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(Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen.pdf) An introduction to the life and work of Hildegard br br Reveals the life and teachings of one of the greatest female artists and intellectuals of the Western Mystical Tradition br br Contains full color illustrations by Hildegard of Bingen br br Includes commentary by Matthew Fox author of i Original Blessing i sold br br Hildegard of Bingen was an extraordinary woman living in the Rhineland valley during most of the twelfth century Besides being the abbess of a large and influential Benedictine abbey she was a prominent preacher healer scientist and artist She also was a composer and theologian writing nine books on theology medicine science and physiology as well as poems and an opera At the age of she began to have visions these were captured as illuminations of which are recorded in this book along with her commentaries on them She also wrote a text describing these visions entitled i Scivias i Know the Ways now published as i Hildegard of Bingen s Mystical Visions i br br Author Matthew Fox has stated If Hildegard had been a man she would be well known as one of the greatest artists and intellectuals the world has ever seen It is a credit to the power of the women s movement and our times that this towering genius of Western thought is being rediscovered in her full grandeur and autonomy br br Virtually unknown for more than years in Western history Hildegard was featured as one of the women in Judy Chicago s i Dinner Party i in the early s and published for the first time in English by Bear amp Company in In addition to her mystical teachings Hildegard s music has been performed and recorded for a new and growing audienceDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen books for multiple devices.