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Product Details

  • Paperback: 326 pages
  • Publisher: INHOUSEPRESS (May 30, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978026772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978026776
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,915,038 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By C.J. GOOD (wellness practitioner) on July 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
NOW - Being & Becoming by Stan I.S. Law (Author). Having been drawn to this book by the dramatic cover, and after reading the first few pages, I was totally engrossed. If you are looking for a highly intelligent journey into the mind, the subconscious and human emotions, then this book is for you. The story took me to fascinating places from the mundane to the extraordinary. I am always looking for books that bring with them the perfect art of writing. This book filled that role and was even more enjoyable because it did not get into a formula. Stan I.S. Law, like most writers, is well aware of the fact that a marvelous book should describe different types of human experiences. Plus he builds a complex and compelling world with reliable and credible rules. Law is one of the more sophisticated and experienced writers I've read. Now - Being & Becoming is an invaluable piece of literature. Perfect for avid readers who are seeking high-quality books. Reviewed by: C.J. Good, Author
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Krystyna C. on August 19, 2010
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Stan Law is taking us for a great journey into the unknown and hidden world of the unconscious. He has an enormous ability to penetrate this internal world and reflect on it. I really enjoyed this trip and had a feeling of floating with him and observing this rich mental landscape. I love his statements about creativity, art, and human potential. For example: "...Art is the act of overcoming pain, of overcoming suffering. Art gives you release, freedom. ..It puts you in touch with that within you that makes you immortal" or "I am my mind. I am the vortex of my creative potential." Thank you, Stan, for this book.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Johann David Renner on December 8, 2012
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Kate Jones, Pasadena, USA, writes about "Now - Being and Becoming": "As usual, this reader was awed by the author's cosmic range of thought, global vocabulary, the boldness of his ideas, the potpourri of philosophical sources, and his charming self-revelatory candor." Yes, the same happened to me. I was impressed. In one way or another, the book deals with all the big - really big! - actually: the Biggest! - philosophical issues known to mankind. What is reality? What is time? What is infinity? What does it mean to be dead? Who am I? Is there a God? Who is God? Who is God's God? And the book is also a great love story, perhaps even a personal love statement by the author? But not only does the author ask these very big questions within the framework of a novel, he also provides a multitude of possible answers. Actually, more than that: He speculates like there is no tomorrow (and maybe there isn't) and as you read his ideas you feel that he really must have had a ball of a time writing this book.

If I had come across this book ten or twenty years ago I would have read it several times and given it 10 stars. This book could easily have become my "bible" for, say, a couple of years. In the meantime, however, I have stopped searching for answers to all these fascinating questions. As a consequence, to me these questions are no longer what they used to be. They are no longer quite as important as they used to be, they are just questions that may or may not find an answer after my departure from this world.

There will be readers who love this book and read it several time and there will be readers who are wondering what it is all about, but even they, I think, will be able to appreciate the depth of philosophical thinking in this novel. That in itself deserves 5 stars.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kate Jones on July 27, 2010
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This is a story of how a mind can be set free to roam infinite space where time does not exist, while its body lies in a coma, and what it can discover about itself, its being and its becoming. As usual, this reader was awed by the author's cosmic range of thought, global vocabulary, the boldness of his ideas, the potpourri of philosophical sources, and his charming self-revelatory candor. The marvel is that, theoretically, such peregrinations of mind are quite plausible. I have experienced them myself. They are quite within the realm of the laws of physics.

It's intriguing to contemplate Law's interpretations of scripture, ancient poetry and musings, and modern cosmology. An extraordinary puzzle audaciously put together! How he can sustain what is basically a stream of consciousness for 300 spellbinding pages reminds of Mozart's tour de forces of weaving together four or more counterpoints.

Well done, Mr. Stan I.S. Law!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Let's Read Charles on February 6, 2014
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I've regarded Stan I.S. Law as a sophisticated and thoughtful writer; this book only further solidifies that opinion of him. NOW Being & Becoming explores such grand themes about death and the afterlife, the differentiation between the soul and the body, etc. You want to be mentally prepared for this kind of thing because it will have you assessing your place in this world, your purpose, and what it's all going to amount to.

Stan I.S. Law made a great decision to write NOW Being & Becoming in the first-person. This way, we are directly in our protagonist's head. The reader gets immersed in what he's considering to be important, what no longer matters, and where does one go from here? There are tons of powerful moments where the reader gets to witness those crises. Brilliant job, once again.
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