Many biographies of Hildegard of Bingen read like lists of accomplishments, focusing on her many contributions to humanity and spirituality. Given her far-reaching impact and long-lasting legacy, we face a challenge in writing succinctly about a person widely researched with differing interpretations.
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 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 was a visionary, theologian, writer, composer, artist, healer, reformer, medical practitioner, prophet, and poet. We are compelled to describe her through her many contributions to humanity.
We first discovered Teri Degler while trying to broadly understand the kundalini awakening process, and more simply, our own motivations to explore creative spirit. As it turns out, Teri has devoted much of her life to writing, teaching, and coaching people to embrace their creativity. In her book, The Fiery Muse: Creativity and the Spiritual Quest, Teri explores the…