This cassette presents a stirring and rounded portrait of this multi-talented twelfth century Christian mystic. Here was a woman whose life as a Benedictine nun was turned around at age 45 when she had a stream of visions from God. Hildegard of Bingen established her own monastery where she was free to creatively explore theology, medicine, music, and drama.

Dr. Fierro believes that this mystic's extraordinary life speaks to women yearning to express themselves creatively, to late bloomers who believe they have something to offer the world, and to freelance mystics who believe in the bounty of Lady Wisdom and the beauty of the natural world.