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- Sci-Fi Series 2 (Simulator, Little Angels, Esperanza)
on Aug. 31, 2010
There is pseudo science fiction that is filled with monsters and gore. That’s fine, for the young minds. But there are also the giants of the genre who seem to reach out to our potential, both, good and bad, in our not so distant future. Stan Law belongs in the later category. Fascinating what a fertile mind can produce.
- Sci-Fi Series 1 (Thirsty Work, The Acorn, Dare, Black Hole)
on Sep. 02, 2010
Thirsty work is as light, as Dare is dark. The Acorn seems to lie in between, showing the dangers inherent in our ways, yet offering a surprising future. Whatever your taste in Sci-Fi, this trio will titillate your gullet with diversity. Ah, and don't forget humor! I'm looking forward to more in this Series.
- Cats & Dogs Series (Complete+)
on Sep. 19, 2010
I had a long chat with my cat, and equally as long with my two dogs. Let me tell you. Every single word Stan Law wrote is the absolute truth. If you don’t believe me, ask your own cat. Or dog. Or any stray you meet on the street. Only… for some reason, my dog refused to discuss The Broohos.
- Mirror, Flash, Man Who Couldn't Die (Wonders Series)
on Sep. 29, 2010
The more I read Stan Law, the more I like his style. His literary skill seems matched by his unbridled imagination, tempered by his poetic soul. He plays on our emotions with virtuosity of a seasoned performer.
- Yeshua - Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
on Nov. 03, 2010
The research that Law did is staggering. Torah, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Buddhism, Zarathustra, all interconnect, leading to Yeshûa’s enlightenment. It gives new meaning to the biblical statement: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52). Aided by the revelations of the American psychic Edgar Cayce, Stan Law produces a novel that is hard to put down and even harder to forget.
- The Jewel and Other Stories
on Dec. 03, 2010
I do not claim to be a literary critic, but I know what I like. And I defy anyone not to find at least some of these stories holding your undivided attention. You’ll want to read them all at one sitting. The whole collection is indeed a Jewel.
- Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism
on Dec. 03, 2010
Having read his beautiful short stories, I am delighted to find that Stan I.S. Law, aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski, is also a prolific writer of non-fiction. To my surprise, I found here a document I can use to fathom the depth of the intoxicating Biblical symbolism, or should I say, mystery. I no longer have to rely on others, to tell me what some of the stuff means, let alone how to unravel apparent contradictions.
I note that the Dictionary is inspired by the King James Bible which, though tampered with by future generations of scholars, still retains the poetry reminiscent of, what must have been, the original intent.
Thank you, Mr. Kapuscinski. I always enjoyed unraveling mysteries. Thanks to the Dictionary, I’m looking forward to years of fun.
- Visualization - Creating Your Own Universe
on Dec. 09, 2010
Stanislaw Kapuscinski is probably the best-read writer I came across since I began my love affair with books. The Bibliography at the end of this book is a living testament to his desire to master the secrets of reality.
And master them—he does. His analytical brain seems carefully balanced with his right hemisphere, leaving this reader in awe of his conclusions. This is not a book one can consume as a single sitting. Rather, a morsel at a time, followed by a day or two of contemplation, of weighing his findings against one’s own acquired knowledge. A most unusual offering from a master of fiction and non-fiction alike.
- The Gate - Things my Mother told me.
on Dec. 10, 2010
I read a book about Alzheimer’s and dementia. It was factual, educational, dry. This novel places the gradual deterioration of human mind in the context of everyday life. Somehow it makes that that is incurable—acceptable; it even elevates it to a higher level of human condition. The book is not about suffering, but about the abundance of love, joy, pleasure, yes, even humor, that one can experience under the Democlesian sword of the unforgiving diseases. Extraordinary!
This is a book that everyone must read. Young and old. You never know…
- Key To Immortality — Commentary on Gospel of Thomas
on Dec. 11, 2010
I have been reading Kapuscinski’s (mostly Law’s) books for some time now. I must admit that my background is more scientific than metaphysical, yet by means that must be akin to magic, the author manages to draw me into his reality, hold my attention, and force me to reexamine the postulates which I’ve long accepted as settled.
If you have any doubts about your own immortality, I defy you to read this book and remain indifferent to the Gospel of Thomas. This book will leave a lasting impression of you. Lasting forever?
- Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom
on Dec. 20, 2010
I don’t normally read romances, but, well, this is Stan Law. I didn’t regret it. His literary journey of self-discovery and gradual unfolding is peppered with scathing humor directed at the self-important upper crust of municipal establishment. The story is moving, engrossing, humorous, and impregnated with the author’s obvious love of classical music. His Symphonic Poem 'sounds' sublime. A delight to read.
- Beyond Religion Volume I
on Dec. 29, 2010
This set of essays did more to release me from my early conditioning that any other book. The essays are deep yet light, profound yet presented without philosophical mumbo-jumbo. Don’t expect dogmatic conclusions. As we grow older, we also grow mentally lazy, lackadaisical. This book will provide you with a powerful stimulus to reexamine the road you are travelling. An excellent collection.
- Beyond Religion Volume II
on Jan. 21, 2011
In the Catholic Poland, I have been brought up in the midst a vast plethora of ecclesiastical mysteries. I always doubted that the saints, prophets, let alone saviours, would leave a legacy, which would be incomprehensible to later generations. Now, here, at long last, there are essays that prove my point.
All essays are informative, original, many are exciting. But after years of searching, of doubt, MYSTERY sated my inner needs. Read them all, but if you can’t, read MYSTERY.
- Beyond Religion Volume III
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!
- Now - Being and Becoming
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!
- The Avatar Syndrome
on March 21, 2011
A rare literary jewel to be savored, enjoyed and absorbed with an open mind, which, even as I read it, seemed to open to an ever-wider reality. I you feel you are more than flesh and bones, you’ll love this story. An extraordinary book.
- Headless World, sequel to the Avatar Syndrome
on March 22, 2011
Throughout history, every empire, or power by any other name, attempted to impose its will over others, usually claiming that it is doing so for an objective good. This book illustrates how possibly best intentions of one man can create a turmoil that threatens to destroy the world civilization as we know it. The author finds a brilliant solution to the problem by turning tables on the offensive perpetrator.
An extraordinary book by an extraordinary writer.
- Sacha—The Way Back (Alexander Trilogy Book Three)
on May 31, 2011
Having read the book at one sitting, I continue to wonder what would the Great Masters think of the way we carried out the teaching they left behind. The teaching we now regard as myths. Did we listen to the prophets, the saviors, the great teachers? Did we fulfill our destiny?
Sacha was determined to find out what was his purpose. Ultimately he did. Shouldn’t we all follow in his footsteps and search for ours? Or should be continue to follow the blind leading the blind… as we did for countless centuries?
The book is a fascinating meditation presented to us as the life of a man who does not give up his boyhood dream. Read it, but be careful. You might discover the truth about yourself!
- ELOHIM-Masters & Minions [Winston Trilogy Book Two]
on July 27, 2011
Engrossing, fascinating, international intrigue, fast moving, entertaining, oh, yet, and romance. What else do you need? Law is a bottomless pit of complex plots. His knowledge in diverse fields is staggering.
If you are anything like I am, once you read one of Law's books, you'll want to read them all!
- Winston's Kingdom [Winston Trilogy Book III]
on Aug. 09, 2011
Even as the human genius advances to unprecedented heights, it pales in the blinding light of Winston’s Kingdom. Extraordinary! A worthy conclusion of a thrilling Trilogy.
Make sure you read Part One and Two first. It’s well worth it to see the gradual growth and spiritual evolution of Peter Thornton. An elaborate, profound and extraordinary meditation on human potential.
- Alexander [Alexander Trilogy Book Two]
on Aug. 09, 2011
Never have I seen the past brought back to life as vividly as Stan Law does it in this novel. The book challenges our vision of reality—as we know it. Not just our concept of history, but Alec, now Dr. Alexander Baldwin, shows us that the here-and-now has dimensions previously unheard of. He visits the Kingdom of Mu, Lemuria, Atlantis, witnesses the death of Socrates and the struggle of St. Peter, the horror of the Dark Ages… as well as the enigmatic realities of Home Planet and the Far Country…
He pays dearly for his mistakes but, at long last, he finds the true purpose of life, right here, on Earth. An extraordinary book!
- Enigma of the Second Coming
on Aug. 28, 2011
I must say that I never imagined the Second Coming to take place in the manner suggested by this extraordinary novel. When I thought of it, I always went back to the past, forgetting that the Old Masters have earned their immortality. Here, the folly of mine, of Homo sapiens, is exposed. It appears that we did not pass the test; did not use the talents given to us.
As always, Stan Law gives us a book with something think about. To solve the Enigma of our lives.
- Gift of Gamman
on Nov. 16, 2011
After reading this book, each time I go to sleep, I hope to wake up at the next step of our evolutionary scale. What an extraordinary marriage of physics and metaphysics! No religion, yet an antechamber of heaven on our doorstep. Extraordinary. Thanks, Mr. Law.
- WALL — Love, Sex and Immortality [Aquarius Trilogy Book One]
on Jan. 05, 2012
By some means that are not clear to me, Stan Law manages to blend and harmonize physics and metaphysics with the ease of an experienced maestro. Yet over and above his obvious talents, this latest book of his is most of all fun. Great, big, piles of fun. Fun in the penthouse, fun in the park, fun on the beaches and fun of a king-sized bed that stimulated my scientifically-oriented imagination.
This is Stan Law at his best.
- DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism
on March 14, 2012
A fascinating concept. To go forward we must look into the distant past. And if we don’t, all to soon we shall start from scratch—once again on the wheel of Awagawan. Richard Dawkins’s evolution seems to have slowed down to a crawling pace. Perhaps it stopped moving altogether. As has science. As has religion. Must we also give up?
But what struck me most in Delusions was Kapuscinski’s well-grounded theory that whatever evolutionary advances we might be making, they are confined to material progress only. Spiritually we are on fast, downward spiral. We no longer make an effort to raise our individual state of consciousness. In fact, most of us hardly know what it means—and this in spite of the latest scientific theories, such as the illusion of materiality, multi-universe concepts, of multiplicity of dimensions. We escape from the true reality to hide in our ignorance.
No wonder the churches are empty