New PDF release: Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen

By Matthew Fox

An creation to the lifestyles and paintings of Hildegard.

• finds the existence and teachings of 1 of the best girl artists and intellectuals of the Western Mystical culture.

• comprises 24 full-color illustrations by way of Hildegard of Bingen.

• comprises remark by means of Matthew Fox, writer of Original Blessing (250,000 sold).

Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) used to be a unprecedented girl residing within the Rhineland valley in the course of lots of the 12th century. in addition to being the abbess of a big and influential Benedictine abbey, she used to be a fashionable preacher, healer, scientist, and artist. She additionally was once a composer and theologian, writing 9 books on theology, medication, technological know-how, and body structure, in addition to 70 poems and an opera. on the age of forty two, she started to have visions; those have been captured as 36 illuminations--24 of that are recorded during this e-book together with her commentaries on them. She additionally wrote a textual content describing those visions entitled Scivias (Know the Ways), now released as Hildegard of Bingen's Mystical Visions.

Author Matthew Fox has said, "If Hildegard were a guy, she will be renowned as one of many maximum artists and intellectuals the realm has ever seen." it's a credits to the ability of the women's stream and our occasions that this towering genius of Western proposal is being rediscovered in her complete grandeur and autonomy.

Virtually unknown for greater than 800 years in Western historical past, Hildegard used to be featured as one of many girls in Judy Chicago's Dinner Party within the early Nineteen Eighties and released for the 1st time in English via undergo & corporation in 1982. as well as her mystical teachings, Hildegard's track has been played and recorded for a brand new and turning out to be audience.

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