"The Bible expressly declares|
that the rulers of the world
shall then be immortal
kings and priests
(Rev.1:5-6; 2:26-27; 5:9-10; 12:5);
so that - strange as it may seem -
mortal and immortal men
will thus be living
upon the earth."
 Dr. John Thomas
Between the past and the future lies a short moment which we call our life. The past and the future have a lot in common. The ancient world and modernity meet each other outside of the present. This page is about the universe outside of time.
|Rasta Transpersonal Philosophy|
SEVEN LIVES OF ONE MAN
Shakespeare wrote that each of us goes through seven stages, but the story of this man is a history of his country. Maybe there were more, but those seven stages of one and his country were marked by history. The man was the mind of this country, he was the emperor. First Life was before 1917, when Ras Tafari became a regent, the actual ruler of Ethiopia. The Second Life ended with Tafari getting a new name -- Emperor Haile Sellassie. The Third was short, it ended with the Italian invasion in 1935 and he lost his empire, country and home. There were another short five years of exile, which seemed long and endless. His Fourth Life was over in 1941 when he came back to Addis Ababa to govern and rule. The next, Fifth Life, was the longest, twenty years of peace for the country and a chance for H.I.M. to change the face of Ethiopia. In the history books the coup of 1960 is just an episode, a few days of revolt in the middle of his long ruling. Nevertheless, many noticed the changed attitude which characterized his later years on the throne. He was waiting for the final act of history and his personal story and it came in 1974. The Sixth Life, which Haile Sellassie invested in Africa, came to its total end -- he became a prisoner. Yes, there was another life to live, one last year before he was murdered. The days of the Seventh Live is dark and unknown. He returned to a stage similar to his childhood where he began his journey to his destiny. Did he know that the travel is not over? Do we know that we have to live with the living after our death?The concept of "I-nd-I" could be seen both as a postmodern development of the idea of Self or as a return to the original Orthodox understanding of individuality. Leaving aside all other aspects of Rastafarian cosmology, I put together my notes on modern identity problems. For a short overview of Rastafarian movement read Esther's Academic Rasta Paper.
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Note: Visitors and readers of "H.I.M" and the Haile Sellassie Web pages, there are limits to the subject of this site and, if you interested to learn more about metaphysics of history, go to my other webpages. If you want to understand the world of the future, read about life of light -- The World of Angels It's time for me to leave the space of my African Book. Anatoly. Sept. 20, 1998