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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Of Chlorophyll and Hemoglobin

 Colors (vision): What are the differences between red and green? - Quora

We be of one kin, you and I.


The chemical formulas for chlorophyll and for hemoglobin are virtually identical, differing by only a single atom:

C55H72FeN4O6 (hemoglobin)

C55H72MgN4O6 (chlorophyll)

Greenblood, redblood: We be of one kin, you and I.


Long ago in the Dawn of Days, Earth took the Sky Twins to be her husbands: Sun, her right-hand husband, and Thunder, her left-hand husband.

From their love also came forth twins: first the Green and then the Red, him that we call the Horned, father of witches.


Science is one language, mythology another.

Some of us are privileged to dwell in that place of pagan felicity where the two coincide.


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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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