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Rastafarian Religion: 10 Facts & Beliefs

Rastafarian Religion:10 Facts & Beliefs

Rasta Religion –  18 Jah Prayers White Rastafari

Some  Rasta Stereotypes – Jah Rastafari Morning Prayer

  1. 51fQ7SPHsSL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_The God of Rastafari – The “God” of Jah Rastafari is “King Selassie I of Ethiopia, crowned King of Ethiopia November 2nd 1930. Some people wonder why we praise King Selassie I if he is dead. To Rasta King Selassie I never dies. Give thanks and praises to the Most High.
  2. The Colors of Rastafari – The official colors of Rastafari are Red Yellow and Green. The same colors that are on the Ethiopian flag. Sometimes we include white or black.
  3. Who was the first Rasta? – This is a tough Question to answer. If you ask me personally now that I have thought about it…all the main men in the bible. Samson, Solomon, Samuel, Ezra…King David…Jesus Christ….apart from them you have Leonard Howell. Google him.
  4. Biblical Royal lineage of King Selassie I – King Menelik, the child of Queen of 250px-Ras_Mäkonnen_(Wäldä-Mika'él)_(1852-1906)Sheba and King Solomon was King Selassie I uncle. Royal blood line from the lineage of King David and the Tribe of Judah. (left is a photo of King Selassie I father, Ras Makonnen.)
  5. King and Queen of Ethiopia – I am told first time in History a King and Queen were crowned (King of Ethiopia and Queen of Ethiopia) at the Same time. In Rastafari Culture there is no such thing as a woman beneath her man. If a Rasta woman is submissive to her Kingman, it is because it is written on her heart, not because Rastafari calls for her to do that.
  6. King Selassie I birthday celebrated – King Selassie I Date of birth is July 23 1892 and is celebrated by Rasta every year as “Earth Strong.”
  7. Groundation Day – King Selassie I visited Jamaica on April 21nd 1966. That day is know celebrated by Rastafari people worldwide as “Groundation Day.”
  8. Dreadlocks – Hair worn in Dreadlocks of Rasta Represent, Dedication to Jah, King 1-sexy-black-man-dreadlocksSelassie I, a symbolic crown, a natural way of life. No fuss, no vanity. “Yahweh spoke to Moses and said, ‘Speak to the Israelites and say:  If a man or a woman wishes to make a vow, the Nazirite vow, to vow himself to Yahweh, he will abstain from wine and fermented liquor, he will not drink vinegar derived from one or the other, he will not drink grape juice or eat grapes, be they fresh or dried.  For the duration of his vow he will eat nothing that comes from the vine, not even juice of unripe grapes or skins of grapes.  As long as he is bond by his vow, no razor will touch his head; until the time for which he has vowed himself to Yahweh, he will not go near a corpse, he will not make himself unclean for his fathjah rastafari beleifser or his mother, or his brother or his sister, should they die, since on his head he carries his vow to his God.  Throughout the whole of his vow he is a person consecrated to Yahweh.”Numbers 6:1- 8
  9. Freedom of Self – Rasta believe every man should be allowed to live his life as he chooses. For more Rastafari Beliefs and Principles read the book on amazon.com
  10. Rastafari is not a Religion – Rasta says Rastafari is not a Religion. Rasta say Rastafari is a way of life. Pure and simple. There are no Rastafari practices which one must do. More Rastafari Religion Facts to teach your child Here.
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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.

Rastafarian beliefs

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: What it means to be rasta in a poem

rastafari: you fill the need of my soul

rastafari is my strength: When I feel weak I turn to you, for you are always strong, you never steer me wrong, my love will always be true to you.
rastafari is my god: God you are always there, you never reject me, you only love me, how could I turn my back on you. You love me with such patience understanding and persistence. you stay true to me and I stay true to you.
rastafari is my love: no human will ever love me like you. You have known me since my conception. I have made many mistakes, and underestimated you love for me, but there you were lovin me more and more every time.
rastafari is my center: You give me direction in all areas of my life. You know whats good for me even before I come to you. You keep me centered, give me strength and the inner knowing to go on in tough times. You give me purpose in my life.

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!

Jah rastafari!

 

"Rastaman" a tribute to all rasta man

“Rastaman” a  tribute to all rasta man

 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

We rasta people are often looked at with obscurity and intrigue. Many do not know what we are really capable of. The love in our hearts and the things we can do to make others feel at ease. Unless you know a rasta man personally, you wont know that he is pure love in human form. We the rasta people, believe in love, acceptance, Jah. Just be one with Jah and all good things will follow. The rastafarian know that and they share their love and talents with the world. Here is my tribute to some famous rasta men. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Dear Rastaman “Bob Marley”

 

 

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!!!

Dear Rastaman Damian Marley

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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

Dear Mr. Jacob Miller

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.

Rasta man Mr. Sizzla

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.

Dear Rastaman Mr. Dennis Brown

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!!

Rastafarian culture – The rastafarian religion, whats it really all about?

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.

check this page on rastafarianism and reggae music culture to learn more about rastafari

I want everybody visiting this web site to know this site was designed from my heart, and with love. I put my soul into it. I hope you enjoy it and can feel the love and the vibe of all the things mentioned above combined. Here is a little more information about each one. You can check out the pages for more information.

 
 
 

beauty of black men, beauty of black women, black people, black history, and negro heritage.

 
I am on the internet almost all of my waking hours, i know that seems like its not a good thing. However it has proved to be a good thing. I make my living over the internet and have been able to connect with and find people with the same beliefs about the beauty of black women as me. For example, there are some women who are choosing to wear their hair in its natural state just as I am (as dreadlocks) and who also believe its time other black women joined. On this page you will find some videos, and of course my opinon on the subject. Check out my page on the beauty of black women, or the black woman.
 

anything rastafarian culture and beliefs, t-shirts, tams, rasta knit hats, rasta colors, rasta music, love of rasta life style

 
I am a rastafarian woman, I have known I was rasta since the age of 10. My Grandmother did not approve of me having my hair in dread locks, so at that time I did not do it. Even though at the time I was just informing her, cause I had made up my mind. But she was so against it, and I loved her so much, I did not want to disappoint her. Now at the age of 31, I am a rasta farian woman, feeling so good and so proud to be rasta. I love my dread locks they make me feel beautiful, confident, and beautifully black. to read more about rasta, check out the link.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

Island of jamaica, almost anything that is jamaican, the jamaican flag, jamaican people, pictures of jamaica, jamaican food and recipes, reggae music, vacation in jamaica

 
Wow…the island of Jamaica… Im not going to lie folks. I have been there two times in my life, but I sort of have a plan to go this year 2010, in april. We`ll have to see what happens with that. Jamaica is beautiful, very hot, and the black men of Jamaica, are “a fine breed“ you may easily, like my self, get carried away by the beauty of the black women, and the black men, when you vacation in the island of jamaica, and have more than one girlfriend or boyfriend, or maybe it was just me…but go easy guys i was 13 years old…I know better now…I have become more skilled at it now…lol…just kidding. If you travel to the island of Jamaica for nothing else, go to see how sexy the men and women are. I am not kidding you. Oh and the jamaican food is fantastic! I get a special feeling when I see the jamaican flag. its unexplainable. I love Jamaica!

the bible, jesus christ, love of god, bible verses, natural living, the miracles of jesus, dread locks, prayer, read the bible online, the soul, and zion

There is alot of information on this web site about the soul, because as a rastafarian woman I know the importance of living this life in good standing, such as accepting jesus christ, and believing what was wrtiten in the bible, in order to continue life as the soul, in the best way. Which is zion, or heaven, whatever you call it, I mean in the love and presence of God, as opposed to in someother unknown place where god does not roam. I read the bible regularly, I enjoy it, I particularly enjoy the miracles of jesus christ. Prayer is imortant to me too. Dread locks is the oldest way to of wearing the hair known to man. Even for white people! How do you think cavemen wore their hair? I have a love of god unlike any other. The bible is a special book, with much to teach us about life. “Yabby you” has a song called…”jesus dread”, ‘jacob miller” has a song called “who say jah no dread” are you getting the picture here? I will leave it there.

natural hair, how to make dread locks, and afros on black people, love of black people, natural hair styles, black hair care.

 
Alot of people who are visitng this web site want to know how to make dread locks, or already have dread locks, some are just curious and want to peer into a world which is not their own, this is fine with me. I like to wear my hair natural, I feel more like me…if other ethnicities are doing it, why shouldn’t black men and women wear their hair in its natural state too. I have a huge love of black people, I am so happy that God made me in this beautiful form. Black people are so beautiful. I am so happy to know there are black folks who are accepting them selves as black and embracing their beauty, heritage, and life. Many black men and women, struggle with `black hair care“ issues. This is because we are so busy trying to treat it like something like it IS NOT, that it costs us alot of money, effects self esteem, and even causes our hair to break…this is part of the reason many black women feel their hair does not grow…it`s too busy breaking to grow!

reggae, reggae music, reggae artists such as bob marley, peter broggs, dennis brown, gregory issaces, barrington levy, jacob miller and of course Mr. garnett silk.

 
 
The things above are the things I live for…I really mean that from my heart, especially the reggae music part, when I here those “rockers” or “roots music” or “rasta music” I just feel like I am in heaven. I really mean that. Here is a song I want you to hear right now! Its called rasta man chant nyahbingi, by peter broggs. I like alot of other canadian born, carribean children, had the influence of alot of reggae music in my life. However I feel mine was a little more so. You see my Mother and Father created me, and gave birth to me over a record shop, all we sold was reggae music. So when I hear these singers….something beautiful gets set off in my heart and soul…because this is something that is ingrained in me. I love black people, I love reggae music, I love jah! God wanted me to have this influence and so hear I am.
 
 

my first intention in creating this rastafarian jamaican website was to unite rastafarians by way of the internet, my second intention was to educate black people on their beauty, and my third intention was to bring people with a common love in their heart, for black people, and or rasta, or god, or love in general, together. Provide a platform for naturalists to socialize, poets, musicians, artists, malcom x believers, roots music lovers, Meaning, of natural living, god, jamaica, rasta, black business owners, black and african american websites, together, hence the “love” part of the domain name. Now if I missed you in all those topics the question is…do you have love in your heart? If so, that includes you too. So, keep checking back, there is alot to come.

 
These are more subjets to come in the near future on this rasta reggae website

beauty of Black men, beauty of Black women, love of black people, negro heritage, black history, black leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King and Malcom X and Marcus Garvey to name a few.

anything rastafarian culture and beliefs, rasta t-shirts, rasta tams, rasta knit hats, rasta colors, rasta music, love of rasta life style, rastafarian beliefs, rasta religion, rasta flag, reggae music, love, not eating meat, inspiration, creativity, the bible

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reggae, reggae music, reggae artists such as bob marley, peter broggs, dennis brown, gregory issaces, barrington levy, jacob miller and of course Mr. garnett silk, rastafarian singers of jamaica