A Journey to the Roots of Rastafari

The Essene Nazarite Link

by Abba Yahudah



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 7/3/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9781490733166
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9781490733159
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 410
ISBN : 9781490733173

About the Book

Ethiopia accepted Christianity as her sovereign faith after being a Judaic nation for centuries before Christ. Her political seat being the Throne of David makes this event uniquely significant in that Judaism as a religion or as a nation had no existing empire. By this, we mean that after the destruction of Jerusalem in 588 BC and the dispersion of the Israelites, the Jews, as a nation, were unable to reconstruct an independent state anywhere in the world except for the empire established in Ethiopia. Therefore, Ethiopia represented the only nation to have made such a transition from Judaism to Christianity. When one makes a thorough study of the traditions of the biblical Jewish nation, one will understand that a Jewish nation could not be reestablished without the Throne and seed of King David. Therefore, Israel as a place remains to be the fragmented ruins of a past flourishing Jewish state. The Roman invasion and occupation of Jerusalem created an atmosphere of tension and political unrest that continued and subsequently led to the destruction of this once glorious city, which used to house the Ark of the Covenant. All this occurred before the birth of Christ, who was to be the major element in the events that were to lead to a New Way.

About the Author

An African Jamaican male with a feminist perspective, Abba Yahudah is a conscious visionary heart brother who is deeply committed to the rebirth of the Goddess and who expresses a deep empathy for the suffering of black women but also the larger pain of the collective body of African people. The African diaspora, Ethiopianism, symbolism, and the Rastafarian experience inspire his art and writings. While he ultimately believes in the unity of all spiritual traditions, as a Jamaican who couldn’t escape the Catholic and Baptist missionaries, he was highly influenced by Christianity. However, he could be considered a gnostic Rastafarian in the sense that he has retained the jewels of truth in Christianity but has radically dissected the false patriarchal ideologies that subjugate the feminine principle. He prefers to take history all the way back to the lands of Ethiopia, where humanity originated from the primordial womb of the Mother.