The Angel Therapy Handbook by Doreen Virtue is wonderful – you know – if you like this kind of stuff. Turns out, Virtue herself does NOT. Like this kind of stuff, I mean.
Virtue is gorgeous… that’s the first thing I noticed, as I did some research on her. The next thing? She kinda disappeared. There’s an article about that HERE. But that’s not all… Allow me to share another blurb I found that pretty-much lays it out:
On January 7, 2017, Doreen Virtue had a life-changing vision of Jesus that led her to repent from the new age, and to read and study the entire Bible. Since giving her life to Jesus as her Lord and Savior, Doreen has renounced her old work. She asks that people stop buying her cards as they are not spiritually safe. From this link
Now, see… this is how spiritual things get all tangled up.
Personally, I was never a fan of Virtue and in fact, would never have heard of her if it weren’t for a used book I bought at a thrift shop – er, this book.
I liked it because it had the Archangels described and short exercises about what kind of “Clair” you are:
- Clairvoyance: Your angels speak to you through mental images; signs that you witness with your physical eyes.
- Clairsentience: Your angels speak to you through your heart and body.
- Claircognizance: Your angels speak to you through wordless impressions that you receive in your mind.
- Clairaudience: Your angels speak to you with words that you hear inside or outside your mind.
I’m Clairsentient if you’re wondering. But I digress.
Also, the cover is lovely with golds, ivories, and browns that I adore. So pretty. Like the author.
Yesterday, I talked about my Animal Oracle cards and said they include an Archangel printed at the bottom of the card. Now I have a place to check out what they mean. Like, the card I pulled today was Tiger and the Archangel is Raphael. I pulled out this book today because the tiny book that came with the cards has a message from each animal but nothing about the Archangels. That’s where a book like this comes in handy! Page 18 tells me that Raphael’s name means, “God Heals” and boy, do we need that!
It’s almost difficult to talk about the book, now that I know Virtue herself deems it unnecessary – or worse – dangerous. I mean, I don’t think for one second it’s dangerous, as I have explained a million, zillion times in this space.
But. she does.
She’d rather you didn’t buy the book. Or her cards. She’s written some new stuff, it looks like, based on what she’s learned from the Bible. If that’s the direction she wants to go… truly!… more power to her! I have nothing against the Bible. I have my own very worn pink copy with my name embossed in gold on the front. Some verses are highlighted… like… my very favorite one…
2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV)
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
I mean, c’mon… is that not beautiful? And timely?
And really, does it actually clash with this book?
Isn’t it possible that God gave us psychic gifts of intuition and Archangels… and his beloved Son?
Not one or the other. And. Both. All.
There are so many either/or things going on in this world and it’s the biggest reason why wars break out… big and little ones… between countries and among ourselves, in our hearts.
So yeah, I like this book. I’m gonna recommend it. Your belief system may vary but luckily, God has us all in the palm of His/Her/Its hands… no matter what we believe. At least, that’s what I think.
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July 12, 2022
This is one of those books that has forced me to look beyond the world of black-and-white … and into the grey (or is that gray? I never know!) between.
I think it’s so funny (odd, not haha) that Virtue (the author, not the high moral standard) wrote something this wonderful and then denounced it.
I sorta understand– from a devout Christian standpoint … since I was once deeply entrenched in the doctrine myself.
But I also don’t.
I wonder why she couldn’t see God was already right there in her writing? Indeed, her intention was goodness and Godliness.
Of course, once I step back and remember my own experiences in the Church of Christ and fundamental Baptist church… I get it. Yep, I really do.
I just happen to disagree.
I like this book.
Not fond of who Virtue has become. I don’t think she’ll be losing any sleep over it.
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You tell it like it is, sister
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