Lawrence Furman

Lawrence Furman returned from his journeys’ into the afterlife craving more experience in this one. His desire to fulfill the visions he’d gained in the spirit world began in the “60’s” in San Francisco. During a 15-year stint in a spiritual community, his exploration into healing modalities led him to become a deep tissue body-worker and counselor, as well as a male mid-wife. As an actor, director, and writer, Lawrence toured the country with several theater companies, and he’s traveled the globe performing as a magician. In the fall of ’92,’ after a myriad of spirit beings came pouring through him while on retreat on the island of Kauai, Lawrence began channeling their multi-dimensional perspectives to the many people who attended his weekly groups. These days, he mentors teens, is busy writing another book, gives workshops, and is a sought after speaker.

 

Memoir of a Slightly Mad Mystic is the fascinating story of a midwestern boy who began having out of body journeys when he was 9 years old. But the freedom and joy those flights provided faded when he began sinking into a quagmire of mental illness. After he was tossed into the antiseptic world of drugs, electroshock, and enforced isolation that was the 1960’s mental health care system, his condition only worsened. Trapped as he was between wildfires raging in his head and a narrow-minded version of therapy, a cure seemed out of the question—until he died… three times. This is the story of how he survived death, and how three journeys through the transformative portal of death’s doorway awakened his soul and restored his sanity. This strange but true adventure speaks to the resilience of the human spirit and our immortality, and reminds us of just how mystical the world we live in truly is.