This section is were we present the thoughts of Rasta people about the Rastafari movement and lifestyle. These are the voices and writings of InI Sistren and Brethren dealing with issues voiced and of concern in the Rasta community, as well as historic accounts of the development of the movement.

InI welcome intelligent input from the I'dem. This compendium of ideas is meant to show the richness of InI culture, and be a place to share with InI and the community at large.

The thoughts and opinions expressed here are those of the originators and not necessarily those of Olufunmi. InI stand firmly by the rights of all to manifest their thoughts and ideas to be considered by InI for the upliftment and understanding of all.

To the Glory and praise of their Imperial Majesties, Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen; the Alpha and Omega

Peace, Love, Health, and Happiness!!!

Rastafari Is

Rastafari Voices - Documentary

Interview with Bobo Shanti High Priest About Rastafarians -

Jesus was a Dreadlocks: Rastafarian Images of Divinity WORD PDF

Woman In Rastafari


him at howardHis Majesty Receives Honorary Degree from Howard University

This section deals with the history and historical figures of the Rastafari movement worlwide. Below we are developing a list of the matriarchs, patriarchs, and other Brethren and Sistren who have paved the way in the development of the movement. It will grow as we find more information. When the links go live, click on them and learn. ALL GLORY TO THE MOST HIGH JAH RASTAFARI !!!


    1. Haile Selassie
    2. Empress Menen Asfaw
    1. Tribute to the Matriarchs & Patriarchs - by Ras Forever 2002
    2. Joseph Hibbert
    3. Leonard Howell
    4. Mortimer Planno
    5. Archibald Dunkley
    6. Robert Hinds
    7. Nana Farika Berhane
  3. ABOUT RASTA - Wiki
  4. Mansions of Rastafari
    1. Nyahbinghi
    2. Bobo Shanti
    3. Twelve Tribes
    4. Olufunmi
    5. Orthodox




Our Holy Herb

As it is written all herbs were put on this earth for the service of man. Cannabis(marijuana), is not a drug. It has been and still is the highest and holiest of herbs used by man since creation, and has been treated so until the 1950's. It's uses far out number any other substance on this planet. It's high spritual nature has been lauded ever since humanity began using it. It's use can be traced back to early humanity, long before oral recorded history.

It is indeed an answer to many of our current energy and green house problems. The seeds produce a highly nutritous oil that has incredible use as a lubricant and fuel. As a renewable source of energy it can produce most of our oil needs and not have a negative impact on the planet. It produces one of the most resilient fibers, and the paper made from it last for centuries. It can be made into the corsest, strongest cardboard to the finest linen writing paper.It's medicinal uses have been known for thousands of years. Its meditative property and spiritual use is long standing and worldwide.It is a unique plant. It is the "Burning Bush" of ancient legend. As Rasta we support, expound, and believe in the use of the Holy Herb, cannabis, whether it be medical, philosophical, "recreational" or religious. We give thanks for its being.

As Rastafarians our use of herb (cannabis) is our God given right. In 1996, after many years of work, which Olufunmi was part of, InI religious use of cannabis was recognized by the U.S. Federal Government. In 1998 the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made it law and a legal defense against possession charges. It still remains a schedule one "drug" and Federally illegal for anyone to sell, but many States have passed laws regulating the sale of Herb in their states. Fire on Babylon for it's fight against the Holy Herb, and now their attempt to control the healer of the nations!

In March of 2022 the House of the U.S. Congress passed a bill to decriminalize herb Federally and remove it from the Title 1 drug law. On April 1st it was sent to the Senate.

Below are articles on the religious and spiritual use of cannabis.

Rasta Religious Use Of Marijuana Upheld

Marijuana And The Bible

The Best Herb Documentary You Ever Saw