Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Trouble with Angels or Why I don't like Doreen Virtue Decks

Doreen Virtue. You either love Her Decks... Or Not.
There doesn't seem to be much of a middle ground.
It's sort of like those movies when everyone was asking
"Team Jacob or Team Edward"...

I'm on the "Not a fan" team.
Many people feel Her Decks are too fluffy.
Personally I don't care about fluffy.
If Fairies, Unicorns & Angels make someone happy,
Hey, Why not?
If fact there are a few Fairy themed Tarot Decks
I'd recommend -
Fairy Lights, Celtic Fairy, Victorian Fairy...

No, My issues with Doreen Virtue Decks are twofold.
The is Fluff of a different sort.
Angels play significant roles in the Bible.
Islam, Judaism, Christianity all reference Angels.
Slapping them on cards,
like junk food for the masses
turns it to fluff, in My opinion.
For instance -
Metatron: Call upon Me to clear & open Your Chakras

Now Metatron is not referenced in either
the old or new testament.
Some scholars state Metatron
was referenced in the Talmud
& in Jewish Mystical writings.
In the Rabbinic tradition He is the Highest of the High.
So what's My point?
Is Metatron's purpose to clear Your chakras? 
Seriously.. FLUFF
And Disrespect.

I love a good deck.
Whether it be a Tarot Deck or an Oracle Deck,
I appreciate the work & love an artist has put into it.
I know several artists who created decks.
A labor of love. They birthed it.
From inception to culmination,
It took time. It took heart. 
They have soul.

How many decks exactly does
Doreen Virtue churn out per year?
In 2012 We had Her Angel Tarot,
Mary, Queen of Angels, Flower Therapy & Mermaids..
Her cards are vapid, soulless.
Once upon a time,
they may have been about the message.
Nowadays it's all about the money.
My money is something I won't be spending
on these decks.

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