychic surgery is second to none. Jun’s parents belonged to the “Union Espiritista Christiana de Filipinas,” a Spiritist church that has produced numerous faith healers in the Philippines. Jun’s mother was a psychic dentist, and she forced Jun to go to church on Sundays. Jun was not keen on spending part of his Sunday in church and would sneak out to play with his friends.

One Sunday, he became paralyzed during a church ceremony. In a state of shock and fear, he witnessed an apparition of Jesus. This was Jun’s first encounter with Jesus, who was to become one of his spirit guides.

Jun’s first experience as a healer came when he was accompanying his mother and her friends on a religious walk. A woman collapsed and Jun instinctively placed his hand on her chest. Blood appeared on the surface of her body, and Jun ran away in fear. The crowd brought him back and asked him to finish the healing. Jun continued healing the woman and she fully recovered.

Since this early beginning, Jun has helped thousands and thousands of people.


Everything you need to know about how to book a tour with Patrick and what he has to offer—including information on how to cure disease with cleansing and diet—can be found on his website:

If you decide to book with Patrick, please check my name (Jessica) on the booking form where it asks: “How did you hear about our trips?”

By doing this, you will be contributing to my financial support, and as a result it’s possible we will meet on a future trip to see the healers. We could even coordinate traveling together if you are leaving from the West Coast of the United States.

Patrick’s next group trip is scheduled to meet in Manila on October 18, 2014, but individual trips are always available.


If going with a tour doesn’t appeal to you—and you are an experienced traveler and feel confident about going to the Philippines on your own—you can create your own itinerary. But try to call or e-mail the healer(s) you intend to see before you buy your plane ticket to make sure the healer’s clinic will be open when you arrive.

Alternatively, you can just go and visit the different healers, as long as you are willing to accept possible disappointment. For example, perhaps the healer has moved, is traveling overseas, has died, or stopped working for some other reason. In 2010, a friend tried to visit Rev. Alex Orbito at the Pyramid of Asia for a scheduled convention, only to discover that the convention had been cancelled because Alex was in Europe!


In addition to Jun Labo, here are several other healers I believe to be genuine:



Temple of God of Espiritista Christiana, Inc.

Centro Silaw ti Biag

#537 Nagkayasan Sur. Urdaneta City, Pangasinan 2428

(on the MacArthur Highway 3-4 miles south of the Urdaneta crossing)

Healing by donation.

Telephone (from the U.S.): 011-63-919-603-4437

Articles about Esther on-line:


Saturday (2:00 p.m.) and Sunday (4:00 p.m.) are Esther’s regularly scheduled days for healing, but she often works every day when there is a group of foreigners in the clinic—except when she goes on a mission. Although specific times are scheduled, these times can vary, sometimes requiring a long wait. The chapel can be quite crowded and hot, so bring a fan and plenty of water.

On the third Monday of every month, Esther usually conducts a mediumship service during which she answers questions and gives personal messages. Actually, this starts at 10 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month and ends sometime in the middle of the night on Monday morning.



Mailing Address:

Rev. Avelina “Belen” Ganaganan

Barangay Botique, Laoac, Pangasinan 2437

Physical Address: Barangay Vacante

Psychic surgery and magnetic healing by donation

Cell No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-94-7200-0395.

This number works, but the connection is not always dependable, so it’s best to just show up on Sunday morning between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. Psychic surgery and magnetic healing are offered at the end of church services. During the service, the medium will give spiritual messages and you may be called up to the front for a special blessing. The sermons are (loosely) translated when foreigners visit.

The Faith in God Spiritual Church offers an excellent opportunity to learn more about faith healing, which is integral to an understanding of psychic surgery. I consider this to be my “home church,” because it is the first place I visited in the Philippines. I also received many spiritual gifts at Faith in God, including the opening of my hand chakras for healing and my Third Eye for clairvoyance.

This church is located in the farming community of Barangay Vacante, about three miles north of the Binalonan crossing. (Binalonan is about ten miles north of Urdaneta.) You can take a jeepney from Urdaneta to Binalonan (saves on cost) and then transfer to a tricycle, or you can take a tricycle all the way from Urdaneta. The driver will wait for you, or you can take a different tricycle back. Note the jeepneys and buses stop at the entrance to Lisland Rainforest Resort in Urdaneta on the McArthur Highway. In Binalonan, they stop near the public market.

Driving north, there is a fairly large, hand-painted green sign on the left side of the McArthur Highway pointing the way to Vacante. If you come from Urdaneta by tricycle, your driver will probably have to stop and ask directions several times. The church is on the right two miles from the turn-off—not far past where the road becomes gravel only.

If you are open to accommodations in the somewhat “primitive” and “rustic” countryside, it is possible to stay with Rev. Ganaganan to receive healing and learn about the rural life lived by millions of Filipinos.





#4 Camp 7 Kennon Rd., Viewpoint

2600 Baguio City, P.O. Box 762; Philippines

Cell No. for his wife (from the U.S.): 011-63-915-314-6476

William’s cell phone (he is often in Switzerland): 09-27-771-4246


Healing by donation

William is often in Switzerland, but when he is in the Philippines he does healing early in the morning in Baguio City, and then he goes to Bauang, La Union to see groups and individuals at China Sea Resort and other resorts.



14-D Gen. Lim Street, P.O. Box 136

2600 Baguio City, Philippines

Phone No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-74-244-0972

Cell No.: 09-29-387-9355


Healing: 50 Euros



45 San Roque Village (near Jun Labo’s)

Baguio City, Philippines, 2600

Phone (from the U.S.): 011-63-74-442-6493

Cell No. (from the U.S.): 011-63-921-998-4424

Arsenia is the daughter of Eleuterio Terte, who was the first recorded psychic surgeon in modern times. She does magnetic healing by donation.



Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Godofredo “Butch” Stuart, a list of healers can be found here:, and also:

Note the information on these websites is not guaranteed to be accurate, and I have no personal knowledge of most of these healers.


Baguio is nicknamed the “Vacation Capital of the Philippines” because the climate is generally more moderate than in the lowlands. The best time to visit the Philippines is during the dry season, which is from November to February.


Many travel books and websites on the Internet state that people from most countries can get a free visa for 21 days upon arrival at the airport. Note this has been changed to THIRTY DAYS (30). So book your trip accordingly.

It is also possible to extend your free 30-day visa to 59 days for a charge of $30. This requires a personal visit to the Bureau of Immigration to request a Visa Extension Stamp. Avoid the main office in Manila, if possible, and visit one of the district offices. For more information see:

Complete list of district offices:



BAGUIO Bureau of Immigration

#38 Military Cut Off, Baguio, in the Wood Nymph Bldg. across from Small World School

Telephone: 074-447-0805

SAN FERNANDO Bureau of Immigration

People’s Astrodome, Tapuac District

Dagupan City

Telephone: 075-523-404

Also: Poro Point in San Fernando, La Union


When you leave the Philippines, you will be expected to pay an exit tax of 550 pesos; they also accept dollars. I’m not sure about other currencies.


The MacArthur Highway is the major highway between Manila and Baguio. It passes through Pangasinan, the center of which is Urdaneta. The easiest way to travel between these cities is to take an air-conditioned Victory Liner bus from the Pasay Bus Terminal in Manila, just south of the Ermita District. (Take a taxi to the bus station.) Buses run on the half-hour. It’s a seven-hour trip to Baguio from Manila, and about five hours to Urdaneta, with several stops for food and bathroom breaks (“comfort rooms”).


Pack lightweight clothing for the hot weather in the lowlands and a sweater for the mountains of Baguio. Take earplugs to block out street noise and a handkerchief for your nose to block out the fumes from the many vehicles clogging the highway and city streets. Carry toilet paper or you will have to buy it in many of the public toilets. Also avoid eating in the open-air food stalls to prevent intestinal upset.

If you have air-borne allergies or a medical condition such as asthma, COPD, or emphysema, please be cautious when traveling in the Philippines, because there can be quite a bit of diesel air pollution in the cities.




1690 M.H. Del Pilar St. Malate, Manila (Ermita)


Foreigners and Peace Corp Volunteers frequent this hotel. It is reasonably priced and conveniently located, although the neighborhood has declined in recent years. The air-conditioned rooms on the ground floor are best, at a cost of approximately $34 per night, single or double occupancy. They have other rooms for less, including a backpacker’s dormitory for approximately $10. There is Wi-Fi, and for those without laptops there is an Internet cafe close by.



182 McArthur Highway, just north of the Urdaneta crossing



Phone (from the U.S.): 011-63-75-568-2962

Cost for room with two single beds: approximately $50.

This resort boasts many trees and gardens, and it has an enormous swimming pool that is built to resemble a natural lagoon. Because of the vegetation and off-road location, the air quality at Lisland is better than elsewhere in Urdaneta. However, Lisland can be noisy at night on the weekends when there is a dance party, although the air-conditioning usually drowns out the music. The menu is limited, but the mango shakes are great. You can also purchase vegetables in the market and the cook at Lisland will steam them up for you. (Say Hi to Freddie the waiter for me!)


Ambassador Seafoods is the only decent restaurant in Urdaneta I’ve found so far. Plan on eating a lot of bananas and mangoes.


Generally speaking, drink only bottled water. However, most of the higher end hotels and restaurants serve filtered water. Just ask whether the water is filtered.


Magic Mall and the 168 Market have computer terminals (note the market closes at 5:00 p.m. and the mall at 7:00 p.m.). Many cafes and hotels have wi-fi.


There are few self-service laundromats in the Philippines, but your hotel staff will do your laundry for a fee. Be sure to ask the price in advance as it can vary widely. Of course, you can always do your laundry in your room.


There are jeepneys and taxis in Baguio. There are no taxis in Urdaneta, but there are plenty of tricycles good for short or long distances. They can be rented for an entire day or part of a day, and the driver will also wait for you while you explore outlying areas and tourist attractions, such as the Church of Manaog.

BAGUIO CITY, Elevation 5,280 feet

There are many hotels in Baguio, but the best are at Camp John Hay because they are located above the center of town, which means there is almost no air pollution.


Camp John Hay

Loakan Road, Baguio City


Phone No. (from the U.S.):011-63-74-422-2075

The cost for a room with two double beds is between $100 and $180, depending on the time of year. Book on-line early, as the rooms fill up quickly, especially during April.

Camp John Hay is located high above the city on a beautiful property filled with pine trees, carefully tended gardens, and a golf course. The food and overall service is excellent, and the music in the evening is also excellent. This is the best choice for accommodations in Baguio, other than perhaps renting a house on the outskirts of town. Central Baguio is so polluted that it’s very difficult to be there, except in the air-conditioned mall, which, by the way, has a movie theatre showing current films.


The best restaurant for delicious, healthy, organic food in Baguio is “Café by the Ruins” on Otek Street, near the main market. The food at Camp John Hay is also good.

Another recommended restaurant: Health 101, 350 Magsayay Ave. at the corner of Private Road, near the Toyota dealership. Open Sun-Fri 8-5.


Any BDO bank will change money for you, although there is some paperwork involved when changing money at any bank. Another (often better) option is to go to the Public Market. There you will find many businesses that change money. Michelle’s Money Changer, 1020 Maharlika Bldg. has been recommended by a fellow traveler.

Wishing you all a safe, happy, and healthy trip. Be sure to write and tell me about your experiences!


2014 Travel Report

February 17, 2014

March 26:  I’m back from the Philippines and will be publishing my travel report soon. The journey was filled with many miracles, both for me personally and for others.

I’m happy to report that Rev. Jun Labo is “at the top of his game,” even at age 80, and I encourage anyone who’s interested to visit him.

I learned more about psychic surgery and how it works, and I will be writing about this in the near future. So be sure to check back soon.  Also, I’m going to change my blog to a website because there is so much information I want to share, and my blog has become difficult to read due to length.

I wish you many blessings!



July 17, 2013

My book on psychic surgery has been revised to include new resource material for those wanting to travel to the Philippines and locate the healers. This same information is also further down on this blog.

Psychic Surgery and Faith Healing provides an in-depth look at the subtle yet profound interplay between physical reality and the spiritual dimensions. Pangasinan Province on the Philippine Island of Luzon has long been associated with mysterious, metaphysical phenomena and alternative healing, as practiced by the indigenous Filipinos. This book explores psychic surgery and faith healing from the historical perspective as well as the author’s personal experience. Also included is a detailed resource section with information on traveling to the Philippines and locating the healers. Here is the beautiful new cover for the revised edition:


Excerpt from the Memoir: 

Mile after mile, the wind flows through the open windows, bringing with it the smell of the dry fields, cow manure, cooking fires, and molasses. The dust of the road contains everything that has ever existed. This fine powder, carried around the world by breeze, squall, and tempest, might once have been my ancestor, the clouds of another planet, or even my own body. When Joseph stops the jeepney for a short break, I wander out into the fields, my sandaled feet kicking up some farmer’s forgotten furrow, and I feel as if I am touching the stars, the moon, the very heart of God. I meet myself in the fragmented earth.”

Ordering Information:

Available on Amazon in print and as e-book, but it would be preferable if you would order directly from me using the Paypal button at the top of the page. The cost is $18, which includes postage.  If you live in a foreign country, you might want to consider ordering the e-book on Amazon or as a pdf file from me. Overseas postage requires $10 extra. If you can’t afford $5 for the e-book, let me know and I’ll e-mail it to you at no charge.


April 10, 2013

Jessica at the Oregon Country Fair


The last time I visited the Philippines to see the psychic surgeons and faith healers was in 2008, when I took a mediumship seminar with Rev. Jun Labo. In December 2012, I felt ready to go again. I wanted to renew my spirit and advance my abilities as a medium and magnetic healer—not to mention escaping the freezing Oregon winter. I also knew Rev. Jun Labo was approaching eighty, and I wanted to see him while he was still doing healing. Then, in January 2013, I received a surprise phone call from Denis, who wanted to see the healers because of his advancing throat cancer. Denis wanted me to be his personal tour guide, and I agreed without hesitation.

A few weeks later, I flew from Medford to San Francisco and met Denis at the airport, and off we went. We flew into Manila, but I have not included anything about Manila in this posting because we were only there one night before taking the bus north to Pangasinan Province. When we reached Urdaneta City, we checked into the Lisland Rainforest Resort, with its gracious tropical vegetation, open-air restaurant, air-conditioned rooms, and magnificent lagoon-shaped swimming pool.

—This posting is written with the assumption that anyone reading it already knows what psychic surgery and faith healing are all about. If not, please refer to earlier posts in this blog, or purchase my e-book Psychic Surgery and Faith Healing: Revised Edition (available on Kindle, Nook, and as a pdf file.) Used copies of previous print editions are also available on Amazon. My newest book, Mediumship and the Flow of Grace: Messages from Paul, is available as an e-book and in print.

—Disclaimer: This post contains photographs of healing that include lots of blood, so if blood upsets you, it might be best not to look at the photos in the section on Rev. Jun Labo.

—Another Disclaimer: Jessica Bryan, the author of this blog, does not do psychic surgery, nor does she know of any Filipino healers currently working in the United States. Jessica does clairvoyant readings and energy healing based on what she learned in the Philippines; see also,

— Please see the posting below this one for resources related to visiting the healers.

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So, let’s begin with Rev. Esther Bravo Roxas, the first healer on our itinerary.

The official name of Esther Bravo’s healing center is “Temple of God Espiritista Christiana Inc., Silaw ti Biag.” It’s located several miles south of central Urdaneta, down a cement walkway. The business in the front of the walkway sells stone markers. Like much of the Philippines, Urdaneta is dirty, smelly, and crowded. Even with several fans going, Esther’s chapel is usually quite hot. We were there in March, which is the beginning of the Filipino hot/wet season, but in November, December, and January the climate is dry and more moderate.

There’s a small shop that sells bottled water, snacks, and toilet paper (there’s none in the tiny bathroom). Shoes are left outside the chapel door, and there are likely to be several local residents sitting in the small courtyard, cooking and eating.

The chapel itself has marble floors, wooden benches, and silver and gold banners. Sitting on a table, there is a plaque in a mother-of-pearl frame announcing: “International Academy of Kindness, Awarded to Esther Bravo. Your love and help to the people is the greatest proof that God exists in the earth. Russian Academy of Kindness, Gregory Pototsky, President.” There is also a Certificate from the “International Order of Eastern Dimensions” written in Russian. A banner reading “Children of God Who Follow the Holy Spirit, 2005, Italy” hangs on the wall.

Esther does not allow photographs of the physical healings because the flashing lights are too distracting, but here is a picture of the front of the chapel.

Esteher's Chapel

Saturday and Wednesday are Esther’s regularly scheduled days for healing, but she works every day when there is a group of foreigners in the clinic—except when she goes on a mission, and then she takes visitors with her. Unfortunately, the time she does healing is not always definite, which can sometimes require waiting. In addition to her chapel in Urdaneta, a healing sanctuary is being built for her in the mountains.

We saw Esther every day for about a week before we went to Baguio, but I’ve combined everything into three days.


A rooster was crowing, asserting dominance, the very pregnant cat cried for food, and somewhere close by a cockatoo was singing. Inside the simple chapel sat crammed together at least thirty Filipinos, several Italians, and numerous Russians and Germans. At the front of the chapel, an elderly man was pounding the podium as he preached from the Bible in Ilocano, his voice rising and falling in the musical cadence I know and love so well.

We listened and meditated for about an hour as we waited Esther. Finally, she arrived, and the room fell silent and reverent. She seemed to be a high state of consciousness, her black eyes flashing and swimming with compassion as she said, “Be not prideful but be humble, and especially honor the gifts you have received from the Holy Spirit. As you receive, also give. Do not speak aggressive words to another, because it will fill your mind and heart with darkness. Remember the Lord and be always in the light.”

Next came the ceremonial blessing of the water, which was piled high in bottles on the altar at the front of the room. Her hands were raised in a blessing, as she murmured emotional prayers in her native language. Then she began doing “spiritual injections.” A cue formed, and one by one we went up and stood before her.

Holding a white sheet of paper, she used it as a “scanner” or “X-ray,” moving it quickly up and down each person’s body, front and back. Then scooping the energy of the Holy Spirit from the Bible held open by her assistant, Esther “injected” the Holy Spirit into each person in several places. When it was my turn, she touched my forehead and whispered “Bless You.” One man, an Italian, with obvious symptoms of a stroke had to be escorted by several friends up the stairs. A child cried in the back of the room, some people were moaning, and a young girl was singing low in her throat.

With her golden brown skin, long straight hair, arched eyebrows, and a sprinkle of freckles across her cheeks, Esther seemed tireless. A thin line of perspiration formed on her upper lip as the line went on and on, until finally everyone in the room had received the Holy Spirit by invisible injection. Her incredible strength of purpose is a powerful teaching—keep your eyes on the goal of doing the Lord’s work and do not waiver.

The injections completed, Esther’s physical eyes held a faraway look as she focused on her inner sight and began doing psychic surgery on an elderly woman. A brief nod of her head, or just a word, and her assistant would call the next person by name. Each, in turn, would get on the table in front of Esther, while an assistant held up a sheet for privacy. Shirts were raised high and pants pushed low, exposing most of the body. Although there were people from many countries, the Russians seemed to need the most attention—some of them had obvious tumors. Several people lay down on their stomachs so Esther could remove their hemorrhoids.

Denis was the third person called up for healing, and I went with him to observe. Esther asked how long his tumors had been growing and whether they had been biopsied. Then she talked about how a biopsy can spread the cancer cells. She removed a small tumor about the size of a grape from the right side of his neck and held it up for him to see.

She was extremely cautious when she started working on the large tumor on the left side of his neck. I had felt this the day before, and it was quite hard, perfectly round, and almost as big as a golf ball. It was very scary! Esther said the tumor had grown around a nerve and this was serious. Next, she worked around his Adam’s apple; I’m not sure what she did there, but it’s possible she was working from the outside on the smaller tumor inside his throat. Afterwards, she gently rubbed some cream on his neck.


“At first, I kept my eyes closed, feeling no pain, only a very warm pressure. I was aware that Esther had somehow opened up the flesh to expose the tumors. I opened my eyes to see her removing something from the right side of my neck. Afterwards I felt no pain, had no scars, and I still had plenty of energy to enjoy the trip.”


We arrived several hours early and waited, “soaking up” the strong spiritual energy present in the chapel. During this lengthy meditation, I had a remarkable “visit” from our Himalayan cat, who had died rather suddenly just before I left for the Philippines.

In my mediation, “Buster” simply marched into the middle of my head (by this I mean my clairvoyant “viewing screen”) and said quite emphatically, “Hey! What’s going on here?” Then he turned into a gorgeous, youthful angel with blond hair and blue eyes. The angel was tall and slender, with graceful white wings. He looked deep into my eyes and love flowed out of him in a blessing. This experience has made it easier to accept the loss of our beloved pet.

Denis reported a similar experience. During meditation, he had a vision of his deceased mother floating above Esther as she stood at the front of the room doing healing. His mother downloaded important information, which has brought Denis great peace. He also reported that he felt his mother’s presence almost every time we were with Esther.

As a medium, I’ve had similar experiences when doing healing. Perhaps the spirit of a deceased person is trying to make contact with a friend or relative who is still alive, but the living person is not able to tune into the correct frequency. However, when the living person is in the presence of a medium—a person who is tuned in to the higher frequencies and can receive information from “the other side”—the deceased person can make contact with the living through the medium. Jonathan Edwards and Sylvia Browne are good examples of this phenomenon.

Esther arrived and first blessed the water and did spiritual injections. When my turn to get on the healing table came, she plunged her hands deep into my belly in the area of an old surgical injury. She also worked around my heart. I couldn’t see Denis when he was on the table, but the large tumor on the outside of his neck is beginning to get smaller and change shape.

Once again, we observed the Italian stroke patient struggle to get up and down the stairs on his own, a beaming smile on his face. Unfortunately, we also saw him outside smoking after his healing!


At the suggestion of Brother Robert—a wonderful man from Texas who has been writing to me—the next day we visited Centro New Divine Life, a rural Espiritista church in Barangay YatYat, Laoac, Pangasinan. There we met a beautiful medium in his late 80s named “Uncle Tony Ringor.” It was difficult to speak directly with him, because the only available English translator was working in the fields at the time, but words are not really necessary when in the presence of such a strong spirit.

We sat together outside his humble hut, and he held my hand almost the entire time. Tony transmitted something of his powerful soul essence into me, and I felt the energy of his hand in my hand for about an hour afterwards.

Jessica and Tony   Jessica and Tony

Tony also spent about five minutes gently feeling the lump on Denis’ neck. Denis later said Tony channeled golden energy into the tumor. He must have been doing magnetic healing. Denis also felt Tony’s energy in his body long after we left.

What a beautiful human being. I nearly cried when we had to leave him. I felt so blessed to have been introduced to Uncle Tony—it was like meeting a living saint.

We also had a nice talk with Pio Daus, who showed us where Brother Robert is planning to build a house and retire. The lot was filled with grazing goats and surrounded by brilliant green rice paddies glistening in the sun. Brother Robert plans to be in residence at YatYat by the end of 2013, and he has volunteered to assist any travelers coming through Pangasinan who want to visit the healers. (More on this in a future blog posting.)

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After visiting Tony, we returned by tricycle to Esther’s. A Filipino “tricycle,” by the way, is a medium-sized motorcycle to which a side cart has been attached. These carts can hold several adult Filipinos, but they were a tight squeeze for Denis and me. The drivers of these vehicles dart in and out of traffic at unsafe speeds—it’s rather like the bumper cars we used to ride at the county fair! They are used mostly in the provinces; there are taxis in Baguio and Manila. Jeepneys are another popular, inexpensive means of transport, but that’s a subject for another article!

Back at Esther’s, there were again many foreigners in the chapel with their tour guides. It was extremely hot and crowded, but we stayed for hours because the trance energy created by the healing was so powerful and conducive for meditation.


When Esther left to go on a mission, we took the air-conditioned bus north to Baguio. The same day we arrived, we visited the healer Rev. Jun Labo. He looks great! I can hardly believe how good he looks at age 78. He appears transcendent. The first thing he said to us was, “In the mornings I do healing in the clinic, and in the afternoon I am trying to heal the city.” He is running for mayor again because he is so disgusted by the air pollution in his once beautiful city. I asked Jun what he would do about the pollution if he is elected mayor (scheduled for May 2013), and he basically described instituting an emission test similar to what we have in the states. Any car that failed would be taken out of use, which would mean most of the cars in town, especially the taxis!

We booked ourselves into Forest Lodge at Camp John Hay after a horrible night at Golden Pines Hotel in central Baguio. The air at Camp John Hay reminded me of the smell of pencils because of the many pine trees. Walking between our building and another containing the main restaurant, I was often greeted with at least ten “Morning, Mam(s),” a nomenclature I find it difficult to relate to.

At Camp John Hay, there are managers and the managers have managers. There are also security guards and supervisors for the hundreds of hotel staff. The supervisors also have supervisors. “We are in service as trainees,” one of waitresses in the restaurant told me. “We are earning our college degrees.” College? To learn to pour the coffee and change the sheets? How many Filipinos does it take to change the sheets? At least four! The Philippines is a tribal society where everyone works together in supporting the whole. In this place a person is never lonely. Take a Filipino away from the tribe and the sadness is crushing. Coming from a culture where we are so often isolated from each other, the Filipino lifestyle seems so comforting. Even if they are brutally poor, they have each other.


Soon after we arrived, while walking back from lunch, my hands started fluttering with energy the same way they do when I’m doing magnetic healing. I also felt something pressing into my palms. I told Denis, “ I think Jun Labo is trying to strengthen the healing power in my hands.”


Today we went to Jun’s for the morning session, and the first thing Jun said was:

“I was reading your new book yesterday. It’s a beautiful book.”

“Did you give energy to my hands while you were reading my book?” I asked him, and he smiled.

“Yes, because I was thinking about you,” he said. Then he added, “When I say the prayer, hold out your hands and I will bless them more.”

Before we went downstairs for healing, we gathered in the chapel upstairs. First Jun said a lovely prayer, and then he blessed everyone’s hands and chakras. He also did this after everyone had received healing.

Of course, it was absolutely amazing, especially for Denis. I literally almost fainted when Jun took a large piece of the tumor out of Denis’s neck. Interestingly the camera malfunctioned when I photographed this tissue and the photo came out blurry. It’s also possible the energy in the healing room was so powerful that I jumped and moved the camera.

Here are a few photos of Denis on Jun’s healing table, taken during the six days we were with him. Note the first photo showing a large red opening on Denis’ neck, which stayed open even though Jun was not touching him.


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My healing was rather uneventful. Afterwards, Jun said I was basically healthy. He checked my eyes and took a small amount of tissue from my abdomen. We didn’t tell him we had already been to Esther’s, because he prefers that his patients see only him. He describes this as, “It’s only my work.”


Yesterday Jun said I was in good shape, but then today he took a much larger clump of tissue from under my sternum. This area hurt slightly for about 24 hours, but I believe this type of minor pain validates or “proves” the healing, (as described in homeopathy). Once the diseased tissue is removed, the surrounding cells work to complete the healing in the same way that a scab forms on a superficial wound.

Jun worked again on the outside of Denis’ neck. Then he put his hand inside his mouth, took out more tissue, and asked Denis to spit. At this point in our journey, Denis seems satisfied and hopeful about his healings with both Jun and Esther.



When we arrived, Jun was telling part of his “life story” to an Australian woman and the man she had brought for healing. He described how at age nine his mother wanted him to pray four times a day—she was a medium in the Espirista church. He would pray the first time and then “fake it” for the rest of the day. If she knew, she never said anything about it. Then he talked about how they discovered he was a healer when he held his hands on a man in a wheelchair and the man got up and walked. This happened three times with three different people in wheelchairs, and pretty soon folks needing help were lining up at his door.

After our healings today, I spoke with Jun about how I want to help him write his autobiography. I’m not sure whether this can be accomplished, because he is so busy, but I’m sure a book about his life in his own words would be treasured by the thousands and thousands of people have been to him for healing—and also those who might have wanted to meet him but were unable to.

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Denis seems to be able to turn off anything he’s not interested in or that doesn’t serve his highest good. He made the comment this morning that he feels like his life has been extended by his healing in the Philippines. At this point there is still more to do, and Jun has indicated that Denis needs a total of six treatments.

As for me, I am experiencing an improvement in the vision in my right eye. Also, Jun has been blessing us, saying, “I am giving my power to your hands so you can be healers in your own country.” When my turn came today, he hit my open palms with great enthusiasm and energy transference.

After healing we took a bumpy, twisty ride out into the jungle to the Asin Hot Springs to relax in the warm water. The villages in the jungle and all the foliage and flowers and butterflies were spectacular.


When we arrived at the clinic, several people were already there, including a man who appeared to have fairly advanced cancer, likely of the lung. Even though he was weak, he had a beautiful smile and we felt very much in tune with him. Jun actually did two healings for this man during the same session, removing several growths both times.

Denis’ healing was similar to previous days, in that Jun worked more on the same areas of his throat. When it was my turn, Jun first “checked” my body to see if something was going to come out. There was nothing but a couple of small bits of tissue. Then, suddenly, he grabbed my left hand and blew hard on it. He guided my hand on my own stomach to see if I could do psychic surgery on myself! According to Denis, blood came out. I knew Jun was “testing my hand” because he is getting old and he hopes to pass on his gift. He did the same thing with all of the students in his 2008 seminar.

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That night at Forest Lodge, the food was fantastic: salad with roasted shrimps and really, really good French bread, plus a mango shake. A trio of Filipinos playing mariachi music serenaded us. They said they had learned the Mexico music from a cassette! It was very authentic except for their pronunciation. They played “Folsom Prison Blues” in broken English, and then I borrowed one of their guitars and played “Friend of the Devil” by the Grateful Dead. One of the Filipino guitar players knew all the accompanying licks. The audience was rather blasé, but most of the people here are Chinese, Japanese, and upper class Filipinos, and they are not as raucous as the lowland folks.


We arrived early, just as Jun was leading the others down the stairs to the healing room. The young man from Switzerland was first, and several tumors were removed as his three tour guides stood reverently by and took photos.

When Denis got on the table, Jun again worked on the same areas of his neck. Then he put his hands on Denis’ lower left belly and warned me “Watch out, dirty blood!” I jumped back just as blood spurted out about four to five feet all over Denis and the floor. We were quite surprised.

This might be a good place to mention one theory about how psychic surgery works—even though many of you reading this are already familiar with my other writings on the subject:

(1) Diseased cells can be found anywhere in the body, not just in a solidified tumor or other disease. (2) When the hand of the healer enters the body (see earlier posts for an explanation), the healer’s hand functions like a magnet, drawing diseased cells from different parts of the body into one clump, which can then be easily removed. (3) This means the tissue and/or blood clots removed in one location could have come from several different areas of the body.

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Denis’ tumors can still be seen, but they are changed, and the hope is that what’s left of them is now “dead,” and his body will gradually reabsorb them. Denis is an amazing person; his level of yogic de-attachment is inspiring. He just refuses to involve himself in petty or negative thoughts. We can all take a lesson from Denis in this regard.


Our final day with Jun was nothing less than spectacular. Three young men from Saudi Arabia had arrived, and also the same man from Switzerland. Jun did his beautiful opening ceremony—pausing to give me a glorious smile and a hug—and then we went downstairs to the healing room.

I was a bit nervous getting on the table nearly naked with three young Muslim men watching. But they seemed okay with it. Nothing more was needed, so my turn was over quickly.


Jun invited us to watch from a distance of about three to four feet, and then he removed the eyeballs of one of the young Saudi Arabian men! I have heard about this procedure, but I’ve never seen it done. Jun was extremely careful, and we actually observed first one and then the other eyeball come out. Jun held them in his hand for a moment, did something to them but I’m not sure what, and then returned them.

There is no way to adequately describe this experience. It’s totally “beyond belief.” Too bad a movie producer wasn’t with us! The man wore big thick glasses, but hopefully he won’t need glasses much longer! Many tumors came out of the other two men from Saudi Arabia—one of them was as big as a grapefruit. Unfortunately, I was unable to take photos of the men from Saudi Arabia, because in Jun’s clinic you are not allowed to take photos of people you don’t know, only those you are traveling with.

When we came upstairs, a new group from Germany was waiting. Tomorrow we are returning to Urdaneta, and it was very hard to say goodbye to Jun. Pictures were taken and hugs given as we made ready to take our leave. Jun Labo is 78 years old now, and I made a joke, saying, “You’ll have to work for another fifty years because everyone loves you so much!”


“Words lack the proper expression here. I experienced pure Love. There is no other way to describe it, other than as a gift from God for which Jun Labo’s hands were the vehicle. I knew that I was in the hands of God, and that I would experience no pain. I kept my eyes open during all the healings. Several times Jun showed me strings of chocolate-colored material he had pulled out of my throat and neck. He said he had to cut the cancer away from the nerves.

“On the last day that we visited Jun, he seemed to glow. Showing his human side and having a cigarette, he talked a little about his bid for mayor. He then took us over to the chapel for a blessing. Afterwards, I had the chance to thank him and tell him what a great honor it had been to meet him.”

Here are photos of us with Jun:

Jessica and Jun



One day, we took a tricycle out into the countryside to find Rev. Alex Orbito and his “Pyramid of Asia,” which is an actual pyramid made from small stones located on the road to the Cathedral of Our Lady of Manaog. In the 1990s, Alex’s brother, Marcos Orbito, did a mission at my tiny apartment in Berkeley. Because of this connection with the family, we received a warm welcome even though Alex was in the middle of a seminar with sixty students from Europe.


We meditated in the air-conditioned chapel/seminar room for about an hour, waiting for Alex to begin healing. I had a severe headache—caused by banging my head during a wild ride in a tricycle—and while meditating I felt invisible hands working on my head. The pain subsided, and I also received a meaningful message from my Spirit Guide. After about an hour, Alex came out of the seminar and began working in his healing room on Denis and his students.

Alex Orbito’s treatment of Denis was quite different than Jun Labo, in that there was less blood. He began by saying, “First clean the liver,” which is probably a good idea with any cancer patient. Then he proceeded to remove several blood clots and one piece of stringy tissue about three inches long from the area of Denis’ liver.

When he pulled out his finger, I heard a loud “pop.” Denis reported that he could feel Alex’s finger enter his body because it actually hurt a bit. I was impressed by the “pop,” having never heard this with any other psychic surgeon.

Next, he gently put his hands on Denis’ throat. His eyes were closed as if he was diagnosing Denis’ condition. He told Denis to come back later in the afternoon for a second healing—at an additional charge. (The expected “donations” at Alex’s clinic range from 50 to 300 Euros, per session).

We returned in the afternoon for Denis’ second session, during which I met Alex Orbito’s beautiful older sister, Juliette. For me, it was “love at first sight,” and I fell into her open arms even though we were strangers. Later, I learned she is a medium at the Orbito home church, Interfaith Spiritual Church in San Manuel, Tarlac. She must have recognized me as a sister medium because she just kept hugging and hugging me. I was so distracted by my meeting with Juliette that I missed Denis’ second healing.

Denis said all of the healers he’s seen—Esther Bravo, Jun Labo, and Alex Orbito—are genuine, true healers, but he thought it odd that Alex only opens one area of the body per session, necessitating numerous “donations.” Alex also charges 2,000 Euros for his seminars, making his Pyramid of Asia the most expensive clinic and teaching facility I’ve heard of in the Philippines.

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We returned to Lisland for lunch, during which we had a discussion about leading tours together at a future date, and anyone reading this is welcome to request more information later this year or early in 2014. Of course, a notice will be posted on this blog if a tour is planned.

At this point, our journey is nearing an end, so even though it had already been an eventful day we returned to Esther’s chapel. When it was my turn on her healing table, she seemed to focus on my heart, but mostly I experienced her deep, loving energy.

We were there when she completed her work, and we observed her come out of trance. She prayed, put her head down, and began to yawn. She looked vacant-eyed and tired for a few moments before she got up to leave. Esther Bravo does, indeed, work very hard, and she seems to work all the time. She is totally focused on her mission, and anyone wishing to understand the roots of psychic surgery and faith healing can experience it in abundance at Esther’s small chapel—and also at the Faith in God Spiritual Church in Vacante, which is my “home church.” (More about this below.)


About twenty-five people from Vacante, mostly kids, showed up for my farewell swimming party at Lisland Rainforest Resort. It was a glorious party, and it only cost $60! The children were ecstatic, and it was difficult to get them out of the pool even after six hours.



Jessica and Trinidad at Pool Party


We arrived early in the morning at the Faith in God Spiritual Church, about twelve miles north of Urdaneta. This is where everything started for me. It’s almost as if my entire life began when I first went to this church in 1992. I wrote extensively in my book on psychic surgery about my experiences and how I received the gift of healing from the medium at Faith in God. This visit with Denis was a long-overdue follow-up. The original healer at the church, Rev. Filomena “Mely” Naces, died about 16 years ago, but before she died she asked me always remember her church and help her family. Here are three photos from Faith in God:

Faith in God

Faith in God Banner

Mary at Faith in God

We took our places in the front row, and I began to sing with the choir. The congregation and the choir are not as big as they were twenty years ago. Many people from the community have been working in foreign countries for some time. But the few remaining voices were strong. The guitar player was familiar; he had just returned from working overseas and was surprised to see me again after so many years.

The service began with opening comments, and then I was called to the podium to speak. I spoke on the topic of life after death, and fortunately there was a good translator. Next, Denis spoke from his heart about how his life has been affected by having cancer:

“Illness can be a blessing in a person’s life.  We need to give thanks for every day, every hour, every minute, and every breath we take.”

Denis speaking at Faith in God

—I have used the term “the medium” below, because once she is in trance Belen is no longer merely Belen. She becomes a “medium” for the transmission of information and energy from the spiritual dimensions. In other words, God speaks and acts through her. She might or might not be aware of what transpires, depending on how deep her trance is.

—Please refer to my books if you want to learn more about magnetic healing, which I also call “energy” healing.

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Belen, Mely’s older sister, is the current medium-in-residence, and she got up to take her place at the podium. She quickly entered a deep trance state and began to do automatic writing in big loopy circles on a large tablet of paper. This part of the service was done in Ilocano, but I know from past experience that part of it involves giving the congregation specific Bible passages to study during the coming week.

Unexpectedly, someone tapped me on the shoulder and told me to get up and stand before the medium. Readers of my book on psychic surgery will remember how the same thing happened in 1992, except that back then it was more of a surprise.

“Do you want more power to your hands?” said the medium.

“Yes,” I replied.

“Use your Third Eye,” she said as she touched my hands.

Focusing on her with my physical eyes and my Third Eye—which opened my clairvoyant vision—I watched as beautiful golden energy poured into the medium’s crown chakra (top of her head) and then flowed out of her hands and into my hands as I held them open before her.

Next, she closed my hands tightly and held them for a moment, as if to preserve the gift that had been given. I returned to my seat feeling like I never wanted to open my hands again. But of course I will, and I did, and as I opened them I became aware of golden cords of light going into both of my hands and also into the top of my head. It felt like the light energy of Christ moving throughout my entire body.

Denis was also called up before the medium, and she gave him a blessing for his healing.

Denis with the Medium

Preaching by various community members in Ilocano followed. It was rather like a Quaker service, in which anyone can get up and speak. The soft voices lulled me into a sweet, dreamy state in which I was floating in bliss reveling in the feeling in my hands.

At the end of the service, anyone desiring magnetic healing was invited to come up to the front of the church and sit in a chair—those who wanted to give magnetic healing formed circle around them. Four people choose to sit in the chairs: Denis, two women with vision problems, and a woman who had suffered several strokes.

Standing behind the people in the chairs, I raised my hands and simply touched the head of each one, watching as the golden energy flowed out of me and into them. No matter how many times I experience this flow, I am always amazed. Even after twenty years, I still find it hard to believe that God has blessed me with such a gift.

Many other members of the community also contributed to the group healing. Trinidad, Mely’s former assistant, said to Denis emphatically, “Open your mouth!” He hesitated, but then opened it.


“With the group of magnetic healers in a circle around me, I felt surrounded by pure energy. One of them, Trinidad, had me open my mouth. She then “threw” something towards my mouth and had me swallow, which was very strange. It felt like I had swallowed something—a mass of energy—and my airway briefly constricted.”

Denis and Trinidad      Denis and Trinidad

In this photo of Denis and Trinidad, a halo can be seen around Trinidad’s head as she gives him magnetic healing. This type of photo is called a “spirit photo,” because it shows the energy of the spirit that is working through her. I believe the energy created by the healing also blurred this photo, because I was standing quite still when I took it.

The true sense and meaning of community is expressed with simplicity at the Faith in God Spiritual Church, just as it is at Esther Bravo’s. This is a tribe, a group, a community that strives to heal and support each individual. Small Filipino churches such as Esther Bravo’s and Faith in God embody the true beauty of the Filipino experience in the coming together for the worship of God and in loving each other. Most, if not all, of the more famous healers in Baguio and elsewhere got their start in a small, rural Espirista church. In seeking out these churches, you will come to understand more about what the term “faith healing” really means, and why it’s integral to the healing that can manifest with psychic surgery.

Anyone is welcome to visit the Faith in God Spiritual Church on Sunday from about 8:30 to noon. I have been encouraging Belen and Trinidad to put together a class in magnetic healing—a training or simply an experience—for people who want to expand their spiritual healing skills without paying exorbitant fees. This will likely happen spontaneously if visitors show up on their doorstep.


The Faith in God Spiritual Church is located in a rural farming community (called a “barangay”), and although the church is quite comfortable (including cool marble floor tiles and ceiling fans), the bathroom needs improvement. Thus, if you visit I would encourage you to make a donation in any amount to the facilities improvement fund, which also includes updating the electrical wiring in Mely’s original healing room. Specific directions to the church can be found in the resources post that follows.


We were due at the airport in Manila on Tuesday, so Monday night we went to Esther’s to say goodbye and because we had been told there was a special service with mediums (or for mediums) every third Monday of the month. Unfortunately, we were given the wrong information, because this event happens on the third Sunday. Well, technically this isn’t wrong because the service starts at 6 p.m. on Sunday and ends at 6 in the morning on Monday!

Esther was there, however, and it was the first time we were able to speak with her informally when she wasn’t in trance. She told us a wonderful story about how the American Ambassador had recently come to see her for healing. (She couldn’t remember his name.) He was scheduled for a time when no one else was there, and he brought numerous bodyguards with him! They were stationed all around the chapel, inside and out, and one of the bodyguards also had healing.

She told us, “Sometimes my mission is difficult, and there is no time for sleeping or eating.” She also said her most heartfelt desire is that someone locate a large Bible and send or bring it to her. She was very specific that it had to be BIG and the King James Version, with all of the verses included. She said her present Bible omits some verses. I’m not sure what this means; maybe she only has a Catholic Bible. Esther held her hands about two feet apart when she described how big her new Bible has to be, but so far I have not located one. If anyone reading this has any ideas, please let me know!

So we left Esther Bravo, taking with us her beautiful, loving energy—and already knowing that we will return to her again before too long.


One of the valuable gifts I brought home with me from my journey is a dream I had the night before we left:

In my dream, I am carrying two things: a photo of my mother in a frame and a beautiful, blue box that has been decorated with great care. In the box is the string of pearls my father gave me for high school graduation.

Clutching these items tightly, I enter an antique store. After wandering around for a while, I realize these two precious items are no longer under my arm. In a panic, I begin looking everywhere for them but cannot find them. Finally, I decide to simply let them go and forget about them.

This dream shows me that after sixty years of trying to overcome the emotional and energetic “stuff” I’ve been carrying from my family of origin, I’ve finally let go of these burdens.


“Esther Bravo is wonderful. She works on everyone who comes to her —people with all types of afflictions and disease, accepting donations only. Her dedication is inspiring. On one day alone she saw over 100 people.

I saw Esther Bravo over ten times and experienced many states of higher consciousness at her chapel. I felt blessed to be in her presence. During the healings, I always experienced a cold feeling, then a very warm sensation, and finally I felt some bloody discharge. She removed tissue from my neck area.  During one of the earlier healings, I saw her hands turn orange for about thirty seconds and sensed an especially strong vibration of energy.

A highlight of my trip was talking with her the evening before we left. She was humble and powerful, taking her gift very seriously, stating, “It is my calling.”


Esther and Denis


If you feel inspired to visit the healers of the Philippines, I encourage you to take a leap of faith like we did, but try to go without expectations. Well, that’s nearly impossible, but try to keep your expectations in your “back pocket.” Don’t let your desires get in the way of any possibilities that might arise, because you just never know what special gifts the Holy Spirit might have in store for you.

The posting below gives specific resources for travel to the Philippines.

Many blessings!

Jessica Bryan

JESSICA’S e-mail:

DENIS’ e-mail:

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FOLLOW-UP MESSAGE FROM DENIS, August 2013, five months after healing:

“It has been over 5 months now since I returned from the Philippines. My tumors have continued to shrink in size and my health is very good. I exercise and meditate daily and maintain a healthy diet. My experience in the Philippines has blessed my life in many ways. So, I tend to give thanks for every day, hour, minute and breath I take. I do believe that the gifted healers (Jun Labo and Ester Bravo) helped save my life; they certainly extended it. Only the moment we live in now really counts. Each day of our life is a choice–we can be happy or let it tear us down. I choose to be happy, filling my life with love, peace, and joy.”


THE HANDS OF THE HEALER: REV. JUN LABO,  Baguio City, Philippines 2013

David Dees of Ashland, Oregon created this close-up photograph from the original.




August 12, 2011

Mediums are, by definition, clairvoyant, or psychic. The information they receive from the spiritual dimension can cover a wide variety of issues and be related to the past, present, or future. If you could talk to God/Spirit/Your Higher Self, what would you ask?

Do you yearn for a message from a deceased loved one?

Do you suspect a past life is impacting you in the present?

Are you having health or emotional difficulties?

Is there a negative energy cord into one of your chakras?

Are you curious about possible spirit guides, or whether your Third Eye is open or closed and to what degree?

A medium can help you find answers to your questions, although the answers might not always be what you expect.

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Mediumship is closely related to channeling. The terms channel and medium mean essentially the same thing, although some people believe channels give their bodies and consciousness over completely and allow spiritual beings to speak through them—whereas, mediums receive and transmit messages, while retaining some essence of their human personality. Both channels and mediums enter into a trance state, which can be deep, light, or anywhere in between.  Mediums have the ability to receive impressions from the spiritual dimensions, including hearing a spirit speak (clairaudience), seeing a vision (clairvoyance), smelling an unusual smell, or simply sensing something (clairsentience).

I was initiated as a medium in the Philippines in 1992, when my Third Eye (the 6th chakra at the forehead), my crown chakra (the 7th chakra at the top of the head), and my hand chakras were opened by the Filipino faith healers and psychic surgeons. I wrote about this experience in my book PSYCHIC SURGERY AND FAITH HEALING: Revised Edition.

The spiritual gifts I’ve received allow me to see beyond the physical dimension, including the ability to view the human energy field—and also the inside of the body—for the purpose of identifying and helping to correct imbalance and “dis-ease.” I think of these experiences as the Flow of Grace. In my work as a Spiritual Medium, I communicate with spirit while I am in a semi-trance state of consciousness and receive clairvoyant messages and transmit them to others, who have asked me for help. Working through me, spirit might also remove the negative energy of disease and transmits healing energy.

Similar to other mediums, I work with several spirit guides, including The Holy Spirit. Energy from these beings comes in through my crown chakra as a ray of radiant divine light, bringing with it information, which I call the message. Often, I can tell which guide is speaking based on the color of the light reflected by the specific guide.

Spirit guides protect and inspire human beings. They communicate with us during meditation and also during the dream state. They might be angels, archangels, ascended masters, saints, deceased family members, animals, and even extraterrestrials. Spirit guides provide advice and information, but they do not tell us what to do, and they are not allowed to interfere with human free will.

Long-distance energy healing sometimes occurs spontaneously while I’m doing a reading, but if you specifically want energy healing you will need to see me at my office in Southern Oregon.

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As a lay minister in the Faith in God Spiritual Church, Pangasinan, Philippines, I am certified to do laying-on-of-hands—which is also called magnetic energy healing. The basic tenet of the church—and of Spiritualist and Spiritist churches worldwide—is that life after death is real, and communication between the living and the dead is possible.

Magnetic healing is the term used in the Philippines for energy healing. In this type of healing, the hands of the healer are magnetized in such a way that they are able to remove negative energy and also channel in positive energy.

Magnetic healing is related to psychic surgery. During the past ten to fifteen years, many practitioners have stated they do “psychic surgery,” when in reality they are doing magnetic healing. Imagine a continuum with simple energy healing on one end (Reiki, for example)—magnetic healing in the middle—and psychic surgery at the other end of the continuum being the most advanced form of magnetic healing. In other words, both magnetic healing and psychic surgery remove the energy that is a precursor of disease, but the psychic surgeon also has the ability to remove the diseased tissue.


My method of magnetic energy healing begins with silent recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, which opens my crown (seventh) chakra so I can receive the healing energy. Then I place my hands on the person’s right foot and begin scanning the body by running energy up the leg and into the torso. This is both a passive and active process. The energy comes into me, moves down through my body, and then comes out through my hands and into the other person. This occurs because of my active intention—my will, so to speak—but the energy also has a life and purpose of its own. My role is to follow and support it, observe the results, and report my findings.

Clairvoyant scanning provides many different types of information. It might relate to the person’s current life issues or relationships, energetic cords, a past life, or deceased friends or family members who are trying to make contact. At the physical level, the information might indicate a specific health condition and what might be needed to correct the condition.

Everything seen clairvoyantly comes from the person’s higher self, facilitated by spirit. In other words, I don’t see anything someone doesn’t want to be seen or that should not be seen. If an organ or chakra is healthy, it appears as a nondescript white space or it can’t be seen at all. While doing a scan, I tell the person what I’m seeing, but I try to avoid too much back and forth conversation because it brings me out of trance. The scanning process usually reveals only that which is causing difficulty and needs resolution. While working as a medium, I try to never question what Spirit chooses to show or not show.

The scan ends with the energy spiraling back down into the left foot. Next, I move to the person’s head and touch them lightly at the temples. This enables me to observe the balance or imbalance between the left and right sides of the brain. If there is a discrepancy, the healing energy will attempt to balance the brain. Seen clairvoyantly, the over-active side of the brain looks bigger, almost swollen, and the less active side looks smaller by comparison. Balancing the brain endeavors to help the two hemispheres of the brain become more of an energetic whole with improved communication.

If the initial scan has indicated difficulties in a specific area of the body, I’ll touch these areas, too. Sometimes toward the end of a healing session, I sense the client has a question, so I’ll ask them about their question and then attempt to receive an answer while I’m still in trance.


From 2008 until approximately 2011, my primary Spirit Guide was Paul, and I received many beautiful readings dictated by him during this time. The messages were for specific individuals, but many of them were so universal that I published them in a book, MEDIUMSHIP AND THE FLOW OF GRACE: Messages from Paul. 

Love and Blessings!


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Jessica's New Book cover

Imagine there is a beautiful flower with green leaves in the very center of your chest radiating peace and love. Each time you sit for meditation, let the petals of the flower begin to open, one at a time. When you feel angry, remember the flower in your heart. Put your full conscious attention there, and then just let go. Even if someone provokes you, love will lead you over and above, beyond all hatred and strife.

Message from Paul

DISCLAIMER: All of the information in this post is written from the author’s personal perspective and experience. Other practitioners may describe mediumship quite differently. ANOTHER DISCLAIMER: Nothing in this post, directly or indirectly, should be construed as medical or other professional advice. Jessica Bryan is a Spiritual Medium, not a medical doctor. Please see your health care practitioner if you feel you might have a medical condition.


November 24, 2010

For now, you can spend as much time as possible in the forest, smelling the rich, fecundity of spring as the cells of your body begin to quicken with new life. Time will sort everything out and you will find steady ground again. You will be made stronger from your experience, and there will be more knowing within yourself. No one will be able to take this away. Dancing with Spirit, remember to be your most fluid self. The angels will support you—even now they offer you comfort as they enfold you in their soft wings.

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So many in the world are moving too fast. They fly from this to that, never taking the time to enjoy being on earth. Endeavor to move gently through life, and do not let others rush you. Keep to your own rhythm, and they will follow your example. Just ignore those who would try to make you into their own false image.

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Yes, it seems a contradiction—more movement but in a relaxed state. You have been driven for too long. You can let go now. God loves you just as you are, even when you feel like you have made a mistake or when you feel ashamed. Everything is acceptable in the light of He who made you. Your true Father in heaven is always available—you need only ask for spiritual guidance. Remember to walk always in the Light of the Holy Spirit. Clean out your closet and buy some new clothes to wear in bright colors. Your time of darkness is drawing to a close.

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She is dreaming of a happy time when she and her sister were with their mother: They are riding on a trolley car and the conductor is ringing his bell. They are all laughing. This was a long time ago, and she can cherish these family memories as her mother prepares to cross over. But remember we are all born again in the Spirit with those we love. No one is ever lost to another, for we will all meet again and again in life after life, and also between lives in the City of the Lord.

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There is no mistake to be made—any decision will be right for that moment in time. But you can always change again and make a different decision. You are in charge of the fulfillment of your destiny, knowing that God will always be there to support and love you!

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You can rest now from running. Take a deep breath and know that the Supreme Being of your heart loves you very much. The negative influences you experience can be shifted with sacred love and loving hands.  Rather than “running” away from your pain, visualize it dissolving in the brilliant light of divine love—truly, evil cannot exist if you allow God’s Light to shine into the darkness.

Two Ghost Stories

October 18, 2010

Just for fun, here are two ghost stories, which are also excerpts from my forthcoming book: “Mediumship and the Flow of Grace.”

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Interdimensional beings can be defined as life forms without a physical body who are able to “travel” between dimensions. They have consciousness, and to some extent personality, but they vibrate at a higher (or lower) frequency, so most of us are not aware of them. They possess light-energy bodies, and some people believe they live simultaneously in the same space as we do—in what some people call a parallel universe. They can be sensed and sometimes seen.  They are often called “ghosts,” but they can be much more.

Ghosts with harmful intentions are usually considered negative entities. But they can also be interdimensional beings with something interesting to say, as with Orville and Martha, Betty’s mom:

My neighbor’s dad, who died at the age of ninety, is an example of a spirit who could be described as a ghost. I encountered “Orville” early in my exploration of clairvoyance when his daughter invited me to his funeral. I had never met him in person, but I wanted to support her in her time of mourning.

There were about thirty people gathered at the small country cemetery for the service. I took a seat in the back row. After closing my eyes and going into a light trance, I observed Orville sitting on top of his coffin with one leg crossed over the other. He was wearing a red plaid shirt and appeared to be paying close attention to his family and friends gathered around him.

When his son began to give a personal eulogy, Orville shook his “head” slowly, and said, “I’m so sorry for how I treated the children. I was too hard on them, but that was the only way I knew how to be.”

It surprised me that he was aware of my presence, but I smiled and nodded, acknowledging his spirit-to-spirit communication.

After the speeches were over and the family began to drift away toward their cars, Orville continued to sit on top of the coffin. He waved goodbye to them, as one by one they drove away.

The next day, when I told my neighbor about this experience, she commented that her father’s closet was full of plaid shirts.

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Occasionally, we sponsor a healing circle at our home, and Betty was the first person to attend. She arrived almost in tears because it was the one-year anniversary of her mother’s death.

As I began to pray and go into meditation, I observed Betty’s mom standing just behind Betty, who was sitting on the sofa. Betty’s mom gave me a look that said, “Okay, what’s going on here?” and then she “sat down” in the chair across from me.

“Be kind to my daughter because she is very sensitive,” she communicated quite firmly, and then she began to receive energy healing through a cord of golden light that plugged into her seventh chakra at the top of her head.

A visit from a deceased loved one is always a great gift for those left behind, and there are several criteria used in the Spiritualist Church to determine whether the visitation is valid. These criteria include a physical description, the age at passing, the manner of death, the deceased’s name, and a shared experience. 

I asked Betty’s mom to tell me her name and how she died. She responded with something that sounded like “Margie,” and then she looked down at her chest with an expression of great dismay, as if to say, “Look at what they did to my body.” From this, I assumed she had a mastectomy and later died of cancer.

When the meditation was almost over, another Spirit came to “collect” Betty’s mom—as though she was a child who had wandered away. I watched in astonishment as they left the house by walking right through our front door!

After the meditation ended, I described the spirit visitor to Betty and told her the name and manner of passing. The information was about eighty percent accurate—her mother’s name was Martha and she had died of lung cancer. Betty said that at the beginning of the meditation she had prayed for healing of her mother’s spirit, if she needed it.

At this point, Tom came out of meditation and said the strangest thing:

“I got a message from a woman. She told me she was very upset about leaving her shoes!”

We all laughed, but then Betty told us her mom was obsessive when it came to buying shoes, comparing her to Imelda Marcos. At the time of her death, Betty’s mom had an entire room filled with shoes.




September 25, 2010

*One of the readers of this blog went to see John of God in Brazil for spiritual healing and shares her experiences:

Visiting John of God and his healing center in Brazil was just as amazing as when I went to see Jun Labo, the Filipino psychic surgeon, but in a totally different way. There is a power at The Casa, no mistaking it. But I think people have the wrong idea about what they will receive there, because I did at first, even after reading about it and hearing about it.

The “entities” run the show. Everyone is a volunteer, and they move hundreds of people through each day. You only get a few seconds in front of the entity—whichever one is in [John of God’s] body at the moment—but the entities seem to know what they are going to say to you before you get there. They speak longer to some, especially if you ask question, but for the most part it is quick. [The term “entity” or “entities” refers to the spirit beings channeled by John of God. There are thirty, or more, of them. John of God also calls them  “spirit doctors.“

The majority of what goes on is the invisible surgeries, crystal beds, and meditating in the current rooms. There are two current rooms: one for anyone who has been in front of the entity at least once, and another current room in which you sit across from John of God. The energy in this area is much stronger, so you have to be told by the entities to sit there, or ask and receive permission.

To the right of John of God is another room that has mediums and other gifted energy workers who “hold the space“ for the entities to come through John of God more easily. Everyone helps to hold the spiritual vibration and elevate the current. It’s rather like a symphony. This is my basic understanding from talking with a few of the mediums. They also volunteer to be there; some live at The Casa; and some come for varying periods of time.

They are all interesting and most of them hear and see spirits, and guides. They channel some powerful spirits like Archangel Michael and Mother Mary. My husband, Bob, and I had an interesting experience with a medium when we received toning lessons from a beautiful 24-year-old woman who hears, sees, and feels spirit. She told us at the end of the session that Michael, Mary, and Dr. Augusta had been guiding her in working with us. (Dr. Augusta is a spirit doctor who works through John of God.) 

We saw and heard of a few people who had experiences that would qualify as miracles while we were there, but for the most part, I felt that The Casa is a place where a person can more easily connect with the higher parts of themselves in order to help the entities heal them. The entities say they can do 75 percent of your healing but they need 25 percent from you. There is no mistaking that the entities are there. You can feel them. Bob and I both had an invisible surgery the first week, and I could sense them still working on me that night.

The next week, while I was sitting in current, I suddenly felt surrounded, and then something pushed me lightly back against my seat. Next, I felt something like a person’s finger opening up the front of my chest just to the right of the middle. It was very obvious, no mistaking it, so I realized that the entities were doing something and I gave myself over to it.

My husband Bob had more experiences than I did. He loved the crystal beds, had visions, amazing emotional release, and he constantly felt the energies around him. It’s very peaceful at The Casa, and the people are so very calm and loving. It’s a hard environment to leave!

I sat in current a total of three times, and each time I had extreme pain in my upper back under my neck, and both arms, but the pain went away after I relaxed and met let go of my resistance. I still have a mass in my breast; it’s not bigger, but it’s not smaller. I have decided to take some medication recommended by my doctor, because they advise in Brazil that the entities can work with Western Medicine. So I am still in a holding pattern, alternating between trying to create a new reality, and simply trusting and accepting what the universe is teaching me. There are some difficult days, but mostly I just trust what is in front of me.

Just before I left Brazil, I went before the entities. They told me my healing was complete for this time, but that I would be back. When I asked them when I should return, they said I should “follow my heart.” God does have a sense of humor! On the way home I looked at my Brazilian Visa and realized that although Bob’s visa was for three months, mine was for two years! I didn’t even remember purchasing the visas, but we had a laugh over that. Now I have decided to go again to Brazil for three weeks in October because Bob will be away on business.

By the way, the entities do some actual psychic surgeries, like Jun Labo in the Philippines, but not at the level that Jun is capable of. I did see people in front of me on stage being cut open and John of God sewed them up, or he would take a knife to their eyeballs, (hard to watch that!). Like in the Philippines, the people seemed to feel no pain.

We also had our first experience with “orbs,“ magical balls of light just floating around in the sky. I had never even heard of them before, but they are all over the place at The Casa. Also, I was amazed when I learned that two people can take a picture of the same night sky and one camera will show nothing, while another will show tons of orbs. And when your flash goes off in the air in front of the camera there will be millions of sparkling little lights, almost like sparkling dust. Bob also saw a blue light hovering by a bush one night for about 5 seconds. So there is lots of magic to be experienced in Brazil.

There are many pictures of people with orbs around them on the walls at The Casa, including one with John of God. You can also see huge cylindrical beams of light beside them. Some of these light beams bend like snakes, which really amazed my husband, because he says light cannot do that according to the scientific principles, but there it is in color on the wall.




My second trip to Brazil was great. It is so different at The Casa that you have to go a few times to actually get what is going on down there.  I went mostly for current, as this was helping me get the emotional stuff buried in my cells that I can’t access in my waking consciousness, but I did have another invisible surgery They can apparently do up to nine surgeries in one go.  The closest understanding I can come up with is that they are working on my etheric body, and this translates into the physical in some sort of way.

I did not feel anything while they were doing the actual surgery; it takes about 30 minutes. Then you take a cab home and go to bed for 24 hours, no reading or television is allowed; nothing but sleep. And you feel like something big has happened, you really do, you are exhausted, so this time I was in a state of grace/euphoria for about 4 hours after.  I felt so nurtured and loved, and I could feel them still working on me as well.  I had stinging pains in my abdomen and could feel them in my breast.  It was cool.  I had feelings of being bruised a few days later, too, as further evidence of “surgery.” 

*Heather Cumming’s book  “JOHN OF GOD: The Brazilian Healer Who’s touched the Lives of Millions “ contains a wealth of information about visiting the Casa.

Jessica at the Oregon Country Fair

July 1, 2009
Photo by Joan Emm

Photo by Joan Emm


March 25, 2009

How can someone simply insert his hand into the body of another person and remove tumors, scar tissue, congealed cholesterol, gall or kidney stones, and stagnant blood clots? Even though I have experienced this many times and have observed it at close hand—most recently at the clinic of Jun Labo in Baguio, Philippines—it still seems unbelievable. Yet, every day at 10 a.m., people from around the world with afflictions of body, mind, and spirit, line up at Rev. Labo’s door in anticipation of their own personal miracle. Three days a week, the same thing happens at The Casa, the clinic of John of God in Abadiânia, Brazil. This phenomenon cannot be easily dismissed.

What is “psychic surgery?” Perhaps you have heard about it before, but most of what was said was negative. In fact, there are many false healers, whose primary motivation is to make money from the suffering of others, but there are also incredibly gifted psychic surgeons. In order for a human being to be endowed with the ability to perform psychic surgery, she must be willing to enter into relationship with spirit. She must have what the Filipinos call the Power, meaning the ability to allow intense higher vibrations to flow through her for the purpose of helping others. Thus, psychic surgery can be understood to involve mediumship, which is the receiving of information and energy from spirit in a process called channeling. The healer uses this spiritual energy to affect positive change in the material world, i.e., remove disease from another person’s physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies.

Psychic surgery is also referred to as faith-healing or bare-handed surgery. The healer’s hands function like magnets inside of the body, drawing diseased tissue toward them, which is then removed and thrown away. Simply put, the body is opened in much the same way as medical doctors do when using a scalpel, except that in psychic surgery there is no cutting, no anesthesia is used, and there is no pain, scars, or infection. The incisions can even be made by the healer merely pointing a finger at the skin of the patient from a distance of one foot away. This process is entirely safe, however, because psychic surgeons are directed by the Holy Spirit and highly evolved, powerful spirit guides.

To better understand psychic surgery, imagine the body is like a glass of water. When you slip your finger into the water, the molecules of the water separate to make room for your finger, and when you remove your finger, the water fills in the space left behind.

Clearly, psychic surgery involves some law of physics we do not yet understand. In her book Going Within: A Guide for Inner Transformation, Shirley MacLaine describes her meeting with a well-respected Filipino healer: “Something we don’t understand is occurring, and I believe it is evidence of alternative realities and higher-dimensional capability.” (New York: Bantam Dell, 1989.)

We are physical beings living in a material world we call the 3rd dimension and experience through our five senses. But we are simultaneously so much more. Our 3rd dimensional world merges into the etheric plane, and from there into the 4th dimension, which is also called the astral plane. This alternate universe is inhabited by all sorts of spirits, entities, gurus, elementals, fairies, and ghosts—much like the spirits in the television show “Ghost Whisperer,” those unfortunate souls who have died but haven’t yet crossed over into the light because they have unfinished business on Earth. The astral plane can be visited consciously through astral projection, meditation, near death experience, lucid dreaming, and other means.

The 4th dimension has many levels, serving as a graduated bridge, or ladder, between the 3rd and 5th dimensions. (Different theories postulate anywhere from seven to 49 astral levels.) This bridge allows for the possibility of anyone making contact with the spiritual realms. However, in order to travel to the higher planes, we must first be filled with love for ourselves and others, and learn the necessary skills to raise our conscious awareness.

The 4th dimension merges into the 5th, which some people call heaven. This where Jesus and the saints, angels, and archangels reside. Some theorize that there are even higher spiritual dimensions, but in most religions this is the highest realm a soul can reach. Multi-dimensional reality is a complex subject and there are conflicting theories. Ultimately we will not really know the complete nature and structure of the universe until we die and “go to the light.”

My personal experience is that I am “here” in physical reality, but I am also simultaneously “there” in the spiritual realm. I perceive this “other place” with my inner vision during meditation, and when I am working with clients doing energetic healing and clairvoyant readings. I begin by reciting the Lord’s Prayer, which opens my 7th chakra (the energy center just above the top of the head). This allows me to receive information from my spirit guides, including messages for others. In this way, I experience myself as a multi-dimensional being.

You can begin your own journey of making contact with alternative dimensions by using the simple exercises given below. Just focus your awareness on the Divine—and, remember, your intention directs your destination.

EXERCISE: Connecting to Divine Energy

Sit in a relaxed pose with your feet on the floor and your hands in your lap, palms up. Imagine there is a cord of any color or thickness going from the base of your spine to the center of the earth. Once you create your cord, it will always be available to ground you. All you have to do is think about it. Your cord can go through solid objects, even if you are on the top floor of a tall building or flying in an airplane.

Next, visualize a large ball of sparkling, golden light about a foot above you. Bring this light gently down into the top of your head. See it moving throughout your body: your throat, heart, solar plexus, and abdomen. Send it down your arms and legs, and back up. Finally, flush the light down through your grounding cord, taking with it any “dis-ease” or negativity.

EXERCISE: Connecting to Earth Energy

Begin as above, but instead create a cord attached to the bottom of each foot. Visualize earth energy moving gently up towards you through these cords. Feel it enter your feet and begin to rise up into your body until it has filled you completely. This energy will feel thick and relaxing. Try this meditation when you feel overstimulated, stressed, or have trouble sleeping.


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