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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Has Your Paganism Made You a Better Person?

Big Questions


How long have you been pagan? Five years? Twenty-five? All your life?

Time, then, for some big questions.

Has your paganism made you a better person?

Has your paganism challenged you to grow?

Has your paganism bettered the lives of those around you?

If not, why not?

If not, shouldn't it?

If not, then—really—what's the point?




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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.


  • Mark Green
    Mark Green Wednesday, 15 March 2023

    Absolutely, it has.

    It has confirmed my values and strengthened them. Deepened my love for the Earth and Cosmos. Sustained my activism. And encouraged me to work steadily to polish down my rough edges.

    It has reinforced to me that a life well lived is one of service, radicalism and the responsible pursuit of joy.

    I don't know who I would have been had I not encountered Paganism.

    I don't want to know.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Friday, 17 March 2023

    Mark, you're my hero.

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