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Ramtha is an alleged old dead guy channeled by J.Z. Knight (born Judith Darlene Hampton) (1946–), who lives on a compound in Yelm, near Tacoma, Washington, whence she also runs her channelling operation and sells books and trinkets.

"Ramtha" is allegedly a Lemurian who led a large army of warriors to conquer two-thirds of the Earth, by fighting the Atlanteans during a period of cataclysmic Earth changes 35,000 years ago.[1] Predictably, "Ramtha" predicts more such "Earth changes" coming very shortly and suggests we prepare. Otherwise, "Ramtha" teaches anyone who will listen that "you are God," and expresses much knowledge of conspiracies and world affairs, but doesn't seem to know what a carrot is. How this jives with his earlier efforts at world conquest, no one knows.

Shirley MacLaine, something of a woo-meister in her own right, promoted Knight and "Ramtha" in her book Dancing in the Light.

In recent years, J.Z. Knight (and Ramtha by extension) have jumped aboard the Trump Train, calling for a military takeover of the US in the wake of Trump losing the 2020 election.[2] Knight is also a believer in QAnon and has invited QAnon promoters to Ramtha's School of Enlightenment to lecture about their shared mass delusion.[3]

Ramtha's School of Enlightenment[edit]

Ramtha's School of EnlightenmentWikipedia (or RSE for short) is where people go to study Ramtha's teachings. According to the official site, his teachings are "a unique science" and the school teaches various new age and paranormal practices, including remote viewing, telepathy, stuff about spirits and other wonderful assortment of woo.[4]

The school has been considered a cult by ex-members,[5] including a support group for ex-members called Life After RSE,[6] and by skeptics.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. DeepTranceNow:Ramatha
  2. Eric RosaneJZ Knight Called for ‘Military Coup’ After Biden Took Lead in Presidential Bid Nisqually Valley News
  3. Will Sommer Teams Up With Alleged Cult Leader The Daily Beast
  4. What will you learn?, 'RSE'
  5. Joe, Bobbi, Why I quit the ramtha school of enlightment 'Frank report', 2nd August 2019
  6. One-time insider tells RSE experience, Megan Hansen, Cult Education Institute 26 September 2008
  7. Shermer, Michael, Why people believe weird things, p. 295, 1 September 2002