Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


How can I get a reading with Doreen Virtue?
 Because of Doreen’s extensive writing schedule, she is no longer able to conduct private sessions. She does, however, conduct angel readings on her  live, one-hour call-in online radio show Angel Therapy with Doreen Virtue on Wednesdays from 1-2 PM PST at

Why do we pray to angels? Aren’t we supposed to pray to God?
 We don’t pray to the angels, we only pray to God who sends us angels. The angels don't want us to worship them or make them into "gods." They want all glory to go to God. So, we don’t pray to angels. We only request their help and have conversations with them.

 Angels are a gift from God, and our Creator intends for us to benefit from His gift to us. So there is nothing wrong with engaging in conversations with angels.

What about Jesus? 
Doreen was raised as a Christian, and she continues to talk to God, Holy Spirit, Jesus and the angels. She consults them before, during and after every one of her readings and sessions. However, she realizes that many people are turned off when Jesus is "shoved down their throats." She also knows that many people have suffered painful experiences in organized religious settings. So, Doreen prefers not to "push" Jesus upon people. She respects everyone’s right to worship in whatever way they prefer. She does, however, believe that everyone benefits from having a spiritual path and a belief in a loving God. 

People of all faiths and cultures believe in angels.

 What about fallen angels? Is there such a thing? Aren't you worried that the devil will disguise himself as a beautiful angel and trick you?
 As a clairvoyant, Doreen can see the spirit world in great detail. She says, "There are beings that are referred to as ‘fallen angels.’ In reality, they aren’t angels at all. Angels are glowing beings, filled with the inner radiance of God’s love. Angels have soft, swan-like wings. Angels always talk about, and act from, Love. The "fallen angels," in contrast, have no light in them. They have short, bat-like bony wings and clawed talons. They’re commonly called "gargoyles." These beings aren’t creations of God’s love; they’re creations of man’s fear.

The average person with loving intentions doesn’t need to worry about these dark beings. They think that loving, nice people are boring! Dark beings are attracted to those who abuse substances, and those who are dishonest, cruel, manipulative and obsessively afraid of evil.

"Earthbound spirits" are another form of so-called "fallen angels." These are deceased humans who, for a variety of reasons (fear of hell, materiality and so on.), stay rooted to Earth. They are sometimes called ghosts.

The best way to clear away the presence of earthbound spirits and dark beings is to hold a constant mindset of Love. Think about God as often as you can. And call upon the Archangel Michael, who escorts away fear and darkness, to act as your "bouncer," ensuring that only invited guests are by your side and in your home.

For more information on this topic, please see Doreen’s books, Archangels & Ascended Masters, Angel Therapy, Chakra Clearing, The Miracles of Archangel Michael, or Healing with the Angels.

How can I learn to give angel readings?
You can learn these skills Doreen’s Angel Intuitive workshops,, her classes at, or through her various books, including The Angel Therapy Handbook, How to Hear Your Angels, and Healing with the Angels.

Which of Doreen’s books and CDs are good for beginners, that is, someone who is new to the topics of spirituality and angels?
Doreen’s book, Angels 101 is specifically for beginners. It is a non-denominational book that gives an overview of who the angels and archangels are, how they can help us, and ways to contact them. The book is meant for mainstream individuals, as well as those who already practice spirituality.

What does it mean when I keep seeing the numbers 111 (or 444, 333 and so on)?
 Very often, our angels communicate with us by causing us to look up just in time to see a clock or license plate with a certain number sequence such as 111. When we notice that we keep seeing the same number sequence repeatedly, we begin to wonder whether it means something. And if so, what does it mean? Doreen has expanded on this topic in two of her books, Healing with the Angels and Angel Numbers 101.

I have an angel story that I’d like to submit to Doreen. Where do I send it?
 Doreen appreciates receiving your angel stories of any length for her weekly column in Woman’s World magazine (published in the US and available by subscription worldwide). If your story is selected for publication, you will receive 100 US dollars. To send your stories, please click here and 'Angel Stories'.

I’d like to interview Doreen for my (newspaper, radio station, magazine, television show). Who do I contact to arrange this?
To arrange for a media interview, please contact her publicist by clicking here and choose 'Media Interviews'.

Is Virtue her real name?
Yes. Doreen says, "I wouldn’t have had the nerve to make-up a name like Virtue.’ However, since so many people think it’s a phony name, I HAVE considered adopting a more realistic sounding alias—Doreen Smith!"

Where can I purchase Doreen Virtue’s books and card decks?
All of Doreen’s products are readily available at most conventional, metaphysical and online bookstores in 38 languages worldwide. You can also purchase them directly from this Website from Hay House, Doreen’s primary publisher.