Kennedy heir is keeping odd company

MSNBC/March 10, 2005
By Jeannette Walls

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is keeping odd company these days.

The son of the late Attorney General of the United States is the featured speaker at the controversial Ramtha School of Enlightenment. The school has been called a cult and is led by J.Z. Knight, a former housewife who claims that she channels Ramtha, a 35,000-year-old spirit from the lost continent of Atlantis.

"She goes into supposed trances to channel Ramtha who has, among other things, given investment advice - which has included: Buy pricey horses from J.Z. Knight's stable," Rick Ross of CultNews.Com tells The Scoop. "Now she's trotting out RFK Jr."

Kennedy's office didn't return The Scoop's calls for comment, but Ross says that RFK's lecture agent confirmed that he is scheduled to speak to the group on "Crimes Against Nature" - a critique of the Bush administration's environmental policy.

"He will be inside a gated compound surrounded by followers of J.Z. Knight attending her retreat," Ross says. "How can he possibly think that this will advance his environmental issues?"

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