• Mysticism
  • Philosophy
  • Sufism

Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You

with Neal Allen & Anne Lamott in conversation
with Ross Guttler


A Book Launch / Evening Event
Wednesday, May 26, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET

Launching his book, Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You, spiritual coach and writer, Neal Allen is joined in conversation by his wife, author, Anne Lamott. Allen’s new book–about discovering your own perfect nature–is influenced by Eastern traditions, especially Sufism and Buddhism, as well as contemporary psychodynamics. Lamott’s best-selling spirituality books often explore her faith in Christianity.

Moderated by Open Center CEO, Ross Guttler, join us for what’s bound to be a freewheeling romp through the book and a lively discussion about their unique interfaith dynamic and divergent spiritual paths.

About Shapes of Truth: Hidden in your body is a set of 35 divine objects that represent aspects of God. They can grant immediate and sustained relief from everyday suffering. Shapes of Truth unveils this remarkable discovery and provides step-by-step instructions for encountering them yourself. With parallels in Platonism philosophy and Sufi mysticism, these eternal body-forms are trippy and wondrous.

Endorsed by Jack Kornfield, Duncan Trussell, Mirabai Starr and Geneen Roth, the book is based in part on the discoveries of A.H. Almaas.

Learn more about Neal and the book at shapesoftruth.com. Anne Lamott’s new book, released in April, is Dusk Night Dawn.

Note: Each ticket includes your own copy of Neal Allen’s book “Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You”. The book will be mailed after the event to participants with the current U.S. mailing address. We cannot mail the book internationally. International participants can choose to gift their book to a recipient of their choice within the U.S.

Note: This program will be offered online. Sessions of all our online programs will be recorded and shared with registrants after each is completed for 90 days.

“Neal Allen offers simple and deep ways to find your inner wisdom and refresh your spirit. These teachings and practices bring you back to your inner gifts and best self.” — Jack Kornfield, author of A Path With Heart

“Neal Allen takes us on a rocket ship ride to the heart of our hearts and, most of all, to the truth of our souls and to what matters most. What a wonderful book, what a personal, precise and inviting guide Neal has given us to the galaxies of ourselves, the places we know are there, the places we want to inhabit but don’t know how to reach.” — Geneen Roth, author of Women Food and God


  • Prerequisites: N/A
  • Supplies list for the class: N/A
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Hidden in your body is a set of thirty-five divine objects that represent aspects of God; think of them as a vocabulary to describe your soul. They can help you explore your own perfect nature.

With roots in Platonic philosophy and Sufi metaphysics, these eternal body-forms were discovered forty years ago and are only now being shared with the world. They don’t just provide knowledge and even wisdom; they also grant immediate and sustained relief from everyday suffering. Spiritual coach and writer Neal Allen describes the discovery, the body-forms themselves and gives step-by-step instructions for encountering them yourself.

His wife, the novelist and memoirist Anne Lamott, contributes a sweet foreword that chronicles her encounter with a body-form on their first date.

Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You

  • 1 Session(s)
  • May 26 2021 7:00 PM ET


$32 - Book Included


$35 - Book Included

Neal Allen is a coach and writer who studies and practices traditional and contemporary spiritual traditions. His private coaching practice blends standard psychodynamics with Diamond Approach and Eastern spirituality methods. Earlier careers included newspaper journalism and corporate marketing for large public companies.

Anne Lamott is the New York Times best-selling author of Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage, published in March. She is the author of 18 more books of essays, novels including Rosie and Imperfect Birds, and long-form non-fiction including the classic writing manual Bird by Bird and childrearing memoir Operating Instructions.


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