on March 14, 2014 :
Scholarly, Enlightening, Educational, Mysticism, Profound and Intriguing are some of the words that best describe Author Stanislaw Kapuscinski’s book, “The Key to Immortality.”
I have always been an avid reader of The Gospel of Thomas and am constantly in search of books that capture my attention and teach me in the process, especially as they pertain to different Gospels. The Key to Immortality accomplishes both those avenues in a compelling manner that by far outweighs other books discussing the same Gospel.
While I am no theologian by any means, I do consider myself to be very profuse and knowledgeable with topics surrounding the bible, especially the New Testament. Most books I have read are cumbersome and not easy to read which don’t flow well. Perhaps it’s because I am a layperson thatis why I have not had much luck finding a book in this genre that truly captivates me from the start. That was not the case with “The Key to Immortality.” In this book the pages flowed effortlessly and for me I felt as if the words were written in away that everyone could understand and appreciate.
Each of the 114 Logia discussed will present a different turn and outlook on things that will take your breath away and have an impact on how you view not only the Gospel of Thomas, but also your own life.
In closing this book was mind-blowing experience that I was happy to discuss and add to my library. I rate it 5 stars!
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Piaras O Cionnaoith
on Feb. 26, 2014 :
This book presents the sayings of the Gospel of Thomas alongside what I would describe as credible and compelling commentary. This gospel charts the course of salvation as a study in interpretation, providing the elixir of life to those for whom the secret of the kingdom is disclosed in the interpretation of Jesus' words. It makes for a fascinating read and a far cry from the established religions that have enslaved humanity for centuries.
I am neither an historian nor a theologian, but I do know that history is replete with the purging of materials (including human beings) that are considered inappropriate to a goal at hand. Therefore, it doesn’t seem at all far-fetched to me that writings not expressed in accordance with the canons being advocated by a powerful church would be purged thoroughly enough that only one full manuscript might be later found. This would make that manuscript seem to be of much higher value to truth-seekers (and to me personally) than those sanctioned by religious bureaucrats.
Thomas tells us more about the historical Jesus than all of the Dead Sea Scrolls put together and this is a superb presentation of the most important early Christian text discovered in the 20th century. The author provides you with a deeper insight into the meaning of the Gospel of Thomas and I would consider this to be a brave and commendable effort.
I would highly recommend this insightful and intriguing read to all those who seek an alternative way of looking at what we call ‘reality’.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on March 17, 2012 :
Stanislaw Kapuscinski has an uncanny ability to bring the esoteric out into the open. A truly enlightening read. I recommend it to anyone harboring doubts about their inherent immortality.
As I read through the 114 sayings attributed to Jesus, I was impressed by the amazing consistency of Kapuscinski’s exposé. It seems incredible that no one has ever attempted to do it in the past. Reading other works by Kapuscinski I see a thread of philosophy that seems to have little to do with religion, but everything with the unfoldment of the mysteries of how the reality in which we have our becoming works.
If you are a searcher for truth, read this and other books by this author.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)
on Dec. 19, 2011 :
After reading the author’s Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, I was eager to explore the Gospel of Thomas and the subject of immortality further, and the Key to Immortality book was the perfect choice.
As with other books from this author, it is hard to remain indifferent after he presents his logic and wisdom. Again I say: Nicely done!
(reviewed 21 days after purchase)
on Dec. 19, 2011 :
Key to Immortality is a perfect follow-up to the Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism. After reading it, you will have a whole new perspective on the Gospel of Thomas and immortality.
As he did with the Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, Mr. Kapuscinski challenges our pre-conceived notions and opinions, and presents clear logic-based facts and reasoning that draws you in, takes you on a journey, and leaves you enriched in the end. Well done Mr. Kapuscinski.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on Dec. 15, 2011 :
Having read and enjoyed the Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, this book was the next logical step on the journey that the author is taking me on. As with the Dictionary, he has opened my eyes, and made me feel and think differently by the conclusion of the book.
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
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!
(reviewed 17 days after purchase)
on Aug. 26, 2011 :
I was amazed. Still am. I really believe I’m immortal. All thanks to you. Mr. K.
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
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.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark
on Dec. 17, 2010 :
Having studied his Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism this book, the Key to Immortality, makes perfect sense. In fact, it became very convincing. What an extraordinary view of reality! Once you accept it, you’ll never be afraid of death! Amazing!
I look forward to Mr. Kapuscinski’s other books.
(reviewed 14 days after purchase)
on Dec. 14, 2010 :
Having read Kapuscinski’s Visualization — Creating Your Own Universe, I expected a great deal from this author. I was not disappointed. The Key to Immortality offers nothing less then promised. Not only does is show how to achieve immortality, but it illustrates how the great mystics of the past concluded that we, in the truest sense of he word, already are immortal.
It seems that Thomas, on whose Gospel—probably the best-preserved document of the Nag Hammadi Library—this exegesis is based, has done a great service to humanity.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
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?
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
on Dec. 10, 2010 :
It is not easy to change one’s concept of what one is; of what one regards oneself to be. Yet, the Key demands this of us. Not with threats, intimidation or promises of dire consequences, (as most religions invariably resort to), but with simple, down-to-earth logic. After reading through even part of Kapuscinski’s Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, most of the incomprehensibles of his exegesis became clear.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)
Hanna K. Loda
on Dec. 6, 2010 :
On third reading it all began to make sense. On fourth... that's right, it took that long, I believed Thomas’s words. I’m immortal. Read it. Read it ALL. You’ll never forget it. But first read Stanilaw Kapuscinski's Beyond Religion Essays. They give you the right attitude. I read them before them came on Smashwords. They will open for you a new way of looking at things.
(reviewed 5 days after purchase)