Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

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Respecting the Virus

I've posted several times previously about the traditional pagan approach to diseases such as the new corona virus.

So let me just reiterate.

Covid-19 is a Power in its own right.

The Wise respect the Powers and behave accordingly.

When necessary, the Wise propitiate.

Disrespect a Power, and you will feel its wrath. If you need evidence, look at the US's current failed presidency, its epic unwillingness to take this pandemic seriously, and the deadly results that such intransigence has wreaked—and continues to wreak—upon our land and our people.

It could have been avoided, but the president is no pagan, and a fool.

Pagans: The Red Hag is a Power, an awesome Power.

Respect that Power, and propitiate.


Make sacrifice.*

Keep distance.

Wear your mask.


*For instance, by foregoing social gatherings.








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Poet, scholar and storyteller Steven Posch was raised in the hardwood forests of western Pennsylvania by white-tailed deer. (That's the story, anyway.) He emigrated to Paganistan in 1979 and by sheer dint of personality has become one of Lake Country's foremost men-in-black. He is current keeper of the Minnesota Ooser.


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