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Title Page Acknowledgement…………………………………………………………………. 1 Introduction………………………………………………………………………… 2 Statement of Aims…………………………………………………………………. 3 Collection of Data and Instruments Used…………………………………………… 4 Chapter One

Summary of Findings………………………………………………………………... 6 Dreadlocks…………………………………………………………………………… 7 Marijuana…………………………………………………………………………….. 8 Colours………………………………………………………………………………. 9 Analysis and Interpretation of the Information Collected……………………… 10-11 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………….... 12 Appendix……………………………………………………………………………… 13-22 Bibliography………………………………………………………………………….. 23

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I would first like to thank God for giving me the strength to complete this School Based Assessment. I would first like to thank my teacher who was not just a source of information but also inspiration. My mother for her invaluable financial and moral support, for those I have not mentioned for your contribution, thank you.

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The aspect of Rastafari that the researcher will be looking at is its symbolisms. The symbolisms that the researcher will be focusing on are the dreadlocks, the colours and marijuana.

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This study will enable the researcher to:

1) Describe three symbolisms in Rastafari.
2) Examine the significance of the symbolism to Rastafararians. 3) Analyze and interpret the data presented in the study.

On the 29th of September 2011 at about 3:00 pm, I went to the Clarendon Parish Library to get information on three symbolisms in Rastafari via the internet which I stored on a flash drive. On the 3rd of October 2011 at about 2:30 pm, I gave out 12 questionnaires to the Rastafararians in my community. On the 5th of October 2011, I collected back the questionnaires at about 4:35 pm, from which I gathered additional information on the study. On the 10th of October 2011 at about 10:00 am, I went to an Internet Café to get pictures and additional information about the symbolism which I then stored on a flash drive.

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Is a hairstyle worn by the members of Rastafari, in which they grow their hair without brushing or combing it. Rastafararians grow their hair into dreadlocks because it is apart of the Nazarite Vow. All Rastafarians take this Vow and claim it is commanded by the Bible (Reference: Numbers 6:5,"All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come upon his head; until the days be fulfilled, in the which he spareth himself unto the Lord, he shall be holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.) (Reference: Leviticus 2:15, “They shall not make baldness upon their head, neither shall they shave off the corner of their beard nor make any cuttings in the flesh.”) Christ and the great leaders like Samson and the prophets of all ancient Israel were all locksmen. Like Samson, their hair is their strength and also weakness if cut off. The dreadlocks are defined as ‘high tension waves’ which transmit divine energy and inspiration from Jah. Selassie also had a beard and locks and the Rastas imagine themselves as closely resembling their emperor as possible. The dreadlocks stand in contrast to the straight blonde look of the white man who has always oppressed them from the time of Babylon and who originally referred to the style as ‘dreadful’.

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Ganja is considered the ‘wisdom weed’ by the Rastafarians as its use helps one to gain wisdom. Rastafarians use it as apart of a religious rite of getting closer to their inner spiritual self, creation and attaining communion with Jah. Ganja is seen by Rastafarians as the herb of life mentioned in the Bible, and its use is justified by the following verse: Psalms 104:14 that says, “He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle and herb for...
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