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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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Jeff
Apr 28, 2008 Jeff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sacred, religion
Excellent collection of first-hand religious experience, straight out of Musil and James.
Eye Summers
Oct 30, 2014 Eye Summers rated it really liked it
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.

glad i read i stumbled u
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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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