Hildegard von Bingen’s 23 litterae ignotae, letters for her constructed mystical language Lingua Ignota. ca. 1200

Lingua Ignota (Latin for "unknown language") was described by the century abbess of Rupertsberg, Hildegard of Bingen, who apparently used it for mystical purposes. To write it, she used an alphabet of 23 letters, the litterae ignotae

From The Visions of Hildegard von Bingen

Fabulous creature from 'The Visions of Hildegard von Bingen' Unsure of context beyond von Bingen--who drew it, when? (thanks Ania- from your board) Hildegard von Bingen and other nuns/clerics had migraines and other visions.

Source 3- From the Hildegardis-Codex, 'The Universe' 1151

Hildegard Von Bingen From the Hildegardis-Codex, 'The Universe' 1151

"Scivias"(Know the ways of the Lord) by the German nun and mystic Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179).The book, Codex Rupertsberg,disappeared during WW II.Transparen- cies are from a facsimile.Christ has chained the old serpent to the abyss.It cannot reach the righteous.

"Scivias"(Know the ways of the Lord) by the German nun and mystic Hildegard von Bingen book, Codex Rupertsberg,disappeared during WW II.Transparen- cies are from a facsimile.Christ has chained the old serpent to the abyss.It cannot reach the righteous.

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