These days, many people are popular online for many bizarre and sometimes weird reasons and Teal Swan is one of such persons. The social media sensation who refers to herself as new-age spiritualist claims she possesses psychic powers and extrasensory abilities. She has attracted followers and fans from all around the world via her books, blog, Youtube videos, and even workshops.
The social media sensation became controversial for claiming she is half-alien and half-human and that she is a reincarnation of master Sai Baba of Shirdi (an Indian Spiritualist), Teal Swan is also popular for making light of suicide, how weird can she be? Read on.
Teal Swan Bio (Wiki)
Teal was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on the 16th of June 1984. Although there isn’t so much information about her parents’ names, information available on her official website states that her parents were living a hippie lifestyle at the time she was born. According to her, she has always had spiritual powers and extrasensory abilities from birth and grew up as a very weird and silent
She added that her extrasensory abilities were seen as a form of mental illness by the medical community at that time. Her parents moved to Utah when Swam was still very young, they worked as forest rangers and soon had another child – a son who was ‘normal’, unlike Teal.
Life wasn’t that easy for Teal Swan in the Utah community where her family settled. The community which is greatly influenced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints believed that God gave special spiritual gifts only to men, and when a girl is born with spiritual talents, it is from the devil, and due to that belief and perception Teal says, she was harassed and bullied as a child.
At the age of six, Swam said she was pulled off the bicycle she was riding and raped by her father’s friend who wanted to possess the spiritual powers she had. According to Swam, the rapist was a locally respected veterinary physician friend of her father who attended cult meetings in his spare time. She was already regarded as a weird, mentally ill and difficult child, had she said anything about the rape, no one would have believed or taken her seriously, thus, she remained silent and didn’t say anything about the abuse to anyone, not even to her parents.
According to Swam, her father’s friend raped her severally and forced her to take part in some mentally and physically exhausting cult rituals. He also managed to convince her that her parents weren’t her biological parents and that he was her real father, she believed him and formed a strange bond with him which is called Stockholm Syndrome. To further separate her from her family, Swam’s abuser convinced her parents that she was possessed by demons and that he is the only one who could help her out and they believed him.
For the next thirteen years, Teal Swan said she was tortured both physically and sexually in cult rituals, starved, forced to sleep with men for money and to undergo three abortions. When she turned nineteen, she escaped from her abuser and put up with a friend named Blake Dyer. They have remained friends till date, supporting and defending each other.
The New Teal Swan
Before her escape, Teal’s mother took her on a trip to China to be investigated by traditional Chinese medics. Teal said the medics understood her perfectly well and for the first time in her life, she felt accepted. The Chinese traditionalists detected that her extrasensory abilities were in fact gifts, and no signs of any mental illness as the Western doctors supposed.
The Chinese doctors reportedly trained her on how to use her extrasensory abilities to not only help people but to also heal them. Upon her return from China, she began to rebuild her life. In 2011, she published her first book titled The Sculptor in the Sky, she also launched a YouTube channel for the purpose of spreading her ideas and spiritual message and within one year, her fan base grew tremendously. Her other books include Shadows Before Dawn: Finding the Light of Self-Love Through Your Darkest Times, published in 2015 and The Completion Process: The Practice of Putting Yourself Back Together Again, which came the following year.
Swam also spread her message through workshops and her topics are on spirituality, the law of attraction, relationships, etc. Her influencers include Thich Nach Tah and Dalai Lama.
Who is Her Husband?
Swan got married to Mark Scott in 2006 but they went their separate ways in 2012 after she was linked to Fallon Dobson (Jared Dobson) whom she branded a sociopath in 2013 and sent him off for therapy. Swam and Scott have a son together.
In 2014, she remarried, this time to Sarbedeep Swan, who is a British citizen of Indian origin, the marriage collapsed after Sarbedeep accused Teal of not being committed to their marriage and of cheating on him. In 2016 she then married a French guy named Ale Gicqueau.
Here Are Other Facts You Must Know
Swan enjoys painting, horse-riding, and traveling.
She heads a non-profit organization called Headway Foundation which aims at bringing positive change in the world.
In one of her YouTube videos, she portrayed suicide as just a reset button by a supreme force, the video has been widely criticized.
She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches.
Her net worth is reported to be about $1 million.