Tef, bredren, I think you hit it on the nail. But the worship of the queen I am not sure about. The Bobo don't do this, at least to my knowledge. Do you mean that they have adopted Empress Menen as a diety?
Also, I have reasoned to a similar tune with a Bobo bredren about the prophet-priest-king role, and while Emmanuel(EABIC), Marcus(UNIA), and Selassie(AOU) could seem like it could be, I have brought to his attention that Haile Selassie I was also Prophet, Priest, and King by HIMself. My opinion on Emmanuel isn't fully formed yet either. I think that its strange that this man would spend his entire life for nothing of worldly value. What I mean is that I don't know of any other so called christs that have spent the time that Emmanuel did trying to establish a community without trying to gain worldly profit of some sort. Every other cult leader I have heard about has had sexual relations with members or demanded some sort of money of other worldly items. But Emmanuel actually told people not to bring money, but that they should be repatriated in their hearts first. His EABIC in Jamaica is responsable for saving and feeding children all over the island as well as old gunman and rude boys and I as well as many others would say that the Jamaican government is in debt to him. He is also a member of the United Nations. The Queen Elizabeth in 1966 said "that there is a man in this country(Jamaica), an individual man who no one is to molest, for one day his law will be over my law and he will be Lord over my lords." This is an interesting quote.
Also Emmanuel was Ethiopian and was from Ethiopia. He spoke with a heavy stammer and you can even see it in his writings and letters.
One of those letters is the following,
"There is a city upon the hill that cannot be hidden : It has the bright Red, Gold, and Green."
"Love hand all laws and Prophets commandments. Love is our foundation, Black stand, Love is Supreme, Black Supremecy stand..in flesh."
""Ethiopian Spiritual Congress Church in Bull Bay 9 miles: Founder Leader President who stand as defender of Jesus work of salvation, Speaker and Representative: I Jacob, Abraham, Moses is here to gather Israel in righteousness of salvation in Zion Jerusalem: 'He came and He sent and come with peace and love: Not what the world give unto I but what I give unto the world: Calling near and Far'.. It is I Prince Emmanuel."
"Freedom of Union of love and righteousness for the MASS of people universally, internationally towards salvation in the Kingdom of Jesus the Black Christ, The Kingdom of Christ has always been for the Black Ethiopian subjects at home and abroad. Black African sovereignty ascending to own Vine and Fig tree, in own culture, Black philosophy and Black understanding of love. One aim, one destiny, one love, one God."
"Righteousness exalts a nation, sin bringeth a reproach to the people. Cleanliness is the first sign of Godliness."
"Sin is all the wrong sayings and doings in the world. Righteousness is the blood of the lamb that washes away all uncleanliness caused by sin. Righteousness is the word of right that wipes out all word of wrong that bring forth sin. Therefore we the poor people should choose righteousness and stand up for right. We the masses must prepare for Jesus of Nazareth the Black King of the Lews who bare five bleeding wounds because of colonialism and imperialism which is now destroying the world."
"This world is a kingdom of wrong, a kingdom of Satan master of evil. Christ is in this world but not of it. Christ kingdom is one of righteousness, an R Kingdom. A kingdom of salvation. Jesus salvation stand forever. It carries no price it is free, only clean hands and a pure heart can enter in Jesus Kingdom. Jesus Kingdom is one of Love. He is the foundation of love. It is His spirit. His love, HJis light, His right that is in everyone. Whenever you see one you see Jesus.. in flesh. One God for us all. One God of right, one God of light in flesh."
"God in three persons, blessed trinity and power: Hon Marcus Mossiah Garvey, now Feild Marshall in Uganda, standing on the shores of Liberia clearing out all white wicked out of the promised land for us to come and inherit: His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I. The only living monarch: Melchesidec the High Priest of Salem. Jesus of Nazareth the Black King of the Jews: Prophet, Priest, and King. We are the Saints and Angels of the Royal Church of Negus: Jesus Christ Chruch. We are the light of this world and the same Israelites that stood manfully with Moses: The Apostles, disciples, Prophets and priests of Christ. We the Black people are the ones Jesus laid down His temple for and raised it on the third day. He bare five bleeding wounds to save all Black sons and daughters from the slaughter of colonialism and imperialism."
I would be very interested to hear your view on the meeting of the Rastafari bredren and His Majesty in 1966. Because all of the bredren were given medals including Emmanuel. But His Majesty left documents about repatriation with Emmanuel. You can see Emmanuel holding them in one of the pictures taken shaking hands with His Majesty.