Hazel Archer-Ginsberg Hazel@ReverseRitual.com
Areas of Specialization:
Festivals Coordinator & Council Member of The Rudolf Steiner Branch Chicago, the Central Regional Council, and the ‘Traveling Speakers Program’ of The Anthroposophical Society
Anthroposopher, Lecturer, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Trans-denominational MinisterPromoter, Blogger
“Milestones” – Trans-denominational Minister – Creating Custom Ceremonies for All Occasions: Traditional Weddings, as well as same sex Marriages, Fertility Rituals, Baby Blessings, Renewal of Vows, Home & Corporate Blessings, Crossing over ceremonies, Funerals, Memorials/Celebration of Life, & other Rites of Passage – Specializing in Coming of Age Initiations for girls & young women.
Rosicrucianism -Sociatas Rosicruciana in America (S.R.I.A.)
Trained by Kim John Payne in Social Inclusion Intervention & Mediation ‘Justice Without Blame’. Hakomi & Matrix leadership training in team building & consensus processes.
Founder of Wisdom Roots Puppetry -Working in the Waldorf-Tradition of Therapeutic Seasonal Story, Song & Ensouled Puppetry.Our offerings are a gift in the art & archetype, the magic & meaning, the wisdom & renewal,of opening the heart & soul, to bring through the visible story, a picture of possibilities-lifting the veil of the everyday, to connect us with spirit & the wonders of the natural world.We use handmade felted wool table puppets, colorful silks & other natural materials to provide a joyful pathway into these wonders.
Education: B.A., Philosophy & Comparative Religion, Minor, Women’s Studies. Cal. State University, San Francisco.
Ordained at the Spiritual Science Center, of Maryland, a school dedicated to teaching comparative religions, philosophy, & service to humanity
WRD Environmental Consultant for the Chicago Conservation Corps (C3)
Poet & Performance Artist
Hazel is a Spiritual Midwife, working in an eclectic non-denominational style that inspires connections, encompassing yet transcending all cultural expressions; Initiating us into the magic waiting to be revealed in the cycle of the seasons, where the laws of nature & the beings of the cosmos unveil themselves, & become manifest in our everyday lives.
Having grown up in the Heart-Land, Hazel took her heart to San Francisco at the tender age of 16 on a full scholarship to study Philosophy & Comparative Religion (with a minor in Women’s Studies) at SFSU. She met Rudolf Steiner’s Spiritual Science through Owen Barfield, & her work with the S.R.I.A. Societas Rosicruciana in America.
Landing in New York, she began applying her mid-west work ethic, & her eclectic blend of teachings, by building community with the Homesteading movement on the Lower East Side, all the while creating experiential ritual theater, & playing in various original Bands.
The circle of life has brought Hazel back to Chicago-land to spark intuitive empowerment through the Anthroposophical Festivals.
Read my interview in Voyage Chicago
Frame drummer with Layne Redmond
Founder & Facilitator of: The SheDrums MysteryLodge, Workshops, Retreats & Rites of Passage for Women
‘the WE drum Tribe’ = “the Heart-Beat of Chicago’s Conscious Community”.
D.E.V.A. (Divine Expressions of Vital Alchemy) A collaborative dance company that celebrates “the body as the soul in action.”
Sanctuary Dance: The Chicago facilitator for the annual International EarthDance, a worldwide dance event to promote unity across cultures.
Producer, director, writer & videographer for The EarthNetwork, a monthly program focused primarily on environmental, political, & spiritual issues.
Mother-Earth-Minute 8x’s a year at Lake Street Church in Evanston
Organic Chef: Prepared creative, healthy meals at restaurants in New York (Prana) and Chicago (Chicago Diner).
Community Activist: Neighborhood Leader of the Homesteading Movement on the Lower East Side in NYC.
Classes on the Wheel of the Year for the Chicago Park District.
Singer, Songwriter, Drummer: Performed in several “No New York” genre original bands (Heal, Health Hen, Baby Boom) recorded and toured extensively in the U.S. and Europe. Featured at CBGB’s, the Mud Club, the Bitter End, the Cubby Bear, the Beat Kitchen, etc.
Co-founder & Leader of the guerrilla Theatre Troupe, “The Valkyries.”