November 3, 2022

Next Metaphysical Service

Sunday, November 6, 10 am

At ISD Lotus Center, 124 Co. Hwy 58, Oneonta, NY

and on ZOOM

Homily: “You are the Light”

by Rev. Renee Ranke

Or watch the simulcast of homily on 


Psychic Messages for some participants are a regular part of our Sunday Service.

Followed by Hospitality


Please help us to keep offering quality classes, beautiful metaphysical services, and engaging development circles by clicking on the donate button below to make a donation to ISD Oneonta. No amount is too small! If you are a member making a pledge, please mention that in the comments...


Prayer Toolbox- "Telepathy & Prayer" Story Ducey

Thursday November 3, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Via Zoom Meeting- get link when you register

“Telepathy, the Superpower behind Prayer” with Rev. Story Lucile Ducey

Prayer is our spiritual “radio’'. By tuning into our own spiritual line, dialing in through our telepathic connection, we can actively use our innate spiritual superpower. We can send and receive guidance and peace for ourselves, our loved ones, and our world/group mind


Prayer Toolbox- "The Power of a Hawaiian Prayer"

Dr Hew Len (1939-2022)

Thursday November 10, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Via Zoom Meeting 

“Unlocking the Power of Ho’oponopono” - with Kimberly Winsor

The magic of Hawaiian cosmology brought forward for completely clearing, aligning and divinely blessing whatever unsettles our being. Used in a long form or short, this simple technique for restoring the highest living can be done for oneself, for others or both. Come join us, as we explore, share and pray our way to a brighter, lighter self.


"Midday at the Oasis" Social Time!

Friday November 11, 2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Monthly on the second Friday

ISD LOTUS HEADQUARTERS 124 County Highway 58, Oneonta, NY 13820

Gather in with us at the new Lotus Center, on the 2nd and 4th Friday between 12 noon and 2pm for light lunch, laughter, & library time. We will at long last link together with all of those we have only seen on zoom for the past year! Yahoo! The Lotus Center is now located at 124 County Rd 58 (Hemlock Rd.), Oneonta, at the home of Tom Landon. Please let Tom know if you plan to drop in! Enjoy Casual conversation with fellow members and friends of ISD Oneonta. In the warm weather we will be poolside! Bring a dish to pass if possible, but don’t worry if you don’t have one- we just want to SEE you!

Peruse the ISD Members’ library, choose to take out a book on an array of metaphysical topics, including dream interpretation, channeled guides to life, dealing with loss, and much more.

We also have a set alone Edgar Cayce collection with more than 50 books written by Edgar Cayce, his son, Hugh Lynn Cayce, and many interpretations and commentaries from other authors.

Contact Tom Landon if you would like to attend: (240) 285-8011

Integrated Energy Therapy Class Part 1 w/JoAnn

Sunday November 13, 2022 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

124 County Highway 58, Oneonta, NY

Integrated Energy Therapy©

Basic Level Certification Class, with JoAnn Wormuth, Master Teacher - 2 part Class, with 2nd Session on November 20th.

Even though this class is called “basic level,” it provides you with everything you need to do a powerful Integrated Energy Therapy©

Healing Session on yourself or another person (either in person or absentee). The class is designed to be an entry-level class for those individuals wanting to use energy therapy to heal their lives. It is an ideal class for students wanting to begin an energy therapy practice, and it provides a wonderful complement to other holistic techniques such as Massage, Reiki, and Therapeutic Touch.


Prayer Toolbox- "First Aid Kit for the Holidays"- All ISD Ministers

Thursday November 17, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Via Zoom Meeting- get link when you register (map)

The Power Prayer Toolbox Series


First Aid Kit for the Holidays. Free - Community Discussion & Prayer Night. How do you bring magic and meaning to your holiday celebrations during difficult times. How to create your own Prayerful Holidays. . . Share your Surviving and thriving techniques; what do you do to make them inspired? How do you incorporate prayer? Bring prayers you’ve found or written to share.


Lightseeker's Discount

Are you committed to your spiritual unfoldment and to expanding your intuitive skills through regular practice with a like-minded supportive community, under ISD Faculty’s excellent tutelage?

Introducing the Lightseeker’s Discount:

For a donation of $40/month you may attend any & all OPEN Development Circles throughout the month. That's up to 15 circles a month!

If you attend 3 circles a week, the normal suggested donation for the month would be $120, and with the Lightseeker’s Discount, you pay only $40.

Please mark your donation (at the donation button on the website home page) as being for the monthly ‘Lightseeker’s Discount’.

Join us during the week for our open Online Development circles for anyone looking to further their spiritual and intuitive growth!

 Click Here to take a look at our Intuitive Development Circle Page

Join one/two/or join them all!

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 Please click below to make a donation to ISD and note what circle the donation is for

ISD Donation PayPal

Introducing the “Lightseeker’s Discount”:

For a donation of $40/month you may attend any & all OPEN development circles.

Circles eligible for the Lightseeker's discount are

 Written in green below* 

Weekly Development Circles:


2:30pm-4pm EST

* Learning & Psychic Development Circle

With Renee Ranke. These experiential intuitive development circles are designed to be a place to step away from the weight of the everyday world. Click below for additional information and the Zoom link.

Learning and Psychic Development Circle w/Renee Ranke

email interest or



5:30-6:30 pm EST (postponed until Nov. 9th)

*Wise Wednesday Meditation and Intuitive Development Circle

Facebook Live unique guided meditation and Zoom intuitive development circle with our own pastor and co-director, Rev. Diana Friedell

Click below for additional information:

Wise Wednesday Development Circle

RSVP to Diana


*Dream Circle with Amanda Hoover

Thursdays (starting up again on October 6th)

10am-11:30am EST

Amanda will be taking over facilitation from Story 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.’ We are in a significant testing period. Our teachers, guides, and loved ones are helping us at night giving us personal and universal guidance.

CLICK below for more info

Thursday DREAM CIRCLE...

Monthly Circles:

3rd Thursdays

7-8 pm EST

Next circle is Thursday November 17th.

Path of the Magdalena Meditation Sessions

Path of the Magdalena Meditation sessions are an opportunity to join together monthly to activate the healing frequencies of Mary Magdalene in your own life.

Click below for additional information and the Zoom link.

Magdalena Meditation Circle w/Dale 

RSVP to Dale to receive the Zoom Link


1st Friday 

6:30-7:30pm EST

Next circle is November 4th.

Multidimensional Happy Hour

With Rev. Amanda Hoover. Join your guides and higher self for an all natural HAPPY HOUR party in the higher planes with Amanda. Our carefree lighthearted higher guidance and connecting with like-minded souls is a great way to go into the weekend feeling rejuvenated and full of loving vibration.

Click below for additional details and Zoom link

Happy Hour


Weekly Groups

Group Participation Price: $10/Session, payable directly to Story Ducey. (Not part of Lightkeeper's Discount Pass)

Link to Pay:

Contact Story for more information


Oracle Group

With Story Ducey. This experimental group will focus on deep meditation for healing and renewal and seeking guidance, teachings and homework from Spirit.

Click below for additional information:

Zoom Oracle Group

email interest and to get the Zoom


Check out our November 2022 events calendar for upcoming events and remember to like and follow us on Facebook, to see our events posted there. November event calendar HERE..

Prayer Warriors

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, JoAnn Wormuth at the below ISD website link:

Request Prayers

Our Astrological Forecast

Connie’s Celestial Conversations

A term you will find helpful when discussing and viewing planetary and zodiacal constellations is the ECLIPTIC. The ECLIPTIC is the path that the Sun, planets, and zodiacal constellations travel as they traverse our sky.  For our northern hemisphere at this time of year, that is from the east moving relatively low in the sky toward the south, then setting in the west. This is usually a different path than the Milky Way. The exception is Gemini on one end and Sagittarius on the other, that are both found crossing the Milky Way.

The dark, clear skies of November afford us some of the best star viewing of the year. We are also treated to two meteor showers overlapping each other. 

The Northern Taurids shower peaks on Nov 10-12th. The shower originates from the Taurus constellation. That is visible in the east, moving toward the  southeast along the ecliptic from dusk until it sets in the west at dawn. A peak of "fireballs" is expected in 2022. These are meteors that explode when they hit our upper atmosphere. If you are ever lucky enough to see one you will never forget it! 

The Leonids shower peaks on Nov 17-18th. This will appear to come right out of the eastern horizon early in the evening as the Leo constellation is still below the horizon until around 11pm. The meteor activity is best late at night.

I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the night sky. Its dance and rhythm will speak to you in both conscious and unconscious ways. Your worldview will expand. Your ability to use the science and art of astrology will reach a new level. This is an area where science and spirituality is alive and dynamic in an easily visible relationship. 

Stretching your experience to Constellation Astrology will become easier the more familiar you become with the sky map. This is when you pay particular attention to where your eyes tend to go when you look at the stars. It also is useful when particular constellations are visible in your local sky. You communicate directly with that constellation, or corridor, of the sky. This also helps when astrology expands beyond the planets to include asteroids, exoplanets, dwarf planets, and fixed stars.

A wonderful app that I find helpful is Star Walk 2. It is full of information and is very inexpensive. Another resource that you may enjoy is ( They show the transmissions coming from the Webb telescope, among many other things of interest in astronomy. (This week the newsletter couldn't be more local. It features a reader submitted picture of a large flock of geese flying over Franklin mountain overlooking Oneonta, NY. They showed the satellite view as well as the photo!)



VENUS and MERCURY travel together from Scorpio into Sagittarius on the 17th and 18th. The two personal planets are in a close conjunction (1-3°) throughout November. A conjunction between these two personal planets during, and right after, the eclipse season is particularly helpful. What is more, they stay in conjunction until the first few days of Jan 2023. 

There is a unique opportunity to combine your mental and emotional activities in a new healthy creation. You may be able to ease into a new compatibility in areas that were in conflict with each other previously. Great GRACE is possible with this combination.

Both Mercury and Venus in Sagittarius can show up as extreme, so caution in choices is appropriate. If the balance created by the planetary conjunction is achieved, the potential is quite dynamic.

Sagittarius is a fire sign that is ruled by Jupiter. Its quality is mutable (adaptable,  flexible.) Freedom of ideas, exploration,  and expression are sought with enthusiasm. The symbol, the archer, is looking toward the higher ideals. This is significant when searching for your own path into a new paradigm, which is the historical time we are living in.  Searching elsewhere so exclusively that you miss the value of the present moment is a good caution to keep in mind. We will explore Sagittarius more in the next few weeks. 

I will close this week by sharing this photo of a rainbow taken on the afternoon before the Solar eclipse. BOTH ends came down in my fields. What a lovely omen!

Do you or someone you know need some assistance with mental health issues or coping. Here is a link to the US Department of Health & Human Services that will provide you with resources and tools to help deal with the stress.

Did you know that there are other ISD chapters?

It all began with ISD Sparta NJ!

Now there are also chapters in Madison NJ, Washington DC, Treasure Coast Fla, and of course....right here in Oneonta NY.

We would ALL like to welcome you to our new Institute for Spiritual Development Facebook group:

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Institute for Spiritual Development International

Together we shine love and light to souls around the country and around the world with education, metaphysical services, healing and community.

We support YOU in your quest to explore, build, and develop your own spiritual connection

Got Bottles & Cans to return?

ISD has a CLYNK account at Hannaford in Oneonta. 

How can I help? 

Email Tom Landon at and he will give you a time to pick up stickers at our new ISD headquarters.

Take one to put on each bag that you are bringing to Hannaford- Ask someone there where the bags go. With that correct tag on it, the bottle deposit money goes directly into the ISD Oneonta Account.

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How to use AmazonSmile on a web browser:

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  • Open the Amazon Shopping app
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  • Tap on Settings and then select “AmazonSmile”
  • Select Institute foSpiritual Development Oneonta, NY as your charity and then follow the on-screen instructions to turn ON AmazonSmile in the mobile app
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What is the Institute for Spiritual Development?

It's both a metaphysical church and an educational center originally founded 40 yrs ago in Sparta, NJ. With the belief that all paths lead us Home, ISD is dedicated to helping each spirit walk their path with courage and joy.

We stand for each individual’s right to seek their own personal Truth, as they respect the same right for others. We honor the sacred texts of all traditions of the Light.

The Oneonta NY chapter of ISD was Lovingly created by Rev. Diana Friedell & her sister Rev. Sue Landon. We are now led by a powerful leadership team, and executive board.

ISD is a spiritual community that focuses on healing and intuitive connection, and the joy of finding the spirit connection within rather than being told how it should or could be experienced.

We welcome those who want to belong to a spiritual group of like-minded people, in which you can explore and find your own path in a community of love and support.

There are classes, services, events, and a sense of community and fellowship. Energy healing and intuitive messages are delivered as a regular part of the worship service. Classes offer many tools which will help you on your life path, and the community we are creating together is one of openness and acceptance, and the ability to adapt with change and growth.

Welcome Home!!!

We could use your help. If you would like to volunteer to help with our Metaphysical Library, event planning, service planning, website, office tasks, or anything else- Just call or email! Diana!

Pictured above-Kimberly Winsor

ISD Oneonta Board of Directors

Kimberly Winsor - President

Tom Landon - Vice President

Sali Dellysse - Treasurer

Connie Lull-


Susan Owens -


Christene Springle - Trustee

Maggie Kilbride - Trustee

Story Ducey -


Jo Ann Wormuth - Trustee

Diana Friedell - ex officio

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Our ISD Leadership

Shown above Rev. Diana Friedell, and Rev. Story Ducey

Diana Friedell - Pastor, Co-Director

Story Lucile Ducey, Co-Director

Adult Education/Programming Chair

Ministry Training Program

JoAnn Wormuth – Healing Program Director

Renee Ranke - Intuitive Practitioner Program Director

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