TO THE EDITOR: I am writing to protest the selection of Dr. Paul C. Horton as reviewer for my book Ultimate Intimacy: The Psychodynamics of Jewish Mysticism (1). The book, which was edited by me and which contains contributions by a number of distinguished psychoanalytic colleagues and some equally distinguished scholars of Jewish mysticism, attempts, by example, to initiate the serious psychologic analysis of the phenomena of Jewish mysticism by using primarily a psychodynamic approach. Dr. Horton, on the other hand, is concerned not with understanding the psychology of the mystical experience so much as its celebration. "Nowhere in the book," he says, "do we find resonances with the `unbound wonder and profound awe.and the feeling of unutterable happiness which is never forgotten' that is said to characterize the `true mystical experience.'" He continues, "Curiously, traditional psychoanalysts, such as the contributors to this volume.[set] rules for discourse about mysticism that would keep us in a religious conceptual playpen. Although the analyst may play the role of `apocalyptic seer'.there are no Maggids in psychoanalytic institutes." Apparently, Dr. Horton interprets any psychoanalytic interest in the phenomena of mysticism as an attempt to restrict and thwart the practice of mysticism. Why would he—or anyone—look for maggidim in psychoanalytic institutes?