In this Los Angeles Times article, the author reflects on the “hermit of Tahquitz” and other colorful hermits who have recently populated the desert canyons of southern California. URL: http://www.latimes.com/features/outdoors/la-os-wildwest22feb22,
SFGate.com interview with Steve Georgiou, author of The Way of the Dreamcatcher, on his spirituality and on his mentor Robert Lax, the poet-hermit. URL: http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/g/a/2005/02/15/findrelig.DTL. See also the Hermitary article on Robert Lax.
John Harris, the “English hermit” of North Wales, is an historical and legendary figure who lived in a cave recently the subject of archaeological investigation. This 1999 article entitled “English Hermit” by Anthony Sinclair and Keith J. Matthews of the University of Liverpool, was first published in CAPRA (Cave Archaeology and Paleontology Research Archives). It includes several pictures of the cave and site. URL: http://www.shef.ac.uk/~capra/1/hermit.html.
A 1992 article entitled “Desert Faith” in Spirituality Today on desert spirituality, inspired by the author’s residence near a Colorado desert. URL: http://www.spiritualitytoday.org/spir2day/92441hatch.htm. Brought to our attention by a friend of Hermitary.
The January-February 2005 issue of Utne magazine has a short article entitled “A Hut of One’s Own,” on the hermit hut. Includes a picture of a modern-styled hut you can build from design plans (plans not included in the article). Mentions Thoreau and others but especially Kamo no Chomei. The online edition gives you paragraph one only. URL: http://www.utne.com/pub/2005_127/cover_story/11506-1.html.
Intriguing article about John McAbery, a reclusive artist-woodcarver living by the ocean in a rugged stretch of northern California. He lives in a cabin, without technology or people to be seen. URL: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-mcabery31jan31