Dr G. A. Lahood

Exploring the subtle and spiritual dimensions in everyday life:

a sacred science of the heart’s opening


What’s On

Apr 152014


May 2nd

Therapeutic Democracy: a Gestalt Experiment in Collaborative Inquiry

Gestalt Therapy Brisbane

June 28-29

Charismatic Co-inquiry Training

An Introduction to embodied transpersonal personhood

Temple Byron

September 26, 27 & 28


Deep Impact Ritual Breathwork

Sweet Medicine Sweat-lodge

Byron Hinterland

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September (to be advised)

Therapeutic Democracy Action Research for Gestalt therapists

GANZ Gestalt Conference Brisbane

November 22-28

Seven Day

Charismatic Co-inquiry in Concert

Byron Bay

Venue to be advised

For more information contact 0431112514;   lahood@co-inquiry.com

The presence of this facilitator was an exemplar of the presence that I am seeking to describe…he seemed entirely in control of himself and therefore had no apparent desire to control the group.

         Steve Psychotherapist & Doctoral Student


Mar 192014

An introduction to the Path of Beauty

March 29-30 at Temple Byron

Booking Essential

In this gentle introductory dip into collaborative waters we will examine the nature of primary wounding (or cosmic forgetting) and secondary wounding (face to face interpersonal hurting). We will explore secondary wounding as a by-product of primary wounding. So the wellness strategy we employ is to open up a strong pathway to our own self-generated, indigenous, transpersonal estates, charismatic presence and action. The work will be couched in person-centred research (which means we are both the researcher and the subject of the research). This work upholds the radical notion that there is no ultimate spiritual state or enlightenment and that interpersonal spirituality is an open-ended Ocean without Shore.

The Home Base for co-inquiry is: Our co-created spiritual experience Here, Now in This Place – The immediate present experience as Deus Implicitus immersed in divinity at-hand

The grounding tone here is Open awareness (something like: Ramana’s Sahaja Samadhi, the Taoist’s Uncarved Block, Natural Mind or Original Simplicity; the Mirror mind of Dzogchen, Buddhist Bare attention, non-dual awarenss; Samsara in Nirvana etc. ).  It is a quality of Abundant, Seamless, Free, Open, Participatory awareness pervading all things and feelings of empathetic communion with revelation here now in this place. From here we will experiment opening to a series of transcendental and immanent spiritual events through the liberated human imagination in research action cycles (you can’t get it wrong because it is your own native version of these imaginal states).

Transcendent Pole

4) Impressions of the Deus Absconditus – Transcendental spirit Beyond Name and Form (nama & rupa) Light Upon Light

3) Greeting the Eternal Thou /Twin Angel or Holy Spirit

2) Opening to Archetypal powers, presences and principles

1) The Great Reversal or Turning About ( a bit of participatory phenomenological, re-Minding)

Home Base

Everyday Mind) The world as Deus Revelatus: Our co-created spiritual experience Here, Now in This Place

1) Grounding in Time and Space

2) Attuning to the subtle powers of Immanent Nature (chi, kath, !num, etc (but also birds and bees, people etc)

3) Attuning to the Womb and Life Prompt of Immanent Spirit

4) Attuning into the Pregnant Void

Immanent Pole


Once we have journeyed together through these spiritual shores we will give birth to our Charismatic Personhood or Perfect Nature.

Booking Essential – Contact G