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.
Hazel Archer-Ginsberg – Founder of Reverse Ritual: Understanding Anthroposophy through the Rhythms of the Year & the ‘I Think Speech’ Podcast. Trans-denominational Minister, Essayist, Lecturer, Poet, Anthroposopher – working as the Festivals Coordinator of the Chicago Rudolf Steiner Branch, & the Central Regional Council of the Anthroposophical Society. Past Video Recordings
Areas of Specialization:
“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)
Anthroposopher, Blogger, Poet & Performance Artist
Dear friends – Not being able to travel to present my Spiritual Research, I made a little page to share some recorded offerings. Please tune in & freely pass them on…Thanks…xox
Here is the link to my podcast ‘I Think Speech’
I am ready to bring my Festivals, Lectures & Programs to your community once again!
Reclaiming the Wisdom of America –An interactive Zoom Presentation with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, Rosemary McMullen, Anne Nicholson, Stewart Lundy, Sally Greenberg, Anne Dale
with a Musical Interlude by Ultra-Violet Archer
* Anne Nicholson, Social Scientist & tech guru is our Host
* Sally Greenberg – Opening Verse: Walt Whitman-Leaves of Grass
* Hazel Archer will explore the concept of Columbia as the Folk Spirit of America, as seen from the perspective of the Native Peoples’, as well as the Founding Fathers. How do we renew this for our age of the consciousness soul, as a preparation for the unveiling of the New Isis-Sophia in the 7th epoch – to fulfill the true destiny of America?
* Ultra-Violet Archer: Antiphon to the Divine Sophia by Hildegard
* Stewart Lundy of Perennial Roots Farm brings the connection of Bio-dynamics
* Rosemary McMullen sets the scene for the ancestors – ‘Land Acknowledgement’, as a way for each participant to look at their current placement in America. A look also at how The 3 Realms of Culture, Rights, Economy, becomes 4-fold when we bring in the element of Ecology.
* Artistic gesture: The Spirit of Place
* Sally Greenberg & Anne Dale: a contemplation of the expression of our Civil Responsibility that recommits us to our core values, to one another, & to the Spirit of Place & Time.
* Breakout Groups: Social Sharing – What do you see is wanting to come into being in America? How will you contribute to it? Each will share their artistic creation in relation to these questions to see if something new arises.
* Anne Nicholson: Plenary- Closing
* Sally Greenberg–Ending Verse: Alice Walker-America
We are bringing Anthroposophy to the People! Our presentation will be screened along with many other offerings from around the country in conjunction with ‘The People’s Inauguration’.
A Rose By Any Other Name, The ASA Holy Nights gatherings: The Marriage of Love & Wisdom with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg
“Connections Revealed” The Connection Between Karma, Epidemics, & the Souls of the Dead – Leading thoughts by Hazel Archer-Ginsberg based on Spiritual Scientific research & indications from Rudolf Steiner
Inspirations by Lelan Harris – the executive director of Wise Cosmos Educational Initiative (WiseCosmos.org). Lelan is a healer, teacher, and leader with over 40 years of experience in vocational roles such as pastor, professor, and Waldorf school administrator. He offers developmental mentoring, spiritual training, and energy healing in order to raise up new generations of leaders in service at all levels to humanity, Earth, and cosmos.
Group Eurythmy with Mary Ruud
Speech Artistry by Geoffrey Norris
& Break out Sessions
Zoom Meeting hosted by Anne Nicholson
HERE IS THE RECORDING of Vitae Sophia~ A Whitsun Festival of United Soul Endeavor with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg, with Guest Speakers Lisa Dalton & Geoff Norris
Online Whitsunday, 31 May 2020 from 10 am–11:15 am EDT Zoom Call* Sponsored by the Anthroposophical Society in New Hampshire
Through leading thoughts and conversation we are called to redeem the ether spheres to create an Ecclesia, a chalice for The Sophia. Then the spirit flame can spread out to become what Steiner called a “World Whitsun”, which began in earnest at the Christmas Conference. The Whitsun Festival highlights one of the greatest challenges of being human: placing our individual gifts, in right relationship within the social realm. This challenge is especially strong now during this ‘pandemic’. Our groups striving to know Spiritual Science must work together as a community, to have the possibility to create a new culture where a sacrament is possible in every encounter. Our individual strength is enhanced by weaving our gifts together, kindling our social world in conscious community.
Here is the recording of “Crowning” with Hazel Archer Ginsberg, and Eurythmist Raven Garland
Anthroposophy Atlanta Lunch & Learn Hosted by Angela Foster & Jordan Walker of Wisdom Working –
Is this ‘global pandemic’ entreating us to awaken to the etheric realm that we share in common with the earth? Perhaps the coronavirus is an admonition for us to reconnect to the sun-forces now imbued with the Etheric Christ, waiting to be recognized and employed in these current evolving conditions – an invitation for all of humanity to rise to a higher stage of initiation – a Crowning re-birth.
Questions? Comments…? Want to start a dialogue? Contact Hazel
Here are the recordings From the ‘Sacred Gateway Conference. I’d love to receive your feedback on the vimeo link:
- The Connection Between Epidemics, the Souls of the Dead, and the Spiritual World with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg and Raven Garland, Eurythmist VIDEO RECORDING HERE
How do we look at the karmic connections that shape current events? Our work with those on the “Other-side of the Threshold” can give us clues about the causes and purpose of epidemics and the ways of healing ourselves, our beloved dead and the Earth.
- Festivals for the Dead, the Unborn and the Evolution of Earth – Then and Now with Hazel Archer-Ginsberg and Eurythmist Raven Garland VIDEO RECORDING HERE
Explore the many cultural expressions that work with and celebrate our beloved dead. Prepare the way for the Unborn and for the future of humanity. Become inspired to renew or create your own tradition. Learn to find your destiny and meet your karma. Prepare for your own conscious crossing into the journey between death and rebirth by asking question like: Where did I come from? What did I come into this life to do? Who is with me on this journey?
Greetings Friends – I am filled with gratitude for all your support & good will around The All Souls webinar put out the Anthroposophical Society. Here is a link to the video recording https://zoom.us/…/2TH4VfAFaaXl75T9UgSHwxat-CKtdappGNmvyxdz1…
AND: Last night on Halloween I did a presentation at the Theosophical Society, called ‘The Descent of Inanna” with a different approach to the theme, centering on the origins, & a performance in eurythmy of the ancient Sumerian Myth. You can watch the video here.
Your questions were great. Please keep them coming! Are you creating an altar or is there a family tradition you’d like to share? Share a picture or note with us!
And share the blog at Reverse Ritual with your friends. https://reverseritual.com/blog/
Most importantly, thank you for preparing a space within yourself to honor this special time of year.
Join us for The Sacred Gateway: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying, and the Journey Beyond April 16-19, 2020 in Detroit, MI. Enjoy lively interactive workshops.Registration opens in January
With gratitude for your participation, Laura Scappaticci Program Director of the Anthroposophical Society of America
Dear Friends – Thank you for your interest. Everything I do is given freely, in service to Anthroposophia. I can offer evening lectures, full day or weekend workshops, on any topic that interests your community. I don’t charge a fee; just travel expenses. An exchange of energy in the form of a donation or honorarium can be sent to https://www.paypal.me/ReverseRitual. Thank you for your support.
Read my interview in Voyage Chicago
Dear friends – I am honored to share this new Podcast on “The Anthroposopher” from Laura Scappaticci, program director of the Anthroposophical Society, who asked me to speak on Michaelmas, called “Preserve the Light“.
Also from the ASA our first ever online holiday open mic! The mood was lovely and the sharings were a combination of light-heartedness, depth, warmth, and reflection. Thank you to all the wonderful folks who had the courage to share! We hope the rest of you will join us next time with something of your own, and we hope that you will bring a friend! Here is the video recording. / Here is the audio only recording.
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.”