With a quiver of over 2,000 poems under her belt, Lyric Benson Fergusson is stepping out and sharing 108 of her intimate favorites in this transformational book, French Kissing God: A Journey to Enlightenment.
Lyric first emerged from almost a decade of studying consciousness and enlightenment to create her debut album Lyric’s Love Light Revolution, co-produced by her father, actor/director Robby Benson, and her singer/songwriter mother, Karla DeVito. The album is a celebration of Lyric’s wildly eccentric journey into the throes of divine love. All of her lyrics were inspired by and taken directly from the poetry she composed over these very unconventional spiritual years.
Lyric’s dad, Robby Benson, is known as the voice of the Beast in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, as 1970’s heartthrob in the movies Ice Castles & One on One, director of TV shows such as Friends and Ellen, and songwriter for artists like Diana Ross.
Lyric grew up in Hollywood and is an enthusiastic screenwriter (she attended NYU Tisch Film School), poet, actress, photographer, spiritual teacher, and activist. An avid practitioner of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi’s Transcendental Meditation, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from Maharishi University of Management in 2006 with a degree in Vedic Science. It was this experience that led Lyric to delve deep within herself in an exploration of consciousness, fueling her desire for enlightenment.
Lyric has spent many years as a teacher at The Wholeness, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the full awakening of humanity. She has been deeply transformed and inspired by their breakthrough technologies, which bring each individual’s awareness back to the love and truth resonating in all of our hearts.
Lyric is also honored and excited to help kick-start GATE’s NextGen, which inspires young artists to change the world. GATE, the Global Alliance for Transformational Entertainment, is a non-profit charitable organization founded in 2009 by John Raatz, Jim Carrey, Eckhart Tolle, and David Langer for artists and interested individuals who acknowledge the vital and expanding roles media and entertainment play in creating our lives, and who aspire to consciously transform those domains for the benefit of all.
Lyric is currently living in Maui, Hawai’i, with her remarkable husband Asher Fergusson, and is deeply grateful for the journey this life has provided.