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- ELOHIM-Masters & Minions [Winston Trilogy Book Two]
on Aug. 15, 2011
Peter Thornton's persistence to steer a clear course in the turbulent waters of his life is nothing short of amazing. His alternating states of euphoria and depression, of success and failure, give life to this novel where genetics, nanotechnology and bionics struggle for supremacy.
Only Winston, in his quiet, unobtrusive way keeps pointing his ship in the right direction. I suspect that, ultimately, Winston will turn out to be the winner. Only Stan Law knows. There is a ray of hope. Part III of the trilogy is there, waiting for us.
- Yeshua - Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
on Aug. 16, 2011
Until recently, I never heard of Stan Law; and then I read the free sample on Smashwords. Then I joined Smashwords. Then I bought Yeshua, The Personal Memoir, and I read it all. Twice. There is so much to learn in this book. Philosophy, metaphysics, even some people’s ideas on theology. Deep, deep stuff—that’s why I had to read it twice.
I’ll never think of Jesus in quite the same way. Now, the quote in the book: “And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man,” (Luke 2:52) makes sense. You have to read the book to understand it. Suddenly Yeshua became real.
And BTW, it’s also a great novel.
- Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism
on Aug. 26, 2011
The Dictionary is an amazing exposé of the willingness of scholars of various religions, principally Christianity, to keep the masses in the dark for some 2000 years. It seems that half-truth made the rabble easier to control. The symbolic meaning let alone the actual translation of more than 3000 words, particularly when majority of such words refers to a state of consciousness, is nothing short of staggering. This book is an amazing eye-opener.
In defense of the scholars, one might quote the statement about “throwing pearls before swine…” (Matth. 7:6) Speaking for myself, I refuse to be a swine any longer.
I am, Mr. Kapuscinski, forever in your debt.
- Enigma of the Second Coming
on Aug. 26, 2011
While the book unfolds into a novel that is definitely science fiction, it can stand its ground as literature, as a romance, as a psychological study of a girl who lost both her parents, yet, through means of her own, seems to rediscover them both on Earth as well as in heaven. A strange, haunting book that will leave you wondering about the reality we live in.
- Winston's Kingdom [Winston Trilogy Book III]
on Aug. 26, 2011
A tantalizing view of man’s destiny. I never regarded infinity in quite this way. Stan Law opened my mind, clearing out the religious debris I accumulated from years of following various beliefs. I know this is only a novel, but, for me, it is strangely convincing.
Peter Thornton did it the hard way. Stan Law makes is easier for the rest of us. Thank you, Winston; and thank you Mr. Law.
- Alexander [Alexander Trilogy Book Two]
on Aug. 26, 2011
A wonderful sequel to the Princess. Alexander grows up to be a man and a scientist who finally arrives at the truth which Sandra imparted to him in his youth. It was a difficult journey, filled with mystery, suspense, even black magic, but a journey well worth while. One can but wonder if his son, Sacha, will inherit his abilities.
A first class novel.
- Key To Immortality — Commentary on Gospel of Thomas
on Aug. 28, 2011
I read a number of his novels (authored by his alter ego: Stan I.S. Law). Since, I was delighted to learn that Stanislaw Kapuscinski substantiated his views of reality by a series of non-fiction books. I bought them all! Now, I am halfway through the Key to Immortality, the second time round. I feel immortal already.
I strongly suspect that the author is right. That I really am immortal. Amazing!
- Beyond Religion Volume III
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
- The Avatar Syndrome
on Sep. 04, 2011
“A fresh, intelligent and invigorating book which forces one to reevaluate their perspective of spirituality and science and the connection they undoubtedly hold. The author is an enlightened being and it is very evident in this masterpiece.”
[Taken directly from a 5 star review by Michael P. Tinsley (MO USA), on the Amazon.com. I have nothing to add except my total agreement.]
- Sci-Fi Series 1 (Thirsty Work, The Acorn, Dare, Black Hole)
on Sep. 24, 2011
I read the four stories at a single sitting, and I hungered for more. This seems true of whatever Law writes. He seems to exhibit an extraordinary combination of humor, imagination, depth of philosophy, humanity and literary skills. A Writer not to be missed. Yes, the capital W is there on purpose!
- Cats & Dogs Series (Complete+)
on Sep. 24, 2011
A most extraordinary compendium of philosophy propounded by our closest friends, our cats and dogs. An absolute must read. Read some of the stories earlier. Loved the new additions. Bravo!
- Gift of Gamman
on Nov. 26, 2011
A ‘living’, or ‘participatory’, immortality is a vastly preferred option to sitting on a cloud and being bored to ‘death’ for and ever and ever. Although Stan Law does not propose the ultimate paradise, he certainly takes a giant step towards it.
He also makes an important psychological point for our religious and political critics. Not all that seems bad is bad. It may have hidden portends of a bright future. Well done, Mr. L, or is it K?
- Visualization - Creating Your Own Universe
on Nov. 30, 2011
If you read any Kapuscinski’s Beyond Religion Essays, (and if you haven't do), Visualization is a must. The author gathers years of research into a single book, and then, more or less, he tells you to face the truth. Only… he doesn’t preach. He leaves the “eureka” moment all to yourself.
- WALL — Love, Sex and Immortality [Aquarius Trilogy Book One]
on Dec. 11, 2011
I read a great deal about OBE and other esoteric phenomena in print and on the Internet. Yet it is only now, in this novel, that Stan Law makes our hidden potential real. I defy anyone who read this book not to try to leave their physical body, to visit places far away and, if successful, to return filled with awe. The novel is convincing by stressing how much effort and practice is required to achieve results. Like in this book, the effort makes is all worthwhile. Good luck and thank you Mr. Law.
- Beyond Religion Volume I
on Jan. 02, 2012
It is fascinating to watch the development of an author’s thoughts. Each essay brings one closer to his frame of mind, to his invariably unique way of looking at things. It is not a question of changing my worldview while reading his essays, but it definitely has the effect of broadening mine. The world became a richer, more vibrant place for me. I’m looking forward to reading his second collection.
- DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism
on March 17, 2012
Apparently the scientists are free to postulate ten, (in days to come probably 20 or more) dimensions, but refuse to accept the invisible but equally as real assumptions of ancient myths. It used to be, that a scientific theory must have allowed to be tested under laboratory conditions. Those days are long gone. So how are we to differentiate between science and myths?
There appears to be a double standard here. Thank you Mr. Kapuscinski for opening our eyes. I recommend this book to people of all persuasions. They say that truth will set you free…
- Now - Being and Becoming
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!