A Harmonist spiritual center where we are one in the spirit and the earth is our family.



When the unseen becomes seen, the world changes, and the universe becomes whole and unified.

A Buddhist saying.



As Harmonists, our goal is to recognize and to act in the inherent unity and harmony of  earth and spirit.

The Hermitage comprises historic buildings, the Mahantongo Heritage Center, exhibits, collections and craft shops, but, most of all, it is community and family; a place where the spirit incarnates in healing, beauty, harmony, and many, many animals and birds. It is a glowing facet of the jewel that is our sacred mother earth.


Join us for the annual Open House on Sunday, August 13. See the “Seasonal” page for more information.

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The Mahantongo Heritage Center

Hymn No 73 Building an ark copy


Postal mail: The Hermitage, 75 Grove Rd., Pitman, PA 17964 U.S.

Phone: 570-425-2548


Check our videos at and type in “atthehermitage” in the search line.


Click on the audio file to hear the hymn tune played on programs such as Windows Media Player.

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Christian and Johannes have been growing and processing flax to linen since the early 1980s. The website presents historical flax information, flax production and flax items for sale.

The Third Testament tells our spirituality in story by Johannes and in poetry by Christian


Members of our family.


“All things are interwoven with one another; a sacred bond unites them; there is scarcely one thing that is isolated from another. Everything is coordinated, everything works together in giving form to the one universe.”

Marcus Aurelius