Lisa Paul Streitfeld
Lisa Paul Streitfeld is a cultural writer, curator, educator and pioneer of new art forms for the 21st century. Her innovations in expression occur at the intersection of new technology with business, metaphysics and fine art. For a decade she was regular critic for newspapers in the New York metropolitan area, interpreting a new holistic grassroots movement in over 300 reviews and articles.
Lisa grew up in the 1960s as the daughter of Harold S. Streitfeld, a leader in the Human Potential Movement, who took the family on his exploration of just about every new consciousness raising technique or therapy until he turned to the spiritual; first the Andean mystic Oscar Ichazo, and then Muktananda, who he followed to India, and finally with B.K. Raj Yoga, a devoted group of women directly channeling the Holy Spirit. As a devoted practitioner of astrology, alchemy and hermeticism, she has studied with the great metaphysical teachers of the late 20th century.
A member of the U.S. chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), she was a New York Times contributor and a regular art critic for Tribune Newspapers in Connecticut and Art New England from 2000-2007.
In 2006, she was a recipient of the Unitarian Universalist Margaret Fuller Award for a 21st century theology of the hieros gamos derived from her personal journey as a literary writer, critic, healer and devoted student of the ancient mystery traditions. Currently, she is exploring the multimedia avenues by which she can communicate her holistic philosophy to a broader public. These include: catalogue essays, fiction and nonfiction writings, blogs, websites, live performances, art talks, video and television.