Author Dr. Laurie Ann Levin will be at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St., Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon, to talk about her new book, “Life in Life," which focuses on the practice of meditation.

Levin, a part-time resident of Rockport, writes that meditation induces a semi-trance, exalted state, when the conscious mind is on a temporary hold, and the subconscious comes forth. Sometimes it is through the subconscious that inspiration comes. Sometimes in meditation, a communion with a higher realm can occur, referred to as a mystical or an intuitive experience. It’s a sublime, often electrically charged feeling, outside of time and space that comes from a practice of meditation, according to Levin.

In her presentation at Adas Yoshuron, Levin will focus on loving ourselves and accepting and allowing love from another. Through guided meditations and exercises she will explore: Love of self and another at the same tim, balance in both giving and receiving love, inviting in guidance/consciousness to help us on the journey toward richer relationships, leaving behind negative defenses based in fear.

In 1977 Levin launched her career at what was to become one of Hollywood's premier talent agencies, Creative Artists Agency. There she was responsible for signing such celebrities as Michael Keaton, Madonna, Michael Jackson, and others. She left CAA in 1985 to begin her own film production company. After almost 20 years in show business, she decided to follow her true calling as a psychologist.

Her transforming breakthrough came as her mother was dying of cancer. Profoundly affected by this experience, Levin was inspired to return to school to obtain her doctorate with the intention to explore new frontiers of health, wellness and spirituality.

In 2009, HCI published her award-winning memoir, “God, The Universe, and Where I Fit In,” illustrating her spiritual journey of transformation through intuition. In November 2015, Levin’s newest book, “Life in Life,” was published by BenBella Books. It’s designed as a personal meditation journal providing guidance for living longer, strengthening relationships and creating a healthier life.

All are welcome to this workshop. For more information or to RSVP, contact the synagogue office at 594-4523 or