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.