Neal Allen with Anne Lamott - Shapes of Truth (Online Event)

Conversations with Authors

Thurs., May 27th, 2021 • 5:00pm PT • Online • Live

In conversation with Anne Lamott

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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.

Neal Allen is a coach and writer who studies and practices traditional and contemporary spiritual traditions. He especially likes Plato, the Middle Way, and Diamond Heart, each its own mystery school. In past lives he was a newspaperman, corporate executive, and memoir publisher. He lives nearby in Fairfax with his wife, the author Anne Lamott. For more, see

Anne Lamott is the New York Times-bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn; Almost Everything; Hallelujah Anyway; Small Victories; Stitches; Help, Thanks, Wow; Some Assembly Required; Grace (Eventually); Plan B; and Traveling Mercies, as well as several novels. A past recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an inductee to the California Hall of Fame, she lives in Northern California.


Neal Allen photo by Sam Lamott; Anne Lamott photo by Sam Lamott



Shapes of Truth: Discover God Inside You By Neal Allen, Anne Lamott (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Neal Allen, Anne Lamott (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780578839080
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Published: Pearl Publications - May 25th, 2021

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage By Anne Lamott Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593189696
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 2nd, 2021