Category : Spirituality

31 Aug 2016

Nature view of Ecological Prophets John Muir and Saint Hildegard of Bingen

To honor the U.S. National Parks 100th Anniversary in August 2016, I am proud to release the following clip from my new work in progress documentary, The Unruly Mystic: John Muir. In this clip, we hear from Stephen Hatch, author of The Contemplative John Muir, who shares some insight of the nature view of the Ecological Prophets John Muir and Saint Hildegard of Bingen around the trans-formative power of waterfalls. You just watched a clip from The Unruly Mystic: John […]

17 Sep 2015

September 17th is the feast day of St. Hildegard of Bingen.

Feast Day September 17th is a special day on the Catholic Church calendar as it is the feast day of a Doctor of the Church: St. Hildegard of Bingen. Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) is the newest Doctor of the Church, being named a Doctor in October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI. She was a remarkable woman, a “first” in many fields. At a time when few women wrote, Hildegard, known as “Sybil of the Rhine”, produced major works of theology […]

29 Jun 2015

The Unruly Mystic and Unruly Me: Nicole Barchilon Frank

[amazon asin=B012CFELH8&template=add to cart]The following is taken from a review of The Unruly Mystic, by my longtime friend, Nicole Barchilon Frank, who was about to embark on her own 10 month spiritual sabbatical in Ireland when I saw her in Boulder, Colorado. A few days ago I watched my friend Michael Conti’s film, The Unruly Mystic. The film is about his spiritual journey and his exploration of the life of Saint Hildegard of Bingen. I first learned about Hildegard from my botanist friend […]