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Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue

Doreen Virtue (born April 29, 1958) is an American author and a "folk psychology motivational speaker". She is the founder of Angel Therapy, a type of New Age therapy based "on the premise that communicating with angels is the key to healing. Angel therapists claim they can facilitate healing by helping their patients get in touch with angels who'll guide the patients in the right direction." Virtue has written over 50 books including oracle card decks on the subject of angels and additional New Age topics before changing her perspective to focus on Biblical teachings.

Education and early career

Virtue states of herself "Doreen worked as a psychotherapist specializing in healing eating disorders, until... 1995".

According to website 'Best Psychic Readings' she had earlier worked as editor of a local newspaper 'The San Marcos Outlook' from leaving high school apparently until taking up therapy.

Virtue received an associate degree in liberal arts from Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, California, and obtained a B.A. in Psychology in 1986 and an M.A. in Counseling psychology in 1988 from Chapman University in Orange, California. (Master's programmes in psychology aren't accredited by the American Psychological Association; accreditation is reserved for doctoral programmes and internships.) Virtue got a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology from California Coast University in 1996. (CCU received accreditation from the Distance Education and Training Council in 2005, and is accredited for its programme is Educational Psychology. CCU isn't accredited by the American Psychological Association.) The subject of her dissertation was the tendency of adults who suffered childhood sexual abuse to develop addictions like eating disorders.

According to the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Doreen L. Virtue held a licence as a Registered Psychological Assistant that was voluntarily cancelled January 31, 1993, re-issued July 13, 1993 and again voluntarily cancelled September 16, 1993.

A licence as a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern issued September 6, 1989.

expired September 30, 1993.

Doreen began publishing psychology and self-help books on topics like child custody and eating disorders before changing the focus of her work and writing to spiritually-oriented and new thought topics.

Virtue wrote for the publishing company Hay House and had a number of books, audio-books and oracle card decks, published with them on numerous topics like angels, fairies, indigo children, and ascended masters. Virtue offered spiritually-oriented classes and workshops, hosts a call-in radio show on Hay House Radio, and spoke at new thought conferences, including Mishka Production's Celebrate Your Life! and Hay House's annual I Can Do It! conference.

Current career

Virtue now writes books about Christianity as she publicly announced in 2017 she would turn her focus to the Bible instead of New Age beliefs that she has since denounced [20]. In a statement she said "Please do not buy my old books or cards, as I have repented and denounced them after Jesus saved me and opened my eyes to new age deception".[21]

Personal life

Virtue was born on April 29, 1958 to a Christian Scientist family in California. She reports clairvoyant abilities like seeing and conversing with spirits after she had been a young child. In her twenties, she married Larry Schenk, with whom she had her two sons, Grant and Charles. Virtue has said that Schenk was possessive and emotionally abusive, leading to the couples' eventual divorce.

Her second husband was Dwight Virtue, whom she divorced for undisclosed reasons.

Her published autobiographical material doesn't state what her maiden name was prior to marrying Mr. Virtue.

In 1995, Doreen Virtue married Michael Tienharra, the owner of a small art gallery in Newport Beach, CA.

She had been divorced from Michael Tienharra in 1999.

Virtue was married and divorced for a fourth time to a man named Steven Farmer, fellow Hay House author, they were divorced in 2009.

She has been a vegan after 1996.

Published works


  • My Kids Don't Live With Me Anymore: Coping With the Custody Crisis CompCare Pubns 1988. ISBN 0896381579

  • The Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome HarperCollins 1990. ISBN 0061000094

  • Chocoholic's Dream Diet Bantam 1990. ISBN 0553284436

  • In the Mood: How to Create Romance, Passion, and Sexual Excitement by Falling in Love All Over Again HarperCollins 1995. ISBN 0061043397

  • Yo-Yo Relationships: How to Break the 'I Need a Man' Habit and Find Stability Fairview 1996. ISBN 0925190357

  • I'd Change My Life If I Had More Time Hay House 1996. ISBN 1-56170-321-4

  • Your Emotions, Yourself: A Guide to Your Changing Emotions (Your Body, Your Self Book, with Tanya Brokaw) Lowell House, 1996. ISBN 1-5656-5534-6

  • The Lightworker's Way Hay House 1997. ISBN 1-56170-390-7

  • Angel Therapy Hay House 1997. ISBN 1-56170-397-4

  • Chakra Clearing Hay House 1998. ISBN 1-56170-566-7

  • Constant Craving A-Z: A Simple Guide to Understanding and Healing Your Food Cravings Hay House 1999. ISBN 1561705713

  • Healing with the Angels Hay House 1999. ISBN 1-56170-640-X

  • Angel Visions Hay House 2000. Hay House ISBN 1-56170-712-0

  • Angel Visions II Hay House 2001. Hay House ISBN 1-56170-850-X

  • Healing with the Fairies Hay House 2001. ISBN 1-56170-807-0

  • The Care and Feeding of Indigo Children Hay House 2001. ISBN 1-56170-846-1

  • Eating in the Light (With Becky Prelitz) Hay House 2001. ISBN 1-56170-805-4

  • Losing Your Pounds of Pain Hay House 2002. ISBN 1-56170-950-6

  • Messages from your Angels Hay House 2002. ISBN 1-4019-0049-6

  • The Crystal Children Hay House 2003. ISBN 1-4019-0229-4

  • Chakra Clearing: Awakening Your Power to Know and Heal (With Book and CD) Hay House 2004. ISBN 1-4019-0277-4

  • Archangels & Ascended Masters Hay House 2004. ISBN 1-4019-0063-1

  • Crystal Therapy: How to Heal and Empower Your Life with Crystal Energy Hay House 2005. ISBN 1-4019-0467-X

  • Angel Numbers (With Lynette Brown) Hay House 2005. ISBN 1-4019-0515-3

  • Angel Medicine: How to Heal the Body and Mind with the Help of the Angels Hay House 2005. ISBN 1-4019-0235-9

  • Divine Magic: The Seven Sacred Secrets of Manifestation Hay House 2006. ISBN 1-4019-1033-5

  • Angels 101: An Introduction to Connecting, Healing, and Working with the Angels Hay House 2006. ISBN 1-4019-0759-8

  • Goddesses & Angels: Awakening Your Inner High Priestess and Source-eress Hay House 2007. ISBN 978-1-4019-0474-6

  • Realms of the Earth Angels Hay House 2007. ISBN 978-1-4019-1718-0

  • Daily Guidance From Your Angels: 365 Messages... Hay House 2007. ISBN 1-4019-0774-1

  • Healing Words From the Angels: 365 Daily Messages Hay House 2007. ISBN 978-1-4019-1196-6

  • How to Hear Your Angels Hay House 2007. ISBN 978-1-4019-1705-0

  • Thank You, Angels! (with Kristina Tracy) Hay House 2007. ISBN 1-4019-1846-8

  • My Guardian Angel: True Stories of Angelic Encounters from the Readers of Woman's World Magazine Hay House 2007. ISBN 978-1-4019-1753-1

  • Solomon's Angels: A Novel Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-1786-9

  • Angel Numbers 101 Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-2001-2

  • Daily Guidance From Your Angels: 4-Color Gift Edition Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-1716-6

  • The Miracles of Archangel Michael Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-2205-4

  • Signs From Above: Your Angels' Messages about Your Life Purpose, Relationships, Health, and More (With Charles Virtue) Hay House 2009. ISBN 978-1-4019-1851-4

  • The Art of Raw Living Food (With Jenny Ross) Hay House 2009. ISBN 978-1-4019-2183-5

  • Archangels 101: How to Connect Closely with Archangels Michael, Raphael, Uriel, Gabriel and Others for Healing, Protection, and Guidance Hay House 2010. ISBN 978-1-4019-2638-0

  • Angel Words: Visual Evidence of How Words Can Be Angels in Your Life (With Grant Virtue) Hay House 2010. ISBN 978-1-4019-2696-0

  • The Healing Miracles of Archangel Raphael Hay House 2011. ISBN 978-1-4019-2473-7

  • Saved By An Angel: True Accounts of People Who Have Had Extraordinary Experiences with Angels...and How YOU Can, Too! Hay House 2011. ISBN 978-1-4019-3361-6

  • Fairies 101: An Introduction to Connecting, Working, and Healing with the Fairies and Other Elementals Hay House 2011. ISBN 978-1-4019-3183-4

  • Divine Prescriptions: Spiritual Solutions for You and Your Loved Ones Hay House 2011. ISBN 1-58063-216-5

  • Constant Craving: What Your Food Cravings Mean and How to Overcome Them Hay House 2011. ISBN 978-1-4019-3549-8

  • The Angel Therapy Handbook Hay House 2011. ISBN 978-1-4019-1834-7

  • Mary, Queen of Angels Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1-4019-2876-6

  • Flower Therapy Welcome the Angels of Nature into Your Life (with Robert Reeves) Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1-4019-3968-7

  • Mermaids 101: Exploring the Magical Underwater World of the Merpeople Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1-4019-3884-0

  • How to Heal a Grieving Heart (with James Van Praagh) Hay House 2013. ISBN 978-1-4019-4336-3

  • Assertiveness for Earth Angels: How to Be Loving Instead of "Too Nice" Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4370-7

  • Angel Detox: Taking Your Life to a Higher Level Through Releasing Emotional, Physical, and Energetic Toxins (with Robert Reeves) Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4431-5

  • Angels of Love: How to Find and Keep the Perfect Relationship (with Grant Virtue) Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4384-4

  • Angel Astrology 101: Discover the Angels Connected with Your Birth Chart (with Yasmin Boland) Lifestyles 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4305-9

  • Angel Dreams: Healing and Guidance from Your Dreams (with Melissa Virtue) Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4365-3

  • Angels of Abundance: How to Manifest Support for Your Life Purpose (with Grant Virtue) Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4385-1

  • Angel Lady Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4579-4

  • Living Pain-Free: Natural and Spiritual Solutions to Eliminate Physical Pain (with Robert Reeves) Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4411-7

  • Nutrition for Intuition (with Robert Reeves) Hay House 2015. ISBN 9-781-4019-4541-1

  • Don't Let Anything Dull Your Sparkle: How to Break Free of Negativity and Drama Hay House 2015. ISBN 978-1-4019-4627-2

  • The Courage to Be Creative: A Practical Guide to Help You Make a Living and a Contribution with Your Creative Work Hay House 2016. ISBN 978-1-4019-4871-9

  • Awaken Your Indigo Power: How to Supercharge Your Innate Spiritual Gifts (with Charles Virtue) Hay House 2016. ISBN 978-1-4019-4386-8

  • Father Therapy: How to Heal Your Father Issues So You Can Enjoy Your Life (with Andrew Karpenko) Hay House 2017. ISBN 978-1-4019-4929-7

  • The Joy of Jesus Bowker Identifier Services 2018. 978-0-6921-2596-0

Card Decks

  • Healing With The Angels Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck With Guidebook Hay House 1999. ISBN 1-56170-639-6

  • Messages From Your Angels: A 44-Card Deck Hay House 2002. ISBN 1-56170-906-9

  • Magical Mermaids And Dolphin Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck And Guidebook Hay House 2003. ISBN 1-56170-979-4

  • Archangel Oracle Cards: A 45-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2004. ISBN 1-4019-0248-0

  • Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck Hay House 2004. ISBN 1-56170-785-6

  • Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards Hay House 2004. ISBN 1-4019-0301-0

  • Magical Unicorns Oracle Cards Hay House 2005. ISBN 1-4019-0275-8

  • Saints & Angels Oracle Cards Hay House 2005. ISBN 1-4019-0606-0

  • Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards Hay House 2006. ISBN 1-4019-0772-5

  • Ascended Masters Oracle Cards Hay House 2007. ISBN 978-1-4019-0808-9

  • Magical Messages From The Fairies Oracle Cards Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-1703-6

  • Angel Therapy Oracle Cards Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-1833-0

  • Archangel Michael Oracle Cards Hay House 2009. ISBN 978-1-4019-2273-3

  • Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards Hay House 2010*.* ISBN 978-1-4019-2474-4

  • Life Purpose Oracle Cards Hay House 2011. ISBN 978-1-4019-2475-1

  • Angel Tarot Cards (with Radleigh Valentine and Steve Roberts) Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1-4019-3726-3

  • Mary, Queen of Angels Oracle Cards Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1-4019-2878-0

  • The Romance Angels Oracle Cards Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1-4019-2476-8

  • Angel Dreams Oracle Cards (with Melissa Virtue) Hay House 2013. ISBN 978-1-4019-4043-0

  • Indigo Angel Oracle Cards Hay House 2013. ISBN 978-1-4019-3498-9

  • Flower Therapy Oracle Cards (with Robert Reeves) Lifestyles 2013. ISBN 978-1-4019-4260-1

  • Archangel Power Tarot Cards (with Radleigh Valentine) Lifestyles 2013. ISBN 978-1-4019-4231-1

  • Talking to Heaven Mediumship Cards (with James Van Praagh) Lifestyles 2013. ISBN 978-1-4019-4261-8

  • Cherub Angel Cards for Children Lifestyles 2014*.* ISBN 978-1-4019-4383-7

  • Past Life Oracle Cards (with Brian Weiss) Lifestyles 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4367-7

  • Angel Answers Oracle Cards (with Radleigh Valentine) Lifestyles 2014. ISBN 978-1-4019-4590-9

  • Fairy Tarot Cards (with Radleigh Valentine) Lifestyles 2015. ISBN 978-1-4019-4540-4

  • Archangel Gabriel Oracle Cards Hay House 2015. ISBN 978-1-4019-4851-1

  • Butterfly Oracle Cards for Life Changes Lifestyles 2016. ISBN 978-1-4019-5003-3

  • Angels of Abundance Oracle Cards (with Radleigh Valentine) Lifestyles 2017. ISBN 978-1-4019-4444-5


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