Re: Ras Marcus re: death in the Rastafari Movement
Posted By: NB In Response To: Re: Ras Marcus re: death in the Rastafari Movement (Andrey Thomas)
Date: Thursday, 29 January 2009, at 10:57 a.m.
In Response To: Re: Ras Marcus re: death in the Rastafari Movement (Andrey Thomas)
RasTambo, I completely agree with what you are saying about "death". It has become a word with different meanings to different people. As you might have read in the post I linked, the word sarcophagus is Greek meant "eater of flesh", however the Kemetic word meant "processor of Life". Those are two different words for the same thing, but they carry very different meanings. The processor of Life immediately shows us that the Kemetians were dealing with death as a transition point, not an abrupt end, and they spent their earthly lives preparing for the transition as they knew their works carried deep significance and held deep consequences as well.
I know the interview with His Majesty the I is referring to, and His reaction doesn't surprise me at all. The interviewer was not alluding to the transition at all, but rather that His Majesty would find an abrupt end, which was a notion He clearly was not interested in entertaining.
When we talk about "death" we should be talking about Immortality and what that means to I and I. Keep in mind though, the I might look at me and see an alien, although I would never apply that term to I Self, so maybe you'd not see the same outcome for One as the I would for Another. Glad someOne still sees I as a youth though...
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