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Monthly Archives: January 2007

Sadhus at Ardh Kumbh Mela

From a Malaysian journalist, a straight-forward all-too-brief story “Lifted by the Spirit” on the sadhus or hermits attending the Ardh Kumbh Mela celebration in Allahabad, India, on the banks of the Ganges River, through January and February. From The Star;, includes a few pictures. URL: http://thestar.com.my/lifestyle/story.asp?file=/2007/1/28/ lifefocus/16682714&sec=lifefocus.

Barker, the Black Hills Hermit

The California Historical Association at the University of Southern California holds a ca. 1900 photograph of “Barker, the Black Hills Hermit,” purportedly a miner. A close inspection of the photo, however, suggests a false beard and hair, plus an artifical pose. This is made even more likely by the photographer’s florid description of the hermit, […]