What is Hermitary?

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


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A certain hermit once said, "There is one thing that even I, without worldly entanglements, would be sorry to give up: the beauty of the sky." I can see why he would have felt that way.
--Yoshida Kenko, Essays in Idleness, 20

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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.