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ALBUQUERQUE RASTAFARI CORONATION CELEBRATIONS NOV.2ND 2017

The Rastafari Community will be hosting a Gathering Celebrating the 87th Coronation of  Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen Asfa. It will be for 3-10pm Nov.2nd. Plenty of time to come by after work and join in. It will be a Vegan Potluck combined with a special Ethiopian Dinner provided by the Royal Daughters of Roha. The Address is 122 La Veta Dr. NE 87018 and is free. Please share and tell the Rastafari community and friends that this is an important time that we pray and share bread together. Nyabinghi and service will be held, all are welcome. Salute to the International Communities that Globally are holding this Holy Day In Reverence! Let Jah be Praised. One God for Us All.

Coronation Celebrations Albuquerque 2017

Coronation Celebrations Albuquerque 2017

Ras Elijah Tafari All rights reserved 2017

“Emerald Glow.” Haile Selassie I Light.

Give thanks for the Emerald Judah King, For the Guidance and Mercy of the Emperor. This piece is inspired by His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I and His ability to resonate a Power that is so Strong and Humble. The Feeling of Life itself inhaling. The Color of the Rock of Judah is Green, and often you will see InI paint Green as the Aura of the Palace or His Throne. Judah Emerald. The Cross symbolism is to remind ones of the Prophecy of Christ’s Kingdom which is seen through the Line of David. The Conquering Lion is wearing His signature cape as He warned the World of Fascism and WW2 to come as well as the solution being collective security. The Painting is based on a photo taken in 1936 in Geneva, with an influence of Orthodox Coptic Christian Art.

Ras Elijah Tafari All rights reserved 2017

Ras Elijah Tafari All rights reserved 2017

(20”x 24″) Mixed Media.  Spray paint, acrylic and Indian ink.

As I was painting I decided to stop here because His Imperial Majesties face reminded I of His Father in flesh, Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael. Sometimes when painting someone you can tap into the ancestors and something comes out, grandma, sometimes our children. I said I hope you can see Ras Makonnen, left it there and put the brush down.
The original is for sale and as well signed prints. The piece is also available for use, so let me know if you need an album cover. Prints are 25.00 plus shipping, email or inbox InI. Just one of the many painting cover to Denver this Sept. 10th Ethiopian New Year show. At The BaseCamp on Sunday!

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This is a picture of Ras Makonnen Wolde Mikael, Father of His Imperial Majesty.

RAS Makonnen Wolde Mikael

RAS Makonnen Wolde Mikael

ORIGINAL PHOTO OF HIS MAJESTY USED 1936.

HAILE SELASSIE 1936GIVE THANKS FOR THE REFLECTIONS AND INFLECTIONS OF H.I.M. HAILE SELASSIE I.

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New Painting “LAVA”

It is a true joy to feel the Spirit in this time and I hope you enjoy this new piece,  ”LAVA.” The piece is inspired by the Fire that Ethiopia produces within the Higher Self that holds the Energy of the Heavens. Foot Firm on the Rock, The Grounding is the harnessing of the Gift of Power ( HAILE). InI have the Angels comforting and guiding I, this is a painting of the feeling of the awesome current that unites us with the angelic forces.

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New paintings are coming forward, and its a joy to share them with everyone. Let The Most High be Praised. In excitement for the Ethiopian New Year Celebrations  ( Sept. 11) I have been painting a lot! InI look forward to sharing the art at The Base Camp on Sunday in Denver and will be sharing huge amounts of art with the community to reason on African History, Collective Responsibility, Ethiopian Prophecy and Rastafari Culture.

The Original is available and permission and rights are also available for a CD cover/ t-shirts. You can also support by buying a Signed Print which are 25.00 plus shipping. If interested in the Original please inbox on the site or at lionartproductions@gmail.com. Give thanks for the Life Giver, for the Power of the Most High Living In Us. Jah Rastafari. Selassie I.

NEW MEXICO RASTAFARI NEWSLETTER

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.

ONE JAH.R.7.

“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.

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New Painting “RED.” Limited edition prints!

redbobo1This painting was a joy to do, as I ease from the abstract to the roots. Symbolizing the Eternal Christ-God Nature of Man Shepard and Guardian, in the Golden Red Hills that could be any where, is the Melchizadok essence holding the Red Gold and Green Banner in this time. Done with Acrylic and Indian Ink, 36″ 28″ This piece has already been sold. However PRINTS are being released in a special series of numbered 20. They are only 40.00 and will be signed and numbered with a note of limit authentic reference. For now send a message, it will be on the prints catalog soon. The Painting is titled ” RED”.  Thank You and Jah Bless.

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.

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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.

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“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.

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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

 

 

 

 

Blessed Love One and ALL. Whats up..

Give thanks for the Life Giver and the Blessing Jah has brought on Us. We are engulfed by His Presence and when alert can easily see the Hands of Jah in Our Lives. There is really so much to say, and I look forward to presenting poignant points for the benefit of humanity.

commentary on the relationship in Africa between her oldest and newest theologies and traditions. And the work it takes to get along.

commentary on the relationship in Africa between her oldest and newest theologies and traditions. And the work it takes to get along.

Been painting steady and there are so many new paintings coming out. Under wraps, but look out for new works with musicians that we all love. Lots of new music projects as well, finishing an album together Visceral View, and a Hip Hop project with Jah Ivan out of Spain, as well as Underwater out of Belgium.  Some singles that will be released soon and there’s another album finished… All I can say is that this will be a great Summer.

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InI will also be publishing books, something that ones can carry in their pocket. The style will be publishing a political cartoon “Zine” as well as collected essays about Rastafari and Black Liberation. I encourage others to link and to do the same. The importance of education in creative forms that are personal speak more than quoting others sometimes. Though, His Imperial Majesty stands alone, we each have a perspective that is important to the fullness when focused. Honor to the publishers of the Word of Jah, Frontline Books, distribution and Publishing, Ras Sakuo,  Ras John, in Chicago, royal salute.

in progress, part of a trinity series.

in progress, part of a trinity series.

Quick sneak peak at a painting to coming soon, it has already changed since this photo was taken, I will follow up with the progress.  If anyone is looking for Album Covers, Original art or prints. Please inbox InI and we will get to you quickly. If you are interested in collaborating same way, please don’t hesitate. Unity is strength. Give thanks for the Almighty Creator, The One that is The POWER and Virtue, The Trinue King who rules the Heaven and the Earth. Adoni JAH Rastafari. Haile Selassie the First King Alpha. Empress Mennen the Finale Queen Omega.

Blessed Love to One and All.

Ras Elijah Tafari.

 

Work to be done:Ethiopian Orthodox Church and Rastafari Movement.

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Many ask why we are different than the Ethiopian Orthodox Church or why we do or don’t join the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Here are some crucial points. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church was given freedom from The Egyptian Orthodox Coptic Church By His Imperial Majesty and Alexandria in 1959. Both previous and later, The Ethiopian Orthodox Church worked against His Imperial Majesty on several matters, that the Church though very old is still in an infancy when it comes to self governance in accord to their Ethiopian Patriarch, The King of Kings. The Ethiopian Orthodox Church has created turmoil during and after The Emperor, and participated in the “DERG coup” by the issuing a pre-cursor of excluding the Emperor from daily prayers in 1974, for this sin, the Church lead the people to the God-less Red-Terror that would starve and humiliate Ethiopia and Her historical greatness. This is a major reason why the Rastafari movement has made the call that remission of sin of the Church is to return to their set mandate that Haile Selassie I is the God Head, and that songs and prayers should be continued to The Conquering Lion of Judah and the fulfilling of Ethiopians divine legacy. From the 80′s and after, we saw the infiltration of gentile christian faiths that started to change the ancient relationship of Man to God by integrating thoughts and paintings of a Gentile Jesus and a White Mother Mary. This is another massive sin. In the historical context of an unconquered people, the oldest Christian Kingdom, and House of Israel, The thought that it would allow Roman white-washed images with a foreign language to express the spirituality of African People is absurd. Further to defend any picture that depicts anyone from the Scriptures as being from Europe is treason. Why? Because the Scriptures is about Africans when ones realize that there is no middle east, that this is Africa, full of Africans as it has been for Hundreds of thousands of years. Anyone that would do this is selling out Africa. People choose their Faiths, but we didn’t choose to be African. God made it that way, for a reason. He made us as people from Her, for us to ever make her achievements that of outsiders or some romantic rendition is selling out our ancestors. We are African First, that is our State, Our Faith is personal and should not trespass against Our African foundations for collective progress. The Scriptures known as the Bible are reactions or active African historical perspectives and parables. To look to Rome for interpretations or images, is idol worship. When there is no longer a White-Jesus and Mary in a Church, then they would not be starting service by insulting ALL African People. The truth cannot be insulted and be revered at once. It is our Duty as Rastafari to visit and reason with the Orthodox Church, in order so that they may grow in their loyalty to God, Emperor and Africa. We have much to learn from each other, let us sit in true reverence of the Creator with out idols and foreign gods. May Our daily lives reflect the Oneness with Jah, and Our Words be in-tuned With Earth’s Rightful Ruler, Emperor Haile Selassie I. Jah Rastafari.

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It was brought up to me that blaming the Church is unfair when it is leaders and clergy are the ones that have lead the flock. To this I agree, that the guilt is on the leadership,  sadly all of the World suffers for their decisions. Like any army or school, it is only as good as its teachers.  When describing the Church I purposely didn’t write EOTC, because it is an Orthodox Christian issue at heart. Also it is important to note, that this not an attack on Christianity, it is a call for Restoration of Divine Order. If it doesn’t happen in Ethiopia first then the rest the Abrahamic Faiths will not follow.  Thank you for reading, and for sharing your thoughts. One Jah. R.7.

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” Autumn King and Queen” new painting

DSCN3303” Autumn King and Queen” was created last Sabbath in a meditation. InI was attempting to paint feelings that where abstract, to make a piece that was undefinable. Thats when I saw the King of Kings, and I had no choice but to paint HIM. The Empress also appeared shortly and the painting began to tell I what to paint. I was trying to keep things fluid and abstract and added what would be clearly the image of Our Most Holy Emperor Haile Selassie I and Most Holy Empress Asfaw Mennen. This piece is available as original, print or for reproduction as an Album Cover.  please inbox lionartproductions@gmail.com for info. Blessed Love. This Piece will be on display tonight, Nov. 18th in Albuquerque NM. 5-10 3901 Central. Nob Hill.

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Emperor Haile Selassie I Coronation Fine Art Digital Expo 2016

It is a Honor and Pleasure to share the Meditations Of Our August Emperor  whom has Granted Us this Day to Celebrate the Union of Heaven and Earth in the Personality of His and Her Imperial Majesty. Presented before the Earth in 1930, Emperor Haile Selassie and Empress Menen Asfaw of Ethiopia was Crowned in a Triple Crown and Presented with the Scepter and Orb. He was pronounced Globally as the King of Kings, Root of David and Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah. It was the First time an African King and Queen had been recognized and given total authority to claim the Earth as Rightful Ruler. In the midst of colonization at its height, Emperor Haile Selassie I had the World witnessing Sovereignty from origination and entered the world stage. This would transform and elevate the Earth and World to answer a moral question. One we have yet to answer collectively, and a question that will either answer the future problems or explain the failures we accumulate while trying to avoid international human rights concerns.

While African Unity is the Crown Jewel and Mission of The Emperor, His Word speaks of the pains and concerns for all of Humanity. We still echo the need for Nuclear Proliferation and Global Citizenship and We all seek International Morality, and as His Majesty said,                The stake of each one of us is identical – life or death. We all wish to live. We all seek a world in which men are freed of the burdens of ignorance, poverty, hunger and disease. And we shall all be hard-pressed to escape the deadly rain of nuclear fall-out should catastrophe overtake us.”

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                                                                       ”Waiting and Watching”

His Imperial Majesty saw the World and Time as One. That problems are solved together and made worse together. There is so much to say about the King of Kings, The Father of Fathers, and many will give witness to His Ability to Guide and Lead Us Today. His Depth is without end and His Meaning to History and Humanity has yet to be appreciated. In this Offering of Art and Feeling I hope we can go beyond words and to the Heart of Hearts. Where the Zeal meets the brush and history is being made and also remembered. Where a revolutionary African Art presents itself as modern, future and ancient culture. Rastafari Art to inspire as We are inspired, By The Most High as a Living Man, The Most High as the Fullness of Earth and All those who dwell in it. A Cosmic King who Holds Universal Truth. 86 Years ago today, was the greatest moment of Human History. One no one has or will ever live up to that day, and why HIM Haile Selassie I stands Alone. Still widely unknown, and misunderstood, yet He has ushered in Time and Space as we know it. On this special occasion InI Thank The Creator, Almighty Jah Rastafari for Bringing this Life for I, and filling Our Vessels with His Love.  Thru the Power of Trinity, Haile Selassie I. One In His Everlasting Kingdom.

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                                                                           ”Addis Coronation” 

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                                                                      “Planting for the Future.”

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                                                                                 ” Rastafari fillin in. “ 

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                                                                              ” Pinnacle Gong “

A piece for Pinnacle and Dub Iration to bring forth awareness for the preservation of a Sacred and Holy Historical site, where the Rastafari Movement Began. Soon come, Prints will be available with all proceeds going to Pinnacle. Jah Bless The Hon. Leonard Howell on this Coronation!  www.dubiration.com/TheGong

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                                           “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.”

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                                       ” Look To Africa For the Crowning of A Black King! “

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                                                                            ” On The Bomb. “

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                                                                                        ” In 8.”

This piece is one that is about The Creation of Man as a Galactic Occurrence as The Lion Constellation Meets the Sirus Star System to pull together the polarities of Man and Woman, Sun and Moon, and the Portal of Above and Below into a Golden Arc of infinite relations as one of the feet stands on the Earth and another above. Center is the North Star and within the body is another portal. A Trinitarian Painting to express the Union and Formation of Heavens in the Flesh By King Alpha and Queen Omega. The personality in the middle is purposefully both man and female.

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                                                                  ” Four Pillars and Tassel “

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                                             ” Selassie I and Son, Today and Tomorrow “

InI wrote previously about this piece, done this year and Standing For All Time.

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 ” Selassie is the Door and Stairs.”

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“Keeping the Cubs Safe.”

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“Bleeding World on My Back.”

First I Thank The Most High Jah Rastafari Emperor Haile Selassie I for Giving I Everything. Year after year He sustains I and InI Family and Friends. Many of these paintings were painted in Puerto Rico and My Heart Bleeds for the Island as its lasting impression intensifies the passion for Justice and Human Rights. Their Love of Rastafari is beyond measure. I would like to thank many others who allowed in the experience of sharing these pieces, many of which will be used for future projects.  InI look forward greatly to sharing and contributing to the Global Community. This is not all the 2016 works, just some that High Lite the Emperor’s impact on this day 86 years ago. Many of these images will be cleaned up and will be available for purchase at a later day. Some Originals are still available, please inbox for info. Nov. 2nd In Albuquerque NM, InI as Well as Ras Zakarias will be showing Rastafari Fine Art and hosting a celebration in Honor of Coronation Day. 6pm-1am at 3901 Central.

 For Now and forever, Let Us Learn and Build on what His Imperial Majesty has taught, and Give thanks for Us to Bear Witness and Behold, The Conquering Lion of Judah. Jah Rastafari Haile Selassie I.

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“ When I spoke at Geneva in 1936, there was no precedent for a head of state addressing the League of Nations. I am neither the first, nor will I be the last head of state to address the United Nations, but only I have addressed both the League and this Organization in this capacity. The problems which confront us today are, equally, unprecedented. They have no counterparts in human experience. Men search the pages of history for solutions, for precedents, but there are none. 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 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.”

Emperor Haile Selassie I 1963 New York U.N.