Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue

GURU RATING: 2 / 5 (QUESTIONABLE)


Doreen Virtue is a prolific spiritual author with dozens of books to her name, mostly dealing with Angels. Rather than a spiritually enlightened guru, she’s considered to be a teacher, counsellor or seer to some.

Virtue began her writing career penning books about relationships and fad diets. She only started writing about spiritual topics after being assisted by an Angel during a traumatic event.

She claims that the information in her books comes directly from Angelic beings and other divine sources, accessed via her psychic abilities.

Angels, magical unicorns, dolphins & fairies

Her written works are difficult to summarize as they are a mixture of every spiritual topic imaginable. At least ones that sell well.

Doreen Virtue card decks

Doreen Virtue loves card decks

Many seekers find solace and wisdom in her communicating with Angels series. Working with our spirit guides, beings that some call the Unseen Ones, is a popular way of gaining insights into both mundane and spiritual matters.

Doreen also offers card decks for those wishing to cultivate their intuitive abilities. Many of the more fanciful topics, like dolphins and magical unicorns, are exclusive to this type of product.

Card decks can certainly be useful, though one should never use them exclusively. Truth is found within. In the long run, seekers are better off flexing that inner-guidance muscle in lieu of looking for answers externally.

Angelic money-making machine

It’s hard not to see her as an opportunistic, business-oriented author.

She even offers Angel Therapy and Fairyologist training. You too can become an Angel or Fairy counsellor. It’s doubtful that she’ll be able to impart her reputed psychic abilities, however. These take much longer to cultivate. So what kind of advice are these “therapists” peddling? We can only wonder.

We promise you: the authors of gururating.org could write the same books she does. Would you really be able to tell the difference?

Without developing one’s own psychic abilities, it’s hard to verify anything she claims. The best way to do so is to follow a spiritual practice. Such skills are naturally reclaimed along the way.

The verdict

It’s important to underline that many earnest spiritual seekers get a lot out of her works. Much of the information she shares is correct, though we dispute much of it also. As always, discernment is absolutely necessary.

We encourage interested readers to test out her card decks. They’re a good starting point in trusting one’s intuitive abilities.

Our rating for Doreen Virtue is questionable. Her profit motives are transparent and her works are a hodgepodge of truth and fiction.

This said, she can be a good initiation to the “spiritual universe”. Our world can certainly benefit from a growth in spiritually-oriented people.



“Please don’t worry! Your miracle is on its way right now!” — Doreen Virtue


3 Comments

  1. Doreen Virtue has changed my life. Yes, she may say the same things as other people but doesn’t that just prove she’s the real thing? She never judges and is always positive. I strive to be more like her. And much of the profit she makes goes to her rescue ranch. You can’t say that about Joel Osteen. I think she’s amazing.

  2. I encountered Doreen Virtue at the Denver Metaphysical Fair in the mid-90s. While my spirit was sagging as I looked around for something that would feed it, she gave me a bright smile and picked a few things off my aura, and provided a blast of love my Spirit still remembers. Waking up to the New Age offerings of spiritual thought as an alternative to the religion one might have been taught and exploration of different perceptions and practices was a multi-decade process for me. If one needs inspiration and does not look to a temple/church/minister venue, where a congregation funds the minister/guru, but an independent teacher/guru, then expect to have to contribute to that person’s livelihood. Buying books and attending seminars is the way of the modern world. No free guru. No instant karma or free karma. Seeking a guru is pretentious in the West, leaving the word untranslated to teacher. Many, many paths and teachers, each of us an unhealed healer.

  3. I used to love watching Doreen and I have most of her work, but lately, after her recent ‘conversion’ to Christianity, she has started with hard core preaching. It is just not what I want. I feel that she has abandoned her followers. She has certainly abandoned me. I don’t mind the occasional Christian reference, but it is too much now.

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