‘Enlightened’ US guru’s homophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Latino racism


This 2017 video from the USA says about itself:

Cult Corner: JZ Knight and Ramtha School

An introduction to a false spiritual teacher.

Another video from the USA used to say about itself:

J. Z. “Ramtha” Knight

21 March 2010

Anyone tempted to be taken in by this cheater should read Carl Sagan’s book, The Demon-Haunted World. “Suppose Ramtha were available for questioning. Could we verify whether he is who he says he is? How does he know that he lived 35,000 years ago, even approximately? What calendar does he employ? Who is keeping track of the intervening millennia? Thirty-five thousand plus or minus what? What were things like 35,000 years old, in which case we discover something about that period, or he’s a phony and he’ll (or rather she’ll) slip up.” – Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark.

By Tom Boggioni in the USA:

New Age leader sues ex-students over leaked video of her drunken racist anti-gay rant

Monday, July 21, 2014 14:58 EDT

The leader of a New Age consciousness and enlightenment school, who channels the voice of a 35,000-year-old Lemurian warrior when speaking to her followers, is suing two former students after they posted a drunken rant by her saying Jews have enough money to “have paid their way out of the goddamned gas chambers by now,” and Mexicans breed “like rabbits,” among other slurs.

JZ Knight, a 65-year-old former rodeo queen and cable TV saleswoman who heads the Ramtha School of Enlightenment (RSE) in Yelm, Washington, is suing ex-students Virginia Coverdale and David McCarthy for uploading live-streamed video from a 2011 Ramtha ’channeling’ that turned into a drunken bigoted diatribe, according to Susy Buchanan of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

“Fuck God’s chosen people! I think they have earned enough cash to have paid their way out of the goddamned gas chambers by now,” Knight told her students in the released video. Knight explained “I’m telling you this, every goddamn Mexican family is a Catholic—they’re breeding like fucking rabbits,” before adding that “all gay men were once Catholic women.”

Knight delivered her speech while students followed her in a drinking game, taking a drink of wine every time she did. Wine ceremonies have been a ritual at RSE since 1996, where students are taught to believe that wine grapes were brought to Earth by extraterrestrials 450,000 years ago.

JZ Knight, born Judith Darlene Hampton in 1946 in Roswell, New Mexico, encountered Ramtha the warrior in 1977 while experimenting with construction paper pyramids. According to her biography, she placed a pyramid on her head and Ramtha, a 7-foot-tall apparition of golden glitter clad in a purple robe, appeared in her kitchen.

“I am Ramtha the Enlightened One. I have come to help you over the ditch,” he told her.

Beginning in 1979, JZ (short for Judith Zebra, no periods needed) began channeling Ramtha at workshops and retreats called “Ramtha Dialogues.”

Early students included Shirley MacLaine (who broke off contact with Knight 30 years ago, according to a spokesperson for the actress), and actors Richard Chamberlain and Mike Farrell. According to RSE officials, actresses Salma Hayek and former “Dynasty” star Linda Evans are current students.

Knight has grown wealthy over the years, purchasing the ranch in Yelm where the school is located. According to RSE, the land was once part of ancient Lemuria during Ramtha’s lifetime, before he migrated to Atlantis and freed his people from tyranny at the age of 14. Ramtha then went on to conquer two-thirds of the world at the head of an army of 2.5 million, before spending seven years meditating and then ascending like Jesus.

According to Knight’s Manhattan Beach, Calif.-based PR firm, “Since the school was founded in 1989, more than 86,000 people worldwide have attended RSE events including about 7,500 in Washington State.” Approximately 2,000 students live near Yelm, a town with a population of close to 7,000.

At the school, students are taught the four tenets of Ramtha’s philosophy: the statement, ‘You are god’; the mandate to make known the unknown; the concept that consciousness and energy create the nature of reality; and the challenge to conquer yourself.

Knight also teaches students to hoard gold and prepare food and supplies to survive for two years following one of the natural disasters that she often predicts will hit the earth. Knight, as Ramtha, is also a believer in the “New World Order” making her a favorite of white nationalist website Stormfront, which lists her writings under headings such as “Jews were responsible for causing WW1 & 2.”

Recently followers have become disenchanted with Knight’s drunken rambling, feeling this is not the enlightenment they are seeking.

In the 16-hour video released by the ex-students, a drunken Knight proclaims, “Fuck Jehovah,” in Ramtha’s voice, before claiming Jesus as a fellow alien who came to Earth to teach the same basic philosophy.

From the same stage, an acolyte of Knight’s, former priest Míceál Ledwith, calls the biblical God “fickle, capricious, psychotic, neurotic, and insecure, and we are supposed to believe that he is the creator God.”

Knight adds that God is a “psychotic, insecure son of a bitch,” before dancing onstage with Ledwith.

Former student Coverdale, currently appealing a $600,000 judgement against her from Knight and RSE, said “Although admittedly, as a rule, the cult does not have as one of its ideologies hating Mexicans or Jewish people or gay people or Catholics, JZ Knight herself is proving she does as her [drinking] increases and she is unable to keep up the love act she had going in the ’80s. It is beyond hate speech.”

“In America, there are many First Amendment rights I agree with, even if I disagree with what is being said. Where I get concerned is when you have a large group of people that believe they are hearing from a powerful enlightened entity, creating an ‘us versus them’ situation,” she added.

For her part, Knight maintains the videos were heavily edited, saying ““Those tapes were illegal from the get-go, and that they were distributed, edited and chopped to make us look like bigots and hateful people when nothing could be further from the truth, nothing! I will not let other people rewrite our history!”

The video continues to keep popping up on the Internet, despite efforts by Knight’s attorneys to have it removed on copyright grounds.

US televangelist Pat Robertson: Gays will make you ‘have open sex with anybody’: here.

Bakers in Oregon who drew ire for refusing to serve a gay couple are now serving ex-gay cupcakes.

7 thoughts on “‘Enlightened’ US guru’s homophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Latino racism

  1. rather disturbing.
    i saw her/him in what the bleep!

    i can not ever see this stuff every ceasing though.
    racism is going to be with us for a long time.
    apparently it comes from the early stages of humanity….where outsides posed a threat to family & communities. kind of a basic instinct to protect their families, but it now has no place in today’s society/civilization.

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    • No, I would not say present racism is “from the early stages of humanity”. Persecution of Jews for nearly 2,000 years was based on Christianity as a state religion: the theory was that if a Jew converted, the persecution would stop. In the nineteenth century, this mutated into the fiction of a so called inferior “Semitic race”, potentially still more lethal. While there was no special anti-African prejudice in the Roman empire: people of all complexions might become either slaves or elite. After the start of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth-seventeenth centuries, anti-African racism originated to justify it.

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  2. Yes, I think we learn to be racists depending on the culturally dominant view. In the beginning of humanity, surely we must have all looked pretty much the same – particular differentiation occurring as we moved out across the globe???

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