The Philippines are both renowned are repelled for their faith
healers, who offer perform surgery without knives and
promise miracle cures for all kinds of ailments, from cancer
to liver problems. People from all walks of life and from
all over the world come here to get cured, and whatever you
may think, some people take their 'powers' pretty seriously.
Myth or mystic?
These healers are often blasted for being charlatans, who
use fake blood among other props to trick and deceive; though
some swear by their ability to perform these feats, and claim
to be in a trance when they operate, and are 'guided by god'
the whole time. Faith healers tread a fine line between magic,
mysticism, science and folklore and battle against the familiar
taunts of charlatanism.
Acting as an intermediary between the surgeon and the Holy
Spirit, Faith Healers occupy a sometimes revered high ground
of a mystical saint. Often patients are desperate to be healed,
pining their hopes and money on a magical cure to a terminal
illness. But for every genuine ''healer' there are doubtless
a dozen scam merchant's, so be carefully before you part with
your hard earned cash.
Witnessing a healing session is not for the squeamish, because
lots of blood is seen while they massage the area where the
illness is present; using their fingers to move around the
affected areas. Afterwards, however, when the blood is wiped
away, the skin is clean and no opening, incision or cuts remain.
From a sceptic's point of view, it all looks like trickery,
but many people who have been terminally ill have claimed
to be cured and believe the 'medicine' offered here saved