Midweek Cuckoo: JZ Knight

the fantasyI’ve made disapproving noises in the past about a certain movie length feature (read crap on celluloid) called What the Bleep do We Know. One of the reasons I know this film is full of bleep is that one of the scientists credited at the end is Ramtha.

Ramtha is a spirit guide who lived in Atlantis 35,000 years ago, and whose brother has been reincarnated as Shirley McClaine. The woman who channels him is JZ Knight.

the realityJZ was, according to her bio, born Judith Darlene Hampton, in Roswell, New Mexica in 1946, which seems so convenient I’m almost not sure it’s true. In 1977, Knight was in her kitchen in Tacoma when she put a plastic pyramid on her head, and lo and behold an Atlantean Warrior who had ascended to enlightenment decided to return to our plane and spend his time appearing on demand for money. He showed her that she had lived many past lives,  taught her quantum mechanics, history and archaeology, the power to heal with touch and the ability to leave her body at will. Apparently, he didn’t teach her any math:

It is just a fact that we use less than a tenth of our brain…So we have two-thirds of our brain makeup that we don’t even use

Knight is also a big hit with feminists, due to Ramtha choosing to inhabit a female shell to spread his 35,000 year old teachings. Which only goes to show that feminists have sex on the brain, if they are excited by a male presence “entering” the female flesh.

The chosen meat vessel for this enlightened demi-god has made millions through her Ramtha School of Enlightenment and JZK Inc, even more so now with the release of What the Bleep do We Know. The film was produced by her company and filmed by one of JZ Knight’s ex students, and despite being crammed from beginning to end with bullshit, it’s still packing theatres all over the world. She also successfully sued another scam artists for sole rights to channel Ramtha, and was awarded $800 in damages.

Amazingly her supporters don’t see anything implausible or dodgy about any of this. In fact, you can buy an emu egg with her face carved into it, if you want. Really, it’s all just bizarre. Read this interview with her and tell me you don’t think this woman is a few stars short of a horoscope.

17 Responses to “Midweek Cuckoo: JZ Knight”

  1. ha!

    I must point out, though, that a quick Google did not reveal any *feminism* sites that supported Jizzy K, only claims that Ramtha’s ethics were feminist (specifically, counter-patriachal, a term I just made up)

    from Salon’s review, “Bleep” of faith:

    There’s also plenty of stroking of lefty values; Ramtha has declared that all world religions have in common “the suppression of women,” adding, with the brashness surely fashionable in the 33rd century B.C., “No woman who had an abortion has sinned against God. Fuck all those assholes who tell you that.”

    so, yeah, she’s appealing to feminist values (hasn’t religion been used as a tool for female suppression? I’d say it has), that doesn’t mean that she’s a hit with feminists – especially anyone who would like to see effective change rather than listen to a channeler babble

    …all this to explain that the urge *I* have to rent out a copy of Bleep (did you ever watch it?) is borne of the same dark impulse I have to rent Dungeons & Dragons 2 (amazingly, 5 stars short of a horoscope last time I checked)

  2. Ahhh, the what the bleep hippies. There are so many things to target in that crap it’s hard to know where to start. I must do another vlog ripping on the hippies. BTW, really nice custom header!

  3. I second Master Angry there… awesome. Did you do it yourself or get help? Photoshop or some other app?

  4. $800? Whoohoo, let the good times roll, baby!

  5. Mr Angry: there is just so much material when it comes to those tree-hugging, crystal-gripping, sandal-wearing freaks. Header-wise, thanks!

    Jebb_x: Thanks🙂 did it myself, used GIMP.

    kyknoord: it’s really more the principle that bothers me than the amount. If i were the judge, i would have charged her money for bringing such a bullshit lawsuit in front of me and wasting the court’s time.

  6. d@vid: the feminism link was more coming from articles i was reading about her, it seems to be the impression of others. Didn’t check any feminist websites, because i don’t know any off hand, and that’s a whole ‘nother sea of nutcases that i may get into at some stage. We should organize a viewing of What the Bleep – we can MST3K the living daylights out of it!

  7. as long as you delineate the nutcase feminists from the non-nutcases – some of us are just anti-sexist, you know😉

    MST3K, yeah!

  8. mf: in light of previous conversation about receiving proposals online – telling people that you did it youself using gimp? admit it, you’re enjoying them😀

  9. TW: bwaaaaahahahaha!

  10. I saw that movie… in fact, my mom asked me to watch it so I can tell her what I think about it… I consider myself a bit of a scholar (in that I enjoy learning, not that I do well in school) and have studied bits of quantum mechanics, kaballah, philosophy, and most recently I have gotten quite into string (or m-) theory. My take on the movie was that it was a cute way to describe the ‘inner workings’ of the universe to a lay person… except for that stupid bit at the end with the blob creatures which was just plain idiotic. But bottom line I really did not like it. Something about it did seem a bit… sinister… and now I know why. Thanks moonflake! And yea, thats an awesome header you made… Rei kicks ass!

  11. The problem i have is how they mangle the ‘observer affects the experiment’ euphemism to support their hippy nonsense. That explanation is in itself already a vast simplification created to give the lay person a vague idea of one principle of QM, and in fact i wish it had never been created because all its done is confuse the issue.

    Sorry you had to sit through the whole thing. If you’re a glutton for punishment, you should try the ‘down the rabbit hole’ special edition, apparently it has unique ‘quantum mode’ where it generates a new movie each time from hours and hours and hours of extra footage. Predictably they didn’t take the opportunity of a second release to remove quotes by one of the scientists who had complained that his position had been grievously misrepresented by judicious snipping of his interview, so it seems that they’re quite aware that they’re still lying for cash.

  12. Wow. Never posted on a forum like this before, but I was waiting table tonight, and one of these kids still big into tripping on shrooms and all that started talking to my friend about quantum theory and how his philosophy in life is based on it and how he thinks he can change his destiny and physical states of matter by willing/believing it so.

    Its sounded like some horse shit to me. I only have a degree in Geology, but I am science minded, and it sounded like psychadelic induced hippy mysticism at best.

    So I came home, wiki’d quantum theory, which I have a vague understanding of from Hawking’s best seller, and worked my way to the bullshit.

    Its hilarious. The website for the movie shows all these basketballs around this dude in one of the clips, I assume representing all the possible outcomes existing in reality, or their own reality, under quantum state conditions. This dude at work was like “Yeah, if I really believed it to happen, and no one else was watching, I could make a basketball appear behind me and turn around and it would be there.” Doesn’t sound like a coincidence to me. Except he is hooking all the other shroom headed at the restaraunt into believing that he has arrived at this on his own, though it seems obvious he is just “channelling!” from the movie.

    As soon as Emoto and as I later researched “Ramtha” appeared on the list of scientist/mystic credits, I reallized what was going on.

    I thought quantum mechanics only is valid on a subatomic level?

    People are always searching for answers. Others take those people and use them for money and power, and on a smaller scale I have my own “ramtha” at work.

    I will start nick naming him that. Unless he quits due to recent enrollment at his local Ramtha camp. See website for details.

    kirk

  13. If you really want to get a better understanding of quantum mechanics and why it’s relevant at small scales but not at large, i would suggest “The Quark and the Jaguar: Adventures in the Simple and the Complex” by Murray Gell-Mann (won the nobel prize in physics for discovering the quark). It shouldn’t be too heavy if you already have a brain accustomed to science, and he does a very thorough job of explaining quantum theory and complexity, and why the universe behaves so differently at different scales. He also has a section where he explains why the whole ‘observer affects the observation’ analogy is so badly, and incorrectly, misappropriated by the woowoo contingent.

    If we really could affect reality by believing it, i would have exploded the heads of everyone involved in that project by now.

  14. its too bad its all just kooky shit though, the concept was kind of cool i thought, but yeah… back to reality people!

  15. Kevyn Blyth Says:

    The truth is, JZ Knight is a bull dike lesbian and well known in the Yelm community. Always looking for a trick.

  16. SO YALL SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF NEGATIVE THINGS TO SAY…COOL BUUUT WHATS YOUR ARGUMENT. NO ONE IS SAYING ANYTHING OPPOSING THAT MAKES SENSE!!! THE POINT IS TO GET PEOPLE TO START THINKING AND BE BETTER PEOPLE BUT WHATS YOUR PART? I ONLY HEAR SHIT TALKING WHICH IM ALL FOR BY THE WAY BUT WHATS YOUR MESSAGE? HOW DO YOU HAVE A GREAT LIFE? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO CHANGE SOMETHING BAD IN YOUR LIFE THAT YOU OVERCAME? LIVING IN A BASEMENT? LIVING WITH MOMMY? LIVING IN THE GHETTO? HELLO? ANYBODY???

  17. LUCINDA LIGHTRAY Says:

    ………have the nasty people gone away now mummy?…….

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