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  Rastafari movement - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Socially, Rastafari is a response to racist negation of fl people as it was experienced in Jamaica, where in the 1930s, fl people were at the bottom of the social order, while white people and their (predominantly Christian) religion were at the top.
Many Rastafari attempt to learn Amharic, which they consider to be the original language, because this is the language Haile Selassie I spoke, and in order to identify themselves as Ethiopian—though in practice, most Rastas continue to speak either English or their native languages.
Rastafari are criticised, particularly by Christian groups, for taking Biblical quotes out of context, for picking and choosing what they want from the Bible, and for bringing elements into Rastafari that do not appear in the Bible.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Rasta   (5876 words)

  
 Rastafari movement - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Their religion is difficult to categorise, because Rastafari is not a centralised organisation; and it is left to the individual Rastafarians to work out the truth for themselves, resulting in a wide variety of beliefs entering beneath the general umbrella of Rastafari.
Rastafari is a response to racist negation of fl people as it was experienced in Jamaica, where in the 1930s, fl people were at the bottom of the social order, while white people and their Christian religion were at the top.
Many Rastafari attempt to learn Amharic, that they consider to be the original language, because this is the language Haile Selassie I spoke, and in order to emphasise themselves as African people - though in practice, most Rastas continue to speak either English or their native languages.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Rasta   (5310 words)

  
 The Rastafarian Orders/Sects (Jamaica)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Members of this sect focus mainly on Emperor Haile Selassie and they proclaim that he is the incarnation of the Supreme deity.
Their flag is a little different from others as the placement of the colors is different: Green (top), ­ the vegetation of Ethiopia, Gold (middle), ­ mineral wealth of Ethiopia and Red (bottom), ­ the blood of Ethiopians.
The members of this sect are free to worship in a church of their choosing or within the privacy of their house.
www.jamaicans.com /culture/rasta/rasta_sects.shtml   (724 words)

  
 Rastafari movement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Many Rastafari learn Amharic, which they consider to be the original language, because this is the language Haile Selassie I spoke, and in order to identify themselves as Ethiopian—though in practice, most Rastas continue to speak either English or their native languages.
Most Rastafari believe that Selassie is in some way a reincarnation of Jesus and that the Rastafari are the true Israelites.At the heart of Rastafari is the belief in being one's own 'kingman' or prince (hence they call themselves Rastafari).
Rastafari ideas have spread beyond the Jamaican community; for example, Rocker T has claimed Rastafari in his music and daily life; these ideas have also spread to other countries including Russia, where artists such as Jah Division write songs about Jah.
www.tocatch.info /en/Rastafarian_music.htm   (6674 words)

  
 ROOTSIE.COM - Rastafari
Rastafari as a movement began in one of the poorest, flest, places in the world, in Jamaica, inspired by Marcus Garvey as a call for Black unity, Black identity, and Black empowerment.
Rastafari also offers whites a way to reconcile with their own heritage, to be Jewish or Christian, to return to a religious ideology many felt had to be rejected because of the way it has been used as an instrument of oppression against nonwhites.
Rastafari is now a global movement that originated as a call for fl unity out of the heart of the African diaspora.
www.rootsie.com /articles/12092003.html   (2713 words)

  
 Religious Movements Homepage: Rastafarianism
Several Rastafari were killed in such clashes, and hundreds more were arrested and humiliated by being forced to have their dreadlocks cut off.
As a sign of change, Rastafari women have become quite vocal against these beliefs and practices, and some have defied such conventions as covering their dreadlocks or wearing only ankle-length dresses in public.
Rastafari rituals are of two basic types: reasonings and the "binghi." The reasoning is an informal gathering at which a small group of brethren generally smoke the holy weed, ganja, and engage in discussion.
religiousmovements.lib.virginia.edu /nrms/rast.html   (3950 words)

  
 Rastafari movement - Alternative medicine - Alternative medicine
Rasta, or the Rastafari movement of Jah people, is a New_religious_movementreligious movement that reveres Haile Selassie I of EthiopiaHaile Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, as King of Kings, Lord of Lords and the Lion of Judah.
The name Rastafari comes from Ras T??f??ri, the pre-coronation name of Haile Selassie I, who Rastas of many Mansions of Rastafarimansions say is the earthly aspect of Jah (the Rastafari name for God, from a shortened form of Jehovah found in KJV Psalm 68:4) and part of the Holy Trinity.
Many Rastafari attempt to learn Amharic, that they consider to be the original language, because this is the language Haile Selassie I spoke, and in order to identify themselves as Ethiopian - though in practice, most Rastas continue to speak either English languageEnglish or their native languages.
www.famouschinese.com /virtual/Rastafari_movement   (5694 words)

  
 Rastafari, Rasta, Rastafarianism - ReligionFacts
The Rastafari movement or Rastafarianism is a "messianic religio-political movement" 1 that began in the Jamaican slums in the 1920s and 30s.
Rastafaris dislike the term "Rastafarianism" because they reject the "isms and schisms" that characterize oppressive and corrupt white society.
Each member of this sect belongs to one of the 12 Tribes (or Houses), which is determined by birth month and is represented by a color.
www.religionfacts.com /a-z-religion-index/rastafarianism.htm   (2797 words)

  
 Obiagele Lake, RastafarI Women
Lake's feminist "demythologization" of RastafarI has much to do with her argument that Rastafarians, in general, have betrayed the African revolution in the modern world.
In the final analysis one wonders whether Lake actually uncovered what her focus on RastafarI, and some of her own predilections, were saying about the nature of Jamaican society in particular.
RastafarI Women: Subordination in the Midst of Liberation Theology raises the profound question of women's status in RastafarI, and African culture as a whole.
northstar.vassar.edu /volume4/lake.html   (1446 words)

  
 A Sketch of Rastafarian History
Rastafari was not a religion, a human organization, or a philosophy, but an active attempt to discern the will of JAH (God) and keep it.
EWF RASTAFARI: Besides the heretical syncretist groups, however, a legitimate Orthodox Rastafari Movement continued to flourish as the backbone of the Jamaican church.
What is forgotten is that the existence of the Rastafari movement is a miracle: a forgotten people and a lost culture bringing itself by "reasonings" to the very edge of Orthodoxy.
www.nomadfx.com /old/rasta1.html   (4103 words)

  
 InterfaithForums - Rastafarianism Overview
Many non Rastafari, however, of fl African descent have adopted dreads as an expression of pride in their ethnic identity, or simply as a hairstyle, and take a less purist approach to developing and grooming them.
In Rastafarian reggae music a follower of Rastafari may be referred to simply as a dreadlocks or Natty Dread, whilst those non-believers who cut their hair are be referred to as baldheads.
Most Rastas do not identify with any sect or denomination, though there are three Sects of Rastafari: the Nyahbinghi, the Bobo Ashanti and the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
www.interfaithforums.com /printthread.php?t=96   (1299 words)

  
 Rastafari Religion. An Overview of Rasta Culture
Unlike many modern religious and Christian groups that tend to stress conformity towards the "powers-that-be", Rastafari instead stresses loyalty to their concept of "Zion", and rejection of modern society ("Babylon").
The religion is difficult to categorize, because Rastafari is not a centralized organization.
Rastafari are criticized, particularly by Christian groups, for taking biblical quotes out of context, for picking and choosing what they want from the Bible, and for bringing elements into Rastafari that do not appear in the Bible.
www.important.ca /rastafari_religion_overview.html   (1971 words)

  
 Rastafari: it's more than just ganja, reggae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It was the second-generation converts who instituted dreads and ganja and increased their opposition to Western political and economic domination ( ``Babylon'' ) through street marches and defiance of the police, said University of the West Indies anthropologist Barry Chevannes.
The Twelve Tribes, one of the most influential and mainly middle-class Rastafarian sects, believe Jesus is a manifestation of God like Haile Selassie, and many members sound like evangelical Protestants when reciting biblical verses on good and evil.
Today the rebellious side of Rastafari religion in the United States is expressed primarily through reggae, and in some cases a refusal to work in mainstream jobs.
www.rism.org /isg/dlp/ganja/resources/lieblich.html   (953 words)

  
 Jah Breeze Reggae
Rastafari is a universal concept of life that was officially defined in Jamaica with the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia in the 1930's.
The Ethiopian World Federation and the Rastafari Centralization Organization, along with various houses and mansions of Rastafari sects like the Bobo Ashanti, Nyabinghi and the Twelve Tribes recognize and revere Haile Selassie as the Black Christ, the Comforter and lineage to their divinity.
Rastafari is an opening, a path or a direction or a way to live in connection with life, not in opposition to life.
www.jahbreeze.com /projects.htm   (4521 words)

  
 rastafarianism
Rastafarianism Rastafarianism, better known as Rastafari or simply Rasta, is a religion that was developed in Jamaica during the early 20th century.
There are some semi-organized sects of Rastafari namely; The Twelve Tribes of Israel, The Nyahbinghi Order.
Reggae is an outlet for the beliefs of Rastafari, and is largely responsible for spreding Rasta throughout the world.
www.narcomundo.com /Rastafarianism.htm   (1286 words)

  
 Entheogenic Sects and Psychedelic Religions
And there is a low-profile California sect that takes a yogic approach, where the ultimate goal is for the disciple to meditate in a full lotus position continuously for at least ten hours while under the influence of over a thousand micrograms of LSD.
The variety in character of psychedelic sects resembles the qualitative range found among mainstream denominations, where sincere voices are often inaudible amid the clamor of televangelist hustlers, fundamentalist bigots, and sexual abuses by priests and ministers.
Although some of the psychedelic sects have been unusual, none have been as destructive as many of the groups operating in the U.S. without any legal restraint on their use of brainwashing to recruit new members.
www.maps.org /news-letters/v12n1/12117stu.html   (6003 words)

  
 TARDIS Type 40:Desktop Folder:morgan.html
Similarly, the religious tenets of Rastafari dictated that the men should treat their womyn with the same respect that is due to the Queen Omega Empress Menen.
She terms this movement the"New Rastafari."Turner maintains that this new Rastafari movement has taken principles that are essential to the Rasta faith (such as protection of and respect for the environment as well as demand for equal rights) and extended them to encompass a broader range of global issues.
She, like so many other reggae artists, was a member of the Twelve Tribes sect of the Rastafari religion, and much of her music is"dedicated to the Rasta ethic"(Cooper, 1997) of spirituality and chanting down Babylon through socio-political lyrics.
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/morgan.html   (6588 words)

  
 Rastafari (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Rastafarianism, better known as Rastafari or simply Rasta, is a "religion" that developed in Jamaica during the earlier part of the 20th century.
I think it is this undogmatic approach that has kept Rastafari on the "sidelines" in popularity, and that at the same time this emphasis on individual connection to God, not in a church environment, is what is so attractive about the Rasta practice to many of its adherents.
There are some semi-organized sects of Rastafari, namely the Twelve Tribes of Israel and the Nyabinghi.
falcon.jmu.edu.cob-web.org:8888 /~klemmjd/rastafari/rastafari.htm   (352 words)

  
 The Trinidad Guardian -Online Edition Ver 2.0
Kalifa Logan, a 12-year-old dreadlocked student whose hairstyle was cited as the reason for refusing her to attend a Catholic high school, was not yet a household name in TandT.
Launched last October, the RLM seeks to encourage unity and positive discourse among the various Rastafari sects in TandT.
There are five established Rastafari groups in TandT: the Orthodox Ethiopian Church, Twelve Tribes, Nyahbinghi, Bobo Shanti (which is split into three groups because of ideological differences) and the Church of Haile Selassie.
www.guardian.co.tt /archives/2004-09-26/news7.html   (1164 words)

  
 Rastafarianism   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Unlike most religious and Christian groups that tend to stress conformity towards the powers-that-be, Rastafari stresses nonconformity and peaceful rebelliousness towards what it terms Babylon, which is the modern society where we live.
Some early elements of Rastafarianism were closely related to indigenous religions of the Caribbean and Africa, and to the Maroons, though these elements were largely purged by the Nyahbinghi warriors - dreadlocked Rastas who fought the corrupting power of some leaders who sought to add these syncretic elements to the Rastafarian doctrines.
Most Rastas do not identify with any sect or denomination, though there are three prominent Sects of Rastafari: the Nyahbinghi, the Bobo Ashanti and the Twelve Tribes of Israel.
rastafarianism.iqnaut.net   (3405 words)

  
 Rastafari (Rastafarianism) - religious cults, sects and movements
In affirming the divinity of Haile Selassie, Rastafari rejects the Babylonian hypocrisy of the modern church.
The church of Rome, and even the council of Rome, are considered to be particularly Babylonian: was it not from this city that Mussolini invaded the holy land of Ethiopia in 1935?
Religions always reflect the social and geographical environment out of which they emerge, and Jamaican Rastafari is no exception: for example, the use of marijuana as a sacrament and aid to meditation is logical in a country where a particularly potent strain of 'herb' grows freely.
www.apologeticsindex.org /r19.html   (571 words)

  
 Music Feature | Rastafari—Way of Life
The world of Rastafari has come into increasing awareness, investigation and question as we dawn into the information age, and the many cultures of the world become globalized.
While the life and supposed death of Selassie goes undebated, it is clear his influence on Rastafari, his leadership and presence in history will forever remain as a cornerstone in the culture and ideology.
In Garvey’s time, Rastafari had not been established as its own entity, however Garvey’s travels, organizational abilities and pioneering efforts established a basis and a spirit for a foundation for Rastafari’s development.
www.jahworks.org /music/features/rastafari.html   (2369 words)

  
 Essene Church of Peace FAQ
The Essene Church of Peace is one sect of the Church of Peace.
The overall Church of Peace is a union of common beliefs and the different sects represent the diversity of beliefs within the church.
We cannot speak for all Essene sects, but yes, you can certainly be a member of the Essene Church of Peace and be an atheist, agnostic, or omnivore.
www.essenechurchofpeace.org /FAQ.html   (1873 words)

  
 IRASCOM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
We the Citizens of The InIversal RasTafarI Community (IRASCOM), being mindful of our common bonds as seekers of Truth, Overstanding, Knowledge and Wisdom: hereby declare without inhibition, our dedication to the cause of uniting all RasTafarIs, regardless of House, Sect or Tribe, into the common, progressive and positive community that we were destined to become.
In full, our most worthy cause is the unification of the powerful voices and works of RasTafarIs, the exodus of western, Caribbean and any other descendants of African from the African Diaspora, the strengthening of existing bonds, the building of new ones and the representation of RasTafarIs in the Global Community.
The InIversal RasTafarI Agreement (IRA) will call for the unification of all InI houses and sects of RasTafarI into a cooperative body and not into a single mansion as some other organizations have attempted to achieve.
www.stslimos.org /IRASCOM/index.htm   (751 words)

  
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Very little academic work has been done on Rastafari, in part because it eludes the "rational" world and academic analysis, speculation, and theory.
I wrote this thesis with the intent to try to do justice to this fluid, non-stagnant faith which had so transformed my life.This work was originally written in 1991, and revised in 1996.
Index I. Historical Overview A. From Slavery to Independence B. Birth of Rastafari C. Beliefs and Practices of the Rastas 1.
www.rastafari.de /jahchildren/rasta23.htm   (1275 words)

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