The Trinity, Book of Divine Works, part 1, vision 1: This time the Trinity appears to Hildegard in human form, trampling underfoot the satanic serpent (compare figure ). The beautiful young man with a face too brilliant to look at, and with four wings, is the Holy Spirit, while the older face of God the Father rises from the first head and the Son is figured by the "Lamb or Light of God." This brilliant red and gold image explains itself to Hildegard as the "fiery life of the divine essence."

From Voice of the living light: Hildegard of Bingen and her world by Barbara Newman

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The Trinity, Book of Divine Works, part 1, vision 1: This time the Trinity appears to Hildegard in human form, trampling underfoot the satanic serpent (compare figure ). The beautiful young man with a face too brilliant to look at, and with four wings, is the Holy Spirit, while the older face of God the Father rises from the first head and the Son is figured by the "Lamb or Light of God." This brilliant red and gold image explains itself to Hildegard as the "fiery life of the divine essence."
    1. The Trinity, Book of Divine Works, part 1, vision 1: This time the Trinity appears to Hildegard in human form, trampling underfoot the satanic serpent (compare figure ). The beautiful young man with a face too brilliant to look at, and with four wings, is the Holy Spirit, while the older face of God the Father rises from the first head and the Son is figured by the "Lamb or Light of God." This brilliant red and gold image explains itself to Hildegard as the "fiery life of the divine essence."