What is Hermitary?

articles, reviews, features, & blogs about hermits in lore, literature, history (East & West), art, film; solitude, silence, & simplicity


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In tranquilly prolonging this life and striving to comprehend the mystery of this moment in time freedom of existence is achieved. In solitarily scrutinizing the self, perceptions of the self by others loses all relevance.
--Gao Xingjian, One Man's Bible, 54

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"Images of Eremitism" is an ongoing feature: photographic & art images of historical and modern hermits & hermit dwellings. Highlights religious, wilderness, women, and other hermits.

"Hermits in Film" is an ongoing feature: documentary and fiction films about hermits, eremitism, solitude, silence, & simplicity.