Now - Being and Becoming

Rated 4.88/5 based on 17 reviews
A man wraps his car around a lamppost. The next instant he's looking down on his body lying in a ditch. He wonders why he doesn't feel any pain. What follows are "300 spellbinding pages!"

"This is a story of how a mind can be set free to roam infinite space where time does not exist..." K. Jones (Amazon)

"Now - Being & Becoming is an invaluable piece of literature." C.J. Good (Amazon) More

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Published by Inhousepress
Words: 112,320
Language: English
ISBN: 9781458060433
About Stan I.S. Law

Stan I.S. Law (Stanislaw Kapuscinski), architect, sculptor and prolific writer was educated in Poland and England. While there, he also played concert violin, and studied opera at the Guildhall School of Music.

Since 1965 he has resided in Canada. 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 thirty books, eighteen of them novels.
Under his real name he published seven non-fiction books sharing his vision of reality. His non-fiction books can be found at:

http://stanlaw.ca

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/stankapt

http://www.inhousepress.ca

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias=stripbooks&field-keywords=stan+i.s.+law&x=15&y=17

As an architect [RIBA, MRAIC, OAQ ret.] he designed a number high rise buildings in Montreal, including Regency Hyatt Hotel (now Delta), Place Mercantile, Headquarters for the Mutual Alliance, as well as a number of low and middle rise structures for private clients. In the National Capital he was the associate in charge of design of Royal Bank Headquarters on Sparks Street.

His novels include:

NOW—Being and Becoming
One Just Man (Winston Trilogy Book I)
Elohim—Masters and Minions (Winston Trilogy Book II)
Winstons' Kingdom (Winston Trilogy Book III)
Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
Peter and Paul—Intuitive sequel to Yeshûa
The Avatar Syndrome (prequel to Headless World)
Headless World—The Vatican Incident (Sequel to Avatar Syndrome).
The Princess
Alec (Alexander Trilogy Book I)
Alexander (Alexander Trilogy Book II).
Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book III).
The Gate—Things my Mother told me.
Marvin Clark—In Search of Freedom.
Enigma of the Second Coming
Gift of Gamman
Wall—Love, Sex, and Immortality (Aquarius Trilogy Book I)
Pluto Effect (Aquarius Trilogy Book II)
OLYMPUS—Of Gods and Men (Aquarius Trilogy Book III)

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Reviews

Review by: James Jenkins on Sep. 10, 2014 :
I read 16% before putting this one down. The writing is fine, and if you have not read more then a couple of existence after death stories you might want to read it all.

There is nothing in the first 16% that I have not read several times before. Different words of course, but same plot, no surprises.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Amy Taylor on June 22, 2014 :
Now – Being & Becoming is an amazing journey through one man’s thoughts and experiences after a life altering experience.

Stan I.S. Law brings us the story of John.

When John is in an accident he is seriously hurt. His consciousness stays behind at the scene of the accident while his body is transported via ambulance to the hospital. He believes he has died and starts to think about life and about his wife Ruth. He thinks she will be mad at him, that she told him not to have that second scotch even though it was likely a pothole that caused the accident.

John goes on to ponder his life and whether he is, at the moment, still alive. The narration flows naturally as if they were your own thoughts drawing you hypnotically into the story. Through John we begin to feel as though we know Ruth and begin to feel compassion for how this experience will affect her. The tenderness that exists between John and Ruth is beautiful and amazing. As the story progresses John is introduced to deeper thoughts and experiences involving science, religion and faith.

Law’s ability to create a story that transcends the typical boundaries never ceases to amaze me. He has an uncanny ability to build a whole world around you that you are completely immersed in. Everything comes to life - the scenery, the noises, tastes, smells, thoughts, feelings, science, urgency and so much more as John exposes every thought and experience he has.

For an unparalleled experience, I highly recommend it!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Fred Schäfer on Dec. 13, 2012 :
Kate Jones, Pasadena, USA, writes about "Now - Being and Becoming": "As usual, this reader was awed by the author's cosmic range of thought, global vocabulary, the boldness of his ideas, the potpourri of philosophical sources, and his charming self-revelatory candor." Yes, the same happened to me. I was impressed. In one way or another, the book deals with all the big - really big! - actually: the Biggest! - philosophical issues known to mankind. What is reality? What is time? What is infinity? What does it mean to be dead? Who am I? Is there a God? Who is God? Who is God's God? And the book is also a great love story, perhaps even a personal love statement by the author? But not only does the author ask these very big questions within the framework of a novel, he also provides a multitude of possible answers. Actually, more than that: He speculates like there is no tomorrow (and maybe there isn't) and as you read his ideas you feel that he really must have had a ball of a time writing this book.

If I had come across this book ten or twenty years ago I would have read it several times and given it 10 stars. This book could easily have become my "bible" for, say, a couple of years. In the meantime, however, I have stopped searching for answers to all these fascinating questions. As a consequence, to me these questions are no longer what they used to be. They are no longer quite as important as they used to be, they are just questions that may or may not find an answer after my departure from this world.

There will be readers who love this book and read it several time and there will be readers who are wondering what it is all about, but even they, I think, will be able to appreciate the depth of philosophical thinking in this novel. That in itself deserves 5 stars. And then there is the love story! The love story that forms part of this book is timeless, original and absolutely splendid. I do recommend this book without hesitation, but please do not approach this book with any particular expectations. Just read it and follow the flow and you will be rewarded and amazed.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Patrick Johnson on Nov. 04, 2012 :
I read every single book Stan Law ever wrote. I read his fiction and non-fiction. I even love his poems. But this novel surpasses them all. It makes a convincing case for our subconscious being a gateway to our individual immortality. And you know what? He might just be right!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Barbara Woolfe on Nov. 02, 2012 :
It would be difficult to read NOW and not be reassured about one’s own immortality. At the same time, I don’t believe many people would imagine it being quite as Stan Law proposes. A man enters a coma. Within this enigmatic state he gains access to the total history of the world. Not just his own but all of it. And the strange thing is that he experiences all the fragments of history as though they took place just now.

An amazing book!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Sylvester Drake on Nov. 01, 2012 :
There is heaven and there is hell and there is NOW. Stan Law creates a reality, which will surprise not only all the “believers” of various faiths or religions, but it might well reach out to the agnostics and atheists alike. There is nothing there that contradicts modern day science. At the same time, it is the most incredible view of reality I’ve ever read.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Jo Steinman on Oct. 09, 2012 :
Yet another brilliant winner. A man in coma who owns the world. Fantastic!

I’m a great fan of Stan Law’s novels, and I am always looking forward to his new works. What a delightful change from explicit sex, murder and mayhem, not to mention the gratuitous killing and gore with which our TV screens are filled to the brim. Isn’t it time someone had the courage to make a movie from one of Stan Law’s books? I realized it would make people think, but is thinking really such a dirty word these days?

Nevertheless, until they do, I strongly recommend that you let Stan Law take you on a trip you’ll not easily forget. In his book, even the seemingly dead come alive. (PS, I read my friend’s copy before buying my own!)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jo Steinman on Oct. 09, 2012 :
Yet another brilliant winner. A man in coma who owns the world. Fantastic!

I’m a great fan of Stan Law’s novels, and I am always looking forward to his new works. What a delightful change from explicit sex, murder and mayhem, not to mention the gratuitous killing and gore with which our TV screens are filled to the brim. Isn’t it time someone had the courage to make a movie from one of Stan Law’s books? I realized it would make people think, but is thinking really such a dirty word these days?

Nevertheless, until they do, I strongly recommend that you let Stan Law take you on a trip you’ll not easily forget. In his book, even the seemingly dead come alive. (PS, I read my friends copy before buying my own. I want to reread it.)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Jo Steinman on Oct. 09, 2012 :
Yet another brilliant winner. A man in coma who owns the world. Fantastic!

I’m a great fan of Stan Law’s novels, and I am always looking forward to his new works. What a delightful change from explicit sex, murder and mayhem, not to mention the gratuitous killing and gore with which our TV screens are filled to the brim. Isn’t it time someone had the courage to make a movie from one of Stan Law’s books? I realized it would make people think, but is thinking really such a dirty word these days?

Nevertheless, until they do, I strongly recommend that you let Stan Law take you on a trip you’ll not easily forget. In his book, even the seemingly dead come alive. (PS, I read my friend's copy before buying my own!)
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Ron Pike on March 27, 2012 :
First I got lost, then I found myself suspended in the enormity of NOW. Yet, Being and Becoming actually make sense. Sort of. That’s right, even to me. But you’d better suspend all your preconceived notions. Great!
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: D Piecuch on March 27, 2012 :
Being and Becoming, eternity, all constrained within the eternal NOW. An extraordinary idea, although, to be frank, I’d rather remain in a reality where the day lasts 24 hours.

Perhaps, one day, but not yet… although it is a fascinating idea.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on Feb. 10, 2011 :
Stan Law offers the best and probably the most original description of how infinity can unfold, how our life, here, on Earth is a necessary component of our immortal soul. I defy anyone to offer a better explanation. But what I really find amazing is how the author manages to intertwine metaphysics with pure science, and then enhance them both with abundant poetry. Beautiful!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Anetta Bach on Jan. 25, 2011 :
It seems that only Stan Law manages to introduce romance, indeed, a vibrant love story, into the timeless enormity of the Universe, without leaving a hospital bed. It seems that love conquers all, even within a semi-dead, comatose condition. An extraordinary book! The more I read him, the more exciting his writing becomes. One can but wonder where he’ll take us next.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Hanna K. Loda on Jan. 23, 2011 :
It is wonderful to read how our subconscious maintains our innermost desires, even in a state of helpless coma. It seems that love really does conquer all. The novel reads as if the author, himself, experienced the cosmos as it unfolded, through millennia, indeed eons, in his consciousness. A fascinating look at the concept of Life, with a capital L
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik on Jan. 22, 2011 :
Mystery, suspense, a timeless love story—outer limits of the Universe—the beauty of a prairie flower. Put them all together and you get a Stan Law novel. I find him amazing. It is like witnessing flowers unfolding with the coming of spring, and then reaching out beyond the known into the realm of gods. Wow!
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Adam Kerry on Jan. 18, 2011 :
I often wondered what happens to our mind in a coma, but I never imagined such untrammeled diversity as presented by Stan Law. The author suffers from an imagination as rich and as all encompassing as the Universe itself. He steers his ship beyond time and space with the ease of a seasoned sailor. Well done, sir. And many we have more? Please?

With admiration, Adam Kerry
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: BozenaH on Jan. 17, 2011 :
While I always suspected that the life of the mind must be richer than what we are consciously aware of, this stunning novel took me way past the limits of my imagination. The author created a unified universe yet exploded it, simultaneously, in limitless, seemingly divine diversity. It is like the Big Bang taking place in your own mind. Amazing!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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