June 18, 2020

The Institute for Spiritual Development
Oneonta Chapter
A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development

I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren’t trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”
―  Umberto Ec



Church is Sunday 10am
Wishing a wonderful Father's Day to all our dads, those in spirit and those still with us.
Join us this Sunday, June 21, at 10am for a special Father's Day Service. Rev. Story will be our emcee and Rev. Diana presents a beautiful homily, Father's Day: Great Expectations & Great Disappointments-"With the breath of kindness,
blow the rest away”
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Adult Education
There is still time to join us tonight!!! Come along for some love, light, messaging and fun:
Thursday June 18th 6:30-8:30pm
Here Comes the Sun! A Summer Solstice Messaging Event


Join ISD psychic mediums for a light filled messaging event as we celebrate the approaching summer solstice with Spirit.
The Druids, Ancient Egyptians, Romans, Maya, and American Indians all have attached sacred sites and events to the summer solstice. We will tap into the energy of the approaching solstice and join with Spirit to provide messages from your loved ones on the other ide. 

The event will begin with gallery style messaging and then we will divide into small groups, so that all participants will receive a message and have a chance to ask a question.

For More information or to register:
Saturday June 20th 10am-1pm
Cleanse Your Body, Free Your Soul: Time Tested Methods for Removing Toxins and Enhancing Vitality

Join our own, Kimberly Winsor for this workshop where she will cover both safe and
easy cleanses for beginners looking for a place to start, and deep organ cleanses for those looking to 'lighten the load' to specific ailments. Kimberly will introduce us to the classic approaches from traditional herbal medicine and join that with more modern approaches for our unique modern challenges.

“With all our focus on the health of the planet, we can’t lose sight of our own climates. We each have an individual planet that we need to worry about: our body. For your whole life, you’ve carried around a whole world. And just as we know that the earth’s delicate balance means that one weakened link can threaten the integrity of the whole, it matters how we take care of ourselves.” 
 – Anthony Williams
Coming Soon:
Keep watching the newsletter, Facebook, and ISDoneonta.org for registration details
Coming in July:
Saturday July 11 1:00 to 3:00pm
"Cognitive Agility with Trees" Audobon Soc. Sanctuary w/Marguerite
Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, R.N,. and herbalist teaches us how to perceive the physical voice of trees and the influence this connection has on our daily lives. How can we tap into this phenomena that speaks? How can we better understand our relationship in the context of their intangible forces. Join us for simple tools to start the listening.
General Tuition $35 ISD Members $30

Thursday July 23 5:30 to 7:30pm and Thursday July 30th 5:30-7:30pm
Divination with Marie Inglee
This four hour class has been rescheduled to two consecutive Thursday nights, so that you don't have to miss out on the beautiful summer weather!! Divination is a practice that seeks to foresee or foretell the future or discover hidden knowledge through the aid of supernatural powers. Join Marie as she explores various methods of divination through activities, games, and self-discovery sessions.
TUITION: $70/ or $60 for ISD Members
Currently 22% Off = $55 General Tuition or $47 for ISD Members

Beginning Tuesday July 28th
A new monthly circle facilitated by the beautiful Elke Saal. Stay tuned, you won't want to miss this!!

Thursday July 16
Most likely postponed: "Spiritual Nature of Gems" with the wonderful Sue Miller. Sue wants you to be able to touch and experience the energy of these gems, so this class will most likely be postponed until we can gather together physically. We will let you know for sure soon!

Coming in August:
Two Thursdays August 13th and August 27th
Psychic Boot Camp with Rev. Diana and Renee
The name sounds a little scary but this is always a lot of fun. This two part class will gently challenge and intuitively guide you towards enhancing your psychic gifts. Lots of 'exercises' but no sore muscles!!
 22% special limited time price of $55 general admission or $47 for ISD Members

Saturday August 15th 12 noon to 2:30pm
Healing and Intuition
One of our favorite people, Diane Foster, has agreed to take this popular class to the 'virtual road'. This will be a Zoom format and we can't wait!!
General Tuition $35 ISD Members $30
Coming this fall, our healing certification program begins with a lot of great classes and instructors. Start thinking about whether you are guided to be an ISD certified healer and even if you are not these are still great classes to join! Details will be coming!!
We have Online Development circles!!!!
Choose your circle!!
Join one/two/or join them all!!
Monday evening, Wednesday evening, Thursday morning, or every other Thursday night. Take your pick. We have meditation and messaging or 'dream weaving'....please join us and tap into your own spiritual connection

  Suggested Donation for these circles is $10
We understand that many are suffering with financial stress during this time.
No amount is too small and no amount is required!! Please click below to make a donation to ISD
ISD Development Circles:
Come to one, or two, or join them all!!

Monday Evenings 7-8:30 pm ....
The Art and Science of Intuitive Development
I ntuitive Development Circle under the leadership of Story L. Ducey, "the Ivy League Psychic".
Story connects Scientific Research into consciousness studies, and the human energy field. Helping us to understand how our bodies are wired for telepathy and intuition. Lots of practice with intuitive techniques, and more. .
This is a healing/meditation Zoom circle every Monday night
RSVP to Story storyducey@gmail.com

Wednesday Evenings 5:30-6:30 pm .. ..
Wise Wednesday Meditation and Intuitive Development Circle
Zoom meditation and intuitive development circle with our own pastor and co-director, Rev. Diana Friedell
Return to a sense of Body, Mind, Soul balance and connection with your Spirit helpers. Refresh and renew with a unique guided meditation. Diana, an Intuitive Development Teacher and Psychic Medium for the past 20 years, will lead us in different practices and exercises to allow our own abilities to unfold and continue to develop in a like-minded group. Open to anyone, at all levels of development. We have a lot of fun, and discover the best way to approach our sessions is by saying "I don't know what I don't know!" and "I am open and ready to receive."
Click below for additional information:
RSVP with interest in attending this circle to Diana at info@dianafriedell.com
More Info about Diana:

Thursday Mornings 10-11:30am ....
Dream Message Circle
J oin a Meditation and Intuitive Development Circle with Rev. Story Lucile Ducey. This circle is dedicated to receiving, recording and discussing the messages many of us are receiving ( and trying to recall!) in our ‘night school journeys.’
Click below for additional details
 RSVP to Story storyducey@gmail.com


Monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month 5:30-6:30 pm ....
Path of the Magdalene Meditation Sessions
Circle is tonight Thursday June 18th next one is Thursday July 16th
Path of the Magdalene Meditation sessions are an opportunity to join together monthly to activate the healing frequencies of Mary Magdalene in your own life. Mary Magdalene embodied the highest qualities of the Divine, unshakeable faith, unwavering courage, love in action. Each month a quality of Mary Magdalene; faith, tenderness, intelligence, and more is explored and activated. Deepen your experience of Divine Feminine energies and connect with like hearted souls to share your experience.
Join us to create an energetic field for a personal encounter of the Magdalena Energies within.
Click below for additional information and the Zoom link

Don't forget that we are here for you during these challenging times
The ISD Adult Education Committee implemented some changes to tuition, as a way to assist people who might not be able to afford our classes and workshops given the current challenging financial climate.
We have discounted some of our standard prices and have even given you the option of registering for free! Yup, free!
  • When you click on the registration page, you will find an option to take the class at suggested prices (quoted) and there will also be an option to register for free
  • We also will be offering a 'Donate' button on the event landing page so that you can 'pay what you can' or donate the tuition for someone less fortunate.....
  • If there is a course that you have already taken, but you wish to attend again, we are offering you the option to 'review' for half price
Check out our June 2020 events calendar on ISDOneonta.org for more upcoming events and remember to like and follow us on Facebook to see our events posted there.
ISD Oneonta Family News

Help us to raise the money to pay ISD National for our hymnals.
You are invited to dedicate an ISD Oneonta hymnal in the name of a loved one. For a donation of $35 a custom bookplate will be permanently placed in a hymnal. 
You may dedicate it to the Memory of a friend or loved one who has died; OR you may present it "in Honor of:" a living friend or loved one, who you would like to honor- as a gift to mark a special occasion, or just to thank them.

Simple to do, click on the below link, fill out the form, and press send!














To Her Father with Some Verses

Most truly honoured, and as truly dear,
If worth in me or ought I do appear,
Who can of right better demand the same
Than may your worthy self from whom it came?
The principal might yield a greater sum,
Yet handled ill, amounts but to this crumb;
My stock's so small I know not how to pay,
My bond remains in force unto this day;
Yet for part payment take this simple mite,
Where nothing's to be had, kings loose their right.
Such is my debt I may not say forgive,
But as I can, I'll pay it while I live;
Such is my bond, none can discharge but I,
Yet paying is not paid until I die.
........................Anne Bradstreet
Not an ISD Oneonta member? Think about joining our family

Any previous members who still haven't renewed.....Renew your membership NOW at ISD on line here : ISD Membership Renewal
And the Good News Is!!!!!

Meet Robin the Robot, who is bringing smiles to children in the hospital during social distancing. You can read about Robin in the Forbes article Here


New York state, once the epicenter for corona in the US, now has the country's lowest rate of virus spread! Read the Reuter's article Here

Read about the 100 year old veteran who raised over 40 million dollars for Britain's National Health Service by taking laps around his yard. He is going to be knighted by the Queen! The ABC News article about "Captain Tom" soon to be "Sir Captain Tom" is Here

Keep these in mind:

Watch the Summer Solstice live from Stonehenge this year! Check out the thrillist article with details Here

The filmed version of the original Broadway production of "Hamilton" -- originally scheduled to hit theaters on Oct. 15 -- will now premiere on Disney+ on Friday, July 3. Find the Good Morning America article Here

Prayer in time of pandemic. It seems as if the world is slowly beginning to come back to life. But there is still need for prayer and contemplation. Jesuit Resource.org has a Prayers During the Coronavirus Pandemic space with some wonderful prayers. Find them Here

Just a reminder that we are continuing our Prayer Warriors group, every day at 5pm we pause to pray and send our healing energies where they are most needed right now

Each day at 5 PM EST, we will pause for about 10 minutes and meditate and pray with the intention of sending healing energy to all.
You do not have to be present each day. Requests for healing or suggestions should be submitted to our Healing Program director, Jo Ann Wormuth at the below ISD website l ink:


Rev. Diana Friedell, Pastor & Co-Director A popular area medium and psychic for 17 years, graduate of Fellowships of the Spirit, Lily Dale, NY & SUNY Oneonta, Rev. Diana is astounding in her commitment to bring the Institute to Oneonta as a gathering place for all who want to explore their own Divine nature & expand intuitive gifts. I look forward to chatting with you! 607-433-2089
See my brand new website! Thank you Dan Afriacano: www.dianafriedell.com
Also available for private phone readings/consultations during these changing times.









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Our ISD Leadership
Shown Amanda Hoover, Co-Director

Amanda Hoover - Co-Director w/Diana
Story Lucile Ducey,
Adult Education/Programming Chair
Ministry Training Program
Renee Ranke – Adult Education/Programming Co-Chair
& Newsletter Editor
Jo Ann Wormuth Developing Healing Certification Program to start in September!
Many more new leaders are stepping up. . . more to come
Founding Pastor, Rev. Sue has retired to concentrate on her healing right now. If there is anything we can do she will let us know. But meanwhile, the strong leadership at ISD continues to build on 3 years of groundwork for this amazing institution. We could use your help. If you can volunteer to help with the Bookstore, hospitality, ushering, building maintenance, website, office tasks, shopping- Just call or email! Dian a!
Your gift helps to sustain Oneonta's first Metaphysical Church and learning center. . .