Haizen was ordained in 1984 by Roselyn Bruyere and the Healing Light Center Church Seminary with the Degree of Bachelor of Natural Theology in Sacred Healing, and a Certificate of Ordination as a Minister of Healing.
As a Western astrologer, Haizen was Certified in the Professional Level of Natal Astrology by Jeannette Y. Glenn, who wrote for American Astrology and Horoscope Magazine for many years. Jeannette was also known for her WSA Research Group that did pioneering research on AIDS during the 1980s—a great friend and respected teacher. Haizen has also been on the faculty of the American Federation of Astrologers in New Orleans and Chicago.
After practicing Western astrology professionally for over 25 years, Haizen now focuses exclusively on the principles of Jyotish/Vedic astrology and owes a great depth of gratitude to such teachers as Dennis Harness (head of ACVA in Sedona, classes and writings) James Braha (books, classes and writings), Hart deFouw (writings), David Frawley (ACVA classes and writings), William Levacy (ACVA classes and writings), Linda Jensen (writings), Roeland de Looff (writings, nakshatra studies), Camilia Sutton (ACVA classes and writings), Nalini (ACVA classes and writings), James Kelleher (ACVA classes and writings), David Hawthorne (writings), Dr. V.K. Choudhry of Gurgaon, India (writings).
Haizen has been writing his monthly Cosmic Palette Newsletter for the past three years. His other interests include the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Byron Katie, Krishnamurti, and others listed under Teachers of Truth.