I ended up in Johannesburg and took a job driving
That didn't work out and on returning to Cape Town I got
a job as a tour guide. The days and months dragged on without apparent purpose.
Looking around and wondering how to remedy the emptiness
of my life I determined health to be a priority and so, intending to build my
physical wellbeing and strength, I enrolled into a school of
martial arts. At the school headquarters in Stillbay, I attended a 2 week intensive training course and was so
inspired by the master teacher that my study turned into full time with me becoming an uchi-deshi.
Along with my training I was inspired into an idea that one could attain super human strength
and was made to believe that through a life dedicated to the spiritual path one could
achieve freedom from limitations. Material things no longer held meaning
for me and mastering my spirit became the order of the day. Unluckily
for me I stumbled across a book called the White Book which unfortunate
to say the content of which resounded so
strongly with me that within two months I was in America and signed up
as a student in Ramtha's School of Enlightenment.
My mind was made up and I was hell bent on becoming an
My car parked next to one of the
lakes not far from the Ramtha School of Enlightenment in
In retrospect it's ridiculous to think that a 35 thousand
year old warrior could return to earth and manifest his teaching through
a dentist's wife but depending on your commitment to find enlightenment
then there's a lot that you might be prepared to do.
The people who attend this school are misguided
but they are not stupid. My friend, Philippe, was a doctor who qualified
The police would not confirm whether
the bodies are those of the fugitive French couple
Dr Phillippe Meniére, 60 and Agnes Jeanne Jardel, 55, but
Lieutenant Colonel Hendrik Swart did say the search for
the couple has been called off.
When you endeavor to learn something of which you know
nothing then you can easily be led astray into doing outlandish and
ridiculous things which is the sacrifice you must make to get you to
where you are going even though you don't know where that is.
In 1989 I was in search of some way to conquer adversity.
I believed that the universe was infinite with functioning solar systems
billions of light years away and JZ Knight relied on tricking her students
into a fear that the spinning globe on which we live was a perilous
thing and to survive the coming terrible times we were instructed to
build underground bunkers and store food enough to sustain us for at
least 4 years. I was in the grip of a doomsday cult.
Philippe was appointed by the Ramtha School of
Enlightenment to be the Cape Town coordinator and he arranged school
learning meetings and participating events at his home and at the Theosophical Society in Rheede
Philippe and I spent hours discussing the "end of
times" and we pondered as to what would have the greatest value in a
world that had collapsed with no more government, no more electricity, a
desolate place with survivors trying to survive in a hostile
environment. This was much more than just an intellectual exercise.
From a family of chemists and after much deliberation I
concluded for better or worse that industrial chemicals would be greater
in value than gold and so instead of accumulating tins of baked beans
and bully beef I started to collect chemicals that I considered would
have the most value in the world we had been contemplating.
This all may sound stupid but you
would have to be under the spell of JZ Knight for any of this to
make sense and that is why, for many people, it is such a
mystery as to how gentle and peace loving people like Dr Phillippe Meniére and his wife
could end up being killed by the police but as an insider with a
thinking pattern similar to Philippe at the time, it was
never a mystery to me and so here lies the answer to the million dollar question always
being put to me.
The Ramtha School of
Enlightenment is how it happened that unusual chemicals ended up
in my possession with the drug police smashing their way into my
home to investigate the purchase of the suspicious chemicals and
that is why the drug police did not find the drugs that they
came to find and the rest is history:
I'm just an ordinary fellow, who
once upon a time was a little child who grew up into a battle to
survive on the platform called life trying to unravel the big
why, where and how of it all.
Believing that we live on a world
that is round that spins on its own axis but it is going to spin
out of its orbit and all is coming to an end is delusional but
it is not a crime. However, having delusions can bring one into
hot water with the authorities and going too far in twisted
thinking to the point of manifesting crazy contemplations can cost you your life as sadly to say it turned out
for my friend Philippe and his wife. Their death was tragic and
avoidable. My ordeals also were avoidable but lucky for me I
survived after having been attacked by the state. I have suffered
greatly but thanks be to God I'm still alive with a
second chance to build my life on firmer foundations.
"One generation passeth away, and another generation
cometh: but the earth abideth for ever."
more true a word did I read.