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Doreen Virtue (born April 29,[1] 1958) is an American author[2] and a motivational speaker. She is the founder of Angel Therapy. Virtue has written over 50 books including oracle card decks on the subject of angels and other spiritual topics.

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Education and early careerEdit

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. Virtue earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology from then-unaccreditated California Coast University in 1996. (CCU received accreditation from the Distance Education and Training Council in 2005, and is accredited for its program in Educational Psychology. The subject of her dissertation was the tendency of adults who suffered childhood sexual abuse to develop addictions such as eating disorders.[3]

Doreen L. Virtue held a license as a Registered Psychological Assistant, as well as a license as a Marriage & Family Therapist Intern issued September 6, 1989. [4] For a time she was psychological director of an inpatient psychiatric women's unit at Cumberland Hall Psychiatric Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee.[5]

Doreen began publishing psychology and self-help books on topics such as child custody and eating disorders[6] before changing the focus of her work and writing spiritually-oriented topics.

Current careerEdit

Virtue writes for the publishing company Hay House and has a number of books, audiobooks and oracle card decks, published with them [7] on various topics such as angels, fairies,[8] indigo children, and ascended masters.[9] Virtue offers spiritually-oriented classes and workshops,[10] hosts a call-in radio show on Hay House Radio,[10][11] and speaks at new thought conferences, including Mishka Production's Celebrate Your Life! [12] and Hay House's annual I Can Do It! conference.[13]

Personal lifeEdit

Virtue was born on April 29, 1958 to a Christian Scientist family in California.[14] She reports clairvoyant abilities such as seeing and conversing with spirits since she was a young child.[10] 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.[14]

Her second husband was Dwight Virtue, whom she divorced for undisclosed reasons. In 1995, Doreen Virtue married Michael Tienharra, the owner of a small art gallery in Newport Beach, CA. She was divorced from Michael Tienharra in 1999. Virtue was married for a fourth time to Steven Farmer,[15][16] a fellow Hay House author. They were divorced in 2009.

She has been a vegan since 1996[17]

Published worksEdit

Books

Card Decks

  • Healing With The Angels Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck With Guidebook Hay House 1999. ISBN 978-1561706396
  • Messages From Your Angels: A 44-Card Deck with Booklet Hay House 2002. ISBN 978-1561709069
  • Magical Mermaids And Dolphin Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck And Guidebook Hay House 2003. ISBN 978-1561709793
  • Healing With The Fairies Oracle Cards: Booklet And 44-Card Deck Hay House 2004. ISBN 978-1561707850
  • Archangel Oracle Cards: A 45-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2004. ISBN 978-1401902483
  • Goddess Guidance Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Desk with Guidebook Hay House 2004. ISBN 978-1401903015
  • Magical Unicorns Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck with Guidebook Hay House 2005. ISBN 978-1401902759
  • Saints & Angels Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2005. ISBN 978-1401906061
  • Daily Guidance from Your Angels Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2006. ISBN 978-1401907723
  • Ascended Masters Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2007. ISBN 978-1-4019-0808-9
  • Magical Messages From The Fairies Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-1703-6
  • Angel Therapy Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2008. ISBN 978-1-4019-1833-0
  • Archangel Michael Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2009. ISBN 978-1401922733
  • Archangel Raphael Healing Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2010. ISBN 978-1401924744
  • Life Purpose Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2011. ISBN 978-1401924751
  • Angel Tarot Cards: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1401937263
  • Angel Dreams Oracle Cards: A 55-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1401940430
  • The Romance Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2012. ISBN 978-1401924768
  • Flower Therapy Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2013. ISBN 978-1401942601

8 Indigo Angel Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2013. ISBN 978-1401934989

  • Archangel Power Tarot Cards: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2013. ISBN 978-1401942311
  • Talking to Heaven Mediumship Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2013. ISBN 978-1401942618
  • The Big Book of Angel Tarot: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1401943707
  • Guardian Angel Tarot Cards: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1401942304
  • Cherub Angel Cards for Children: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1401943837
  • Past Life Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1401943677
  • Angel Answers Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2014. ISBN 978-1401945909
  • Fairy Tarot Cards: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2015. ISBN 978-1401945404
  • Butterfly Oracle Cards for Life Changes: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2016. ISBN 978-1401950033
  • Angels of Abundance Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2017. ISBN 978-1401944445
  • Animal Tarot Cards: A 78-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2017. ISBN 978-1401951214
  • Crystal Angels Oracle Cards: A 44-Card Deck and Guidebook Hay House 2017. ISBN 978-1401948535

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/BExnLVnmb2K/?taken-by=doreenvirtue
  2. ^ "More than a sweet tooth". Press and Journal. 08/10/2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ Virtue, Doreen. "Video Interview: Doreen Virtue discusses how she earned her University Degrees". Retrieved 7 June 2012. 
  4. ^ California Department of Consumer Affairs
  5. ^ Doreen Virtue on Facebook
  6. ^ Virtue, Doreen (1990). The Yo-Yo Diet Syndrome. p. 288. ISBN 1561703524. 
  7. ^ "Hay House Doreen Virtue product page". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  8. ^ Virtue, Doreen (2011). Fairies 101. Hay House. p. 144. ISBN 1401931839. 
  9. ^ Virtue, Doreen (2004). Archangels and Ascended Masters. Hay House. p. 243. ISBN 1401900631. 
  10. ^ a b c "About Doreen Virtue". Archived from the original on 6 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Hay House Radio Hosts". Archived from the original on 30 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  12. ^ "Celebrate Your Life". Retrieved 10 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Angel Therapy". Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  14. ^ a b Virtue, Doreen (1997). The Lightworker's Way. Hay House. p. 320. ISBN 1561703907. 
  15. ^ "Angel Therapy", the Skeptics Dictionary
  16. ^ "About Steve Farmer", Earth Magic Archived November 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  17. ^ Doreen Virtue: Cruelty-Free Vegan Clothing, Jewelry, and Food., angeltherapy.com, 30.08.2015.