Rastafarian Life is often misunderstood. This group invites all to share the truth about the origins of Rastafarian lifestyle and it's culture
Latest Activity: May 29, 2014
Haile Selassie (1892-1975)
The Rastafari movement is a monotheistic, religious movement that arose in a Christian culture in Jamaica in the 1930s. The movement is sometimes referred to as "Rastafarianism", but this term is considered derogatory and offensive by some Rastas, who dislike being labelled as an "ism".
Haile Selassie was the Emperor of Ethiopia from 1930 to 1974. Rastas believe that he is the resurrected manifestation of Jesus (Yahshua) Christ and therefore an incarnation of Jah (Jehovah) onto the Earth. Rastas also believe that he will lead the righteous into creating a perfect world, called "Zion". Zion would be the ultimate paradise for Rastas. The future capital city ofr Zion is sometimes put forward as the New Jerusalem (Lalibela, Ethiopia), the very Habitation of the Godhead (Trinity) creator, Rastafari. Prophetic verses of the Hebrew Bible such as Zephaniah 3:10 "From beyond the rivers of Cush my worshipers, my scattered people, will bring me offerings" have been interpreted as subtly hinting that the messianic king will be in Ethiopia, and the people will come from the rest of the world "beyond" its rivers.
Marcus Garvey (1887–1940)