Enchantment: “An unapologetic affirmation of the meaningful richness and depth of existence, registering the dynamic wholeness of being (inclusive of negativity and absence), fostering health and vitality in evincing a non-reductive integrative inclusiveness.” -- Michael Schwartz, PhD
Barbaric Heart: “In fact the Barbaric Heart is civilized, for all the good that does it, and has always happily clad itself in the decorous togas of Rome (as the Ostrogoth King Theodoric did), the pinstripes of Wall Street, and the comfy suburbanity of L. L. Bean.”
“This is the barbaric calculation: if you can prosper from violence, then you should go ahead and be violent. In short order the Barbaric Heart is lead to conclude that in face prosperity is dependent on violence. Therefore, you should be good at violence, for your own sake and the sake of your country.
-- Curtis White
I’ve lived in the Cascadia Bioregion for thirty-nine years, the majority of my life now, and this place feels like home and it has nourished my creative life, imagination deeply through its magnificent beauty beyond what words can adequately articulate. It is much greater than the visual beauty that awes and feeds my sense of wonder, as it is very physical, tangible. We’ll get more into this…
The truth is that Cascadia is not named after a static entity like a mountain range, but rather for what the whole of the maritime mountainous region does—it cascades! So, Cascadia is named after this signature region-wide dynamism!
-- Dr. David D. McCloskey, Cascadia Institute
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