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Avant Hildegard

A mere clock tick before the new millennium, 1998 marked the 900th birthday of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th-century abbess, mystic, healer, writer, artist, and composer. During the last few years, the musical and literary works of this prolific medieval Renaissance woman have become extremely popular, and feminists and New Age spirituality seekers have set her up as an icon. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that modern-day artists would be eager to bring this remarkable woman's works to

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