Hildegard of Bingen: Woman of Vision: Carol Reed-Jones.explore the life of Hildegard of Bingen, 12th-century woman writer, composer, healer, naturalist, diplomat and philosopher. Read her words and those of the people who wrote to her and about her. Perform one of her songs. Make one of her recipes. See the places she lived, the alphabet she invented, and experience life from a medieval perspective.