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- “Thousands of people have had near-death experiences, but scientists have argued that they are impossible. Dr. Eben Alexander was one of those scientists. A highly trained neurosurgeon, Alexander knew that NDEs feel real, but are simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.
Then, Dr. Alexander’s own brain was attacked by a rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion—and in essence makes us human—shut down completely. For seven days he lay in a coma. Then, as his doctors considered stopping treatment, Alexander’s eyes popped open. He had come back.
Alexander’s recovery is a medical miracle. But the real miracle of his story lies elsewhere. While his body lay in coma, Alexander journeyed beyond this world and encountered an angelic being who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence. There he met, and spoke with, the Divine source of the universe itself.
Alexander’s story is not a fantasy. Before he underwent his journey, he could not reconcile his knowledge of neuroscience with any belief in heaven, God, or the soul. Today Alexander is a doctor who believes that true health can be achieved only when we realize that God and the soul are real and that death is not the end of personal existence but only a transition.
This story would be remarkable no matter who it happened to. That it happened to Dr. Alexander makes it revolutionary. No scientist or person of faith will be able to ignore it. Reading it will change your life.”
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- Dr. Alexander will be a speaker March 2, 2013 at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) in Yelm.
Picture on easel of Gov. Dan Evans for whom the award is named, Billy Frank, Jr., Congressman Norm Dicks and Nisqually River Foundation Chair David Troutt
Photo credit: Mary Hasken Photography
The Daniel J. Evans Nisqually Stewardship Award is given once every five years to an individual who has demonstrated extraordinary leadership in helping preserve the Nisqually Watershed and delta. Five years ago, Governor Evans presented the first award to Billy Frank Jr.
On October 24th at the Nisqually Indian Tribe’s Braget Farm Conference Center, Billy Frank, Jr. presented this award to the Honorable Norm Dicks for his tireless work towards protecting salmon, wildlife, and habitats in the Nisqually watershed and throughout Puget Sound. Congressman Dicks’ has obtained funds for the expansion of the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge and helped direct funds to the refuge for the biggest estuary restoration on the West Coast. He assisted in settling a long standing dispute between the Nisqually Indian Tribe and Fort Lewis and then directed funds to build a critical fish hatchery as a part of that settlement. His leadership with Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery funding has been critical in helping protect over 75% of the river’s mainstem riparian habitat. Most recently, Congressman Dicks was instrumental in getting funds to implement an innovative approach to salmon recovery with the creation of a weir to support the continued recovery of wild salmon in the Nisqually.
Rep. Dicks is the second recipient of this award.
The Nisqually River Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit committed to implementing the Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan., a locally based, fifty year plan to preserve and promote the Nisqually watershed that reaches from the glaciers of Mt. Rainier National Park to the delta in the Nisqually National Wildlife
JZ Knight was one of three Chum Level contributors
Photo credit: Mary Hasken Photography
I was a student in the Ramtha School for approximately ten years, from 1991 to 2001. I am not a current student and don’t represent the school. I remember the Ramtha School as very unorthodox but as a place of peace and empowerment. Although I no longer attend the school, most of my friends and family have attended at one time and we all think the world of the work they do there.
Virginia Coverdale is my sister. She is largely responsible for the creation and distribution of recent videos about the Ramtha School. These videos are deliberately edited to make it seem that the school is a dangerous haven for child abuse and homophobia. Firsthand I can say that is not even remotely true.
I am deeply saddened that my sister has allowed her personal unresolved hurts and grudges to taint and distort the truth and actions of this school of thousands of innocent people worldwide, many of whom I know to be decent and loving people. What is more disturbing to me — and the reason I am finally speaking up after many months of silence — is that the motivation for my sister’s actions is based purely on bitterness and anger.
Virginia had an affair with JZ Knight’s partner, James Flick, a couple of years ago. James had left my sister within weeks of the affair being found out. She felt humiliated and became rageful and angry, not just at James but at JZ Knight as well. Virginia spent much of her time obsessing over them both and she couldn’t let it go. In the past year Virginia’s obsession took the form of blogging with other disenfranchised ex-Ramtha School students about JZ Knight.
A few months ago, she told me and my family that she was working on the Andrew Barkis Campaign for Thurston County Commissioner. She said she was hoping if she did a good job helping him get elected, he would offer her a job after the election. We were all glad she was pursuing productive work and getting on with her life. She said part of her objective was to oust current County Commissioner Sandra Romero.
When we saw the videos she posted on YouTube and distributed to state and local officials, we were shocked and sickened but we were not surprised. I tried to convince myself this was just dirty politics . . . but the videos clearly showed us that she is taking her rage against JZ and the Ramtha School to a broader audience under the guise of a political agenda. Sandra Romero and the campaign against her was just a convenient excuse.
I never wanted to have to say these deeply personal things about my sister but I just can’t allow such blatant distortions of the Ramtha School to go undefended by someone who has both been there and knows Virginia’s motivations.
I’d like to add that I know BOTH Sandra Romero and Andrew Barkis personally. I don’t feel either one of them deserves to be attacked in any manner like this. Sandra Romero, especially, has my deepest sympathies.”
JZ recommends everyone watch the Presidential Debates, which begin
Wednesday, Oct 3, 6-7:30pm PDT
Each debate will be broadcast live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as all cable news channels including CNN, Fox News and MSNBC among others. The debates will also be streamed live online.
Read more of the complete debate schedule.
On Thursday, September 20, 2012, JZ Knight presented an empowering talk to students at Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE) and worldwide participants via live-stream in 36 countries. Knight explained why she has become a significant donor to national, state, and regional Democratic causes. She clearly explained her concerns about a variety of issues including: women’s rights, the environment, and corporate collusion with the Republican Party.
Knight encouraged everyone to:
- get involved in your 2012 candidates from each party.
- read their platforms.
- support those who will follow their platforms.
- support your Democratic candidates if you agree with their platforms.
- beware of the Republican threat.
Knight closed by saying that the clearest path out of this quagmire is the Democratic ticket and urged everyone to register to vote.
Click here to register to vote in the United States.
Click here to see the YouTube video.
See these additional links:
- ALEC Exposed
- “ALEC Rock” video
- Bill Moyers & Company episode on The United States of ALEC
Sebastian Seung, a dynamic young professor at MIT, is at the forefront of a revolution in neuroscience. He believes that our identity lies not in our genes, but in the connections between our brain cells—our particular wiring. Seung and a dedicated group of researchers are leading the effort to map these connections, neuron by neuron, synapse by synapse. It’s a monumental effort, but if they succeed, they will uncover the basis of personality, identity, intelligence, memory, and perhaps disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.
Connectome is a mind-bending adventure story, told with great passion and authority, that presents a daring scientific and technological vision for understanding what makes us who we are, both as individuals and as a species.
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JZ Knight’s byline, written for publication in August 2008, is even more relevant today than in 2008 with the recently released NASA pictures displaying a melting Greenland.
The following is Knight’s compelling story:
What If 2012 is a lot of hype? What if it is not?
By JZ Knight
“In my humble opinion, I believe that 2012 has become a date of troubling uncertainty worldwide for the majority of people.
The infamous 2012 date owes its woeful celebrity, for the most part, to religious traditions which contain an apocalyptic end for civilization. References to a fiery, bloodletting war culminating in a catastrophic and nightmarish end for humanity are contained within the doctrines of Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism, the spiritual New Age, and others. Further, the underpinnings of 2012 go far beyond the religious communities, winding their way into numerous sects, as the underlying tones of these prophecies have been “seen” by prophets, visionaries, psychics, mediums, and shamans of all persuasions. Countless books by authors such as Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce, Graham Hancock, Zecharia Sitchin, Peter Russell, Whitley Strieber, to name a few, have added to the growing fear of a worldwide catastrophe occurring in 2012. The Mayan calendar ends in 2012, an assumption that a “fade-to-black” will occur. Zecharia Sitchin’s recent book, “The End of Days: Armageddon and Prophecies of the Return,” speaks of the reappearance of the Anunnaki and the twelfth planet returning, perhaps, on a collision course with Earth. The book of Revelations in the Bible, a terrifying vision of the punishment of sinners, recounts what the “end of times” will look like and the return of Jesus, a date still uncertain. We are warned of a comet hitting the Earth, the Earth rotating on its axis, a reversal of the Earth’s magnetic field, the Earth entering into a strange force-field in space, and on and on.
Can all this be fear-mongering hype?
Any skeptic could outright dismiss all of it, and they are paid to do so, but what are scientists saying about our world and what do their findings tell us? When science weighs in on our immediate environmental future — and the news is rather bleak — we tend to sit up and notice. Science takes the issue of global change from prophecy into fact. Those annoying, fear-mongering, lunatic fringe elements, those purveyors of doom, take a backseat in our minds to the startling scientific light that shines bright and reveals clearly that it is our lifestyles — our oil-based transportation, utilities, factories, electrical grids, cell phone and wireless technology — which are releasing carbon back into the atmosphere. It is our toxic residue from factories, animal processing plants, textiles, paper, high-tech processing labs that is leaching into our rivers, killing and mutating the fish, destroying the riverbeds, and eventually making its way into the oceans. These are our toxins! They are not some ancient God’s sewage but our own! These are scientific facts that are daily in our newscasts, talk shows, books, Internet blogs, magazines, scientific journals, and other periodicals. Our uneasiness about our future is real. Perhaps with our new gnawing awareness that something is terribly wrong with our world and we are in danger of loosing it, we ask, “When will the world end? Will it be in my lifetime? Will it happen in my children’s lifetime?” These are difficult questions for science to grapple with, as they cannot pinpoint any certain date but rather direct us to probable outcomes with vague time frames. Uncertainty and fear lead us back to those purveyors of doom to find the answers. And what is their answer? 2012!
For me, Al Gore’s tireless work of enlightening people and governments on Global Warming in his brilliant book, “An Inconvenient Truth” [later made into a documentary film of the same name], exposes the devastating impact that six and a half billion people have had on our world. In every corner of our globe, the pace of environmental destruction is evident and worsening. Al Gore, who together with the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, points out that the heart of the crisis lies in the relationship between our technological development, reliance on oil energy, and population explosion. The political choice to ignore its future consequences have placed us on a head-on collision course with the planet’s ecosystems that are intrinsic for sustaining our own life. Humanity has caused global warming, and day by day the dangers are growing into a planetary emergency. Our polar icecaps are melting at alarming rates. Sea levels are rising. Mountain glaciers, which provide us with our drinking water, are melting. Mountain snowcaps are disappearing. We have record heat waves, hurricanes, typhoons, and droughts. Some landmasses are sinking, and rivers and lakes are disappearing. Of recent concern is the momentum of the world’s ocean currents all linked together in a loop called the global ocean conveyor belt, in which the Gulf Stream of warm water flows to the East Coast of America and then merges with the deep cold-water currents from the northern Arctic waters. Scientists describe this belt as a giant “thermohaline pump” because it is driven by both temperature and salinity of the water. This pump powers up the continuous flow of the world’s ocean currents. At present, the effects of global warming have diminished the fragile balance of this pump to a low 49-percent capacity. What would happen to Europe if it ceased altogether? Would an ice sheet covering most of Northern America and Europe appear overnight? Would this be a new ice age? Scientists are worried because it has happened before. Research oceanographer, Dr. Ruth Curry, is very concerned because of the rapid ice melting in Greenland where the cold fresh water flows into the adjacent conveyor belt, essentially overwhelming its delicate balance. The recent decline of the belt’s momentum to 49-percent is due to Greenland’s meltdown. Scientists have determined that in the remote past this shut the system down, leading to an ice age. Are we ready for that to happen again? Will it occur in 2012?
What is the “hype” about 2012 then?
Is it only aimed at the convergence of ancient and recent voices, prophets of many different possibilities that cause global destruction? The ancient Mayan calendar ends on Sunday, December 23, 2012. Is this apocalyptic date the end of the world? All these prophetic voices have convened on this date. Is this just hype? Perhaps, but those voices do conveniently merge with more than fifty scientists who are ringing the alarm of climate change. Ignoring the scientific consensus on the real doomsday threat of global climate change and its implications on our present societies will lead us to some undeniable end — the end of our home. Hype is the spin of doubt. In a memo from Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company in 1960, quoting from Al Gore’s book, “An Inconvenient Truth,” it states: “Doubt is our product, since it is the best means of competing with the ‘body of fact’ that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also the means of establishing a controversy.”
Can we change our immediate future?
Can we avoid 2012?
Yes, but we will have to change the way we live, and we have four years to do so. The policies of our governments must change as well. We can unleash our minds toward a new genius of innovative technologies and energy solutions that repeal the effects of global warming. The task is daunting, but it does begin with each one of us. Whether we believe the world is coming to an end or not, we should change our lives as if it were. You could find new and innovative ways to energize your home and workplace. If you can’t afford a new hybrid car, ride a bicycle or walk. Learn to grow your own food, beginning with your vegetables. Plow up your lawns planted with flowers and plant food. Empty your flower pots on your patios and plant tomatoes, potatoes, squash, and herbs, as an example, and fertilize them organically. Remember, industrial fertilizer contains toxins that make their way into the ecosystems and into the potable water supplies. Eat less meat, unless you raise it yourself. Don’t drink water from soft plastic disposable containers but drink from reusable glass containers. Learn to filter your water. Don’t buy products packaged in plastic. Don’t fill your groceries into plastic bags. Bring your own earth-friendly material bags and deposit your groceries in them. Turn your lights off when not in use. Plant trees everywhere. Put many live plants in your home and office space, as they remove the carbon from the air and release clean oxygen. Store enough food, water, medical supplies, and clothing — especially warm clothing — for two years. If you live by the oceans, rethink you and your family’s vulnerability living next to the water and consider moving to higher ground. If you can drill a well for water, do so and test it for purity. These are wise considerations for improving your life as well as your family’s life that Ramtha prophetically gave us more than twenty years ago, as you will see in this book. They are necessary changes that will improve your sense of security and preparedness. These changes are, in essence, an investment into a future security that will help you advance and avoid an impending calamity.
The outlook for our world at the present time — your world, your home — is bleak, at best, and even more so if you factor in 2012. But we are not without the resources of will, inspiration, and a desire to dispense with the greed that placed us on the precipice. We can choose to either tether into an abyss or have a second chance of moving onward to a brighter future. It’s up to us — no kidding and no hype!”
— JZ Knight
Copyright © 2008, 2012 JZ Knight. All Rights Reserved.
UPDATE: September 1, 2012
“JZ Knight Advocates Personal Sovereignty, Denounces 2012 Apocalyptic Fear”
“Today we feature a requested guest post – an article written by JZ Knight, leader of the Ramtha School of Enlightenment. The article addresses the large amount of ‘hysteria’ in the news regarding the possibility of the end of the world in 2012. It also includes some discussion of imminent planetary changes, as well as what we might do about that today and why,” quoting End of World News.
To read the story click here.
Frank Bures wrote this review in Scientific American, December 24, 2010:
“Gleaning insights from these rare and intriguing neurological disorders, [V. S. ] Ramachandran reveals how the human brain has evolved unique functions that separate us from other primates. He proposes that around 150,000 years ago our brain started to change, allowing us to learn to perform new tasks. ‘All the same old parts were there,’ he writes, ‘but they started working together in ways that were far more than the sum of their parts,’ giving humans distinctive traits, such as language, empathy and morality.”
“Take mirror neurons, nerve cells that are activated when we perform an action or when we observe someone else performing an action. These neurons appear to help animals and humans imitate the behaviors they observe. Ramachandran theorizes that this sophisticated system of mirror neurons not only evolved to create awareness of others but also brought about self-awareness in humans. He fittingly dubbed these neurons ‘empathy neurons.’ Based on this theory, he suggests that Cotard syndrome may result from damage to mirror neuron circuits, causing a person to lose that self-awareness.”
“Such bold leaps may make some scientists uneasy, but they are also what make Ramachandran so provocative and his book such an entertaining read.”