Since 2014, we’ve been working on gathering information about Hildegard von Bingen and her remarkable life. Our initial motivation came from a genuine interest in Hildegard’s midlife awakening. Most of all, the notion that a purpose-driven life can begin at 40 and if we listen to our inner voice and spirit, we will find our purpose. Hildegard became the first intelectual to establish the connection between spirituality, medicine, and self reflection. Over the years we’ve discovered that Saint Hildegard offers not just inspiration but also much more.
Hildegard has long been recognized as a meaningful religious and historical figure. But it wasn’t until 2012 that her contributions to spirituality and medicine resulted in her canonization as a Saint and doctor of the Church. Guided by her vivid vision, enlightened purpose, and holistic approach to living, we seek to awaken the visionary, mystic, teacher, and healer in ourselves. And in doing so, we invite you to join us, to do the same. If you are interested in learning more about Hildegard von Bingen herbal remedies, writings, and philosophies, we urge you to visit our article archive. Hildegard von Bingen is an incredible model of how inner awakening can influence and affect the world around you. Because of her profound ability to influence others with her knowledge and spirituality, we, here at Healthy Hildegard, have sought to create a community of like-minded individuals.
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Benjamin Bagby is the Director of Sequentia, one of the world’s most respected and innovative ensembles for medieval music. He was gracious enough to share a few moments with us to discuss his work, his inspiration, and his thoughts on the significance of medieval music as well as our namesake, Hildegard von Bingen. About Benjamin…
Our initial motivation in learning about Hildegard came from a genuine interest in Hildegard’s midlife awakening. Over the years we’ve come to discover that Saint Hildegard offers so much more.
Hildegard of Bingen is widely recognized, in part for her natural remedies, and her significant contributions to holistic health and wellness. Many people familiar with her work consider her to be the founder of alternative medicine. In Germany, Hildegard of Bingen Medicine has been an essential aspect of the popular rebirth of traditional German medicine, where…
Hildegard’s natural healing techniques were rooted in the first principles of scripture. Everything flowed from the belief that man is a unique spiritual and physical being bound by both natural laws and a higher spiritual existence.
Viriditas Prayer by Nancy Fierro, a noted pianist, recording artist educator and specialist in the life and work of Hildegard of Bingen.
Hildegard of Bingen remains Germany’s greatest mystic and God’s companion. She was artist and scientist, mystic and doctor, poet and political critic. A biography about a person widely researched with differing interpretations.
What some now call creation spirituality, deep salvation, or the holistic Gospel was voiced long ago by the Desert Fathers and Mothers, some Eastern Fathers, in the spirituality of the ancient Celts, by many of the Rhineland mystics, and surely by Francis of Assisi. Many women mystics were not even noticed.
Hildegard of Bingen’s Ordo Virtutum has experienced a renaissance in recent years. Several modern adaptations have appeared, one which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. In 2017, the San Francisco Renaissance Voices along with Diana Rowan and Deepak Ram expertly performed a Contemporary Ordo Virtutum.
Hildegard of Bingen wrote Physica during the period 1150 to 1158. For those of us interested in Hildegard of Bingen medicine, or German holistic health and wellness in general, Physica and Causae et Curae are valuable primary resources.
Traditional German Herbal Medicine is a practice and research area that incorporates the various disciplines and practices of natural medicine that have developed over time. Discover the principles of German holistic health and wellness.
This English text and translation of the play Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard of Bingen is based on a translation by Peter Dronke.
Germany’s oldest tradition, Klosterheilkunde continues to surprise modern scientists. The positive momentum in natural heath and wellness include the following tenets of Traditional German Medicine.