What is Hermitary?

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


Dear friends & readers:

  • Hermitary is 15 years old in 2017!
    Website content will remain here indefinitely, but new articles, reviews, & features will probaby not appear often hereafter. Blogs entries will continue.
    -- Meng-hu ("meng-hu" @ this site)
  • Recent blog posts


    The Sufi is one in whom nothing is attached, and who does not become attached to anything. --al-Nuri
    So long as we do not die to ourselves, and so long as are identified with someone or something, we shall never be free. --Attar

    visit Sayings for more quotes

    "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.