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Impact of Westernisation and Judeo Christianity on Rastafari Culture and Livity

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Messenger: zion mountain Sent: 11/21/2014 5:43:51 AM

Rastafari i-ssertations: The Ancient
African Perspective; What is the
Current State of the Rastafari
The Impact of Westernisation and
Judeo Christianity onRastafari
Culture and Livity_ Part 1
by Iyah Ites Ifa
Link: The African Perspective on
Excerpt: from pg 5 - 14
I have heard Mutabaruka say in his
radio show, on Irie FM, (and this is
from the archives of the show that
are available from mutaseh
website) that when he was rising in
Rastafari livity and culture, he was
living in the country and spent time
in the bush, where he was
acquainted with some Black Heart
men there and they showed him
Rastafari. He said that these ones
would never speak of the bible
really, only wisdom, spirituality,
and black consciousness. He only
heard of Rastas using the bible
when he went downtown to
Kingston and saw many dreadlocks
reading up the bible! So it is clear
that there is a connection with bible
reading and urbanisation! Bear in
mind, that urbanisation in this day
and age is synonymous to
westernisation (and to those who
want to be pedantic and specific,
yes Africans originated urban life
and society, but the paradigms of
those African urban builders and
that of the Western urbanisation is
somewhat quite different!). Some
traditions are outworn, as some
clothes need to be thown away as
they have been worn to the limit.
So it was clear that there were and
have always been two schools of
Rastafari. The ones that use the
bible, and the ones that don't.
(there are ones who have found the
truth within themselves from
reading the bible and moved onto a
different dimension of reality). The
latter oftentimes can be heard and
seen totally differently to the
former. Some even say that their
utterances were so deep and so
heavy, and sometimes
incomprehensible due to the
unwavering speech in Iyahric.
These Rastaman claimed that the
livity, the ital livity, the African
livity, and the God within is all they
need to grow and develop
spiritually. Elders such as Bongo I-
scient, (Bongo Ashley or Ashley
Iion, or Iyah) who apppears in the
Rockers movie (and was actually
never paid for the role in the
movie) (He did want money and
did the role act for educational
purposes) is an example of such
Rastaman, the majority who, by the
way, cannot be seen in any video, or
audio or any textbook. You must
come across them in real life.
It is clear that one of the two
schools, actually adhered to the
principles much more devoutly
than the other school (the one using
the bible), who were actually in
violation of the Principles.
One such principle is Repatriation
(and Reparation). The latter is an
actual idea, and actual livity, an
actual mind state and paradigm
altogether. Meaning, that the real
repatriation is rather a spiritual
and mental repatriation as opposed
to the long awaited boats coming to
pick up the blacks to return them
'home'. (Radiation physically is to
finally return to the land of the
African ancestors and to cast away
the land of the colonial masters,
but repatriation start in the mind,
and that mental awareness in on
the forefront of Rastafari
consciousness ti be achieved in his
life time or the life time of next
generation) the thought should.
Yes!! It is more important to return
to Africa in your mind and spirit,
than it is to return there to live
forever. The evidence of this can be
seen in those that repatriated
physically but are still enslaved,
and bound to the same Judeo-
Christian Zionist ideology, while
living in Africa, spiritually
impoverished. “In the abundance of
water the fool is thirsty!!” Yet
Africa as the cradle of civilisation,
where everything about religion,
God, spirituality, was not only
conceived, but perfectly intuited.
The evidence of this is in the
wealthy, peaceful, and prosperous
civilisations of Pre-Dynastic Kemet,
Kemet, and Pre-Columbian Africa
(as well as Ancient America as
history testifies to the work that
Africans have done in that
hemispehere centennaries before
slavery and colonisation).
Hence, those still dependant on the
bible for spiritual direction,
instruction, and guidance, are not
really adhering to the principle of
Africans have a spiritual text that
is older than the bible, and as a
matter of fact it is older than any
other religious document ever
found. The oldest spiritual text that
is still in tact is in the texts of the
Pyramid Texts of King Unas.
Rastas in the West, as well as some
Rastas in Africa, absolutely refuse
to deal with anything regarding
Ancient Egypt or anything
Traditional African Spirituality.
Why? (One of the fundamental
principles of Rastafari is anti-
colonialism and to burn Babylon
system, their religious
indoctrination and servitude,
African consciousness is a
fundamental truth of each
individual as such the study of
Africa the cradle of civilization in
particular the land Ethiopia and
Egypt her eldest daughter is of
paramount importance and
Rastafari is Because there are
taboos about those two subjects,
and those taboos are derived from
the Eurocentric, Judeo-Christian
brainwashing of the King James
Bible (who is actually and
incidentally the author of another
text entitled 'Demonology'. What a
coincidence!). The same text is
filled with propaganda against
Ancient Egyptian/African people
and their cultural practices. Anyone
who follows this text by the book is
bound to be Anti-African, as it is
filled with Anti-African statements
and ideas.
Many say, that it is because “ His
Majesty glories in the bible, and
that is his recommended source of
refuge.” Okay, then why don't
these same people trim their locks,
as His Majesty never really sported
locks (whatever you may think)? Or
why don't they occasionally eat
meat, especially raw beef, as His
Majesty did on occasional bases?
Actually, that is no longer a farce,
as nowadays and of recent times,
many Rastaman have trimmed their
locks, eaten meat, joined the
Ethiopian Orthodox Church, so that
they become more “like” His
Imperial Majesty. I will leave the
obvious for you to suss out for
yourself, as the most important
resource with you is your spirit.
(Many are still struggling to over
stand the livity Rastafari and will
find it difficult to over stand that
Rastafari is the conscience of the
people who firmly stand for
international morality and not
religious ideology).
Rasta people stop thinking,
speaking and living like Christians,
know your Self as Rastafari.
We are living in what the Kamau
say is the “Eve of the Destroying of
the Enemies of the Lord God of the
World (Nebertcher)'. Approaching
the end of what the hindhus call
the Kali Yuga. Entering the
Pachakarma and Kachina upheavals
and cataclyms that the Hopi Indians
and Native Americans talked about,
the I Chingalso, the end of this
Baktun of the Mayan calendar. We
are entering into the Age of Ausar,
the God Man. The Age of Aquarius
that Bunny Wailer sang about in
the '60s. Thus, the climate is
positive and 'fortunate' or
'auspicious', where Babylon rule is
coming to an end, and it is the
return of the Afrocentric paradigm
that will cover and rule the earth,
when Black Man and Black Woman
come to know their Self (as well as
the coming and physical
manifestation of the Paut Neteru,
the Arican Tree of Life, and the
awakening of spiritual/psychic
powers within many people of
African descent all over the world,
the part the New Age people don't
tell you about). Nevertheless,
unfortunately many Blacks are still
caught up with Jeezus the Slave
God, and still going to church. Here
we are, at the eve of the beginning
of a new age, one which is more
spiritual and conscientious, and
Rastas are still talking about Haile
Selassie is going to return to save
the world!! Sounds very much like
Christians waiting for Jeezus to
come back.
Therefore, it is the 21 st century,
for heaven's sake, it is time that
people do away with superstitions,
dogma and immature childish
beliefs. Like you really believe that
Ancient Africans worhsipped 'many
gods' and were pagans and thus
evil?? Really?? You hate yourself
that much to believe your ancestors
were devils? Study history and ask
yourself who the real devil is. This
young Nigerian boy, I have been
talking to about the Orisas, is
telling me how much his ancestors
made god angry by worshipping
Shango, Obatala, etc, and how he
loves Jeezus, etc. I ask him “What
God did they make angry?”. How
can God, who is so powerful,
soloving, and so intelligent, be
angry? Or jealous as the bible tells
Hence it is Reality Check time for
all people, and all Rasta have to
look into themselves and ask
themselves who they really are.
Putting your faith, hope, beliefs, in
a person, and thinking that only
this person is divine, and is due to
receive ceaseless praises (actually
the true worship of God is the
living of truthand

Messenger: zion mountain Sent: 11/21/2014 5:47:38 AM

devotion to
spiritual development), is as much
valid as valid as Superman orany
other Super Hero they have
invented (the super-hero and the
“messiah” ideology is the same
thing). Rastafari culture cannot
expect to grow, advance, and
achieve great things, such as
accomplish the will of the Most
High and His Majesty Emperor
Haile Selassie,and the Ancestors,
without discarding of the bible and
the false beliefs that are associated
with them.
It is time to throw away ALL that is
Juedo-Christian and Islamic, and
find our Original ways of thinking,
our Original Cosmology and
Theology. Otherwise, Rastafari as a
culture and movement, will be
stuck and wither and die. The Rt
Hon King Emmanuel say 'The white
world couldn't teach me anything,
because they couldn't teach
themselves to save their Self.” King
Emmanuel's Self taughthis person
how to save himself, and how his
followers could do the same. After
studying the Metu Neter, Kamitic
spirituality, the competent student
can make theobservation that King
Emmanuel teachings are closer to
African/Kamitic knowledge, than
any other sect of Rastafari.
As I have said to many people,
Rastafari culture and livity has
much more in common with some
practices and spiritual systems of
the east such as Taoism, and those
traditional systems of Africa such
as Ifa in Yoruba, Vodou and Juju,
then they have in common with the
Christain, Jew and Muslim. You can
try to research the Daada peoples of
West Africa, and you find that they
are who have natty dreadlocks, live
ital, vegetarian, against
Westernisation, play music, teach
and practice Traditional African
Science (spirituality). They have
been there for hundreds of years,
before Rasta rose in Jamaica.
The case now, is that most Rasta
believe in the wrong and false ideas
and notionsthat the followers of the
3 major religions do. For example,
Rastas talk about “There is only one
life to live..” , where Africans and
Orientals KNOW that reincarnation
is a fact. So should every Rasta. As
it is known that Rastafari is about
Life, and that we don't believe in
'death', and thatwe bun death and
the world of the dead that we live
in. So every Ras should know that
Life is eternal, and so are we, and it
is about going and coming and then
going again to come again. Bobo
Shanty people should know this as
the Father King Emmanuel the 7 th
talked about re-incarnation (but Jah
couldn't spoonfeed everything to
you, Bobo, the Man is cryptic and
mystic, so many didn't watch and
learn, and many saw but
understood little, as the Man
himself say “Some have wisdom, or
knowledge, but they lack
understanding”, the Man is
thefullness of all 3, Holy Emmanuel
I Selassie I JAH Rastafari!).
Another example, is how they
believe that Man was created first,
or Adam camebefore Eve ( it is bad
enough that they believe in Adam
and Eve, and that theythink these
were real people), yet science
shows that every human being is
first female, and then they
differentiate into male.
This is another issue, which puts
livity and spirituality at stake, is
the issue of knowledge versus
belief, faith and information, and
opinions versus truth. A Real
African Man and Woman operates,
i.e. bases their thoughts feelings,
emotions, sayings and doings, on
TRUTH and not opinion or beliefs.
And truth is based uponfacts, that
can be proved.
Rastafari dont deal with opinions,
or faith, or even beliefs, Rastafari
King Emmanuel was one of the
Rastafari Leaders who spoke of
teachings that are closer to the
traditional and ancient African
understandings (although he also
stressed about the bible, yet he
showed many truths regarding it,
which is beyond the scope of this
article). One such teaching was
“Man is God and God is Man”,
another is “Man of Righteousness is
God in Flesh” and others included
thatwe Africans in Ancient Africa
always revered (some say 'worship'
which is is incorrect) a Divine King,
who was the embodiment of the
Supreme Being.
The knowledge that man is Divine,
is concealed within the name of the
movment, people, and culture/
livity, which is Rastafar-I, and the
divine Iyahric language (which is
actually an initiatory language to
initiate ones into knowing and
realising their Self.) Rastafari is
pronounced to imply that the
Rastaman and King Jah Rastafari/
The Creator were One and the
Same. In Iyahric, “I and I” means
one's person (InI means God in
man) (me and you is division and
clash of identity, and line of
thinking)(esoterially and on a more
profound level, althoughhidden, it
means the Self and the Person/Ego
is One), as well as implying thatthe
I in me is the same I in you and the
same I in the birds, fish, sea, and
sky. Jah Rassstafari!
However, as with the bible, for
every statement that implies that
Man is a Divine Being, there is also
another statement, within the
culture that refutes that and implies
that man is a human being.
My experience with this was
realised when I saw an “Elder” who
claimed to be aRasta and an Elder
Ras at that too, speak about fasting
to the youths in the hills who were
not able to maintain the fast. In
response to them breaking the
fastearly because they were
“hungry” (meaning were not
skilled, adept enough toresist the
urges of the flesh/ego/person/lower
being), he excused them by saying
that it is ok because, “The spirit is
willing but the flesh is weak!”.
Another false adage that finds its
source in the bible. You find, after
properly studying the Kamitic
teachings, that this is due to an
inactive or a weak will, and that the
brother appealed to their lower
part of their being, and assosciated
his and their identity with the
lower part of their being. That is, if
the spirit was truly “willing” it
would overpower the urges and
cravings of the flesh, as that is the
crux of “mindover matter”. Yet
many of us are ignorant of this, as
we are ignorant of the Original
African spiritual teachings. I
complained about this incident to a
Bobo Shanti priest and he said that
it is true. I remember feeling so
much dismay and disappointment,
and realised that the spiritual
standard is not as high as Ithought
it to be or as it proclaimed to be,
some Rastas put their Self and their
livity so low that it is on par with
the weak religious doctrines of
Westernreligions. I don't think any
Taoist Priest or even real Kamitic/
African priest wouldsay the “the
spirit is willing but the flesh is
weak”! Foolishness, man! There are
also many other foolish and
completely untrue statements in
the bible, like "Woman cannot
teach”, “It is evil to braid and plait
hair, only pagans do that.”, and
many others, which one realises
after careful study that these are
African traditions that they are
condemning. The Rastafari Elders
are Ancient Canaanites, and
Ancient Kamites, Ancient Ghanians
and Ancient Kushites, who
returned in 'this dispensation', this
age in the late 19th century, in the
slave plantation designations of
Jamaica, with the rememberance of
the ancient teachings on self-
knowledge and our ancient African
identity. The rememberance is in
the livity, more than it is in the
bible doctrines. These are man who
learnt these spiritual truths from
within, and have much in common
with Ancient Kamit, Africa and
Asia, even Ancient America. (By
the way, not all black people in the
carribean were brought there
forcefully through slavery, Ivan Van
Sertima and many scholars have
brought forth evidence, sincethe
'70s that Blacks sailed there in
ancient times and were there even
before the Arawak and Native
Americans of North and South, of
whom many actually intermarried
with the blacks there when they
reached there from Asia).
As a result of not returning
completely to our African spiritual
culture and heritage, we find that
we are approaching Life, God, and
everything in the wrong manner,
and worse in a foreign manner. So
you are not really being your Self!
Thus, there is an identity crisis
going on, or worse, you are a victim
of asubliminal programming (mind
control) and you are unaware of it.
The idea that we should worship
Haile Selassie, by giving praises to
him in achurch or other building,
like you are singing and
worhsipping Jeezus is wrong, and it
is not truly African. It is not
African, neither is it true, to
depend of someone to 'save' you.
Rastas should know (and not
BELIEVE) that no one oranything,
or any being, can save you.
Slavation, Blessings, and
Punishments, are delegated to you
to be responsible for. Yes, you are
responsible for blessing or cursing
yourself. Of course, the Most High
blesses you daily, and has ever
done and shall ever do so, even
without you doing anything. Yet,
God does not punishor reward
anyone, you reward and punish
yourself. As King Emmanuel say “It
is a self-save judgment, i.e. that I
didn't come to save you, but to
show you to save your Self.” .....
Link: The African Perspective on

Messenger: MELCHEZIDEK Sent: 11/21/2014 6:47:36 AM


And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof.

Messenger: Black heart Sent: 12/10/2014 9:14:33 PM

I giv thanks bro Zion Mount fo dis powerful word sound. I man is even suprised to see dat what is in I mind is already written down by some Idrens. For a long iwa iman bn wonderin why Rasta couln't see de light dat I see but now I know some Rastas do see de same light dat I see. Big up my God. One Black Love.

Messenger: VoodooRuutz Sent: 12/10/2014 10:38:06 PM

Bless Up King and King!
The Lion Outa Zion RoarZ!!!
Nuff time I done say dat, nuffa dem jus Black Up d Whte thing wha wa gi ta dem!

Messenger: Black heart Sent: 12/11/2014 9:44:52 PM

Bless my Lord. It is clear dat westernisation and Judeo christianity have negative impact on Rasta livity so I man burn westernisation n judeo christianity. Fireburn white ideology

Messenger: zion mountain Sent: 12/12/2014 10:42:05 AM


Messenger: Black heart Sent: 12/12/2014 12:23:55 PM

Fireburn de crucifix, burn sky Jesus, burn bible, burn white winged angels, burn white church clothing, burn white wash, burn illusion. Reign Black Love.

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