Ze Arigo – Brazilian Healer
His full name was Jose Pedro de Freitas, but he was known under the pseudonym Ze Arigo. He was an uneducated Brazilian, but could diagnose different diseases, prescribed competent recipes and did complicated surgical operations. The paralyzed people started to dance, the blind people began to see clearly, and the deaf people returned to the world of sounds. For 15 years of his activities, Arigo healed a lot of patients, most of them were sentenced to death by official medicine.
He was born on October 18, 1921 in the small town of Congonhas do Campo in eastern Brazil. His parents were poor farmers. Due to poverty, Jose had to left school after only four years and started working at the mine. Later, he still saved up money for a small restaurant, but something unexpected happened. Jose was already 30 years old when his nightmares began and de Freitas began to talk while sleeping. Jose came to the medium, Senor Oliveira, who said it wasn’t a disease, but a call from heaven.
The spirit of the Austrian surgeon Adolf Fritz, who died during the First World War in Estonia, came to Jose one night. He said that de Freitas had to treat people.
One day a priest of a local Catholic church was invited to a rich house, where a woman was dying of uterine cancer. She was already tired of waiting for death. Suddenly, one of those present (as you guessed it was de Freitas) rushed out of the room, a moment later he returned with a huge kitchen knife in his hands. He threw off the blanket and swung the knife to the bottom of the woman’s belly and turned the blade several times in the wound. Then he pulled out a huge tumor. The patient was conscious all this time, but she did not utter a sound. The man threw the bloody knife to the floor, sat and sobbed. Everything happened so unexpectedly that no one had time to stop him. The removed piece of tissue really turned out to be a malignant tumor.
This case was a turning point for de Freitas, who completely did not remember how he was cutting out the tumor, because he was in a state of trance. However, the rumor about the miracle spread throughout the district. Huge crowds came to the new healer. It is noteworthy that Arigo operated only those whom medicine considered hopeless. The doctors were very angry and believed that he laughed at medicine. The healer was sentenced to 16 months in prison.
Usually the healer had only one glance to diagnose an illness and then he took a knife. No anesthesia or sterility was required for this. After finishing the operation, Arigo wiped the knife on the edge of his not always clean shirt and connected the edges of the wound with his hands. Despite the complete absence of anesthesia, all patients claimed that during the operation they felt no pain. All operations resulted in the recovery of patients. No cases of infection or postoperative complications were recorded.
Arigo died on January 11, 1971, as he had predicted. The bus full of people turned over on a completely flat road and only Arigo died.