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    Rastafari Culture The Extreme Ethiopian Rasta Vs. The Mellow Dallas Rasta Many people throughout the world have a hard time understanding what it means to be a Rasta. For some their troubles in understanding Rasta’s come because they look as Rastafari as only a religion. When one does this they run into many problems. This is because Rastafari is much more than a religion. It is a way of life, a social movement, as well as a mind set. Another reason why western people have a hard time understanding

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    History of Rastafari

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    History of Rastafari There are many misconceptions regarding the Rastafarian movement. These misconceptions have helped to fuel the fire of ignorance, which has lead, many to believe that Rastafarians are "heathen", "cult worshippers", "devil priest", "anti-Christ", "paganistic", "cannibalistic", "long haired", "witch doctors" who are to be feared and not trusted by anyone. These statements are far from the truth and absolutely have no credence. Many people question Rastafarians as to why, how

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    Rastafarianism

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    ("Rastafarianism"). This started a Rastafarian movement and the religion had officially begun (Littman "Rastafarianism"). The Rastafarian religion grew out of the Ghetto's of Kingston, Jamaica (Jackson "Rastafarianism"). An early leader of the movement was Leonard Howell. "Leonard Howell, was arrested in 1933 by the Jamaican government for preaching a revolutionary doctrine" (Garcia "Rastafarianism: An Overview"). Howell's arrest helped organize the Rastafarian movement, and may have influenced the group to

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    Marcus Mosiah Garvey

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    through reggae music. Many of Marcus Garvey's lessons and ideals have found a voice in the lyrics of conscious reggae musicians past and present. From internationally famous musicians such as Bob Marley and Burning Spear, to the music and words of The Rastafari Elders, reggae musicians have found inspiration in Marcus Garvey. For many reggae musicians, their work is about more than music, it is a tool for teaching the masses. Peter Tosh at a concert in California told the audience the reason why he was

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    Rasta Religion

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    outside in, whereas the Rasta approach is to see life from the inside, looking out. The individual is given tremendous importance in Rastafari and every Rasta has to figure out the truth for himself. They contrast their herb to liquor, which they feel makes people stupid, and is not a part of African culture. Before Garvey there were two major events that led to Rastafari: The history of resistance and the forming of an afrocentric, Ethiopian worldview. In Jamaica they carried a tradition of, what

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    Throughout Rastafari: Roots and Ideology, Barry Chevannes traces the beginnings of the Rastafari movements and the movements that gave birth to Rastafarian ideology, through both historical perspectives and through the narratives of those people closely associated with these movements. He begins laying out the groundwork of the Rastafarian movement at the slave trade, which gave rise to the institutionalization of racism and the subordination of black people in the “New World.” This racism, and its

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    FUNDAMENTALS: THE RASTAFARIAN LIFESTYLE

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    evident, but beliefs may vary. But all are united that Haile Selassie was divine. They believe that he was the living God, returned. He was Ethiopia's emperor, but was considered a holy prophet by many more (Baptist, 1997). There was also a strong movement to renew African culture in ones everyday life. Fundamental Ideas Rastafarians must explore the different ideals presented to them by communicating with Jah, their God, and through careful examination of the Bible. By living a natural life

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    In the 1920’s and 30’s the Rastafari religion formed in the slums of Kingston, Jamaica. At the time, this area had an environment of great poverty, class discrimination, depression, and racism. The message they wanted to get across was freedom from oppression and it was influenced by African religious traditions. The Bible and the biblical themes have also helped shape the Rastafarian belief system. The Rastafarian religion has a wide variety of moral and spiritual variation because there isn’t a

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    The True Meaning Of A Religion

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    religion. WORK CITED PAGE Dubb, Adjua. "Rastafari-way of life." JamWork.org. 2000-2005 http://www.jahworks.org/music/features/rastafari.html, April 22, 2006. Napti P. "Jamaicans of Ethiopian Origin and Rastafarian Faith." Caribbean Lifestyles Magazine. Peter Simeon. feb/march 1995. http://web.syr.edu/~affellem/napti.html April 22, 2006. Rastafari Movement. April 22, 2006. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rastafari. April 22, 2006.

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    Transformation Leadership Authority, New Mexico State University http://cbae.nmsu.edu/~dboje/teaching/503/weber_links.html Ono, Sokyo. Shinto: the Kami Way (Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Co., Inc. 1962) p 54, 95, 104, 122 Rasfatari Movement http://www.jah.com/rastafari-movement Roth, Guenther. Wittich, Clause. Economy and Society: an Outline of Interpretive Sociology (Volume 2) p 448-250

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