“I heard a voice speaking to me: ‘The young woman whom you see is Love… It was love which was the source of this creation in the beginning when God said: ‘Let it be! And it was. As though in the blinking of an eye, the whole creation was formed through love. The young woman is radiant in such a clear, lightning-like brilliance of countenance that you can’t fully look at her… She holds the sun and moon in her right hand and embraces them tenderly… The whole of creation calls this maiden ‘Lady.’ For it was from her that all of creation proceeded, since Love was the first. She made everything.”
Described by contemporary creation spirituality theologian Matthew Fox as “herald of the divine feminine, green prophet, church reformer” who “represents the big link between Christian spirituality and pre-patriarchial spiritualities,” Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was abbess, artist, composer, counsellor, healer, herbalist, poet, preacher, theologian and visionary.
Join us to experience some of the many ways the grandmother of the Rhineland mystical movement speaks to us today.
Our explorations will run over 5 sessions, but each session will be stand-alone so you are welcome to attend just as many as you can.
Week 3 – Tuesday 29 January Water: Hildegard, herald of the divine feminine Exploring her archetypes of the divine feminine