Sabine Lichtenfels, was born into a family of artists in 1954. From a very early age she was concerned with questions of love and was connected to Jesus as a revolutionary role model. Already at 16 years old she envisioned “a village in which all lovers live together and no one has to abandon each other.” She studied theology, married and gave birth to her first daughter. In 1978 she met Dieter Duhm and along with their common friend, Charly Rainer Ehrenpreis, she supported in founding the Healing Biotopes Project.
In 1981 she left the church and became the co-initiator of a three-year social experiment – a research and community project in the Black Forest in Germany, where the foundations for peaceful co-habitation were discovered through real life experiences. By the consequent exploration and presentation of her own deep soul processes in love, she began her research for the reconciliation and truth between the genders as the basis for a peace culture. In this way, she shed light in an exemplary manner on the structures of the worldwide war between the genders, especially through the example of her long-term partnership with Dieter Duhm. At the points where fight would arise she ever more persistently replaced it with the big power of trust. By this she became an orientation for many young people and continuously supports them in their questions around love, sexuality and community building.She dedicated her work to peace in crisis- and conflict areas. She goes to places that most people avoid – the Colombian rainforest and civil war areas, Palestinian refugee camps and Israeli settlements and military bases – and negotiates between the frontiers.Through her skills as a medium she is connected to prehistoric matriarchies and early temple cultures in Malta, Crete and Nubia, and also with indigenous cultures and early Christianity. She translates their sources of knowledge into our time in her books, seminars and speeches. By connecting erotic, spiritual and social knowledge in a societal perspective, the media often seeks her out, but this also occasionally spurs controversies and resistances.
From 1988-1992 she led “desert camps” – a spiritual education in various places in nature. These camps include dream research, trance, the power of prayer, as well as communication with nature. From 1992-1995 she led the Erotic Academy in Lanzarote. These projects led to the founding of Tamera in 1995 with Dieter Duhm and Charly Rainer Ehrenpreis. She was attracted to the land of Tamera by way of her psychic research in the stone circle in Evora.
In 2004, alongside Marko Pogacnik, she began creating a geomantic community art piece in Tamera – a lithopuncture circle as an acupuncture point for peace. Shocked and shaken in 2005 by the impending war in Iran, she went alone on a peace pilgrimage for several months without any money. Her walk led to the first Grace Pilgrimage through Israel and the West Bank in Palestine, and along with it came the founding of the first Global Grace Day on November 9th, which since this time has served as an annual day of commemoration for overcoming all walls. Almost every year since 2005 a Grace Pilgrimage takes place, mostly in crisis areas such as Colombia or the Middle East. Also in 2005 she was nominated by a Swiss initiative for the Nobel Prize as one of the worldwide “1000 Women for Peace.” In Tamera she leads the Global Love School and “Terra Deva,” the department for spiritual research.
Sabine Lichtenfels is the mother of two daughters and the grandmother of three grandchildren.
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VideosThe Voice of the Feminine
A chapter of the book, And They Knew Each Other, read and spoken (in German) by the author Sabine Lichtenfels and other women with English subtitles and beautiful images and music!
And They Knew Each Other: The End of Sexual Violence
by Dieter Duhm & Sabine Lichtenfels
Is it possible to end the sexual violence and domestic abuse that seem to run rampant these days? Can one person remain faithful to love with the same partner for a lifetime? In this book, Sabine Lichtenfels and Dieter Duhm, founders of the peace research center Tamera in Portugal, share the results of their highly successful 40-year experiment in faithful partnership within community.
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