JZ Knight and Tyler Huey: Belief Is a Powerful Asset

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Assistant Editor Tyler Huey’s April 4 “Mind of Mr. Perfect” column is called, “Belief Is a Powerful Asset for Everyone,” and in his opinion, “The notion of Ramtha being real seems silly” and “Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment appears to be a cult.”

In an email correspondence with one of my staff, Mr. Huey said, “No credible scientists believe the assertions taught of quantum physics, and how one can literally predict the future and change your reality.”

In response, he received a published link to a paper in the American Society for Psychical Research, co-written by the then-foremost leading parapsychology researcher in the United States, Dr. Stanley Krippner, describing how I allowed him to conduct three public tests on my body in 1997 to demonstrate if science supported that my channeling Ramtha was authentic.

Who would allow that public testing to occur if not genuine? After the testing, Krippner publicly said to the media, “(JZ Knight) is not a fraud.” Tyler was also given quotes from two of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century about the validity of quantum physics taught at RSE.

1. “I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness.” — Max Planck, one of the founders of quantum theory, which won him the Nobel Prize in Physics 1918

2. “The first person to suggest that quantum theory implies that reality is created by human consciousness was not some crank on the fringes of physics, but the eminent mathematician John von Neumann. In his quantum bible (Mathematische Grundlagen der Quantenmechanik or The Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics) the most influential book on quantum theory ever written, in which von Neumann concludes that, from a strictly logical point of view, only the presence of consciousness can solve the measurement problem.” — Physicist Nick Herbert, author of Quantum Reality

I then asked Mr. Huey the following questions:

1. If in his opinion there is no scientific basis for Ramtha, then what is his opinion on creationism?

2. Or on the talking snake story in Genesis?

3. Or that the world according to Christian belief is only 6,000 years old?

One also has to ask, “Where is the scientific basis for these stories? Also, how did Cain and Abel have children? Who did they marry?”

Tyler responded: “I do not believe in the talking snake story; I do not believe in God; I do not believe the universe, living organisms, etc., originated from divine creation. I believe in evolution and science; I believe anyone who thinks the Earth is 6,000 years old is like an ostrich who sticks its head in the sand, follows a book that was written thousands of years ago, and ignores modern-day facts that have disproven many things they believe to be true. Perhaps I am wrong on some accounts, but that is what I believe.”

I told Tyler, “Great answer. We believe the same. And we let folks believe whatever they choose, even in talking snakes and a 6,000-year-old earth.”

That you and your newspaper solicit community debate is an important role in fostering mutual understanding in our community. I acknowledge Tyler Huey for his views on science supporting the knowledge of our world today.

And, on this we agree: “Belief Is a Powerful Asset for Everyone.”

JZ Knight is President, Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment in Yelm.

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