French Kissing God: A Journey to Enlightenment is a Rumi-esque mystic poetry book for lovers of spirituality, God, Being, Mother Nature (or whatever term you choose to call all-denominational Divinity.)
This revolutionary book offers inspiration and insights, gives guidance, and provides encouragement for spiritual seekers. No matter your religious or spiritual tradition, you will find this book eye-opening, heartening, humorous, and boundary breaking.
French Kissing God brings a message of peace, love and Divine-realization while awakening the hearts of anyone seeking a truly mystical existence. The book's exuberant, pulsating, passionate and visceral verses are the hallmark of author Lyric Benson Fergusson, whose words let us join her on a journey to enlightenment-from the beginning days when she was seeking God to experiences of unimaginable Divine Union and bliss. This powerful collection successfully brings the concept of piety back "down to Earth" in the modern-day playground of spiritual awakening.
French Kissing God: A Journey to Enlightenment has been endorsed by bestselling authors: Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Jeff Brown, Marci Shimoff, Barnet Bain, Dr. Norman Rosenthal and many others.
"Here is a lover of God and through that a lover of humanity -the world should welcome this wonderful soul to join the great voices of Rumi and the other mystics-let us celebrate our shared humanity with Lyric and the gift of her beautiful verses." ~ Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Kalduhn Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Former Pakistani High Commissioner to the Uk and Ireland and Author of Journey to Islam
"These are startling poems-bold and unafraid-that abandon the conventional politeness we use to approach the deity. This is a pragmatic and earthy love for the creator of Earth. This is the Song of Solomon sung to a modern melody and it deserves your attention." ~ Bill Prady, Executive Producer of CBS's The Big Bang Theory and ABC's Dharma and Greg
"We human beings have a great forgetfulness, and poets like Lyric Benson are the voices that remind us again and again of our deepest longing for union with God. Through her words and here images Lyric ignites again the longing that will take us home." ~ Oriah Mountain Dreamer, Bestselling Author of The Invitation
|Publisher:||Lyric Benson Fergusson|
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About the Author
Lyric grew up in Hollywood as daughter of actor/director Robby Benson and singer songwriter Karla DeVito. She spent most of her young life on television sets such as Ellen and Friends. Before her twenty first birthday Lyric experienced several life changing events: She was a student at NYU during the attacks of September 11th where her godmother passed away in one of the towers, then while studying at Maharishi University of Management in 2004 a dear friend was murdered in front of her. These circumstances along with a number of personal and family health challenges spurred her to diligently seek freedom from suffering and pursue God within.
At twenty two Lyric became a celibate monk and remained so until she was almost thirty. She devoted her life to silence and awakening, often spending eight to ten hours a day in eyes closed meditation or prayer. It was during these transformational years that she composed her poetic mysticism.
In 2011 Lyric took a brief respite from solo monastic living to create her spiritual rock and roll album Lyric's Love Light Revolution co-written by her father Robby Benson. The goal of the album was to give listeners a taste of what consciousness and meditation can be like-in a very unconventional way! All lyrics from the songs were directly inspired by her poetry.
Lyric is also an enthusiastic screenwriter, actress, photographer. She is an avid practitioner of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi's Transcendental Meditation, and she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maharishi University of Management with a degree in Vedic Science.