| Main |

Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment created 35 years ago this week

Ramtha, The Enlightened One
Photo credit: Copyright © 2023 JZ Knight. Used with permission.

Congratulations to RSE for 35 years being based in Yelm!

– Editor’s Note:
I was living in San Francisco 35 years ago this week from where I enrolled and flew into Denver to attend Ramtha’s Retreat at Snow Mountain, Colorado, May 22-28, 1988. During that gathering, Ramtha responded to a previous request from a participant to teach what he knew, prompting him to create his Ramtha School of Enlightenment (RSE), over 11 years after first appearing to JZ Knight in February 1977, conducting “dialogues” in the intervening years. JZ Knight established RSE’s world headquarters in Yelm.

Who is Ramtha?
Click here to listen to Ramtha in his own words, by Will Arntz, producer, director, writer of the 2004 internationally acclaimed independent film, “What the Bleep Do We Know!?“.

Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment (RSE), was founded by JZ Knight in 1988 and based here in Yelm. The first official event of Ramtha’s newly established school in Yelm was conducted the first weekend of August 1988, which I also attended. Whatever opinion you may have about the school, this corporate entity headed by JZ Knight has paid taxes, employed scores of local staff, and been an integral part of the fabric of life in SE Thurston for 35+ years now. Yelm, Washington quickly became one of the most well-known seats of spiritual learning worldwide and is still prominent to this day. In the period from 1988 until the 2008 economic downturn’s affects were felt here in 2009, Yelm became visited by more international visitors than any other city in the South Sound, as described by one of our Legislative representatives. Since 2009, live-streaming classes from Yelm for the school’s students in up to 44 countries worldwide and simultaneously translated in over 10 languages has placed Yelm as an international city of notoriety, of which the economic benefit has been enormous for this area. In the late 1990s, famed religions scholar J. Gordon Melton nicknamed RSE as The A5merican Gnostic School after years of studying the school in Yelm.

Congratulations to RSE, JZ Knight, and ALL of the students who have ever engaged the teachings of Ramtha, The Enlightened One.

Blogger Klein has been a student with Ramtha since February 1986.

Posted by Steve on May 22, 2018 at 12:01 am | Permalink

Posted by Steve on May 22, 2023 at 12:31 am | Permalink

Post a comment


  1. I was also there in 1988. I will never forget that event. Those were the good old days.

    Comment by Kerri on May 22, 2023 at 10:04 pm

  2. RSE is a WONDERFUL School. Attending to Ramtha,s teachings changed my miserable life to a GREATER one.‍♀️‍♀️

    Comment by ISABEL REYES on May 24, 2023 at 10:50 am

By submitting a comment you grant Yelm Community Blog a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate and irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin’s discretion. Your email is used for verification purposes only, it will never be shared.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.



Social Media Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com