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Paganistan

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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,[1] who prophesied that a pagan temple would be built in Minneapolis.[2] 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[edit]

Paganistanis having a summer solstice whoop-te-doo at their temple.

Witch City, Pagan Nation,[3] an article by poet Steven Posch, explains how the term Paganistan was coined, and how Paganistan came to be.

References[edit]

  1. Lady Sheba The Grimoire of Lady Sheba. Minneapolis, MN: Llewellyn Publications. Smith, D. 1987.
  2. The good Lady's wisdom, however, had not reached such a level as to make her aware that such a temple already existed.
  3. https://web.archive.org/web/20100420181039/http://www.northerndawncog.org/paganistan/witchcity.html