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The First Rasta

Author : Stephen Davis
ISBN : 9781613745649
Genre : Religion
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Going far beyond the standard imagery of Rasta—ganja, reggae, and dreadlocks—this cultural history offers an uncensored vision of a movement with complex roots and the exceptional journey of a man who taught an enslaved people how to be proud and impose their culture on the world. In the 1920s Leonard Percival Howell and the First Rastas had a revelation concerning the divinity of Haile Selassie, king of Ethiopia, that established the vision for the most popular mystical movement of the 20th century, Rastafarianism. Although jailed, ridiculed, and treated as insane, Howell, also known as the Gong, established a Rasta community of 4,500 members, the first agro-industrial enterprise devoted to producing marijuana. In the late 1950s the community was dispersed, disseminating Rasta teachings throughout the ghettos of the island. A young singer named Bob Marley adopted Howell's message, and through Marley's visions, reggae made its explosion in the music world.
Category: Religion

Becoming Rasta

Author : Charles Price
ISBN : 9780814767474
Genre : Religion
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Down by the Riverside provides an expansive introduction to the development of African American religion and theology. Spanning the time of slavery up to the present, the volume moves beyond Protestant Christianity to address a broad diversity of African American religion from Conjure, Orisa, and Black Judaism to Islam, African American Catholicism, and humanism. This accessible historical overview begins with African religious heritages and traces the transition to various forms of Christianity, as well as the maintenance of African and Islamic traditions in antebellum America. Preeminent contributors include Charles Long, Gayraud Wilmore, Albert Raboteau, Manning Marable, M. Shawn Copeland, Vincent Harding, Mary Sawyer, Toinette Eugene, Anthony Pinn, and C. Eric Lincoln and Lawrence Mamiya. They consider the varieties of religious expression emerging from migration from the rural South to urban areas, African American women's participation in Christian missions, Black religious nationalism, and the development of Black Theology from its nineteenth-century precursors to its formulation by James Cone and later articulations by black feminist and womanist theologians. They also draw on case studies to provide a profile of the Black Christian church today. This thematic history of the unfolding of religious life in African America provides a window onto a rich array of African American people, practices, and theological positions.
Category: Religion

Rasta Meditation Handbook

Author : Empress
ISBN : 9781537638980
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 63.53 MB
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Rastafari is a form of Meditation that Rastafari call "the Journey." In this Meditation book, you will learn the concept of Rastafari as a Meditation of love, Meditation as contemplative inquiry, and Meditation as a way of life. Rasta connect with the universal consciousness they call Jah through Meditation. Take a Journey with this Rasta Meditation Handbook and Follow the steps to Zion High Rastafari Meditation.
Category: Self-Help

How To Become A Rasta

Author : Empress Yuajah
ISBN : 9781463698836
Genre : Religion
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Learn the religious beliefs and practices of the Rastafarians. A great Rasta book for those who want to become a Rastafarian. Written by a Jamaican Rasta Woman, this book explains Rasta beliefs, how to convert to Rastafarianism, the true ways of dress as a Rastafarian, and the meaning of Rasta. Find out all about Rastafari culture, and what it means to follow Jah Rastafari, Emperor Haile Selassie I, according the the Rastamans way of life.
Category: Religion

Yes Rasta

Author : Patrick Cariou
ISBN : 1576870731
Genre : Photography
File Size : 87.2 MB
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With a penchant for adventure, the photographer of "Surfers" journeyed to Jamaica to enter the secluded world of the Rastafarians, a world, culture, and religion closed to outsiders. With bold black-and-white portraits and landscapes, Cariou has indelibly captured the strict separatist, jungle-dwelling, fruit-of-the-land lifestyle popularized by reggae legends Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Burning Spear. 107 duotones.
Category: Photography

Rasta Race And Revolution

Author : Katrin Hansing
ISBN : 3825896005
Genre : History
File Size : 71.20 MB
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Decades after its birth and subsequent tour du monde, Rastafari has more recently also appeared in revolutionary Cuba. How the movement has been globalized and subsequentially localized in a socialist and Spanish-speaking context are the main foci of this book. In particular it examines how Cubans have adopted and adapted the movement to their own socio-political and cultural context. Particular attention is paid to Rastafari's development in the context of Cuba's current economic crisis and re-appearance of more overt racism. Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Cuba, the study shows how Rastafari's growth and presence on the island have influenced and contributed to the formation and expression of new cultural identities and discourses with regard to what it means to be young, black, and Cuban. Katrin Hansing is a social anthropologist who has worked on numerous Cuba-related issues. Her main areas of interests and expertise include: migration, race/ethnicity, and identity. She is currently the director of a German Research Council funded research project on Cuba's social collaboration ties in Africa.
Category: History

Rasta Is Cuss

Author : Thomas H. Slone
ISBN : 9780971412743
Genre : Reference
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Rastafari Beliefs And Principles Rastafarian Beliefs

Author : Empress
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Genre : Religion
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A Rasta book written for those who want to deepen their awareness of Rastafari. Many questions answered, related to black spirituality and black Consciousness. Who created Rastafari and why? Why is King Selassie I so special in Rastafarianism? What are the Principles and Beliefs that Rasta have written on their hearts? What formula do Rasta use to enter Zion? What does it mean to live Natural in Rastafari? The truth of Rastafari and how it began still remains untold. Learn the true meaning of Embracing the faith, as Self, Others, and Zion, 5 truths about the Almighty Jah, the meaning of life according to a Rastafari. Blessed Love & Unity. Rastafari. Read "Jah Rastafari Prayers" & "Rasta Meditation Handbook." Blessed Love.
Category: Religion

Rasta And Resistance

Author : Horace Campbell
ISBN : 1906190003
Genre : Religion
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In-depth study of the Rastafarian movement in all its manifestations, from its evolution in the hills of Jamaica to its present manifestations in the streets of Birmingham in the UK and the Shashamane Settlement in Ethiopia. Campbell traces the cultural, political and spiritual sources of this movement of resistance, highlighting the quest for change among an oppressed people. This book, reprinted for the fourth time, serves to break the intellectual traditions which placed the stamp of millenarianism on Rasta.
Category: Religion

Rastafari Rasta For You

Author : Kelleyana Junique
ISBN : 1844012697
Genre : Religion
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Kelleyana Junique blows the smoke away from the questions many people have in their minds about Rastafarians (Rastas) and their life in Jamaica. What do they believe in? Who is Jah? Why do they revere Haile Selassie and Bob Marley? How do they live? How do they raise families? Do they work? Why are ganja and reggae/ragga music so important to the Rastas? All in all, it's a peaceful picture that is presented here, of a people who acknowledge the differences in humanity but do not presume to judge. The author doesn't shy away from tricky issues like skylarkers, gargamels and single-parent families; but the image of rural joy in the middle of 'Babylon' abides, in this informative and entertaining guide to a misunderstood faith.
Category: Religion