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Ras'tafari

 

                   
On November 2, 1930, Ras Tafari Makonnen was crowned king of Ethiopia. Upon his coronation, he claimed for himself the titles of "Emperor Haile Selassie I, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God and King of the Kings of Ethiopia.

The Holy Piby
Shepherd Robert Athlyi Rogers

 

The Royal Parchment Scroll of Black Supremacy
Rev. Fitz Balintine Pettersburgh

The Kebra Negast:
The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom and Faith from Ethiopia and Jamaica

 

The Rastafari Ible
Jahson Atiba

Rasta:
Emperor Haile Sellassie and the Rastafarians

Jah Ahkell

The Marcus Garvey and Universal Negro Improvement Association
Papers: Sept 1920 - Aug 1921

Robert A. Hill

Chanting Down Babylon:
The Rastafari Reader

Nathaniel Samuel Murrell

Rasta Heart:
A Journey Into One Love

Robert Roskind
 

From Babylon to Rastafari:
Origin and History of the Rastafarian Movement

Douglas R. A. Mack

Rastafarian (Our Culture)
Jenny Wood

Rasta
by Jah Ahkell

A classic look at the relationship between Emperor Haile Sellassie 1 and the Rastafarians.

 

Rastafarian Mysticism
by Ras Steven Amirault

Roots reggae music has carried the message of Rastafari around the world. Sensing the Truth therein, spiritual seekers have been drawn to the new faith, but are confounded by the seemingly preposterous assertions of the Rastas. Rastafarian Mysticism: An Introduction to the Mysteries of Nyabinghi...

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Marcus Garvey

Marcus Garvey Chronicles
Author: Honorable Marcus Mosiah Garvey;

Black Moses
by E. David Cronon

“An objective examination of the most controversial figure ever to stride through American Negro life.  .  .  .  Those who are interested in the revolutionary aspects of the twentieth century in America should not miss Cronon's book.

 

Selected Writings and Speeches of Marcus Garvey
by Marcus Garvey,

The Philosophy and Opinions of Marcus Garvey, Or, Africa for the Africans
(The New Marcus Garvey Library, No. 9)

by Marcus Garvey, Amy Jacques Garvey

The Philosophy and Opinions, first published in two volumes in 1923 and 1925, quickly became a celebrated apologia for the leader of the largest Pan-African mass movement of all time. "As we approach the 1987 celebration of the centennial of Marcus Garvey's birth, the time seems appropiate for the...

 

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Marcus Garvey and the Vision of Africa
by John Henrik Clarke

Among Black leaders, Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) was unique. His popularity was universal, his program for the return of African people to their motherland shook the foundations of three empires, all subsequent Black Power movements have owed a debt to his example, and his prophecy has been fulfilled...

 


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Fetha Nagast  
The Law of the Kings
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At last, the only English translation of the Fetha Nagast is now available. Only translated once into English in 1968 this book has never been available to the English reader until now. Contains the complete introduction by HIM Haile Selassie I. From His Majesty's introduction: " This is the law of life, for nations and for individuals, the law of lasting happiness and welfare".

The Kebra Nagast
 
The Queen of Sheba & Her Only Son Menyelek .
 by Sir E.A. Wallis Budge.

The first English translation of the Glory of Kings is now available. Originally published in 1932, the Kebra nagast tells the Ethiopian scriptural story of how the Ark of the Covenant was taken from Jerusalem to Ethiopia by the son of King Solomon and Queen Makeda. The Budge version reads in a formal, Biblical style. Paperback.

 

A Modern Translation of the Kebra Nagast  
The True Ark of the Covenant

Translated and edited by Miguel Brooks. This is a majestic unveiling of ancient secrets. Originally recorded in Ethiopic languages, these pages were removed by royal decree from the authorized King James version. A startling revelation of long suppressed truths. A very important book for Rastafari truthseekers.

Enoch the Ethiopian  
by Indus Khamit Kush.

Lost prophet of the Bible, Enoch, has been preserved only in Ethiopia. This new book is an excellent study of the Holy One. Chapters include The stolen legacy of the Bible, Enoch's lineage, African Origins of Man, Ethiopian Church canonization of Enoch, Enoch's New Testament legacy and the African origins of the Hebrew. Very interesting work.

 

A Rasta's Pilgrimage
By Neville Garrick.

 
Artist, photographer and journalist Neville Garrick has bought forward a new work. Bob Marley’s art director and cover designer has gone on to trod to Ethiopia and has returned to create this beautiful photobook. Ethiopian places and faces come to life with photos of religious places, markets, people, Lalibela and much more.  All from a Rastafari point of view.

 

The Testimony of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I
by Karl Phillpotts Naphtali.

This new book concentrates on the religious and spiritual teachings and experience of His Majesty. Looks at the role of His Majesty as Defender of the Ethiopian Orthodox Faith. Includes relevant speeches and over 70 pages of commentary. A portion of the proceeds go to the Shashemane Settlement Community. Recommended,

 

A whirlwind journey through the backend of time where truth and history point to a hidden light. Dark sayings of old come to life in this work by Ras Kalin Ray Selassie. The Bible and current events combine in a metaphysical way.
The Two Zions
Reminiscences of Jerusalem and Ethiopia
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by Edward Ullendorff, preface by Ras Miguel Lorne.

Edward Ullendorff, one of the world's foremost scholars on Ethiopia and translator of His Majesty's Autobiography wrote these reminiscences of Israel and Ethiopia some years ago. Long out-of-print, this gem is now available again. An vital work on the Biblical history of Ethiopia. 

 

Rasta Emperor Haile Selassie and the Rastafarians
By Jah Ahkell.

 
This is a 1997 reprint of the booklet “Rasta” published under the Black Star Line imprint. Looks at the Emperor in relation to the Rastafari. Includes a short outline of the life of His Majesty along with Rastafarian characteristics.

 

Ethiopia Reaches Her Hand Unto God :
Imperial Ethiopia's Unique Symbols, Structures and Role in the Modern World.

by Gregory Copley.

Forward by Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile Selassie. Detail's modern Ethiopia's unique Imperial smbols. Provides important information on the past, present and future of the Ethiopian Crown. Many of His Majesty's symbols, orders and insignias are carefully explained in this new book.

 

Negus Majestic Tradition of Ethiopia
by Miguel Brooks.

From the traditions of Solomon and Sheba to the Biblical line of Solomonic Kings, an look at the Bible, history and world affairs through the oldest Royal Dynasty. Revealing unknown details of Italy's war crimes in Ethiopia and the prophecies that foretold it and the emergence of the true Judah in the Rastafarians of Jamaica. Revelations on the plot to destroy the 'Back to Africa' movement, to crush Ras Tafari and to assassinate its prophets and the King. Paperback.

 

 

The Ethiopians -
By Edward Ullendorf. Introduction by Ras Miguel Lorne.

 
Distinguished professor Ullendorf, translator of HIM Haile Selassie I’s Autobiography, gives us an excellent introduction to Ethiopia, past and present. Chapters include Country, People, Religion, History, Language, Art, Music and Customs. Written during the reign of His Imperial Majesty, newly republished in1998 in Jamaica.

 

 

6th and 7th Book of Moses
Edited by Migene Gonzalez Wippler.

Originally published in Germany in 1849 by Johann Scheibel. Scheibel cites the seals and invocations of this book came from ancient Hebrew texts. This book has long been hailed as a valuable tool in the study and practice of cabalistic magic. Includes the Magical Uses of the Psalms.

 

Mystery of the Long Lost 8th 9th and 10th Books of Moses
by Henri Gamache.

From the testimony of learned students of the Old Testament Gamache has concluded that Moses wrote ten Books rather than five. The book is in three parts: A biography of Moses, the five missing books and the Book of Miscellaney.

 

The Ethiopian Book of Life
edited and translated by Sir E.A. Wallis Budge.

Originally published in London in 1929, this is Budge's translation of the Bandlet of Righteousness. This book includes Budge's preface, the Lefafa Sedek described, a description of the manuscript, a 40 page appendix and plates of the original Ethiopic.

 

Lost Book Of Enoch

 
This apocryphal Biblical text was found in Ethiopia in 1733. This is the actual Old Testament Book of Enoch which should properly be just before Job in the Bible. Part of the Ethiopian Orthodox Canon, it has been removed from Western Bibles. The only preserved version of Enoch is the Ethiopic. Mysteries come to light in this ancient and sacred text. 

 

Ethiopic an African Writing System
By Ayele Bekerie.

 
A new book about the history and principles of Ge’ez. Looks at this ancient language as part of the African knowledge systems. Includes ideography, astronomy, numerology and a study of the the Ethiopic original Book of Enoch.

 

Bandlet of Righteousness
translated by E.A. Wallis Budge.

An Ethiopian prayer from the Mashafa Heywat (Book of Life). Ancient Ethiopic text.

 

The Ethiopian Tewahedo Church
By Archbishop Yesehaq.

The roots of the Ethiopian church are 3000 years old . This remarkable book discusses the customs, doctrine, practices and history of the church. Archbishop Yesehaq was appointed archbishop of the EOC in the Western Hemisphere in 1979. He gives history in detail and discusses, at length, the EOC in relation to the Diaspora. Rastafari and Jamaica are covered. A beautiful hardcover.

 

The Lost Books of the Bible and the Forgotten Books of Eden

All the ecclesiastical writings of early Christianity known to exist are in this book. Lost Books include Nicodemus, Barnabas, Clement and Hermas. Origins are noted at the beginning of each book. Forgotten Eden includes Adam and Eve, Secrets of Enoch and the Testaments of the 12 Tribes.

 

The Gospel of the Holy Twelve

The Romans burned the library at Alexandria Egypt after the Nicene Council. This Aramaic manuscript was taken to the East for safety. This is a complete New Testament Gospel. Learn of Yeshua's true teaching, his deep compassion for animals and his vegetarian ways. Details on His Nazirite vow. This is an exact reprint of a 19th Century version, so the typeface is not modern in style.

 

MACCABEES

This new book contains all four Maccabee books and Psalm 151. Macabees one and two are included in the Western apocrypha, but books three and four exist only in the Ethiopian canon. Psalm 151 was read by His majesty on Coronation day. Please note this book contains Macabbees 1-4 only and not the complete Bible.

 

The Ancient Mysteries of Melchizedek
By Nabi Moshe Y. Lewis.

 
Much of the information in this book is not what people are used to hearing, yet it is the truth which the prophets of old used to tap into the universe. For those interested in higher levels of spiritual overstanding.

 

Ethiopia and the Bible
By Edward Ullendorf.

 
In this scholarly volume, Mr. Ullendorf investigates the relationship of Ethiopia to the Bible. Included is an interesting chapter on King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba. Historical background, translations of the Bible and the impact of the Old Testament on Ethiopia are examined.

 

The Other Bible
Willis Barnstone, ed.

 
This book contains a complete selection of all apocryphal and pseudopigriphal works. Long suppressed by organized religion, these are important writings for a full Bible understanding. Includes Ascension of Isaiah, Enoch 2, Hermes, and hundreds more. This book completes your biblical understanding.

 

Sign and the Seal
The Quest for the Lost Ark of the Covenant
By Graham Hancock.

After ten years of searching, this journalist has tracked down the true story of the Ark of the Covenant. The author reveals where the Ark is today (Ethiopia) and how it got there.

 

Wonderful Ethiopians of the Ancient Cushite Empire, Book 1
By Drusilla Dunjee Houston.

In this book, the author traces human civilization up the Nile to it’s source in Ethiopia. Houston, with many disciplines of science, shows how all life flowed from the Garden of Eden down the Nile to Egypt, Greece, India and eventually to the corners of the Earth.

 

The Secret Teachings of Jesus
by Marvin Meyer.

 
From the Nag Hammadi Egyptian texts. Includes Secret Book of James, Gospel of Thomas, Secret Book of John and Book of Thomas. Gnostic wisdom from Africa.

 

The Making of Modern Ethiopia  
By Teshale Tibebu.

 
Covers the development of modern Ethiopia from 1896 to 1974. Elaborates on four concepts; geber system, Aksumite paradigm, tabot Christianity and Ge’ez civilization.

 

The Kebra Negast
The Lost Bible of Rastafarian Wisdom & Faith from Ethiopia, Jamaica
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By Gerald Hausman, introduction by Ziggy Marley.

 
The author has created a unique book by combing passages from the Budge translation of the Kebra Nagast with stories of Jamaica, Ethiopia, Bob Marley, Rastafari, customs and history. Beautiful embossed cover and layout.

 

Product image for ASIN: 0933121075The Real Facts About Ethiopia
Author: J. A. Rogers;

 

Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization
by John G. Jackson

 

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Scriptures

New Oxford Annotated NRSV Bible with the Apocrypha
This version of the Bible contains Maccabees 1-4, Ecclesiasticus, Tobit, Judith, Baruch, Wisdom of Solomon and Esdras. These are all in the Ethiopian version, but not the KJV.

 

Metaphysical Bible Dictionary
 This is the book which Prophet Gad recommended to the 12 Tribes years ago in order to help understand metaphysical meaning in apparent material historical stories. A good reference for chapter a day learning and independent overstanding.

 

Old Scofield Study Bible-KJV
by Dr. C.I. Scofield.

This is the study Bible recommended by Prophet Gad for the 12 Tribes. Contains page-by-page framework of notes, cross references, chain references, definitions and outlines. Plus several pages of color maps. 

 

Book of Jubilees  
Author: George H. Schodde

Like the Book of Enoch, the Book of Jubilees is another Ethiopic Biblical text removed from Western Bibles. These books were removed from the Bible by the Romans 1700 years ago. Only in Ethiopia were they held safe until this time. In the Ethiopian texts this work is also known as Kufale or the Book of Division. In English it is sometimes referred to as Little Genesis. 

 

The Apocrypha

 
These are the books between the old and new testaments which were removed from the King James Version in 1611. There are 14 books including I and II Esdras, Tobit, Wisdom of Solomon,Baruch, Bel and the Dragon and I and II Maccabees. Double column type.

 

Apocrypha

Same texts as in the version to the right. This version is in paperback and was translated by Edgar Goodspeed. A definitive translation. Single column type.

 

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H.I.M.

My Life and Ethiopia's Progress:
The Autobiography of Emperor Haile Sellassie I

Haile, I Sellassie

Haile Sellassie and the Opening of the Seven Seals
by Baku Shango (Editor)

the present work is characteristic of the bold style of Rastafari scholarship that leaves no stone unturned in its broad sweep of man's existence on this planet

 

Important Utterances of H.I.M Emperor Haile Selassie I

A companion volume to the Speeches, Important Utterances is once again in print. This is an exact reprint of the I.E.M.E. edition originally published by His Majesty in 1972. The Important Utterances consist of four sections - domestic affairs, Africa, international and personal.

 

Selected Speeches of Haile Selassie I, 1918-1967.

The Selected Speeches, originally published in Addis Ababa in 1967 by the Imperial Ethiopian Ministry of Information are once again available. This One Drop reprint is an exact replica of the volume commissioned by His Majesty. These are the words of His Imperial Majesty on topics including education, religion, personal diplomacy, health, culture, humanitarian efforts, the UN, inter-Africa, war and peace and much more. Essential for anyone interested in the life of Haile Selassie I. 

 

The Coronation of H.I.M. Emperor Haile Sellassie 1

Haile Sellassie

 

Haile Sellassie and the Opening of the Seven Seals

Baku Shango
 

 

The Mission:
 The Life, Reign and Character of Haile Selassie I

by Hans Lockot.

Hans Lockot was appointed as National Librarian by His Majesty. The author gives us a clear, concise and accurate biography of His Majesty. Originally published in 1989, this book is now back in print. Features an introduction about Rastafari by Maxim Anderson. 167 pp. Paperback. $14.95

 

Haile Selassie
Emperor of Ethiopia.
by Princess Asfa Yilma.

This is a new reprint of the classic biography of His Majesty. Originally published in 1936 this book gives great insight into Haile Selassie's life from 1892 through 1935. Chapters include The Emperors Secret, The Vision of Ras Makonnen, The Youth of Haile Selassie, Great Coronation, Daily Life of the Emperor, An Emperor Worships and 20 more.A complete, truthful and balanced view of His Majesty's life. 344 pp. Paperback. $19.95

 

Haile Selassie's War
Lion of Judah, Africa's Greatest Military Leader
by Anthony Mockler.

This is the epic history of the Italian invasion of Ethiopia and Haile Selassie's triumphant victory. Divided into three parts, first the scene is set in Ethiopia and Italy. The second part describes the invasion and the northern battles. The final section deals with His Majesty's return despite all attempts to stop him. New edition for 2003. An excellent history. 454 pp. Paperback. $24.95

 

The Autobiography of the Emperor Haile Selassie I
 Volume 2, 1937-1943.
For the first time, the second volume of His Majesty’s Autobiography is available. Volume 2 covers the years of the Italian aggression against Ethiopia until His Majesty’s triumphal return to Addis Ababa. For the first time many will read the true events of these times. Translated by Ezekiel Gebissa. 190 pp. Volume II is avaiable in paperback at $12.95

 

The Lion of Judah Hath Prevailed
The Biography of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I -

By Christine Sandford.

At long last, this classic biography of His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I has been reprinted. Probably the best biography ever written on His Majesty. Highly recommended. Originally published in 1972. This is the 1998 edition. 224 pp. Paperback. $16.95

 

Academic Honors of His Imperial Majesty Haile Sellassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia, A Commemorative Volume 1924-1963. Originally published by the Haile Sellassie I University, Office of Public Relations, this book details all of the academic honors bestowed upon His Majesty. Many universities honored His Majesty's life work with honorary degrees. See them all here, with interesting photos and commentary. Paperback. 165 pages. $20.00 Temporarily O/S, publisher in Ethiopia.

 

Haile Sellassie I  
The Formative Years 1892-1936
By Harold Marcus.

A book of depth and astute historical analysis. Covers His Majesty’s life from earth day to the Italian invasion of 1936. Detailed biography, excellent photos. 240pp. Paperback. 16.95

 

The Lion Roars: Selected Speeches and Letters of Haile Selassie I.
Edited by Prof. Lance Seunarine. Intro by Ras Adam Simeon.
This new paperback collects important speeches and letters from His Imperial Majesty. 176 pp. Photos. Paperback. $14.95

 

Betrayal of the Emperor
by Assefa Adefris. A new book on the 20th century history of Ethiopia. Excellent, personal view of the turbulent century. Much history and photos of His Imperial Majesty from an Ethiopian viewpoint. A 36 page section is in Amharic. Many interesting and historical b&w pictures of His Majesty.185pp. Paperback. $15.00 (O/S - due April 2004)

Ethiopia and the missing link in African history
By Rev. Sterling Means. A concise and uplifting look at the important role of Ethiopia in African history. Chapters include Prehistoric Ethiopia, Ethiopian Empire, Black Egypt, Haile Selassie, and the Emperors address. 161pp. Paperback. $9.95

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MUSIC

Survival Is the GameSurvival Is the Game

In 1997, Winston made his first visit to America, where he made a strong impression on local reggae audiences in a series of guest appearances. On stage, 'Flames' projects the confidence and authority of a veteran reggae soldier. In September of 1997, Winston Jarrett and Leonard Dillon will be on tour in Europe with the exciting 'Ruption Krew backing both artists. Nighthawk Records plans to bring this fantastic tour to the US in 1998. For audiences of all ages, this show is a special treat since both artists have such deep catalog of great hits to draw from.

 

 

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