Woman Claims She Was Sexually Abused as Child After Ramtha Wine Ceremonies

Sources are calling or writing me almost daily about the Ramtha School of Enlightenment, following several stories published on Frank Report.

One woman called and identified herself, but asked that I protect her by keeping her anonymous. [I want all readers to take her remarks with a grain of salt.] She is making a serious allegation of sexual abuse – not directed against Ramtha-leader, J.Z. Knight, but some of her followers.

The incidents occurred, she said, more than 15 years ago.

What Is Ramtha?

J. Z. Knight, 73, leads a group of followers who believe she channels a 35,000 year old ghost [or spirit] who is named Ramtha.

Knight has done well for herself with this work. Though she grew up in poverty, channeling or claiming to channel Ramtha has made her wealthy.  Knight lives in a 12,800-square-foot French chateau-style mansion in Yelm, Washington.

J.Z. Knight has a lot of followers who believe she channels Ramtha.

Next door to her home, she teaches courses and runs Ramtha’s School of EnlightenmentStudents pay money to attend.

Before we get into what the young woman who alleges sexual molestation claims, it is perhaps appropriate to explain what J.Z. Knight claims about Ramtha.

Who Is Ramtha – According to Knight

J. Z. Knight claims that Ramtha enters her body and speaks with her tongue.  Knight claims that Ramtha was born some 35,000 years ago in Lemuria – the purported ancient lost continent that modern scientists claim never existed.

Knight says Ramtha told her that the Lemurian culture was highly spiritual. Due to climate change Lemurians migrated to the ancient lost continent of Atlantis.

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The actress Shirley Maclaine claims she was the brother of Ramtha in their Atlantean past lives. 

As a young boy, Ramtha made the pilgrimage from Lemuria to Atlantis, an advanced, technologically oriented civilization, Knight says Ramtha told her.

The Lemurians, however, were oppressed by the “Atlatians” but Ramtha, at the tender age 14, led an army and conquered Altantis.  He became the greatest of all warriors.

Knight claims Ramtha led an army with over 2.5 million soldiers.  This is actually more than twice the estimated world population at the time of Ramtha’s alleged existence.

Over the course of the next 63 years, Ramtha conquered most of the world.  According to J.Z. Knight, Ramtha told her he was known also as Rama – known to Hindus through a book called the Ramayana.

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.Ramtha is none other than Rama of the Ramayana, according to J.Z. Knight.

After decades of conquering and killing people, Ramtha himself narrowly survived an assassination attempt. During his seven-year recovery, he turned spiritual and learned how to leave his body and even take his physical human body with him to other realms.

After learning these mysteries, Ramtha then led his army to the Indus River and taught his soldiers everything he knew for 120 days.  Then he rose into the air and in a bright flash of light ascended before them.

Knight says before he left, Ramtha made a promise to his army that he would come back to teach them.  And 35,000 years later, in 1977, Ramtha came back and appeared before J. Z., Knight and told her he had come to help her save the world.

Knight claims to be his first student of what she calls the “great work.”

After appearing to Knight in the flesh- choosing her, among all earthly humans, according to Knight, Ramtha began to enter her body and speak through her giving the teachings that form the basis of her Ramtha school.

J. Z. Knight channels Ramtha, she says.

What is an ascended master?

Knight says Ramtha is an “ascended master” who is “one with the source of all reality, the godhead”.

Knight claims that Ramtha has attained the same high state of enlightenment as the Buddha.

She explains that Ramtha’s body vibrates at a high rate of speed, a vibrational frequency that is one of “universal and unconditional love.”

While he was still alive, he took his human body into a frequency and dimension that vibrates more rapidly than the human eye can see. He is therefore invisible, Knight explains.

Ramtha, she says, is like Jesus, who is also “an ascended master.”


Why Does Ramtha Speak Through Knight and Not Appear Before Everyone?

Knight explains that Ramtha does not want to be worshiped.

“His greatest message is that God is within every individual,” Knight says. But if Ramtha chooses to lower his frequency, he can be seen.  But, Knight explains, if Ramtha were to appear to others in his physical body, people would worship him and he does not want that.

There is another reason Ramtha enters into Knight”s body which is that “God has traditionally been viewed in the Western world as a male. Ramtha speaks through Knight’s body to demonstrate that God is both male and female.”

So this is the basic Ramtha story. Knight has many followers who ardently believe this.


Back to the Woman Who Claims Sexual Molestation

Now here is what the young woman who called me said. She said she spent some of her childhood at Yelm where Knight lives and teaches:

I never disclosed the details of my experience with J. Z. Knights’ cult, the Ramtha School of Enlightenment.  I always feared sounding crazy or brainwashed.  I am also afraid they would have someone silence me. I wanted to stay off their radar. They know where to find me.

After reading Frank Report, and seeing what you did to expose Nxivm, I wanted to talk to you. I don’t think there is anything J. Z. Knight can legally do to me now if I speak out. I was a child and I didn’t sign any documentation knowingly in order for anyone to sue me.

It was more than 15 years ago, but I was sexually molested as a child. I was passed around among some adults after the [Ramtha] wine ceremonies.  This happened when I was between the ages of 9-13.  J. Z. Knight never sexually abused me. It was done by some of her followers – who were women.

J.Z. Knights followers do certain rituals.

As for the ‘Arena’, it was fully functional when I was there. It used to be a horse barn. They put some green turf type stuff down with numbers on it for events. It was elaborate and extreme! Especially the ‘disciplines’ to enlightenment. Sometimes – as a child – I would be forced to be out there for hours.

I heard about the undergrounds [bunkers] and remember one woman and her friends planned to build a connecting bunker. I also heard about their money schemes — Omega and Alpha.

There were huge plans and lots of secrets. But I was a preteen and young teenager. I did not understand a lot of what they were talking about.

I do remember vividly being sexually abused and I can name some of the women who did it. Again J.Z. Knight was not there at any time that I remember.

Not only did these women sexually abuse me, but they made me drink wine. My first drink was wine, when I was nine years old. I had no idea it was a cult. I learned fast and wine was my initiation. Needless to say my guardian brought me into this life at Ramtha. She was lesbian and I was her victim. 

The reason I am telling you is that I want to help other children and people who are out in Yelm get out.

Maybe things have changed since I left. I don’t know. But I am glad you are writing about this. You have emboldened me to speak after many years of being silent. 


I think it is important to note that this young woman does not accuse J. Z. Knight of molesting her or even knowing about the molestation.

It is also important to note that the woman is making an allegation, one that dates back more than 15 years. It will be hard to prove, absent a confession, or witnesses to the alleged crimes.

But if it occurred with her, it may have occurred with other children.


JZ Knight teaching at the Ramtha School (PRNewsFoto/Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment)

Finally, what is this Ramtha claim?

What are the possibilities?  Of course it sounds like a bullshit story. But let us not too quickly prejudge.

Here are the seven possibilities that I see [there may be others]:

1 Dangerous Cult

Knight leads a dangerous cult, whose followers will do self-destructive and violent things if Knight [pretending to be Ramtha] orders it.

2 Harmless Fraud

Knight leads a silly cult of fools. They aren’t going to hurt anyone. Her phony “Ramtha” advice is just harmless folly.

3 Con Artist

Knight became wealthy by lying to followers. Her Ramtha act gets her money, sex, a lavish lifestyle and people worshiping her. She is a criminal. However the fools who pay her and believe her phony Ramtha act can afford it.

4 Knight’s Fraud Has High Purpose

Knight knows there is no Ramtha, but she pretends to channel this fictional ghost in order to teach higher spiritual teachings. This is akin to fables and myths in other religions. To Knight, the end justifies the means.

5 Knight is Insane

Knight actually believes Ramtha inhabits her body and speaks through her but it is her own delusional state and she doesn’t know it.

6 Knight is Legitimate

Knight actually channels this wonderful, old soul, Ramtha, who teaches great wisdom for those wise enough to learn from him through Knight.

7 Knight’s Ghost Is a Liar

Knight channels some other ghost pretending to be Ramtha. Knight is not the charlatan, the ghost she channels is the charlatan.

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Who says they don’t lie? If a Vanguard, who is an ethicist, can lie – and there is such a thing as a ghost – why can’t he or she lie?



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Steve Grayson
3 years ago

Frank Parlato, you are a D.O.G. Not that I hate canines. It is GOD spelt backwards and that is exactly what YOU are!

4 years ago

Re number 7: Ramtha is more likely to be a demonic entity than a ghost. I’ve never heard of ghosts operating in the way described, but demons certainly do!

I also don’t see all the options you list as necessarily mutually exclusive. The truth rests on whether she really hears from “Ramtha”, or has invented him. If she really hears from him, then I believe that options 1 and 7 would both be true (if you substitute the word “ghost” for the word “demon”).

4 years ago

To whoever,

I am always surprised by which articles resonate with Frankreport guest commentators and which fail to kindle their interest in an important topic.

I would of thought this article would have garnered more comments.

I never would have made it as a newspaper editor….

4 years ago

I have a great idea

4 years ago

Krclaviger & Frank,

How many cult leaders do you think have been following the Nxivm story and….

…..are scared shitless that the two of you will put their cult in your crosshairs next?

I am guessing at least a dozen.

4 years ago


Great introductory article into the enlightened world of Ramtha.

Fairly disturbing stuff.

Well if you were not blip on J.Z. Knight’s radar before this article, you definitely are now.

Out of the 7 possibilities I think it’s 1-5.
J.Z. Knight has been at it so long she probably believes her own bullshit.

Is there any cult that does not involve sexual exploitation and abuse ? (Rhetorical question)

4 years ago

Reading about this old bag, JZ, one gets the impression that she might already have slipped into the “maintenance” phase of her fraud. Like L. Ron Hubbard, who drank and drugged himself into untranslatable oblivion and was hiding in a Bluebird trailer at the end, unable to wipe his own hiney. But he was still surrounded by a few stars! Gotta latch onto a few stars.

Knight has become a plastic-faced drunk in her seventies, who has to be babysat by her inner circle of dumbasses, so that she doesn’t embarrass everyone in Washington state. She has been shown on video conducting a “ritualistic” 16 hour drunken rampage. (The video is not new.) The rule: each time RamadamaMan took a belt of booze, everyone in attendance had to swallow some booze in accompaniment. She, from her throne, was drooling & snarling and dreaming that she runs the universe but is more like Sally Field playing Sybil, only wearing a huge, ’80’s-style wig of televangelic splendour.

After enough alcohol had permeated her system, JZ Ramaboozy started unleashing her rage against Mexican people, Jewish people, etc. Do not forget the non-heterosexuals. She got her claws into people of all kinds, come hell or high water. Her remarks were incredibly cruel, bitter, sarcastic and dissolute. Unaccountably, she also offered her hatred organic farmers.

Organic farmers! “You can’t write this shit.” Meanwhile, Ramtha has made her sculpted mugface look as much like her devotee, Linda Evans, as possible.

4 years ago
Reply to  Shivani33

Some day I will learn to type. “Unaccountably, she also offered her hated of organic farmers.”

4 years ago

Why do cult leaders always wind up making up their own neologisms like schizophrenic do? (rhetorical question).

JZ Knight has redefined the word involution to mean the opposite of evolution.

JZ should have used the word devolution at least devolution would be closer in meaning than involution.

Why am I wasting my time mentioning something so trivial?

Because once a cult leader starts spewing out super “stupid” stuff……

It means the cult leaders’ power has gone to their heads and their followers are completely “brainwashed”( colloquial).

JZ Knight and her followers are probably in the red danger zone for cults……

…..Meaning there is not much time before something really bad will happen….

Scott Johnson
4 years ago

Hard to believe a bunch drunken cultists would molest a little girl….

I vote for all of the odd-numbered possibilities, which is appropriate, as this is an odd cult.

JZ Who?
JZ Who?
4 years ago

JZ Knight is just a cracked out piece of shit. This lot needs to be taken down by the feds. You have the power to do it Frank, have at it with these idiots! Enough is enough! You have to be born near a battery plant to buy into anything closely related to dumbass “Ramtha.”

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His work to expose and take down NXIVM is featured in books like “Captive” by Catherine Oxenberg, “Scarred” by Sarah Edmonson, “The Program” by Toni Natalie, and “NXIVM. La Secta Que Sedujo al Poder en México” by Juan Alberto Vasquez.

Parlato has been prominently featured on HBO’s docuseries “The Vow” and was the lead investigator and coordinating producer for Investigation Discovery’s “The Lost Women of NXIVM.” Parlato was also credited in the Starz docuseries "Seduced" for saving 'slave' women from being branded and escaping the sex-slave cult known as DOS.

Additionally, Parlato’s coverage of the group OneTaste, starting in 2018, helped spark an FBI investigation, which led to indictments of two of its leaders in 2023.

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Parlato is a consulting producer and appears in TNT's The Heiress and the Sex Cult, which premiered on May 22, 2022. Most recently, he consulted and appeared on Tubi's "Branded and Brainwashed: Inside NXIVM," which aired January, 2023.

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