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Lisa Paul Streitfeld is the only Hieros Gamos Philosopher in western culture. Her evolution into this position comes with nearly 30 years of Self-guided spiritual development since her 1983 kundalini awakening. Her mission is to awaken others through her work as a spiritual educator, healer, astrologer, writer and blogger. 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 into the collective consciousness, thereby creating a universal dialectic integrating science and the humanities with pop culture.
Dr. Streitfeld is currently active under Covid-19 guiding the Twin Flame on Quora with over 100 K views. Her spiritual teachings are a result of four decades of alchemical experiments informed by her spiritual evolution, literary inventions and continuing her father’s kundalini research.
Her kundalini Awakening at her father’s 1983 funeral in San Francisco shattered her reality structure. At the time, she was working as a financial correspondent in Mexico City. As she became overwhelmed with visions and highly sensitized to the urban pollution, she decided to use the thousand dollars left from her father to relocate to Buenos Aires.
In her struggle to chronically in “real time” the effects of hyperinflation following Argentina’s breaking free from military dictatorship, she radically shifted from writing financial journalism to meta fiction, inventing a new nonlinear quantum form in which dreams and reveries invade reality as fissures of time converging past, present and future. Decades later, as a philosopher, she would understand her early struggle to invent a multi-layered literary form of Möbius strip of inner/outer experience woven into a seamless GESAMTKUNSTWERK (TOTAL WORK OF ART) preconceiving wedding of image and text to merge as it had with the Sumerians — through code.
In her quest to communicate the Kairos leap of the Aha Moment, she embarked on a search for the eternal love of the Grand Arcanum. To infuse her corpus mysticum with knowledge, she began studying metaphysics (astrology, numerology and tarot) while supporting herself as a Hollywood script analyst during the 1989s rise of independent filmmaking. Writing screenplays informed the cinematic vision embodied in a literary corpus chronicling her multidimensional experience of the Hieros Gamos, which prophets from Psychology (Carl Jung), Science (Wolfgang Pauli) and Philosophy (Richard Tarnas) declared the icon of the 21st century, or alternately, the archetype of the Age of Aquarius.
By the end of the 1990s,Dr. Streitfeld’s 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. Gradually moving from the alternate press to daily newspapers on the local (Stamford Advocate 2000-2005), state (Hartford Courant 2005), national (New York Times 2004-2005) and Huffington Post Arts as a VIP critic for the newly launched arts section (2010-2017). Through this graduation progression of readership she remained dedicated to tracking the early forms the Hieros Gamos configuration was taking in a new modernist movement — accumulating over 700 articles, reviews, essays and blog posts in thirteen years.
The five years (2005-2010) between her position as a regular reviewer were dedicated to manifesting her vision through curating a trilogy of group multimedia exhibitions Icons of the 21st Century (Lab Gallery, NYC 2005), Black Madonna (NYC 2009) and Women in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller & the Sacred Marriage (Cambridge & NYC, 2010).
Dr. Streitfeld left New York in 2011 to circle the globe with her (R)evolution series tracking a new modernist movement. In the summer of 2012, she entered the media lab at European Graduate School in Saas-Fee Switzerland to continue her Uncertainty Principle method of simultaneous participant/observer developed in the international avant-garde 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 while 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 wedding East & West through the universal icon of the Age of Aquarius.
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).
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. She also established her vision of a new modernism through the Science in a trilogy of papers:, and This was the culmination of three papers on the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle in art: The Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle and Art ( XLIIIrd International Association of Art Critics (AICA) Conference in Dublin, 2009); Overcoming the Uncertainty Principle: Hieros Gamos Arising Under Wolfgang Pauli’s Collapsing Wave (Arts & Society, Brandenburg Institute, Berlin 2010); and Magic & Media, a panel created with Mina Cheon for the 2012 College Art Association Centennial Conference in Los Angeles (2012).
Dr Streitfeld’s fidelity to the Badiosian Event (The Event/The Third) she declared at the Saas Fee Media Lab on September 9, 2019 culminated at the MIT Media in Transition +10 (Cambridge, May 16-17th, 2019). Her presentation is a distillation of her new book: “Web 3.0 and the (R)evolution of Desire: The Quantum Leap from #MeToo to #WeToo.”
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 Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation (UUWF) 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” (2015-2017) was initiated in conjunction with her Ph.D. dissertation “ÜBERMENSCH: Nietzsche, Salomé & the Age of Aquarius” (Magna cum laude 2016) in the Philosophy & Media laboratory at European Graduate School. In 2019, while writing Paul is Dead at Fifty: An Excavation, she developed her technique and methodology of astrology/numerology as quantum apparatus of hermeneutics into the Science of Magic theorem.
Her most recent blogs reflect her current passions for distillation of knowledge regarding the Hieros Gamos in the culture. Her 2019 launch of drshivalisapaul disseminate her interpretation of the Twin Flames phenomenon through her 100 Quora responses to questions about the Twin Flame Movement expanding online. Meanwhile, her launch of hierosgamosjournal under the January 20, 2019 Lunar Eclipse at zero Leo/Aquarius distills her evolution of the Hieros Gamos conjunctio of word/image throughout her social media, currently consisting of her 12 personal blogs, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Quora.
The beginning of a new decade finds Dr. Streitfeld at a crucial crossroads. She has embarked on a new journey in publishing. In her quest to become the premiere book publisher of the Hieros Gamos, she launched @hieroshivapublishing in May 2020 with her first offering distilling her Möbius strip methodology into the Science of Magic: Stillness Kundalini Handbook.