John M. Carroll's job description is "healer, teacher, spiritual counselor." His tool kit involves prayer, energetic fields, and integrative mental imagery, and he's very clear on his assertion that he himself does absolutely nothing at all; as a psychic surgeon, he is simply using analogy, intuition, and imagery to help clients access Divine Intervention. His website features testimonials from those who've employed his methodology to address illnesses ranging from cancer and Alzheimer's to fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, and MS.
So you got into this by way of a couple of crisis situations in your own life?
Yes. The first happened when I was 10. I fell into a coma for reasons no one could determine and was dead for 15 minutes. The next day, I came out of the coma, but I was paralyzed from the neck down. They prayed for two days, and I got up and walked out. My grandmother squeezed my hand and told me I now had a gift, and I should use it.
I went into the technical side of the dental field. And I was plagued by horrible allergies. I was on a regimen of steroid sprays, antihistamines, and shots that wasn't really working. I went to a Gerald Epstein workshop and it changed my life utterly, and my guardian angel told me what to do next.
And you can help people heal their problems remotely, over the phone? You don't even have to meet them?
Oh sure. I just worked this weekend with a kid who'd been in a car accident; she wasn't responding, but her brain was still good. By morning, she was responding to commands. I work in Israel, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy—there is no time and space in reality, after all.
What does it feel like? Is it akin to channeling?
I don't channel, I pray. I see images; the client may feel a buzzing sensation, or warmth. But the main thing I feel is humbled and overjoyed by the blessing of being able to speak up, in a situation where they say it's hopeless, and say "Not in my world it's not."