Nyahbinghi throw a stone, the great stone to Babylon....That is the crucial idea of the term Nyahbighi which means "death to the black and white downpressors". The term jumped to the international publicity in the year 1935 when newspapers in world wide told that Haile Selassie is the head of the mighty cult of the warriors of Nyahbinghi in Africa. Actually, it was five years before this news spread by the papers when HIM was crowned as the King of Nyahbinghi in the secret meeting of 82 African delegates in Moscow.
African Nyahbinghi movement was the movement which fought against the colonial occupies of the 19th century the last decade of the 19th century up to the 1950´s. There is no agreement as to where the movement began, but seems like it originated in East Africa in the region presently covered by southern Uganda and northern Rwanda, what is the area where once ruled a Queen who had very similiar name with a cult; she was called as Queen Nyavinghi. It has been told that she fought against, and was eventually killed by colonialists.
In addition to this anti-colonial substance of the term Nyahbinghi, the word is also a title of the Theocratic Priesthood and Livity Order of the hola dreadlock ones. The roots of this Order are much deeper in time than in the ages of anti-colonialist war in Africa, because Iyahcongo " is the most ancient order of Rastafari, as from the earliest time, when Cherubims and Seraphims chanted songs of praise around the Rainbow Circle Throne of the Almighty Omnipoten Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I " (The Council of Elders). Originally Nyahbinghi tradition begun with Melcizedek who is the High Priest in the Order of the Nyahbinghi, the Drummer Master & Mystical Jah Dancer "without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually " (Heb 7:3).
Through the prophet Moses, the Science, Laws and Priesthood Order of the Nyahbihgi were opened to great bloom inna congregation of Israel-Ithiopia. " Bongo I-MOSES proformed the highest orders of the natural science of creation in the visible fullness of the day, so that all who saw and bear-witness knew that he was a Science Man of the Most I, RASTAFARI... Bongo I-Moses started and he himself had to serve as an example, so that the people could see and follow his movements, which was to take him up to some of the highest heights ever reached by a man on earth" ( Ras Mweya F. Masimba in I Forward The Sword).
In the early fourties the Nyahbinghi tradition of Melcizedek and Moses experienced new-birth in Jamaica by Rastafari movement and particularly through the dread lock congregation of the Youth Black Faith (YBF), which is the birth camp of the theocratic house of the Nyahbinghi Order today. The prophet and seer name Ras Boanerges ( a.k.a. Bongo Watu), along bredrins like Phillip Panhandle and Bredda Arthur, took to their hand the rod of the Nyahbinghi Ingeles which Moses had put forward, and begun establish the priestceptical administration of Rastafari tradition, based to the collective brotherhood, not to the undivided leadership of one prophet. Physically the center of the Nyahbinghi work in the early times was mainly at 9th Street Trench Town in Kingston, where - as Jah Bones have said - "he ( Bongo Watu) had a big yard with about four houses and tabernacle in the middle of the yard with the drums hung in the middle of the ceiling. Discipline and order with Rasta livity is strictly observed and adhered to. Man, woman and children lived in the yard and naturally, Ital dredness carry the swing."
Ras Boanerges himself have told to Eleanor Wint that, "when Sylvia Pankhurst come to Jamaica with her pamphlets and papers about the Emperor´s secret force, Black International, it gave me great upliftment to know that I have the inspiration to establish the House of Youth Black Faith. We should adore the I in the form and likeness of the King. When the I call Moses, he said: `Tell the people that I am the I am.` The I is the testimony of the individual. And in this time he tells us that he shall rise up in his name and we will suffer persecution because of his name. We can´t withdraw from the thing that is right... His Majesty Haile Selassie I, which is the Godhead, the crowning monarch..., " and "although we preach the truth, many ones will compass us about and say we a´ foolishness. This we expect ( Luke: 6:22, Matthew 5:11)...When we first started in the thirties (people) used to call us Blackheart Man, say we kill people and eat them. Today they call us evildoers telling our children lies...The same thing they do already they will do again and again."
" So what we are lookin´ for now, we´re lookin for de strength and de honour an de ability among one to another for dat is what we striving to complete.. For de fullness of Black Impremacy, de Solomonical Throne of Haile Jesse, de Priestceptical Priesthood of Levite & Judah, man must stand.. to help de foundation of such. For if de foundation be destroyed then what can de righteous do? ..De brethren from afar who never sight de works of de Nyahbinghi Order, observe it keenly and let us put our hopes in one direction." ( Ras Boanerges to the Bredrins in the International Theocracy Issembly in the early eighties).
In the year 1983 Ras Boanerges ( the image on this page) and few other Rastafari Elders of Nyahbinghi House of Jamaica made a trod to Barbados and Grenada where the bredrins explained the livity of Rastafari Nyahbinghi in many Rasta reasonings and public interviews.The statements in this page are quotations from the radio interview what Elders did in Barbados with an unidentified radio journalist.
MISSION IN BARBADOS
...We talking now with elder brothers of House of Nyahbinghi, and the first I like talk to Ras Boanerges. You have been with Rastafarian movement, particularly Nyahbinghi Order, since the early nineteen thirties what is when the whole movement started. Perhaps you can give us a short inform exactly what is Rastafari, when it started and why?
"Rastafari is without beginning or the ending. Rastafari foundation established before the world was, before any generation. Haffe Adam, and Eve was upon the face of creation thousand, millions of years. So, it continue to extent and grow, generation upon the generation and children upon the children until we are reach this time of his Majesty Emperor Haile I Selassie who is returned Messiah, King of Kings and Lord of Lords. The Redeemer of the world."
The movement started in Jamaica.. (" established in Jamaica") ...established in Jamaica in the nineteen thirties, tell a little bit more about that.
"Teach of dat estabilishment theme about has one of our elder brother in that time, brother Howell, who be the messenger, first messenger to Jamaica. Traveling upon from such time, we will stepping off, over, and step by steps, step by steps, step by steps until we will estabilish the righteousness through all the world from Jamaica."
How is the Rastafarian movement, we are talking here Order of the Nyahbinghi, how it is administrated?
"Divine purposes at all the times. Divine administration, righteous administration."
You are the elder of the Nyahbinghi. What is this mean? Are you teachers?
"The full polity of the Nyahbinghi Order is death to black and white downpressors, thats the full reveal of it. What principles and livitys of the must be within the order of the Nyahbinghi Order is the holy holines, divine procedure and the whole. No one must be within order of the Nyahbinghi and administrate the any wrong way or wrong doings... His temple have to be hightal livity, his temple have to be clean and hola to administrate the order of the Almighty and every one that walk within the Nyahbinghi Order have to be clean, perfect and all whole together. Its not a worldly administration, it is the divine administration that is separated from administration of world completly... (it) carries hermit type of life of living."
Is there any church? Do you have a church?
"We wen seh, the church of the Nyahbinghi is the person. The person is the church. I and I serves in congregation under the Tabernacle that made build by hands, but the church of the Almighty does not build by hands. So, I and I, the people are the church, living church of the Almighty."
What are the principles of Nyahbinghi?
"Basic principle of Nyahbinghi is, we are vegetarian. Number one. We does not eat salts or flesh. We live (by) vegetables and greens, we try to reserve our self (as) health people...as self responsibility..-And instead of use wine and bread as our divine ritual I and I use natural herbs, calling Cannabis Sativa and other wise criminally call ganja or marijuana. Well, I and I use it as our I and I divine ritual within the Order of the Nyahbinghi. So, I and I is not been distribute it in Jamaica within our divine administration deny of the Order of the Nyahbinghi, (or) any where (or) everywhere."
You must live in this society. Ras IBo, how do you deal with this, how do you deal with all this public image of Rastafari linked with ganja and dread locks ?
"I know that world is not for I and I, seen, and I and I are not from this world. The law of men is now transgression within divine livity of I and I. So, wen say, if even make certain law of men for an example...I n I know the mark of the beast is when dem mark corner of the I head and shell the corner of thy beard and make cuttin´ in their flesh, dat those are the mark of the beast. I and I are even lift the cost (of) chapter seventeen or chapter nineteen what will cover what Im just said. I and I know dat I and I do not accept those kind of laws or philosophy, ca´ I and I know dat I and Is (knottys and beards) are comin´ from dat ancient tradition, wear of I and I is natural."
How do you handle the things like education your children for instance?
"The Almighty is said, I send you to Babylon to learn the ways of Babylon that when you will come out then you will partake your attend (to it) no more. So, when you, if you haff a child and you send him to school of Babylon, you must send dem there to learn the administration of Babylon, but divine culture is the thing that cant breakin´ if it face day by day the doctrine of Babylon. The I see? For, it is said I and I went to school and learn the ways of Babylon and when I and I started to realize all the administration and principles what they have, they could no stop us. No education could not stop us. So, if you´ll learn you send your child to Babylon´s school and he´ll get a small amount to educate himself and whole, it still cyaan hurt him, for what is in cant come out of him.
If I and I do send our children to school they will still educate at home first before they going to institution, so they are aware of institution and what will take a place - aware of your culture, cause they are going to try now doctrine there type of philosophy, de all dem godism and dem anti-christism, when dem really are set up praise Yesos now who deal widin in the past in that dispensation. But that present world deal wid that dispensation, it will reject and dispute in deh reality, fleshical tradition. Then this time now, de same one dat did cursin, turn to praise Him now when and where he is manifestate Himself widin His Imperial Majesty (in) this day, but they (babylon) still do not accept the reality of Christ in flesh livin´ among I and I. Widin that reality they are still inna fanatic world, a world of illusion. So, who ever is confesseth dat Christ is not in the flesh, is not of God, he is fe an anti-christ.
Dem are the law of men right now which really bond mind of the people from livin on this moment this livity, dem stop a youth who deal it wid and really try to embrace de goal or fate of Rastafari and even start to livin´ certain way what is not common here, as steal (him) from eatin´ of flesh which I and I consider cannibalistic caracter and barbarian type of livin´. On a moment you start to livin (like this) inna home or a group, you get a fight from the people, you know. Like a it is shame you bring on the family, like...you´re look dreadfull and you get mad, dem malignanca madness (for you), when it´s righteous livin´."
Ras Boanerges, where is the movement going? What you see for the future?
"I see for the future - prosperity."
responsibility of the transcription: Ras Kosmos