Why have you called the first Commons Society the Elysia Commons Society?

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Why have you called the first Commons Society the Elysia Commons Society?

  • The name came by a circuitous route but was chosen as it resonated with the feelings we had for it and, of course, with the feelings that come from listening to Schiller’s Ode to Joy set by Beethoven in his 9th symphony. In it he references Joy, the daughter of Elysium – an ancient Greek reference meaning joy is born of the gods… Gods or not, our deepest longing is to bring a good dose of joy and wellbeing to the world!

About the Author:

Social entrepreneur: Designed and founded the Elysia Commons. Co-founded and leads Stockwood Community Benefit Society Ltd. Worked in and led charities such as The Biodynamic Agricultural Association and The English Symphony Orchestra. Business man: runs Liv.co.uk - the ethical online department store. Built the Dr.Hauschka brand in the UK.

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