"The only truth is music." - Jack Kerouac

Hildegard von Bingen

No other woman in the Middle Ages has been so influential and versatile as Hildegard von Bingen, who was an abbess at the monastery of Bingen in Germany. In a patriarchal men-driven society, it is quite exceptional that popes, emperors, kings, bishops and abbots asked Hildegard for advice, for which she didn't mince her words. Hildegard was a theologian, medical doctor, prophetess, poet and composer. Her books Physica and Cause Et Cure are about natural medicine, her book Ordo Virtutum is a mystery play. In Scivias, she dscribers het visions and Symphonia Armonie Celestium Revelationum is a collection of Hildegard's music and poetry.

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