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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Hermits in music & poetry

Of interest because of its themes of solitude and eremitism is a music program reviewed by the New York Times under the tile “Exploring Solitude, With the Help of Others.” The program by pianist and baritone Julie and Nathan Gunn, including choreography and visual projection, featured Olivier Messiaen piano works, Samuel Barber’s “Hermit Songs,” and […]

Glouchestershire “hermit”

Perhaps a classic case of society versus individual is represented in this news article titled “Hermit Battles to Save His Hut,” about a man whom local city authorities wish to evict from a parcel of land on the outskirts of Cotswald, Brimpsfield near Birdlip, England. The man describes his makeshift home as “Hermit’s Corner” and […]

Parabola Magazine: On silence

The theme of the Spring 2008 issue of the magazine <i>Parabola</i> is silence. Articles describe silence in varous spiritual traditions, from Judaism, Sufism, Taoism, Quakerism, Buddhism, etc. Includes a feature article accessible online. Thanks to a friend of Hermitary for bringing it to our attention. URL: