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  • Published: 23 August 1996
  • ISBN: 9781570621642
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $32.99

Secrets Of God



Visionary, mystic, poet, musician, naturalist, healer, theologian-the Rhineland nun Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) was a Renaissance woman long before there was a Renaissance. This is the first book in English to offer a representative selection of writings from all of her amazing range of work. Hildegard wrote many volumes on subjects from mystical vision to sexuality, from theology to natural medicine-in letters, treatises, poetry, and songs-all in an age when few women wrote more than an occasional letter. She was a woman of extraordinary influence whose work not only surpassed that of her male contemporaries in its range, but also outshone them in visionary beauty and intellectual power. This collection includes a brief biography of Hildegard, and selections from the following works:    ?  Scivias (literally, "know the ways"), the record of Hildegard's visions and her commentary on them    ?  The Book of Life's Merits, visionary work    ?  The Book of Divine Works, a work of cosmology and anthropology    ?  Natural History, a record of plants, animals, and minerals, translated here into English for the first time    ?  Causes and Cures, a compendium of her writing on natural medicine    ?  Symphonia, her songs and poetry    ?  Biographical works    ?  Selected letters

  • Published: 23 August 1996
  • ISBN: 9781570621642
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 200
  • RRP: $32.99

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