Postmodernism and Miasma III: Draining the Swamp

The conversation on Miasma and Pollution continues over at Polytheism Uncucked.

Europa’s Children

Surrounded as we are by spiritual squalor, it is tempting to throw up our hands in defeat.  We have been told that purity is a tool of oppression. We have been told it is an inherent contradiction which defines itself by that which it is not. Perhaps worst of all, we have been told it is an illusion and the difference between shit and shinola lies solely

fig-11 Jeff Koons, “Play-Doh” (1994-2014)

with the beholder.  How can we even hope to become clean when we live in a cesspool?   I cannot minimize the danger of this corruption, nor can I offer a solution to all the world’s spiritual ills. But I can offer you some pointers on things you can do for yourself and your loved ones.

First you must recognize that there is a problem: you cannot deal with spiritual pollution until you acknowledge that it exists.  If…

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About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on February 20, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Somehow this all reminds me of one of my favorite novels called “Shogun” by James Claval. In it, the Protagonist, John Blackthorne, is a ship’s pilot from England who winds up washed up on the shore of Japan and the cultural clashing that comes as a result.

    The Medieval Europeans (the novel took place in the late 1500’s) honestly believed that bathing was unhealthy, that you would catch pneumonia that way and that ALL illness was all airborne so you had to keep your house shut up. The Japanese were all about cleanliness even to this day. Like the Romans, bathing was a pleasure. And you scrubbed up BEFORE entering the bath. They knew that dirt and filth contributed to disease.


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