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Ecstatic Confessions: The Heart of Mysticism

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Buber's personal selection of the most eloquent testimonies from mystics through the centuries.
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 1st 1985 by Harper & Row (first published 1921)
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Summers Eye
decent read. interesting scope and limiting by design. was hoping for more of an "anthology of mysticism"-type vibe but that is not really that type of book either. still worthwhile.

it is a short read but i read slowly & it seemed to drag on for such a short book. there seems to be some overlap to w/ the Catholic confessions. some of them seem repetitive & typical. its interdisciplinary but some chapters have really short entries by one or two religious figures.

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Jeff
Excellent collection of first-hand religious experience, straight out of Musil and James.
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Martin Buber was an Austrian-born Jewish philosopher best known for his philosophy of dialogue, a religious existentialism centered on the distinction between the I-Thou relationship and the I-It relationship.

Buber came from a family of observant Jews, but broke with Jewish custom to pursue secular studies in philosophy. In 1902, Buber became the editor of the weekly Die Welt, the central organ of
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