Alex L. Orbito
Rev. Alex L. Orbito
Alex Orbito: His Life and Background
Born into a poor rural setting in the Northern part of the Philippines, Alex
grew up in a family devoted to spiritual healing and mediumship.
parents earned a modest living as farmers while they were also involved in the Union Espiritistas, thereby invoking the Holy Spirit when treating people in the neighbourhood.
In this environment of prayer and healing, most of his
brothers and sisters eventually became healers.
, was the youngest of his
family and started his
healing mission at the age of 14 through a premonitory dream of a paralized elder who could walk again after he
From a young age he
became well-known as a healer in the Philippines and abroad and was sought after by many patients as well as doctors and scientists.
However, at the age of 18, he
felt it was time to explore the world outside of his
village and he
wanted to escape from the long lines of people who waited every day for his
village and changed his
name to Josef Viloria.
wandered around the northern parts of the Philippines for three years, accepting many different jobs and assignments to make a living.
In this period, his
health deteriorated gradually until he
couldn't walk any more, while he
kept hearing a voice urging him to continue his
Alex at Pyramid
At the age of 21, he
finally returned back home to his
family and his
first patient turned out to be his
mother, who had had a mental breakdown due to anxiety and worry about his
From this moment onwards, Alex Orbito
started to dedicate himself entirely to his
healing mission and as such he
eventually became one of the most sought-after healers in the Philippines and beyond.
Despite facing disbelief and scepticism, Alex Orbito
has now, for nearly five decades, worked patiently and persistently to increase awareness of spiritual healing in the Philippines and around the world.
Having laid hands on millions of ailing people, a large majority who proclaim the efficacy of his
is always quick to disclaim personal praise, saying that he
is only an instrument of Divine powers.
Time and again, Alex Orbito
has willingly cooperated with numerous laboratory investigations and has often subjected to rigid scientific testing to determine the source and extent of his
healing powers (see below).
More than 20 books have been written exclusively, or partly, about Alex
healing mission, and these are listed below.
Apart from his work as a healer, Alex founded the Philippine Healers' Circle Association in 1983, for which he has been elected President for Life, and also the Spiritual Help Foundation, which provides scholarships and finances community centers and schools in the areas of Cuyapo and Pangasinan in the Phillipines.
In 1999, Alex
inaugurated the Pyramid of Asia where international healing seminars and gatherings are held to facilitate learning, exchange and personal growth.
In 1985 he received an Honorary Doctorate from the UN World Brotherhood Congress as an"outstanding and dedicated Envoy for Universal Peace, Goodwill and Understanding".
was also made a recipient, in 2000, of the prestigious Filipino Jose Rizal Award for his
humanitarian works in the Philippines and abroad.
The list is far from complete since Alex Orbito
does not recall the many different journalists and TV stations who made documentaries about him and his
It is known that he
was always open and willing to talk with the press and media and willingly allowed the filming of healings (after obtaining the patient's consent), showing the audience that there is nothing to hide.
Note: Particularly, the recently made documentary "Faith Healing" by the Swiss antropoligist Jean-Dominique Michel gives a comprehensive and objective overview of Alex Orbito's
life and work at home and abroad.
Literature List About Alex L. Orbito
Man of Light, the extraordinary gifts of a great healer: Alex L. Orbito by Rinaldo Lampis (ISBN 88-87241-00-7)
Alex L. Orbito, Heiler im Licht", "Healer in the Light" by Brigittte Schumann
Alex Orbito, guaritore filippino by Romy Tajon
Scientific Studies and Research Performed on Alex Orbito
In the course of his
life, Alex Orbito
was often asked to undergo and assist in scientific studies to further research, measure and understand the phenomena of barehanded or psychic surgery.
Many extensive studies (see chapter scientific studies and research) performed on Alex Orbito
and the patients have shown time and again that the phenomena truly exists and that a high percentage of people found improvement and in some cases complete cure after being treated.
was always willing to subject himself to scientific studies and research so that science could advance in its metaphysic and holistic approach and numerous scientists as well as media people filmed, documented and studied him and his
work in a profound manner.
Since this type of healing places several question marks at the roots of our modern medicine, Alex
was often faced with challenges and accusations of fraud or the illegal practice of medicine.
In 2003 in Italy, he
twice offered the court the possibility to perform psychic surgery in front of the judges on their terms and conditions to give proof to the authenticity of his
The offer was declined on both occasions.
himself is very aware that psychic surgery or spiritual healing creates many challenges to the rational pre-conceived mind sets in modern society.
Having subjected himself time and again to scientific researches and studies worldwide, he
eventually learned that closed (ie. fearful) minds can not be "convinced" of new acknowledgements and discoveries in this respect.
It takes an open and objective mind as well as courage to acknowledge that the roots of our present deterministic way of thinking is (too) limiting.
Fortunately, the group of scientists, doctors and therapists who embrace new, open and objective views towards a more holistic form of health are quickly growing in numbers.
In the midst of all this turmoil, Alex Orbito
simply states: "My mission is not to convince, but to cure".