Mexican Odyssey By the Reverend Bishop and Doctor M.H. Franz. (Rev. Dr. Panchito)
(Faith Healing)

Mexico: Author Published, 1960. (4) + 122 pages; the first page a real-photo head & shoulders portrait of the "Rev. Bishop and Dr. M.H. Franz" in priest's garb with white collar; the author recounts his awakening to a life of service to mankind, apparently via a mystical experience aided by an extract of "...leaves, combined according to certain laws..."; his mystical 'call' to go to Mexico, at first thinking that he was only going for a vacation and ending spending 12 years there as a faith healer; recounting his adventures and the events of his life in Mexico, with occasional digression into why the U.S. ought to be paying more attention to the neighbor to the south, in addition to his thoughts regarding a more spiritually-based United Nations of the world; the doctor brings people back from the dead among other miracles and the final 30 pages of the text are filled with the thankful testimonials of those the author healed - of kidney and bladder diseases, psychological problems, loss of memory, various inflammations and illnesses of children and adults, more; he was also able to make accurate predictions for rain; we have been unable to find any corroboration of this person's life or indeed any finding whatsoever on the Doctor; there are a few clues in the text regarding his giving of sermons in New York and there is a possibility that further research would reveal more; an OCLC search at time of cataloging disclosed nothing that we could find; a couple of pencil numbers & names on title page & dedication page; printed single-side in double-space typing, as is usual with a typescript; with an errata page at back; in blue stiff-paper covers, about 8 " x 11" size; with cloth spine glued-on, gilt cover title; some wear, sunning to cover, spine cloth coming away in pieces; photo portrait with some wrinkling; contents in very good condition, still securely bound and an interesting account. Good (Item ID: 20899)


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