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 17 years old in 2019!
Heidi Haverkamp: Holy Solitude
Yugen in eremitic philosophy (article)
Films: religious, wilderness, fiction, solitude
-- Meng-hu ("meng-hu" at this site)

Recent blog posts


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.