Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hildegard von Bingen

   As an International Women's Day Post, I point to the life of one of history's overlooked women, Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179 A.D.). My nephew, Kevin Davis, posted about her on Facebook, bringing my attention to me.
   Hildegard might have been the first to suggest that spirit and body are the separate elements of a human. She was one of one of the greatest composers of her time. She was visionary, and her visions suggest the equality of women.
   I do not say I agree or disagree with all of her teachings. I don't know much about her. But, what I did learn tonight leads me to believe she stands as one of the great people of history.

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