Future Without War: Theory of Global Healing

Future Without War: Theory of Global Healing


by Dieter Duhm

The book outlines a global peace strategy which is based on the idea of modern natural science that the building component of mater is not the atom, instead it is energy, frequency, information. Earth with its atmosphere and magnetic field, with its waters and landscapes, its creatures, biotopes and human societies is an integral, oscillating and living body that can be healed, just as a human body can be healed if the appropriate medicine, i.e. the appropriate information is administered.

Translated from German by Sten Linnander and Frieda Radford.



Behind the epidemic of merciless violence hides the experience of a pain which can no longer be dealt with in conventional ways.

Yet it can be healed.

Is there still a realistic chance for worldwide peace?

The author gives an insight into the “Plan of Healing Biotopes”, a concept for global peace. Amongst others the concept is based on the idea of modern natural science and its essence that the building component of mater it is not the atom, instead it is “information”. Earth with her atmosphere and her magnetic field, with her waters and landscapes, her creatures, biotopes and human societies is an integral, oscillating and living body that can be healed, just as a human body can be healed if the appropriate medicine, i.e. the appropriate information is administered.

The healing information is wanted most at the points where new wars are created daily: in the cohabitation of human beings. In this area far reaching change is necessary. Words and appeals alone are not enough. True peace does not ensue from slogans and true peace is far more than the mere absence of war. The peace information needed will emerge from social structures whose ethical basic values of compassion, trust, mutual support and solidarity are no longer being destroyed, but rather, they are being generated and maintained. In its innermost core peace is the experience of trust amongst human beings, above all trust amongst man and woman. It is like learning a new alphabet after ions of fighting amongst men ad women, after oppressing women and after separating the divine and the erotic aspects of creation. To reconcile man and woman the deepest and most sensitive healing work is demanded since “there will be no peace on Earth as long as there is war in love” (Dieter Duhm).

Peace again is an experience of trust between man and nature. Where man fights animals, including the smallest and those who we call “vermins”, structural war, exclusion and enmity are reigning. All creatures have a right to live in freedom and dignity. They are all part of the large family of life. Peace asks for a change in our living habits, beginning with the choice of our nourishment, with the handling of the elements and the natural resources up to the provision of energy, to medicine and the cultivation of food.

Marx said: “The social state of being decides upon the level of consciousness.” At this point Dieter Duhm has remained a true Marxist, when he says: “It will be a new social state of being that is created and that will, more than anything else, decide upon whether the human being will rediscover his original humane soul and his pure heart and be able to live according to them.” Good intention alone is not enough. 2000 years of Christianity and the honest attempts of millions of people are proof enough. Places are needed where the conditions for peaceful co-habitation are researched and put into practice. Peace cannot be realised immediately in the whole of a society. It is not something what can be put on people from the outside rather it is a deep inner decision, coming out of a free will and an insight.

Dieter Duhm calls these places “Healing Biotopes”. They act like acupuncture points to foster a new future in the body of Earth. Life energies which in a culture of war have been opposing each other shall be made to flow coherently towards a mutual vision. By doing so big forces will be unleashed.

Duhm assumes that worldwide only a few such centres will be sufficient to tip over the “information field” of violence. He is not the first one to see this possibility. David Bohm, a quantum physicist, had too mentioned this possibility, so did spiritual masters, such as Sri Aurobindo (India), Satprem (his deciple) or Dhyani Iwahoo (Leader of the Tsalagi, USA), or Teilhard de Chardin.
Therefore, the “Plan of the Healing Biotopes” takes up the idea to develop various centres on Earth with a few hundred community workers each. Together they create the microscopically small change that is based on certain structures of reality which may and will have a large effect on the “Whole”.
Dieter Duhm:

Decisive for the success of such peace projects is not how big and strong they are in comparison to the existing apparatuses but how comprehensive and complex they are, how many elements of life they are able to combine and to unite in a positive way. In the field buildings of evolution it is not the law of the strongest, but the success of the more comprehensive that counts. No new developments would otherwise have been able to assert themselves had they not all begun small and inconspicuous.

Additional information

Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 21.9 × 14 × 2.0 cm

Dieter Duhm, born 1942 in Berlin. Art historian, psychoanalyst and sociologist with a doctorate. As a youth, he was involved for several years in the “Bread for the World” campaign, and in 1967 became an activist in the German student movement. He combines the idea of political revolution with that of individual liberation and becomes known for his book “Angst im Kapitalismus” (Fear in Capitalism). Trials for breach of the peace, amnesty by President Heinemann. Several years of work in the Marxist left, then forays into rural communes and alternative projects. Two years of psychoanalytic practice, which he wanted to combine with political content and translate into collective healing work. Three professorship offers, which he rejects. Several visits to the Austrian Friedrichshof followed, led by the artist Otto Mühl. There he had an ideological confrontation that led to a final separation. In 1976 he goes to a hermitage in Lower Bavaria for five months to reflect.

From spring 1978, development of the “Bauhütte” project. In addition to pioneering ecological work, introduction of free sexuality, which leads to fierce slander in the German public. He develops the plan of the healing biotopes, a concrete strategy how a worldwide peace could be brought about.1990 Move to Lanzarote, where he increasingly follows his penchant for painting.

In 1995, together with his partner Sabine Lichtenfels and others, he founded the project “Tamera”, a center for concrete utopia and international peace work, with the goal of connecting global peace work with the building of new models of life and creating places where people live together with all fellow creatures in cooperation and mutual support. Establishment of the “political ashram”, the peace school of Tamera. Today he leads the department for Eros, Art and Healing in Tamera – and works together with Sabine Lichtenfels and others on the master plan of a planetary peace community.

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Voices on the book

“To collaborate on such a perspective is for us, who are currently living under occupation in Palestine, to answer not only how to end the occupation, but also how to avoid future conflict once the occupation ends.”
-Sami Awad
Teacher of Nonviolence, Director Holy Land Trust, Bethlehem, Palestine

“Dieter Duhm hands us here the profound guidance for living peace, rather than just debating how to create a future without war. An outstanding book. A “must read” for all who want to make peace a reality!”
-Arun Gandhi
President of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.

“The courage to create a great utopia in a time that offers little reason for hope is demonstrated by Dieter Duhm in his book Future without War.”

“The vision presented here is not only vividly described, it is also scientifically grounded. As one who has been actively involved in the kibbutz and peace movements since the founding of the State of Israel, I can only say: may this utopia blossom in the hearts of many!”
-Reuven Moskovitz
Winner of the Aachen Peace Prize and the Mount of Zion Award.

“Dieter Duhm opposes a culture of war and death with a culture of peace and life. For that I thank him.”
-Niklaus Brantschen