Review: Earth Angel Realms by Doreen Virtue

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Published by: Hay House
Publication Date: 2 Dec 2014  
ISBN: 9781401945626
Price: 12.99
Currency: USD
Edition: Paperback

Blurb
      Learn about the newest Earth Angel realms in this revised and updated edition of Doreen Virtue’s best-selling book Realms of the Earth Angels (formerly titled Earth Angels). In addition to chapters about Incarnated Angels, Starpeople, Wise Ones, and such, readers will learn how to identify the newly discovered realms—Cherubs, Atlanteans, Aladdins, Gallactic Angels, and more—all of which are described in detail, including their patterns with respect to personality, relationships, physical characteristics, and lifestyle. Members of each realm receive guidance as to how to fully enjoy their unique qualities, as well as how to focus upon their life purpose.

My Review

Fact checking – it has not been done in this book. The author seems to be confused about literature, myth and history.

A couple of examples. The author calls the Cathars a pagan group. No, really. Stop laughing. They were Christians considered to be heretical by the Catholic church because they denied the divinity of Jesus (or was that the Ariens, or possibly both – so many ‘heretics’ so little head space) and the supremacy of priests. Subjected to the Albigensian Crusade in the middle ages, this Christian sect were based in southern France.

Next, the author states “Historical Paladins were wizards who cast spells to complete their missions”. What? Have you been playing too much D&D, because last I checked, the word ‘paladin’ comes from the Latin ‘palatinus’ via Middle French and German, and originally meant an official in the Imperial Palace on Palatine Hill in Rome. It later came to be applied to any high ranking official. It enters literature as the name given to Roland’s companions in the Chanson de Roland.

Don’t even get me started on ‘Atlanteans’ and ‘Arthurian times’.

This is one of those books that give spiritual people a bad name because it’s so vapid there’s nothing of substance to be found. You see, I like an intelligent discussion of religion or spirituality, I don’t like poorly researched tripe aimed at removing hard earned cash from the gullible. I noted several unnecessary references to the author’s other books and courses, and references to the works of the author’s friends. Draw your own conclusions, but personally I felt that the author was trying to sell something.

Each of the ‘Earth Angel’ groups presented seem to be variations on a theme, and not too imaginative at that.

That’s content dealt with, now to style. The book has an easy to read style and is set out in a straight forward fashion, covering each of the main ‘realms’ followed by a short section about hybrid realms.

Overall, unimpressive and simplistic.

1/5 – the 1 is for the accessible writing style.

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