The Spirit of Saint Hildegard

"This book, by its style and its images and its easy-to-read content, contributes significantly to access this great saint, renaissance woman, and newly declared doctor of the church, Hildegard of Bingen.  May her visions of a more gender balanced culture and religion, one that operates from a place of viriditas (greening power) and authentic mystical and ecological activism, spread far and wide!"
— Matthew Fox, author of Hildegard of Bingen, a Saint for Our Times, Hildegard of Bingen's Book of Divine Works with Letters and Songs.

"Part biography, part beautifully constructed graphic novel, part cook book, and a balm for our times, The Spirit of Saint Hildegard is all of this and a possible cross-over sensation! The graphic novel meets Saint Hildegard!"
 — Publisher

The Spirit of Saint Hildegard is a rich, visual introduction to the life of 12th century abbess, mystic, visionary, and scholar, Hildegard of Bingen. Her writings, artwork and musical compositions are among the world's most luminous treasures ever created. Hildegard's wisdom reaches broad and deep, covering all areas of life, from the study of science and natural history to prayer; from political activism to baking “Cookies of Joy.” 

Many people have heard of the mystics Saint Francis of Assisi and Joan of Arc, but for some reason human culture has yet to fully appreciate the unique gifts that Hildegard has bequeathed us. We are now, as a species, at a turning point—facing global warming, cultural and political shockwaves, war and the exodus of millions. We are in need of wisdom like never before. Hildegard of Bingen was a true genius and wrote extensively about a connected view of life which resonates perfectly with modern ecological and compassion movements. 

Light some incense, tune your music station to Hildegard’s chants, sit back with a cup of tea and spend some time with The Spirit of Saint Hildegard.


Barbara LeVan Fisher has worked in publishing and advertising design for over thirty years. After working in educational publishing for 16 years, she moved from southern California to the San Francisco Bay area in 1999 to establish LeVan Fisher Design.With clients around the world, Barbara has produced twenty-one New York Times best-selling book covers for such celebrated authors as Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Ram Dass, Barbara Brown Taylor, Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, and Father James Martin. 

Barbara is a member of the episcopal church and lives in Green Valley,  CA with her border collie, Prudence.  Barbara can be contacted at: LeVan Fisher Design – New York Times Best-selling Book Cover Design



Edition: 1st Edition (Available April 2017)
Format: 6” x 9”
Pages: 226 pages
ISBN (Softcover): 978-1-944505-59-2
Pricing: $27.99


Edition: 1st Edition (Available April 2017)
Format: Kindle/ iBooks/ Nook/ PDF/ ePUB
Pages: 226 pages
Pricing: $9.99