About Hildegard

Learn more about Hildegard of Bingen and German holistic health and wellness.

Hildegard's Appetite for Virtue

Last Thursday, I was delighted to spend the evening in Salt Lake City’s Plan B Theatre to watch Tim Slover’s critically acclaimed play based on Hildegard of Bingen’s Virtue.  Simply stated, I loved it!  The acting was tremendous, the writing sublime, and the set held everything together with elegance. Appetite for Virtue The play kicks-off during…

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causa et curae

Causae et Curae

In 1151, Hildegard completed her first visionary work, Scivias (“Know the Ways”). Around the same time, she started work on her practical guides to nature and healing, originally called “Liber subtilitatum diversarum naturarum creaturarum” (the “Book of the Subtleties of the Diverse Nature of Creatures”). This tome was later broken into two volumes now known…

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scivias

Scivias Summary and Images

Scivias, an illustrated tome, was Hildegard of Bingen’s first, and perhaps the most famous of her writings. Scivias, (“Know the Ways”) describes 26 of Hildegard’s most vivid visions. The book deals with the interconnectivity of man in the universe; the concept that man represents a microcosm of the cosmic macrocosm, in other words, the belief that…

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hildegard music

Hildegard Music

Hildegard von Bingen remains unique in the history of music. There is no comparably large work of any composer in the twelfth century or before equal to Hildegard’s musical compositions.

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Hildegard of Bingen Quotes

Hildegard of Bingen Quotes

These famous Hildegard of Bingen quotes illustrate the broad spectrum of her contribution to humanity. Her creative power resonates from these Hildegard of Bingen quotes: “Humanity, take a good look at yourself. Inside, you’ve got heaven and earth, and all of creation. You’re a world—everything is hidden in you.” -Hildegard of Bingen “Trust shows the way.“ – Hildegard of Bingen “A…

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Ordo Virtutum

Hildegard’s Ordo Virtutum

Ordo Virtutum tells the story of the challenges of the Human Soul (Anime) as she is guided by the Virtues, led by their queen, Humility, to obtain wholeness of the spirit.

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Holistic Healing

Holistic Healing: Six Steps to Holistic Health

Your health and wellness is about much more than just the condition of your body. Take your health into your own hands with a holistic approach to your life. We will show you the wisdom behind holistic healing, why we need it, and how to incorporate holistic healing into our daily lives. What is Holistic…

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kundalini awakening process

Hildegard’s Kundalini Awakening Process

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…

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Monastic Medicine

Monastic Medicine

Remove financial motivation in medicine, and you’re left with something closer to altruism. Monastic medicine, developed by monks and nuns, was borne from the motivation to help people, not to create repeat business.

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What is Hildegards creative power

What is Hildegard’s Creative Power?

“We cannot live in a world that is not our own, in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening, to use our own voice, to see our own light.” – Elaine Bellezza, on Hildegard Hildegard’s Creative…

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Hildegard of Bingen Viriditas

What is Hildegard’s Viriditas?

“O most honored Greening Force, You who roots in the Sun; You who lights up, in shining serenity, within a wheel that earthly excellence fails to comprehend. You are enfolded in the weaving of divine mysteries. You redden like the dawn and you burn: flame of the Sun.” –  Hildegard von Bingen, Causae et Curae Viriditas:…

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Hildegarden Medieval Garden

Hildegard’s Medieval Garden

Hildegard of Bingen believed that our food was the best medicine to prevent illness and maintain overall health. In her work, Physica, she dedicated a section on plants and grains she believed to possess healthy properties and healing powers. Though she would study 230 plants in Physica, there were a handful of plants she believed to…

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