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Among Hildegard of Bingen writings, her first work “Liber Scivias Domini” (Know the Ways) was the result of a ten-year effort (1141 to 1151). Scivias was produced with Hildegard’s lifelong friend and “co-worker of God”, Volmar, and presents a total of 26 visions. Through them Hildegard tells the complete story of God and man.
Hildegard’s last great work was “Liber divinorum operum” (Book of Divine Works), written from 1163 to 1170. The 10 visions in the work address the birth and existence of the cosmos and consider nature in the light of faith.

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Viriditas Prayer

Viriditas Prayer by Nancy Fierro, a noted pianist, recording artist educator and specialist in the life and work of Hildegard of Bingen.

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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.

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Ordo Virtutum Text Translation

This English text and translation of the play Ordo Virtutum by Hildegard of Bingen is based on a translation by Peter Dronke.

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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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