Here's a really alternative therapy: Angel Therapy
“Angel Therapy is a non-denominational spiritual healing method that involves working with a person's guardian angels and archangels, to heal and harmonize every aspect of life.”
Meet Dr. Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
Hello, nurse! Uhh, doctor.
“Dr. Doreen Virtue is a spiritual doctor of psychology and a fourth-generation metaphysician who works with the angelic, elemental, and ascended-master realms in her writings and workshops. Doreen is the author of more than 20 books about angels, chakras, Crystal Children, Indigo Children, health and diet, and other mind-body-spirit issues ….
As a child, Doreen was a natural clairvoyant, seeing and conversing with what many people call “invisible friends.” But this natural gift and ability was little understood by the young Doreen and her family, and was the cause of teasing by her friends.”
Is Virtue her real name?
”Yes. Doreen says, "I wouldn’t have had the nerve to make-up a name like ‘Dr. Virtue.’ “
What about what the Bible says, that it’s wrong to consult with mediums and talk to the dead?
”… there are certain therapeutic reasons for contacting the deceased. … “through the process of talking with their deceased loved one, people heal very rapidly. They’re able to express their feelings of hurt, anger, guilt, abandonment, loneliness, betrayal and other pent-up emotions directly to their deceased loved one, through the process of mediumship. Doreen says, "When I see people’s lives heal because they have contacted a deceased loved one, I don’t see how that could be a sin in any way.” …”
(I.e. – Hey, who ya gonna believe, the Word of God, or li’l old me???)
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, feathery 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.
… 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.”
“The angels are with us as a gift from our Creator, and their aim is to establish peace on Earth, one person at a time.
Working wing-in-hand with the angels, I believe that this goal is possible.”
LOL. I couldn’t make this stuff, up, folks.
(I’d just like to say here that I think this stuff is pretty silly, but certainly no sillier than other religious and “spiritual” beliefs and practices, and that Dr. Virtue is by no means the worst “spiritual advisor” I’ve encountered.)