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.
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 on Doreen Virtue
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.
Since 2021, Doreen Virtue has renounced the “New Age” and gone back to her Christian roots. She has proclaimed Jesus as her only Lord and savior. This makes us wonder: why didn’t her angel guides tell her this many years before when she published her books and card decks? Is it just another marketing gimmick to target Christians?
Our rating for Doreen Virtue is questionable. Her profit motives are transparent and her works are a hodgepodge of truth and fiction, much like her own life experience.
This said, she can be a good initiation to the “spiritual universe” for Christians and anyone else who is open to exploring the great Mystery of their life. 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