Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179) was a remarkable woman, a "first" in many fields. At a time when few women wrote, Hildegard, known as "Sybil of the Rhine", produced major works of theology and visionary writings. When few women were accorded respect, she was consulted by and advised bishops, popes, and kings. She used the curative powers of natural objects for healing, and wrote treatises about natural history and medicinal uses of plants, animals, trees and stones. ¹
"Dare to declare who you are. It is not far from the shores of silence to the boundaries of speech. The path is not long, but the way is deep. You must not only walk there, you must be prepared to leap." - Hildegard Von Bingen
¹The Life and Works of Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179)." Internet History Sourcebooks Project. Accessed March 20, 2016. http://legacy.fordham.edu/halsall/med/hildegarde.asp.