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« on: May 03, 2011, 10:05:46 PM »

“Essentially, the psychology of Rastafari is an Afro-Caribbean way of feeling, perceiving, defining, affirming and fighting for human dignity and hope in the African diaspora....[it] involves expressions of self-confidence, affirmation of one's blackness and personhood, a rejection of Eurocentric understandings of black people and their cultures, and a longing for liberation and ultimate redemption for black peoples of the world (especially the oppressed). Blacks exuding this psychology are characterized by a strong sense of purpose, pride in their African heritage, racial solidarity, racial sovereignty and self reliance. Rasta psychology is, therefore, resistance and liberation psychology - the sum total of the organized and spontaneous campaign against racist subjection, fired by the burning desire to be free from all forms of social, economic and political domination.”


Hutton, C and Murrel N (1998. Rastas' Psychology, Resistance and Somebodiness in Spencer et al (edited) Chanting Down Babylon: The Rastafari Reader. Philedelphia: Temple University Press.
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« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2011, 07:35:30 PM »

Bless.  Regarding "Psychology of Rasta"
InI feel the best image for the Ras to display, is one of dignified calm.   A Calm words of the Wisdom that is known to the true Ras.  The essence of Peace should exude from listening to
the words of the Ras.  A quiet, loving words in response to any question of any kind.

In a recent showing of the general public being asked this following question:
"What do you think of the current situation occuring in Libya?"  In general,
there was no reponse given that enlightened the viewers.  EXCEPT: for
two simple Ras.  The Ras simply answered, "we are for peace".  See,
how simple the answer IS, yet so very many - Have lost this concept,
they have forgotten there IS a concept of Peace.

The two Ras who spoke wit' dis reporter knew.  Blessings Allways.
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