The Rastafari

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The Rastafari
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2011-12-07 02:31:01
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  1. Rastafarianism (though they do not like ism's)
    • An Afro-Jamaican religious movement
    • A minority religion
    • Combines Garveyism, Christianity, and Ethiopianism
  2. Garveyism
    • Marcus Garvey (1887-1940)
    • Recovery of black identity as African and Ethiopian
    • Black king as black Messiah
  3. Hailie Selassie
    • Crowned Emperor of Ethiopia in 1930
    • Ras (Prince) Tafari Makonnen
    • Garvey’s prophecy
    • King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba
    • Ethiopia (i.e. Psalm 68)
  4. Basic Beliefs of Rastafarianism
    • Hailie Selassie is the Black Messiah
    • Mystical return to Africa
    • Spiritually connection to the African homeland
    • Christian
    • Exodus story
    • Ethiopian-centered interpretation of the bible
  5. Phases of Development
    • Phase 1 (1932-1950s)
    • Phase 2 (1960-1970s)
    • Phase 3: new openness
  6. More Rastafari beliefs
    • Initially: rejection of white culture
    • Later: Critique of colonialism and neo-colonialism
    • Rejection of Jamaican government
    • Return to Africa (Babylonian or exile experience)
    • Reasonings
    • Not an institutionalized or organized religion
    • Avatar
    • Visions, drums, and dreams
    • patriarchal religion
  7. Rasta Lifestyle
    • Dreadlocks
    • Ital living
    • Marijuana
    • Reggae music
  8. Rasta Colors
    • Red (blood of those in struggle for freedom)
    • Black (skin)
    • Green (Ethiopia, Jamaica, or ganja)
    • Gold (faith and hope)
    • Red, black and green colors of Ethiopia
    • Bob Marley
    • Jamaican singer-songwriter and musician. Most widely known and revered performer of reggae music
    • Credited with helping spread both Jamaican music and the Rastafari movement to a worldwide audience

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