I just want everyone to know that [Teal Swan] is dangerous, especially because she is so influential…She can make people dependent on her (I was)

I originally wasn’t sure if I wanted to write this or not, but after a while i felt compelled to if it will help people see through the bullshit because it took me a long time to see through it myself.

A few years ago my friend introduced me to the law of attraction, and eventually i myself stumbled upon the book ‘The Secret’. Now i absolutely love that book, and in all honesty i can say it changed my life completely and i had never felt better. I had suffered from major depression since a young teenager so receiving the knowledge in ‘The Secret’ really helped me in more ways than one, and i was so happy . I was manifesting amazing things, even things most people wouldn’t believe. Then a friend introduced me to Teal Swan, and that’s when everything changed.

The friend who introduced me to her was an avid follower and supporter of hers and i trusted him and his opinion so i began watching her youtube videos wanting to see what she was all about. I originally liked that she talked so in depth about everything, and gave a lot of information on people and how and why they feel the way they do and in turn how that affects your reality via the law of attraction. If I’m honest if she never mentioned the law of attraction i would have never even bothered looking in to her ‘teachings’. I then began watching her videos religiously, completely addicted to this self defeating hole that seemed to keep swallowing me up the more in to her stuff i got. I began to become very depressed again, possibly worse than what i ever was before. I started manically over thinking everything as she often counteracts what the secret said so i was often in a depressive state of confusion that i couldn’t escape. ‘Who’s right about how the LOA works? Her or the secret or someone else?’

A lot of her beliefs and attitudes towards many different topics completely opposed what i had always believed myself (such as her opinion on suicide, her being an alien?, her way of teaching the law of attraction – that you have to do inner child work and go back and sort of ‘fix your childhood’ in your mind for loa work for you – that positive thinking alone isn’t enough, your childhood and your parents are the reason and should be blamed for all your troubles etc) and this really fucked me up no exaggeration. It was all so confusing, weird and contradicted everything i had believed myself. It put me in a state of turmoil, i was trying to do her inner child work and yet every time i tried it i got even more depressed and unable to get out of it, yet she makes out its basically necessary to do to attract what you want and good experiences in to your life. I felt powerless to change my life or how i felt because she made me believe that the reason for the bad things and feelings were stuck in the past, and since inner child work or whatever didn’t seem to ‘work’ for me i felt powerless, unable to change my life or be happy because i cant change the past, and like i was constantly doing everything wrong.

If I’m honest i think one of the reasons i felt like she was right and i had to follow her way was because i was talking to that friend who introduced me to her every day almost all day who basically just repeated what she taught and constantly gave me reasons why she was correct in her teachings, he had ingrained it all in to my brain as i was listening to it constantly every day from him, and so i started to believe that this is the way we have to live our lives, and as i did i was basically just falling down a rabbit hole of darkness, depression and confusion.

It took a long time but eventually i started to wake up to what was happening, i had lost so much of my sense of self while following her and my friend that i actually felt like i didn’t know who i was anymore for a while.. My parents started to subtly try and get me to see what was happening, and wanted me to cut contact with my friend as they could see i was changing in to a different person in a very negative and detrimental way. Now I’m so glad they did that, and i appreciate it so much as it helped me see the truth of the situation, of Teal swan and her teachings and of my friend.

I want to add that i recognise no one forced me in to this, i let myself get warped in because i was vulnerable and still just a teenager-young adult really. But again that In my opinion shows how much influence she has and how dangerous she is. Her influence on people and especially kids, teens and young adults (as they’re very impressionable) seriously worries me.

I became dependent on her opinion for everything, i lost my sense of self and opinion on everything because i felt like only she had the right answer to everything, and she seems to think she does.

My friend who i talked about is still an avid follower, has changed massively since following her (literally a different person inside and out) and is now trying to follow in her footsteps of teaching others. I wish him no harm as i recognise everyone gets a choice and can believe and do what they want, and i do not blame him for anything as it was me who let myself get that way and believe in teal swan, which is a mistake i will never make again, but i do hope anyone who goes to see him as a client is wary and not sucked in by him either, as he has no therapist qualifications whatsoever just her teachings.

Sorry this post is so long, but i just want everyone to know that she is dangerous, especially because she is so influential and is trying to be a therapist without any training whatsoever. She can make people dependent on her (i was) and its scary, and yes it is exactly like the dependency on a cult leader.

There is so many fake ‘teachers’ online, just copying genuine writers and other peoples teachings and changing them and sprouting them as their own version of the best way on how to live your life, so be aware, don’t trust everyone on the internet, check the facts, do research on the people your listening to, listen to any warning bells you may get when listening to someone teach and remember to always trust your own opinion regardless of how god like and all knowing someone may project themselves to you.

Thank you for this website, thank you for allowing us to post our experiences and i hope that telling a brief synopsis of my story does help someone in some way.

Anonymous
UK


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I realize I’ve made a much lengthier post than I had intended, but I guess there was just so much bullsh*t to sort through with this liar. 

Is it weird that I like that this blog exists? Something about having a negative website dedicated entirely for one person seems illegit. Like her followers would say “if you don’t like her, just go do something, move on with your life.” But I can only say that perhaps because of its existence, and the others who would follow through, it would mean that teal will not be able to get away with it.

It’s interesting, because as I was watching the video exposing her, lie after lie, I kept having dr Jordan Peterson – a real psychologist and therapist – well, I kept having his words in my mind “I have never seen anyone getting away with anything, ever.” And funnily enough – there he was at the end of the video. He is a real seeker of truth. Almost as if their life routes are complete parallels, although he does not call himself a spiritual leader of any sort. But seeking the truth, and telling it – always, is probably the fundamental aspect of his teachings, which are completely lacking in teal’s.

Anyway, to my story. I found out her youtube videos as I was and still am, interested in the occult and in spiritual growth. I found her at first really bizzare with her speech, but later her words and soft tone enchanted me. I started watching video after video, thinking that this was a woman who had all the answers – she spoke with such confidence that it must have been true! Finally, a sensible guide who was also spiritually inclined.

And as I do with anyone who I find fascinating, I started looking her up. It immediately sounded shady. In the videos I saw on youtube there was no mention of the satanic cult, and I only later came across it. So I’m reading through her website, and my bullsh*t radar keeps flashing me that something here is wrong. Ok, she has got extra sensory abilities, so how could she not know the dangers that lie ahead in those men who ritually abused her? Let’s give her the benefit of the doubt. Ok, if she has these abilities why does she need to learn how to see auras, learn how to meditate (she said it was hard for her at first), do all these special things, if all of this comes naturally to her? Ok, maybe it all traumatized, paralyzed and made her unable to see things clearly. Here’s another benefit of the doubt.

Ok, moving on.

She went olympic skiing after she escaped. Wtf?! You would thing that she would like to seek help, police or therapy, or go to become a complete recluse after what happened, or just stay out of the spotlight. Olympic skiing (and modelling, and youtubing) don’t make sense when you say that you were terrified of these men finding you. You don’t make yourself public, you just don’t. It doesn’t make any sense.

And then came the article by Camerone Clarke, and that officially sealed everything for me. Because either he’s lying, or she is. So here was her alleged abuser, to whom she sent this almost admiring, lengthy mail, and he was this charismatic psycopath rapist and torturer of 13 years. What he says was fascinating as well: he describes her as a story-teller, someone who cannot stop lying and fantasizing. That every word that comes out of her mouth is a lie. That she initially used to tell stories with archetypes, and later developed them into people and gave them details, made them more real.

Now, if I’m a judge and I have to take one side, because they cannot both be telling the truth, than here’s his side, next to hers. He’s a veterinarian, a friend of her parents, who gave her lessons on how to ride and care for horses. He taught her everything she knows about medicine (followed by her trip to china to study chi-kong). And he’s saying she tells fantasy stories, that that’s how she got early off from high school – through manipulating her teachers. That she’s incapable of hard work, and that’s why she also quit skiing and wasn’t doing the modelling job at playboy that she claimed she did. He said that her parents weren’t able to control her and that he was the only one able to see through her bullsh*t and call her out on it. Maybe that’s why she doesn’t like him, because she wasn’t able to control him like she did with the others.

Now to her side. If I have to pretend that she’s the one telling the truth, I have to tolerate a helluva lot more weirder, crazier stories. I’d have to accept (other than all of her extrasensory abilities), that she has been sent here by entities from an arcturian planet, is also a reincarnation of sai baba (so is she from another dimension or is she from planet earth?), is a “medical intuit” with no credentials, but promotes anti-vaccines, which, coincidentally, she claimed in her older blog, might have been the cause of her special abilities (so was she born with it or was it the result of the vaccines?), that she is not a psychologist but has not done much to help and prevent her client’s suicide, that she trashes her parents, ex husband, gives advice on marriages even though she’s married for the 4th time in about a decade’s worth of time (according to a web timeline, her first marriage was at 19-20, to an unknown man), and she is a fucking racist. That’s one of the things which alarmed me. She talked in an interview once about how scandinavians have had to get further away from africa and built this individualistic approach to life as they have lived due to the coldness of the weather and how it made them tougher standing alone (which is not true, because you’d probably die if you tried to survive on your own in northern europe). So a deduction of this, is that anyone who didn’t get out of Africa has a tribal mindset. Which she did not say, but she made that argument against the people in my country, as if we’re all tribal and hate palestinians in unison. The irony being, that she has “tealers”, her tribe of blind, unthinking followers, whom she lashes at people she does not like, and whom she is unable to confront herself. These tealers are probably the same type of people she gravitates towards; weak people at a time of deep crisis, confused, suffering, in some need of guidance, a guidance that she is willing to “give”. Because with teal, it’s never about giving, it’s about receiving. Her language is a love of gifts (which she also took off from her official site).

I realize I’ve made a much lengthier post than I had intended, but I guess there was just so much bullsh*t to sort through with this liar.

Btw, another thing. When she was asked if she went to the police, she said she has but they couldn’t find any evidence, or that the satanic/mormon group moved a lot. Which is weird – if they moved a lot, how were they able to find her again and again? And why was she able to fly out of the country, but have not tried to escape? And after all, it was pretty easy to find “Doc” – he was her parents’ friend. Now she claims in a video that people went behind her back (Camerone Clarke), and have geopardized the ongoing investigation (if there actually was one). What a complete fool. Does she think it will not be found out in court? She’s already got banned from “practicing” in Utah.

She is so full of lies. Like, a sack full of lies. How does she not split from the burden of telling so many lies? Does she do it so regularly and is she some kind of a psychopath, with no feelings of remorse, that she thinks her beauty and charming tales will enable her to get away with it? I hope not. I’m horrified that some people don’t even mind if she’s phony because she “helps” a lot of people. With what kind of practice? With what knowledge? She’s a highschool graduate treating people with psychological issues. She is barely able to treat herself stable – any “healing” she does is most likely on a superficial level. She should not be able to fool so many people so much of the time.

I’m glad this website is up, and I’m glad to see so many videos surfacing to show who she really is. People with deep problems need proper care, done in a long time, with a professional, not a stage show conducted by a charlatan “medical intuit” with a full audience watching.

Anonymous
Israel

I think that Teal Swan tries to attract emotionally broken people and then tries to make them feel hopeless and dependent

Really I’m just saying hi, and thank you for the work that you’re doing. I got into Teal Swan for a little while in 2015, watching her weekly videos, reading her blog etc. I’m grateful that some people are critical of what she’s doing/saying. I know that when I was into her ‘work’ I was in a really dark place emotionally due to having a dysfunctional family/childhood. I think that she tries to attract emotionally broken people and then tries to make them feel hopeless and dependent so that she can control them as much as possible. Oh yeah and she’s a complete narcissist. Textbook narcissist.  Even if she can’t be stopped entirely, there should still be information out there for people who dare to question her! Which is why I’m writing this message you in order to thank you.

Anonymous
Australia

If you have ever read Michael Brown’s book, the Presence Process then you know Teal hijacked the whole thing. She uses the same words, same descriptions

No doubt Teal Swan is a very disturbed young woman. Her body, her emotions seem very controlled, almost contrived. You know this seems part of the setting the stage for any cult leader or guru. A fantastic story of overcoming some sort of massive abuse, poverty, etc. and then transcending it and reaching an enlightened state. Many are visually attractive, or have learned some magic or left-handed tantric tricks to ensnare people. They make fantastic claims of spiritual attainment or psychic abilities to match their fantastic stories.

Really it is becoming a very old game but most people are looking for someone to follow, someone to guide them, like a loving omnipotent parent that simply does not exist.. So in some ways, as part of soul growth some need to get involved either peripherally or directly with a “cult” – or someone like her to grow. And so Teal is a manufactured projection for lots of folks. She is whatever or whoever you project onto her. And that is the magic ensnarement. She does not have an original thought when it comes to her “spiritual” teachings. They are all taken from books. The guru game has been going on forever and she is no different then any of them.

If you have ever read Michael Browns’ book, the Presence Process then you know Teal hijacked the whole thing. She uses the same words, same descriptions, etc. And it is sad she focused on this particular book because she diluted the main purpose of Brown’s process which is about taking the journey by yourself into yourself without a teacher or guru.

I am in my 50s and you just sort of realize it is the same story, slightly different plot that has been going on since the beginning of time. And unfortunately some folks have to go through people like Teal. Listening to her talk to some of her devotees/followers she is very cutting, mean almost – the narcissistic rage really emanates from her in my opinion. The rigidity of her body. And unfortunately there have been a number of female guru’s typically of Indian decent out there that have acted similarly towards their followers.

Teal is not enlightened. None of them are. No one is going to rescue you. It is an inside job. Only you can do it for you.

Suzanne B.

[Teal’s] mindset made me feel less in control; “every bad thing you attract, even cancer, is your fault”. So I started to blame myself more and became my own worst enemy

I was a profound follower of Teal. I happened to stumble upon one of her videos as a 16-year old, during a life crisis. I had a mentally ill parent, who was suffering from severe heart problems. The stress this person endured made him mean and difficult to live with. I was desperate, because this situation made me feel stuck and I lost self-confidence. I needed an explanation to why all this happened. To be short: I was a vulnerable adolescent.

I had so much anxiety and a fear of death, so I Teal became this half-human half-god whose extra sensory perception reasured[sic] me and provided a sense of security that everything had a meaning. I watched almost every single one of her videos. But the mindset she advocated made me feel less in control; “every bad thing you attract, even cancer, is your fault”. So I started to blame myself more and became my own worst enemy.

I began to feel like something was off with Teal after a while, but it was not until she stated her stance on suicide which completely caused me to loose trust for her. She claims herself to be all these things; an alien, spiritually enlightened etc. so for her to make allegations like this can be extremely dangerous for temporarily emotionally and mentally vulnerable people to hear. The calls suicide a “reset button” which I believe to be absolutely insane, because no one knows what happens when we die. She even joked about a client who commited[sic] suicide at one of her events!

Stay away from this insane woman. Please, for your mental health.

Anonymous
Sweden

While I think childhood trauma does play a part in shaping us as people, [Teal] blaming one’s parents for all their traumas is a bit of a stretch

My story may not be as severe as others, but I think it’s important that I share it anyway. So, I discovered Teal through YouTube at a time in my life when I was really ready for a turnaround in my life. I had been suffering in deep depths of darkness and despair; and one of her videos really helped me “I Can’t Trust The Universe (I Feel Like God Is Against Me)”. And there were others also helped me, “Future Self Work” but one thing I noticed in every video I watched is that she blamed parents and childhood trauma for the[sic] problems. And while I think childhood trauma does play a part in shaping us as people, blaming one’s parents for all their traumas is a bit of a stretch.

I was bullied in elementary school and that wasn’t my parents fault. Nor was it mine. And personally, I don’t think the Law of Attraction was against me either (refer to video “F**k the Law of Attraction”); I think I was born for my own mission on Earth as a musician and being bullied and having an absentee drug addict father was part of my ultimate destiny as a musician and inspiration for people. I don’t think it was all my parents’ fault for all my suffering. I made bad choices in my relationships, I hurt people and I was hurt by people.

And what really bothers me about Teal is not simply the fact that her works are fraudulent (because while I don’t believe in “originality”, I do believe in paying credit where credit is due. And copyrights should be respected, especially if someone worked their butt off in creating a work to help others like Michael Brown and his book “The Presence Process” which Teal shamelessly ripped off with “The Completion Process” without giving any credit to him, whatsoever from what I’ve learned.) and she claims to be all-knowing and “born to lead humanity” etc. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with acknowledging abilities you do have, I do personally think I have some form of clairvoyance but I call it intuition. And I’m not often open about it, unless it’s with my mom. And I’m sure as hell not going to try to profit off of my own intuition, just because I have this ability and I’m not going to give anyone therapy due to the fact that I have a strong intuitive ability…

My goal is music and I’m educated in music. And I think that’s my biggest problem with Teal Swan, overall… She’s not licensed and has no credentials; and I’m seeing a licensed therapist, right now. So, I feel like with her hypocritical views on the health care system in general (including mental health); given the fact that she has no licensing or education in the health field, let alone the mental health fields – I don’t think she has any reason to give people advice.

As for the healing, I’m still doing due to her teachers; while I don’t like playing the blame game – I do blame her for polluting my mind with all these victim-hood mentalities about how “it’s me vs. the world”. And her views on horror movies (“Why Do People Like To Watch Scary Movies?”) disgusts me, seeing as she had no trigger warnings for the disturbing images she shamelessly put in her video. So, right now, the healing I’m working on personally, is to stop feeling victimized by outside circumstances and ultimately forgiving Teal for what she did to my mindset. Although I have an extreme rage towards her, right now. Lately thanking people genuinely for hurting me and helping me become a better person, is what I’ve been working on spiritually, metaphysically and emotionally… And it’s been hard. But I’m thankful for a website like this, to allow me to post this long, scatter-brained rant!

In conclusion, I believe Teal is a narcissist and her teachings are that of a narcissist and victim-hood mentality. Whereas I want to learn about the positivity and love and light in this world, no matter how few-and-far-between it may seem in this era, we’re all living in. I believe loving oneself and being open to what love truly is, by one’s own definition is the greatest way to heal. To me, love is genuine unconditional presence and acceptance with yourself and others. And forgiveness is a form of love. So, in a perfect world that’s what I want Teal to be teaching. But alas, that’s not the world we live in. So, I hope this blog will continue exposing her evil, cultist movement and people will continue speaking up. Whether it’s a story like mine or something much worse. Thanks for reading this!

Lots Of Love,
Sukai Todd!
North America (U.S.A)