Review: Angela, Angel Medium and Celeste, Angelic Medium
Exit Tupak the Shaman, Enter Angela, Angel Medium
I found Angela, Angel Medium, a new entry in the online psychic-reader scene, when an online shaman who claimed to have Native American ancestry and powers, "George Tupak," in 2017 ended a six-year fake psychic enterprise that won him 32 (yes, 32) Twitter followers, and tossed my investigative account to this angel-card reader.
Angela describes herself on her home page and in emails as a "medium of the angels for more than 40 years and angelic tarot expert." She presents guardian angels as guides, buddies, and wish-fulfilling genies eager to reveal your future. This should make you uneasy. The Bible and Qur'an describe angels as God's servants, who bring God's messages directly to people, one-on-one, with no medium necessary.
Angel cards were first published in 1996, during an angel fad started by the U.S. TV program Touched by an Angel. The program ended in 2003 and the angel fad faded. It is unlikely that "Angela" has been professionally channeling angels and reading angel cards for more than 40 years. It is far more likely that "Angela's" business is exploiting those who fear Tarot cards and think angel cards are a safe and sinless alternative.
What Angela Provides
I sent Angela my information and she emailed a short orison (or prayer). She also told me the name of my guardian angel, which is Umabel.
"Don't be afraid of mispronouncing his name, he will recognize himself," she assured me.
After a four-day ritual, I was advised to say "Umabel" three times, and repeat this process whenever I needed good luck.
Getting down to business, Angela soon asked $69 in exchange for an angel Tarot reading. I don't know any card reader who charges that much, with the exceptions of Padre, a proven fake online angel medium, who asks $103 for his psychic services and advertises on Angela's homepage, and the frantically advertised "Celeste" of My-Angel-Reading.com who charges $79.99.
Angela's ludicrous "spiritual store" sells an angelic melody for $19 and an ebook about angelic salt magic for $9. Celeste's ebook sells for a stunning $29.
In other words: not "legit." These are not real readings. They are entertainment only, and expensive entertainment at that. Check their home pages' Terms of Service. Those will state that the "readings" are for entertainment and Angela and Celeste are fictional.
Facts About Angels -- and "Celeste" Isn't One of Them
Angel medium "Celeste" claims to be a "half angel and half Earth being," chosen before birth as the "Princess of Light" and able to read the lips of Beings of Light as they whisper. Craziness aside, longstanding angel lore says angels do not reproduce. And no human being has angelic ancestry.
Celeste can claim this because there is no "Celeste," nor "Angela," nor "Padre." Their website photographs are of models, and their "readings" computerized. Tupak, Angela and Padre are owned by a corporation based in Hong Kong. It processes your payments in Gibraltar, 6800 miles from Hong Kong. This isn't good news for any client who wants customer service or a refund.
These highly profitable Internet businesses run psychic websites making ludicrous claims and charging high fees for computerized "readings" that are all alike except for names slotted in. Their websites' Terms of Service legally must admit that the readings are "entertainment only" and the characters on their sites are not real. They hope you don't read their Terms of Service.
Do Angels Communicate Through Dot-Com Websites?
A clue that online psychics are fake is that they have only one name. This makes them difficult to trace. Angela and Celeste have names cutely related to their supposed realm of services. "Padre"'s name and image, especially the beard, recall the popular modern Italian saint "Padre Pio," who died in 1968.
"Angela" says that after suffering an injury she suddenly acquired the power to speak with angels. We can't know if that's true, but we do know that real psychics and mediums never have to advertise. Genuine psychics have more clients than they can handle through word-of-mouth.
A guardian angel is not a therapist, personal psychic, ATM, or on call for predictions or miracles. In Jewish Kabbalistic writings, where the 72 angel names such as "Umabel" or "Ariel" come from, each angel can perform only one type of service. In Islamic tradition, angels assign your fate at conception but they aren’t obliged to tell you about it.
I hope you are now too informed to believe that your personal guardian angel will meet you and send you godly goodies only through a dot-com website.
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