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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 24, Virtual Item 34, Q919- Healing service | Special Collections & University Archives

Peoples Temple Collection; Box 24, Virtual Item 34, Q919- Healing service

In this undated faith-healing service, Jim Jones cures numerous people – all but one of them women – of various diseases, including cancer, sight problems, crippling paralysis and other ailments of the joints, and strokes. Some of the cures are quite dramatic: a woman who couldn’t see is able to count the number of fingers on Jones’s upheld hand, even though they are separated by the full length of the sanctuary; a woman who could barely walk on artificial knees runs laps around the congregation; more than one cancer patient returns from the bathroom holding vile-smelling growths to present to the crowd. One woman is raised from the dead, but the miracle takes place in the bathroom, beyond the hearing of the microphone. The tape includes only the celebration afterwards.

Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

Phys. Desc:
Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.
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The Jonestown Institute
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