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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Alex Soth interview

Alex Soth is an American photographer and filmmake. The theme of his most recent exhibition “Broken Manual” is hermits, mentioned previously in this blog. Soth is currently exhibiting at New York City’s Sean Kelly Gallery. Soth was interviewed by the Blouin ArtInfo website. The article is titled: “How to Run Away: Alec Soth on What […]

Hermits in China

From the China Daily website, an article on a man inspired by Bill Porter’s search for hermits related in Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits who pursued his own search for hermits. The article is titled “Man finds spiritual life through hermits” and describes Zhang Jianfeng’s efforts to contact over 600 hermits in Zhongnan […]

Rauch on introverts

The Guardian item titled “This Column Will Change Your Life: Introverts” by Oliver Burkeman follows up interest in the forthcoming book Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain with a retrospective on Jonathan Rauch’s popular Atlantic article of 2003, “Caring for Your Introvert.” The Guardian: http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2012/feb/03/this-column-change-your-life-introvert Atlantic: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/2696/

Solitude in Judaism

An article on solitude in Jewish contemplative practice, from the blog Jewish Contemplatives. The little essay serves as a useful introduction to the topic, as in these important observations: The two main reasons for the apparent dearth of solitary practice in Judaism are its insistent focus on communal activity and its objections to life-long celibacy. […]