February 7


Tuesday February 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM:

The Late, Great Lawrence Furman



NOTE: Lawrence Furman, otherwise know by his magician name, The Magic of Lawrence Lemontransitioned back home at 5:15 PM on 7/16/2017. He was celebrated and memorialized on 7/22/ 2017 at Unity Church in Marin County (Novato). See also www.facebook.com/sbiands for more.


South Bay IANDS was lucky to be able to host him as a speaker on February 7, this year. He took us up on our prior offer to host him overnight at our home after the meeting so he would not have to drive home (1.75 hours at 10:30 PM – through the city of San Francisco). After the meeting he declined saying, “I got so much spiritual energy from your members that I was totally OK with driving straight home”. I found this man to be one of the most compassionate and loving people I ever met. Lawrence connected with everyone, and all of those who attended the meeting felt the connection. For years he also was active at The Unity Church in Marin, directing and facilitating their youth program. Amazingly, he also spoke to a small group of spiritual seekers in South San Jose, even a farther drive than our meeting. He did this 3 weeks after our meeting, and felt the same energy to drive home (even after another offer by us to stay here). He knew he had a one-way ticket to Heaven, and he was totally as OK with it as possible, except of course the sadness he knew others would feel. I will never forget him, because I fell in love with him.

Learn about Lawrence:


His book: https://www.amazon.com/Memoir-Slightly-Mad-Mystic-Dying/dp/099846922X 

His youtube videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiWQBUNInOg


Our Original Meeting Announcement, in Memoriam


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.

Shots of Lawrence Furman’s new book’s cover (clickable):