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Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen

Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen - Kindle edition by Mary Sharratt. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @

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St. Hildegard was a most remarkable woman. The German mystic was a poet, composer, writer, prophet, physician, & moralist. She fearlessly rebuked popes and bishops, princes and lay people. Her greatest work was on 26 visions dealing with God and man, creation, redemption and the Church. She composed a sacred cantata and wrote 50 allegorical homilies. She wrote a book on natural history, and another on medicine. Some of her ideas on blood circulation and mental illness were far ahead of her…

https://flic.kr/p/qoPUKZ | Hildegard of Bingen - First vision of the Trinity | Hildegard von Bingen - Ildegarda di Bingen – Liber Divinorum Operum – Biblioteca Governativa di Lucca Codex Latinus 1942 fol-1v - Trinity Interpretation: <a href="http://www.academia.edu/3597758/Hildegard_of_Bingen_Book_of_Divine_Works_Part_I_Vision_1" rel="nofollow">www.academia.edu/3597758/Hildegard_of_Bingen_Book_of_Divi...</a>

Hildegard von Bingen's Physica: The Complete English Translation of Her Classic Work on Health and Healing: Hildegard of Bingen 12 century

Cultivating the Cosmic Tree - Plate 7, Illuminations of Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179), "German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath"

Hildegard von Bingen was a medieval abbess who wrote and practiced extensively in the the field of health and healing. A key metaphor for health in her work was the concept of Viriditas (from the Latin for greenness). Viriditas captures the vibrancy, aliveness, lushness, richness and abundance of life and the natural world. This is evident in the pages, such as this one, from her work.

"THE CYCLE OF THE SEASONS" Hildegard of Bingen's illumination from the "Liber Divinorum Operum". Ms. 1942 - Lucca, Biblioteca Statale.