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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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Balance Discretio with Discretion

The ancient principle of discretio has deep spiritual roots but is also timeless in its value as an actionable practice for modern living. Finding the right measure in all things poses a unique challenge to our modern harried lifestyles.

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Contemporary Ordo Virtutum

A Contemporary Ordo Virtutum

This contemporary take on Ordo Virtutum, performed alongside Diana Rowan and the San Francisco Renaissance Voices, takes an interesting twist as it incorporates the sounds of traditional North Indian (Hindustani) classical music for which Deepak is famous.

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Hildegard of Bingen Writings

The body of work surrounding Hildegard of Bingen writings is expansive and diverse. She was equal parts nun and scientist, theologian and philosopher, musician and poet, and naturalist and doctor. In hindsight, many of Hildegard’s views are ground breaking. Her work helped usher in many new and creative ways of thinking but her greatest contribution just may have…

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joy of giving

Hildegard’s Joy of Giving

What is the secret to happiness? This is a timeless question that continues to escape the confines of a simple answer. But what if the secret is actually not a secret? What if the secret is not one thing, but instead many potential things within our grasp every single day? While philosophers and deep thinkers…

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Klosterheilkunde

Science Examines Klosterheilkunde

One of the foremost experts in klosterheilkunde and Traditional German Medicine, Dr. Bernard Uehleke tests the validity of Hildegard’s medicinal claims.

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Ancient Nutritional Treatment

Hildegard of Bingen’s Viriditas, or “life force”, lies at the heart of her nutritional treatment therapy. Food provides each organism with fundamental energy and healing power. Proper nutrition can prevent the need for pills later on.

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Dr. Barbara Stuehlmeyer: Music by Hildegard of Bingen

Dr. Stuehlmeyer was gracious enough to help us refine our posts on music of Hildegard of Bingen. Dr. Barbara Stuehlmeyer is a Hildegard scholar, German musicologist, church musician, writer and contributing editor.  In the process, we came to know and appreciate her deep expertise in Hildegard of Bingen and Hildegard music in particular. Music of Hildegard of Bingen…

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Viriditas through Mindfulness

With spring officially upon us, it is a fitting time to practice new ways to grow. Hildegard von Bingen believed the turning of the spring season to be a particularly good time for a fast or cleanse. Like most self-directed regimens, the benefits of periodic fasting and cleansing are greatly enhanced by our level of…

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Hildegard of Bingen was Transformational

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.

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Hildegard’s Bodily Juices

Hildegard’s work in Causae et Curae, on the origin and treatment of diseases, offers a fascinating glimpse into Hildegard’s world view, and the theological underpinnings of her thinking around natural healing, naturopathy, and bodily juices. Even today, Hildegard’s descriptions provide a thought-provoking look at the causes of certain maladies and diseases. The Rule of Fours…

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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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