Segments in this Video

Intellectual Prowess (02:59)


Pope Benedict named Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church in 2012. As a theologian, she understood life through her visions and scripture but also pursued science.

Natural Medicine and Traditional Healing (03:46)

Wighard Strehlow discusses how he came to study Hildegard's remedies after a career in the pharmaceutical industry. He believes companies are mistaken in focusing solely on synthetic drugs. Hildegard's use of herbs and stones parallels the indigenous curandero tradition.

Hildegard Garden (06:15)

Strehlow grows remedies to treat patients at the Hildegard Center in Allensbach, Germany. He uses quince for rheumatism, chestnuts for brain function, galangal for stopping a heart attack, fennel for digestion and detoxification, and duckweed for immunity and cancer prevention.

Food as Medicine (03:41)

Gabriella Nyuli found migraine relief through Hildegard's protocol. Strehlow discusses the healing properties of spelt and compares her tradition to those of Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. Dr. Gottfried Hertzka translates her book, 800 years after her death.

Hildegard as a Healer (02:11)

The 12th century nun helped people to awaken their healing energy. Hear how atoms in crystal structures affect the body. Filmmaker Michael C. Conti urges viewers to follow their own path of divine creativity and spirituality.

Credits: Natural Medicine Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard (02:19)

Credits: Natural Medicine Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

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Natural Medicine Program - The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard

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This program probes why abbess, artist, composer, healer, and visionary Saint Hildegard von Bingen is considered to be the patron saint of creativity and discusses her continued impact today on natural medicine and herbs. It explores how this 12th-century abbess became famous as a Christian mystic and visionary, as well as a musical composer and writer, whose natural medicine is still practiced in Europe today.

Length: 22 minutes

Item#: BVL182094

ISBN: 978-1-64481-786-5

Copyright date: ©2014

Closed Captioned

Reviews & Awards

I was stuck by the depth of the spiritual connection present in the film. With the first images the energy touched me so deeply that tears came to my eyes. The film was very informational.and clearly presented her life and the impact she still has in many people’s lives. Beyond this the depth of the Spirit present throughout the presentation was remarkably transformational. - Bertrand Babinet PhD. LAc, Author of “Empowering the Heart”

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