by Dana Taylor
Author, psychologist, “angelologist,” Doreen Virtue has been a Hay House superstar for a long time. According to publisher Reid Tracy, her fifty plus books and multiple oracle cards make her Hay House’s top seller. While I’ve admired her success and sincerity, frankly, I haven’t been one of her devoted followers. Her books haven’t “called” to me. Doreen’s New Agey angels and ascended masters, didn’t quite match up with my Christ-centered belief system. So, it came as a surprise to me earlier this year when I felt led to listen to her on YouTube. Doreen offers weekly Angel Messages from her animal ranch sanctuary in Maui.
As it turned out, Ms. Virtue had a life-changing Christ encounter in January 2017. She didn’t so much turn from turn from “wicked ways,” as fine tune her evolving belief system. On February 25, 2017 she received Christian baptism. This is creating an intriguing metamorphosis in the Virtue “brand,” which is big bucks for Hay House. Her weekly Angel Messages have turned into Biblical Sunday school lessons, blending metaphysical insights inspired by her angel cards, with scriptural examples and quotations. Bible references to Christ are the foundation of her talking points.
Beyond that, she went to Reid Tracy and told him that anything published from her at Hay House after February 25th must reflect her Christian orientation. Her next book is a Christian devotional entitled Mornings With The Lord, due to be released October 17. It will interesting to see if she starts a trend at Hay House into metaphysical Christian publications.
Until now the Christian book market has been ruled by the conservative houses like Thomas Nelson, which leave people like me out in the cold. Bland novels (no-sex-please-we’re-Christian), patriarchal authors, and left-brained theology promoting a world view from the Council Nicaea of AD 325. Followers of Christ like me who have mystical experiences, embrace reincarnation, sexual equality, and reject the idea of hell and damnation have been living under a cloud of heresy. Yet, we feel we follow the risen Christ as much as any registered church member, maybe more.
We’re spiritually hungry. We pray and meditate. Our bookshelves are lined with New Age book classics that are at once inspiring, yet unsatisfying, because they rarely mention the greatest mystic of all, Jesus of Nazareth. We’ve gravitated to the Christ-channeled modern marvel, A Course in Miracles.
But, we want more. Books that reflect the living Christ, without a world view of duality and judgment. Perhaps Doreen Virtue will lead a vanguard into Christian books that break down the walls of old, patriarchal thinking. Books for heretics like me.
Watch this week’s Angel Message. Doreen details the changes coming to her career in segment two.
Visit Doreen Virtue’s website at ANGEL THERAPY.COM
Enjoy the Supernal Series Books 1 & 2 ~ Be a Spiritual Adventurer!