John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer
The Netflix series looks at the rise and fall of the self-proclaimed spiritual healer João Teixeira de Faria
Faith healing is a time-honoured means of fleecing the flock. Sooner or later, all “miracle workers” are exposed as charlatans — but, before the con is rumbled, there are big bucks to be made from the chronically ill and hopelessly naive. Resistance to the flimsy enchantments of the magical mystery cure should be notably strong in this country, given our bitter history of deception by holy hustlers. Sadly, however, Ireland continues to produce gullible souls at an alarming rate.
The real-world damage perpetrated by a practitioner of mystical medicine is vividly highlighted by John of God: The Crimes of a Spiritual Healer, a four-part docu-series chronicling