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However, there are some hints towards a broader physiological practice. The structure of the text is erratic in nature.

Hildegardis Causae et curae

University of Pennsylvania Press, Books by Hildegard of Bingen. Thus the soul too sits in the heart as in a house and lets thoughts in and out through a door and looks at them as through windows. The Rupertsberg abbey hilsegardis situated atop a hill close to the local thoroughfare, an identifiable landmark from miles around and within eyesight of multiple surrounding towns.

That is to say, to Hildegard unbalanced humours and unhealthy habits such as overeating, immoral sexual acts, or alcoholism were the wound, and demonic influence but an infection of that wound. Rather, Hildegard argues, the body is important on its own merit in that it is the method by which humans restore balance to the world and to their own souls hildegarddis caring for and restoring balance to the physical form.

Heilwissen: Causae et Curae by Hildegard of Bingen

This could even have been to the extent that she put aside her larger work to begin writing down an issue of personal importance to her: Hildegard makes no personal judgements with regards to sexual women, and indeed offers several methods for treating both the absence of menstruation and the abundance of it, as well as ways for treating menstruation flow and pain.


It explores possible sources of information and inspiration, discussing the role healing played in the Church and the construct of Benedictine monasteries.

In the Greek tradition, there was some disagreement regarding what exactly was involved in the process of procreation, and the amount of importance placed on the male and female involved.

Beacon; Enfield; Airlift, Taylor and Francis, University of California Press, The Biographical Sources, Pennsylvania: That is, because Christ suffered, there was an impetus for him to ease the suffering of others.

She briefly departs from the subjects of cosmology and ineffability to give advice, clearly influenced by Galenic principles, on the nature of pregnancy and childbirth: Thus, where Causae et curae is the guidebook for maladies and how they impact the spirit, Physica is the manual as to how to treat the maladies themselves.

However, I ccausae examine how unconcerned Hildegard appears to be with this attachment to her public image — indeed, she appears more concerned with her own ill health.

Case studies used includes the more famous account of the madwoman Sigewiza, and the lesser known but still revealing letter exchange between Hildegard and hildegradis woman Sybil. Hildegard views the human body much as she views plants cueae as hipdegardis living, breathing organism, through which either ill or good could be achieved.

Specifically, I examine how Hildegard understood sin to be related to the physical body with regards to correlation and causation, and whether this was simply due to circumstance or biological imperative. In Chapter Two I examined how she interpreted, justified and categorised that education within Causae et curae, manipulating biblical narrative and contemporary theological debates to rationalise her fascination with the natural world and the human body.


And yet Hildegard renounced these rules with little to no consequence, even preaching to the community within the illustrious 79 LDO, Epilogue: Her frequent imagery of the natural world and its plants, fruits and earth also reflect the nature of her upbringing in the convent, like tending the small garden and attending to the poultices and potions of the convent infirmary.

Heilwissen: Causae et Curae

Thus, those with the ability to heal had the imperative to do so, to restore spiritual viriditas to humankind and subsequently, to the world in its entirety. This is similar to the way the elements perfuse the world and affect it.

Often the soul appeared as a small humanoid figure 6 CC, 1: The presence of miraculous healing in saintly vitae is not unusual, indeed it is even expected.

Even within earlier Greek theory, when Hippocrates was loudly decrying the involvement of supernatural forces in epileptics, these fits were seen to involve such a force as cauaae completely drive the soul out of the body. Hildegard of Bingen -also known as Saint Hildegard and Sibyl of the Rhine, was a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, German Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. This was not restricted to religious communities. Presses Universitaires de Vincennes: Nam puritas sanguinis eius in alium modum versa est, ita quod pro puritate spumam seminis eicit.