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Rastafarian

(răs-tă-fă′rē-ăn)
A religious cult that originated in Jamaica in the 1930s and has members in the Caribbean, Europe, Canada, and the U.S. It is of medical importance because cult members' dietary practices may lead to vitamin B12 deficiency with subsequent neurological disease, megaloblastic anemia, or both.
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14) Rastafarianism, or "rasta," is a Christian religious movement that emerged in Jamaica in the 1930s that worships the Ethiopian emperor Hailie Salassie (1892-1975), whose original title was "Ras Tafari" and who resisted Italian invaders of Ethiopa.
For Walcott, Afrocen-trism is a limited philosophy, but the assertion of a specifically Caribbean identity is crucial, and as part of that, elements of Rastafarianism appeal to him.
But I was concerned about construing Rastafarianism as some kind of bastardized crypto-Jewish tradition: those songs are Christian songs, Rasta songs, not Jewish songs.
Apart from music one of the major contributions, if one may say so, Marley had made was to unite the Jamaicans in particular and blacks in general through the way of life called Rastafarianism.
47) The Court refused to grant a religious exemption, though it held a second oral argument where it sought more detailed information about his religion, Rastafarianism.
A search of "religion," though, finds more than 600 downloadable programs, ranging from Christianity to Hinduism to Rastafarianism.
Christoph Twickel begins this section by providing an in-depth history of Rastafarianism, Rasta culture, and reggae in Panama based mostly on the oral testimonies of Rasta Nini, an early Panamanian Rasta activist.
Other relevant questions regarding subcultures were race and ethnicity, for instance Rastafarianism and Black music.
5) Faiths currently listed include: Buddhism, The Church of Christ Scientist, Greek Orthodox, The International Society for Krishna Consciousness, Islam, Jehovah's Witness, Judaism, Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Nation of Gods and Earths, Nation of Islam, Native American, Protestant, Rastafarianism, Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Roman Catholic, Scientology, and Wicca
In essence, this consciousness erupts from Rastafarianism, the Black power movement, and roots reggae; its current manifestation directly engages in these foundations but has also evolved out of and been influenced by the dancehall space (to clarify, this space includes the music, youth culture, deejays and dancing).
The reggae by Max Romeo, coming out of the strong Black-consciousness of Jamaican Rastafarianism, manifests such a theme.
A few years ago O'Connor emerged from semi-retirement with Throw Down Your Arms, an album of reggae covers, and there's still a whiff of Rastafarianism hovering over Theology.