In the Philippines, the procedure originated in the 1940s with Eleuterio Terte. Terte and his student Tony Agpaoa trained others in his techniques.
Terte and many of his students were associated with a religious organization, the Union Espiritista Christiana de Filipinas (The Christian Spiritist Union of the Philippines.)
In 1959, the procedure became widely known in the U. S. through the publication of Into the Strange Unknown by Ron Ormond and Ormond McGill.
They called the practice “fourth dimensional surgery,” and said “we still don’t know what to think; but we have motion pictures to show it wasn’t the work of any normal magician, and could very well be just what the Filipinos said it was a miracle of God performed by a fourth dimensional surgeon.”
Perhaps the most famous psychic surgeon is Alex Orbito, who became well-known in the U. S.
José (Zé) Arigó, born José Pedro de Freitas (18 October 1921 – 1 November 1971) was a Brazilian psychic surgeon. He performed his healing acts and psychic surgery operations with his hands or with simple kitchen utensils while in a trance, channeling the spirit of a certain Dr. Adolf Fritz.
Due to the nature of Psychic Surgery there has always been the question, “is this real?”
It’s a good question, many people that have experienced Psychic Surgery are convinced it was a real experience and will testify to the health changes as a result.
Skepticism is a good thing in all avenues of life, bear in mind not so long ago humankind was convinced the world was flat, in fact many still do today check out the Flat Earth Society