Ras meant wisdom and Rasta was/is a state of consciousness. These concepts existed long before the person Haile Selassie and I knew of this before ever examining anything about Haile Selassie. (some others posted on this before) The word Ras evolved in Amharic to mean head ľas in divine leadership.
I think I will publish more on the history of Rasta soon enough. (give me some time to finish some work)
Meanwhile I will let others try to expand on the intention of the first post.
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