To dream of a hermit, denotes sadness and loneliness caused by the unfaithfulness of friends. If you are a hermit yourself, you will pursue researches into intricate subjects, and will take great interest in the discussions of the hour. To find yourself in the abode of a hermit, denotes unselfishness toward enemies and friends alike.
In a woman’s dream the hermit may represent one of her links with the divine in the same way as a priest does. In a man’s dream the hermit will often highlight his own links with his god, whatever form that takes.
To dream that you are a hermit, represents your need to be alone or that you are feeling alone. You are withdrawing from daily life and distancing yourself from others.
A holy man, or the wise old man, will often appear in dreams as the hermit, suggesting that we are discovering the dimension in ourselves which has a spiritual awareness.
There is a kind of loneliness and singularity within many people, which prevents us from making relationships on a one-to-one basis. This may manifest in dreams as the figure of the hermit.
There are two types of hermit: one withdraws from life in order to live an entirely spiritual existence and knows that others will care for his bodily needs, whereas the other travels throughout the world using his knowledge and expertise to help others.
The tourist in a dream in spiritual terms represents the hermit or wanderer.
There is some conflict with natural drives. There may be an avoidance of sex or contact through fear or the need for restraint. We may be looking for simplicity. Consult the entries for hermit, monk and mystic for further information.
Spiritual isolation signifies the hermit, or recluse – any person living in seclusion, whether through religious belief or not. This suggests the need to spend time alone in tranquility.