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Hildegard's Healing Plants: From Her Medieval Classic Physica

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Medieval saint, mystic, healer, and visionary-Hildegard von Bingen has made a comeback. She is now popular in natural healing circles, in medieval and women's studies, and among those interested in investing the everyday with the spiritual.

Hildegard's Healing Plants is a gift version and new translation of the 'Plant' section of Physica, Hildegard's classic work on health
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Paperback, 1st edition, 210 pages
Published May 11th 2002 by Beacon Press (first published May 17th 2001)
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An interesting look at the understanding of herbal healing from the middle ages. However, don't expect to learn about remedies.
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I find myself facinated with Hildegard von Bingen and her amazing story. This little book is an excellent illustration of how ahead of her time she was.
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Hildegard of Bingen (1098 - 1179), also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, German Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Elected a magistra by her fellow nuns in 1136, she founded the monasteries of Rupertsberg in 1150 and Eibingen in 1165. One of her works as a composer, the Ordo Virtutum, is an early example of liturgical ...more
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