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Have any free/cheap metal fence posts or straight rebar?

It's time to extend the garden which means deer fence. If you have any surplus fence posts lying around I'll come pick them up. Thanks. See More
Feb 23, 2013
Daimon Sweeney commented on David MacLeod's blog post The Energy Characteristics of Cooperative Culture
"To reframe this discussion from pro and con (is the list right or not), we can ask, "What kind of society do we want, given what we have to work with?"  Lower energy consumption, and more community resilience, for sure. How much…"
Apr 19, 2012
Daimon Sweeney commented on David MacLeod's blog post The Energy Characteristics of Cooperative Culture
"And thanks for your replies, Angela and David, Personally I don't think it is "only" when basic needs are met that one can think of higher needs. Think of Victor Frankl (Man's Search for Meaning) in a concentration camp,…"
Apr 18, 2012
Daimon Sweeney posted an event

Community EFT Gathering at Bellingham Center for Spiritual Living (formerly Woodside)

April 22, 2012 from 1pm to 5pm
Community EFT is a low-cost monthly gathering for personal transformation and the development of equanimity and authenticity. Personal resilience is a result, and a foundation of effective group interaction and of resilient communities.In Bellingham these will happen on the 4th Sunday of each month at the same time and place. All are welcome. Growing up, we learn limiting beliefs and patterns that have us acting smaller than we know we are, and that keep us limited.Straightforward new methods…See More
Apr 18, 2012
Daimon Sweeney commented on David MacLeod's blog post The Energy Characteristics of Cooperative Culture
"One place I would take issue with this list is the suggestion that in a low-gain society basic needs replace higher needs, and that depression/vigilance replaces techno-optimism. In a survival situation, yes, but in a stable, sustainable culture,…"
Apr 18, 2012
Daimon Sweeney and Jean Kroll are now friends
Mar 4, 2011
Daimon Sweeney posted an event

4-week project: Reach Goals Faster and More Easily at Wise Awakening

January 4, 2011 at 11am to January 25, 2011 at 1pm
We all have goals. Sometimes it's hard to figure out what stops us from achieving them.This is a 4-week project identifying and eliminating internal blocks to achieving our goals. It uses EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) and you can experience a bit of that here in a video I made.From watching and participating in the video you'll actually find that something you want to do that seems hard (from washing the dishes to losing…See More
Jan 2, 2011
Daimon Sweeney left a comment for Tris Shirley
"No problem about the name. If there are any specifics you still find problematic and if you have time I'd appreciate knowing. I'm getting ready to share these ideas more widely so I find comments really valuable to help develop responses…"
Nov 13, 2010
Tris Shirley left a comment for Daimon Sweeney
"Sorry about the name flub and thanks for the patient replies. They were good ones, generally, and have stimulated some additional - and perhaps clearer - thought on my part."
Nov 13, 2010
Tris Shirley and Daimon Sweeney are now friends
Nov 13, 2010
Daimon Sweeney posted an event

GreenShifters free teleconference at Online

November 15, 2010 at 5pm to November 18, 2010 at 1pm
Free teleconference series from leaders in the sustainability world. Here's the promo email I got:The shift to sustainability may be the single greatest challenge humanity now faces, as we press up against our planet's limited resources. But we can still succeed in rising to meet this challenge.That's why we're excited to be cosponsoring GreenShifters next week - free teleseminar dialogues from Nov. 15th -18th with some of the most inspiring, innovative, and groundbreaking pioneers in the…See More
Nov 13, 2010
Daimon Sweeney posted a blog post

Is a new model of civilization impossible?

Walter Haugen in his recent blog post,No Anthropologists Have Been Injured - Or Even Consulted! questions the usefulness of thinking about civilization and criticizes certain efforts to do so by saying they are not informed by anthropological knowledge. He implies that any such thinking, and in particular certain ones, including the approach I am taking, are likewise uninformed. He says, However, the caveat is that Sweeney's ideas (and also those of Albert Bates and Stephen Gaskin when they…See More
Nov 4, 2010
Daimon Sweeney commented on Cindi Landreth's group Heart and Soul
"Venue possibilities: The "in formaton" co-working space is open to having events. It's at Cornwall and Ohio, across the street from Bham HS (sign says ACN). Seats about 50. Might not charge. The Fireplace Room at the Fairhaven library…"
Nov 2, 2010
Daimon Sweeney commented on Cindi Landreth's group Heart and Soul
"How about pulling together some talks from TED.com and showing those? There is doom and gloom there as well, but also a lot of inspiring creativity. They are 20 minute talks by some of the most creative and informed people on the planet."
Nov 2, 2010
Daimon Sweeney commented on Rhys Faler's event Southfork Ecovillage Model Presentation
"Great image of the hands. I look forward to hearing the results."
Oct 26, 2010

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How are you currently involved in the Transition?
Indirectly. I teach EFT, which is a way to develop emotional and mental resilience, become stress-proof, and often to prevent or heal stress-related physical problems, which can include a surprising range. I think we need internal resilience as much as we need external resilience.

Also, I have developed a way groups can work together with less friction and more creativity, more focus and less wasted time and energy. I can demonstrate it with any Transition group interested in alternative models of organization based non-hierarchical collective intelligence with constant movement toward a defined goal.
In what ways do you identify with the Transition movement? Why are you interested?
When I was seven I thought the world would run out of oil someday. That was about when M. King Hubbard was testifying to Congress about peak oil. I've lived an alternative/low impact life. Making the shift the Transition movement is focused on is the most important thing we as a species can do, and we have to do it or the consequences will be way bad. I'm attracted because the TI approach matches my own - many opportunities exist, and if we do what we can we can do the job. Or else the universe has a very dark sense of humor, which I don't really believe.
Do you have particular interests, skills, talents or resources you would like to bring to Transition Whatcom?
Organizational models that subvert the status quo that always develops.
Where did you hear about Transition Whatcom and how did you find our community network website?
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Daimon Sweeney's Blog

Is a new model of civilization impossible?

Posted on November 4, 2010 at 6:41pm 0 Comments

Walter Haugen in his recent blog post,No Anthropologists Have Been Injured - Or Even Consulted! questions the usefulness of thinking about civilization and criticizes certain efforts to do so by saying they are not informed by anthropological knowledge. He implies that any such thinking, and in particular certain ones, including the approach I am taking, are likewise uninformed.



He says,

However,…
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At 4:42pm on November 13, 2010, Tris Shirley said…
Sorry about the name flub and thanks for the patient replies. They were good ones, generally, and have stimulated some additional - and perhaps clearer - thought on my part.
At 9:41pm on September 26, 2010, Amy Martin said…
Don't you know it! I am calling today, "Daimon Sweeney day" :)
At 10:57pm on December 18, 2009, Heather K said…
Hi Daimon! Thank you for your offerings at one of our Heart & Soul group!

I appreciate what you shared on your concept of the "Open Question Circle".
If you have a website link, I would try to remember to refer to it.
(I often forget the other wording used by R.Brystom – the “Question Driven Sequey'.)

I've drafted a rough blog, titled "Visioning & Creating Community Pathways - An Invitation" on our TWI ning site at-
http://transitionwhatcom.ning.com/profiles/blogs/visioning-amp-creating

I don't recall the exact wording of the 'Open Question Circle' question you shared that we resonated with, but from that inspiration, I drafted this 'Open-Question & Sharing' on the blog:
How can humans create satisfying lives, while at the same time, the earth's biodiversity & beauty grows increasingly vibrant, and we share the abundance in our lives with each other?
I hope you & your family are well, and may you enjoy the winter holidays and the earth's far reaching solstice tilt!
At 10:52am on August 1, 2009, Alys Kennedy said…
Hello Daimon, yes, it has been a very long time, and I am doing well, thank you! Have you attended any of the Transition meetings? I missed the last one but have been at all the others. Alys
At 8:07pm on March 27, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Daimon,

Good suggestion for the registration questions. I've added it in.
At 12:01pm on March 24, 2009, David MacLeod said…
Welcome Daimon, nice to see you here!
 
 
 

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