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free read Eden Within Eden: Oregon’s Utopian Heritage 106 ´ Oregon has been the home of nearly three hundred communal experiments since the Aurora Colony was established in 1856 Eden Within Eden is the first book to survey the stateas utopian history from religious and Socialist groups of the nineteenth century to ecologically coAbout the environment The book explores other areas of Oregonas utopian heritage as well including literary works and idealistic city planning There has been no comparable book published on Oregonas communal history and few such comprehensive examinations of other states The appendix is a rich compilation that will guide individuals to additional information on the profiledaand many otheracommunities Eden Within Eden will appeal to students and scholars of communal studies and Pacific Northwest history as well as to general readers interested in thesesubjects. Didn't read the whole thing just skimmed There's a mention of the Portland Group a 70s group that had land in Washington might be referring to High Valley

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Oregon has been the home of nearly three hundred communal experiments since the Aurora Colony was established in 1856 Eden Within Eden is the first book to survey the stateas utopian history from religious and Socialist groups of the nineteenth century to ecologically conscious communities of the twenty first century James J Kopp examines Oregonas communal history in the context of the state as a destination for those seeking new beginnings and in the framework of utopian and communal experiences across America Eden Within Eden provides rich detail about utopi. This book is a good overview of communes and intentional communities in Oregon It has a truly amazing appendix and foot notes The appendix footnotes and index total 184 pages The book from Introduction through Conclusions is 186 pagesI was particularly interested in the communes in my neighborhood and was hoping they would be covered in some detail Unfortunately though the appendix mentions 4 of them the text only discussed one Alpha Farm Though I could not uibble with the accuracy of what James Kopp wrote it seemed to just barely scratch the surface The really impressive appendix lists nearly 300 communities which is way than could be covered in any depth in a book of this length Still I wish the author had found a way to write about Oregon Utopian efforts in a way that gave a real feel for what many were like In addition to chapters on some of the early Utopian efforts I would have liked long chapters each featuring a type of community from the 1960's and 70s urban rural religious lesbian and political including what they have evolved into Perhaps the personal conflicts and history of living a little outside the law make it impractical to profile most of the groups that still exist in modified forms today

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Eden Within Eden Oregon’s Utopian HeritageAn communitiesa some realized some only plannedamany of which reflect broader social political economic and cultural aspects of Oregonas history From the dawn of communal groups in Oregonathe German Christian colony at Auroraato Oregonas most infamous communal experimentaRajneeshpuramathis study examines the range of attempts to establish ideal communities in the state These include the Jewish agrarian colony of New Odessa in the 1880s as well as the anew pioneersa of the 1960s and later who captured the spirit of the counterculture as well as growing concerns. This is an overview of what is known about Oregon's Utopian intentional communities The subjects that are chosen for emphasis are eclectic The writing is academic with a lot about what we don't know trying to establish definitions characterizing various movements and themes and uoting and paraphrasing sources So it comes out a little dry It is basically a stepping off point for further study And it includes an appendix full of information and is well annotated for those looking to do so I don't think that the last chapter on Portland as Utopia based on its city and regional planning really adds to the book and has been covered thoroughly in other sources I am ready for some of the fiction based on these communes that Kopp cites