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|Suckled in a creed outworn|
Paganistan is the term given to the area surrounding the Twin Cities in Minnesota, as it has a very large, very diverse population of neo-pagans. The idea of Paganistan is largely attributed to Lady Sheba, who prophesied that a pagan temple would be built in Minneapolis. Many believe, however, that this was simply self-fulfilling, because as word grew of the prophecy, more neo-pagans flocked to the Twin Cities. Within only a few years, the Twin Cities became home to one of the largest and most diverse neo-pagan populations in the United States.
The legend of Paganistan
Witch City, Pagan Nation, an article by poet Steven Posch, explains how the term Paganistan was coined, and how Paganistan came to be.
- Lady Sheba The Grimoire of Lady Sheba. Minneapolis, MN: Llewellyn Publications. Smith, D. 1987.
- The good Lady's wisdom, however, had not reached such a level as to make her aware that such a temple already existed.