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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
“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.]
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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…
Accolades on Amazon.com made me buy this book. That was six months ago. Reading One Just Man led me to buy Elohim and Winston’s Kingdom. The whole Winston Trilogy is a splendid read. Originality, action, suspense, deep thought, romance, did I forget something?
Oh, yes. If you like visionary fiction and metaphysics than this Trilogy is a must read!
Keep them coming, Mr. Law. Please!
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!
Stan Law’s insertion of Greek Mythology into the plot is nothing short of brilliant. I had to reread some parts of the novel, but it was well worth my while. It has been years since I read of various myths, and Stan Law made the gods and goddesses come to life. Amazing.
And, of course, Ambrosia is just a charming and impressive, her mother astounding, and Simon continues in his chosen studies, a typical professor who’s trying to make head and tail of the collapsing civilizations. Hence, the Pluto Effect. Great fun
I loved the whole trilogy, but “OLYMPUS—of Gods and Men” left me stunned. The author unveils ancient knowledge, not just biblical but reaching back to other mythologies as if they were obvious, self-evident, and he does it in a clear, concise and understandable fashion.
But that’s not all. The book is easy to read, exciting, suspenseful, mysterious, you name it, the book’s got it. Read it. Read it and tell others. They’ll love it too.
It’s been a while since I read this book. And then, last week, I read it again. It’s that good. If you suspect that you’ll ever reach old age, read this book. Although you know, or at least suspect, how it’s going to end, you’ll learn a lot how to get to that final segment of your journey through life.
And yet this novel, which sounds very much like the author’s personal experience, is filled with humor, love and compassion, as well as profound knowledge of an elderly lady from which we might all benefit. I know I did. I suggest so will you.
This is a novel you can’t afford to miss.
If you suspect that you’ll ever reach old age, read this book. Although you know, or at least suspect, how it’s going to end, you’ll learn a lot how to get to that final segment of your journey through life.
And yet this novel, which sounds very much like the author’s personal experience, is filled with humor, love and compassion, as well as profound knowledge of an elderly lady from which we might all benefit.
This is a novel you can’t afford to miss.
What I like about Stan Law’s books is not just the plots, the philosophy, action, adventure but the fact that every character is fully developed. He or she is a person I could meet, talk to, and know what to expect. They are all real people.
And this in spite of the fact that the author destroys and rebuilds the world as we know it, and makes it sound as natural as the passing of seasons. According to him, it is.
An absolutely amazing story.
I read this book a long time ago. I had to buy another copy to write a review. Sacha is one of those rare books that I reread twice, cover to cover. No matter what spin I put on it, it doesn’t seem to do it justice. You’ll just have to read it yourself. I thought it brilliant. A bit scare but brilliant. More than 5 stars.
Having read a number of historical novels, I never realized the magnitude of research required. What I admired the most was that Stan Law (aka Stanislaw Kapuscinski) in his “Peter & Paul” attached importance not only to historical events but even more so, to the character of the protagonists involved, digging deep into their spiritual motivations for their actions.
A most extraordinary work.
Aspiring writer or not, the collection is most recommended. The blogs that follow give substance to the need of Secular Ethics. I trust they will motivate like minds to take Mr. Kapuscinski’s work even further. Five stars.
I read all three books six or more years ago, but I have a new e-reader, and I can’t resist ‘buying’ the whole trilogy. Seeing all the characters develop, once again, to their ultimate potential will be a joy to behold. I recall that human destiny never looked so bright. I’m looking forward to meeting old friends. Six years ago I’d given each book 5 stars. Surely, I can do no less now. And… thank you.
I am now convinced that Stanislaw Kapuscinski is on the right track to formulate the basis for Global System of Secular Ethics. He does not destroy the wisdom of the past, but builds on it, without regimenting it into a religious doctrine. A very, very clever way to inspire men to think for themselves. Thank you, Sir!
I’ve only just submitted my review of VC 4. Now, Finally, I can get my teeth into VC 5. I finished volume months ago. I’m glad they keep coming. The consistency of philosophical conceptualization is impressive. Stanislaw Kapuscinski manages to unite the past, the present, and supposedly the future into a fulminating, exciting NOW. Extraordinary! This time I will not delay. After reading the first 3 blogs it's the usual 5 Stars. Thank you.