The Hermit

The Hermit

Enlightenment from the Gutter

Gabriel D Roberts

Rubedo Press
August 2015

With my eyes closed and the sun beating through my eyelids, the red glow of sunlight fell like love upon me and filled me from head to toe with spectral warmth that  perhaps only the womb had given me before. A plural telepathic voice, quiet and feminine, spoke to me:

“Gabriel, we told you to come to the wilderness and gave you this hunger so that you would come. If we had not given you the call and the hunger, you would not have ever gotten where you want to be, where you are destined to be. Do you understand?”

“Gabriel D Roberts is a writer to watch”
THE HERMIT is a tale of enlightenment from the gutter, of a man being torn apart by his own personal revolution. In the spirit of Jack Keroac’s On the Road and Hunter S. Thompson’s The Rum Diary, THE HERMIT is a harrowing journey into living magic—the search for the divine through the crucible of raw existence. From the Humboldt Hills to the Badlands of the Dakotas, Gabriel D. Roberts charts the treacherous pathways between homelessness, heartbreak, and heroism.
“Roberts spiritually disembowels himself in The Hermit
to remind us what living with guts looks like”.
Reality Sandwich
Shocking, yet funny; the deepest truths in a fart joke”.

USD $19.00

Softcover, 5 x 8
Black and white, 378 pp.
ISBN: 978-1-943710-02-7

USD $40.00
Signed by the author
I-Ching hexagram feature
Limited to sixty-four copies
Bound in French flaps, 5 x 8
Black and white, 378 pp.
Available exclusively from
Rubedo Press


About the Author


Gabriel D. Roberts is a theological scholar, researcher and public speaker specializing in the nature of perception and belief. After twenty-seven years of passionate searching, Gabriel stepped away from his long held Christian faith into a more expansive and fluid worldview. The details and reasons are catalogued in his book, Born Again To Rebirth. Like many others who have had an earnest thirst for the answers to the big questions of life, Gabriel was not satisfied to settle for not knowing more. His previous book, The Quest For Gnosis, explores the roots of belief, the power of the ecstatic state in one’s spiritual life, and the means by which a deeply satisfying spiritual life may be achieved outside of the bonds of dogma. Gabriel has interviewed the brightest minds in this field of study, including Dr. Rupert Sheldrake, Graham Hancock, Daniele Bolelli, Peter J. Carroll, Hamilton Morris, Dr. Aaron Cheak, David Metcalfe, Dr. Rick Strassman, and many more.

Gabriel writes for VICE Magazine, and and is the author of four books. He is presently working towards his doctorate at the University of Washington in his hometown of Tacoma (Washington, USA).