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Open Minds: Rhineland Mystics Part 1: Hildegard von Bingen with Matthew Fox (September 2015)
Matthew Fox unveils the light that Hildegard von Bingen brought to the world through her visions and teachings. He explains that Germany, in the middle ages, was prime for spiritual growth and advancements. While many men went off to wage war in the Crusades, one woman became a beacon of light which emanated from a modest monastary tucked away in the Rhineland. Hildegard von Bingen brought forward the light of her divine visions and heralded a new movement of Christian mysticism that persisted for centuries. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast September 24, 2015.
Matthew Fox is an internationally acclaimed spiritual theologian, an Episcopal priest, and an activist who was a member of the Dominican Order for 34 years. He works to renew the ancient mystical tradition of Creation Spirituality and to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition which has included revivifying awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Thomas Aquinas and the Cosmic Christ tradition, as well as interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics.