“Endless choices await us every moment of our day…our brain is wired
for the extraordinary. Our body waits the experience of these choices.
The great school teaches us the sciences if turning on and enabling
these greater life experiences. Come learn and engage in the wonder
that you are really capable of being.” JZ Knight
“Let us pray that our acts of kindness, buy our desire be received for
the sake of sharing, we move closer to that more perfect place. We
women are already created as higher spiritual vessels. May we use
that Vessel to further all that is good and sweet in life now and
God and the Spiritual Liberation of Women
By Alan Steinfeld (2006)
This summer (2006) I had the opportunity to interview two of the most dynamic
and influential women in the current spiritual movement; Karen Berg creator of
the Kaballah Center and JZ Knight founder of the Ramtha School of
Enlightenment. Each currently has a book on the market that is full of practical
wisdom, spiritual knowledge with a feminine perspective. There are many striking
similarities, yet the sharp differences between these remarkable women have
added to the abundance of today’s spiritual treasures.
Both women are self-made yet have a very strong male presence behind them.
Each come from humble beginnings, who nevertheless have built great
organizations bringing new spiritual understanding to many thousands of
people around the world emphasizing the importance of women. Most
importantly, their particular esoteric wisdom comes from an ancient mystical
For Ms. Berg, and the Kabbalah Center in general, their main reference is the
Zohar (the Book of Splendor). This 23 volume set attributed (some would say
even channeled ) to a 13th century Spanish Rabbi Moses de Leon. The Zohar
was his attempt to uncover hidden meanings behind the world of appearances.
However JZ Knight has been privy to the wisdom of Ramtha, the Enlightened,
an Atlantean warrior, who ascended from this plane 35,000 years ago.
Using JZ body he has delivered his message of hope and ultimate freedom.
Both teachings have become exceeding poplar in recent years. Thanks to
Karen Berg’s efforts the Kabbalah Center has become a multimillion-dollar
empire with more than 40 branches all over the world. However it is only
recently that the knowledge of Ramtha has become more available mainly
thanks to being featured in the hit movie “What the Bleep Do We Know.”
For those who “don’t know” this film was inspired by the teachings of Ramtha
as it was at the Ramtha school that the 3 filmmakers met, formulated their
ideas about quantum physics, emotional addiction and how to “create their day”.
There are also many philosophical differences between these two modes of
thought, for instance: The Kabbalah states that men are here for “a soul
correction” and women are here to help support this correction in men so
both can achieve a return to the light of the Creator. Ramtha/JZ state we are
already complete when we incarnated and we are here to add to the manifestation
of God in the world as creators. Ramtha’s teachingspoint to the light not as the ultimate,
but one of levels and levels of being. Ramtha states that although light is above
this physical plane it is not our final destination as we proceed back home to the
void, point zero, the source of our being.However, the overall difference, as I see
it, is comes down to the idea that there is still a deity outside of us who takes
credit for the world (that is the Kabbalah Center way; And the idea that divinity
is inside us and we are creating the world according to our level of consciousness,
which is what Ramtha teaches in the Great Work.
Books By Two Pioneering Women
A State of Mind by JZ Knight & God Wears Lipstick by Karen Berg
JZ Knight’s book, A State of Mind is a more personal reflection of awakening.
This intensely personal autobiography is written with feeling and humor as it
spans her early life from her modest beginnings as the daughter of a cotton picker
in East Texas to 1981 when she meets her soulmate Jeffrey Knight. In the re-telling
are many life lessons that change the young Judith Hampton into the women she
will one day be. This includes a UFO encounter at a teenage sleep-over party that
started to open her up to other concepts of reality. We also hear about her early
relationships and her struggle up the corporate ladder to became a successful
businesswomen. It was here that she acquired the nickname of "Zebra" (giving rise
to the nickname JZ), due to her ability to make clean-cut, black-and-white decisions.
However the stress of the business world lead her into serious health problems.
Of great fascination is her miraculous healing when a sudden bolt of light hit her at
revival meeting, just prior to Ramtha appearing in her living room in 1977.
Since then and on an ongoing basis for the past 28 years, JZ has allowed her body
to be used as a channel for the deep spiritual message of Ramtha. His major emphasis
can be summed up in four major principles. They are: we are god, consciousness and
energy create the nature of realty, we are here to make known the unknown and lastly
we are here to conquer ourselves. Ramtha, like JZ does in this book, uses his lifetime
as an example of how to unfold the divinity within.
To quote Ramtha:
“My path in my life upon this plane was to become the Unknown
God — which I was to discover was myself —
and to go beyond the dimensions to frolic in the
adventures of forever. And so I did, and still do. I have returned
to tell you that those adventures are awaiting you also,
when you have embraced all of this life as I did.”
In God Wears Lipstick, Karen Berg reveals women’s special spiritual
role in the universe, the power of soulmates, managing relationships,
reincarnation and the meaning of sex. However the book contains only
brief biographical incidences. Early in the book she recalls her destined
coupling with Philip Berg — the spiritual leader known to followers as the Rav.
Years before either of them knew anything about the kabbalah, Karen was a
secretary for Mr. Berg’s insurance business. Their reunion seemed destined when the
two happened to meet by chance after each started to pursue spiritual knowledge.
Ms. Berg also tells how in 1971, with virtually no money, she and the Rav — opened
their first Kabbalah Centre, turning traditional Jewish wisdom upside down. It was her absolute
Before Karen Jewish orthodoxy believed the philosophy of the Kabbalah was so complicated
that it could only be taught to ultra-religious Jewish men over 40 who had spent their lives studying Judaism.
Berg’s book is a tribute to the practical wisdom of the Kabbalah but lacks the mystical
sense that marks true esoteric literature. In my interview with her, she noted that “we
have to do the work on the self, our own internal process, before we can achieve the
higher mystical states.” As a book it is very good manual for becoming self-responsible
for your life and meeting daily circumstances as a preparation for the Great Work.
God may indeed wears lipstick, but its only a state of mind where the potential of
becoming has infinite possibilities. If you want to make the ordinary become extraordinary
go to the Kabbalah center and if you want to make the extraordinary into the ordinary
visit the Ramtha School of Enlightenment to master your body, mind and soul.
JZ Knight and the Ramtha School are located in Yelm, Washington.
For information about this event check www.ramtha.com , under NY events or call 212 616 3075.
The Kabbalah center is located in New York at 155 East 48th street and has free
introductory classes. http://www.kabbalah.com