Dr. Jeffrey Rediger Shares “John of God” Miracle with Oprah

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After word spread about “John of God,” a farmer with very little education who is able to heal patients with a wide variety of diseases living in a small rural town in Brazil, millions flocked to Casa in Abadiania with hope.

Dr. Jeffrey Rediger, a psychiatrist in Massachusetts, decided to see for himself and his medically trained eye the validity to these rumored miracles.

“Some people who I spoke with were able to remember the events going around them completely, and some people seem to enter a sort of altered state during these surgeries,” Dr. Rediger said. “When I was assisting in one of the surgeries, [John of God] cut this woman’s cornea. She didn’t flinch. She didn’t try to pull away from him. I can’t explain that. I heard some people use the term ‘spiritual anesthesia.’ I have no way to understand that.”

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With hopes to collect tangible evidence, Dr. Jeff Rediger traveled to Brazil and got more than he expected. He recounted his experience on the Oprah show:

Dr. Jeffrey Rediger says he experienced firsthand something unexplainable while in Brazil. He says he was walking down the street one day when a friend pointed out to him that he was bleeding. Dr. Rediger pulled up his shirt and found a small horizontal incision on his chest. Dr. Rediger, who does not have a bleeding disorder, says it bled for about an hour.

Dr. Rediger: I didn’t know what to say; I didn’t know how to respond. I had no idea what was going on.

Oprah: Because you suddenly have spontaneous bleeding and an incision that you didn’t have before? Is that what you’re telling us?

Dr. Rediger: Correct. I’d never had anything like that happen in my life. Ever. I’d been to seminary, medical school, residency in psychiatry, and nothing had prepared me to understand.”

Oprah: Looking back, with some hindsight and perspective, do you have a medical explanation for what happened to you?

Dr. Rediger: I don’t have a medical explanation for it. My whole life has been turned upside down in many ways. I have changed a lot.

According to Vitals.com, Dr. Jeffrey Rediger completed his medical degree at a top-ranked Indiana University School of Medicine in 1997. With consistent excellent patient ratings, Dr. Jeffrey Rediger has an average wait-time of 10 minutes at his practice.

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