The Hermit is about unraveling the self and then piecing back together the form that is most natural to the underbelly of the mind, where we can be our most raw and tender selves.
We here in SoSW embrace the meaning of The Hermit.
Enter the Hermit-Hole
Welcome to the "Hermits who are slightly less hermits around other hermits because we appreciate each other (a lot)," thing we've got going on here. We're just a bunch of loons who decided to carve out a space where we can comfortably express ourselves. We tend to surprise each other at the end of the day with what we can learn from one another.
If you find spewing words at people and having other words spewed back at you fun, you have stumbled on the right hermit-hole. If you have come here for wild dancing and plotting the end of regurgitated behavior by the light of your desk lamp, then you've still come to the right place. If you enjoy silly behavior and simultaneous learning ... you get the idea. This is a place to relax, express yourself freely, and do what you want to do within our home.
Inside the Den
There's plenty of opportunity to question things, share opinions, debate topics, and ultimately be yourself in the best possible capacity you can be. What we actually do and talk about depends entirely on what each member wants, and so the topics we cover here are ever changing and evolving like ourselves. So far, we've got altered states of consciousness, working with spirits and deities, past lives, hearth and home magic, healthy recipes, an online shrine to deities some of us worship, a scribble board, a library, and a fiendish desire for pasta. We realize the pasta-love and healthy recipes board conflict.
As a close knit group of hermits, we like to collaborate and have fun together. We enjoy doing things like playing Cards Against Humanities, hosting discussions and debates, watching movies together online, using Skype to chat, and in the future we'll be hosting games and competitions online, starting a book club or a cooking group, and many other fun activities that you can be included in.
We like stuff like these;
Your Piece of the Puzzle
Since you've decided to read this much and may be considering hermit-ing alongside us, there are some things you should know. We joke a lot, we make pop culture references, we know the difference between fun and legitimate practice, and we want to further ourselves in our practices and our understanding of the hot mess that is reality. Everything else is up to each of us to bring to the table. What do you want to bring?
Mail Evynne, telling us things like:
Add anything you're comfortable with that could help paint us a picture of who you are as a person and feel free to get to know your potential fellow hermits.