Video footage of Emperor Haile Selassie’s 1966 visit to Jamaica
Video footage of Emperor Haile Selassie’s April 21, 1966 historic visit to Jamaica. Over 100,000 Rastafarians from all over descended on the airport, having heard that the man whom they considered to be the Messiah was coming. Selassie told the Rastafarians they should not immigrate to Ethiopia until they had found freedom in Jamaica.
An introduction to Rastafari & the goal of these series of articles.
The Origins Of Rastafari
Learn about the origins of Rastafari and the environment that influenced its origins.
What Do Rastafarians Believe
A brief overview to the basic belief system of Rastafari.
Rastafari Comparison to Christianity And Judaism
A brief comparison to the religions of Rastafari to Christianity and Judaism.
Important Books In Rastafarian Theology
An overview of the books, including the Holy Piby, that have shaped Rastafari.
Editorial "THE FAILURE OF HAILE SELASSIE AS EMPEROR" by Marcus Garvey
Here is the main article many Garveyites quote on why Marcus Garvery never endorsed Haile Selassie as the Black Messiah.
The Key Figures
Even though His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M.) Haile Selassie is probably the most prominent figure, there are other players.
The Marcus Garvey's Statement called Rastafari "Prophecy"
Here is the article many Rastafarians Refer to as the Prohecy by Marcus Garvey. It was Published November 8, 1930 in his Jamaican newspaper, The Blackman:
About H.I.M. Haile Selassie
An overview of the central figure in Rastafari, His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M.) Haile Selassie, including his denial of deity in an interview with CBS.
H.I.M. Haile Selassie's Visit to Jamaica
An overview of His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M.) Haile Selassie's historic visit to Jamaica.
The Rastafarian Orders/Sects
There are 3 main Rastafarian sects/orders. Learn the similarities & differences of these sects/orders.
Marijuana And Other Rasta Symbols
Learn more about Rastafarian use of Marijuana (Ganja) and other symbols.
The Dreadlocks Hairstyle
Learn about the origins of dreadlocks & the use of it by some for monetary.
Interviews with Abunda Yesehaq who Baptised Bob Marley
Here are media "clips" from two interviews with Archbishop Abuna Yesehaq on Bob Marley's Christian baptism before his death.
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church & Bob Marley's Baptism And The Church
The Ethiopian Orthodox Church which was established by order of His Imperial Majesty (H.I.M.) Haile Selassie, has had a very turbulent relationship. Learn more about this church, including the baptism of Bob Marley.
Rastafari & Jamaican Culture
An overview of the influence of Rastafari on Jamaican culture.
Where is Rastafari going and what are some of the trends.
Reggae Music And Rastafari
Jamaica is known worldwide for Reggae music. Learn how Rastafari took Reggae music to the world.
Diet plays a very important role in Rastafari. Learn about Ital & how it relates to relates to Rastafari.
Race & Women In Rastafari
Learn about the roles race and women in Rastafari.