With Renowned Spiritual Pioneer & Author of More Than 35 Books
Matthew Fox

New 9-Week Live Video Training Starts
Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Includes 7-Module Introductory Program!
 

 

Embody Hildegard’s profound teachings through her art, writings, music, and botanical soul alchemies to experience life as she did — rooted in the feminine, in allyship with the Earth, co-creating with Spirit and the angels, and filled with awe, wonder, and gratitude. 

O humanity, why have you not examined the field of your soul, that you might root out the weeds and thorns and thistles!
— Hildegard of Bingen
 

We’re at a spiritual crossroads as modern life calls us to find our ground in an increasingly chaotic world. 

More than ever, seekers are turning to the prophetic wisdom of 12th-century mystic St. Hildegard of Bingen… to stay strong and discerning, open to life once again with a loving and compassionate heart, and adopt her warriorship ways to be of service — to others and the planet — like never before.

In an era when women were marginalized, Hildegard stood out as an outspoken, controversial figure.

Kings, popes, abbots, and bishops sought her advice even though she rebelled against the patriarchy of church and society, asserting that God was both female and male and existed in all of the cosmos and everything within it.

She was a writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, healer, artist, feminist, and student of science known as the Grandmother of Creation Mystics.

She was also an encounterer of angels, a practitioner of Celtic mysticism and shamanism, and a gifted creator of botanical alchemies (still sought after today) for healing and soothing the body and mind and awakening the soul. 

In this new 9-week advanced course with renowned spiritual pioneer Matthew Fox, you'll delve deeply into the many ways you can bring Hilegard’s trailblazing philosophies into your own life.

You’ll discover how Hildegard resisted patriarchy in her day, paved the way for eco-justice, eco-spirituality, healthy gender balance, and more.

Immersed in her teachings through her art, writings, music, and the fascinating historical stories of her life, you’ll develop your capacity for co-creating with Spirit and your inner self.

You’ll explore Hildegard’s powerful contributions to seemingly of-the-moment issues, including developing both the healthy masculine and the healthy feminine, a deeper understanding of our spiritual relationship with the Earth, a new understanding of angels that’s appropriate for our times, and Hildegard’s powerful perspectives on shamanism.

Each week, Matthew will lead you in a practice to experience Hildegard’s wisdom as you journey deeper into her teachings — and discern what Hildegard is awakening within you.

You’ll discover how to draw on Hildegard’s wisdom, including her prophetic and mystical work, and explore how you can best live out her philosophies in your own life.

 
 
 

During this advanced 9-week course, you’ll discover:

 
  • How honoring the archetypes of Father Sky and Mother Earth assist our process of cultivating a deeper commitment to saving Mother Earth
  • Ways to recognize the toxic masculine (patriarchy) and develop the healthy masculine — whatever your gender 
  • The elements of the 1500+ years of Hildegard’s Benedictine tradition that speak deeply to us today — and that you can use in your everyday life
  • The concept of Via Creativa, or co-creating with God  
  • How the competing concepts of virtues (energies, habits) and vices (wrestling with evil) reveal the meaning of true strength
  • The importance of art as meditation, also known as the way of the prophets
  • How to bring the 7 main chakras alive within you to stand up to the 7 capital sins, or shadow energies 
  • Ways to develop your capacity for co-creating with Spirit and your inner self
  • The Celtic spirituality that grounded Hildegard — with guest teacher John Philip Newell
  • The ways Hildegard’s shamanic roots contributed to her work and can contribute to yours today 
  • Deep insight into how Hildegard resisted the patriarchy in her day — with guest teacher Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine prioress
  • The similar ideas Mary Oliver and Hildegard expressed in their poetry
  • A deeper sense of awe, wonder, and gratitude
  • How you can use insight, intuition, and prayer to call on angels for assistance in your work
  • Active imagination practices to apply to Hildegard’s paintings 
  • The 4 Paths of Creation Spirituality in light of Hildegard’s teachings
 
 

— Mirabai Starr: “Matthew Fox Will Go Down in History as One of the True Spiritual Geniuses of Our Age”

— Andrew Harvey: “Matthew Will Illumine Your Life as He Has Illumined Mine”

 

What You’ll Discover in These 9 Weeks

In this 9-week transformational intensive, Matthew will guide you through the fundamental skills you’ll need to embody Hildegard’s wisdom as you journey deep into her groundbreaking teachings — and discern what she’s awakening within you.

The Power of Live Streaming Video

 
 

You’ll connect with Matthew and experience his teachings through live streaming video via any connected device. This connection is easy to use and will enhance the impact of Matthew’s transmissions. Or you can listen to just the audio by phone.

(Can’t make it live? No worries! After each class, the video and audio recordings will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format at your convenience.)

Course Sessions Tuesdays at 5:00pm Pacific

This course will feature LIVE teachings, interactive training sessions, experiential practices, and Q&A with Matthew. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to embody the ahead-of-her-time wisdom of St. Hildegard of Bingen — to stay strong and discerning in these turbulent times and become equipped for service like never before.

If you have not experienced Matthew’s teachings before, you’re welcome in this advanced training but we ask you to complete the foundational Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard 7-module program on your own as a prerequisite, which will be included in your registration and can be completed before or in tandem with this advanced intensive.

Module 1: Divine Feminine & Sacred Masculine — A Deeper Dive (October 5)

 

Is there anything more pressing than the continued emergence of the Divine Feminine? It offers a counterbalance to an out-of-control toxic masculinity in our culture today.

Would we be so involved in matricide, the killing of Mother Earth, if we were less hostile to Earth, matter, mother (mater)?  

In this opening module, Matthew will explain how we’re all called to redefine masculinity. To move from masculinity as patriarchy, control, and power over to a more partnership relationship with self, body, others (male and female), and Earth herself. 

In many ways, Hildegard leads the way in incorporating both feminine and healthy masculine dimensions into her ways of seeing and working in the world. 

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • How honoring both Father Sky and Mother Earth is part of Hilegard’s journey — and yours
  • Why we’re called to develop the Sacred Masculine with us — and in our institutions and professions — whatever our gender
  • How to develop your feminine and masculine sides to be a more balanced and energized person
  • Ways to recognize the toxic masculine (patriarchy) and develop the healthy masculine — whatever your gender
  • How honoring the archetypes of Father Sky and Mother Earth assist our process of cultivating a deeper commitment to saving Mother Earth
  • Divine Feminine and Sacred Masculine guided practice
 

Module 2: The Celtic Tradition & Hildegard — A Visit From Guest Teacher John Philip Newell (October 12)

 

You may already know that Hildegard was raised in a Celtic monastery named after a seventh-century Celtic monk, St. Disibod, whom she greatly admired.

The Celts settled all along the Rhine, and the spirituality of the Rhineland mystics is deeply Celtic. 

This class will include a pre-recorded presentation by Celtic scholar and practitioner John Philip Newell, whose new book, Sacred Earth, Sacred Soul: Celtic Wisdom for Reawakening What Our Souls Know and Healing the World, offers a profound and workable summary of Celtic consciousness.  Newell was “warden,” or abbot, of the Iona community for many years.

Newell’s study puts meat on the bones of the Celtic tradition. He’ll focus on Pelagius (whom history has wrongly berated), John Scotus Eriugena — and St. Brigid of Kildare, an archetype of the strong feminine.

As you’ll discover, Hildegard carries in her work many of the characteristics and teachings of these great Celtic figures. 

In this module, you’ll:

  • Listen in on Matthew’s fascinating dialogue with John via video
  • Learn about the often-forgotten, often-maligned tradition of Celtic spirituality that grounded Hildegard
  • Discover an alternative to St. Augustine’s human-centered and original sin-centered religious worldview in favor of a more cosmic consciousness
  • Recognize the many dimensions of Hildegard’s life and work — and teachings that are grounded in Celtic consciousness and practice
  • Move through a guided spiritual practice in the Celtic tradition
 

Module 3: Hildegard & the 4 Paths of Creation Spirituality — Part 1 (October 26)

 

The 4 Paths of Creation Spirituality name the deep inner and outer journey that’s both mystical and prophetic.

Starting in this session, Matthew will lead you to explore these four paths of creation in light of Hildegard’s teachings in back-to-back classes.  

As Matthew will explain, the first two paths of creation, Via Positiva and Via Negativa, refer to the inner in-depth journey of mysticism.  

You’ll discover how Mary Oliver’s poem “At the River Clarion,” one of many poems on the Via Positiva, truly captures the experience of the Cosmic Christ and what it teaches us.

Mary Oliver was a praise poet and a keen observer of nature who wrote about the disciplines “prayer” and “devotion” — and continues to invite us into them.  She and Hildegard express similar perspectives in their many praise poems to nature and the Earth.

Hildegard is regularly calling for “joy,” “celebration,” and “passion” and is a keen observer of the beauty in nature. 

Matthew will encourage you to analyze Hildegard’s teachings about emptying and silence-making, letting go, and how to handle suffering and grief.

In this module, Matthew will guide you to:

  • Explore the similar ideas Mary Oliver and Hildegard expressed in their poetry
  • Develop your own capacity for savoring and appreciating beauty
  • Cultivate deeper awe, wonder, and gratitude
  • Reflect on concepts like emptying, silence, letting go, suffering, and grief through the lens of Via Negativa and Hildegard
  • Develop your aptitude for letting goletting it be, and grieving
  • Participate in a guided practice based on the Via Positiva to help heal grief
 

Module 4: Hildegard & the 4 Paths of Creation Spirituality — Part 2 (November 2)

 

This week, you’ll learn about the two remaining paths of creation — the Via Creativa and the Via Transformativa, which describe the path of creativity and of taking your wisdom into the world — your outer journey of prophetic work and service.

Hildegard explains this as “working God’s work with God” or “co-creating.” You’ll also explore in greater depth Hildegard’s teachings about evil.

As you’ll discover, the seven main chakras represent your own inner doors of strength or, if they remain underdeveloped, of weakness — whereby evil or shadow energy enters your being if you allow it. Matthew will also explain how the entrance of the shadow or misdirected chakra corresponds to the seven capital sins.

You’ll also discover how focusing on the seven main chakras on the one hand and the corresponding seven capital sins on the other helps you name your inner powers — and employ them in your struggle with evil.

In this module, you’ll discover:

  • The concept of Via Creativa, or co-creating with God  
  • How the competing concepts of virtues (energies, habits) and vices (wrestling with evil) reveal the meaning of true strength
  • The importance of art as meditation, also known as the way of the prophets
  • A deeper dive into the concepts of Via Transformativa, eco-justice, eco-spirituality, and the battle with patriarchy
  • Ways to develop your capacity for co-creating with Spirit and your inner self
  • How to bring the 7 chakras alive in us — to stand up to the 7 capital sins, or shadow energies, that come at us from all sides as well as from within
  • Practices for developing the co-creator within
 

Module 5: A Visit From Guest Teacher Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine Abbess (November 9)

 

In this session, Matthew will welcome Sister Joan, a Benedictine prioress of Hildegard’s tradition whose community is alive and well in Erie, Pennsylvania. 

Sister Joan lectures and writes extensively and authored the forward to Matthew’s most recent book on Hildegard, Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times. 

Her most recent book is The Monastic Heart, which brings forth her and Hildegard’s Benedictine lineage with over 50 meditations on dimensions that lineage addresses such as Silence and Beauty, Community and Solitude, Bells (on remembering), Manual Labor and the Purpose of Work, and Perseverance and Peacemaking. 

Sister Joan will lead the class and address such questions as: What does Hildegard bring to today’s spiritual crises? And how does Hildegard speak to us today?  

Following her talk, Sister Joan will interact with Matthew, before opening the floor to student Q&A.

In this module, you’ll be prompted to explore questions including:

  • What elements are there in the 1500+ years of the Benedictine tradition that speak deeply to us today — and that we can use in our everyday lives?
  • How did these practices play out in Hildegard’s life and teachings — and how can they play out in our own?
  • In what ways did Hildegard resist patriarchy in her day?
  • Which lessons from Hildegard’s ahead-of-her-time philosophies can you apply to your own life?
  • Plus, Sister Joan will lead you in a practice in the spirit of Hildegard
 

Module 6: Angels According to Hildegard & Deepening Teachings on Shamanism (November 16)

 

When Matthew and British scientist Rupert Sheldrake sat down together to dialogue on angels and their role in the cosmos in their book The Physics of Angels, they chose to interact around three major teachers of angels — Denis the Areopagite, Thomas Aquinas, and Hildegard of Bingen.  

This week, you’ll discover Hildegard’s profound and practical teachings about angels.  

Much of what Hildegard teaches resonates with the teachings of Lorna Byrne of Ireland, present-day teacher and encounterer of angels. For instance, Hildegard believed that angels don’t have wings like birds, but are more “like flames hovering in the power of God… their nature is a glowing burning.”  

Here are a few examples of Hildegard’s angel teachings:

  • Angels admire human work and workers
  • Angels are eager to help humans at this time, but because humans are not asking them for help, there are many unemployed angels in the world today  
  • You can make contact with angels through intuition and creative work

Matthew will also guide you to explore more of the shamanism of Hildegard’s Wild Woman teachings that emanate from her and from Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

In this module, you’ll also discover:

  • How modern-day angels are alive and well — and how a live cosmology is displacing a mechanical view of the Universe
  • The ways angels play an important role in evolutionary history and in our own creativity as our muses
  • How you can use creative work, insight, and intuition to call on angels for assistance
  • The ways Hildegard’s shamanic roots contributed to her work, and how they can contribute to your work today
  • What you can learn from Thomas Berry’s observation that if the human species is to survive in this time of climate change and more, we need fewer priests and fewer professors — and more shamans
  • A guided practice to invoke the angels
 

Module 7: Additional Practices to Invite Hildegard Into Your Mind, Soul & Body (November 30)

 

There are many practices that allow you to ingest Hildegard’s teachings more fully in mind, soul, and body.

This week, Matthew will guide you to explore and implement some of them in class. For example, you’ll meditate and journal on succinct images from Hildegard’s writings.

Hildegard’s writings are full of these fresh and profound namings — and Matthew will guide you to explore them in the intuitive manner in which Hildegard shares them.

You’ll also chant or create a mantra from Hildegard's words, allowing her music to roll over you. Perhaps you’ll write a poem to her, or simply be inspired by her to work through a current life issue.

In this module, you’ll:

  • Journey deeper into the poetic teachings Hildegard shares with us to give birth to what she awakens in us
  • Awaken to your own capacity to create new images and namings of your journeys
  • Explore practices to use and develop future soul-making, including creating your own “I am” poem based on Hildegard and the Celtic tradition
 

Module 8: More on Hildegard’s Medicines & Healings — and Their Meaning for Our Times (December 7)

 

Hildegard was once again ahead of her time in believing that healing the body begins with self-healing of spirit.

Dr. Wighard Strehlow is the author of Hildegard of Bingen’s Spiritual Remedies, which presents many of Hildegard’s teachings on healings. He also co-authored Hildegard of Bingen’s Medicine with Dr. Gottfried Hertzka. Matthew will share a filmed interview with Dr. Strehlow.

Together, they’ve worked at the Hildegard Center in Allensbach on Lake Constance in southern Germany, a clinic of holistic healing based on Hildegard’s remedies that’s successfully treated thousands of patients for over 40 years.

Strehlow has gathered 35 spiritual forces of the human soul from Hildegard’s writings meant to cure the soul within. He believes that recovering Hildegard’s insights into cultivating the health of body and spirit may provide solutions to many challenges that currently frustrate Western medical science.

In this class, you’ll explore some of these teachings from both Hildegard and Dr. Strehlow.

Matthew will also address the charge that Hildegard was anti-Semitic, largely based on some anti-Semitism sentiments in her first book, Scivias. Did her anti-Semitism persist or did she outgrow it as she matured? Matthew will guide you to discuss this question and the healing Hildegard herself underwent.  

As Matthew often says, we should not put our ancestors on pedestals by ignoring their clay feet, but name them so we do not go down the same path.

In this module, you’ll explore:

  • How, together, Dr. Strehlow and Hildegard instruct us to address psychological trauma, emotional distress, and other maladies of the soul that often lead to illness and chronic diseases
  • Maladies — such as pre-cancer — through the lens of Hildegard’s medicines 
  • A “visit” with Dr. Strehlow by way of a filmed interview with him
  • How anti-Semitism is very old in the Christian church and is found in the gospels themselves, especially John’s gospel, the last gospel written
  • Why a critical eye for anti-Semitism is required of all Christians at all times
  • An appropriate practice will be shared
 

Module 9: Hildegard’s Spiritual Descendants, or “Grandchildren” (December 14)

 

Matthew calls Hildegard the “grandmother of the Rhineland mystics.”  

In this final module, you’ll discover how, near her death, Hildegard told her sisters, “please don’t forget me.” 

Unfortunately, Hildegard’s work was not liberally disseminated after she died.  It seems her sisters put more emphasis on preserving her letters and talks, books and healing remedies, than on spreading them abroad. Of course, there was no printing press then.  

Nevertheless, Hildegard represents a high point of Creation Spirituality’s return to the West after the dualism of Platonists like St. Augustine and others. Such spiritual ancestors as Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Mechthild of Magdeburg, Meister Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, and Nicholas of Cusa all developed the Creation Spirituality tradition of Hildegard, whether or not they were conscious of her writings and teachings.

Matthew will guide you to explore these nondualistic and creation-centered mystics who came after Hildegard. This lineage thrived until the bubonic plague of the 14th century — when Julian of Norwich fought tooth and nail to keep it alive, but was ignored for hundreds of years.

In this final module, you’ll discover wisdom passed on to us through the Creation Spirituality lineage, all in the spirit of Hildegard of Bingen, by luminaries including:

  • Francis of Assisi, Thomas Aquinas, Mechthild of Magdeburg 
  • Meister Eckhart and Julian of Norwich
  • Nicholas of Cusa
  • Plus, you’ll meditate while contemplating contemporary Creation Spirituality mystics, including Thomas Merton and Mary Oliver
 

Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard Introductory Training Is Included!

 

This intensive builds upon the core teachings from the Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard 7-module course. When you purchase the full 9-module intensive, you get access to this powerful resource as well! You can complete this material at your leisure, but it’s better to begin before the new sessions start.

In this 7-module transformational course, Matthew skillfully guides you through the skills you’ll need to put your spirituality into action as you draw foundational inspiration from St. Hildegard’s courage, wisdom, art, and music. In seven sessions, you’ll become a trailblazer in your own inner life and larger community, following in the footsteps of Hildegard.

Each training session builds harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to start your journey of exploring the radical wisdom and mystical teachings of St. Hildegard.

Module 1: How Hildegard’s Story, Vocation & Life Can Inspire Your Journey

Module 2: Hildegard’s Cosmology & Psychology and the Integration of Science & Spirituality

Module 3: How Hildegard’s Courage, Wisdom & Creativity Can Illuminate Your Path

Module 4: Hildegard’s Connection to Julian of Norwich, Mechthild of Magdeburg & More

Module 5: Practicing the Sacred Masculine, Opposing Matricide & Defending Mother Earth

Module 6: Taking on the Shadow of Evil

Module 7: Hildegard & the Future of Humanity & Mother Earth

PLUS, you’ll get the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard Bonus Collection

Bonus #1

The Music of Hildegard of Bingen
Audio Teaching With Music and Commentary From Matthew Fox

Bonus #2

Unleashing the Power of Hildegard of Bingen
2-Part Video Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Andrew Harvey

Bonus #3

Who Is Hildegard?
PDF Excerpt From Matthew Fox’s Book Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times

Bonus #4

Commentary, Letters & Music of Hildegard of Bingen
PDF Excerpt From Matthew Fox’s Book Hildegard of Bingen’s Book of Divine Works

The original price of Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard on its own was $297.00, but it’s INCLUDED in your registration for the advanced course!

 
 
 

The Deepen Into the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard Bonus Collection

In addition to Matthew’s introductory training and transformative 9-week virtual course, you’ll receive these special bonuses with leading visionaries and teachers to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.

 
 

On Hildegard’s Music
Video Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Karen R. Clark

Singer Karen R. Clark is the director of Vajra Voices, a choral group that sings the music of Hildegard on their album called O Eterne Deus. In this fascinating interview, Karen and Matthew discuss the experience of both performing and listening to Hildegard’s music. Karen also reflects on what it’s like for her as a singer — and how the audience responds.

 

Scenes From Feathers on the Breath of God
3-Part Video Package From Matthew Fox and Jeannine Goode-Allen

Feathers on the Breath of God is a musical composition about the timeless connection between two women, Hildegard of Bingen and Jeannine Goode-Allen, a 21st-century sacred artist. In this dialogue, Matthew talks with Jeannine about how she produced this powerful theatrical, musical, and visual experience. You’ll also receive access to two scenes from Feathers on the Breath of God. Jeannine also teaches courses and leads retreats and healing workshops for spiritual creatives based on Hildegard’s teachings.

 

Pilgrimage to The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard
Video Compilation From Matthew Fox and Michael Conti

Michael Conti produced and directed the powerful film The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard. The film probes why Hildegard is considered the patron saint of creativity and discusses her continued impact as a patron saint of the arts. You’ll get a glimpse into Michael’s film with access to Part 1, plus an excerpt called “Introduction and Creativity” and Matthew’s video interview with Michael.

 
 
 

What Graduates of Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard Are Saying About Matthew Fox...

 

— Carol Vaccariello: “Thank you, Matt, for Being the Great Soul That You Are”

— Amy Van Linge: “Matthew Is an Amazing Scholar, a Mystic, a Prophet, and a True Visionary”

 

— Steve Mortimer: “Matthew Fox Is a Spiritual Obi-Wan Kenobi”

— Dominic Flamiano: “Matt Has Walked His Talk. He Has Preached and Paid the Price.”

 
“I wish I’d met Matthew Fox as a teacher, scholar, and role model at 20 instead of 70!”

I wish I’d met Matthew Fox as a teacher, scholar, and role model at 20 instead of 70! His knowledge and wisdom, humor, and gentle powerful spirit are profound. Can we clone him? I have a new understanding of the need to incorporate the ancient Earth-honouring beliefs today, actively.
— Patricia, Victoria, Canada

“This course was filled with great information, inspiring further delving into the subject...”

This course was filled with great information, inspiring further delving into the subject, and it was administered impeccably. Great format, and so many benefits from having participated.
— Jackie, Wisconsin

“Thank you to The Shift Network and Matthew Fox for this extraordinarily helpful and insightful offering in these times!”

This course on Hildegard opened my eyes to a female mystic in the 12th century that I didn’t have much awareness of previously. I was completely inspired and impressed by her courage to take on the political and religious corruption of patriarchy in her times. Her words and wisdom are still relevant and so needed now to help save our planet. All of Hildegard’s artistic and musical creativity only increased my awe, appreciation, and understanding of her wisdom. Thank you to The Shift Network and Matthew Fox for this extraordinarily helpful and insightful offering in these times!
— Mary, Laguna Hills, California

“Studying with Matthew Fox and journeying with Hildegard of Bingen has been a transformational experience!”

Studying with Matthew Fox and journeying with Hildegard of Bingen has been a transformational experience! I am living a more meditative, compassionate, and green life, and am more able to live in the present moment. I would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to achieve the same!
— Rita, Carmel, New York

“Matthew Fox provided an amazing learning experience.”

Matthew Fox provided an amazing learning experience. His depth of knowledge about Hildegard is extensive and he exuded a joy in sharing his wisdom. He is a stellar teacher. And through this course, I have learned much more about Creation Spirituality, for which I am profoundly grateful.
— Beth, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania

“This was a very intriguing topic with lectures led by the expert in the field.”

This was a very intriguing topic with lectures led by the expert in the field. I learned so much about Hildegard von Bingen and other mystics that it started me down a path to learn more. Much more! I was also not aware of Matthew Fox’s work before the lecture and I am looking forward to learning more from him, his books, and his blog. Wonderful class!
— Julie Hirt, Chassell, Mississippi

“I am more than inspired.”

This course was my first with The Shift Network, equally although I knew of Matthew Fox, I have not previously followed his teachings. I am more than inspired. I am a visual learner, so his method suited my learning style, but it goes much deeper than that. I am looking to go deeper. I found that he clarified and shed light on questions I have long asked. Equally with Hildegard of Bingen, she is the first mystic I have studied and I am ready for more! Thank you to The Shift Network, Matthew, and Hildegard. I found it all so relevant.
— Fenella Temmerman, New South Wales, Australia

“Thank you, Matthew Fox, for bringing Hildegard alive for us.”

This was a wonderful experience of Hildegard von Bingen, a woman who was far ahead of her time. An accomplished musician, artist, teacher, mystic, and abbess of the 12th century. Her work is as relevant today as it was then. Thank you, Matthew Fox, for bringing Hildegard alive for us.
— Elizabeth Flanagan, Santa Barbara, California

“This was an exciting class, with a preeminent scholar on Hildegard...”

This was an exciting class, with a preeminent scholar on Hildegard, who has presented with passion and personality as well as content. It was so fun to have the art and music integrated with lectures.
— Mary Miller, Middletown, Connecticut

“The breadth and depth of Matthew Fox’s knowledge is intellectually meaningful and spiritually inspiring.”

— Abigail M. Janko, Carmel, California

 

Join the Global Community

 
 

Deepen Into the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard offers some of the most advanced online teachings available, within a thriving global community of learning and practice. 

Join fellow students and practitioners to support and inspire each other as you integrate the teachings and practices Matthew Fox will share in this powerful training. 

You’ll be part of an international community that’s on the leading edge of a global movement of people manifesting a world grounded in principles of cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.

 

Here’s What You’ll Receive

 
 
 
Nine 90-Minute Class Sessions With Matthew Fox
 

Experience a unique opportunity to be mentored by and learn from renowned spiritual pioneer Matthew Fox, author of over 35 books, from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to embody Hildegard’s wisdom as you journey deep into her groundbreaking teachings — and discern what she’s awakening within you. Course sessions are on Tuesdays at 5:00pm at Pacific.

 
Nine Video Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the digital video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can watch anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Nine Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
 

After each class, the audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You’ll never have to worry about missing a session, and you can listen anytime and anywhere at your convenience.

 
 
Nine Transcripts of Class Sessions
 

In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.

 
 
Nine 30-Minute Interactive Group Practice Sessions
 

With live class attendance, there will be a 30-minute optional interactive practice session directly following each class. You’ll be placed in an intimate group with several other participants on the conference call to interact, share, and do additional practices with, to help further integrate the weekly lessons. Practice sessions are available for live attendance only, and are not recorded for playback. If you’re unable to attend the calls live, the Facebook online community group allows you to connect with each other and find alternative times to interact.

 
 
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
 

Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.

 
 
Online Community
 

Our exclusive Facebook online community is the perfect place to continue your discovery process after each class. Here, you can continue the discussion about your course materials and interact with your fellow students to take your exploration to an even deeper level.

 
 
Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard 7-Module Course and Bonuses
 

When you sign up for this 9-module journey, you’ll get instant access to Matthew’s first 7-module online course, taking you through his reliable system for becoming a trailblazer in your own inner life and larger community, following in the footsteps of Hildegard.

 
 
The Deepen Into the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard Bonus Collection
 
  • On Hildegard’s Music
    Video Dialogue With Matthew Fox and Karen R. Clark
  • Scenes From Feathers on the Breath of God
    3-Part Video Package From Matthew Fox and Jeannine Goode-Allen
  • Pilgrimage to The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard
    Video Compilation From Matthew Fox and Michael Conti
 
 

An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Deepen Into the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard Online Training

 

We feel honored that Matthew Fox has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive LIVE online training. This is a unique opportunity to interact directly with a renowned spiritual pioneer and beloved author whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.

If you’re serious about balancing the Sacred Feminine and Sacred Masculine within, being called by the wisdom of angels, and discovering the healing remedies of radical mystic Hildegard of Bingen, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.

If you’re ready to take the next step in evolving yourself, click the register button below to reserve your space now.

 
 

More Praise for Matthew Fox…

 
“History will name Fox one of the great Christian spirits of our age.”

— John Shelby Spong, author of A New Christianity for a New World

 
“(Matthew is) a major teacher and guide.”

I think of Matthew Fox as “God’s Talent Scout” for all the pivotal figures and ideas he has reclaimed for the reform of Christianity. He knows the sources and translates them into modern idioms for the rest of us! What he has done with Hildegard, Eckhart, and Aquinas himself makes him a major teacher and guide.
— Richard Rohr, OFM, Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico

 
“If one person deserves credit for the great Hildegard renaissance in our time, it is Matthew Fox.”

If one person deserves credit for the great Hildegard renaissance in our time, it is Matthew Fox. Here in the long-lost legacy of Hildegard of Bingen, Fox found blindingly beautiful paintings, radiant writings overflowing with fresh insights of the deepest kind, prophetic wisdom, and engaged political spirituality. Here was a mystical genius who could help to illuminate the human soul spirituality, ecologically, politically — in every dimension of life.
— Mary Ford-Grabowsky, author of Sacred Voices

“I’m really looking forward to the course on The Shift Network to continue my journey with Hildegard.”

Hildegard has inspired my creative juices. Dance, poetry, enhancing my spirituality, and love of all beings. I was introduced to Hildegard through Matthew Fox’s Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen and, more recently, Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times. I’m really looking forward to the course on The Shift Network to continue my journey with Hildegard. She calls us, wake up! Be a weaver, web of life. Veriditas, delights.
— Jean MacKenzie, LICSW, Cape Cod, Massachusetts

“I feel more connected to the Earth and all of creation from having taken this course.”

I appreciated how Matthew’s teaching honors the sacred in all, and in all world religions. I feel more connected to the Earth and all of creation from having taken this course.
— Mary Kay, York, Pennsylvania

“... I never tire of reading his books, and taking any of his classes.”

I am an interfaith minister wishing to have a deeper focus in Creation Spirituality ever since I read Matthew Fox’s book Original Blessing some years back, and I hope to start an Order of the Sacred Earth here in my own community in the future. Because Matthew Fox has been an inspiration for me for some time, I never tire of reading his books, and taking any of his classes. What he has offered me, and can offer others, is a more informed and joyful existence on this Earth. He does this by telling the truth of how and why we are in this state of affairs we are in, as well as offering answers to a more informed, inspired, and joyful life.
— Margie, High Springs, Florida

“Matthew Fox is an inspiration and a delight to listen to, and he leaves you always wanting to hear more.”

Matthew Fox is an inspiration and a delight to listen to, and he leaves you always wanting to hear more. Through Matthew’s course, my spirituality has been enhanced to include joy, creativity, truth, justice, awareness, and action.
— Carole Ann Ogilvie, Niagara Falls, Canada

“I found myself thinking deeply between class sessions about the topics he raised the week before, and I looked forward to each next session.”

I found the course with Matthew Fox to be interesting and it motivated me to learn more on the topics covered. The intellectual concepts combined with his broad knowledge and personable delivery of the content stayed with me throughout the week. I found myself thinking deeply between class sessions about the topics he raised the week before, and I looked forward to each next session.
— Diane, Salem, Massachusetts

“Having a course taught by Matthew Fox available right in my own living room was a rare treasure.”

Having a course taught by Matthew Fox available right in my own living room was a rare treasure. I saw him speak many years ago and attended a course at ICCS in 1990. To spend time with his wisdom over seven sessions without having to leave my chair was a spiritual treat.
— Mary Claire, Walnut Creek, California

“Matthew Fox’s work has enriched my life for many years.”

The course was very meaningful for me. Matthew Fox’s work has enriched my life for many years. I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to listen to his teaching for the past seven weeks.
— Phyllis, Calgary, Canada

 

About Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox is a prolific author of books dedicated to renewing the ancient tradition of Creation Spirituality, including Original Blessing, A Spirituality Named Compassion, The Reinvention of Work, and Christian Mystics. This earth-based mystical tradition is feminist, welcoming of the arts and artists, honors Indigenous wisdom, works with science, and is committed to interfaith approaches and eco, social, and gender justice.

Matthew’s effort to reawaken the West to its own mystical tradition has sparked awareness of Hildegard of Bingen, Meister Eckhart, Julian of Norwich, and the mysticism of Thomas Aquinas, as well as the wisdom tradition that nurtured Jesus. His work helps reconnect science and spirituality by honoring the sacredness of the cosmos and interacting with contemporary scientists who are also mystics. He believes that “by reinventing work, education, and worship, we can bring about a nonviolent revolution on our planet.”

He has written three books on Hildegard: Illuminations of Hildegard of Bingen, Hildegard of Bingen’s Book of Divine Works, and Hildegard of Bingen: A Saint for Our Times.

Matthew received his doctorate summa cum laude in the History and Theology of Spiritualities from the Institut Catholique de Paris. A member of the Dominican Order for 34 years, he established an Institute in Culture and Creation Spirituality that operated for seven years at Mundelein College in Chicago, and for 12 years at Holy Names University in Oakland.

He founded the University of Creation Spirituality in Oakland in 1996, and was president and professor until 2005, when he left to create a pilot project to reinvent the educational experience for inner-city teenagers.

Matthew is a recipient of many awards, including the Gandhi King Ikeda Award from Morehouse College, which is awarded for dedication to peace, unity, nonviolence, and justice. He also received the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award; other recipients have included the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa, and Rosa Parks. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Academy for the Love of Learning in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Note: If you’re a graduate of Matthew’s 7-module Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard course, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this intensive!

Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom video conferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.

There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.

“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts

 

Q: Can I get benefit from the course if I miss the live classes?
A: Absolutely! You can download the recordings and transcripts of all course sessions from our online media archive, so you never need to worry about missing live calls. You can also engage the full community and leaders on our private online community group.

 

Q: Can you tell me about the private online community group?
A: We’ll have a private online community group for all course participants on Facebook that will support you in making connections with others, sharing insights, engaging in discussions, and completing homework assignments that can supplement your transformational journey. You’ll have the ability to share your experiences, projects, and growth throughout the course.

 

Q: Are there scholarships available for this training?
A: Yes, we always make a certain percentage of spaces available for partial scholarships, for those who otherwise would not be able to enroll at the regular rate. If you’d like to apply for a scholarship, please review our guidelines, which include a link to our online application form.

 

Q: What’s your refund policy?
A: Your satisfaction with The Shift Network and this course is our highest priority! We offer a satisfaction guarantee so that you can sample the course risk-free. The deadline to receive a full refund is October 26, 2021. To request a refund, please click on this refund request form and submit your request. Qualifying refunds will be processed within five business days and an email confirming the refund will be sent. However, we’d love to have a chance to address and resolve your concerns first. If there’s something we can assist you with, please email us at support@theshiftnetwork.com and we’ll be happy to help! (No refund requests accepted after the above date or with scholarship awards.)

 

Q: How can I reach Customer Support?
A: Please visit our Customer Support Center, where you should be able to find the answer to your question or the solution to your problem. And if you can’t, you can submit an online request form and we’ll get right back to you.

 

Note: If you’re a graduate of Matthew’s 7-module Answer the Call for an Uncommon Life Through the Mystical Teachings of St. Hildegard course, go to this special link to access your exclusive offer for this intensive!

 
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