It might have taken nearly 1000 years, but against all adversity
this woman claims her place in history.
A Poetic Journey with Hildegard of Bingen .
Marvel at her tenacity and fragility.
Feel you are present with this amazing woman’s story.
‘What an oeuvre! What a superb and elaborate work.’
‘Hildegard’s life sings and dances across the pages
of this engaging harmony of her works . . .’
‘The reader feels put into the landscape and ambience
of Hildegard’s medieval cloistered world’
Learn how this famous composer and musician was silenced.
How her Abbey was forbidden to play music or sing for nearly a year.
Experience her oneness with the earth and its importance to our wellbeing
‘The earth is our mother’ she would say,
she is mother of all for in her is the seed of all’
Engage with her study of plants for health and her holistic healing. Hear her say to you:
‘Feast your eyes on the green ,a thousands shades of green, a healing colour,
let it heal you with its greening power, rooted in the sun.
Encounter the joy and pain of the deep friendships in her life.
Capture the beauty of the Rhine Valley in all its seasons, where Hildegard lived out her 82 years.
Endure the hard times where she, as a woman of the 12th century, hits the brick walls of patriarchy, ignorance, hardship and struggles to be heard.
If you already thought you knew Hildegard you will be all the more there as she creates her life journey.
“It is a book to slow us down, inviting us to ponder and calls us to follow Hildegard towards a growing greenness in our lives”
If you do not know Hildegard you are in for a treat.
Can be ordered through all good book stores or from the publisher
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Colleen Keating / Hildegard of Bingen: A poetic journey