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Jah Rastafari Book: Beliefs and Way of Life

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Hey guys…I wrote this book, as a detailed guidebook to help those who are interested in following the faith of Rastafari. I hope the table of contents inspires you…I hope the book is helpful. May Jah guide you and bless you on the Journey, Rastafari.

Table of Contents

  1. THE CHOICE OF RASTAFARI
  2. IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI
  3. 6 STEPS TO CONVERT TO RASTAFARI
  4. HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR RASTA NAME
  5. 4 WAYS TO MEDITATE AS A RASTA
  6. WHY ARE YOU A RASTA?
  7. 4 PILLARS OF RASTAFARI HEALTH
  8. ITAL FOOD AS RASTA
  9. 6 SPIRITUAL OBLIGATIONS OF RASTAFARI
  10. BIBLE STUDY AS A RASTA
  11. WHITE RASTAFARI
  12. THE MEANING OF DREADLOCKS AS A RASTA
  13. OVERSTANDING JAH ZION & BABYLON
  14. HOW TO RAISE A RASTA CHILD
  15. FINDING A RASTA MENTOR
  16. KING SELASSIE I SPEECHES
  17. MY RASTA JOURNEY

  

THE CHOICE OF RASTAFARI

Rastafari has specially selected every Rasta, however that Rasta must also choose Rastafari to reap the rewards. It is a two way spiritual street. A Rasta man can be “powerful” or “weak” depending upon how deep he chooses to live and embrace the faith.

Every Rasta knows within themselves if their life is a Reflection of their spiritual beliefs that puts the will and the works of Jah first. When this happens the Rasta woman or Rasta man will be powerful, peaceful, confident and content.

Rastafari is a spiritual gift, if you want to see its power working in your life, you will have to work Rastafari in your life.

May you meet Jah on your Journey, May you know his might and his blessings. Rastafari, King Selassie I.

 

 

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

 

 

As an aspiring Rasta, You may be wondering about the importance and meaning of King Selassie I and Empress Menen in the Rastafari faith. What role do they play? Why are they so important?  The following is 5  reasons…

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

#1 Royalty and Self Respect

The life and crowning of King Selassie I and Empress Menen in Rastafari, is to demonstrate Royalty, Self Respect

By the example set by the crowning and Relationship of King Selassie I and Empress Menen, Rasta maintain a high standard for ourselves in all things. From the clothing that we choose to wear, to the way we speak, the friendships we keep, and the way we choose to live and view our lives.  Rasta emulates the life and standards of King Alpha and Queen Omega at all times.

How to Emulate “the King & Queen” as Rasta

King Selassie I is the Role Model for the Rasta man, and Empress Menen is the Role Model for the Rasta woman. Some of the ways we as Rasta Emulate the King and Queen are…

Maintaining cordial relationships with others including those who we may consider “difficult to deal with” or whom we may consider to be our “enemies.”

  • Expressing Love and appreciation for our Kingman and Empress as Creations of Jah
  • Speak using consideration for the sensitivity for hearts and minds others

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

 # 2 the Royal Lineage of  King Solomon

Another reason King Selassie I is so important in Rastafari culture is to put a face to the Royal Lineage of King Solomon.

King Selassie I is the 225 direct descendent to sit up on the throne of King David, which was also occupied by the wise King Solomon, who is King David’s son.

Rastafari Legend has it that, The Queen of Sheba and The Wise King Solomon made love and had a baby boy which was named Menilik, who became “King Menelik I.” King Menilik had a son “King Menelik II,” who is King Selassie I uncle. King Selassie I and King Menelik are of “the tribe of Judah,” which is part of biblical Royal history, related to King Solomon.

As Rasta we pay our Respects to King Selassie I as the face of Jah, and all the ordained Kings of the Tribe of Judah.

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#4 Royal energy in the home

As stated Earlier images of “the King and Queen” as Rasta are reminders of our own Royal Heritage. For this reason Rasta love to have images of the King and Queen in every room in thier home. Including Wall hangings, plaqued photos of the King and Queen, Rastafari mugs, clocks with the Kings face, framed speeches by King Selassie I etc. Rasta believe and feel these Royal images of the King Selassie I and Empress Menen brings positive spiritual Energy into the home and into our lives.

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

#4 Demonstrate Positive history and Heritage

Another Reason Empress Menen and King Selassie I have so much importance in Rastafari culture is that they demonstrate positive African history and heritage.

King Selassie I and Empress Menen were crowned November 2nd 1930. As former slaves, black people have had a hard time in Babylon recovering  the whole truth about our heritage and our history. Many black youth in school only learn that black people were slaves. Not much before black slavery and not much after black slavery, and not much about our contributions to society as a nation.

There were many photos taken of the life of the King and Queen. Jah ordained the crowning of King Selassie I and Empress Menen so that Black people have a positive black role model couple (male and female) after black slavery was abolished. All though the King and Queen are from Africa, and ruled over Ethiopia, in Rastafari, they represent positive role models ordained by Jah for all people of all Nations.

 

 

 

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

# 5 Equality of the Sexes

In the Rastafari Livity, Men and Women are seen as equal, because, the same day

(November 2nd 1930)  King Selassie I was crowned King of Ethiopia, Empress Menen was also crowned, Queen of Ethiopia during the same coronation.

King Selassie I is also known as “The King of Kings” and Empress Menen is also known as “The Queen of Queens” in Rastafari Culture.

 

IMPORTANCE OF KING SELASSIE I AND EMPRESS MENEN IN RASTAFARI

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#6 Self Reliance & Legacy

The King and Queen through hard work and determination created a Legacy between them. King Selassie I created schools in his name, ……..Because of this example Rasta also like to build things in our name that people can utilize positively and that carries the name of Rastafari for generations. Bob Marleys legacy was his music and his message. Through his work, he was also self reliant. He left a legacy for his children, and his children’s children.

 

 

 

The Importance of King Selassie I and Empress Menen in Rastafari Re-cap

 

  • Generate powerful positive energy through images and words of King Selassie I and Empress Menen displayed in the home
  • Demonstrate positive African history and heritage, and positive African role models to Africans and the World
  • Demonstrate what an image of self respect and dignity looks like in order for one to emulate it
  • To put a face to the Royal lineage of King David and his son King Solomon
  1. Equality of the Sexes: Teach Rasta equality of the sexes. Both King Selassie I and Empress Menen were crowned November 2nd King Selassie I as “King of Kings…” and Empress Menen as “Queen of Queens…”
  • Self Reliance & Legacy: The King and Queen demonstrate to Rasta to Create our own work

 

 

 

6 STEPS TO CONVERT TO RASTAFARI

 

Many people who want to embrace the faith of Rastafari wonder, “just how do I convert to Rastafari?” The answer is, there is no right or wrong way to Convert to Rastafari. As a Rastafari myself having taken my vow just 7 years ago, there was some inner spiritual things I did, coupled with some outer changes to my environment and lifestyle that helped me to convert my spiritual beliefs from Christianity to Rastafari.

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Rastafarian God: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia

Do Rastafarians have their own God?

 

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Rastafarians have their own black God, his name is Emperor Haile Selassie. He was born in Ethiopia in 1892, and was crowned emperor, of Ethiopia in 1930. The story of Selassie is an interesting one. There are DVDs that you can watch to learn more. I will give a brief explanation here.

Many Rastafarians say it is outlined in the bible, the birth of Emperor Haile Selassie and the fact that he is God. In the bible it says, ” he will be called…The king of kings, lord or lords, conquering lion of the tribe of Judah,” apparently Selassie is of the tribe of Judah because of the time he was born, which is under the sign of leo, the lion, (the tribe of Judah). There is a lot more cool facts that line up to Selassie being a reincarnation of our lord. Do I believe it myself? Yes, I do. When I found out he could pet lions without being mauled, (even though they were his person pets) I was convinced. I believe you need t have something special inside of you to be able to do this.

Do Rastafarians believe in Jesus Christ?

Yes, there are some Rastas who do believe in Jesus Christ. They call him by the name “Yesus Christos.” I my self am not a “facts rasta” so I can’t really tell you much else about this. what I can tell you is that a lot of Jamaican Rastafarians are raised christian before embracing themselves as Rasta. Therefore, many Rastas read the Christian bible, including my self. In fact I consider the Christian bible to be a spring board into my accepting my self as Rasta. Rastas dont have anything against Christianity or any other religion. We are just different in the sense that we know what we know, and what we know is the truth, there for we cannot deny, our rasta spiritual knowing.

Rasta Colors and the Ethiopian (Rasta) Flag

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We rasta get our rasta colors from the real true rasta flag, which is the original flag of Ethiopia, and had the lion on it. I believe somebody changed it, from the lion to a yellow star on a blue background, because just like they smashed off the nose of the sphinx, this is an attempt to try to hide the truth. The lion is a clear symbol of strength, and just to see that flag, no matter who you are, you know there is something very strong, and very special about it. You can buy one at my rasta flag shop. here at www.rasta-flags-shop.com

 

King Selassie I Speeches

  1. king selassie i speechesSpirituality – By King Selassie I
  2. The Bible – By King Selassie I
  3. Leadership – By King Selassie I
  4. The Essence of Power – By King Selassie I
  5. A New Way of Life – By King Selassie I
  6. Living in Peace – By King Selassie I

What do the history books say about the war on Ethiopia? 

Many books say that Mussolini declared war on Ethiopia, in order to colonize it, like the rest of Africa had been successfully colonized by outsiders at that time, and that Mussolini won the war. This is not true. Selassie and his army won the fight. Let me bring you up to speed in case you don’t know, like I didn’t at one point.

The proof is in the pudding!

rastafarian godThere was a time when all of Africa was called Ethiopia. Africa kept on being colonized by outsiders,over and over again until there was only a small piece of land left, which is where Emperor Haile Selassie lived. When Mussolini declared war on Ethiopia in order to colonize it. Selassie being a king, had the resources (army) to go to war in order to defend the part of Africa where he resided. When the war was over, it was still called Ethiopia, because Mussolini was unsuccessful in his attempt to colonize this remainder of Africa. Just by the sheer fact that Ethiopia has its original name, and not a name given to it by its colonizers tells you that, Selassie and his troops won the war. A friend of mine forced me to watch the DVD, which I will try to make available to you as well. On my website. For now please read more about the the war between the Italy and Ethiopia here.

For some Rasta God has no Face and no Name

For some Rasta, God has no face and no name God is a spirit. That makes sense too. But maybe it was all true at some point. Maybe there is God, then he sent Selassie to defend the African Land. God was in Selassie so to speak, so at that time God was black. Then when Selassie was no more Selassie. (some say he is still alive) then he became a spirit, without a face. Personally, I believe Selassie is God or a reincarnation so to speak, but this is a Rasta woman, with all her rasta thoughts and feelings perspective.

I love H.I.M and I love my self. I am African

I love the story of Emperor Haile Selassie, His Imperial Majesty. I love my self too. I am african and I am proud.

Is God Black?

I don’t know if God is black, I have never met him. In the bible jesus is described as being someone “of color.” With his hair “like lambs wool,” and his feet the color of “brass” (sorry guys I don’t remember exactly) but it sounds to me like someone from egypt, and this type of Egyptian have hair like black folks, and tanned to dark-colored skin. “Sizzla,” (a popular reggae music artist) has a song called “no white god” here it is for you to listen to.


Watch this next video and learn why Rastafarians pay respect to Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia as God. This is an interview with popular reggae artist Sizzla, discussing Rastafari.
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Bob Marley said “We are all One”

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Bob Marley sang in one of his songs… “One love, one heart, let’s get together and feel alright..!” We are all one whether we want to be or not, we are. We may be different in color, different by birth country, but the rest is all the same. We, should be more focused on our similarities than our differences, I think we would all be happier if we did that.

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As long as your God teaches love, unity, and respect I don’t care what color you think of him to be, I am on board. The East indians have Gandhi, he was about peace, The Asians have the Dalai Lama, he also represents a peaceful spirituality, The Christians have jesus, he believed in loving your enemies and leaving oppressors to God. We Rasta have Emperor Haile Selassie and he called for unity among all nations, regardless of skin color or class. Looking to buy an Emperor Haile Selassie Flag…click here!

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Rasta beliefs on love/dating/marriage….Just a sneak peak

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

rasta love and marriageMany “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?

rastafari love and marriageRasta 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!

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Rasta man (jamaican) – how to date him how to love him

How to love a Jamaican Rasta man

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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

 

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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.

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bob Marley had many lovers

 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

 

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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.

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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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rasta marley reggae music: the fame of bob marley

Bob Marley is one of the most prolific song writers and reggae music singers of all time. He is known world-wide for his various songs about love, life, and political issues. Songs like (“war no more trouble”) and “could this be love?”, spiked in the reggae music scene, causing people want to know more about the man, behind the song.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Bob marley – the rastaman

Bob marley was a rastafarian. A man who believed in God, Love and Peace. He brought rastafari to pop culture. Before rasta marley, very little was known, to very few people,  about what it meant to be a “rastaman.” Bob made reggae music and rastafari, big in Canada, the USA and abroad.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Inspiration from the Rastafari lifestyle in reggae music

If you listen closely to Bob Marleys music, you will hear a man, who sings to people of all nations, all colors, all classes. This is due to the spiritual beliefs of rastafari that teaches, love, one love, unity, inity, peace, and spiritual blessings. It is thanks to rastafarians, like bob marley that “reggae music”, “rasta reggae music”, and “rockers”, is so well-known for deeper thought, and meditation.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

reggae t-shirts, jamaica t-shirts, other rasta accessories

Bob marley t-shirts have become part of pop culture. Along with these ever-increasing t-shirts with their various prints, designs, and colors… “I love Jamaica” t-shirts are now popular too, and now pretty much any “rasta accessory, has been popularized.” Red, yellow, and green use to be only popular among Ethiopians and Rastafarians, but now, you can even find the odd baby, of various races, sporting their tiny “knitted rasta hats!” I am such a proud dread. Rastafari!
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Bob Marley popularized dreadlocks and Rastafari

bob marley popularized dreadlocks world-wide. Now in 2010 wearing dread locks is seen as something associated with, breaking the mold, standing out, standing up, and a (hippie) retro lifestyle. Many non jamaican people who wear dread locks are also believers in love, peace and equal rights. Now, dreadlocks have also become so popular that you can even see those who perform punk music, or listen to punk music, wearing dreadlocks as their prefered hair style. Bigup to Bob Marley for all of that!
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Bob Marleys music can open up the spiritual centers of anybody willing to listen

Bob Marley’s music continues to be music of spiritual enlightenment. The rhythmic reggae sounds, along with the words of this rasta reggae singer, about jah, and love, can help a person to reflect on life, the inner self, and good times of past. Many people love Bob Marley and the reggae sounds he created, and left as gifts for all the world to hear.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

The thing I love about bob marleys music is….

The thing I love about bob Marley’s music is it can be listened to anytime of day, for any reason. You feel sad, listen to a bob marley song and you will soon feel better. Want to unwind? Play some bob marley tunes, you are sure to feel more relaxed “in a hurry!” Want to listen to what falling in love feels like? Listen to bob marley tune. Feeling rebellious…there is a bob marley song for that too. I find I listen to a bob marley tune when I want to feel my connection to jah, which is constant. But the feelings become increased by “ride natty ride” or “one drop!” If you are seeking some bob marley lyrics check here.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Bob Marley and other Rastafarians Reggae singers popularized jamaica

It is cool to be jamaican now. Reggae music is considered some of the best music in the world. people have fallen in love with jamaica due in part to bob marley and his music which included some cool reggae music vibes. Jamaica continues to be popular for our high population of rastafarians. Many people now, when visiting jamaican, seek out the rastafarians to hear their wisdom, and rasta philosophies on life.
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Bob Marley and his rasta locks

It seems like everything bob did, made him cool, and popular! What a lucky guy. From wearing dreadlocks, to being rasta, to living in jamaica, and puffing on some sensi once in a while. Big up jamaica!
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Damian Marley an upcoming legend on the reggae music scene

Damian Marley is the last son for Mr Bob Marley. He is 31 years old, and I feel he is just scratching the tip of the ice berg in terms of his notoriety to come. I see advertisments plastered in various places on the internet about this rastaman, Mr. Damian Marley, and his many upcoming Tours with Nas ( a popular hip hop artist) These two make a fine team, and some great music. Check out the song entitled “on the road to zion”
 
 

 

 
 

 

 

Weight on his shoulders?

Damian was once asked in an interview if he felt the weight of his fathers success on his shoulders. He replied “no” I feel my fathers….(not verbatim) success lifting me up.” spoken like a true rasta man. Damian is very talented. And his locks are long and so beautiful. I just had to throw that in there.
 
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rasta reggae music blew up in the late 70s

I know rasta reggae music blew up in the late 70s because I was born in 78. The sounds of bob marley, dennis brown, gregory isaccs and garnet silk surrounded my new born spirit. I am sure that these singers influence in my life, are a big part of why I have known I was a dread since I was a little girl. Back then the singers sang about love peace, and jah. It was something new, political and different. Jamaica will always be popular due to Rastafari, and those who continue to create in the name of Jah Rastafari
Thank you for reading this article, Jah Love!
 

  Rasta Way of Life

 
 

 

 

 

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

Click here –>> to Read this article about white women who travel to jamaica to make love to Rasta man

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

island of jamaica, almost anything that is jamaican, the jamaican flag, jamaican people, pictures of jamaica, jamaican food and recipes, reggae music, jamaica vacation, jamaica dating, bob marley, 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

the bible, lord jesus christ, love of god, bible verses, natural living, the miracles of jesus, dread locks, prayer, reading of the bible online, the old testiment, the new testiment, christianity, the birth of jesus christ.
 
spirituality, mind body soul connection, natural and alternative healing, spiritual healing, meditation, how to meditate, the soul, life after death, and more, the law of attraction, the meaning of life, what happens when commit suicide. Dysmenorhea, how to heal it, my story.
 
natural hair, how to make dread locks, and afros on black people, love of black people, nataurl hair styles, black hair care, rastafarian culture, moisturizers, conditioners, locking products, natural hair care products, wax, dreadlocks tutorials,
 
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