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Shadow: The Parallels Between JZ Knight’s Ramtha and Keith Raniere’s Nxivm Are Startling
May 31, 2019Artvoice
By Shadow State
It turns out that many of the same kind of people who fell for NXIVM also fell for dangerous cults like Ramtha. Before Mark Vicente became enraptured by NXIVM and Keith Raniere, he was a follower of Ramtha, a cult run by a woman named JZ Knight. Vicente even filmed a movie about JZ Knight and Ramtha titled, “What the Bleep Do We Know”.
JZ Knight was born in Roswell, New Mexico in 1946, and lives in Yelm, Washington, just outside of Tacoma and Olympia, Washington in Thurston County. JZ Knight has done well for herself [and Ramtha]. She lives in a mansion on 80 acres. Unlike Keith Raniere, JZ Knight is not a renunciate.
In her vaudeville style routine, Ms. Knight goes into a trance and transforms herself into a 35,000 year old Lemurian Warrior named Ramtha. Lemuria is a lost continent located in either the Indian Ocean or the Pacific Ocean depending on which way the wind blows.
Ramtha speaks in a masculine voice with a slightly British accent. JZ Knight herself has a standard American accent. To JZ Knight’s credit, she actually speaks sentences that have nouns, verbs and proper syntax unlike the verbal vomit spewed out of Keith Raniere’s mouth.
Of course Ramtha and JZ Knight’s teachings are still full of crap.
In channeling the spirit of a long dead, 35,000 year Lemurian warrior, JZ Knight is a halfway decent actress. Better than many of the actresses who infest NXIVM. Like NXIVM, the Ramtha cult attracts pseudo-intellectual actresses who enjoy pretending to be smart.
Ramtha attracts a better class of stupid actresses than NXIVM. Among JZ Knight’s Hollywood followers are Linda Evans, Shirley Maclaine and Salma Hayek. Linda Evans also dabbled for a time in NXIVM.
JZ Knight with Linda Evans.
And JZ Knight has attracted wealthy airhead heiresses to help fund her research into alternate realities. One of Knight’s donors is Rebecca Oppenheimer, heiress to the South African De Beers diamond fortune. https://www.thenewstribune.com/news/loc ... 83200.html
Knight taught Oppenheimer the sport of Blind Archery which is, as the name suggests, practicing archery while blindfolded.
JZ Knight and her Ramtha cult has some significant control of politics of Thurston County, Washington, through massive donations to the county’s Democratic Party, much the same way that the Bronfman-funded NXIVM made large donations to Democratic party candidates in New York State.
“From 2014 through 2016, the Thurston County Democratic Party has raised $526,391 according to their reports with the Public Disclosure Commission. For contrast and comparison, the Thurston County Republican Party has raised $115,468. Of the over half million dollars the Thurston Democrats raised, $145,000 of it came directly from racist cult leader JZ Knight/Ramtha. This was more money than all the cash raised by the local Republicans during that same time.”
https://www.wethegoverned.com/how-democ ... nor-money/
Barack Obama with JZ Knight [Knight’s granddaughter in middle.]
While JZ Knight supports Democrats like Hillary Clinton, her masculine Ramtha alter-ego has endorsed Donald Trump. [I suppose that’s one of the advantages of having a split personality.]
Like Keith Raniere, JZ Knight sued a woman named Virginia Coverdale it seems to make Coverdale an indentured servant. A Federal Court rejected JZ Knight’s lawsuit.
Cult Leader JZ Knight fails in Federal Court
In a January 2018 story in theGoverned.com we learn, “The nastiest litigation saga by the most litigious cult leader – JZ Knight – finally came to an end last month. Knight lost her final legal effort in Federal Court to turn former cult member Virginia Coverdale into a perpetual indentured servant. Federal Judge Brian Lynch wrote in his findings of fact filed December 15th:
“’Overall, this Court’s conclusion is that JZK was intent on suppressing efforts by Coverdale to expose tenets and practices of RSE because it might cause serious damage to its reputation. JZK attempted to use its superior financial resources to intimidate its dissident ex-students by its lawsuit. Coverdale had the temerity to defend herself in a lawsuit pursued vigorously by J.Z. Knight and JZK.’
“The 31-page court findings of fact and conclusions of law document is a damning rebuke of JZ Knight’s abusive harassment of a former cult member.
“Virginia Coverdale was a former member who left the cult and attempted to warn local government officials and current cult followers about JZ Knight’s racist and bizarre behavior. JZ Knight initiated aggressive legal action against Coverdale in an attempt to silence her and intimidate other followers from exposing the truth about Knight.
“Coverdale had few resources and sparse legal representation during most of the five year legal drama. JZ Knight spent nearly a million dollars to harass Coverdale over the past five years, and it is difficult to prevail in Washington State’s court system with such a disparity of resources. Eventually Coverdale was forced into bankruptcy by Knight’s relentless legal harassment.”
The parallels between JZ Knight and Keith Raniere are startling. And what does it say about cults that their leaders behave in remarkably similar ways?
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Totally agree JTRTHE PARALLELS BETWEEN JZ KNIGHT'S AND KEITH RENIE'S NXVIM ARE STARTLING 5/31/19
Keith Raniere videotaped sex scenes of women in his NXIVM cult..
he called it ‘Collateral’ then used it as extortion to keep control and stop his victims from speaking out’
”material that female members of an upstate New York self-improvement group turned over to their “masters” to ensure obedience, silence and sexual fealty to the organization’s spiritual leader, Keith Raniere.
Now some former members of the group, NXIVM, are poised to break their vow of silence for the first time by testifying against Raniere, who has been compared to a cult leader. Opening arguments are set for Tuesday at a federal court in Brooklyn.
Among the most vocal opponents has been TV actress Catherine Oxenberg of “Dynasty” fame, whose daughter is a former NXIVM member who once revealed to her mother she had been branded and considered it “character building.
the so called RSE "Truth Teachings” were conducted and videotaped during the RSE ‘Ramtha’s wine ceremonies.Part of the government's case includes allegations that Raniere controlled a secret "master/slave" club within NXIVM in which women who agreed to join were physically branded with his initials and told to provide "collateral" — damaging information about themselves and/or naked photos — to guarantee loyalty.
RSE members were plied with alcohol then encouraged to confess thier dark deeds to Ramtha "and all will be forgiven'
The RSE (NDA) ‘Non Disclosure Agreement’ + the RSE COP’S ‘Conditions of Participation’
Is it any wonder that few RSE insiders ever speak out?
Should the FBI investigate ‘Ramtha’... a plea bargain 'rather than by a jury trial' would be very attractive option for many RSE masters
past and present... ‘indeed’ ..
The Truth Teachings were sort of like confession with copious quantities of red wine. Ramtha would single people out and expose their darkest secrets’things like adultery and ************ Children were present in the audience. He would address such issues for hours and the whole audience was under the influence of substance abuse.
RSE Rules and WINE CEREMONY POLICIES October 2001 - (EMF) Online Debate Forum
Here: viewtopic.php?f=29&t=384&p=2353&hilit=w ... mony#p2353
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Sounds familiar anyone?
Related: NXIVM Corp. v. Ross Institute - WikipediaLawsuit claims group was portrayed as a cult
In new court action, NXIVM seeks millions in damages over alleged infringement of its copyright
TimesUnion.com/August 30, 2003
By Dennis Yusko
Albany -- A new lawsuit filed by NXIVM, the controversial company that wants to build what it calls a human potential school in Halfmoon, claims it is losing members and money because of negative publicity characterizing it as a cult.
Named as defendants in the copyright infringement suit are social movement commentator Rick Ross of New Jersey; the Ross Institute; clinical psychologist Paul Martin of the Wellspring Retreat of Ohio; and former NXIVM student Stephanie Franco of Deal, N.J.
Franco's dissemination of a confidential NXIVM (pronounced NEX-ee-um) manual to Ross, Ross' portrayal of the copyrighted work and statements to the media, and Martin's critical characterizations of the company on Ross' Web site have caused irreparable harm to NXIVM, said Arlen Olsen, the group's attorney.
Actions and statements by the defendants have caused the 5-year-old Colonie company, also known as ESP, to lose such things as the support of prominent members, $10,000 per day in revenue and a speaking engagement by actress Goldie Hawn, Olsen said.
"When you put a taint on a human potential school, it's hard to cleanse," Olsen said.
The suit does not specify damages. It was filed Aug. 22 in U.S. District Court Northern District of New York.
"We've had two billionaires retract their support from us" because of untrue publicity, said Keith Raniere, the founder of ESP, in his first public statements on the company's legal maneuverings. He said that more than 20 billionaires had taken his courses.
Olsen said Hawn had been signed by ESP to speak at Vanguard Week, a birthday celebration held for Raniere this week in Lake George, but canceled after Ross told an MSNBC reporter that he had received very serious complaints about NXIVM from former participants.
Hawn was to speak about the importance of seeking joy in one's life, according to the MSNBC report. She could not be reached for comment.
Ross defended the interview. "Ms. Hawn made her own decision based on her own judgment," he said.
ESP also lost a four-year coach over the recent publicity, according to the suit. It seeks damages from lost profits and customers, and a permanent injunction against the defendants from revealing the contents of the ESP manual.
Raniere, 43, is known as Vanguard to NXIVM students. The group's more than 3,700 students worldwide wear special scarves denoting their rank and must bow to Raniere and NXIVM President Nancy Salzman, dubbed Prefect, before and after long seminars, known as "intensives."
The intensives cost thousands of dollars and last 10 hours a day for 16 consecutive days.
The company models itself after motivational speaker Tony Robbins and applies mathematical systems to business and personal relationships, Olsen said.
But Ross has publicly called ESP "cult-like" and an expensive family-buster. In court documents, former ESP members Stephanie Franco and Toni Natalie describe the group's leaders as manipulative, controlling and litigious.
"What Mr. Raniere and NXIVM refuse to acknowledge is that, in a free country, disagreement with them and/or critiquing their programs is not against the law," Ross wrote U.S. District Court Judge Thomas J. McAvoy. "It is also my right to express opinions when requested to do so by the press.
Ross compares Raniere's "rational inquiry" teachings to an amalgamated version of belief systems like Scientology, EST and Landmark Education.
Ross, his institute, Franco and a California psychologist are named in a $9.7 million suit that ESP filed in federal court on Aug. 6. That case is scheduled to be heard Sept. 8 in federal court in Albany.
ESP has sought permission to construct a 67,000-square-foot headquarters off Woodin Road in Halfmoon, an application that has drawn the opposition of residents.
Raniere, of Clifton Park, said his goal was to build a successful center where "the honor system is a viable alternate for human beings."
He said he imagines a world in which people walk into employee-less stores in the middle of the night and dutifully drop off money for the products they want.
The word NXIVM is a contraction of the words next millennium and nexus, Raniere said.
Lawsuit claims group was portrayed as a cult
https://culteducation.com/group/907-nxi ... cult-.html
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NXIVM_Cor ... _Institute