Delusions — Pragmatic Realism

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The author advances compelling arguments regarding Delusions ingrained and perpetrated by both, the religious and the scientific communities.

He concludes that science/religion argument is equally as deluded on both sides of the equation, particularly when advanced from the preeminently fundamentalist point of view. More

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About Stanislaw Kapuscinski (aka Stan I.S. Law)

Architect, sculptor and prolific writer. 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, twenty of them novels, under the pen name Stan I.S. Law.

His life attests that his View of Reality leads to success and happiness. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome the difficulties of schooling in a foreign language, he left England for Canada in search of new horizons. Later his family scattered, his house burned to the ground, the firm—where he worked for many years—bankrupt… he began his search for the secret of life. Now he is a successful writer, happily married for 25 years, with an assured future.

If you suspect you are more than flesh and bones, read Stan Law. If you want to be sure, read Stanislaw Kapuscinski.

Novels by Stan I.S. Law
(aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski)

WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality
[Aquarius Trilogy Book One]
[Aquarius Trilogy Book Two]
YESHUA—Missing Years of Jesus
PETER AND PAUL [Intuitive Sequel to Yeshûa]
MARVIN CLARK—In Search of Freedom
MARVIN CLARK—In Search of Freedom
ONE JUST MAN [Winston Trilogy Book One]
ELOHIM [Winston Trilogy Book Two]
WINSTON’S KINGDOM [Winston Trilogy Book Three]
GATE—Things my Mother told Me
ALEC [Alexander Trilogy Book One]
ALEXANDER [Alexander Trilogy Book Two]
[Alexander Trilogy Book Three]
[Avatar Trilogy Book One]
[Avatar Trilogy Book Two]
AWAKENING—Event Horizon
[Avatar Trilogy Book Three]

Short stories
Sci-Fi Series 1
Sci-Fi Series 2
Cats & Dogs Series

by Stanislaw Kapuscinski

[Commentary on the Gospel of Thomas]
[Three Collections of Essays on Perception of Reality]
VISUALIZATION—Creating your own Universe
DELUSIONS—Pragmatic Realism

Poetry in Polish


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Review by: Amy Taylor on Nov. 13, 2014 :
Delusions – Pragmatic Realism is a serious book for those serious about expanding their knowledge and open to exploring their beliefs. While very controversial, Author Stanislaw Kapuscinski spares nothing as he opens your mind to new thoughts and possibilities. You may not agree with everything you read but you will leave enlightened, informed, and grateful for the experience. Both religion and science have been off the mark on many occasions and learning that it is okay to question the world around you, to know that you are not going to fall into a flaming pit for doing so, is a beautiful and bond-breaking gift. Stanislaw brings a directness you can respect along with humor that offers some reprieve to the heavy material. His grasp of both science and religion is staggering and never ceases to impress me. I have been a fan of Stanislaw’s for some time now and I count this as another success in a series of books I will never forget. This intelligent examination will leave you contemplating your own beliefs and place in the world for some time. It is a gift and I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)
Review by: Anetta Bach on Nov. 12, 2013 :
I read Delusions - Pragmatic Realism twice then went over the paragraphs I have ‘highlighted’. The book has a frightening aura of prophetic truth, which might well upset people well ingrained in their ways. Stasis is no longer an option. Yet Delusions also offers hope for those willing to listen before it becomes too late. It seems that we are rapidly running out of time.
Good luck!
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark on Nov. 6, 2013 :
As with all Stanislaw Kapuscinski books, Delusions make you think. What makes this book exceptional in its genre is that it is also entertaining. What is even more fascinating, is that without sacrificing Pragmatic Realism, the author manages to suggest realities that border on science fiction, without straying from the philosophical axioms. Delusions boast a rare combination of erudition, entertainment and literature.

A rare book, indeed.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
Review by: Fred Schäfer on Dec. 13, 2012 :
Every now and then you come across a book you wished you had read years ago. "DELUSIONS - Pragmatic Realism" is one of these books. It tackles the biggest philosophical, religious and scientific issues head on. And when I say the biggest, I do mean the BIGGEST: What is reality? 99.99etc99% of my body, of the chair I am sitting on of the planet I call home is empty space. What does that make me? Empty space? There are a few possible answers to that question. I won't give them away. Is there a God? And if there is a God what might this God look like? Can you trust science? Did it REALLY all start with a Big Bang? Can religion provide answers? These are the topics the author of this book writes about. At the same time this book could be called a letter to a famous atheist. (I would love to read the atheist's reply.)
When you read this book you can feel that every thought, idea and piece of knowledge you encounter just had to come out of the author's ... well, head, I guess. (I hesitated. Just now the question occurred to me: how can a book come out of 99.99etc99% of emptiness? - Never mind. The book can explain this.) It would not surprise me if it didn't take the author more than a few months to write it. Accordingly, sometimes the book is a little bit all over the place: jumping from one thought to the next and then back again. This was okay with me. It made for very entertaining reading. This is not a boring textbook. Apart from the many, many interesting facts it presents, it is humorous, witty, at times sarcastic and always thought-provoking. I liked it very much and highly recommend it.
PS: Maybe the 99.99etc99% emptiness is the "solid" staff and we just can't see it? A delusion and illusion...
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Review by: Adam Kerry on June 30, 2012 :
The book examines our perception of reality shaped by science and religion from the point of view of the past, the present and the future. In as much as I find all three analyses intriguing, the author’s view of the future is both, fascinating and chilling. It seems that only few of us will continue to rise on the evolutionary scale, while the masses, the vast majority, will follow the dire predictions of Esoteric Buddhism (see H.P. Blavatsky). The author suggests that to assure our place among the few, we must reach back into the ancient myths.

He may well be right…
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
Review by: Patrick Johnson 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…
(reviewed 12 days after purchase)
Review by: Bohdan Czytelnik 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
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Review by: Jo Steinman on March 12, 2012 :
Having read God Delusion, I’m so glad that Stanislaw Kapuscinski took it upon himself to extend the ‘Delusions’ to the field of science. Pragmatic Realism seems well suited to the task of balancing the odds. The book shows, clearly, the folly of one-sided view of reality. It also evident that those who criticize the most, have most to learn.

As I said before, please keep them coming, Mr. Kapuscinski!
(reviewed 8 days after purchase)
Review by: Hanna K. Loda on March 10, 2012 :
I love the idea of being mostly empty space. Perhaps we are just bundles of emotions, held in a gentle yoke of mental discipline. Now this would be neither religion nor science. It just would be a wonderful way to live, to experience reality.

I am reminded of a poem by William Blake:

How do you know but every bird
that wings the airy way,
Is an enormous world of delight,
Closed to your senses five?

If birds can do it, why shouldn’t we? You opened a new reality for me.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Sylvester Drake on March 9, 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!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: Barbara Woolfe on March 8, 2012 :
It has been a while since anyone dared to scold the sacred altars of science. Yet, it seems, the scientists have taken liberties with our credulity without being called to account for the nonsense they so often propagate. It seems that the scientists, and only they, have to right to propose ‘theoretical theories’, which within years are turned on their heads without so much as an apology. Most of the stuff I’ve been taught in school is now ‘scientifically passé’.

That, on the other hand, cannot be said of religions. In fact, the farther back we go, the closer we seem to get to the truth.

A fascinating book!
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)
Review by: BozenaH on March 5, 2012 :
Having read the editor’s proof I can state, categorically, that this book will upset many an applecart. Yet, if you have the courage to join the author in facing the completely unknown, this jewel is for your. But be ready to regard the reality around you in a completely different way. Good luck!
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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