Re: James Swartz—What is the Truth?
Date: September 04, 2019 10:38PM
Heather's True Story, More Swartz Perfidy, and, An Observation...An Observation Regarding James Swartz
In the last post on this message board "Russian Fatima" was given a strong warning by the Moderator. To those of us who have dealt with James Swartz, it was obvious that he was the primary writer of RF's most recent posts, and certainly she/he deserved the warning.
As noted above by Heather, now her original account is available.
Before, some complaints have been made about the book "Guru? The Story of Heather" because, at the time it was written, Heather wanted no more direct confrontation and Devon Adler, the author, was listening to Swartz's shrieks about libel suits and worse. This resulted in the (totally) James Swartz- "inspired" book being written as "allegation-based fiction."
Well, "Guru? The Story of Heather" is still allegation-based fiction, changing the names of James Swartz, some others, and the exact locations where Heather describes the drugging, rapes, and (wrapped around Swartz's pseudo-spirituality) crimes taking place.
But her story, now on this forum at James Swartz--my original written account is not "fiction" of any type. She wrote the truth as she experienced it. (These accounts of course did form the base of the "Heather" book.)
It's only been a day, but already I am wondering, "Why didn't we do this before?" Rick Ross can't be scared into taking things down by the blowhard James Swartz the way some other sites (poor Medium) were. And Heather's own words, much as Devon Adler tried to keep their tone and feeling in the book, are simply much stronger and even more "real."
So, please. Read her original account, written in 2017.
And now onto something that some of you who have followed this topic will likely already have noticed:
In a recent post I asked Squirts directly if he had any friends. I doubt that he does. Here's why.
As has been noted, I have asked many persons about James Swartz. These questions have come in the form of casual questions that gradually got more serious, formal interviews, chance meetings with people with whom spiritual teaching came up, and then Squirts, and, "Yeah, I knew him," or something similar, and more.
A few posts ago I mentioned that there were two types of answers from two types of persons. I'd like to take that point a step farther.
It seems like a "Universal Law." It could be written, "The longer a person knows James Swartz, and the closer one is to him, the more likely it is that they can easily see him as the drugging rapist that Heather has revealed."
Scanning my memory, I find no exceptions. The shorter a time a person has been connected to James Swartz, the more they are likely to defend him. The longer a time a person has known him, especially if at all closely, the more likely it is that they believe Heather.
Earthquake and BeTrue in this forum are examples of this. Another example I must keep nameless. I came to this person with Heather's allegations early in 2017. This person was new to Swartz and his 'teachings,' and was not ready to believe the allegations. However, this person did go back to Swartz with questions. Swartz strongly discounted the accusations, and this person let me know that they were lies and to forget the whole thing. Now, just over two and a half years later, this person reported that, "Well, after I thought aabout it, and listened some more, some of James' answers just didn't make sense, and, things started to feel wrong somehow, so..." A year or so ago that person quietly removed herself from any contact with James Swartz.
From "Defender" to "I'm out of here" in less than two years.
Rather hilariously, I almost followed the same path. Some friends of mine barely knew James Swartz, but were entertained by his "man about town" persona mixed with an apparent high knowledge of some spiritual concepts. They had recommended I meet this "interesting person" if I could. I was looking forward to it.
Damn. How strange looking back at it. For part of 2016 I was happy to be meeting James Swartz soon. (Feel free to laugh.)
Then, by a very fortuitous chain of unlikely events, I became aware of Heather and her allegations. Having heard those, my perspective immediately changed. Two persons I liked and trusted let me know that they believed her. One of these began to fill me in on the (grievous) weaknesses and holes in James Swartz's teachings, too.
What was there to do but to investigate James Swartz a bit? And what my friends and I found was-- HORRIFIC. Most of it is detailed here on this forum (again, thanks to you, Rick Ross), in the "Heather" book, and now in Heather's own words on this forum, too.
Laughable, isn't it, in a strange way? From wanting to meet this "interesting person" James Swartz, within a few months he was launching a series of threatening, mean, and as-spiritual-as-a-Nazi e-mail messages at and to me. And why? Because I dared to ask "his people" if they had heard of and believed Heather.
And why didn't I meet him anyway? I would have loved to question him in person.
A friend, a true, for real, spiritual teacher asked me not to. "I have never heard of this person. I know nothing about him. Maybe what this woman says is true, maybe not, but if you publicly question him he might believe I put you up to it. He does attack other teachers, yes?"
"That's what I've heard," I replied. "He's jealous of everybody." (As has been confirmed countless times since.)
"My Master taught me to make the peaceful choice, always. Please, for me, do not attack this person publicly."
On that day, "Traveler" was born.
If I can do one thing, it is to be a good friend.
Too bad Swartz has no clue what that even means, except as something to fake in order to get something from someone.
A thought just came.
If the "See the Truth and be gone within two years" paradigm sticks, then if he's still around in the summer of 2021 James might be sitting alone with Isabella, the two of them just looking at each other, in their cold and empty (fraudulently attained?) Iberian Ashram.