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Masons and Rastafarianism?
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[quote:mantis 973434:MV8xMDczMDExXzE3MDU3NDY0X0U4N0Y5RDY3] there is a connection. I was in negril. Me and my girl went off the beaten path to a craft market, most tourists dont go there. On a shack was the :Idol1: painted in blue. i asked the shop keeper if he was a mason and he said no but a bunch of young guys chillin came up to us and asked me the same. the funny thing is the night before sitting ont he beach from about the same spot distance wise o the beach we saw two orange glowing orbs come up form the water and vanish.... Rastas are the orthodox in jamaica... [/quote]
It makes intuitive sense to me that the Masons could have had a hand in forming what is now Rasta culture. I'm not the most well-versed on Rastafarianism, but I do know they consider ganja, their all-important sacrament, to be the "wisdom weed" found growing on the grave of King Solomon. And I'm sure you know who built Solomon's temple.
Also, they refer to their Deity father figure as "Jah", and I've read that high level Masonic rituals refer to their god as "Jabulon"
Rastas also make frequent use of the Star of David symbol, which is essentially the same exact thing as the Freemason logo, minus the ubiquitous "G".
Then there's the constant references to Babylon, Zion, and the "Chosen People"...
I dunno. Just wanted to see if anyone had some relevant info on the subject.
And I don't mean to disrespect Uncle Bob. Marley was a genuine badass.
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