“A well-conceived and important work. The contributors, many of whom have deep personal attachments to Cascadia, offer critical, perceptive insights on the problems and possibilities of this ‘elusive utopia.’ The result is a compelling collection which is recommended reading for all those interested in the subjects of religion, place, and Pacific Northwest identity.” —British Columbia History
“Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia is an excellent compendium of thought and reaction, of idealism and caution.” —Crosscut.com
“Todd’s book has something for everyone, offering many different perspectives, and illuminating our place in Cascadia.” —Cascadia Weekly, Bellingham, WA
“Students of British Columbia should have this book in their personal libraries.” —BC Studies
“Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia challenges mind and spirit alike. It is a must read for everyone who longs for a cosmic understanding of what it means to be truly human and fully alive at this crucial, historic hour.” —Tom Harper, author of The Pagan Christ
“In a compelling and original way, the talented contributors to this book probe the cultural, ecological and spiritual richness of this remarkable green corner of the continent. I wholeheartedly support the book’s authentic vision.” —Alan Durning, founder of Sightline Institute in Seattle and co-author of the Cascadia Scorecard book series
“Douglas Todd has assembled some of Cascadia’s best thinkers and essayists to show how the Pacific Northwest’s stunning wilderness and intricate ecology have inspired modern environmental movements, a self-reliant secular spirituality, ethnic pluralism and rugged independence. As this volume reveals, something special is going on in Cascadia.” —Rex Weyler, author of Greenpeace: The Inside Story and The Jesus Sayings.