House of Judah (Rastafarian Community)

The Rastafarian cultural community was started by offspring of the first people to inhabit the Southern tip of Africa.  Due to the different dynamics in politics, economy, justice, humanity, environment and social spheres, the Founder members (some of the first Rasta’s in South Africa) set up the community as a medium to communicate the realities of what Rastafaria is all about and what they stand for.  People have the opportunity to interact with the community members, find answers as well as develop new questions.  At the end of the experience, visitors can make up their own minds as to what it entails.  Here one can meditate on the links between spirituality and biodiversity, and live the reality of community cohesion and strong social contribution.

In this community you’ll find yourself at the grass roots of the locals and a vibrant mixture of energies.  Visit the music room with the musicians; visit the tabernacle during religious ceremonies.  Spend a few hours, a day or stay overnight feeling the Rasta vibration.  The Rasta community has a strong sense of community, a deep love of children and the deep personal conviction that the world can be a better place. 

A visit to Judah will touch your soul.

  • Haile Selassie - In 1930 in Ethiopia, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned King of Kings and Lord of Lords with the throne-name Haile Selassie the First.  To Rastafarians, Selassie is much more than just a political leader; Rasta theology centeres on the divinity of Selassie as a living manifestation of Jah, the all-knowing and all-loving God.
  • Dreadlocks – symbolise the mane of the lion of Judah, and are required in the bible: Leviticus, 21.5 "they shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard, not make any cuttings in the flesh".
  • Vegetarianism – Rastas prefer organic food.  They don’t drink alcohol, milk, coffee and soft drinks, which are seen as unnatural.  Meals are eaten in the rawest form possible, without salt, preservatives or condiments
  • Rasta Colours:
  • Red - The blood of Africa’s children shed for Africa’s freedom, dignity and liberty;
  • Yellow - The wealth and richness of Africa;
  • Green - The luxuriance, fertility and greenness of Africa;
  • Black -  The colour of the noble, ancient and distinguished African people.
  • Marijuana - Ganja (Marijuana) is considered the 'wisdom weed' by Rastafarians, as its use helps one to gain wisdom. Rastafarians use it as a part of a religious rite and as a means of getting closer to their inner spiritual self, Jah (God) and Creation.  Ganja is also seen by Rastafarians as the herb of life mentioned in the Bible. Rastafarians use of ganja is justified by the following Psalms 104:14 that says, "He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and herb for the service of man, that he may bring forth food out of the earth." Rastafarians also say it was found growing at the grave of King Solomon in the Bible.  True Rastafarians do not smoke cigarettes as it is seen as un-natural and dangerous to one's health. Marijuana is not the only plant or herb used by Rastafarians. They use a wide variety of herbs and plants for medicinal and dietary purposes, however ganja is the most popular.
  • I and I’ - The expression "I and I" is frequently heard among Rasta talk. What it means is that no person is priviledged than another in the basic truth of life. All people are totally equal. This is why many times Rastas will opt to use "I and I" instead of "you and I" because they believe that all people are bound together by the one god, Jah.

Reviews

Greetings. I would like to know how could a person in Lesotho be able to find some Rastafari books, e.g seven seals by H.I.M Haile Selassie and others. They are unavailable around me here in Lesotho. I also would like to join the Rastafari community. What should i do?

Mojaki Teleki on 17th of November, 2013 at 02:31.

Brothers, A New Day has dawned. Read and spread the word. One Love Brother Thomas International Common Law Court of Justice A Public Court of Conscience under Common and International law 1st South African Common Law Public Hearing: When: 25th July, 2013 Location: Outside the Constitutional Court of South Africa at the Event Space Arena. Constitutional Court; 1 Hospital Street; Constitution Hill; Braamfontein One People Public Notice: Come One. Come ALL! Come and autograph your Declaration of Peace and Freedom! This is a Family affair, take the day off! Come and meet your first common law bonded public servants! Learn how to become one too. Hear the good news about the new system of exchange and what is being created for you! Come request your international common law card now! On the serious side, come and formally file your complaint. Your voice will be heard. Send this out to other agencies of change to be there! Send this out to everybody! Real Water, T-shirts, stickers, information e-books and oath documents will be available against donations. This runs on your charity, without you this won’t be possible. Give freely in order to receive freely and with abundance. 09H00 - 10H00 Arrival and settling in. Bring a camp chair, blankets and picnic. 10H00 - 11H00 Opening and prayer by Religious Tribal Elders of the One People. 5 minute Introduction by each present Community representative. 11H00 - 11H30 International Common Law Court of Justice Advocate speaks. 11H30 – 13H00 Question & Answer time. 13H00 Serving of PUBLIC Notices to Constitutional Court. Hopefully they will have the courtesy of sending representative out with a response to our demands. Failing a response, we will launch a referendum. 14H00 - Filing of charges and complaints with the International Common Law Court of Justice. Bring your documents and make a donation, if it is within your means, please. This work needs to continue. Bonded Public servant of the One People, self-governed in Truth, Integrity, Responsibility, Accountability, Transparency. In Peace, non assumpsit, All Rights Reserved. Under onerous title, With the autograph: Brother Thomas of the Family Rudman (P.A.I.F) On behalf of: International Common Law Court of Justice By Order: Brother Thomas Advocate of the International Common Law Court of Justice of South Africa. For more: www.itccs.org www.i-uv.com www.freedomcentral.info www.oppt-sa.co.za www.thinkfreesa.com www.giftoftruth.wordpress.

Brother Thomas on 21st of July, 2013 at 15:13.

Mi name cal "onestone" frm GH Yes i Idrens! Our heads(leaders) see cannabis to be de tree of life,wisdom,light&truth datz why they've illegalize it. Coz when people go in for de "herb" and acquire all these, it will be hardly to live on dis planet coz evry one will live Justice....Irie

Onestone on 19th of July, 2013 at 11:49.

Please allow me introduce themselves. My name is Margaret, 23 years old. I come from the Czech. But my roots are in Africa. My faith is in JAH. I have a 2 years old daughter Amalia. It scares me this depraved world of. We would like become part of the community, to live in perfect peace and harmony with nature. May be this somehow my desire to become a reality? We send our heartfelt smiles. Thank you very much for the reply. Jah bless!

Marketa on 26th of May, 2013 at 11:19.

Irie my queen and i visited last year and now we are planning to relocate there or nearby with Jah guidance blessed

Ras Meps on 18th of September, 2012 at 20:02.

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