Paganistan: Notes from the Secret Commonwealth

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The Astounding Pagan Revival

Really, in the long history of human religion, the Pagan Revival has got to be one of the most surprising—and unforeseen—developments of all.

One of the things that's most amazing about it is that, as a mass movement, the Revival Paganisms are largely composed of—and driven by—individual choices made by isolated individuals across the world.

Without benefit (for the most part) of personal or social pressure, people have again and again thought—and felt—their way back into the Old Ways. One by one, we look at ourselves and we say: I am pagan. Every day, it happens again. It's happening to someone even as you read this.

In the history of human religion, such a thing is utterly unprecedented.

My friends, something new, and deeply beautiful, is happening in the world.

It's happening because of you.


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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.


  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham Sunday, 17 February 2019

    Unlike the twin monoliths of fundamentalism and materialism paganism offers an alternative that says yes to life and all it's experiences. Yes to joy, yes to sorrow, yes to work and yes to leisure, yes to dreams and yes to the waking world, yes to all life has to offer.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Monday, 18 February 2019

    Even, one hopes--when the time comes--to death.
    "The Religions of Yes." Anthony, that's brilliant.
    I plan to mention your name whenever I use the phrase, which I suspect will be frequently.
    Thirteen thank yous!

  • Anthony Gresham
    Anthony Gresham Monday, 18 February 2019

    Your welcome.

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