Sleep

Part of the progress towards resilience. You take a rest from planning, arguing and campaigning, and keep out of trouble for a time. You gather your strength. You come to see things differently, as discovered by Odysseus, who spent much of his epic voyage in negretos hypnos—sleep deep enough to be the counterfeit of death—eventually waking so befuddled and different that he could not recognise his own homeland.

This was sleep which was taking him somewhere—on a ship travelling faster than the falcon can fly—and he made it in the end.S32

 

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David Fleming
Dr David Fleming (2 January 1940 – 29 November 2010) was a cultural historian and economist, based in London, England. He was among the first to reveal the possibility of peak oil's approach and invented the influential TEQs scheme, designed to address this and climate change. He was also a pioneer of post-growth economics, and a significant figure in the development of the UK Green Party, the Transition Towns movement and the New Economics Foundation, as well as a Chairman of the Soil Association. His wide-ranging independent analysis culminated in two critically acclaimed books, 'Lean Logic' and 'Surviving the Future', published posthumously in 2016. These in turn inspired the 2020 launches of both BAFTA-winning director Peter Armstrong's feature film about Fleming's perspective and legacy - 'The Sequel: What Will Follow Our Troubled Civilisation?' - and Sterling College's unique 'Surviving the Future: Conversations for Our Time' online courses. For more information on all of the above, including Lean Logic, click the little globe below!

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