Tag Archives: Rastafari theology

New Mexico~ Rastafari~ Collective~ NewsLetter Sept. # 2 is out!

Blessed Love to One and All, Greetings in the Name of His Imperial Majesty. Emperor Haile Selassie I. Give thanks for the royal warmth that was shown in the making and sharing of issue 1 of NMRC newsletter, this issue has so much pertaining to greater unity that it is important that it is public. I hope you enjoy it, and this has been a progressive month. We love any news that ones could add, thoughts and articles from New Mexico Ras in order to fully Itribute to the community near and far. Please send submissions to lionartproductions@gmail.com. Feel free to share and get involved! Jah Bless! Rastafari Present.




Thank you for reading, and please link with any questions, comments, articles and artistic submissions. This is about getting to know each other, no matter how far we are physically, it is the Spirit that moves us together. Peace and Blessings with you all!! Thank you for everyone in the community, stay strong. “Duces up!” as my brother Charles X would say. Peace. Hail Selassie I Every Day.

Ras Elijah Tafari. Editor in Chief.

Rastafari perspective on current USA and its impact on the World.

It seems that it isn’t natural to continue as last week, when we are in a different reality today. The events of the last few days has altered the consciousness of the World, let alone the USA. Never before have I witnessed a “leader’s” words be more destructive than a terrorist attack. Though Trump has empowered white supremacists he has also brought many to have study the foundation of the USA and realize that both race and racism are interlinked to the future and the past of the USA. Further, the study and refusal to accept Fascist behavior is what internationally the world has been calling for and often has the USA to thank for lack of democracy and current Fascist governments, specifically that of the Philippines, Egypt and Israel. The change and tide may be the saving grace for billions of the Earth’s population if the USA chooses to reconcile with its past and present monsters. The only way to deal with any sickness is to recognize it so it can be addressed.

Both racism and fascist behavior is so systematic that it is older in form than the USA, and has been corrupting everyone on this planet since before birth. Since the day most were born they have been taught to be white supremacist, all colors, all nations. Internationally the darkest and most indigenous people are hated- why are the Roots of all nations hated by their children? It is because all modern media was created to encourage and continue imperial colonialism and white supremacy. Even before the camera’s and radio, libraries and information were published and controlled for masses in amounts to simply hold a monopoly and authority over knowledge. Books not approved by the Church from a long time have been looked at as not authentic..this is white supremacy in the form of inquisition style fascism, where the Catholic Church is the dictator.

In this time it is no different, here in NM we have the terrorists known as conquistadors that are honored. We have streets and schools all honoring men that no doubt murdered millions of people collectively, and this before George Washington, so the USA doesn’t feel that there is any responsibility to repair the Spanish terrorism that is still reminding us of injustice. The basic insensitivity of thinking life is based on war and conquering, that the victors have a right to create class warfare with whomever they wish is the foundation of modern capitalism. All of this is based on white supremacy in different forms. This started before the English arrived and is collectively the World’s issue when we look at the class warfare that it used in every country through drug wars to basic beauty standards. Now things have changed and here is why…

For the first time, in the name of ” freedom” the USA president has said that there are good and fine people in the KKK and who are Nazi’s. The USA who was never invaded during WW2 and never cared to help for years, profiting off of Hitler and Fascism, has no clue what it means to be invaded or bombed. It has no idea what war looks like at home. Those who have, know that Nazi’s and Fascists are more than mis-intentioned, they are lead by a vision that has no respect for human life. In Germany it is illegal to wear or wave a Nazi flag. If the Taliban or ISSL wants to have a march would it be excusable? The KKK and Nazi’s have been considered terrorists organizations for 3 decades, and still they are having rallies. It has often been noted that when Europeans commit acts of terror there is a double standard. Both African and Europeans are more likely to be murdered in the USA by white supremacists than any other terrorist organization.

Since President Truman the USA has used Nuclear weapons to bully the world and has consciously choose to in a similar way make human life not sacred but expendable and blood profitable. This foreign policy has revealed to the World for years its true motives, which is far from spreading democracy. It has used weapons as its currency for votes and approval. With the hypocrisy of the office of President and the USA people, her citizens are at odds with the dream of the country. It seems that the shame of the USA being looked at as a place for fascists and nazis has finally reached the general public. For years we have expressed our biggest “fear” is being attacked by a white supremacists, and now Europeans are realizing that it is also their biggest threat. This is deeper than the masses have realized because the long relationship the USA has had for Nazi’s and how many were hired by the US government and allowed to enter after WW2. This obsession with WW2 has a special meaning to Rastafari, being that the call to fight fascists came from Emperor Haile Selassie I after Benito Mussolini invaded of Ethiopia. He warned the world, that it may be HIM today but it will be you tomorrow. It came to pass then, and it is coming to pass now. Rastafari connected Fascism and colonialism as the same ideology and this is the conflict with US policy and European foreign policy.

Right now, people in the US have been confronted with the terrorist next door, with the real domestic enemies that have killed more Americans than any foreigner, the legacy of the Confederacy. What they are also having to deal with is that they have made room for this evil by allowing fear-mongers to push the Drug War, Minimum/Mandatory sentences, pro-Israel bias, and being absent on any conference on racism let alone human rights courts and laws. The USA has been a rogue state for a long time, and now the population has noticed that some people don’t care about anything decent when it comes to international expectations. Donald Trump has done something that has never been done, he has encouraged White Supremacists and has also given space for a reasonable rebellion from the population and those who face tyranny by a Nazis.


After I heard the “president’s” comments or lack of, I wanted to write Marvel comics and Hollywood for constantly making Nazi’s the bad guy and the KKK the enemy of dignity. I thought it was being over done for years, but that programming came out when it came to resisting and refuting the KKK and Nazi sympathizers. Its like we are back in the 1940′s and when it comes to simple logic, if any other terrorist organization walked down your streets threatening the citizens the least most would have is a baseball bat ready. This is not the 1960′s where mobs can attack people with pepper spray and fists and not expect to get  it back. Self defense is a God given reaction. For years non violence has been used and fascists think they can walk over the people. We as Ethiopians and Rastafari are as Anti-fascist as it gets, and when it comes to fighting against fascists it is a duty to the cause of freedom to erase the notion of dominion over another thru violence and terror. We can see that the police when confronted by those with guns will run and it is simply ourselves collectively that is the only government that will operate. Collective Security then as well as now is the solution, and maybe the USA will be able to actually do the same with the World Community as they combat similar psychopaths that threaten the world’s peace.


Right now, we are being confronted with a new issue. One that as Africans we have noted for years, that due to the program of White Supremacy, it is up to Europeans to decry white supremacy as a theology based on hate and subjection without any supreme thoughts included.  Europeans (and most of the world) have been programmed to only listen to Europeans. We have said, and warned the world, ” That until the color of a mans skin is of no more significance than the color of his eyes..there will be war.” Emperor Haile Selassie I. Now is the time where true reflection is needed from all of the World about who are their leaders, and if there are none, then now is the time to be one.

I thank all those who in any way have publicly spoken out in order not to create disunity, and I would hope a closer study of the subject continues so that we can look at how to change to future of the USA to what its greatest potential is, to have a renaissance within that defines a vision to be rather than a dream for some and nightmare for others. We thank all those who made a stand for peace in Charlottesville and through out the world, respectful of the multitudes who given their life for human rights and dignity.

I leave you with a Word From His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I. “Throughout History, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most, that has made it possible for evil to triumph.”
May Jah Protect You. Rastafari.




Friday night Aug. 4th, 6-8pm at the Sector in Alb.,  Ras Zakarias, InI and DuttyBookMan will be sharing Roots and Culture  Empowerment Reasonings and Paintings and Books. This is a preview of the new art that will be showing from InI. ” Stretch forth Our hands to Jah!” is a painting series celebrating Salvation thru King David’s Psalm 68. Verse 31: ” Princes and Ambassadors shall come out of Egypt, and Ethiopia Kush shall stretch out her hand unto Yah.”  This is one of the Most Holy Psalms to Ras in and out of Ethiopia. We are in that time where we must embrace Our Father with knowledge of who we are as Ethiopians and full fill Our duty. Holy Emmanuel I King Selassie I Jah Rastafari.

1.  Mountain of Bashan. Psalms 68:15.  Indian Ink/ Acrylic. 350.00 Signed PRINTS AVAILABLE. 25.00


2.  The Narrow Door: Jah Makes a Home for the Lonely. Psalm 68: 6. Indian Ink, Acrylic: Original 300.00 Signed Prints available 25.00.


3. ” Jah Gave the Word; The women that proclaimed it was a great company:” Psalm 68: 11, Indian Ink/ Acrylic. Original 500.00 signed prints 25.00.



prophet Elijah



Give thanks for Life ,The Living Word and Works. Haile Selassie I The Lion Of Judah Embodiment and fullfillment.

in exile



Greetings in the Name of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I, and Her Imperial Majesty Empress Menen Asfaw.  Give thanks for the Life Giver , The God of Ethiopia, the Father of the Fatherless, Jah Rastafari.

It has been brought to InI attention and has been a subject of reasoning for years that it is important to organize and centralize in a way that can work with the people in the community. New Mexico is very spread out and for years it has been difficult to get us together, we have thought about how to extend the communication and heartical joys to each other regularly even if we cannot chant together as much as we would like. As a start, several members of the Rastafari Community in New Mexico have agreed that a news letter would be a start to grow closer with the Ras that are here, and those who would like to know and learn.  We would like to include as many articles and Rastafari events as possible and look forward from hearing from members of the community that we rarely hear from.

We would like for any interested to contact Ras Elijah Tafari at lionartproductions@gmail.com who like to receive the news letter ( it is free) and contribute thoughts and articles to the monthly publication. Artwork submissions are welcome as well. PLEASE SEND YOUR EMAIL SO I CAN GET YOU ON THE LIST.  We can build together even if we are are miles apart, and build with those who desperately need community and knowledge of the Mission and Purpose of InI, Rastafari in this time.  Anyone of any faith can subscribe and are encouraged to. All articles will be New Mexico relevant in the cause of Rastafari and how we can organize and promote Human Rights Internationally and African Dignity. There are so many lovely minds and hearts here, I think this will be a great thing.  Different perspectives and views help build a healthy discourse, and no matter what house we look forward to hearing your thoughts! One People from New Mexico to Zion, I look forward to getting reports to share from Ethiopia where many of us have found Our Peace.

Give thanks for the Salvation, Redemption and Order of Rastafari. Please send a message and we can start the link. Perfect Love, From the High Desert of the Land of Enchantment.


“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.”
King of Kings, Conquering Lion of Judah, Root of David, Emperor Haile Selassie I, Power Of the Trinity.



The Law was Written before a book was.

Give thanks for the day. With Love in the meditation, when it comes to “The Bible” in which I it call the Scriptures. We have to see from the start a pagan has given the book a pagan title. A Title that marked the start of European interpretation by Greeks and Romans of African Thought. Just in case ones don’t think that the words inside have been tampered with even the word Bible comes from Phoenicia and Egypt in which they were cities, “Byble” and Byblis, a female diety and grand daughter of Apollo, well known Sun-diety of Greece. You won’t find this on wikipedia and the many online sites because there is a concerted Babylonian plan to use the Scriptures as a tool of slavery. Source: W.H. Roscher in Ausfuhrliches Lexicon der Griechischen und Romischen Mythologie vol.1 pp.839-840. and “Come out of Her My People” C.J. Koster pp. 76.
When Ones make their decisions entirely from the interpretation of the Scriptures they place themselves in dangerous waters if they miss the Golden Rule ( words of the Messiah). Do unto others as you would have them do to you. With this in mind, would Slavery be something that we stand behind because the Torah allows it, or child sacrifice. We do not, and we do not because we know what is Right within where the Law was written before a book was. Using the Scriptures to be the absolute on moral issues can lead to clear hypocrisy of which many prophets within the scriptures saw contemptuous. Examples being the Prophet Isaiah and Jeremiah to Jahshua the Messiah. InI know that the Scriptures have Mighty teachings, but that comes from Jah in I telling I that is a Mighty teaching. If ones can speak to Jah, why look to strangers telling you a story about other men who talked to Jah and just accept it. If you Know Jah you know what pleases HIM and does not. Hence why I say, that if you would not want it done to you, why do it to another? This question breaks to the heart of Oneness, and makes you think for yourself about how would you feel,…When anyone asks you something before you try to recount and regurgitate verses, think about how you would be feel being in the other persons situation and use understanding. That awareness and connection is how we build together. I have been guilty of it using the Scriptures to condemn swiftly, and I thought about what Dem-mok Warcloud said about how I don’t believe in the Bible…upset me and made me think,…because I love the Scriptures, and in truth there is no doubt I pick and choose what is good and not, and some things just ponder on.. I think we all do whether we accept that or not, and if we do follow the Scriptures word for word, then I question whether that makes a good person. His Imperial Majesty said, perfectly, was, “In pondering over the life, the goodness, humanity and sacrifice of the Savior of the World, in looking at the laws which He gave us, how much should we be ashamed to call ourselves Christian people, and yet not to follow His footsteps. Had we been Christain people, had we been worthy of the name, peace would have reigned on all the face of the Earth, and would have risen to the level of the immortal angels who always glorify the Eternal God, and the peoples of the world would no longer have remained divided into hostile camps. In very truth there are no interest or reasons, however legitimate they may be, that can justify war.”
We have all fallen short and its not because of the Bible, or Scriptures, its because of our lack of interest in PEACE.
Peace and Justice is the aim and religions are supposed to help and be the tool to achieve that aim. Is it working..perhaps we need to ponder over LIFE, THE GOODNESS, and HUMANITY. And of course Sacrifice in fullness. We have approached the Subject of God collectively as a war, not realizing that it can be won without fighting, that the aim is the mission. That the tools do not need force to be used correctly, that gentleness, faith, and understanding will sew good seeds for cooperation and be pleasing to Jah and Man.


RAS ELIJAH: New Promo E.P.

Lots of Music in the works and I wanted to get some new stuff out! Here are 5 tunes for those who want tot hear some reggae. I choose to put this out for free and use the riddims that I thought were excellent. It brings out the Joy and better the beat the better the tune.


Very Soon, I will have a new album out with original beats made by a host of amazing people from around the world. It will be a Hip Hop album, so get your reggae fix now. Everything Rastafari and Earth focused of course. I Hope you enjoy the tunes, and one day I can sing for you at a venue.  Blessed LOVE!


The Resurrection: Of Christ in Haile Selassie I, Africa and INI.

We are in a remarkable time, and at this moment where many in the World celebrate the Resurrection of Christ let us share the continuation of the Glory of God through the personality of Emperor Haile Selassie I Resurrected and the fulfillment of Christ, the Prophet John of Revelations,  Enoch and Ezekiel.

I will be showing the links of collective and spiritual importance of The Emperor’s impression on the nature of Resurrection.  In The King of Kings We can see the resurrection of Africa, of Freedom and Self Determination for 100′s of millions that had been deprived by colonial powers. We see publicly His Resurrection on the Throne, Where He is given a New Name; as well as Empress Menen Coronated at the same time which had never happen. He is the resurrection of the African Male Female and Child adoration through the act of the Coronation of 1930. The capital Addis Abba, meaning “New Flower” being where 72 nations where called to witness the Crowning of the King of Kings, and where Organization of  African Unity would set up as the first body to create Independent African Nations. It was erected and was to resurrect others nations from the yoke of foreign minority rule. Lets go back though, to the 30′s..

From the late 1930′s The Earth saw  the Emergence of Ethiopia upon the World Stage and the only Free African Nation Internationally lead by Emperor Haile Selassie I. Later betrayed as the League of Nations allowed the dropping of Poison Gas on the oldest Christian Nation by Roman and Italian forces member to the League. This dismemberment and crucifixion would echo as Christ and Osiris were betrayed,  and then sent to the slaughter. His Imperial Majesty would show that unlike Christ and more like King David, fighting against extreme odds is the way to leave a lasting memory and testimony to history and self in Ones faith in God. Still the results for Ethiopia and The King of Kings were the same, His Imperial Majesty would suffer burns in His Hands from the Roman Bombs, The modern nail, Chemical weapon called Mustard Gas. Ethiopia would suffer terribly.

His Imperial Majesty would start His Exile in Jerusalem in which is liken to the Death of Christ. His Majesty’s exile began on the 5/5/36 and would last until 5/5/41 exactly 5 Years . And as Christ died for the sins of the World,  The Conquering Lion of Judah, Haile Selassie the First would go to where Christ was murdered and join the Ethiopian Monks at the Holy Sepulcher. In the eyes of the World, Haile Selassie was often reported dead, and see as a “King without a Kingdom” and that He and His People would pay for the lack of moral action by the World. In the issue of the American Magazine Liberty as well as Newsweek ( couldn’t find the magazine online)  it was written that they did not know if the Emperor was alive when the article was published. Mystically that one of The Root of David on a white horse.

1934 rich royal


There in Jerusalem He and the Monks by moonlight would enact the Resurrection of Christ. In what is described as strange, The King and Ethiopian Monks would search for The Body of Christ to find HIM risen in the morning. They would enact the Resurrection, using the instruments of Ancient Egypt to ward off evil. This can be read in this article by H.V. Morton. morton_cutting

“If It’s God’s Will..Then I shall some day once again sit upon the Throne of Solomon.”  One may think these were words of Christ spoken in Jerusalem, however they are of the Conquering Lion of Judah, Haile Selassie I in 1936 in Jerusalem. Up until 1930 most people in the world neither had the ability nor desire to know about Africa, In this remarkable moment of the printing press, radio and film, for the first time ever, people were being introduced to Ethiopia through the Emperor, who stood for justice and Christ and was persecuted on the world stage. Tragically the World would pay for betraying HIM and God at once through WW2 which would be the result of lack of accountability, prejudice and appeasement by Global leaders. At the same time,  Haile Selassie I would show them by faith, courage and action that Christ and God are real.

maxresdefaultHere is some examples of the cartoons of the time…10376922_10202589600197278_5937751051404368638_n

He would also be a sore reminder to this day..f896ce90e4365f0f1d19c256a34ffba8

“Even in the 20th Century, With Faith Courage and Just cause, David will still beat Goliath.” Emperor Haile Selassie Upon arriving at His Palace.

Five years later, Ethiopia Regains Her Throne and King. For the first time in history an acting Head and King of State is back in Power. His Imperial Majesty now in His Rightful Seat watches as the world goes into world war. Bringing to fruit and warning to bear for the Earth to feel, “it is Us today, it will be you tomorrow.” The League of Nations is meaningless and His Imperial Majesty starts to look at a new endeavor. Presented in 1936 to the League of Nations He expressed the need to end Superiority complexes. This will lead to the founding of the United Nations and the unified actions to rid others of colonial invasion future and past.  ” Apart from the Kingdom of the Lord there is not on this earth any nation that is superior to any other. Should it happen that a strong Government finds it may with impunity destroy a weak people, then the hour strikes for that weak people to appeal to the League of Nations to give its judgment in all freedom. God and history will remember your judgment.” HIM Haile Selassie I at the League of Nations 1936

It was remembered and a new day was announced. One in which the resurrection of a people collectively and personally are one.  This movement would spread across the Earth freeing many nations throughout Asia and Africa from European Oppression.

Excerpt from H.I.M. Haile Selassie I speech on entering Addis Ababa on May 5, 1941:

“No words of thanks spoken by human tongue are sufficient for that the good God has vouchsafed me this day to be in your midst, a thing that could be known or conceived neither by the angels of heaven nor by the hosts of earth. What I want to tell you all and to convey to you before everything, is that this day is the opening of a new era of history for a new Ethiopia: and in this new era there will begin a new task which it will be for all of us to perform. . . .People of my country Ethiopia,This is a day when Ethiopia, stretching forth her hands to God in Jubilation, presents her thanks and declares her joy to her children. This is the day in which the children of Ethiopia are liberated from the grievous yoke of the foreigner and from eternal slavery; it is the day when we are vouchsafed to be reunited, after a full five years of separation, with our beloved and longed-for people; therefore this day is honored and sanctified, and one on which there shall be held every year a great Ethiopian holiday. On this day we shall call to mind our heroes who shed their blood and shattered their bones in sacrifice, refusing to betray the strict trust passed on to them from their fathers – the freedom of the country they loved, and the honour of their Emperor and their flag. The history of Ethiopia shall be a witness for these our heroes. If we are to learn from the sufferings and agonies we have experienced in the past five years – endless to relate and to reckon in detail – the principle lesson to be drawn is that you should have inscribed in your hearts industry, unity, fellowship and love, that you may be helpers in our plans for Ethiopia. Hencefoth in the new Ethiopia we want you to be a people undivided, who have freedom and equality before the law.”

In 1958 Africa Independence day was established at the first African Independent States Conference. The Emperor in 1963 said on Africa day,  APRIL 15th  the following excerpt.

“For several years in the past, as must be remembered, a large part of the African continent was under colonial rule. In the course of that time, colonialists have stripped the Africans of their freedom and natural rights, and used their resources for the benefit and prosperity of their own country. Even today, colonial masters speak ill of Africans by exaggerating their poverty in the press. Africans are also blamed for the aid they receive. This aid cannot fill the needs of their peoples overnight. From under such humiliation, Africans rose up to safeguard their right and started to struggle to obtain their independence. This struggle began to bear fruit after World War II. The first African Independent States Conference was held in Africa in 1958. The independent states at that time were only eight. Nevertheless, the freedom fight in Africa continued with more vigour and fervour and today the number of independent states has reached 32. This is four times the size of those independent countries which participated in the Accra Conference. Last year alone Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda, and Algeria achieved their independence and became members of the Independent African states. Although it had been duly extended at the appropriate time, we will again venture to express our congratulations to these friendly countries.”

In 1963 The Organization for African Unity was formed and head quartered in Addis Abba. By this point, His Imperial Majesty had already founded globally the United Nations. He would speak on the importance of Equal representation and the end of racism and superiority complexes. This was a resurrection of The Word, and the World. For an ideal that had not be defended and would represent the future of peace and security. Coming from an Emperor, Head of all Abrahamic Faiths and Masonry by protocol, the end of classism, injustice and superiority complexes. Once again Haile Selassie I was ahead of His Time and willing to fight against those who had stood in the way of independence. He was the first to address and arm The People of the Congo, and South African Freedom Fighters and many others.

He spoke of the identity of Us as a people today and tomorrow. A people reborn. He would continue to free people to this day. Emperor Haile Selassie I reminds us where we come from and where to go after being left in the desert, and left to die, a now born again.

“It is no less important that we know whence we came. An awareness of our past is essential to the establishment our personality and our identity as Africans. This world was not crested piecemeal. Africa was born no later and no earlier than any other geographical area on this globe. Africans, no more and no less than other men, possess all human attributes, talents and deficiencies, virtues and faults. Thousands of years ago, civilizations flourished in Africa which suffer not at all by comparison with those of other continents. In those centuries, Africans were politically free and economically independent. Their social patterns were their own and their cultures truly indigenous.

The obscurity which enshrouds the centuries which elapsed beteeen those earliest days and the rediscovery of Africa is being gradually dispersed. What is certain is that during those long years Africans were born, lived and died. Men on other parts of this earth occupied themselves with their own concerns and, in their conceit, proclaimed that the world began and ended at their horizons. All unknown to them, Africa developed in its own pattern, growing in its own life and, in the Nineteenth Century, finally re-emerged into the world’s consciousness. The events of the past hundred and fifty years require no extended recitation from us. The period of colonialism into which we were plunged culminated with our continent fettered and bound; with our once proud and free peoples reduced to humiliation and slavery; with Africans terrain cross-hatched and checker – boarded by artificial and arbitrary boundaries Many of us, during those bitter years were overwhelmed in battle, and those who escaped conquest did so at the costs of desperate resistance and bloodshed. Others were sold into bondage as the price extracted by the colonialists for the ‘protection’ which they extended and the possessions of which they disposed. Africa was a physical resource to be exploited and Africans were chattels to be purchased bodily or, at best, peoples to be reduced to vasselage and lackeyhood. Africa was the market for the produce of other nations and the source of the raw materials with which their factories were fed.

Today, Africa has emerged from this dark passage, Our Armageddon is past. Africa has been reborn as a free continent and Africans have been reborn as free men. The blood that was shed and the sufferings that were endured are today Africa’s advocates for freedom and unity. Those men who refused to accept the judgement passed upon them by the colonisers, who held unswervingly through the darkest hours to a vision of an African emancipated from political, economic and spiritual domination, will be remembered and revered wherever Africans meet. Many of them never set foot on this continent. Others were born and died here. What we may utter today can add little to the heroic struggle of those who, by their example, have shown us how precious our freedom and human dignity and of how little value life is without them. Their deeds are witten in history.”

To this day Africa becomes a United Nation inside and outside the continent, finding our friends in those who share the same values of respect and integrity. Building publicly and privately and as His Imperial Majesty or Christ, we are asked to look at where ones allegiance resides, not the color of their skin. Making the defense of  Human Rights His Mantle, The message of Freedom and Liberty brought inspiration and Law that would be the highest in the land, known as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Collectively written, collectively imposed to be collectively safeguarded.  He resurrected all of us by acknowledging we are one body and that the mechanisms of peace are the organs for a healthy system. In a modern world He complimented his advances with Ancient wisdom and vision, inviting all to share and see.


Emperor Haile Selassie I, The Conquering Lion was like a ghost of the past, Returned to haunt the conscious of the world..”

On this day 59 years ago, Africa Independence Day was established right before the Western Judea Christian Easter celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Interesting.. With that known by HIM, When I See the Resurrection of the Lamb as prophecies to be in marriage and spiritual Oneness as the Conquering Lion of Judah, declared Worthy to be Praised by Merit Globally and freeing the masses through confidence in Moral Justice,.. I see the ripple in the time. I also hope that one day the Life and Times of His Imperial Majesty can rightly be taught into the international historical psyche, being the Inspiration and Guide to so many that are known to be inspirational. His influence on so many needs to noted, for even His Inspiration has created Heads of State. (Jomo Kenyatta, Kwane Nkrumah, JFK are just a few) and how will His Inspiration, His Spirit inspire you or the future generations? It can only be seen when they are shown truly of who Emperor Haile Selassie I is.

In the Rastafari Trod there is a call for Redemption, and Repatriation. This is part of Resurrection. The giving of Oneself to being the embodiment of the Highest thoughts is to become them. With the thoughts and actions of the King in Mind, the Balance of Christ and  Haile Selassie I usher in the time and place for self defense and cooperation, of Judgement and Mercy. His teachings are the Crown of God given to the people to take care of. These teachings include the importance to immediately hault Nuclear testing and weapons development. We are in a interesting time.

In closing, the so-called death of HIM will not be discussed. Because there is no evidence of  death, particularly of the Soul. In the specifics of His Majesties Physical Body there is no evidence that has been presented and its all therefore speculation. This subject of His sightings and such are for each person to consider and also whether it carries as much importance to what His Imperial Majesty did. We know HIM as the bridge of Heaven and Earth. That He is the finale evidence that We are with God and the Books are there for all to read and to theologically figure out if they have been completed by Haile Selassie I.  Most Importantly, This is about Resurrection, which is about submitting so one can be reborn. His Imperial Majesty does not replace who we were, He renews us so that we can be more than we think we could be.  On this day we give thanks for the Blessing of rising from the death and seeing the resurrection of Africa, the World and ourselves.  In this journey our rising is our surviving. We are in a time of new beginnings, let the Wisdom of the Emperor Guide us to Eternal Truth and Life. 17883955_1102810029825612_1765091131276044989_n

The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. John 12:23-25

“This then, is the ultimate challenge. Where are we to look for our survival, for the answers to the questions which have never before been posed? We must look, first, to the Almighty God, Who has raised man above the animals and endowed him with intelligence and reason. We must put our faith in Him, that He will not desert us or permit us to destroy humanity which He created in His image.

And we must look into ourselves, into the depth of our souls. We must become something we have never been and for which our education and experience and environment have ill-prepared us.
We must become bigger than we have been : more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.”

Haile Selassie I
4 October 1963
United Nations, New York.

In the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One Jah. Haile Selassie I.

Forward Ever. Give thanks for the Rising.

Ras Elijah Tafari





7 Kingsibles of what makes Rastafari unique.


There are many differences in traditions and houses of Rastafari and as we look through out the existence of the Movement  from 1930 onward, we can see a basic outline that separates the Rastafari Movement from other faiths. Without trying  to divide but to show the specifics and uniqueness of the movement, study our strengths in the identity of Rastafari as a people. These are 7 Kingsiples of what makes Rastafari, Rastafari.

First and foremost that Haile Selassie I is the Almighty in Flesh, Supreme Head Creator. Some will use the term “God” while others prefer not to use the term due to its western influence and conditioned notions. Others see HIM as “Christ” returned, such as 12 Tribes of Israel, and His Divinity is based on individual theology of who Christ is. If ones believe Christ is God, then Haile Selassie I is seen as both. Because of these different views we have several branches or Houses, that have lessons that speak on this subject specifically.

Second, We as Rastafari research and have independent thoughts concerning The Bible and Scriptures. We study many books, including those linked to the Bible such as the The Book of Thomas and the Book of Enoch. We stress the ability to read and study in a balanced and historical manner, as well as with openness to the variations and bias that has been made in renderings and translation. We are also open to prophetic revelations that can appear to anyone thru the Scriptures and shed light on the future, recent past or current times. We promote study of secular and spiritual education with a clear conscious confident that with head and heart aligned we will choose the right, and stand by it.

“Your guide should therefore be the postolic saying; study and examine

all but choose and follow the good.  Our forefathers have succeeded in passing down a free and independent people determined to safeguard its liberty by shedding its blood.  Ethiopia is the country in Africa which has kept Ge’ez and Amharic with an alphabet of its own.  We have also laid a firm foundation for the freedom, prestige and happiness of the present generation in the fields of education and development in accordance with the conditions now existing.Those who will be serving the people in future should follow this same path in endeavouring to develop their country and maintain her freedom.  This is one of the main responsibilities of teachers.” Emperor Haile Selassie I.

Third, Rastafari as a people who are called by His Name should know everything they can about Emperor Haile Selassie I. It is the revelation that is happening to this day with direct messages from the Most High. From photos to speeches, His Imperial Majesty has multi layered teachings that if allowed can present a ruling perspective of Self, African Identity, Education, Spirituality and more. When a Man takes on the study of HIM they take on the vision of HIM. With that sight ones can look from a Kingly perspective and reason on the tangible reality of the words and solutions presented by The King of Kings. He is a Living Man, and can relate and teach in this modern day with a keen awareness of what we face in these times. Books and photos, speeches and documents are still surfacing, and the collection of these Holy testimonies are part of our duty. Restoration and preservation.


Fourth, Rastafari adherents should have a historical understanding of Ethiopia. This cannot be stressed enough, this movement is based on the Crowning of the King of Kings of Ethiopia in Addis Abba, and knowledge of what lead to and followed the Sacred Emperor is relevant and crucial to knowing what and when Haile Selassie I did, who He is and why He is worthy to be praised. A constant desire to return to Ethiopia, both physically and spiritually is more than a point for pilgrimage, it is the Home of God.

Fifth, That at the Heart of this movement is Black Liberation. That importance of African Redemption and Liberation is the approach we look at everything.  How does cultural perseverance build identity with African Spiritual present and future leaders? Within Black Liberation Theology is the study and deep connection to the legacy and impacts of slavery and the paths to attain Freedom for Africa and African People. In perfect accordance, Emperor Haile Selassie I message proclaims Global Liberation from colonial forces and International Citizenship. He made the bridge for ones that are from all cultures to the call of Human Rights and that is the brother of any Liberation theology. Within this pretext, African Sovereignty and Self Determination should be the model set by Africans to inspire the World in cooperation. When we see the Red Gold and Green across the Earth stand for Justice, we as Africans should be proud that the Banner can be waved for both national and international progress. It is a duty for those who wear the red gold and green to know the reason Ethiopia is a beacon to the World, and why that is a spiritual sign from the Most High about allegiance to our collective origins as well to Judah, Head of the House of Israel. Do not be confused with present occupied territories with the Conquering Lion of Judah’s Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia.

Sixth is Nyabinghi Order. Though this is an International Free Salvation Mission, there are precepts set by elders of the Faith. Many Elders and leaders of the movement have been Jamaican and the importance of Jamaica in this collective awakening is divine and chosen. Elders have laid foundations and houses that should be respected and familiar to Rastafari tenants. The most crucial of which are Groundations ( Gatherings) in which we recite Psalms and Chants that have been handed down through decades and fire side reasonings. Knowledge/ experience of how to play the drum in a heart beat method is mediation time needed to grow in the movement. The Heart Beat being the Song of Life, of Collective Unity, Memorization of songs and hours of chanting renews the heart and allows the collective to humbly learn and pray to the Most High. It is a central place for Us as Rastafari to remember and pray for Right over wrong and Life over death, Good over evil. Rooted in the celebration and remembrance of the Uganda Queen Nyabinghi, the heart beat itself makes it so WHO she is passed through to Who We Are, Living Nyabinghi is to be the Living Drum. The different pace of the heart beat is accompanied by thunder drums known as pope smashers, and it is universally understood to be a ritual to Kill all Black and White downpression, thru Word Sound and Power in Prayer. It is more important to know Nyabinghi Order than to know reggae songs and artists. It has held the movement together and reveals work needed to be done in the spiritual cleansing. They are passed down, and taught word to mouth, rich in old African-Carribean- American connections.

Seventh Is Food and Basic Conduct. This is a sensitive subject, though the universally agreed food “Livity” suggests eating as healthy as possible. Not eating chemicals and processed foods, nor bleached foods. Most will not eat pork or bottom feeders, though Vegetarian “diet” has been more encouraged over the decades. Many are militant vegetarians and vegans, while others eat fish and so on. It really isn’t a line in the sand, those most will not accept a man calling himself Ras if he is a drunk or pork eater. If ones take up the Nazarite Vow of Numbers 6 then alcohol, grapes, vinegar, and meat eating is forbidden for as long as the vow is adhered to. The conduct of a Ras is based in humility, therefore gluttony, and sloth are not qualities of a spiritual being a vessel of liberation. In humility in honor of Our Creator and Ancient Heritage, many of us cover our heads. Though it is not mandated, like most faiths of the world, those who are devout or women will often have a turban of some sort. Women are encouraged to wear dresses because it is our culture as well as Biblical Law, while pants is a western wear on women. Pants on women is seen as a European Governmental disrespect pushed on all women during the industrial revolution due to men being in World War 2, forcing them to wear pants in factories. Both men and women are encouraged to dress in clothes from Africa, Robes, and if anything have a neat appearance.  Many Prophets in the scriptures were not “neat” and lived in rags, this is not forgotten, and poverty should never be a reason to discriminate. With that said, personnel hygiene and awareness of creating a good impression on behalf of Rastafari, is important. We are not hippies, and discipline is character. Cleanliness is next to Godliness.

InI hope that these Seven Kingsiples will help others understand more about Rastafari, and will encourage those who love Rastafari to absorb the culture and Itinue its legacy in Righteousness sake. InI did not mention Ganja because so many understand that plants are a gift from Jah. That suppression of medicine is criminal, not matter what kind it is. It is in no way necessary to use Ganja to adhere to Rastafari as a trod, though its history and the movement are interlinked. Defense of herbs as medicine is universal, and as a human, obvious. Our collective sacrifice can not be overstated in the fight for Cannabis legalization and has also brought us together with many.  InI look forward to building with the community and hearing thoughts and questions. With Love in the Heart we walk together, May the Most High Guide Us.

In The Name of Jah the Father, Jah the Son, Jah the Holy Spirit,  ONE JAH. Rastafari Haile Selassie I.

Royal Son of Africa.

Ras Elijah Tafari.




Church/Body of the Living God, OR Church/Body of the dead word.

To relay the importance of the Church and the Body of Man, we have to ask if we truly Love Jah or love ritual. This subject is one that exists in every house of praise and defines it own understanding of self.

The Church is first the Body in which The Everlasting Soul and Ever Lasting Life dwells, with knowledge that the building is built on the Faith and Wisdom of the Soul acknowledges that the body is but a building. The Church or Body of Man is only as strong as the appreciation and respect of The Almighty that is acknowledged. With a Loving Soul the Building cannot house the works and words because they are so large and they will flood into the community with goodness. Without Loving Souls, The building is but a coffin to dead words and memories rehashed in form of ritual.

In some faiths there is room for “mysticism” and prophets, in others there is none, while in others the basis of their faith is God working now and still revealing Himself in new ways through various books and testimonies. It should go without saying that many of these interpretations have been extreme and dangerous, such as those who wish to see Armageddon.  Still the diversity in the perception of The Living God and the Living Word have left the masses at odds with religion in general.

Religion is important because it carries a wealth in theology,wisdom, history, and parables concerning the soul in the ancient and modern world. The collective battles we face over and over again: this being one of them. The status quo is what enables growth in every field. A balance between new and old even generationally is a constant project. When it comes to Spiritual and Scriptural changes the same is not only true but more combatted. We can’t help but see Religious Policies pushed on agendas based on current affairs, meaning Religions react to the times. But do they shape the times by acting out and continuing in the path of their teachers? It seems often that “what would Christ do?” is the furthest thing next to ” is this Godly”..that many ask before using Religious Power to achieve what ever goal. Then Why would they not be as open to hearing of what the Living God reveals here and now and today? Is it because they are not here and now, or fear change? If everything is changing in nature wouldn’t it be natural that The Living God has new material…If people don’t see the change of tides will they be swept away by the waves of past thinking? This is the dilemma of Churches and why Rastafari is a bridge builder and repairer.

When ones become too comfortable they become forgetful of past warnings and signs that lead to previous un-comfortability and chaos. Through out the Old Covenant ( Testament ) people are constantly rebuked for the simple adherence to ritual without thought of actually being the Living Word. Most of us call them hypocrites but its deeper than that. Arrogance and laziness are part of the original poison. It is something closer to Superiority complexes within tribes and classes that made the dismissal of dissent a norm so that the hierarchy wouldn’t be at risk or threatened. Being that was the usual in daily life, it was transferred to the personality of the Church. When I say Church, at this point it is symbolic for all religious institutions. It can be seen in daily life of parenting to how most people eat.

In a time where Monarchies are not popular, and democracy has not been fully realized for the general same reasons, that a top class does not want the change that the general citizens too, we must look to what can be done. At the heart of it is listening to the Almighty here and now, which means listening to the poor and needy as well as the Spiritual signs. At the heart of this is an ownership problem, where people think they own God, and He is their servant, who is here to answer there every complaint and call. A waiter that no one is willing to help and they feel is invisible. The lack of connection to the purpose of Life which is to Love Jah, has been turned backwards. Humanity and nature have universal laws that like Jah do not change, they are also expanding, contracting, and ever changing. Within this divine paradox is the All Encompassing Father and Mother. The mis-presecevption that God is not everywhere and in everything is what is limiting mankind. That He is with Us, and Now, looking through all living forms is the key to waking up from thinking that Jah can be isolated and divided. He is One, ONE WITH ALL. To try a piece The Creator out is to try and measure His Power which is not possible.  The Equality in which God’s Love reigns cannot be labeled. This Oneness with the Creator is what everyone needs to tap into, and then look to see if we are displaying partial Love. Partial Love concerning the poor, and for women, partial love for the Earth and animals…This will expose whether we are truly committed to love or its a one night stand. Ritual of thought, making the Earths needs not as important, lives of children, the poor, and animals, to the point where ones don’t care for themselves. This is the illogical place we have arrived to where religion is supposed to see that our connection to each other is our connection to The Most High. To listen to each other, to the Earth, to the children, is to listen to Jah.

Some would ask, How does a Rastafari Selassite who believes that a Ethiopian King is the Creator could say that He doesn’t believe class war-fare. The Answer is that a Emperor who doesn’t believe in classism is what make HIM the King of Kings. A Man that brings out the Most High out of others, having Faith that they can find the solutions because The Most High is within. He had a respect for all Life, people and faiths, knowing that all them have been brought here to fulfill their specific purpose that would align like body parts of the body. He saw everyone important, from the sick in the hospitals to orphans from Armenia. If one knows God is every where and in everything, then how can anyone say they or Haile Selassie I is not God in Flesh. Perhaps because true Oneness is bigger than the Western perspective of God. With a New Name, in a New Time, arises people and warnings that are straight from Love, from Jah. Our ability to speak directly to Jah is the ability to see when some words are dead and have no place, while others need to held high because of their self evident virtue. It is the same with ritual, some is good, full of medicine and healing, while others rituals like what most call “lunch” is a bloody slaughter in which they make their body a cemetery, eating souls rather than uplifting them. The Name Haile Selassie I is the name of all Creation, Power and Virtue of the Trinity First and ONE.  Trinitarian symbols and thought are written in all of universe as a fabric, it is another reason why Emperor Haile Selassie I is the Name of God. His appearance marks the end of religion because he fulfills it Through being the Conquering Lion of Judah and Earth’s Rightful Ruler, King of Zion. He shows us Heaven is on Earth, and where we all originated, He is the highest symbol and in the highest seat of Christianity and Judaism, and is the Returned Messiah of the Quran, He is Krishna of Hindi’s and is Wisdom incarnate likened to Buddha. He is Great Buffalo High Chief to the Native Americans, And Grand Father of Africa to OAU and Pan African Liberation Movements.  He is an internationally celebrated Prophet and reformer, 13th founding member of the UN….It goes on and on, because He was ALL to the Earth. He Gave His ALL to Show us How far we are and that God is with us, and is also human, one with all, and did His Work. Many pray to Jesus to save them, We do not pray for Haile Selassie I to save us, He prays we find the Power within to save ourselves. He calls us to save ourselves and others knowing we can because the Most High is Here and now, with Us. He is the evidence that look within, not up in the sky. That death is an illusion, and that our children and this planet is the continuation and evidence of our works. That they be nurtured and lessons past on diligently. If we let go of the lessons we forsake Guidance and wisdom, if we do not think for ourselves and choose the right, then we will forsake Jah by accepting blindly dead words lacking truth. They balance is forever in our hands, and its in the worlds interest to listen to each other and put the pieces together, then we can see how members of the Body of Jah truly exercise cooperation and collective-self determination.

I specifically didn’t choose to use Scripture versus and quotes to support my thoughts, nor words from Haile Selassie I. I want it to be a big as possible when one thinks of Oneness, after that everything is apparent. That God is Love, Let Us Be Love, is heavier and bigger than ones realize. Life exists because it loves itself, Life exists because Jah is within. From Start, from here walk from fear into the Loving arms of Jah, and seek wisdom. Its already all Jah, by surrendering, we submit to the Here and Now, which is the only place you will find Jah. It is also from here we can see without clutter of past opinions and persuasion. Confidence and Faith in the Power of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit IN ONE within and around. Haile Selassie I. Meditation.