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Bingen, Hildegard of - The valley of scorpions

Identifier

004504

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

If the communication is in words and sentences it is a bodied or disembodied soul.  If the communication is symbolic, or uses words as puns, or is simply a ‘thought’ without words – an impression conveyed, communication is with a Spirit being , Spirit helper or Intelligence.

A description of the experience

Hildegard of Bingen from The Vita

Thus at last I attained with the utmost fatigue to the summit of the mountain in which I had hidden before and turned downward to the valley into which I had to descend; and behold, there in my way were asps, scorpions, serpents and other like crawling things all hissing at me.  Terrified I uttered the loudest of shrieks, crying ‘O mother where are you?’  …. Where now is your help?’  And then I heard my mother’s voice saying unto me ‘O daughter, run!  For the most powerful giver whom no one can resist has given you wings to fly with'.  Therefore fly swiftly over all these obstacles.  And I, comforted with great consolation, took wing and passed swiftly over all those poisonous and deadly things

The source of the experience

Bingen, Hildegard of

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Hill
Mountain
Valley

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Extreme pain
Migraine

Commonsteps

References