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Were there Nazis in Atlantis? The Gospel According to Ramtha (aka J.Z. Knight)

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J.Z. Knight

COMMENT: The gulf between Nazism and the so-called New Age might seem to be so wide as to be unbridge­able. Sad­ly, that is not the case. At the core of Nazi belief was occultism, draw­ing on Pan-Ger­man­ic mythol­o­gy deriv­ing from the Thule Soci­ety, arios­o­phy, ele­ments of Hin­du reli­gious doc­trine and more com­mon­ly rec­og­niz­able belief sys­tems such as astrol­o­gy. 

As a result, New Age sects and reli­gion have fre­quent­ly dove­tailed with ele­ments of Nazi and fas­cist phi­los­o­phy. (For more about the Nazi/fascist/New Age con­nec­tion, see–among oth­er pro­grams–FTR #‘s 170, 172221 as well as L‑2. The inti­mate rela­tion­ship between ele­ments of the intel­li­gence com­mu­ni­ty, mind con­trol, cults and fas­cism are dis­cussed in–among oth­er pro­grams–AFA #7, Mis­cel­la­neous Archive Show M7, and FTR #291. The recent under­ground film “Thrive” is very much worth exam­in­ing in this regard.)

Atlantean/Lemurian War­rior?

J.Z. Knight has built a suc­cess­ful orga­ni­za­tion by claim­ing to chan­nel an ancient “Atlantean/Lemurian” War­rior named Ramtha. In addi­tion to lubri­cat­ing the spir­i­tu­al cog­ni­tion of her acolytes with copi­ous amounts of wine, Knight/Ramtha has dis­sem­i­nat­ed pro­found­ly dis­parag­ing views of var­i­ous groups: ” . . . Dur­ing the 16 or so hours the stu­dents spend in a spir­i­tu­al drink­ing game (stu­dents must drink every time Ramtha/Knight does), Knight will dis­par­age Catholics, gay peo­ple, Mex­i­cans, organ­ic farm­ers, and Jews.

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,” she says as mem­bers of the audi­ence snick­er. There are also tit­ters when she declares Mex­i­cans “breed like rab­bits” and are “poi­son,” that all gay men were once Catholic priests, and that organ­ic farm­ers have ques­tion­able hygiene. . . .”

Knight/Ramtha’s views have found res­o­nance on the Storm­front web­site, arguably the lead­ing neo-Nazi and white suprema­cist web­site. (It was found­ed by David Duke asso­ciate Don Black. Black, in turn, net­works with Snow­den Pres­i­den­tial can­di­date of choice Ron Paul.)

 “Ramtha Riled” by Susy Buchanan; Intel­li­gence Report [South­ern Pover­ty Law Cen­ter]; Issue #154/Summer 2014.

EXCERPT: It’s March 2011 at the Ramtha School of Enlight­en­ment (RSE) in this rapid­ly grow­ing town just out­side of Olympia. Hun­dreds of truth seek­ers pack into a con­vert­ed horse are­na to hear a 35,000-year-old Lemuri­an war­rior speak the wis­dom of the ages. The crowd is yearn­ing for super-con­scious­ness and enlight­en­ment; what they get is drunk­en ram­blings pep­pered with curse words. There’s no Kool-Aid served, just red wine, bot­tles and bot­tles of it. Wine cer­e­monies, which have been going on at RSE since 1996, are sig­nif­i­cant because stu­dents believe wine grapes were brought to Earth by extrater­res­tri­als 450,000 years ago.

The blonde on stage is J.Z. (for Judith Zebra) Knight, a 65-year-old for­mer rodeo queen and cable TV sales­woman. The words com­ing from her mouth aren’t hers, the assem­bled crowd believes, but rather those of the ethe­re­al being she chan­nels, Ramtha the Enlight­ened One. Knight goes back and forth between her­self and the sup­pos­ed­ly chan­neled Ramtha.

Dur­ing the 16 or so hours the stu­dents spend in a spir­i­tu­al drink­ing game (stu­dents must drink every time Ramtha/Knight does), Knight will dis­par­age Catholics, gay peo­ple, Mex­i­cans, organ­ic farm­ers, and Jews.

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,” she says as mem­bers of the audi­ence snick­er. There are also tit­ters when she declares Mex­i­cans “breed like rab­bits” and are “poi­son,” that all gay men were once Catholic priests, and that organ­ic farm­ers have ques­tion­able hygiene. . . .

 . . . . The excerpts from that wine cer­e­mo­ny left Thurston Coun­ty res­i­dents shocked and won­der­ing if there was a more sin­is­ter side to their kooky neigh­bor­hood cult.

Was there a hate group lurk­ing in “The Pride of the Prairie,” as Yelm calls itself? . . . .

. . . . She [Knight] began chan­nel­ing Ramtha in pub­lic in 1979, pre­sent­ing his wis­dom nation­al­ly and inter­na­tion­al­ly through work­shops and retreats called “Ramtha Dia­logues.” Ear­ly stu­dents includ­ed Shirley MacLaine (who broke off con­tact with Knight 30 years ago, a spokesman for the actress and author said), and, RSE offi­cials say, actors Richard Cham­ber­lain and Mike Far­rell. Actress Salma Hayek and for­mer “Dynasty” star Lin­da Evans are cur­rent stu­dents, they add.

That same year, she pur­chased an 80-acre ranch in Yelm, where she would breed Ara­bi­an hors­es for a time, build her­self a 12,800-square-foot chateau, sub­se­quent­ly sell the hors­es, remod­el the 15,000-square-foot horse are­na, and open what would become RSE in 1989.

The loca­tion has sig­nif­i­cance that goes beyond cheap land. The region, accord­ing to RSE, was actu­al­ly part of ancient Lemuria dur­ing Ramtha’s life­time, before he migrat­ed to Atlantis and freed his peo­ple from tyran­ny at the age of 14, then went on to con­quer two-thirds of the world at the head of an army of 2.5 mil­lion. After being run through with a sword dur­ing bat­tle, Ramtha sat on a rock and med­i­tat­ed for sev­en years, became enlight­ened, taught his body to vibrate at a high fre­quen­cy and ascend­ed, like Jesus, RSE’s web­site explains. . . .

. . . . . But Knight also teach­es stu­dents to be sov­er­eign, to hoard gold and pre­pare food and sup­plies to sur­vive for two years after one of the nat­ur­al dis­as­ters that she often pre­dicts will hit the earth. Knight as Ramtha is also quot­ed on the neo-Nazi Web forum Storm­front, where her writ­ings on the “New World Order” are much appre­ci­at­ed and quot­ed under head­ings such as “Jews were respon­si­ble for caus­ing WW1 & 2.”

“It took a lot to get this coun­try into the First World War, because no one want­ed to get into it. And so the Gray­men, own­ing most of the media ... do you know what the media is? I have learned that term!” wrote “Ramtha” in 1999’s Ramtha: The White Book (which also car­ries an intro­duc­tion by Knight). “The Gray­men own them all; you know, the papers you read, the box you watch, the mag­a­zines you thumb through, the radio waves you lis­ten to.”

In 2004, RSE stu­dents pro­duced an infomer­cial for the school dis­guised as a doc­u­men­tary called “What the Bleep do we Know!?” The film grossed $10 mil­lion in the Unit­ed States but was panned by crit­ics. “New Age hooey dis­guised as a sci­en­tif­ic doc­u­men­tary about quan­tum physics,” is how Jack Gar­ner of the Rochester [N.Y.] Demo­c­rat and Chron­i­cle summed it up.

Appear­ing in the film is Irish­man Míceál Led­with, a for­mer mon­sign­or in the Catholic Church, advis­er to the pope, and pres­i­dent at St. Patrick’s Col­lege, Maynooth, an Irish sem­i­nary dat­ing back to 1518.

Led­with resigned abrupt­ly in 1994 after alle­ga­tions of pedophil­ia, which were lat­er set­tled out of court, and was defrocked by the Vat­i­can in 2005.

Led­with, who is part of Knight’s inner cir­cle and has been a stu­dent at RSE since 1989, can be seen in the full-length, 16-hour video of the 2011 wine cer­e­mo­ny, where he takes the stage with Knight about sev­en hours in, prop­ping him­self up on Ramtha’s ornate throne.

“Fuck Jeho­vah,” Knight pro­claims, speak­ing in Ramtha’s voice and out­ing Jesus as a fel­low alien who came to this plan­et to basi­cal­ly teach the same things. From the same stage, Led­with denounces the bib­li­cal God as “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,” which draws a chuck­le from the for­mer priest. Then they dance. . . .

 

Discussion

One comment for “Were there Nazis in Atlantis? The Gospel According to Ramtha (aka J.Z. Knight)”

  1. Good Grief! I thought she was so 1980’s. When I was into my “New Age” peri­od, I read a cou­ple of her books but did not remem­ber any of the sen­ti­ments the arti­cle states. Lat­er on, how­ev­er, I became sus­pi­cious of her (don’t remem­ber why) and total­ly for­got about her. I saw What The Bleep Do We Know but had noidea it was her project. The “New Age” move­ment is every bit as author­i­tar­i­an, elit­ist and dan­ger­ous as any reli­gious cult can be. I’m glad I’m done with it.

    Posted by Kathleen | June 8, 2014, 7:19 am

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