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J. Z. Knight

J. Z. KnightAKA Judith Darlene Hampton

Born: 16-Mar-1946
Birthplace: Roswell, NM

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Paranormal

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Claims to channel Ramtha

Housewife Judy Hampton was raising two children, Brandy and Christopher, in Tacoma in the 1970s. Nicknamed "Zebra" for her black and white decision making ability, she took the initials J.Z. for her name. On 9 February 1977, she claims to have been contacted by Ramtha, a 35,000 year old being from Lemuria. J.Z. Knight developed the term "channeling" to describe Ramtha speaking through her. She introduced Ramtha to the media in 1978 in her first public appearance channeling Ramtha. Celebrities fell for it, including Shirley MacLaine and Linda Evans. A 1985 Merv Griffin Show appearance assisted her in her quest for fame and fortune. In 1988 the Ramtha School for Enlightenment was started in Snow Mountain, Colorado. Ramtha went on a five-continent "speaking tour" in 1999.

In 1992 Knight discovered that a German woman, Judith Ravell, was claiming to also be in contact with Ramtha. After a three-year battle in the Austrian courts, J.Z. Knight won the right to exclusively channel Ramtha. The 1995 ruling was appealed, but was upheld in 1997 by the Austrian Supreme Court.

Knight has been married at least five times. Her messy divorce to Jeffrey Knight was finalized in 1989 after a long court battle. J.Z. Knight now lives in a multi-million dollar French chateau-styled mansion in Yelm, Washington.

Father: Charles Hampton
Mother: Helen Hampton
Husband: Caris Hensley (div.)
Son: Brandy
Son: Christopher
Husband: Jeremy Wilder (div. 1981)
Husband: Jeffrey Knight (div. 1989)

    High School: Artesia High School, Artesia, NM (1964)
    University: Lubbock Business College, Lubbock, TX (dropped out)

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