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In Which Our Intrepid Blogger Has a Big Idea and Makes an Outrageous Proposal to the Twin Cities Pagan Pride Committee

Dear Twin Cities Pagan Pride Committee:

I've got a totally outrageous proposal for you.

Let's kick off Pagan Pride 2018 with an act of public pagan worship at Minneapolis City Hall.

As you are probably aware, the centerpiece of the Minneapolis City Hall is Larkin Mead's monumental 1904 sculpture of the River-god Mississippi: Father of Waters.

Let's get permission to hold a ritual there Friday night.

We can invite Mayor Frey and the city council to join us. The media, of course, will be all over it.

I've already started work on the ritual itself: conch shells, flowers, libations, hymns, dance.

It sounds outrageous, but it's actually totally doable.



Respectfully submitted, 


Steven W. Posch



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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.


  • Mariah Sheehy
    Mariah Sheehy Saturday, 03 February 2018

    Awesome idea! Just wondering though, how the church/state laws work for this.

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Sunday, 04 February 2018

    I've got a letter in to City Hall.
    We'll soon find out.

  • Aline "Macha" O'Brien
    Aline "Macha" O'Brien Sunday, 04 February 2018

    I would definitely be on board for this were I nearby. Good luck!

  • Steven Posch
    Steven Posch Monday, 05 February 2018

    A warm welcome would await you.
    I'll certainly keep you posted.

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