Following on from my last post – the unanswered “Open Letter to Doreen Virtue”, I have found out a lot of information that needs to be published which proves she is not being truthful to her fans. What spurred this off was the deleting of her rescue ranch eBay account [oddly, this reappeared shortly after I posted this article].
This week I emailed the graduates of her courses to let them know what was happening. I sent them a link to Lisa Eddy’s post about the mean message she received for her refund, the link to the Maui video interview, the video from April that Doreen deleted.
My emails finally got the attention of Michael Virtue, who emailed me to apologise and arranged for my Fairyologist course refund.
I replied to him and asked him for some accountability. He has still not replied but he has replied to other friends of mine. Here’s what he said:
On another note, and in an effort to share what has been taking place here at the rescue ranch, Doreen has decided to reduce the size and scope of her rescue activities. This is primarily being done due to my own encouragement. You see, even though Doreen has received monies through her online courses to pay for the operation of the ranch, what she hasn’t been sharing publicly is that she has been having to pay a considerable amount every month from her own savings to keep things afloat.
Two months ago I had to brake the news to Doreen that her savings and checking account would only support the ranch for another 90 days, and so we have been spending the last few weeks finding homes for a number of our rescue animals – where they are guaranteed to live out their lives in peace. This has been a sad time, for with each and every animal we are re-homing, Doreen has cried. During the last two years of rescuing, Doreen has poured her heart and soul into the lives of these rescued animals that is is literally tearing her apart to seem them go.
Ursula, I share this with you not in an effort to seek sympathy, only to request (and perhaps extend an olive-branch) that you and others take a moment to hold Doreen’s spiritual welbeing in your prayers. Over the years I have had the fortunate opportunity to get to know Doreen on a very personal level and I have been with her as she has grown through her spiritual journey. I can honestly share without reservation, that she cares deeply for everyone, prays for everyone, and tries her best to live a godly life, but she is human and subject to the frailties that this existence offers.
It’s a really interesting victim game that Michael is playing here. Following this Doreen made this public post.
Now in this weeks video she says they are selling the entire ranch and moving. I’m assuming she is moving to bible belt America or somewhere she can start her own church, as she says it is her dream in this video to Italians last year. I’ll quote the translation:
“I have always had this vision of myself as I did a free seminar in Mexico for the poor.
And it is so clear, I do not know if it comes from a past life, it is a dream to help the poor of other countries.
One of the reasons why I want to retire is to help people.
They are telling me (it indicates sky) that maybe I can start a new church that is based on Jesus, but without a sense of guilt, fearless and not so focused on crucifixion, but on his life and teachings and is not focused on money. Too many churches devote too much money.
Maybe it’s just a church on the internet, I’m working on it. We already have the state approval to open a new church (not the building eh).
I find that many people love Jesus, like me, especially in Italy, but there is no church that is good for them, because I love Jesus, but also fairies, even unicorns, and sirens. So I want to create a church – this is my dream – where one can love Jesus and the fairies without the others thinking he is crazy.
So this is my next step, the next thing.
Doreen recently posted that they were downsizing the ranch from 300 animals to 100 animals and moving to a smaller one:
I was really interested in this information because the rescue ranch was being funded by the funds from Fairyologist and Angelologist courses and eBay sales (Maybe other courses too, let me know?). I was confused about how that would not cover the expenses.
The issue I have now is that many of her students paid for this ranch. She said that the funds only raised 10% of the animals feed for a year. I did some calculations.
Even if all 300 animals were cows (The most expensive animal to keep I figure), a study from Perdue university says that it costs $304.92 a year to keep a cow.
So let’s say it costs 300 * 304.92 = $ 91, 476
We know Doreen started raising money last year, so let’s actually say it would cost $137,214 to get her through 18 months (roughly).
In the post Doreen says all of the course purchases, donations, and eBay auctions only amounted to 10% of the feed.
So, the Fairyologist group on Facebook is only for students and there are over 3500 in the group. I just decided to take the number of graduates, people who completed the course. Even if all 2,287 graduates only paid the discounted course fee of $44 (it’s now $88), then that would be $100,628. Wait… How is $100,628 10% of $137,214?
Let’s add in the Angelologist approximation – let’s say that only 150 students did the course at a cost of 444 = $66, 600. Now we’re at $167,228.
We can also add in the eBay sales (luckily I had the foresight to screenshot all transactions before they deleted the account). That amounts to: $20,837.33. Now we’re at a staggering $188,065.33 which I guess would pay for more than 300 cows feed for a year? The Virtues said they burned through their savings… Maybe they mean for equipment, who knows. But something does not add up here. Maybe she meant the food bill for a lifetime? But how does that make sense when Michael said they had already burned through their savings to feed the animals so far?
Please note that I did not calculate Doreen’s earnings from royalties as part of this. Her royalties from her books and oracle cards would undoubtedly make up most of her income, and a very large sum of money. Doreen claims all the royalties from her books and cards were going to fund the ranch.
Update November 2017: In this article dated June 2017, it is claimed that Doreen made enough money from her eBay sales alone to cover the feed for the animals (“Doreen toured for 25 years on stage so she has a lot of stage clothes and jewelry she’s been selling on eBay. What she makes in one month of selling approximately 60 items is just about enough to cover the monthly feed bill.”). In my video, I show that in June 2017, they were past 300 animals.
Why didn’t she set up a charity for the ranch? Apparently even the money from all her books don’t pay for it:
It’s not surprising to me that this week Doreen asked in her video asking for people to email the Hay House CEO to counteract the people writing “mean” letters to Hay House (that’s me and Lisa as well as many of our new lovely friends). Here’s Reid Tracey’s email in case you want to give your two cents either way: RTracy@hayhouse.com
And if you’re looking for a refund, my friend Lisa has some good advice.
I emailed over 3,000 students of Doreen’s. There were two camps that replied. One camp which I would say is the “head in the sand” camp told me to stop attacking Doreen. All I’m doing is publishing the truth and I think these people are very worried that their businesses will lose credibility along with Doreen. One person in particular had about 30 likes on Facebook on her angel reading page, and had obviously sunk hundreds of dollars into the Doreen brand.
Most people were really supportive and they would like to take up a class action lawsuit against Doreen Virtue to get refunds for their courses. It is their encouragement that is keeping me going. Please continue to speak up for yourselves. We’re not giving up until everyone who wants a refund receives one from Angel Therapy, Inc. We’ve set up a Facebook support group to help you.
All I know is that something doesn’t add up… Was the plan to leave Hawaii all along and start a church? In one Facebook post she said it was because Hawaii was too expensive, in this weeks video she quotes the bible… Which is it Doreen? Did you run out of money or are you just following the trusty word of the bible?
Either way, I’d still like to know the reasons for me being originally banned and where all this money really went. Our team of truth goddesses will keep documenting until we get justice 🙂