|Rasta Book Title||Rasta Book Subtitle||Rasta Book/eBook Description|
|Rastafari Livity Book||What is the first thing a Rastafari does when he/she wakes up in the morning? What is the correct way to grow dreadlocks as a Rasta? What products do Rasta in the Caribbean use to wash their dreadlocks and why? What are 10 Essentials of a Rastafari Home? What can one do to Convert to the Rastafari Livity? What are some Bible Chapters special to Rasta and why? “Rasta Way of Life” is a book for the student of Rastafari Livity. Follow the way life of Jah Rastafari, dictated to Rasta, to enter Holy Mount Zion.|
|Life as a Rasta Woman||20 Rules & Principles||#1 Rastafari Empress Rules for Raising Children #2 Rastafari Empress Rules for Clothing and Attire #3 Rastafari Empress Rules concerning Friendship #4 Rasta woman Rules for Food and Eating #5 Rasta woman Spiritual Obligations #6 Rasta Woman Hygiene and grooming #7 Rasta woman Rules concerning Makeup #8 Rastafari Rules for women who are Single #9 Rasta woman Rules for (Hair) dreadlocks Crown #10 5 Reasons Rastafari Women Cover Their Locks in Public #11 6 things to Google about Rastafari #12 Rasta Women Rules for Holidays #13 Rasta women as Role Model in the community #14 9 Things Rasta women are forbidden to do! #15 10 Things Every Rastafari woman must have in her home #16 Nyahbinghi Guidelines for Rasta Women #17 Rules for Rasta Women who are married #18 7 Principles of Rastafari #20 “Empress to Empress” Code of Conduct #21 6 Ways Rasta women Submit to their Rasta King|
|Jah Rastafari Prayers||Rasta Prayers & Healing Scriptures||A prayer-book for those who aspire to live the spiritual life of Jah Rastafari. Use these Jah prayers in times of distress, or simply as a book to inspire you to communicate with Jah Rastafari. Each prayer comes with a Psalm from the King James version bible to help further bring healing and spiritual ancient Rastafari energy into your Journey. May Jah Bless you abundantly. Rastafari.|
|Rastafari||Beliefs & Principles||This book is designed for those who want to deepen their awareness of Rastafari Culture. Many questions answered such as…Who created Rastafari and why? Why is King Selassie I so special in Rastafarianism? What are some of the Principles and Beliefs that Rasta live by day-to-day? What formula does Rasta use to enter Holy Mount Zion? What does it mean to “Live Natural” as Rasta? The truth of Rastafari and how it began still remains untold. As a Rastafari Empress it is the very purpose of my birth to explain the true meaning of Rastafari. Learn 16 Principles of Rastafari, as they pertain to “Self,” “Others,” and “Zion.” 5 Truths of Jah, and the “meaning of life” according to Rastafari. Blessed.|
|Rastafari||Black Peoples Livity Bible||The mother of all books on the Rastafari way of life. Written for black people as appointed by the Almighty Jah, this book is a great read for the serious student who wants to follow Rastafari as a spiritual way of life. Learn what it means to be black, who are the Rastafari great heroes and leaders, and the real reason Rastafarians wear dreadlocks. This book is a must, for African-Americans who seek spiritual truth.|
||Rasta beliefs & Way of life||This Rasta book was written to answer all your questions concerning following the faith of Rastafari. Questions such as, how to convert to Rastafari, How to meditate as a Rastafari, 6 spiritual obligations… the purpose of King Selassie I and Empress Menen as a Rasta, how to choose a Rasta name, what foods are forbidden as Rasta, and how do I raise a Rasta child. For those who want to become Rasta, who seeks to follow the faith of Jah, on the highest level. Blessed Love. Jah guidance.|
Cook strictly Ital (Vegan) – Rasta love food that reminds them
of Jah living. Food such as vegetables, fruits, beans, seeds, and earth vegetables…, so be sure to cook strictly (Ital) Vegan food, to keep your Rasta Happy.
- Don’t Curse and swear – Rasta do not like the sound of swear words, or put downs, or anything that is said with a malicious or negative intent. Use positive words to express your self or simply leave out the swearing and negative intent. Rasta are sensitive beings.
- Show Love to Children and The Elderly – Rasta love to care for the poor, needy, elderly and children. If you care for persons from this group, this will make your Rasta very happy.
- Spend time alone – Spend time alone with stimulation from something or someone else. Rasta believes that time alone is time with God. Embrace it.
- Respect his or her alone time – Respect when your Rasta is a lone. A Rastafari spiritual and personal time is of the utmost importance. Rasta have spiritual times, that last for hours, or for days… If you can handle that…your Rasta will be quite happy.
- Love God (Jah) – A true Rastafari who loves and respects his partner will want him/her to have their own faith, and Rasta takes simple comfort in the fact that they love God, and have their own personal relationship with him.
- Play Rasta Reggae Music – Rastafari men and women love to hear Rastafari Reggae music playing. It makes them feel good inside. Try playing some Rasta Reggae music to show your Rasta that you care and that you are sensitive to their needs and desires. Try some Dennis Brown, Some Gregory Isaacs, or even some “old school” Garnett Silk. Your Rasta will smile to be surprised by these spiritual sounds.
Seek to “Overstand” – Seek to understand situations rather than get angry or become offended. Rasta love when people are patient and seek deeper “understanding” of things.
- Never discuss S*x – Rasta do not believe in discussing s*xual issues. We believe if your mate, is not a good match for you in this way…it is your fate. We use clean words for s*x, and we don’t seek to pervert or amplify sexual encounters. Rasta sees s*x as love-making.
- Buy Gifts that are Rastafari – Rasta like gifts that are red yellow and green, related to Africa, or have a picture of Marcus Garvey, King Selassie I, or Bob Marley on it. When searching for a gift for your Rasta keep this in mind. Rasta love Rasta hats, and Rasta beaded necklaces in case you were wondering. These types of gifts make Rasta feel happy inside.
- Respect your Rasta personal space and items – don’t change or touch or move anything that belongs to a Rasta. It may have spiritual meaning. Such an action may be taken personally, but Rasta are so gentle that they would never say. Keep your Rasta happy and dont touch or move personal items.
- Don’t ask too many questions about his/her faith – Just accept Rasta as they are….I guarantee the Rasta in your life is accepting you as you are! So, why not return the favor? Don’t ask to many questions about his/her faith…it supposed to be a personal thing anyway right?
- Embrace Cleanliness – Rasta like all things “clean.” Rasta love to live in a clean home, have on clean clothes, eat clean food, use clean language, and to maintain clean thoughts. That the Rastafari way of life.
- Love your Self – “Self Love” is one of the basic principles of Rastafari. By loving your self, Rasta show you more love for accepting your self the way that Jah created you.
Love and Blessings. Don’t forget to check out my new book entitled “Convert to Rastafari” where I explain how to think like a true Rasta, and overstand the true image of God as explained by Bob Marley himself.
#1 Their Parents are Rastafari
Many people become Rasta because one or, both of their parents, are Rasta. I guess its kind of like growing up in a Christian household per say, where you learn about walking in the ways of Christ etc. Only many children of Rastafari parents, learn about “The Rasta Livity” and King Selassie I. as Part of their upbringing.
#2 Bob Marley the Prophet was a Rasta
Many people desire to become Rasta to walk in the foot steps of the Humanitarian & prophet and Rastafari Musician, Bob Marley wrote the song “One Love.” Many people fell in love with him through his music knowing he was being inspired by (his faith) Jah. Many people know that to be a Rasta is to show love, unity and a respect for all of nature and Jah creations.
#3 Their Born with it!
Many Rastas are Rasta because they are born with the Rasta Livity. Jah chose them at conception, then at some point in their lives they have said “yes” to this beautiful gift, they can feel yearning to manifest itself in their life. In other words for some, Rastafari was something that had written on their hearts from birth. Invisible to others, but very real in the heart and mind the individual (Rasta).
#4 Jah Chose them to Be Rasta…
I’ve heard people say “Rastafari is an inborn concept!” and it is. So, many have it since birth, however there are those who are chosen and they don’t know until later. Because (I am assuming) they were not chosen at birth, but chosen later in life. I met a guy (Rastaman) who told me that one day, “Jah just took over” he said. I was happy he shared that with me. It let me know he understood what I had inside too. Rastafari can hit at any age…so there are those who have no clue they are Rasta until the right time.
#5 It Just Makes sense to them!
People don’t want anything to do with Religion any more, but they still want to maintain a relationship with the Creator. Many people know about Rastafari through Reggae music, then research the faith.
- Rastas are non Religious, you don’t have to attend church…
- We believe in humility, Peace & Togetherness, we are anti war
- We do not believe in “converting” others to believe what we believe
- We Respect nature
- We try to live as natural as possible
- We believe all nations should Live together in harmony sharing land and resources
In other words, I think some people become Rasta because it is so calm and peaceful to be a Rasta. There are no real obligations, only the ones you decide for your self, as a Rasta. The basis of the faith of Rastafari is Love! So, why not… become a Rasta...it just makes spiritual sense!
#5 Their Significant other is Rasta
Many people especially women, embrace Rastafari Livity because their significant other is Rasta. More people are traveling now a days, and many people are visiting the Caribbean Islands. Because of this many people who wouldnt normally know anything about Rastafari are now getting to know Rastafari Peoples. So, some feel it makes sense for the relationship to embrace the same faith as say, their boyfriend/husband or their girlfriend/wife.
#6 Rastafari is their Culture
Many people embrace Rastafari because it is part of their Culture. I can tell you as a Jamaican my self, Jamaica is Rastafari, and Rastafari is Jamaica, There is no separation. Rastafari is such an intricate part of Jamaican Culture that you could almost say Rastafari made Jamaica what it is today. The Jamaican Music, Jamaican Food, Jamaican People, Jamaican Landscape, & of course the culture of Jamaica is all effected by the beautiful, love of Jah – the creator.
A friend of mine, who is also Jamaican, starting embracing the livity just before I did in 2009. He came to the faith through a best friend he has known since high school. I asked how he felt now that he was Rastafari. He said “It feels good.” He seems more spiritually at peace now, and he is now a teacher of Rastafari Culture and the life of His Imperial majesty. Rastafari was always his Culture, he just needed to come in a little bit closer to get the real fruits that Jah and his Ancestors had waiting for him.
#7 To Embrace holistic Lifestyle
Many people “become Rasta” because they like what Rastafari represents. The holistic lifestyle, the love of nature, meditation, Creativity, A love for Africa the Mother land of all human life…Dreadlocks (natural and simplistic, no vanity.) Rasta Smoke Marijuana instead of Carcinogenic cigarettes. Rastafari is a faith that loves all things natural, because natural means Jah.
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Jah Bless. Rastafari. King Selassie I.
Don’t do these things if you are Dating a Rastaman or Empress
- Swear in his/her presence
- Eat meet at all
- Talk to Loud
- Show Aggression
- Talk about Sex in the presence of his friends or family
- Do not desire cigarettes or Alcohol
- Do not talk about Gun Violence
- Do not suggest a horror movie or a movie with guns violence in it
- Dont ever mention these two words together “cut” +”dreadlocks”
- Dont disrespect Africa or African People
- Dont say that you like kinky things like anal or oral
- Dont Say you like to be gangbanged either
- Dont say “there is no God!”
- Dont make fun of other people
- Dont act vain in his/her presence (about clothing, hair)
Do these things if you are dating a Rastaman or Empress
- Express your love gently quietly and patiently
- Show that you are open to embracing the Rastafari Livity
- Show an interest in the Rules Written in the holy Bible
- Become more interested in eating healthily especially going completely vegan
- Donate money and clothing to the poor and needy
- Take your time before getting physical
- Always shower and brush your teeth 2 times daily (many Rasta do this themselves)
- Always keep your home clean
- Show love for his/her family and friends
- Lean About King Selassie I
- Read my Books Rasta Way of Life & How to Become a Rasta
- Learn about Jamaican Culture and visit Jamaicanlove.org
I have a new book coming out soon called Convert to Rastafari which is all my books compiled and more.
Blessed Love to each and every One. Rastafari.
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I was watching one of the videos I placed on my Rasta blog front page.This is my 4th time watching this video, it’s so full of information. I am now on my 4th time really taking in all that this Rasta man is saying. Its everything I feel and know but never had the words for….This blog post is all about the beliefs and Rules of Rastafari.
White Jesus Christ
In Rastafari there is no such thing as a White Jesus Christ. We believe in Jesus Christ but we believe in Jesus Christ the Nazarite who was a dark-skinned man with dreadlocks, who loved God, and was sent by God to inform the people who God is real. It is not about Race (ethnicity) Just truth and reality. Rastafari is always about the hidden truth. The perfect Rasta Man knows the truth about Jesus Christ, and embraces that truth, not Babylon lies.
King Selassie I
King Selassie I is the descendent of King David. Is this fact not worthy of some praise and attention? Of course it is. But the Babylon system does not want you to know about these things. Mainly because then the truth will be revealed that biblical people and Jesus Christ himself, was in fact black. The perfect Rasta man can feel the divinity of King Selassie I as Jah Elect. With or without the Ancestral Lineage.
On a Rastafari person, the dreadlocks have a very special meaning. They represent truth, Jah, and natural living. They also represent the awareness that all life began as black and that Jah is a black and very powerful entity that Rasta loves and fears. You cannot call your self Rasta and not have your dreadlocks. It just doesn’t work. Your dreadlocks are your living testimony that you know Jah is real, and that you vow to live to please him all the days of your life. Its sort of like when you marry someone and you wear a wedding ring. How would you receive a person that told you they were married but just didn’t wear the ring. Nonsensical right. However….
Leonard Howell – Wikipedia.com
‘Leonard Percival Howell was known as The Gongor G.G. Maragh (forGong Guru), was a Jamaican Religious figure. According to his biographer Hélène Lee Howell was born in an Anglican family. He was one of the first preachers of the Rastafari Movement (along with Joseph Hibert, Archibald Dunkley and Robert Hinds), and is sometimes known as The First Rasta.
Born in May Crawle River, Jamaica, Howell left the country as a youth, traveling amongst other places to New York, and returned in 1932. He began preaching in 1933 about what he considered the symbolic portent for the African Diaspora—the crowning of Ras Tafari Makonnen as Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. His preaching asserted that Haile Selassie was the “Messiah returned to earth,” and he published a book called The Promise Key. Although this resulted in him being arrested, tried for sedition and imprisoned for two years, the Rastafari movement grew.
Over the following years, Howell came into conflict with all the establishment authorities in Jamaica: the planters, the trade unions, established churches, police and colonial authorities, and he was allegedly arrested more than 50 times. He formed a town or commune called Pinnacle in Saint Catherine Parish that became famous as a place for Rastafarians. Nevertheless, this movement prospered, and today the Rastafari faith exists worldwide. Unlike many Rastas Howell never wore dreadlocks. Leonard Howell died in Kingston Jamaica.’
Mr. Howell is known for writing the book, “The Promise Key” but I could only find a book called, “The Promised Key.”
The Work of a Rasta man
A Rasta man or Rasta woman is someone who is supposed to represent his or her people. This is the whole reason they are chosen as Rasta. In being chosen for this very special job, we are also aware that we must keep our mind, heart and soul clean (uncorrupted) to enter Zion. Many Rasta now a day are not taking this seriously, but I do. I am still representing and very much in love with my people. the perfect Rasta man feels compelled to deliver the message of Jah the Almighty, this is his natural-born purpose.
What are some beliefs of the Rastafari People?
Rastas have 10 basic principles. I list them all in my new book entitled white Rastafari. But the basic principles are…
- Rasta does not eat meat
- Rasta does not cut the dreadlocks
- Rasta knows Jah is black
These are 3 principles of every Rastafari man woman and child. If anybody says they eat meat and they are Rasta, I would say they do not have the heart of Rastafari. The perfect Rasta man knows to eat meat, is to eat dead flesh.
Deep love for Black People
From I was just a little girl, I understood that Rasta loved the black Identity. I knew that the colours Red Yellow and Green represented Africa, and I also understood somehow that dreadlocks were a way of wearing black African hair in its natural state. But I was just a kid so I wasn’t completely aware, but these were the feelings I had as a little girl about 2 and 3 years old.
Every Rasta has an appreciation for the black Identity. The beauty of black skin, the truth of black natural hair, and a love of black Culture. The perfect Rasta man no matter where he is from, has a deep love for the black African Identity.
The perfect Rastaman enjoys living his life as Rastafari. This means listening to the beautiful sounds of Rasta Reggae music, eating Rasta Ital Food, Using natural products to clean his home and cleanse his body, and give thanks and praises unto the creator – Jah every day. To live as Rastafari, means to live life the way Jah intended them to live. Rastafari is a spirituality that embraces natural living, this is what the Rastafari livity is all about.
Cleanliness and Purity
One thing I have yet to meet is a Rasta man who is not clean. I know some people think that because Rasta wear the hair in dreadlocks, we must not be clean, but actually the opposite is true. Rasta has a “Crown” upon our heads. We make cleanliness and purity a priority, as a way of showing off our crown.
The Rastafari dreadlocks crown represents…
- King Selassie I
Rasta is some of the cleanest people on the planet, because we where a Jah crown on our heads, we keep our surroundings clean, to show our love and respect, to Jah.
Hey guys. As I stated I am writing a book on Rastafari for all of you. This is my first book, and I have other things to do in my life so I have kind of slowed down on the writing for now. The good news is the rough copy is all done….so I just have to finish the final copy and we are all set. I know many of you wonder what Rastafarians believe on a whole slew of topics, but I wanted to make this post specific on love dating and marriage.
Rasta beliefs on dating non Rastas
Many “deep” for lack of better word, Rastafari men and women will not date someone outside of their spiritual beliefs. We understand that this could mean being single for a long time and even maybe forever. We depend on Jah to bring us the right person when the time is right. However, there are some Rasta who are ok with the notion of meeting someone who is not Rasta and then “converting” that person for lack of a better word, into Rastafari. So, like anything else to each his own. You will find more men will date a non Rasta woman, and more Rasta women, will not date a non Rasta man. This is generally speaking. Maybe its all about availability….who knows.
Why do some Rastas like Bob Marley have so many women?
Rasta men, are not immune to having multiple relationships with women. But truly I feel they just have too much love in their hearts. This is gonna get me in trouble….Most Rastafari men I would say 95% are faithful, and 5 percent not so faithful. This is for various reasons. Bob Marley was a very good-looking superstar, and he was Rastafari. Many women were attracted to him and I’m sure him attracted to them. What I am getting at is this for some men of Rastafari they have many women at one time because the women allow it. On the other hand there are Rastafari men who just don’t believe in sleeping around at all. In fact most of us “Jamaican Ras” operate in this manner. People get away with what they can folks…bottom line.
Do Rastas believe in true love?
Rastas believe big time in true love. We do believe that true love is possible, and when we love we love with all our hearts. For someone who is not ready for this type of love, they may feel undeserving, or “smothered” Rastas get into a relationship intending to stay there, most of us, for the most part. Love is one of the things we live for. With love, food tastes better, life looks brighter, and we can be mentally clearer. Romantic love is an essential part of human life. As an earthly being we have earthly needs. Love and affection are paramount to a person of Rastafari spirituality.
How can I make my Rasta King love me more?
Many women have put comments regarding their relationship wondering, is he truthful? Is he sleeping around? Things of this nature. Perhaps if you feel the need to ask these questions, he is not the one for you. If your man is clearly accessible and perhaps you want to deepen the bond the two of you have as a non Rastafari woman, trust him, and believe what he tells you about “Jah” and about life. Eat how he eats, live how he lives, love him how he loves you and respect it. Your Rasta King will greatly appreciate this. And when you do this and he wants to touch you passionately, you can thank me in the comments….lol
Rasta beliefs on Marriage
Truth is ladies, we Rastas don’t really believe in marriage. That is not to say we wont do it. Just most of us don’t make a big deal out of it. We believe the relationship is the marriage, and like marriage if we no longer want to be in the relationship we will leave. We also believe marriage doesn’t come with any gaurantees…just because you are married it doesn’t mean the person will love you for ever. We believe in letting love just be what it’s going to be and that a piece of paper isn’t all that important when it comes to matters of the heart. The support, the communication, being reliable, and being each others best friend is what a relationship should be all about. Put your heart in it and it will be great. This is what we Rasta believe about marriage. This post is very short. perhaps I will writ more another time. Thanks for reading. Bye for now.
Do Rasta believe in getting having children and settling down?
We Ras live for this type of relationship. To settle down and have a family is every single rasta dream. However we know sometimes Jah wants us to stay clear and clean for his own reasons. We accept the single life and embrace it just the same we would our committed relationship. A Rasta in a long-term relationship, typically is a happy one. We love to do things for our partners and for a children, because we see God in our partners and our children. Please visit my new forum if you are looking for information on Rasta dating, or post your own profile seeking love. Blessed Love. Rastafari is the truth every time!
How to love a Jamaican Rasta man
I have met people who say they are Rasta and are not. So this I write here and now is not about them. I am writing about the “true” Jamaican Rasta man. The kind who is humble, considerate, and gentle. The kind any woman would fall in love with. But these men are not always easy to be with, for many reasons. To sum it all up. If you are not Rasta your self, a Jamaican Rasta man may be difficult to deal with, and hard to understand his motivations.
Be gentle with your Rastaman
Be gentle with your rastaman, he is special and a true gift from God in the deepest meaning possible. Forgive him when he hurts you and is unaware of it.
Give your Rasta man space to be him self
Give your rastaman space to be him self. If you are not Rasta, this is of the utmost importance to keeping your relationship with him healthy and thriving. Not giving your rastaman space is a very fast road to having him run away from you.
Give him lots and lots of love, but be pure and clean spiritually
Give your Jamaican Rasta man, lots and lots and lots…did I say lots? ….of love. The only way your “true” Jamaican rasta man is going to reject your love is if he feels you are not good for him. Which usually means you are acting like your life is to serve the man “downstairs” instead of the man “upstairs” and that we Ras do not accept. So, give him lots of love and affection, and loving attention. If you have a true Jamaican rasta man in your life ladies…believe me you don’t even need a television set, if you catch my drift. Jah makes beautiful things.
Bob Marley had many lovers and many children
Bob Marley had many lovers and as a result had many children. This was his own personal choice.
There Rastafari men who don’t even have one lover, there are Rastafari men who are very faithful, there are Rastafari men who wouldn’t even think to cheat on their women. Those men are probably with women who value the faith, and value themselves, among other things. You also have to remember, Bob Marley was a Superstar! Superstars have groupies, and we all know he is not the first man to have a baby with another woman outside of his legal marriage – and he wont be the last!
Are all Jamaican men promiscuous
There are a lot of Jamaican men who are promiscuous. But I have said it before and I will say it again. I truly believe this is because in places like Canada and the United States they get spoiled. Very spoiled. Most of the women accept this bad behavior, so the men do it because they are getting away with it. One or two bad experiences and we women feel all the men are like that. But truly a Rasta man – a “true” Rasta man is not like that, I know that from my heart. Because The Most High created him to know “right from wrong”
Many women are attracted to the Jamaican Rasta man
Many women are very attracted to The Rasta man. Some say its the hair (dreadlocks) I say its his inner self that attracts women. The innocence of his soul that is showing, ok yes. Combined with the dreadlocks, and some dark beautiful skin, this is very alluring. So, ladies don’t complain, if you wanted him, and you got him, just know to see someone and to know them are two different things.
My own Jamaican Rasta man, at least I hope ??
Can you believe I don’t officially have my own Jamaican Rasta man? I tell you what being a Rastafari woman and dating, Is not an easy thing. The other day a guy from Bosnia of all places picked me up. Yes! Bosnia. These types of men are always attracted to me. That’s not what I am supposed to be typing about. There is a guy I met about 2 months ago, physically he is exactly what I asked the most high for. But can we have a relationship? I don’t know. He is in Jamaica right now and will return, in April of this year. He did seem nice ….maybe we can be an item, a Rastafari couple is a beautiful thing! Rastafari!
So why does the Jamaican Rastaman have a bad wrap in relationships?
There are some Jamaican rasta man who “take advantage” of the fact that women find them so attractive. Most are not like this. They no Jah is always watching and always listening and do not wish to be a sinner. This is the truth ladies. So please do not judge the whole bunch because of a few rotten ones. Rastaman knows right from wrong more than any other. And treating people with respect is a big part of our spirituality. Want to know if the Rastafari way of life is right for you….click here.
So whats the verdict on the jamaican rastaman?
There are many who are gentle and have good intentions. If you are a Rastafari woman you increase your chances greatly of having a loving fulfilling relationship. There are some who are “too in love with woman” and therefore sleep around. Knowing who we are and knowing what we Rasta know, these men are the exception and not the rule.
If you have a true Jamaican rastaman in your life, you are blessed you may not know it. But you are blessed. Oh and you don’t have to Jamaican to Rasta, but this is the type I am most familiar with as a Jamaican Rastafari woman.
I hope this article was fun and informative.
Jah Rastafari. Emperor Selassie I the first.
Rastafarianism is the Religion of “Rasta” people. The correct term for this religion is “Rastafari.” In case you are not familiar with “Rastafari” The late great “Bob Marley” was a Rasta man who lived his life, “Rastafari.”
What is Rastafarianism or Rastafari all about?
Rastafari is a spirituality, or way of life, as the Rasta people call it. People often ask, where does this (religion) spirituality come from? It comes from “The most High” God. Or, one could say it comes from the heart. Either way it is of “divine” origin.
What is a Rasta?
Why Rastafari is not a Religion
The beliefs of Rastafarianism (The beliefs of Rastafari)
- Emperor Hallie Selassie as God
- Life After Death
- The smoking of Marijuana for relaxation
- Love for all humanity (Unity)
- vegetarian diet
Rastafarian beliefs of what not to do
- The consumption of alcohol or drugs
- Materialistic centered lifestyle
- The smoking of cigarettes
- Sexual promiscuity and much more.
Thank you for reading my article I wrote it because I know people have a lot of questions on Rastafari I hope you learned something.
What is a Rasta man or a Rasta woman
Rasta man and his beliefs in God
Many “Rasta man or Rastafarians, usually men, are seen wearing dreadlocks, “Rasta Tams”, “Rasta hats”, or “Rasta wear“, smoking weed, chanting, saying things like “irie” There is a lot more to any true Rasta man beyond the obscurity. Rastaman believe in God. For many, this is a hard fact to swallow. How can someone who looks so different believe in something that is so common, and so simple? The reason is Rastafarians take a very down to earth, realistic, natural approach to loving God. We know that God is in the unseen, therefore, we dress a little different because we understand what is spiritually important, and what is not.
Rastafarians do not have beliefs. There are no hard and fast rules to this culture, this way of life, this spirituality. We have values and principles, that we hold dear to our hearts and try to instill in our children. Here is a list of just some of the Rastafarian values.
- God adherence to the rules of the bible
- one love for all races
- natural living
- unity for all mankind
- appreciation and respect for all forms of life
These are the main beliefs or values of the Rastafarian culture. From these we get all the other values as well.
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Rastafarians and the topic of marriage:
Once again the answer is very simple. We Rastafarians do not have any hard and fast rules regarding marriage or anything else really. We believe marriage should be between a man and a woman, and that we can marry if we want to, or not. In Rastafarian relationships, we do not place a lot of emphasis on marriage. Simply because we believe a marriage does not make a relationship. We know a commitment to be with someone comes from the heart of that person, not a piece of paper with their signature on it.
Rastafari the religion…not a religion at all???
The Rastafarian religion is something I hold very dear to my heart. I am pleased to share my knowledge with others who want to learn about Rastafari and the word of God. Lets get started. “Rastafari” is not a “religion.” I must make that very clear. We do not follow a strict set of rules laid out for us written in a book somewhere. The only book we follow and believe in is “the bible” We read the same bible that people of “christian” faith believe in.
Therefore Rastafari is a “way of life!” It is a daily choice to follow our hearts and live the life we can feel, sense and know, “jah” (god) wants us to live.
Rasta hats popularized by Bob Marley
Rasta hats have become very popular now a days. Bob Marley popularized the “Rasta hat” back in the late 70s and early 80s when he would sing live, or appear on album covers wearing the Rasta man hat. Red, yellow and green, proudly displayed. Many of his fans soon quickly followed. Now the Rasta hat is worn by many, Rastafarians and non Rastafarians alike as a way of showing a down to earth, naturalist lifestyle. Click here if you are looking for a place to buy rasta hats.
The many ethnic backgrounds of Rastafari
Rastafari is a spirituality of the heart. There for there are many Rastafarians who are not black, and who live all around the world. Rastafari is for everyone. As long as you have a love of god, a love for people of all races, a belief of kindness and peace towards your fellow-man, then maybe you could be or you are Rastafarian your self. Here is 10 Questions to know if Rastafari is right for you.
Many Reggae Music artists of Jamaica are Rastafarians
Reggae music is a big part of Rastafari. “They move together.” Rastafari needs reggae, reggae needs Rastafari. These two feed off each other. There have been so many hit reggae singers out of jamaica who were and are Rastafarian. You have Capleton, Damian Marley, and Sizzla to name a few. Of past you have Mr. Dennis Brown, Garnett Silk, and Jacob Miller, all these guys are my favorites. Rastafarians are a big part of reggae music culture, and jamaican culture.
Origin of Rastafari beliefs
Many Rastafarians became Rastafarians because they could feel the spirituality of Ras Tafari in their hearts. Therefore, I don’t have hard facts to present to you but the ones you will find in many places on the internet. Many Rastafarians believe in Emperor Haile Selassie, who was a black king crowned in 1930 in Ethiopia, and that he is from the same lineage as jesus christ. that is really all I know for hard facts. Other than that we get most of our beliefs from our hearts, and the word of God. To read about the God of Rastafarians click here.
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rastafari: you fill the need of my soul
rastafari is my confidence: Wherever I go I know your love, I know you never forsake me, you always listen, and you always know. For this I am always confident, for thru you I know my self, and my purpose
rastafari keeps me inline: You let me know right from wrong. I stand strong in you. Others do not understand, but you chose me, and this is an honor, that I too, must honor. Read Rasta Way of life
rastafari is God, and God is love!
We are the God people of today yesterday and tomorrow. I wanted to tell all rastafaria tribute, is my way of paying respect to the men of the Rastaman of the rastafai culutre
God made you! We loved your works. Your many songs of love. Many songs about Jah and zion. One of my favorite songs created by you is “punky reggae party” I think I love this song, because it could almost not be reggae music. But you have that way about you dear Bob, to take a song and make it “splash!” Punky reggae party is almost like where reggae meets punk music or funk music but not quite. You and your creative genius, and of course Jah created this unique piece or art.
Many called you a genius, but I know you worked with a genius. Its ok this is our job as Rastafarians, to deliver the message of jah to all nations, you did it well mr Bob Marley, very well.
We will not forget you, How can we …your musical “genius” lives on. Jah Rastafari!!!
God made you! The ladies love you! You are the son of the great legend” Bob Marley”. You too have the creative genius, or the musical gift. I only learned of you in 2006,
when you hit song “Welcome to jamrock” was playing in Montreal, in cars driving by and on the radio. I heard that song and it made me want to dance! I then saw the music video, and was in awe of this young talented man whose “locks” where swaying in the video, almost touching the ground. The girls on the internet say you are “cute”, I say you were designed to look this way with a purpose. I am honored to know you are rastafarian like me. Another messenger of Jah roams the earth. Respect to you Mr. Damian….Rastafari
You are my favorite rastaman singer. I love all of your songs. From “I am a Rastaman” to “all night till Day Light” your fans love your for your honesty your lyrics and your lively performances where you connected with your audience without hesitation or thought for what others in high places would think. Mr Miller I plan to name a pet cat after you some day. I will call him Mr. Miller. You are another example of the works of Jah.
You blow my mind. You are truly a blessing to this planet. I saw a video on youtube on how you are responsible for a place in Jamaica where rastfarians live and are educated by a rastfarian priest, On the teachings of Rastafari, so that they themselves may educate the people. You also mentioned the children as being the future, and that we must raise them up with the values of rastafari and protect them from uncleanlieness and wickedness of bablylon. Mr. Sizzla you are….very special. You are doing what God intended for people with money to do – help the ones who do not. Thank Mr. Sizzla.
Mr. Brown, you are my biggest rasta man crush. God I think you are cute, with your classic “black” wide nose, and beautiful lucious lips, and your “natty dreadlocks”, and smooth angelic like voice. Looking at a picture of you makes my heart beat fast, oh my! I wish I could have met you. you made many love songs that made us all wonder and think “what must that have been like?” From “silhouettes” to “cheater” You made us think and ponder relationships and deep love, with songs like “how could I leave you” and “aint that lovin you” Many of these songs were written by others. Mr. Brown the way you sang these songs, you made them your own. I grew up listening to you as a child, having no idea you were rasta. That smooth voice, those smooth words, I should have known. The biggest part of your musical recognition is that, dance halls now use your songs, to “christen” the songs to come as a way, of creating a feeling of greatness in the room. Many of you Jamaicans know what I am talking about. For those of you who dont, jus know only a few reggae artists have that type of recognition in the reggae music world. Dennis, you came to teach us about jah, and the natural magnetic love between men and women, and that love lives, and creates memories in all of us. Mr. Brown I love You.
“hey rastaman…hey what you say give me some of you sensi!” Biggup to all rastaman, I am so happy you roam the earth. I never really knew you until age 20. Now I know a rastaman is the best man – well at least for me as a rasta woman.
To all rasta man who were not named here, you are beautiful and unique. Jah mek you. Continue to be you, continue to love, Jah depends on you. One love to all. Jah bless.
Many see your red eyes after some herb smoking, the colors you wear, your red yellow and green, your long dreadlocks, hear your Jamaican patois, and hear the intelligence of your words. But many will never really know the greatness of the almighty Jah, that resides inside of you. Read Rasta Way of Life
Jah Ras Tafari!!
Well to answer the question. The rastafarian religion is about love, god, and living life as natural as possible. Rastas have a huge belief in God. As a result we know that love must come first in all things. Especially when it comes to relating to others. We must try to remember that God made each one of us in exactly the same way – to love him and create with him in mind.
As far as weed smoking goes. Most dreads do this as a meditation, or for meditation, or plain old relaxation, or as it is said in north america, to unwind. And our dreadlocks? Inspired by the man up stairs. So this next bit of information is really all about me and straight from my heart, I hope you enjoy it. Be sure to check out some of the links on the side of some of my favorite reggae rasta artists of Jamaica.
But first check out this rasta “bredda lion” in the bushes of jamaica singing a song about “long time him a look women”
as a rastafarian woman, and person, I value life, and love. However there are certain things in my life that ignite a special sort of spark in side of me, any time I interact with or think about them. Those subjects I will share with you a little later.
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