People from around the world are flocking to the United Kingdom to see a man they say is a healer and Messiah.
Stephen Turoff, a former psychic reader and psychic surgeon has a healing clinic in Chelmsford, Essex. Each day, he sees about 50 people who come to him to be healed. On Jan. 15, 2007 a BBC 2 television documentary called “Trust Me I’m A Healer” aired about this man. In the documentary, several happy patients testified that the spirit of a Dr. Joseph Khan, who works through Turoff healed them of incurable conditions, most notably cancer.
One woman described how Turoff had opened her up, laid two ribs on her stomach, and removed a large mass of glutinous material. However, BBC cameras did not get to film any of Turoff’s alleged psychic surgery. What the camera did pick up was just Turoff putting his hands on a couple of patients and acting normally, rather than being controlled by some spirit. Turoff also refused to have a cancer specialist present when he actually operated on any patients.
It seems Turoff was more concerned with promoting himself as a Messiah. When the film crew went to Slovenia to see him, he was dressed in a white robe and went into a cave, which had been converted into a church. While in there, he blessed the church and “energized” it. He also referred to himself as being a special person.
When the film crew returned to his home in Essex, they saw a series of photos Turoff has that could indicate strange occurrences and transfigurations. One of them appeared to show the face of the Virgin Mary on a cross. However, those who saw them say they may also just be double exposures and blurred images.
The BBC 2 website has this to says about Trust Me I’m A Healer:
“This eye-opening series delves into the world of fake psychics and peddlers of miracle cures and follows some of the self-proclaimed healers as they tout their dubious talent.”
I doubt that Turoff expected to be portrayed in that way, but what is one to say about such a man?
There is also a book about him called “Stephen Turoff: Psychic Surgeon” written by Grant Solomon. In the book, Solomon describes him as “a contemporary healer, teacher, priest, philosopher, knight, philanthropist and mystic.”