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- Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism
on Aug. 17, 2011
Even though I’ve never read the Bible, the few examples the author gives of the application of the biblical symbolism inspired me to buy and attempt to decipher the secrets that the sacerdotal scholars kept from us for two millennia.
After less then a week, I began to study the Bible armed with the knowledge provided by the Dictionary. My understanding of the scriptures changed diametrically. I can finally begin to understand what the prophets, the evangelists and the mystics had in mind.
My profound thanks to Mr. Kapuscinski.
- ELOHIM-Masters & Minions [Winston Trilogy Book Two]
on Aug. 17, 2011
“One Just Man” started Peter Thornton on a journey of no return. Having lost his ability to practice medicine as a physician, (to base his diagnoses on knowledge and science), he dives into the workings of Solidarity International. His knowledge in the fields of genetics, nanotechnology and bioengineering advances in direct proportion to his reticence to use his inexplicable healing gift.
An intriguing conundrum. A man of many talents continues to live in a state of dissatisfaction. Only Winston, the inscrutable majordomo, seems able to sate his needs, and then only when Peter suspends his ego and his disbelief.
If you like fast action, international intrigue, philosophical puzzles, metaphysical speculation and… yes, and romance, then this is a novel for you.
- Key To Immortality — Commentary on Gospel of Thomas
on Aug. 19, 2011
Having studies Stanislaw Kapuscinski’s Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, I couldn’t resist attempting to understand his Key to Immortality. While I always suspected that nature would not come up with the complexity of man all on her own, the Key opened my eyes to the process. Once I accepted that I do not look with my eyes but through my eyes, I had to find out who am I; to find out, who is the observer. The Key gave me the answer.
It gave me the Key to Immortality.
- Yeshua - Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus
on Sep. 07, 2011
There were moments when I felt I was walking with Yeshua and Satia, feeling sand under my feet, the heat of the sun on my bare arms. The author has the heart of a poet.
The extraordinary integration of the Pre-Christian philosophies in what we now recognize as Christianity, is nothing short of fascinating, surprising, and most certainly enlightening. Stan Law makes the spiritual unfoldment of young, rebellious Yeshua into what many call Messiah of higher truth and learning perfectly logical, almost necessary, inevitable. And certainly he makes Yeshua come to life, become real. An inspired novel by an inspired author.
- Beyond Religion Volume III
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.
- Sci-Fi Series 1 (Thirsty Work, The Acorn, Dare, Black Hole)
on Sep. 20, 2011
Great stuff! One can but wonder what reality Stan Law lives in, but whichever he visits we benefit. The stories cover humor, hope, daring, and courage. An beautiful collection.
- Cats & Dogs Series (Complete+)
on Sep. 21, 2011
Surely, we all talk to our pets. We talk sweetly, we share with them our thoughts; sometimes we even talk in anger. But here, Stan Law does not follow this route. Instead he listens. And, boy, does he hear things! You’d better listen too. Five Stars!
- Winston's Kingdom [Winston Trilogy Book III]
on Nov. 10, 2011
In every book of his Stan Law he takes me to new realities, he expands my universe beyond my expectations. If you ever doubted that you are immortal, read this book. Fantastic, incredible, yet… highly believable. If you want to understand it, you’d better read One Just Man and the Elohim—Masters & Minions, first. And if you don’t you’ll still enjoy it, but you’ll be sorry you’ve missed them!
I can honestly say, this book made me a better man.
- Gift of Gamman
on Nov. 14, 2011
Many a future has been predicted by a host of religious and sci-fi writers. But Stan Law, once again come up with the most original one I’ve read so far. Keep writing, Mr. Law!
PS. John Galt is a classical hero, Beta Mulligan would be the son every parent would wish for, and Delta is absolutely out of this world!
- Visualization - Creating Your Own Universe
on Dec. 02, 2011
I read the author’s Key to Immortality, then bought his Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism to understand it better. Here, at last, a book I can enjoy at my own pace, easy to absorb, filled with fascinating facts and observations. Stanislaw Kapuscinski has a tremendous talent of explaining some of complex ideas in a way we can all enjoy. Just the list of chapters is fascinating.
I am looking forward to his other books. I hope he’ll keep them coming.
- WALL — Love, Sex and Immortality [Aquarius Trilogy Book One]
on Dec. 25, 2011
Another winner from Stan Law. Here he combines his obvious passion for ancient history, myths, symbolism and science. In his words all of them live in harmony, without contradictions. It seems that he’ll be the living proof that magic of today is the science of tomorrow. Only in his books tomorrow is taking place right now. As for quantum tunneling… well, read it for yourself. It sounds both, convincing and fantastic.
- Sci-Fi Series 2 (Simulator, Little Angels, Esperanza)
on Dec. 30, 2011
Esperanza is a story that deserves to be a full novel. The characters are finely drawn, the story is replete with suspense, mystery and emotion. I read it wanting to read more, to see what happened to Earth, to the people who inhabit it, to those who leave it for greener pastures. A superb story.
Little Angels is a dire vision of what will happen if we continue to imitate rabbits, or even, perhaps, vermin. A scary picture.
The Simulator is a classic in the tradition of good, solid Science Fiction. Keep writing Mr. Law. And thank you.
- Enigma of the Second Coming
on Jan. 10, 2012
It unfolds slowly, drawing you into the lives of characters that will soon take over your world. Trust me, they are unique. Then science fiction starts in earnest. Did you ever make love swinging on a chandelier in gravity 6x smaller than that on Earth? And that just a small part of it!
As always with Stan Law, the line between physics and metaphysics is delightfully blurred.
- Alexander [Alexander Trilogy Book Two]
on Jan. 26, 2012
Anyone who read the Princess wants to know how will Alec turn out when he grows up. It is obvious that the enigma created by his union with Sandra must be resolved in his later years.
Stan Law gives us a fascinating portrayal of a young man struggling with his ‘inner self’. One can but wonder if we are all destined to meet our soul, perhaps in outer realities, perhaps in the silence of our hearts. Alec, now Alexander, did both.
A novel you don’t want to miss.
- DELUSIONS — Pragmatic Realism
on March 09, 2012
I’m so glad someone had the courage to stand up to a renowned scientist and show the weakness in his reasoning. Kapuscinski opens our eyes to the narrowness of scientists’ vision of both, science and religions. Furthermore, the author’s knowledge and depth of understanding of the symbolism shrouding the mysteries of ancient myths surpasses many a scientific theory.
Well done, Sir!
- Beyond Religion Volume I
on April 13, 2012
As a young man, I have religiously attended the church for many years. In all that time, not a single mystery has been unveiled to me with such clarity as Kapuscinski does, seemingly with great ease. It is evident that his knowledge comes from within, rather than from the opinions of others. It is his originality of thought that I admire most. I am looking forward to his collections II and III, as well to his other books.
- Beyond Religion Volume II
on April 13, 2012
Mr. Kapuscinski did not disappoint me. The appetite he’s whetted with the BRI is now partially sated with this collection, though I am still waiting for BR III. The originality of thought I mentioned in my BRI review continues to amaze me. The author has ignited in me a strong desire to start my own research, mostly to confirm his conclusions, but also to develop my own philosophy. This is what’s so good about Kapuscinski’s writings. He informs, proposes, but does not impose. You are free to draw your own conclusions.
This is truly a diverse Inquiry into the Nature of Being.
- Now - Being and Becoming
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.
- Marvin Clark — In Search of Freedom
on Dec. 01, 2012
I don’t read romances. Not usually. But is Law writes any more stories like this one, I shall read every single one of them and ask for more. What a marvelous story that relaxes you, make you believe in the unlikely, makes you laugh and at times, well, shed a tear of happiness.
For me this is a most unusual story that I recommend to everyone with an open heart. The author affirms the truth that only in true love one can find true freedom.