To my great shame, I was suckered into buying Doreen Virtue’s ‘Certified Fairyologist’ course. Don’t get me wrong – It’s not that I don’t believe in the Fae. It’s that I knew her teachings would be kind of shallow, like all her other courses. But there was nothing else out there like it. Also, Doreen Virtue had promised that the proceeds from this course would go toward keeping her rescue animals in their forever home. I completed the course and the main reason I was happy about it at the time (two years ago) was that I met some lovely people on the course, and also it got me studying more in-depth material in my own spare time. I read some truly interesting and informative books by authors like Claire Nahmad, John Matthews and Emily Carding in the wake of doing the Doreen Virtue video course.
I also started spending more time with the Fae outdoors and in dreamtime… So yes, the course did serve that purpose of drawing me into a world that used to be everything to me as a little girls.
Then something happened to Doreen Virtue… something very dark and sinister. She denounced everything she used to believe in and became a fundamentalist Christian, hooking up with people like Steven Bancarz and claiming to want Dr Charles Stanley for her grandfather. She announced her conversion after supposedly having a vision of Jesus in January 2017. At first everything seemed OK. She was a Christian but open-minded and continued with her weekly readings etc.
That she was going down the path of fundamentalist Christianity became clear to me after watching the April 2017 YouTube video by Doreen which she deleted a short few days later. In this video she talks about hell, demons and how people in the New Age are more or less demon possessed, all while still profiting heavily from the New Age. Clearly this damaging ‘testimony’ had to come down or she would have suffered great financial losses much sooner than she was willing to accept – especially since some of her New Age courses were still being rolled out.
She then started pushing a less rampant and seemingly more tolerant ‘non-judgmental’ version of her walk with Jesus after this video was taken down. It was very confusing.
Then a few short months later, I want from feeling confused to quickly gaining crystal clarity. It started with watching the Maui TV interview with Doreen in August 2017 where she denounced the Tarot and culminated with watching the first testimonial/promo/interview with Steven Bancarz a couple of weeks later. The deleted April video hadn’t been just a bad dream or a short psychotic break – It was the truth but it didn’t fit with the timeline needed for Doreen Virtue to be able to a) continue to profit from the New Age as long as possible and b) drag as many people down with her into her fundamentalist hell.
I wrote a piece on my other blog about Doreen denouncing the Tarot and it went viral. After this, people started asking questions on the student forums but people weren’t given honest answers. Instead they were gaslighted by Doreen. Celtic Fairy wrote a blog about this and what happened to her on the Fairyologist forum.
Shortly after this blew up the Internet spiritual community, Doreen announced that she was disbanding the rescue ranch. At the time, I was on another course that supposedly financed these animals in their forever home. As you can imagine, I wasn’t happy. I document what happened when I tried to get to the truth as well as get a refund because by then I knew I had been defrauded.
By this time, thanks to blogging and speaking out against what I thought was beyond poor customer service, I had connected with dozens of other disgruntled students, as well as people all around the world who knew that Doreen Virtue was a fraud long before all this happened. I only wish I had known sooner.
I kept exposing Doreen Virtue’s lies. This was only possible because I had so much help in keeping track of them. For instance, someone inside the ‘From New Age to Christianity’ group on Facebook sent me screenshots of Doreen Virtue declaring Wayne Dyer not Christian enough for heaven. I wrote a blog post based on this titled ‘Where the hell is Wayne, Doreen?’ and two days later Doreen Virtue quite her personal FB account. It was around this time that (mid September) that Hay House started realising that they would have no choice but to refund everyone who asked for a refund for one of Doreen’s certification courses.
Doreen Virtue maintained to her New Age followers and students that the certificates were still valid but she was badmouthing her own former teachings to her Christian following… and was hoping she would be able to keep her two audiences separate… but thanks to me and my little helpers, that turned out to be impossible and Hay House were very aware of this.
Many people in the Certified Fairyologist course in particular were very disgruntled and wanted refunds… Some just wanted their questions answered though but instead of answering them, Sherry Wynn and Andrew Karpenko who were moderators on the Certified Fairyologist course FB group, started booting anyone who didn’t just say yes and amen to everything Doreen said.
I have been in touch with many people who were not even given a reason for why they were excluded from the student forum. And yet they were denied refunds. To date, I believe Celtic Fairy and I are the only two people who did get refunded for the Certified Fairyologist course and only because we made so much noise online. Perhaps they thought they could buy our silence? What they didn’t realise was that neither of us will quit until we have justice for everyone who has been defrauded and until every single animal from the hastily abandoned rescue ranch has been accounted for.
ETA 29 April: Sadly, we found out today that the pigs were sold for slaughter
In October 2017, we found out that Doreen Virtue had been soliciting funds illegally for this unregistered animal rescue charity.
So why am I writing about this today…? Well, it looks like Doreen Virtue is finally at that place in the timeline for her online Christian ministry where she is completely ready to ditch any remaining New Age followers. There have been a couple of videos already this year where she has said outright that everyone who doesn’t believe in the ‘real Jesus’ and accepts him as their ‘Lord and Saviour’ is going to hell. She also made a statement the other week about her gift of divination while in the New Age came from being possessed by a python spirit (spirit/demon of divination).
For months now, Certified Fairyologist students who have tried to get Doreen to answer if she still believes in the Fae, have received a half-truths from Andrew Karpenko (Doreen won’t address her students in person) about how ‘She still believes in flower faeries’ as if that would answer all the other questions too. It should come as no surprise then that the Fairyologist.com site has been taken down and the register of Certified Fairyologists has vanished. Having your name on this site was supposed to be one of the perks of getting certified.
Having long since quit the Fairyologist group on Facebook, once again I have had to rely on information (and screenshots) from others. Many are understandably upset. Again, remaining Certified Fairyologist students are asking questions (some of them are still studying and not yet certified) and again the moderators of the group are less than forthcoming with answers. It is starting to smell like class action and about time too!
Faeology is the new Certified Fairyologist
But wait, it’s not over yet. The Virtues operate a family circus, don’t you know. Now Melissa Virtue, Doreen’s daughter-in-law, is rolling out a class called ‘Faeology.’ This course is also a ‘certification course’ and has identical content to Doreen’s course. She is also charging the same amount for the course as Doreen did. When people found this out on Melissa’s Facebook page and pointed the similarities out to her, she claimed that the Fae themselves had revealed the information to her. Yeah right.
In addition to handing the Certified Fairyologist course over to a family member, will the FB group with over five thousand members also become Melissa Virtue’s… or is she starting her own? In the end, it doesn’t matter. The money still goes into the same big pot. Doreen Virtue herself claims in her latest video interview with Steven Bancarz that the reason why she can’t give up all her New Age income all at once is because her parents and children (mid to late 30’s) still depend on her financially.
When people were trying to get refunded for the Certified Fairyologist course, Melissa Virtue was ‘customer service’ for her mother-in-law. She helped make sure that students were passed from pillar to post and did not receive any refunds. She was also rude to many people, including me.
These courses aren’t worth the paper you’ll end up having to print them on after you get ‘certified.’ People, please don’t be fooled by famous people who have clever marketing teams behind them. The Fae are real (much more real than those self-serving human asshats) and they want to connect with us more than ever because the survival of much life on our planet depends on us working together… but you don’t need a paper to prove that you are worthy. You just need a pure heart, a love for nature and a desire to connect.
The Fae are very unhappy that some seek to profit in unethical ways in their name and they have assured me that these people will ultimately fail to make any kind of profit this way.
My grandmother taught me to respect the Fae and to not cross them in any way. I believed her word then and I believe it even more now.
Unicorn Blissings ✨🦄✨