Rastafari - The Natural Mystic
Bob Marleys words mean many things to many people. They are full of sayings, proverbs and wisdom that hold true to life, no matter what life you lead. Bob's inspiration was JAH (God), Ras Tafari (Haile Selassie).

These pages are dedicated to the words and life, spoken and lead by both Bob Marley and Haile Selassie - Rastafari.

I hope you are able to find as much inspiration and guidance from them as I have. There are a couple of downloadable posters of Haile Selassies historic speach to the League of Nations. This speach was later used by Bob Marley for the basis of his song 'War'. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

You can read a biography of Bobs life and view a gallery of photos of Bob just click on one of the links on the menu on the right side of the page.



The Rastafari movement (also known as Rastafari, or simply Rasta) is a religious movement that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, called Jah or Jah Rastafari. He is also seen as part of the Holy Trinity as the messiah promised in the Bible to return. The name Rastafari comes from Ras (literally "Head," an Ethiopian title equivalent to Duke), and Tafari Makonnen, the pre-coronation name of Haile Selassie I.

The movement emerged in Jamaica among working-class and peasant black people in the early 1930s, arising from an interpretation of Biblical prophecy partly based on Selassie's status as the only African monarch of a fully independent state, with the titles King of Kings and Conquering Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5). Other characteristics of Rastafari include the spiritual use of cannabis, and various Afrocentric social and political aspirations, such as the teachings of Jamaican publicist, organiser, and black separatist Marcus Garvey (also often regarded as a prophet), whose political and cultural vision helped inspire a new world view.

The Rastafari movement has spread throughout much of the world, largely through interest generated by reggae music—most notably, that of Jamaican singer/songwriter Bob Marley. By 2000, there were more than one million Rastafari faithful worldwide. About five to ten percent of Jamaicans identify themselves as Rastafari. Many Rastafarians follow an ital diet which essentially means living by the dietary Laws of Leviticus and Deuteronomy in the Old Testament.

Source: Wikipedia


View pictures of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie in the Rasta Gallary or visit other Rasta websites by clicking on the links in the 'Relates Links' menu on the right of this page.


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