Family I give thanks for D eyes sharing some feelings on dis matter.
I send sincere unconditional LOVE to ALL
Some of the following words I uncovered on D net and some I wrote Iself,
I feel it describes well the thing...
"Mansions of Rastafari is an umbrella term for the various groups of the Rastafari movement. Such groups include the Bobo Ashanti, the Niyabinghi, the Twelve Tribes of Israel, and several smaller groups, including African Unity, Covenant Rastafari, Messianic Dreads, and the Selassian Church. The term is taken from the Biblical verse in John 14:2,
"In my Father's house are many mansions."
So I suppose InI JAH People may accept fully or are only loosely associated with these divisions, or not at all, like I self Evison at this point in I trod I keep up the principle of Inity, freedom of conscience, a general distrust of any isms shared by many, and the teachings of I Emperor that "faith is private" and a direct relationship dat need no councilers. Beliefs differ slightly between the groups, with varying views on the Ible, d locks, Food, and Herbs etc.
"The Twelve Tribes of Israel is a Rastafari religious group and one of the Mansions of Rastafari. The group was formed in 1968 by Vernon Carrington. The twelve tribes are based on the twelve astrological zodiacal and the teachings of The Holy Bible signs. It is the most liberal, open and accepting of the Rastafari orders and members are free to worship in a church of their choosing. Each member of this sect belongs to one of the 12 Tribes (or Houses), which is determined by Gregorian birth month and is represented by a colour, a part of the body and a character trait often called a faculty. The Standard Israelite calendar begins in April, the 12 tribes being Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Gad, Asher, Naphtali, Joseph and Benjamin. Although the 12 representations apply to male and female alike, Dinah, although not considered a tribe, is representative of the feminine. Members of this order are not required to be turbaned. However their do wear Red Gold and Green Banners that are worn at meetings and can be worn by male members during prayer and Bible readings as it's seen as a Holy Garment and it represents The Tribes Of Israel (Numbers 2). Twelve Tribes of Israel Function internationally and have Churches in many different countries."
It cansiders multiple elements including D cycle of the moon on D day of D I's Birth aswell.
I was told on the fone bi I lil Brother who is a member and personel Bredren of the already transitioned Prophet Vernon Carrington Gad, It is best to travel to the Twelve Tribes Of Israel's headquarters, 81-83 Hope Road in Kingston, if possible, to uncover the I's faculties and tribe with the help of the Blessed Elders there...
Although, I am quite sure this is totally doable elsewhere or alone
and not required of course.
The first tex with the Traits and faculties I find are described ina D Ible when Jacob Blesses his Sons Individually on his death bed,
Genesis CHAP XLIX beginning Verse:3. Included here is the comment from Jacob about his son Joseph whose tribe it is said the Prophet Bob Marley was associated, described as "a fruitfull bough, whose branches runne over the wall."
Other artists associated with the group include Sangie Davis, Fred Locks, Little Roy, and Pablove Black. The group had an association with the Jah Love sound system in the 1970s.
I have a Great book that I feel accurately explains the teachings of Father Gad very well. It was written by his student a Man named
Brother Karl Phillpotts Naphtali and is called:
The testimony of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie I Defender of the Faith.
Published by Zewd publishers 1999.
Peace InI wellbeloved