J. Z. Knight as Ramtha on Merv Griffin in 1985 Predicts Second Coming of Christ Will Occur by 2000

Nice Guy makes an excellent recommendation for those interested in the Ramtha School of Enlightenment – and whether it is true that a ghost named Ramtha inhabits J. Z. Knight’s body from time to time to impart wisdom to her followers.

Here is Nice Guy’s comment::


To anyone with free time:  Watch the J. Z. Knight television interview with Merv Griffin.  Just five minutes will leave you with an OMG WTF LMAO moment.

Link to interview: https://youtu.be/dimnlzSqGkc

JZ Knight [acting] channeling Ramatha on TV is on par with Elizabeth Berkley’s notorious pool scene in the movie,”Show Girls”. It’s something that has to be watched to be believed! 


Nice Guy is right. It is well worth watching. Knight gives about a 10-minute performance as Ramtha. Even answering questions asked by Merv.

She begins as herself, then assumes the role of Ramtha who speaks in a kind of olde English dialect and has sort of a Jewish accent.  It takes her about a minute for Ramtha to enter her body.

Once she becomes Ramtha, she kisses Merv’s hand and calls him Master.

The time is 1985 and she makes some predictions, one of which is that the Second Coming of Christ will occur soon. She [as Ramtha] explains that Christ will not come as a person but as a higher consciousness.

A new consciousnesses

She says, “That which you call the coming of Christ that will come before the end of this your time flow, your next decade…  Know you what that is, what think you that is?

“The coming of Christ is the awakening of that principle, of that divinity in all people. ‘Tis not one entity but the whole of the world, master, comes into that Christness, into that understanding that is what is meant by the prophecy.”

She also says, “This your country, you have a king that is part of this country his name is Reagan.”

She goes on to predicts that the “king” of this country, President Ronald Reagan will lead the government into a wonderful republic like Solons’ republic in Greece.

She also predicts that the California earthquakes will not happen.

She says, “That which is called an earthquake, know you what they are?… indeed you are living on the zipper. It shan’t come to pass what has been predicted for this plane.”

Knight as Ramtha kisses Merv’s hands repeatedly and she exits stage left when her time is up as Ramtha headed right toward the same door she came in from as J.Z. Knight.

J. Z. knight as Ramtha makes a goodbye gesture to the audience at the end of her performance on the Merv Griffin show in 1985.



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      Cults are typically wrapped up in conspiracy theories of sorts as part of their twisted way to try to explain the world and make followers think they are under attack, and also attract more than their share of people lacking critical thinking skills.

      • Anonymaker
        That’s interesting about Scientologists being Qanon believers. I know that Scientoligists are generally right wing, but I wasnt aware that there was a link to Qanon.

  • She’s not even a particularly good actor. She drops her “accent” several times in this clip, and notice how she messes up when uses the word slumber…(“what is slumber?”) Merv never asked her about slumber, he asked her if she had been asleep, so using the word slumber makes no sense.


    Hard to believe that she has managed to fool so many people.

    • Flowers,

      It’s shocking how she is able to fool people!!!

      That’s why everyone should watch just 10mins!!!

      It’s an experience of mind boggling proportions!!!!!!

      JK Knight should write How to be a Cult Leader for Dummies Book©.

  • I think it’s hilarious how JZ knight and then Ramtha pretends to be so meek and soft spoken……but NOW she/he.. are cutthroat don’t F with me! You can tell on this video that she is FAKE as hell, some of the “accent” isn’t perfected and still sounds like her. It’s so crazy to see how when she first started this act, she seems all innocent and him the cute little grandpa like man inside! Harmless, as a way to not seem so threatening. Now today, and over the years, there isn’t a hint of MEEKNESS, but RUTHLESSNESS. JZ doesn’t walk like a crippled old man, or stand like a old man, or act like a foreginer!! WTF! She took it a little too far with her playing dumb act! As an ex-member, I know that JZ/Ram never once talked like she wasn’t in charge, knowledgeable about current information, or confused about what anyone was saying! WTF! She has always talked with authority, given the “secrets and knowledge” about current information and talked with a demeaning, powerful, angry and precise using “ALL TERMS” CUSSING IN OUR TERMS AND DEGRADING IN OUR that which is TERMed!! Lol. She not only has perfected her act, but she also fooled the hell out of others using that act. It makes me sick, because the gentle innocence isn’t the same person who runs the CULT today. That act, is just that, an act! It’s sick, dangerous, abusive, manipulative and lethal to our world. I have never watched an old video like that before I attended or since. I can see the ACT plain and clear, even though I attended over 15-20 years ago, she wasn’t acting like that! That’s for damn sure, she was a very confident, strong, authoritative JZ especially when she was in character as RAMTHA! lol. When I met JZ as Ramtha… She would have laughed, made fun off, degraded, been disgusted and scoffed at herself!!!! To her, people who were like that were dumb asses and anyone who believed them were just as F’N dumb….like all religions, so gulible and dumb! WOW!! LOL.LOL.LMFAO!

      • SERIOUSLY. Here is a WTF true moment…. Tell me niceguy, is it just me or what??
        Listen and look at her for 2 seconds to this first Merv Video…

        So nice, friendly shy and confused?? She’s still in the stage of tryinig to convince people to come and isn’t popular yet…


        10 years ago .. WHO DIS?? Lol. She/he doesn’t even hesitate with words or anything, not shy or touchy feely either… now that she has followers and gotten away with it!!

        LISTEN TO THIS VOICE…… https://youtu.be/-vlRaqdtGvM?list=PLOTVdVzesDmoz_YltlMMzYCcrmZzvFIh3

        Actually it is a scary WTF moment..

        • I see that this immortal DNA has now taken over her face and is currently restructuring her facial features. I imagine that in a few more years she won’t even be human….

    • In the early days, her phrases were always peppered with…”as it is known…as it is termed…in your time…indeed…etc” which I believe was her version of “ummm” while reciting from memory. One of the things I noticed in the beginning was her ability to keep a constant flow of words without any umms & ahhs…and she can go on for hours and hours! She got rid of the voice and act from the Merv days, explaining it by saying rambloney is more familiar with “our” terms and language now. Although not sure why his voice/accent changed!? He’s omnipotent, however he can only speak English because she can only speak English!?!

  • Maybe Pea Onyu / Yolanda Cortez can channel vanguard from prison! Those remaining dumbasses in DOS and SOP seem gullible enough to believe it.

  • Knight is obviously like Raniere, a fraud. The Feds should go after her for RICO fraud as well. I hadn’t seen the Berkley movie, the scene being referred to is here: https://www.xvideos.com/video86922/elizabeth_berkley_-_showgirls_pool_scene At least Berkley is doing legitimate acting, however bad, and not participating in RICO fraud. She even has her own “Girls By Design” type website, although it doesn’t appear to have any bad intentions and it hasn’t had a new video in seven years: http://www.ask-elizabeth.com/

  • At best Ramtha is a third rate vaudeville act performed on a TV show hosted by a second rate Johnny Carson.
    Merv Griffin was considered for the Tonight Show job in 1962 but lost out to the better host Carson.
    Merv went on to create TV game shows like “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy” and lost out to Donald Trump in a bidding war for the casino company Resorts International.
    As for Merv’s sexuality he called himself “pansexual.”

    Griffin admitted being pansexual; in an interview with The New York Times published on May 26, 2005, he recalled a quip he frequently used when asked about his sexual orientation: “I tell everybody that I’m a quarter-sexual. I will do anything with anybody for a quarter.”[24]

    Merv Griffin was also a singer noted in the fifties for the novelty song “I’ve got a lovely bunch of coconuts.” with lyrics that were risque for the time.

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