Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

In Which One Midwest Man-in-Black Confers, Converses & Otherwise Hob-Nobs with his Fellow Hob-Men (& -Women) Concerning the Sundry Ways of the Famed but Ill-Starred Tribe of Witches.

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Broomstick Ghetto

 “Bast, you need to get out more and read some history that doesn't have witches in it.”

 

I live in the Broomstick Ghetto.

Now, some may think: Posch, you need to get out more. You're living in a fantasy.

Well, I disagree.

Denunciations of “retribalization” routinely miss a salient point.

People want a tribe. People need a tribe. People are looking for a tribe of their own to be part of.

And some of us are lucky enough already to have one.

I don't live in a fantasy. We can't get there if we don't dream it first.

Broomstick Ghetto? Damn straight.

I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather live.

 

 

 

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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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  • Chris Sherbak
    Chris Sherbak Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Amen. (Omen?) I've always been jealous of what you all had up there since, oh, I dunno, 1980? :)

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    Local historians generally date the start of Paganistan from Beltane 1976, when Minnesota Church of the Wicca held their first May Lottery to choose a May Queen and Green Man. It's the oldest tradition in the local community here, and continues to this day.

    BtW, there's a place for sale down the street....

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