In 2010 Sabine Lichtenfels decided to found the Global Love School – it is being co-lead by Benjamin von Mendelssohn.
The Global Love School is a place for deep exchange and learning in the area of love, sexuality, partnership and ethics for teacher, peaceworkers and activists who want to meet at Tamera once a year. Participation is on invitation only.
The Global Love School is based on the following core thoughts:
Knowledge on community is peaceknowledge. There will be no peace on earth as long as there is war in love.
Already in 1988 Sabine Lichtenfels and Dieter Duhm founded the so called „Erotic Academy“ on Lanzarote.
Today the internal Loveschool in Tamera is being lead by Brigitte Muskalla in close cooperation with Sabine Lichtenfels.
Manifesto for the Founding of the Global Love School
There will be no peace on earth as long as there is war in love.
Love is more than a feeling. It requires social vessels,in which love can be lived and made real.It requires a system of ethics in which we can become genuine.
Independent of the question of what our personal lives look like right now,and independent of whether we live alone or in community; celibate, married, monogamous, or polygamous: we are working together towards perspectives for ourchildren, and for the generations that will come after us.
We need answers in love, so that children can once again grow up in trust, andcan find a home. We need answers that awaken desire and curiosity in us, instead ofawakening the fear that we will yet again be hurt in these very sensitive areas of love.
Free Eros and partnership are not mutually exclusive. On the contrary: They complement one another. Truth in love is the basis for every lasting loverelationship. The question of whether we want to live monogamously or polygamously,heterosexual or homosexual, is decided on the basis of our inner truth.
It is not a contradiction to long for a partner, and at the same time to longfor erotic adventures. It only becomes betrayal when we have to conceal it from ourpartners! There is a fidelity in which the devotion of our love partners to third persondoes not trigger fear of loss in us, but instead brings joy and growth in Eros and trust.
When we have this experience, we will wake up one day and say:
War is not our adventure anymore. Love is. Eros has become our sacredwellspring of life and of love.
Our sexuality is again anchored in the universal order of life.
It is sacred to us, as sacred as life itself.From the new connection of Eros and religion, a new erotic culture will arise, in which war will become unthinkable.
We see the possibility of ending the war in love,and thus introducing entirely new ways of living together and new social structures.
Love is the most significant power for the germination of a new culture of peace,based not on sacrifice but rather affirming life’s abundance.
Here is a buried, but clearly visible escape from the dead-end street of our time. It leads to a culture of partnership between the genders. No mother will send her sonto war anymore, no father will surrender his life to defend his country. There will be nomore war industries or Ministries of Defense. Military bases will be turned into PeaceUniversities, where the protection of this planet can be learned and practiced.
Love and sexuality must be learned by every adult human being who wants to becomea responsible member of this culture. Lovers and gardeners of a new earth—terranova—are emerging, where Eros and lasting love are given another chance.
For our children’s future.