Beyond Religion Volume III

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[From Intro.] “Anyone searching these pages for quick, glib, answers will be disappointed. I would rather my readers treated my essays as a menu of exotic dishes, perhaps a silver tray of hors-d’oeuvres, which they might taste, relish, ponder upon their esoteric ingredients, and if still tempted—swallow.”

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About Stanislaw Kapuscinski

Architect, sculptor and prolific writer. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. His fiction and non-fiction attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of human potential. He authored more than twenty-five books, fifteen of them novels, under the pen name Stan I.S. Law.

His life attests that his View of Reality leads to success and happiness. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome the difficulties of schooling in a foreign language, he left England for Canada in search of new horizons. Later his family scattered, his house burned to the ground, the firm—where he worked for many years—bankrupt… he began his search for the secret of life. Now he is a successful writer, happily married for 25 years, with an assured future.

Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism
DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism
Visualization — Creating your own Universe
Key to Immortality
Beyond Religion volumes I, II, and III

Under the pen-name Stan I.S. Law, his novels include:
NOW—Being and Becoming
One Just Man (prequel to Elohim)
Elohim—Masters and Minions
Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus.
The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)
Headless World
The Princess (Alexander Trilogy Book One)
The Gate—Things my Mother told me
WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality

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Reviews

Review by: Sid Freeman on March 30, 2014 :
I have read the other two books in this series, so it only seemed right that I read this one too. This book is exactly as the blurb describes; it’s not an answer to all of life’s questions but simply a collection of ideas that you can think about and even expand upon.

If you are not an open- minded individual then you will struggle with some of the concepts that Law writes about, but if you are willing to put aside your beliefs and look at this book with fresh eyes and a clear mind then you will be sure to gain something valuable from it.

This book is for serious thinkers who welcome new theories and are passionate about bettering themselves and their ideologies. Not only is there a wealth of knowledge to occupy a healthy mind, but of course there is Law himself who is able to bring you such powerful ideas with such eloquence and wit.

Like all of his books before; I am left with my mind reeling with ideas and will probably be in this daydream like state for a few days. This has been a brilliant read that will take its rightful place at the top with all the books that have had a profound effect on my life. *****
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Ron Pike on Dec. 13, 2011 :
As with “Beyond Religion I” & “Beyond Religion II”, if you open your mind, there is no way to not feel different when you were done. This text continues the journey that started with Beyond Religion I & Beyond Religion II. Another reviewer says it better than I ever could: “The essays are deep yet light, profound yet presented without philosophical mumbo-jumbo.”

Well done Mr. Kapuscinski! I can’t wait to move on to some of Mr. Kapuscinski’s other work (and delve into some of his fiction work as Stan I S Law).
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Review by: D Piecuch on Dec. 12, 2011 :
As with Beyond Religion I and Beyond Religion II, if you can check your pre-conceived notions at the door, then you will find these books most enlightening and fulfilling. Mr. Kapuscinski will open your eyes and your mind, and enrich your life.

Mr. Kapuscinski’s constant blend of wit and humor remain a pleasure to read.

Mr. Kapuscinski never gets “preachy”, simply presenting the information for the audience to consume. This is an enlightening trait that many other authors need to learn.

I walk away enriched, yet yearning for more of Mr. Kapuscinski’s work.
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Review by: Ronald Piecuch on Dec. 06, 2011 :
In Beyond Religion III, Mr. Kapuscinski concludes our mind-opening journey.

Mr. Kapuscinski’s enormous base of religious, scientific, and mythological knowledge has made this trilogy a truly enlightening read. And the author’s wit and humor make the text constantly enjoyable.

As with Beyond Religion I and II, many of the essays influenced me right away, while others required some reflection and additional thought.

I can’t get enough of Mr. Kapuscinski’s unique perspective, knowledge, and blend of humor. I will be quickly moving on to some of his other texts: Visualization—Creating Your Own Universe and Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism.
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Review by: Sylvester Drake on Sep. 09, 2011 :
You’ll probably get this from the free sample: Armageddon, Eternity, Euthanasia, Eternal Damnation… to mention just a few, are deep and informative. But other essays such as Blood Bath, Runn’n Jump’n & Stand’n Still, One on One, and a number of others will make your head spin. Kapuscinski is a consummate student of all the scriptures I can think of. I am impressed by his knowledge, and even more so by his conclusions.
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Review by: Patrick Johnson on Sep. 01, 2011 :
It’s nice to pick up my Kindle (yes, I can load my Kindle from Smashwords), just before falling asleep, and read just one of his essays, then ponder upon the author’s thoughts. A delightful collection. Some of them read more like meditations on the nature of reality. Thank you Mr. Kapuscinski. Your essays are instructive, enlightening, often amusing, and on occasion “necessary”. I am looking forward to diving into your fiction which, I am told, illustrates your philosophy
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Review by: Anetta Bach on Aug. 28, 2011 :
According to Socrates: “An unexamined life is not worth living.” And here, the abundance of subjects discussed by Kapuscinski is amazing, 52 (fifty-two!!!), each examining the life we live. Essays on subjects, most of which I hardly knew existed. And in the middle of these, he inserts “Hello?”—a conversation with God. I just loved it! We all live and learn, (well, most of us), but with Mr. K, this process is greatly accelerated.

The author not only examines life, he examines the very essence of the reality we live in.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Hanna K. Loda on Aug. 16, 2011 :
This time I spread the essays to two per week. The substance of each keeps me going. I suspect when I finish, I’ll start at page one, again. They say you can’t have too much of the good thing! Also, when I finally get through, I’ll go back to Visualization—Creating Your Own Universe. Won’t that be fun?
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on Feb. 05, 2011 :
Now that I’m completing the 3rd series of the essays, I must admit that I have been compelled to reexamine my whole view of the world. It seems that there are different ways to regard reality, rather as ‘beauty being in the eyes of the beholder’. But, thanks to Kapuscinski, my worldview is now richer, broader, and, perhaps most of all, I experience a strange peace when facing things and events, which, in the past, drove me mad.
Yes, the Essays have definitely given me a sense of peace and… confidence. Thank you Mr. Kapuscinski.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Adam Kerry on Jan. 25, 2011 :
One may or may not agree with all the conclusions drawn by the author, but one cannot but admire the originality and depth of his perception, and the variety of subjects raised by him. Most impressive! Only, however, after I studied his Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, I began to understand some of his views. I strongly suggest you should do the same. It’s well worth it.

There is a thin line that separates the author's spiritual reality form the mundane world-view we all appear to live in. For me he opened vast, new horizons.
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Review by: BozenaH on Jan. 23, 2011 :
Amid all the nonsense that proliferates the bookshelves of often respectable bookstores, what pleasure it is to find right here, on Smashwords, a book that makes you think. It is a rare challenge, these days. People would rather escape into fantasy worlds. But if you cherish the life of the mind, then you’ll enjoy this collection. I did. Very much.
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Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on Jan. 21, 2011 :
I wouldn’t read these essays unless you are capable to do so with an open mind. If you aren’t, they might upset your equilibrium; if you are, you’ll benefit greatly. It took me a while, but eventually I did decide to take a fresh look at reality we all live in.

This is the 3rd collection of Essays I’ve read. Kapuscinski doesn’t impose his views, he illustrates them. Also, on a number of occasions, I have been greatly amused. You might be too. Good luck!
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