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The Secret World Of Hildegard Hardcover – Bargain Price, September 1, 2007
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It wasn't long after this she was sent away to a monastery. It had beautiful gardens, but her stone room was barren and unwelcoming, yet there was someone there who would help her. Jutta, a nun, taught her to read and do many things. Much later on when Hildegard grew up, she was elected "Mistress," as she was so beloved in the monastery. Eventually she dictated her visions, which she claimed came from God. She wrote music, wrote about medicine, entire languages and more. Eventually she presented a book to the Pope. She was modest and said simply, "I am just a feather on the breath of God."
This is a marvelous story, told with poetic simplicity. Hildegard von Bingen was what people called today a "mystic visionary," or prophet. The art work is beautiful . . . acrylic and pen on Arches watercolor paper. There are a brief biography and bibliography in the back of the book. Hildegard was a multi talented woman that many young people would want to acquaint themselves within the pages of this book!
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This is a great book to use in the music classroom. My students love learning about people in history that made beautiful music!Published 20 months ago by Elizabeth Brewster
I would reccommend this for a gift to a young person who appreciates current fantasies of a simliar age. Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by Tom Conlon