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Stanislaw Kapuscinski, (aka Stan I.S. Law) an architect, sculptor and prolific writer, was educated in Poland and England. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome numerous difficulties, he began his search for the secret of life. Now, he is a successful writer, happily married for 25 years, with an assured future. His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. At times he seeks inspiration in the Peruvian Andes, or solitude under sail. His books (articles, short stories, poetry) attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of Human Potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels. His non-fiction explores Ancient Myths, Biblical Symbolism, Immortality and the mystery of Visualization. Three volumes of Essays (Beyond Religion) investigate the Nature of Being. Generally, if you suspect you are more than flesh and bones, read Stan Law. If you want to be sure, read Stanislaw Kapuscinski.
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  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: INHOUSEPRESS (July 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0973187255
  • ISBN-13: 978-0973187250
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,984,373 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Stanislaw Kapuscinski, (aka Stan I.S. Law) an architect, sculptor and prolific writer, was educated in Poland and England. A refugee from Poland at 13, then at 33, having overcome numerous difficulties, he began his search for the secret of life. Now, he is a successful writer, happily married for 25 years, with an assured future.

His special interests cover a broad spectrum of arts, sciences and philosophy. At times he seeks inspiration in the Peruvian Andes, or solitude under sail. His books (articles, short stories, poetry) attest to his particular passion for the scope and the development of Human Potential. He authored more than thirty books, eighteen of them novels.

His non-fiction explores Ancient Myths, Biblical Symbolism, Immortality and the mystery of Visualization. Three volumes of Essays (Beyond Religion) investigate the Nature of Being. Generally, if you suspect you are more than flesh and bones, read Stan Law. If you want to be sure, read Stanislaw Kapuscinski.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kara J. on March 18, 2014
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The Avatar Syndrome is the second of Stan Law’s books that I have read and I have to say that I am blown away again. Law is able to masterfully weave together so many disparate elements—in this case neuroscience, spirituality, and genius—into a cohesive whole that manages to tell a story in a narrative sense and also convey a deeper spiritual truth. The tension he creates between the world of rational science and belief in something bigger than us is (what I am beginning to recognize) as one of the hallmarks of his work and the biggest joy in reading it. Like his previous books, The Avatar Syndrome is complex and thoughtful and the scientific aspects are nicely described without being overly technical. This is a fantastic book that really makes you think—I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to read a novel that has substance.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By John J. Staughton on November 1, 2013
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It's hard to imagine a book that is so deep, yet the reading experience is so enjoyable. It started slightly slow, but it quickly picked up steam, and it became quite obvious why Stanislaw is considered such a philosophical master. It has its moments of slipping into preaching, but that was really limited, and I generally loved the different stories and plot twists that represented so much more than the story itself. Anne is a wonderful focal point of a story and I loved seeing her change and grow so much over the course of the novel. In terms of spirituality, the book managed to balance it relatively well, so the book didn't seem like an intentional lesson book or lecture for the readers. It was more like watching a documentary of spiritual enlightenment, but not in a hokey, unbelievable sort of way. It was interesting to see this sort of personal journey in the context of the real world. It felt much more...believable, and Stanislaw didn't try to avoid that or make it any larger or more overblown than it really was. It was a story about the potential of human beings, and should be taken as a suggestion of how happiness and adventure can be found in the modern world. I would read it again, if I wasn't so excited about reading the second one. Stan I.S. Law is a true master.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Michael P. Tinsley on October 6, 2007
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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.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Sam Hankins on October 17, 2013
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"The Avatar Syndrome" is a beautiful and captivating gem of a book. Combining science, spirituality, and the human condition into a seamless symphony, this novel is something of an epic, spanning the childhood and early life of a young girl named Anne.
One of the most rewarding aspects of this novel is its unique and comprehensive look at savant-ism and the cultural perceptions of such. The fact that Anne is "different" initially seems to be a cause for concern until the characters' focus begins to shift to more positive aspects of not being "normal." But is Anne's condition a gift, a curse, or something in between?
Another thing that makes this novel interesting is the way that it explores both the neurological and spiritual ramifications of Anne's condition, with Anne and her family traveling from a world-renowned neurological institute to the holy shrines of Europe for the answers that they seek. The novel's elements of mysticism can begin to seem a bit heavy-handed toward the end, but for the most part the reader is simply allowed to enjoy reading about Anne's growth with all the accompanying joys, hardships, and good old-fashioned suspense.
The novel also features a great cast of characters in the form of Anne's family and friends, each of whom are drawn into her world for their own reasons.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Veritas Vincit on October 20, 2013
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Not having known anything about the author when I read the work, but having this book suggested to me by a friend who knew that I liked the work of Pirsig, I approached reading it with a very open mind. I expected a thinly veiled philosophical lecture in the guise of a work of fiction, but instead, I got a captivating novel that somehow forced me into that realm of introspection that only great authors can master. That being said, the dialogue was somewhat stilted and didn't seem all that natural at a number of points of the novel, which is why it gets 4 stars rather than 5. I thought the situations were so perfectly crafted in terms of expressing the trials, both spiritual, emotional, physical, psychological, and philosophical.

I liked how the book retained its modern feel with discussions of Medicare, the ADD crisis, and the separation of church and state in our education system, among many others. It made me feel that the book was relevant to today, even though it was discussing major issues that are timeless. Anne's life alone could have been a fascinating story as a stand alone novel, but to lace it within a well-executed diatribe on life, development, religion, personal philosophy, and the intricacies of human nature in the modern world was a work of genius. Stan I.S. Law packed so much into this book that at times it was too much, and I found myself re-reading sections just to make sure I had caught all of the subtleties I knew he was hiding between the lines. Not only is he able to make a captivating lead character that a reader truly cares about by the 5th chapter, but he populates the story with peripheral characters that supported Anne along her complex and well-wrought journey.
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