on March 27, 2015 :
Extraordinary diversity of subjects, all presented in an unbiased, direct way. Anyone wishing to expand their view of reality, to step “beyond religion”, will find this a goldmine of information.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)
on March 25, 2015 :
This book should not be rushed. I read it an essay at a time, then gave it some time for the words to sink in. Mr. Kapuscinski does not try to convince anyone of anything, but advances logical arguments, and supplies extensive knowledge, which enable the readers to arrive at their own conclusions. A most unusual and quite fascinating author.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on Nov. 21, 2014 :
Beyond Religion III offers an excellent look at various aspects of nature and people through an intelligent, insightful, and inspired man, Stanislaw Kapuscinski. In his thought-provoking essays Mr. Kapuscinski provides the reader a journey of discovery. With courage, honesty, and the right amount of humor these essays provide a place for introspection. From Adam, Eve and the famous apple to a conversation with God; love, duality and so much more there is no shortage of topics to immerse yourself in. I highly recommend it!
(reviewed 9 months after purchase)
on March 30, 2014 :
I have read the other two books in this series, so it only seemed right that I read this one too. This book is exactly as the blurb describes; it’s not an answer to all of life’s questions but simply a collection of ideas that you can think about and even expand upon.
If you are not an open- minded individual then you will struggle with some of the concepts that Law writes about, but if you are willing to put aside your beliefs and look at this book with fresh eyes and a clear mind then you will be sure to gain something valuable from it.
This book is for serious thinkers who welcome new theories and are passionate about bettering themselves and their ideologies. Not only is there a wealth of knowledge to occupy a healthy mind, but of course there is Law himself who is able to bring you such powerful ideas with such eloquence and wit.
Like all of his books before; I am left with my mind reeling with ideas and will probably be in this daydream like state for a few days. This has been a brilliant read that will take its rightful place at the top with all the books that have had a profound effect on my life. *****
(reviewed 23 days after purchase)
on Dec. 13, 2011 :
As with “Beyond Religion I” & “Beyond Religion II”, if you open your mind, there is no way to not feel different when you were done. This text continues the journey that started with Beyond Religion I & Beyond Religion II. Another reviewer says it better than I ever could: “The essays are deep yet light, profound yet presented without philosophical mumbo-jumbo.”
Well done Mr. Kapuscinski! I can’t wait to move on to some of Mr. Kapuscinski’s other work (and delve into some of his fiction work as Stan I S Law).
(reviewed 15 days after purchase)
on Dec. 12, 2011 :
As with Beyond Religion I and Beyond Religion II, if you can check your pre-conceived notions at the door, then you will find these books most enlightening and fulfilling. Mr. Kapuscinski will open your eyes and your mind, and enrich your life.
Mr. Kapuscinski’s constant blend of wit and humor remain a pleasure to read.
Mr. Kapuscinski never gets “preachy”, simply presenting the information for the audience to consume. This is an enlightening trait that many other authors need to learn.
I walk away enriched, yet yearning for more of Mr. Kapuscinski’s work.
(reviewed 20 days after purchase)
on Dec. 6, 2011 :
In Beyond Religion III, Mr. Kapuscinski concludes our mind-opening journey.
Mr. Kapuscinski’s enormous base of religious, scientific, and mythological knowledge has made this trilogy a truly enlightening read. And the author’s wit and humor make the text constantly enjoyable.
As with Beyond Religion I and II, many of the essays influenced me right away, while others required some reflection and additional thought.
I can’t get enough of Mr. Kapuscinski’s unique perspective, knowledge, and blend of humor. I will be quickly moving on to some of his other texts: Visualization—Creating Your Own Universe and Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on Sep. 9, 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.
(reviewed 24 days after purchase)
on Sep. 1, 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
(reviewed 16 days after purchase)
on Aug. 28, 2011 :
According to Socrates: “An unexamined life is not worth living.” And here, the abundance of subjects discussed by Kapuscinski is amazing, 52 (fifty-two!!!), each examining the life we live. Essays on subjects, most of which I hardly knew existed. And in the middle of these, he inserts “Hello?”—a conversation with God. I just loved it! We all live and learn, (well, most of us), but with Mr. K, this process is greatly accelerated.
The author not only examines life, he examines the very essence of the reality we live in.
(reviewed 8 months after purchase)
Hanna K. Loda
on Aug. 16, 2011 :
This time I spread the essays to two per week. The substance of each keeps me going. I suspect when I finish, I’ll start at page one, again. They say you can’t have too much of the good thing! Also, when I finally get through, I’ll go back to Visualization—Creating Your Own Universe. Won’t that be fun?
(reviewed 7 months after purchase)
Marlon (Marvin) D. Clark
on Feb. 5, 2011 :
Now that I’m completing the 3rd series of the essays, I must admit that I have been compelled to reexamine my whole view of the world. It seems that there are different ways to regard reality, rather as ‘beauty being in the eyes of the beholder’. But, thanks to Kapuscinski, my worldview is now richer, broader, and, perhaps most of all, I experience a strange peace when facing things and events, which, in the past, drove me mad.
Yes, the Essays have definitely given me a sense of peace and… confidence. Thank you Mr. Kapuscinski.
(reviewed 28 days after purchase)
on Jan. 25, 2011 :
One may or may not agree with all the conclusions drawn by the author, but one cannot but admire the originality and depth of his perception, and the variety of subjects raised by him. Most impressive! Only, however, after I studied his Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism, I began to understand some of his views. I strongly suggest you should do the same. It’s well worth it.
There is a thin line that separates the author's spiritual reality form the mundane world-view we all appear to live in. For me he opened vast, new horizons.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on Jan. 23, 2011 :
Amid all the nonsense that proliferates the bookshelves of often respectable bookstores, what pleasure it is to find right here, on Smashwords, a book that makes you think. It is a rare challenge, these days. People would rather escape into fantasy worlds. But if you cherish the life of the mind, then you’ll enjoy this collection. I did. Very much.
(reviewed 11 days after purchase)
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!
(reviewed 10 days after purchase)