Lisa Paul Streitfeld is the only Hieros Gamos Philosopher in western culture. Her online platform has reached a half million views in her quest to disseminate the embodied meaning of the 21st century icon of the Hieros Gamos throughout the culture, thereby creating a universal dialectic integrating science and the humanities with pop culture. She is active on Quora with over 65 K views.
Her teachings are a result of four decades of spiritual experience, research and creative activity arising from a Kundalini Awakening at her father’s funeral in 1983, which shattered her reality structure while working as a foreign correspondent in Mexico City.
After becoming an experimental novelist in her quest to communicate her search for the eternal love of the Grand Arcanum, she worked as a script analyst and screenwriter during the era of independent filmmaking in the 1980s, when she began her multimedia Gesamtkunstwerk chronicling her multidimensional experience of the Hieros Gamos. This creative breakthrough became the New Media GESAMTKUNSTWERK reflecting a twelve-year journey (2007-2019) to disseminate a new art theory of the hieros gamos through multiple mediums in new media.
By the end of the 1990s, her direct experience with the inner marriage catalyzed a shift of her focus as journalist to art criticism. In 1997, she became a freelance newspaper critic and curator in greater New York, tracking a new modernist movement in over 600 articles, reviews, essays and blog posts in thirteen years.
In 2010, she became a critic at the launch of Huffington Post Arts. She left New York the following year to begin her (R)evolution series tracking a new modernist movement globally. In 2012, she entered the media lab at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland and chronicled a new gender-balanced philosophy for her Master’s thesis (Hermeneutics of New Modernism, Atropos, 2014). She continued with her doctorate as a method of tracking the exile of the Hieros Gamos in western philosophy as a method of continuing the pioneering research of her father, Dr. Harold S. Streitfeld, co-founder of the Kundalini Clinic. With her 2016 doctorate, she became the philosopher of the Hieros Gamos integrating eastern and western culture.
Dr. Streitfeld is the author of Kundalini’s Daughter, Hermeneutics of New Modernism (Atropos Press, 2014) and ÜBERMENSCH: Nietzsche, Salomé & the Ages of Aquarius, her Ph.D. dissertation for European Graduate School (magna cum laude, 2016). Her most recent blogs (drshivalisapaul.com & hierosgamosjournal.com) chronicle her 2019 dissemination of her accumulated knowledge of the Hieros Gamos through the Twin Flame Movement rapidly expanding online.
As a Ph.D. candidate, her Huffington Post Arts (R)EVOLUTION series (2010-2018) resulted in a declaration of a Badiousian Event at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland. This was the culmination of three papers on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in art: the 2009 Dublin XLIIIrd International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Conference; the 2011 Arts in Society “Arts in Science” conference in Berlin; and the 2012 College Art Association Centennial Conference in Los Angeles.
On May 16-17th, her fidelity to the Event declared at the Saas Fee Media Lab on September 9, 2019 culminated at the MIT Media in Transition +10 in Cambridge “Media in Democracy” when she delivered a paper from her new text: “Web 3.0 and the (R)evolution of Desire: The Quantum Leap from #MeToo to #WeToo.”
A former Hollywood script analyst and novelist, Dr. Streitfeld has written on contemporary art for Sculpture, The New York Times, The Hartford Courant, The Los Angeles Times and Art New England, as well as several avant-garde journals. As a Connecticut art reviewer (2000-2005) for Tribune Newspapers, she won the 2006 UUS Margaret Fuller Award for tracking a grassroots movement sourced in the hieros gamos.
Dr. Streitfeld’s holistic approach to art criticism is chronicled in “Overcoming the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle: Art Theory Arising Out of Wolfgang Pauli’s Collapsed Wave”. The multimedia project “Missing James Franco 3.0” was initiated in conjunction with her Ph.D. dissertation “ÜBERMENSCH: Nietzsche, Salomé & the Age of Aquarius” in the Philosophy & Media laboratory at European Graduate School.