John Gaynor Banks

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Alfred John Gayner Banks was born April 3, 1886 in London, England. After emigrating to the United States, he lived for some years in Texas with his wife Salome Hart Banks. Historical records show him living in 1924 in Asheville, NC.

Dr. Banks wrote several books about Christianity, healing, and reincarnation. The Great Physician: A Manual of Devotion for Those Who Care for the Sick was published in 1927 both in London and in New York. Other books were The Master and the Disciple and Healing Everywhere (a collection of lectures). Several articles were published in The Theosophical Forum, so he had some involvement with the Theosophical Society based in Point Loma, California. In 1932 he and his [second?] wife Ethel Tulloch Banks founded a healing ministry, the International Order of St. Luke the Physician, which still continues today. That is based in San Diego, California. Dr. Banks died on June 30, 1953 in San Bernardino, CA.