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Source of Life – Christine Valters Paintner

April 11, 2018

“The soul is what animates the body and makes it alive from within. Viriditas is not just a metaphor for life, but the physical reality of the green sap which makes life possible. This green fluid is the source of life . . . . Hildegard believed that humans draw forth this same green sap into our beings through the breath and the soul.”

Christine Valters Paintner, PhD Creative Flourishing in the Heart of the Desert: A Self-Study Online Retreat with Hildegard of Bingen

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