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Monthly Archives: December 2010

Forthcoming stylites film

Independent filmmaker (US) Stephen Riehl of Maboroshi Productions has begun development on a documentary film titled The Stylite: A Matter of Faith, about a monk who is hoping to live atop Katskhi Pillar as a stylite in the Republic of Georgia’s Imereti region. A Hermitary blog entry refers to the monk. URLs: Facebook:!/pages/The-Stylite-a-matter-of-faith/109361395794331

Basho in National Geographic

In National Geographic magazine’s February 2008 issue is a wonderful essay titled “On the Poet’s Trail” — on Japan’s pre-eminent 17th-century hermit-wanderer, Basho. Text by American novelist Howard Norman; includes a photo gallery, interactive travelog (map)ue, and notes by photographer Michael Yamashita. URL: