February 2017 Events at East West

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Mark Wolynn
Wednesday, February 1

It Didn’t Start with You

7:30pm • $10 thru Jan 31, $15 day of
Mark Wolynn, director of The Family Constellation Institute in San Francisco, will discuss the most current research showing how traumatic experiences can be inherited from our parents and grandparents as well as how to break the cycle. Learn how to become a detective of your family history, uncovering the traumas that could be affecting your emotional or physical health, so that you can free yourself, and your children, from having to relive the pain of previous generations. Mark’s new book is It Didn’t Start With You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to Break the Cycle.

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Nayaswami Asha
Thursday, February 2

Bringing Spirituality into Everyday Life

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Do you sometimes feel your work and the rest of your life are somehow separate from your spiritual life? Do you feel more integrated with yourself when you’re not on the job? This class will help you experience work, daily activities, and interpersonal relationships as dynamic expressions of your inner life. Nayaswami Asha is a minister, spiritual counselor, and author. Her latest book is Ask Asha: Heartfelt Answers to Everyday Dilemmas on the Spiritual Path.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Steve Smith
Friday, February 3

Your Relationship as a
Transformation Station

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Is it possible to have relationships with significant others filled with freedom, joy, and love? Yes, especially when you learn how to use your relationship as a vehicle for your own transformation. Join author Steve Smith, LMFT, for a journey into the glorious world of love and relationships. His book is entitled The Enlightened Relationship: Mastering the Metaphysics of Love. Individuals and couples are welcome. www.TheEnlightenedMind.net See workshop, Feb 4

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Saturday, February 4

The Relationship Transformation Workshop

1-4pm • $45 thru Feb 3, $60 day of
Relationships with significant others bring to the surface our deeply embedded limiting beliefs and fears—and this is exactly where the gift can be found! In this workshop with Steve Smith, LMFT, you will discover how to use these challenges as the opportunity to transform yourself into a greater version of you and awaken to the Universal Love that dwells in your heart. Individuals and couples are welcome. www.TheEnlightenedMind.net See lecture, Feb 3

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Mark Mezadourian
Saturday, February 4

Attract Your Divine Partner

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Are you single or in a dissatisfying relationship? The root cause of this is not fate or luck, but your beliefs—and beliefs can change. Come learn the concepts behind the Attract Your Divine Partner process that makes visible the unseen influences on our romantic and sexual lives. It involves placing our attention on ourselves, and then progressively clearing away beliefs, patterns, and experiences that no longer serve us from current and past lifetimes. Mark Mezadourian is an intuitive specializing in connecting with angels and guides. www.MarkMezadourian.com See workshop, Feb 5

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Sunday, February 5

Attract Your Divine Partner Workshop

1-5pm • $80 thru Feb 4, $95 day of
This workshop is a fully-guided experience through the visualizations and meditations of Mark Mezadourian’s seven-part Attract Your Divine Partner process. It begins with placing our attention on ourselves, and then progressively clearing away beliefs, patterns and experiences that no longer serve us from this lifetime, our ancestry, our past lives and our aspects of self (child, adolescent and adult). Our uniqueness emerges as we forgive everyone and release the constraint of outdated ideas and ideals. www.MarkMezadourian.com See lecture, Feb 4

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Evelyn Crespo
Monday, February 6

Healing Bath Recipes for Transformation

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Come learn about traditional healing practices using herbals baths as the alchemy for improving your overall health. These herbals baths and homemade remedies are based on teachings from Puerto Rican elders who have passed on their knowledge through the oral tradition. Meditation on creating your own healing garden and space for sharing your homemade healing recipes are part of the discussion. Evelyn Crespo, LMFT, a traditional healer or Santera, has worked in community mental health and non-profit organizations since 1998. See workshop, Feb 7

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Tuesday, February 7

Healing Bath Recipes for Transformation Workshop

7-9pm • $25 thru Feb 6, $35 day of
Using herbs for everyday maladies can become part of your daily practice and the alchemy of creating healing for yourself has a positive transformation physically as well as mentally. This workshop will include a traditional spiritual cleanse called “limpia,” and an opportunity to make your own herbal bath. You’ll leave with herbal bath recipes, herbal medicine recipes, and new ways you can take care of your body, mind and spirit. Evelyn Crespo, LMFT, is a traditional healer providing workshops with a focus on her Puerto Rican lineage’s ancient healing practices. See lecture, Feb 6

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Allou Guthmiller
Wednesday, February 8

Reconnective Healing®:
Heal Yourself & Others

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Reconnective Healing, a new powerful form of hands-off healing, allows for accessing one’s full potential and returning to an optimal state of balance—physically, mentally, emotionally, and beyond. It gives access to an inner awareness and vibrational resonance that promotes strength, brainpower, wisdom, emotional stability and physical vitality. Sports teams and yoga practitioners use it for enhancing performance. Allou Guthmiller, Associate Instructor of the Reconnection and certified practitioner in Reconnective Healing, will do demonstrations, answer questions, and give everyone an opportunity to interact with the new comprehensive frequencies of healing. www.TheReconnection.com See sessions, Feb 9

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Thursday, February 9

Private Reconnective Healing sessions with Allou Guthmiller

11:30am-3:30pm • $150/45min
See lecture, Feb 8

To make an appointment, please call 650-988-9800

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Deb Norton
Thursday, February 9

Harness the Power of Creative Resistance

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
If you weren’t hampered by resistance, what creations would you unleash into the world? Deb Norton’s new book, Part Wild, picks up where other creativity books leave off, providing fun and practical ways to turn resistance into a creative asset. After a decade of hosting sold-out writing retreats and privately coaching writers at all levels, Deb has honed her time-tested and effective prompts and practices to harness the electrifying power of resistance and power up your creativity. Come enjoy a writing romp that will get your creative juices flowing! See workshop, Feb 12

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Brenda Wade
Friday, February 10

Creating Sacred Relationships

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Why is it that 50% of marriages fail and more adults are living alone than in the past? Why are so many young people giving up on lasting love? These facts are true even for people on a spiritual path. Now, there are proven steps to building deep satisfying relationships with a partner and closeness with family and friends. By combining modern love science and ancient wisdom, Dr. Brenda Wade points the way to creating sacred relationships. Whether you are single, coupled, LGBTQ or straight, this juicy introduction can help you enjoy more fulfilling love and relationships now! See workshop, Feb 11

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Susan Levitt
Saturday, February 11

Chinese New Year: Fire Phoenix

1-2:30pm • $21 thru Feb 10, $25 day of
Join astrologer and author Susan Levitt for her annual Chinese New Year talk. The Fire Phoenix year is a time for healing, rebirth, and transformation. Phoenix can be brilliant, inspirational, and a fearless visionary, while the element Fire brings strength, passion, and bravery. Learn about Fire Phoenix, and how the current Phoenix year energy influences you, your family, community, and the world. Includes your personalized fortune for Fire Phoenix year, plus feng shui tips for 2017.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Brenda Wade
Saturday, February 11

Creating Sacred Relationships Workshop

3:30-6:30pm • $20 thru Feb 10, $25 day of
Did you miss the class on relationships in middle school? No! It didn’t exist, but Driver’s Ed did so we are all better drivers than lovers! Let’s celebrate love this Valentine Day and learn the proven steps to creating fulfilling love relationships. This dynamic hands-on training blends ancient wisdom, modern science and Dr. Brenda Wade’s 25+ years of experience helping singles and couples from every walk of life to find, keep and grow their love. You’ll discover why we intuitively yearn for a heart connection, what a sacred relationship is, and steps to creating the love that you desire. See lecture, Feb 10

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Deb Norton
Sunday, February 12

Valentine’s Day Love Letter Workshop

1-5pm • $30 thru Feb 11, $45 day of
Valentine's Day is an opportunity to express love for your partner, partner-hopeful, friends, and anyone who deserves to know how special they are. And wouldn't it be wonderful to let them know with a letter? But, how to capture the magnitude of your feelings, reflect the immensely complex gorgeousness of your loved one’s inner and outer being, and avoid clichés? No pressure! Well, folks, if you want to make your love known with words, you can—and it can even be fun! Deb Norton will help you unleash your wild and tender words and craft them into a love letter that will be treasured and reread for years to come. See lecture, Feb 9

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Joy Valentine
Monday, February 13 *** CANCELLED ***

Break Unhappy Patterns and Find True Love

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
If you are single, looking for love in all the wrong places, and ending up with all the wrong people, this talk is for you! Most of us have experienced relationships fraught with frustration and disappointment, often ending in heartbreak only to be repeated in different bodies. If you are in (another) relationship that isn’t working or trying to recover from (another) one that didn’t, then come and learn how and why this keeps happening. Joy Valentine holds a master’s degree in social work and a California license in marriage and family therapy. See workshop, Feb 14


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Tuesday, February 14 *** CANCELLED ***

5 Steps to Breaking the Cycle of Wrong Partners
and Finding Real Love

7-9pm • $25 thru Feb 13, $30 day of
How is it that we keep attracting the same kind of partner over and over? Come join us in this highly interactive, deep dive into the mystery of why we keep creating the same unhappy relationship with different faces. It really is possible to break the cycle and have real love in your life! Joy Valentine has been trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities to help individuals to live fuller, more actualized lives. See lecture, Feb 13


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Michelle Bradshaw Kanti
Wednesday, February 15

Occupy the Frequency of Love

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
This introductory lecture will give you all the information that you need to support you in raising your vibration so that you can function at a level of love or above. Michelle Bradshaw Kanti, intuitive counsellor for mental and emotional mastery and energy wellness, will share some of the tools and techniques that are capable of creating profound and permanent change in your life. You will have the opportunity to meet your happiness archetype and identify the path that you can walk to lead to a greater experience of happiness. See workshop, Feb 16, and Readers Page 7

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Thursday, February 16

Occupy the Frequency of Love with Yoga Workshop

7-9pm • $35 thru Feb 15, $45 day of
This yoga workshop is a transformative practice that uses skillful means to improve your overall health, clarity, vitality and happiness. Michelle Bradshaw Kanti offers a practical way to establish the healthy habit of loving yourself, through greater awareness of your energetic system, specific breathing practices, visualization and affirmation. This elevates your inner vibration to love or above, causing you to be a love magnet. The presence practice meditation that you’ll learn is designed to bring you into a deep connection with your higher self through your body. See lecture, Feb 15, and Readers Page 7

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Acharya Shunya
Friday, February 17

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom:
Evoke Your Health from Within

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
This class has the potential to change your state of health for the better, permanently. Health is not a probability that you may achieve. It is a reality, an underlying natural state of being. Health will manifest once you begin to live in alignment with Nature’s intelligence. This is the promise of the Ayurveda lifestyle, India’s 5000-year-old wisdom, that evokes abiding health and wellbeing. You’ll find a treasury of Ayurvedic lifestyle teachings and wellness practices for every part of your day. Acharya Shunya is a distinguished Vedic Scholar and the founder of Vedika Global. www.VedikaGlobal.org See workshop, Feb 18

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Saturday, February 18

Ayurveda Lifestyle Wisdom Workshop

1-4pm • $45 thru Feb 17, $60 day of
Ayurveda teaches us that true health is our birthright, and that by artfully adapting to the rhythms of nature we can bring ourselves back into balance and experience abundant wellbeing. Acharya Shunya will show us how to live in a way that supports our greatest health through daily ritual, nourishing food, spiritual practice, and self-care. Experience greater physical energy, more joy, better sleep, increased sexual pleasure, improved digestion, stronger immunity, and many other benefits in mind, body, and soul. www.VedikaGlobal.org See lecture, Feb 17

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Mejda Das
Saturday, February 18

The Soul of Mystical Music

7:30pm • $10 thru Feb 17, $15 day of
A spiritualized song is a dedicated prayer of intention that radiates a healing, uplifting energy that washes both singer and listener in waves of divine peace and love. Mejda Das is accompanied tonight by musicians of the Liquid Fire kirtan group on instruments of east and west featuring a fusion of inspirational sounds. They will share mantra call and response chants invoking the holy names and aspects of God, Hindu bhajans (Sanskrit songs), Cosmic Chants of Paramahansa Yogananda, classical Indian ragas, western hymns, folk music, New Age, and original compositions.

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Swami Manjulananda
Sunday, February 19

Vastu and Vibrational Meditation

11:30am-12:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Vastu is the ancestor of Feng-Shui and it has a wide effect on human health. It is a supportive science of Ayurveda and Yoga. Vibrational Meditation primarily establishes equilibrium among various energy currents and tries to benefit from them. This activity helps in ensuring proper cleansing of the body, together with strengthening the aura and awakening kundalini. As a result, the ill-effects arising out of Vastu defects are reduced to a minimum. Swami Manjulananda is a spiritual guru and a world renowned Vastu expert with the power to communicate with invisible, subtle energies. www.manjulanand.org See following workshop

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Sunday, February 19

Vastu and Vibrational Meditation Workshop

2-4pm • $10 thru Feb 18, $15 day of
Swami Manjulananda, a world-renowned Vastu expert, shows how Vibrational Meditation can be used to establish harmony among various energy currents. This workshop will also provide in-depth information about Vastu and practical suggestions on how one can benefit from placing certain objects in the right direction for peace and happiness. Swami Manjulananda is founder and president of the International Society of Spiritual Sciences. www.manjulanand.org See lecture, above

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Lasara Firefox Allen
Monday, February 20

Jailbreaking the Goddess

7-8pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
New times birth new gods. The fivefold goddess allows new ways of working with the feminal divine to offer us opportunities to know and understand the divine feminal current, to understand women as complex conduits of the divine, and to see ourselves reflected in goddesses who are born to this new aeon. Lasara Firefox Allen shares from and signs her book, Jailbreaking the Goddess.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Greg Marcus
Monday, February 20

The Spiritual Practice of Good Actions

8-9pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
If we all had what it takes to be a Mensch, a person of extraordinary character, wouldn’t we all be one? In fact we do have what it takes, we just haven’t been trained to make it happen. Join Greg Marcus to discover Mussar, a 1000-year-old Jewish spiritual practice of mindful living that teaches us how to look inside to find those things that cause us to get stuck.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Matthew Sweigart
Tuesday, February 21

Pathways of Qi

7-8pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Matthew Sweigart, author of Pathways of Qi, will offer selected readings from the book, a guided meditation, and a few simple cultivation exercises to awaken your awareness of the life energy flow in body, mind and spirit. Come receive a direct transmission of this nourishing and calming, natural approach to health and wellness.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Jason Mankey
Tuesday, February 21

The Rise and Development of
Modern Witchcraft

8-9pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Gerald Gardner went public as one of England’s first modern witches in 1951. In the 1960’s Gardner’s Witchcraft came to be known as Wicca, and by the end of the 1970’s Wicca was no longer limited to just initiates. How did this all happen and what are the origins of Gardner’s craft? From Valiente to Cochrane to Ravenwolf, Jason Mankey offers an in­-depth look at modern Witchcraft evolved from its origins to its present day incarnation.

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Shirani M. Pathak
Wednesday, February 22

Soul Agreements:
Healing Lessons from Our Relationships

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
When it comes to soul mates, Hollywood’s got it all wrong. Their romantic fantasies can make us feel hopeless when real-life love doesn’t measure up. Integrative Healer Shirani M. Pathak blends spirituality and psychology to ask: Who are our real soul mates? Why do we attract certain types of people? How do we find the gifts in all relationships, even the difficult ones? With heaps of soul-shifting wisdom (and a dash of laughter), Shirani empowers you to gracefully navigate your soul's evolution through this life. www.RelationshipCenterSV.com See workshop, Feb 23

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Thursday, February 23

Soul Agreements Workshop

7-9pm • $25 thru Feb 22, $35 day of
What is a Soul Agreement? Before we’re born, our souls choose relationships and family ties based on the lessons we wish to learn in human form. In this workshop, Shirani M. Pathak blends spirituality and psychology to help us realize the gifts in our most difficult relationships. After an opening meditation, participants will ask questions, share experiences, and discover their own Soul Agreements. We will conclude with a healing meditation. If you have the determination and courage to see your relationships differently, come join us! www.RelationshipCenterSV.com See lecture, Feb 22

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Les Stroud and Llyn Roberts
Friday, February 24

The Call of Mother Earth

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
Nature is calling us home to more clarity, peace, connection, and spirituality. Les Stroud and Llyn Roberts, two celebrated teachers of Earth-based wisdom ways, join together to share—through storytelling and guided experience—how to feel more happy and strong by connecting with our living, conscious Earth. Come explore how to open to the natural world and deepen your connection with yourself and the planet, whether you live in the city or countryside. You will experience a guided imaginal journey to the spirit of a wilderness location. www.LesStroud.ca, www.LlynRoberts.com See events Feb 25 and 26

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Saturday, February 25

Connecting with the Earth Workshop

1-4pm • $45 thru Feb 24, $55 day of
Two acclaimed Earth-based wisdom guides—author and musician Survivorman, Les Stroud and award-winning prominent teacher of Shamanism Llyn Roberts—share consciousness-shifting strategies to transform ideas and fears that separate you from nature. These techniques will help you feel more happy and grounded as you reclaim a deep sense of belonging with the Earth. You’ll learn to invite nature to help you gain insight about global dilemmas, and deepen your spiritual connection to the Earth, whether you live in the city or countryside. www.LesStroud.ca, www.LlynRoberts.com See events Feb 24 and 26

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Steven Manus
Saturday, February 25

The Yugas: Understanding Our Past and the Emerging Energy Age

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
The history and evolution of the human race are intricately linked with great cycles of time, known in Sanskrit as the Yugas. These cycles are really indicators of the evolution of human consciousness. Steven Manus, a student of the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, whose own guru Swami Sri Yukteswar reintroduced this great teaching a century ago, will discuss the hidden cosmic influences that govern our lives and will offer the great yogi’s roadmap for the spiritual advancement of humankind.

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Les Stroud
Sunday, February 26

Music for Mother Earth

3-4:30pm • $10 thru Feb 25, $15 day of
Survivorman Les Stroud’s passion for the Earth is inspiring. With every song, every film and every story Les guides the listener through a celebration, a cautioning, and a call to action to protect our Mother Earth. His guitar lays down the foundation for a powerful voice that assures you he means what he says. He is known as the “Hendrix of Harmonica,” with world-class skills utilized by the likes of Slash, Journey, Alice Cooper and Jonny Lang, among many others. All of this combined with a powerful video presentation, make his performance an experience not to be missed. www.LesStroud.ca See events Feb 24 and 25

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Ellen Grace O'Brian
Monday, February 27

Living for the Sake of the Soul:
Four Insights for an Illumined Life

7:30pm • Free, but call to reserve a seat
How do we cultivate a deep soul connection amid the demands of our daily life? The ancient science of Self- and God-realization known as Kriya Yoga provides a sure foundation. Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian will offer the Four Insights for an Illumined Life as she shares mystic poetry and inspiration from her award-winning books, The Moon Reminded Me and Living for the Sake of the Soul. Yogacharya O’Brian is a poet, teacher, writer, spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment, and recipient of the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism. www.EllenGraceOBrian.com

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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Bob Dinga and Diana Rose
Tuesday, February 28

Spiritual Healing Experiences
with John of God

7:30pm • $25 thru Feb 27, $35 day of
How does spiritual healing complement western medical treatments? Bob Dinga and Diana Rose will share their experience with the world-renowned medium, John of God, known as the Miracle Man of Brazil. For 18 years Bob and Diana have been leading people to his healing center, the Casa De Dom Inacio. They’ll share stories of miraculous healings, including Bob’s healing in 1999 from near blindness. You’ll learn what a full trance incorporation medium is, and the capabilities of spirit beings working through a man such as John of God.

To reserve tickets, please call 650-988-9800

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