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 16 years old in 2018!
    New biographical films in: religious, wilderness, and fiction categories

    -- Meng-hu ("meng-hu" @ this site)
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    Solitude: a silent storm that breaks down all our dead branches, yet sends our living roots deeper into the living heart of the living earth. ... A hermit renounces the world of fragments to enjoy the world wholly, without interruption. --Khalil Gibran, from Sand and Foam

    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.