I recently played the Von Bingham piece again and was delighted to find it had been uploaded on UTube. Von Bingham's vision and prayers reach across the ages to touch me again. I just felt like sharing it here.
|From "The Dinner Party" by Judy Chicago|
Illumination from the Liber Scivias
showing Hildegard receiving a vision
and dictating to her scribe and secretary
Hildegarde herself created a drawing, or illumination, in her manuscript Scivias (Know the Ways), circa 1140–50, of her defining vision, in which the great span of the universe revealed itself to her in a trance as “round and shadowy…pointed at the top, like an egg…its outermost layer of a bright fire.”**
** "The Dinner Party" by Judy Chicago, Brooklyn Museum of Art https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/eascfa/dinner_party/place_settings/hildegarde_of_bingen