Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen

Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438160

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 216

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An introduction to the life and work of Hildegard. • Reveals the life and teachings of one of the greatest female artists and intellectuals of the Western Mystical Tradition. • Contains 24 full-color illustrations by Hildegard of Bingen. • Includes commentary by Matthew Fox, author of Original Blessing (250,000 sold). Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was an extraordinary woman living in the Rhineland valley during most of the twelfth century. Besides being the abbess of a large and influential Benedictine abbey, she was a prominent preacher, healer, scientist, and artist. She also was a composer and theologian, writing nine books on theology, medicine, science, and physiology, as well as 70 poems and an opera. At the age of 42, she began to have visions; these were captured as 36 illuminations--24 of which are recorded in this book along with her commentaries on them. She also wrote a text describing these visions entitled Scivias (Know the Ways), now published as Hildegard of Bingen's Mystical Visions. Author Matthew Fox has stated, "If Hildegard had been a man, she would be well known as one of the greatest artists and intellectuals the world has ever seen." It is a credit to the power of the women's movement and our times that this towering genius of Western thought is being rediscovered in her full grandeur and autonomy. Virtually unknown for more than 800 years in Western history, Hildegard was featured as one of the women in Judy Chicago's Dinner Party in the early 1980s and published for the first time in English by Bear & Company in 1982. In addition to her mystical teachings, Hildegard's music has been performed and recorded for a new and growing audience.

Illuminations

A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen

Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547840578

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“Sharratt brings one of the most famous and enigmatic women of the Middle Ages to vibrant life in this tour de force, which will captivate the reader from the very first page.” —Sharon Kay Penman “One could not anticipate this majesty and drama . . . Illuminations is riveting, following von Bingen through . . . to emerge as one of the significant voices of the 12th century . . . Unforgettable.” —January Magazine One of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages, Hildegard von Bingen—Benedictine abbess, healer, composer, saint—experienced mystic visions from a very young age. Offered by her noble family to the Church at the age of eight, she lived for years in forced silence. But through the study of books and herbs, through music and the kinship of her sisters, Hildegard found her way from a life of submission to a calling that celebrated the divine glories all around us. In this brilliantly researched and insightful novel, Mary Sharratt offers a deeply moving portrait of a woman willing to risk everything for what she believed, a triumphant exploration of the life she might well have lived. “Gripping . . . Like Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, [Illuminations] is primarily about relationships forged under pressure.” —Publishers Weekly “Masterful.”—Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Hildegard of Bingen

Scivias

Author: Columba Hart,Jane Bishop

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809131303

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 545

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In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, and Islamic traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.

Meditations with Hildegard of Bingen

Author: Hildegard (von Bingen)

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780939680122

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 129

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Medieval mystic Hildegard of Bingen's timeless writing and divine inspirations invite us to celebrate life and delight in the goodness of creation. Here is an excellent introduction to her words.

Hildegard of Bingen's Spiritual Remedies

Author: Wighard Strehlow

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892819850

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 272

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Hildegard of Bingen recognized what the holistic health movement has only recently restored to our consciousness: that full health can only be experienced in a state of spiritual balance. Dr. Strehlow gives readers practical suggestions based on the integration of 35 spiritual forces of the human soul in order to "cure the soul within," which he synthesized from five of Hildegard's books on spiritual and psychological healing principles.

Hildegard von Bingen's Physica

The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing

Author: N.A

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1594777756

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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One of two major medical treatises by medieval healer Hildegard von Bingen, presented in its entirety for the first time in English during the 900th anniversary of her birth. • A seminal text in the development of Western herbal medicine • Presents nine categories of healing systems--Plants, Elements, Trees, Stones, Fish, Birds, Animals, Reptiles, and Metals--and elaborates on their medicinal use • Closely related to Eastern medical approaches that are gaining respect today Saint, mystic, healer, visionary, fighter, Hildegard von Bingen stands as one of the great figures in the history of women in me. At a time when few women could write and most were denied a formal education, Hildegard von Bingen became a legendary healer, visionary, musician, artist, poet, and saint. Her works include twenty-seven symphonic compositions; Scivias, a compilation of her visions; and her two major medical works, Causae et Curae, a medical compendium, and Physica, published here in English in its entirety for the first time. Physica has a strong affinity with the Eastern medical approaches gaining great respect today. The modern reader interested in natural healing will recognize the enormous truth in the theories of this 12th-century physician, which remind us that our cures for illness depend on our natural world and our place in it.

Hildegard of Bingen

A Visionary Life

Author: Sabina Flanagan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134666306

Category: History

Page: 244

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Drawing on contemporary sources, the text unfolds Hildegard's life from the time of her entrance into an anchoress's cell--where a woman would remain in pious isolation--to her death as a famed visionary and writer, abbess and confidante of popes and kings, more than seventy years later. Against this background the author explores Hildegard's vast creative work, encompassing theology, medicine, natural history, poetry, and music.

Hildegard of Bingen

Inspired Conscience of the Twelfth Century

Author: Régine Pernoud

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9781569247273

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

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Describes and interprets events in the life of the ninth-century Benedictine nun who was noted for her mystical visions as well as her talents as a musician and composer

Daughters of the Witching Hill

Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547488483

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Daughters of the Witching Hill brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching account of a family sustained by love as they try to survive the hysteria of a witch-hunt. Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. Drawing on the Catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. As she ages, she instructs her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft, as well as her best friend, who ultimately turns to dark magic. When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights. Sharratt interweaves well-researched historical details of the 1612 Pendle witch-hunt with a beautifully imagined story of strong women, family, and betrayal. Daughters of the Witching Hill is a powerful novel of intrigue and revelation. This e-book includes a sample chapter of Illuminations.

The wisdom of Hildegard of Bingen

Author: Hildegard,Fiona Bowie

Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

ISBN: 9780802838513

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 48

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Hildegard of Bingen was one of the most remarkable women of the Middle Ages, whose writings, pictures, and music are now enjoying a renaissance. This is an anthology of her work, including poems, visionary accounts, and paintings.

The Ways of the Lord

Author: Hildegard of Bingen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060750669

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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The HarperCollins Spiritual Classics series presents short, accessible introductions to the classic spiritual writers of the West. Abridged from Paulist Press’s distinguished Classics of Western Spirituality series, which boasts the best modern translations available, this new series seeks to find new readers for these dynamic spiritual voices--voices that have changed lives throughout the centuries and still do today. “I saw a great mountain the color of iron, and enthroned on it One of such great glory that it blinded my sight. On each side of him there extended a soft shadow, like a wing of wondrous breadth and length. Before him, at the foot of the mountain, stood an image full of eyes on all sides, in which, because of those eyes, I could discern no human form.”--Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) Hildegard of Bingen was widely consulted as an oracle and prophet and wrote prolifically on doctrinal matters, as well as on secular matters like medicine. Scivias, her major religious work, consists of twenty-six visions, which are first set down literally as she saw them, and are then explained exegetically. As a group the visions form a theological summa of Christian doctrine and are famous for their feminine and creative imagery of the divine. This volume is especially significant for feminist historians and theologians. It elucidates the life of medieval women, and is a striking example of a special form of Christian spirituality.

The Book of Divine Works

Author: St. Hildegard of Bingen

Publisher: Catholic University of America Press

ISBN: 0813231299

Category: Religion

Page: 567

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Completed in 1173, The Book of Divine Works (Liber Divinorum Operum) is the culmination of the Visionary’s Doctor’s theological project, offered here for the first time in a complete and scholarly English translation. The first part explores the intricate physical and spiritual relationships between the cosmos and the human person, with the famous image of the universal Man standing astride the cosmic spheres. The second part examines the rewards for virtue and the punishments for vice, mapped onto a geography of purgatory, hellmouth, and the road to the heavenly city. At the end of each Hildegard writes extensive commentaries on the Prologue to John’s Gospel (Part 1) and the first chapter of Genesis (Part 2)—the only premodern woman to have done so. Finally, the third part tells the history of salvation, imagined as the City of God standing next to the mountain of God’s foreknowledge, with Divine Love reigning over all.

Hildegard of Bingen

A Saint for Our Times - Unleashing Her Power in the 21st Century

Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Namaste Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781897238738

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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In May, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI formally declared 12th century Benedictine nun Hildegard of Bingen a canonized saint, with the canonization ceremony scheduled for October. He regards her as one of the great thinker who has helped shape the thought of the Catholic Church. Today there are many websites and Hildegard groups that celebrate and honor Hildegard's teachings, philosophy, art, and music. Author Matthew Fox writes in Hildegard of Bingen about this amazing woman and what we can learn from her. In an era when women were marginalized, Hildegard was an outspoken, controversial figure. Yet so visionary was her insight that she was sought out by kings, popes, abbots, and bishops for advice. A sixteenth century follower of Martin Luther called her “the first Protestant” because of her appeals to reform the church. As a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, healer, artist, feminist, and student of science, Hildegard was a pioneer in many fields in her day. For many centuries after her death Hildegard was ignored or even ridiculed but today is finally being recognized for her immense contribution to so many areas, including our understanding of our spiritual relationship to the earth—a contribution that touches on key issues faced by our planet in the 21st century, particularly with regard to the environment and ecology.

The Real Minerva

Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547346883

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Stunningly detailed, richly plotted, and emotionally engrossing, The Real Minerva is the story of three women forging their own paths in a Midwestern farming community. In 1923, as book-loving Penny enters adolescence, her mother, Barbara, pulls her out of school to send her to work. Destined to become a cleaning woman like her mother, Penny sees no escape from her bleak existence until a scandalous figure arrives in the town of Minerva, Minnesota: Cora, very pregnant, very headstrong, and very alone, has come to make a home on her grandfather's farm. Intrigued by this curious new resident, Penny sets out to work for Cora. Suspenseful and moving,The Real Minerva is a remarkable novel about the strength of women and the unexpected bonds that form between them. Mary Sharratt is the author of the much-acclaimed debut, Summit Avenue, and the forthcoming novel The Vanishing Point. A born-and-bred Minnesotan, Sharratt drew on her mother’s and grandmother’s stories of Minnesota farm life in the early twentieth century for The Real Minerva. She now lives in Lancashire, England. This e-book includes a sample chapter of ILLUMINATIONS.

The Vanishing Point

Author: Mary Sharratt

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547630352

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In the tradition of Philippa Gregory’s smart, transporting fiction comes this tale of dark suspense, love, and betrayal, featuring two star-crossed sisters, one lost and the other searching. Bright and inquisitive, Hannah Powers was raised by a father who treated her as if she were his son. While her beautiful and reckless sister, May, pushes the limits of propriety in their small English town, Hannah harbors her own secret: their father has given her an education forbidden to women. But Hannah’s secret serves her well when she journeys to colonial Maryland to reunite with May, who has been married off to a distant cousin after her sexual misadventures ruined her marriage prospects in England. As Hannah searches for May, who has disappeared, she finds herself falling in love with her brother-in-law. Alone in a wild, uncultivated land where the old rules no longer apply, Hannah is freed from the constraints of the society that judged both her and May as dangerous—too smart, too fearless, and too hungry for life. But Hannah is also plagued by doubt, as her quest for answers to May’s fate grows ever more disturbing and tangled. This e-book includes a sample chapter of ILLUMINATIONS.

Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works

With Letters and Songs

Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1591438187

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Hildegard of Bingen, a Rhineland mystic of the twelfth century, has been called an ideal model of the liberated woman. She was a poet and scientist, painter and musician, healer and abbess, playwright, prophet, preacher and social critic. The Book of Divine Works was written between 1170 and 1173, and this is its first appearance in English. The third volume of a trilogy which includes Scivias, published by Bear & Company in 1985, this visionary work is a signal resounding throughout the planet that a time of healing and balance is at hand. The Book of Divine Works is a cosmology which reunites religion, science, and art, and readers will discover an astonishing symbiosis with contemporary physics in these 800-year-old visions. The present volume also contains 51 letters written by Hildegard to significant political and religious figures of her day and translations of twelve of her songs.

Hildegard of Bingen's Medicine

Author: Dr. Wighard Strehlow,Gottfried Hertzka

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780939680443

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 161

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This ground-breaking contribution to medicine and healing contains translations of Hildegard text which reflect the high point of medieval, alchemical, and healing science. Commentary by the authors who have worked clinically with Hildegard's wisdom for over thirty years includes information on ways to treat nervous disorders, indigestion, heart problems, and cancer.

The World of Hildegard of Bingen

Her Life, Times, and Visions

Author: Heinrich Schipperges,John Cumming

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814625439

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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German scholar Heinrich Schipperges outlines the life of the 12th century abbess Hildegard of Bingen, considering her mind and thought from the basis of her understanding of wholeness. He sees her in the context of the political and ecclesiastical events of her time and expounds on her relevance for modern people today.

Hildegard of Bingen

Essential Writings and Chants of a Christian Mystic—Annotated & Explained

Author: N.A

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 159473514X

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A groundbreaking introduction to Hildegard's rich and varied writings, with a wide range of her works grouped by theme to provide a deeper understanding of this influential figure. With helpful commentary and insights on how to read medieval mystic texts.

A Spirituality Named Compassion

Uniting Mystical Awareness with Social Justice

Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892818020

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 285

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Popular and controversial author, Matthew Fox, establishes a spirituality for the future that promises personal, social, and global healing. Using his own experiences with the pain and lifestyle changes that resulted from an accident, Fox has written an uplifting book on the issues of ecological justice, the suffering of the Earth, and the rights of her nonhuman citizens.