Do you have any suggestions on where I can learn more about the Rastafarians?
Rastafarianism is one of the more exotic man-made religions on the planet, rivaled perhaps by Mormonism and other latter-day sects. For example, this religion teaches that in heaven black people will be served by white people!
A good, brief summary may be found here. For a more complete, detailed review with references, click here.
These suggestions are from my colleague, Joey Harris.