Thursday, January 31, 2008

Ramtha's Scham Of Enlightenment

File under: Gurubusting, Satscams and The Siddhi of PR

JZ Knight is either a typically lame woo-woo woman who's fooled herself and millions of others into believing she's some kind of 35,000-year-old badass warrior guru, or she's an as-sharp-as-a-sushi-knife con woman enjoying the good life, scot-free as she surfs on the spectacular ignorance of her students.

But lately, those Atlantian waters have been a little rough for the former manicurist turned super-rich New Age™ profitess. To protect that profit, Knight is suing another local woo-woo guru for biting her style. Every con has got to protect their cash cow:
School founder JZ Knight, through the school's corporate arm, JZK Inc., has sued another Thurston County spiritual teacher, WhiteWind Weaver, for allegedly stealing Knight's ideas and Ramtha's teachings and using them in her own workshop. Weaver heads Art of Life Coaching, a personal growth program based in Lacey and Rainier. A four-day trial is set to begin March 10 in Thurston County Superior Court.
How quaint: two completely wacked, fully-deluded, self-proclaimed New Age™ guruesses giving each other the business in court. We wish we could be there.

Like all good bad gurus, Knight seems to be acquiring a vocal ex-devotee community as well. Hers is called Life After Ramtha School of Enlightenment, and it seems they didn't cotton to Knight's end times wackidoodleness:
"At one point I was running around scared I was going to get eaten by the lizard people," he said.

He said that in the early 1990s, he was "brainwashed" by the school's teachings into believing that the ancient figure Jehovah would return to earth in a spaceship, accompanied by a reptilian entourage.

The "lizard people" were said to feast on human prey who did not fall under Ramtha's protection, he said.
The fact that JZ Knight knows jack-shit about enlightenment probably factors in there somewhere as well.

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3 Comments:

At 2/01/2008 7:55 PM, Blogger Stuart said...

School founder JZ Knight, through the school's corporate arm, JZK Inc., has sued another Thurston County spiritual teacher, WhiteWind Weaver, for allegedly stealing Knight's ideas and Ramtha's teachings and using them in her own workshop.

If Knight really believed that her teaching helps humanity, and she really were motivated by compassion... wouldn't she be happy that someone else was spreading the word? When she found that other people were copying her teachings, wouldn't she rejoice that the good news was being spread, rather than suing the competition? This lawsuit makes sense only if it implicitly assumes that the value of the teaching lays not in helping humanity, but in being a cash cow for the teacher.

Can you imagine a one Buddhist teacher taking another to court: "You've been teaching about keeping clear mind and cultivating lovingkindness. You crook, you stole those ideas from me!!"

Stuart
http://stuart-randomthoughts.blogspot.com/

 
At 2/06/2008 8:07 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jz is a scam and the predictions in her book from the 1980s were incorrect

 
At 11/21/2010 9:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

pretty accurate assumptions of jz and her scam

 

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