Ramtha's School of Enlightenment
"To this day, most of you still do not know that God IS you; that you possess within you the power to know and be ALL THINGS. Thus you let teachers and religions and everyone else rule your life and interpret truth for you. You allow the understanding of others to complicate and clutter the simple truth that has been spoken for ages in your time - that the Father and the kingdom of heaven, are, indeed WITHIN YOU. What grander truth can be written than that? But many of you who do not know that, still think you must go through dogma and certain 'mechanics' as it were - rituals, prayers, chants, fasts, meditations - in order to connect with God and become enlightened. Yet the more you do these things, the more you convince your soul that you are not what you are trying to become - that you are far from the love of God and the understanding that you are seeking, for you are having to do arduous things in order to achieve it... Practicing rituals and following dogma is not wrong. But it will never feel completely right, because the voice within you - that IS God - says that you already ARE what you are struggling to reach." Ramtha
Not a New Religion or Mere Philosophy, but the Truth of Experience
The teachings are not simply an intellectual dissertation on specific subjects or a mere intellectual analysis of them, nor are they a form of revealed truth that requires the blind allegiance of faith. Ramtha’s teachings are not a new religion, nor are they the building blocks of a new church. His teachings are a system of thought that contain the elements and mechanisms that allow the individual to engage Ramtha’s philosophy and verify and experience its content firsthand. In other words, this unique aspect of the teachings allows the philosophy, or the concepts of reality, to be experienced as wisdom about the nature of reality.
Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment is a School of Ancient Wisdom similar to the mystery schools of ancient Egypt, Greece, and the East, and is dedicated to the Great Work. The application of Ramtha’s teachings into practice is what distinguishes the Great Work from other philosophies.
The teachings of Ramtha are a unique metaphysical system of thought. They require a very careful examination and consideration in order to grasp the full meaning and impact of their content. Ramtha’s teachings are metaphysical in nature because they address the fundamental questions that other philosophies or religions have not adequately answered. These questions include: Where did we come from? Where are we going? What is our destiny? How do we accomplish it?
A Unique Metaphysical System of Thought
Ramtha’s system of thought is unique and comprehensive in its content. It provides a world-view, an approach to reality that removes the mystery of many questions that have enraptured great philosophers and thinkers through the ages.
What Is RSE About? - Mission Statement
Ramtha's School of Enlightenment (RSE), the School of Ancient Wisdom, is a remarkable academy of the mind created by Ramtha the Enlightened One. Students from all over the world come to learn the tools and knowledge to tap into the power of the mind and explore our human potential. The curriculum taught at RSE is based on Ramtha's teachings and ranges from ancient wisdom to quantum physics. It contains knowledge and practical tools that are found nowhere else.
Truth Verified by Experience
The teachings of Ramtha are a unique science. It requires very careful examination and consideration in order to grasp the full meaning and impact of its content. Ramtha's teachings address the fundamental questions about human existence and the human person, our origins and destiny, good and evil, the soul, death and life, the world, our relationship to others, and the nature of space, time, and the fabric of reality. The teachings are not simply an intellectual dissertation on specific subjects or a mere intellectual analysis of them, nor are they a form of revealed truth that requires the blind allegiance of faith. Ramtha's teachings are not a new religion, nor are they the building blocks of a new church. They offer us a unique perspective from which to view the mystery of life. They offer us a framework in which the questions that have remained unanswered by philosophy, science, and religion find a new meaning and a new setting for their personal experience. Ramtha's teachings can broaden the scope of human experience far beyond the boundaries set by science and the various religions of the world to this day. Ramtha's science is the personal truth that was gained and verified by the experience of a member of the human race. In this sense it is Ramtha's knowledge, Ramtha's science. And now that the path has been trodden upon, the doors are open for those who desire to explore it and make their own journey into the unknown.
Who Is Ramtha?
Ramtha is an ancient warrior, conqueror, and ascended Master who lived 35,000 years ago. Remnants of his life and teachings exist in various archaeological artifacts from India and Egypt, as well as ancient Hindu literature. He explains that in his one lifetime he addressed the questions about human existence and the meaning of life, and that through his own observation, reflection, and contemplation he became enlightened and discovered the way to transcend the constraints of time, space, and the limitations of the physical body. He realized a way in which to take his body with him to a level of mind in which his true essence as consciousness and energy could remain fully conscious, be completely free and unlimited to experience any and all aspects of creation, and continue to make known the unknown. He refers to this process as his ascension. When he decided to finally leave this world he ascended in front of his people, which numbered two million, after teaching them what he had learned for 120 days, promising them he would return. Ramtha, in presenting his knowledge as the fruit of his own personal experience, makes the point that he himself is the embodiment of the teachings, the living representation and manifestation of his thought. Thus he says that he is an immortal God, consciousness and energy, and that he lived once as a human being 35,000 years ago in the long-gone continent of Lemuria. The fact that he is no longer limited by his physical body allows him to interact with the physical world in other forms. He often refers to himself as being the wind pushing the clouds, for example, or as being the morning, or a stranger, or a beggar on the street observing civilizations come and go, or as anything that consciousness would dare to imagine. He chose this time to return because the human race is ready to understand what he discovered about our true identity as the Observer, responsible for collapsing the quantum field and molding time and space.
JZ Knight, the Channel
JZ Knight was born March 16, 1946 in Roswell, New Mexico to a family of migrant farmworkers. She was the eighth child in the family and spent her early childhood in the cotton fields while her mother worked picking cotton. JZ Knight, through hard work and dedication, became a very successful businesswoman. Her professional work was interrupted by Ramtha, who started her on a journey of self-discovery and mastership. JZ was part of Ramtha's life historically as one of his beloved adopted children, Ramaya. One of the more controversial aspects of Ramtha's teachings is the form in which he chose to deliver his message. The form in which he communicates his teachings is through the phenomenon called channeling. In fact, it was Ramtha who made the term known in the late 1970s. Ramtha chose JZ Knight and prepared her to channel him, using her body to teach his message in person. A channel is different from a medium in that the channel is not the intermediary between the consciousness coming through her and the audience. The channel does not remain in a transfixed altered state while channeling; rather she leaves her body completely and allows the consciousness coming through to have full faculty over all her bodily movements and functions. Ramtha, while being channeled through JZ Knight, has the ability to open his eyes, walk, dance, eat and drink, laugh, speak, converse, and teach his students personally. JZ Knight is the only channel he has chosen and uses to deliver his message.
Ramtha's choice to channel his message through a woman rather than using his own physical body is making the statement that God and the divine are not the prerogative of men alone and that women have always been worthy expressions of the divine, capable of genius and of being God realized. It is also asserting that what is important is not the worshiping of the messenger or a face or an image - which caused the collapse of so many efforts to enlighten in the past - but to listen to the message itself. It is also making the statement that the true essence of the human person is not limited to the physical body or a specific gender. The phenomenon of channeling is made possible, therefore, within the framework of Ramtha's own science. In other words, channeling as it happens in the person of JZ Knight is possible only if Ramtha's teachings are true.
The veracity of this phenomenon points to the truth of Ramtha's message. This is an important point to consider because the advance of science has developed tests and equipment that can scrutinize this phenomenon and study it from a physiological, neurological, and psychological point of view. Scientific techniques now exist to study the phenomenon of channeling by JZ Knight and to rule out the possibility of fraud. These scientific studies took place in 1996 when a distinguished panel of twelve scholars - comprised of neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, and religious experts - studied JZ Knight before, during, and after channeling Ramtha.
After they conducted their scientific research studies, using the latest technology and equipment available, they concluded that the readings taken from JZ Knight's autonomic nervous system responses were so dramatic that they categorically ruled out any possibility of conscious fakery, schizophrenia, or multiple personality disorder. JZ Knight is very much loved for her passion for learning and exploring mind, her dedication to the Great Work, and her love of God and the divine in all, as well as the simplicity with which she is able to articulate the great questions about who we are, where do we come from, and what destiny is ultimately available to us. She continues to channel Ramtha and bring his teachings to the world through Ramtha's School of Enlightenment, which she calls "The Quintessential School of the Mind."
Foundations of the Teachings
The four cornerstones of Ramtha's teachings are:
1. The statement "You are God"
2. The directive to make known the unknown
3. The concept that consciousness and energy create the nature of reality
4. The challenge to conquer yourself
Ramtha's teachings cover a vast amount of subjects, yet they all serve to expound the fundamental concepts of his message. On repeated occasions he emphasized that the totality of his message could be expressed in the statement "You are God." But how are we to interpret this statement? There are probably as many definitions of the term "God" as there are people on the Earth. In order to understand Ramtha's teachings correctly, it is crucial that we become aware of both our own concept of God and how it stands in contrast with Ramtha's own explanation and definition of God and the nature of reality. This constitutes one of the main concerns of the school: the redefinition of the self and the redefinition of our concept of God and the divine.
The physical body and the material world, in Ramtha's thought, are only one aspect of the real world. In fact, they are only the product and effect of the real world constituted by consciousness and energy. The human person is best described as consciousness and energy creating the nature of reality. The physical world is only one of seven levels of expression of consciousness and energy. Ramtha uses the concept of the Observer from quantum physics to explain his concept of consciousness and energy. He also uses the concept of God as creator and sovereign to describe the human person as consciousness and energy.
It is important to note that in Ramtha's system of thought, the material world - the densest plane of existence - and the physical body are never regarded as evil, undesirable, or intrinsically bad. A dualistic interpretation of reality typically found in the gnostic traditions - emphasizing the struggle between good and evil, light and darkness, sin and righteousness - is intrinsically excluded in Ramtha's thought. What becomes an undesirable condition is to remain in a state of ignorance and denial as to our true nature and destiny. It is absurd to argue for our limitations when we are, as consciousness and energy, the ones who created them. Our purpose in life is to conquer ourself and our human limitations and make known what we have yet to know and experience.
There are many traces of Ramtha's thought found in ancient traditions, although in most cases all that remain are faint echoes that have barely survived the passing of time and the loss of their appropriate context for interpretation. Some of these traditions are the philosophies of the ancient Egyptians and Pharaoh Akhnaton, Buddha's description of himself as the awakened, Socrates' understanding of virtue and the immortality of the soul, Plato's concept of universal forms, the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, the works of St. Thomas the Apostle, the Hymn of the Pearl, Apollonius of Tyana, Mani, the Cathars and Albigensians, the Spanish Mystics, the works of art of Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and the masters of the Far East, to name a few.
What You Will Learn
Students of Ramtha's School of Enlightenment are taught the following fundamental concepts and disciplines of the Great Work:
* The nature of consciousness and energy
* God seen in terms of the Observer in quantum physics
* The art of how to Create Your DaySM
* The nature of Spirit and matter
* Genetic evolution and mind
* The mystery of the soul and life after death
* Who is responsible for personal destiny? Can it be changed?
* The chemistry and neurobiology of the brain in the creation of reality
* Disciplines of C&E