A French couple being evicted from a farm in South Africa allegedly shot dead a policeman, wounded another, then chased a third policeman and the farmer’s sons in a bakkie through the bush for four kilometres.
Some former formed a group, Life After Ramtha School of Enlightenment, or LARSE, and held public meetings to address what they charge were fear- generating teachings and wild predictions, designed to foster obedience at the school. They also have alleged that the school practiced “brainwashing” and cult-like activities. School officials deny the accusations.
500 get peek inside reclusive neighbor YELM — The Ramtha School of Enlightenment made a move to throw off the hooded cloak of secrecy Thursday evening by inviting several hundred Yelm business people inside its walls. The open house, part of the Yelm Chamber of Commerce’s After Hours Program, was intended to increase understanding and tolerance for the school, according to organizers. The school was established in 1988 by JZ Knight; students believe she channels a 35,000-year-old warrior spirit named Ramtha. Since then, some community members have been wary of the enlightenment school, which now lists 5,000 members who attend
JZ Knight, who claims to channel a 35,000-year-old warrior named Ramtha, is coming to Santa Barbara this weekend A former housewife from Washington state, JZ Knight, is coming to Santa Barbara this weekend to lecture about spirituality, but no one is much interested in what she has to say. Instead, people are coming to absorb the teachings of Ramtha, a 35,000-year-old warrior for whom Ms. Knight claims to be the channeler. Channelers, like mediums, say they have contact with beings in the spirit world. It’s a strange story, to be sure, and skeptics abound. But a widely respected scholar of