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Peoples Temple Collection; Box 27, Virtual item 12, Q1015-A- Faith-healing service

 Digital Record
Identifier: ms-0183_27.12


  • Digitized: Undated


Summary Note

In this short tape from an undated faith-healing service, Jim Jones cures several people of cancer, heart disease and other illnesses, and protects other from impending tragedy. Jones prefaces each miracle with a detailed revelation about the person’s private life, then describes the illness about to be healed. The revelations often surprise the recipient and sometimes even Jones himself. “You ever use Kern’s Peach Nectar,” he asks one woman, then repeats to himself, “Kern’s Peach Nectar. I don’t even know some of this stuff that I hear through my mind.” Full summary of the recording available at Alternative Considerations of Jonestown website, along with the tape transcript.

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Physical Description Note

Original audiocassette tape recording digitized and made available as .mp3 audio file.

Publisher Note

Publisher: The Jonestown Institute

Repository Details

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