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Hildegard and Medieval Music: A Conversation with Benjamin Bagby

Benjamin Bagby is the Director of Sequentia, one of the world’s most respected and innovative ensembles for medieval music. He was gracious enough to share a few moments with us to discuss his work, his inspiration, and his thoughts on the significance of medieval music as well as our namesake, Hildegard von Bingen. About Benjamin…

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Slow Medicine: The Way to Healing

In Slow Medicine, Dr. Sweet writes with the same familiar voice we discovered in her first book, God’s Hotel. She continues her mission of artfully reintroducing antiquated ways of healing, based on her 40 years of medicine.

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Hildegard Movie Review: The Unruly Mystic

The Unruly Mystic, a movie by Michael Conti, reflects the rich tapestry of Hildegard of Bingen’s work in the faces and stories of people from all walks of life as they share their inspiration and wisdom drawn from Hildegard.

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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.

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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'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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Interview with Dr. Victoria Sweet

Chasing-down the ideas and prescriptions of a 900 year-old German nun and transforming them into relatable and actionable content is no easy task. So the discovery of Dr. Victoria Sweet was serendipitous on many levels. “Hildegard lets us tap into what we know is true; good and evil, virtue and vices.” – Dr. Victoria Sweet…

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God´s Hotel, a book review

As we grow the Healthy Hildegard community, we intersect with others drawn to Hildegard. Each one offers a unique perspective on how Hildegard of Bingens’s life and body of work through writings moved and inspired their lives. Hildegard led us to God’s Hotel and Dr. Victoria Sweet, and for that we are grateful. (Since publishing this post,…

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Virtue and Hildegard Ordo Virtutum

This winter (February 2017), Plan-B Theater Company of Salt Lake City, Utah will produce the play Virtue, a modern extension of Hildegard Ordo Virtutum, written by playwright Tim Slover, PhD. We were lucky enough to spend some time talking with Tim, and the Artistic Director of Plan-B, Jerry Rapier, who will direct the production. We thought we’d…

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