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Boulder Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality

The Fox Institute for Creation Spirituality is based on the teachings developed by Matthew Fox, a storied theologian often credited for having reintroduced Hildegard of Bingen’s thinking to a modern western audience.

health benefits of Oats

Health Benefits of Oats

The history of oats for health benefits goes back to antiquity, as far as the first century in Greek and Roman medical literature. In this post we explore the many health benefits of oats in detail.

Jeanne Marie Spicuzza

A Discussion with Jeanne Marie Spicuzza

Jeanne Marie Spicuzza first found Hildegard of Bingen through Hildegard’s music. While working at a classical music store, Jeanne’s boss handed her a CD of Hildegard’s. From the first song, “Oh How Wonderous” (“O quam mirabilis est”), Jeanne was completely taken by the ethereal sound, she was in awe.

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Stinging Nettle Health Benefits

Stinging nettle health benefits go beyond prostate disorders and skin diseases; from rheumatism to anemia – Stinging nettle is a virtual panacea.

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Stinging Nettle Recipes

Almost everyone has had some encounter with stinging nettle, usually in the form of painful contact with its leaves. In spite of its unfriendly nature and its perception as a hostile weed, nettle serves as a worthwhile medicinal plant with a long tradition in monastic medicine. Hildegard von Bingen had the following to say about the…

Kim Langley

Conversation with Kim Langley

We recently had the pleasure of a conversation with Kim Langley about her signed book contact for a study group resource on Hildegard of Bingen.

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3 Natural Cold Remedies

By any measure, Saint Hildegard of Bingen left an indelible mark on the history of the middle ages. Much of her life’s creative, theological, and philosophical work was groundbreaking for the epoch. Yet she also was a steadfast practitioner of healing and medieval medical treatments. It was her unique union of creativity, theology, and scientific…

San Francisco Ordo Virtutum

San Francisco Ordo Virtutum

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.


Physica – Nature's Healing Power

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 Medicine

Traditional German Herbal Medicine

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.

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Food as Medicine: Heal with Food

The principal of food as the foundation of healing is not unique, and the idea of food as medicine is ancient. Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, said “let food be thy medicine, and medicine be they food.”

18 bitter healing plants

18 Bitter Healing Plants and Herbs

These healing plants contain bitter substances that are an important part of their overall healing composition. Bitter substances work to stimulate the liver’s metabolic function to restore your body’s powerful detoxifying organ.