July 15, 2021

The Institute for Spiritual Development
Oneonta Chapter
A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development
July 15th, 2021 5:30-7:00 pm
with Dick Buchanan
Have you ever felt such negative energy from someone that you felt psychically attacked? Dick Buchanan, a long time psychic, shares tried & true techniques to repel & spiritually protect ourselves against negative energy.
Touch the Earth; Reach the Sky
Summer 2021 Soulful Healing Series
Enjoy your summer, enhance your spiritual journey, rejuvenate, meet like minded souls. Open your innate Spiritual Gifts. Find your path to service. 
Join us on Zoom every Thursday starting July 8th, 2021, with a different topic each time.
Zoom link sent when you register. Click on TITLE.
Register Individually or LAST CHANCE to Register for WHOLE SERIES for 20% Off at the Registration Link for tonight’s July 15th Class. Recording of Alison's Reiki Yoga Refresh Class will be sent to you!

A Metaphysical Celebration on Sunday July 18 at 10am live and in-person at the Friedell residence

We are so excited as we hold our first in-person service of 2021 at Rev. Diana's home in Oneonta. For those of you local to the area, please join us...we look forward to seeing you. And for those of you who can't come in person, we will still be on Zoom. Join us at this link
Please bring a dish to pass (if possible) and join us for brunch in the Gazebo!

The wonderful Amanda Hoover will be our emcee and Renee Ranke presents the homily "Pearls of the Heart: Precious Gems Birthed from Grief"
For those of you joining us, click Here for directions
Dress for the Weather, wear shoes good for hiking and a hat- bring bug repellent; water bottles provided!

"Music of the Plants"
Marguerite has a device that connects directly to the plant perceiving its electromagnetic signals and translates it into musical harmonies!
Sunday July 18 1pm-5pm
Weeds for Wellness: An Ecological Foraging Event w/ Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower
This is an in-person event

Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower, R.N,. and expert herbalist, returns to ISD to lead us on a fascinating walk to discover edible weeds, and plants, even invasive ones, that actually support our wellness.
We will taste wild food, hear the music of the plants, and learn safe foraging with instructive hand-outs. We will convene at the home of the Friedell's and do some foraging at Riddell Park, even get to taste a beverage that Marguerite makes for us!

$40 General
$35 ISD Member Discount

What Magic is in the Air at ISD Oneonta?

  • There are still more exciting summer events coming........so don't forget to keep checking here for updates!

  • Looking for some inspiration? Check out our homilies on our YouTube channel: 

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Midday at the Oasis
2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from noon - 2pm
Next One is August 13th (take note- none on July 23rd!!)
No, actually, in person- We wanna see your face (its been a long COVID separation!) at the new Lotus Center at the home of Tom Landon.
The Oasis & the gardens are beautiful and ready for you.

Come for casual conversation, light lunch, laughter, and library time with ISD friends and members, and the Pastor, Diana Friedell. We will be POOLSIDE in the good weather, bring your suit if you’d like, and a dish to pass if possible. Please let Tom know in advance that you will be attending by emailing him, tflandon51@gmail.com. If you need directions, he will send them!
More information on our Website
Adult Education

And what's next in our Summer Series?

July 22nd, 2021 5:30-7:00 pm
In this interactive workshop we will take a look at grief; how it manifests in our lives and how we can view it as a stepping stone to catharsis and transformation.

July 29th, 2021 5:30-7:00pm
with Diana Friedell
 Have you ever wondered how to invite Angelic help & healing into your life? Learn special techniques to invite & access angelic guidance • Angel Totems  Guided Meditation to hand a problem to your angels, to transform it.
August 5th, 2021 5:30-7pm
Susquehanna Mystery: The Scranton Enigma-  with Michael Wann; Artist, Astrologer, Storyteller, Researcher
The Susquehanna Sage, reveals another intriguing mystery about the Susquehanna, the Grandmother River, involving Goddess worship, and the city of Scranton which sits on her banks.

August 12th, 2021 5:30-7pm
E-Squared Book Contemplation- with Amanda Hoover, ISD Co-Director, Life Coach
We will experience meditation techniques from Pam Grout’s spectacular & uplifting book, for seeing how we inform our outer reality and discuss our holographic universe to understand and practice quantum manifestation

August 19th, 2021 5:30-7pm   

Each Class Individually:
$25 General Tuition $20 ISD Members

Purchase the full series and get a 20% discount (full series registration at the Today is last day to get the discount!
$150 $120 General Tuition $120 $96 ISD Members

Check out these upcoming in-person events with some wonderful guest instructors!
Saturday July 24 4pm-6pm
The Flowing River: Ritual for Grief Release w/Angelica Palmer
This is an in-person event

Join us at Darling Hill Farm for this transformational event with Angelica Palmer of Cherry Valley. Inspired by the grief rituals of the Dagara tribe of Burkina Faso and the work of Sobonfu Somé and Zahava Griss, we come together through drums, song and movement, supporting each other’s grieving process as we strengthen the collective.
Limited space available, so register early!
$25 General
$20 ISD Member Discount

Breakthrough Experience with Julia Mikk
WHEN? Sunday August 8th, 2021
TIME? 2:00pm to 5pm
WHERE: On Zoom, receive link when you register

Come join us for a rare opportunity to journey with internationally-renowned healer and founder of Breath of Love Institute, Julia Mikk, through a life-changing breath-sound-healing-ceremony! You will experience profound emotional relief, touch deep inner peace, and access clear Soul Guidance for your life!
Tuition: $47 or $40 for ISD Members
Join us during the week for our open Online Development circles for anyone looking to further their spiritual and intuitive growth!
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
Weekly Circles:

7-8:30pm EST

Oracle Circle

With Story Ducey. These experimental circles will focus on deep meditation for healing and renewal and seeking guidance, teachings and home work from Spirit.
Click below for additional information:
email interest and to get the Zoom link:storyducey@gmail.com
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
email interest or questions:mysticalmomentsremembered@gmail.com

10-11:30am EST

Dream Message Circle

With Rev. Story Lucile Ducey. This circle is dedicated to receiving, recording and discussing the messages many of us are receiving in our ‘night school journeys.’
Click below for additional details
RSVP to Story storyducey@gmail.com
Monthly Circles:

3rd Thursdays
7-8 pm EST
Next circle is Thursday July 15th
Path of the Magdalene Meditation Sessions
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.
Click below for additional information
RSVP to Dale to receive the Zoom Link dalecapristo@gmail.com
4th Tuesdays
6-7:30 pm EST
Next circle Tuesday July 27th
Allowing Abundance
This circle, facilitated by Elke Saal, will meet monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Based on the Abraham Hicks teachings and using principles of intention we will deepen our understanding of allowing abundance into our lives.
Check out our July 2021 events calendar on ISDOneonta.org for upcoming events and remember to like and follow us on Facebook to see our events posted there.
Our Weekly Astrological Forecast

Connie’s Celestial Conversations

FORECAST  (July 14 - 22)
by Connie Lull

This is an interesting week in the assistance from the Stars. We will be helped to examine
the deep recesses of our Soul/Psyche and then beginning to bring what we find there into balance in our outer world expression.

What astrological phenomenon is at work this week?
Planets and Asteroids changing signs. 

You have undoubtedly already begun this work of self examination. These changes of sign will potentially help you along.
Word to the Wise
- You may be uncomfortable. It is, however, the Soul Work you always hoped to accomplish. You came here fully equipped to achieve this goal. You have guide teams, Angels, and the Elemental Kingdoms ready and able to assist. You need only ask!

What specifically will we be invited to examine?
The prevailing themes are inner wounds, balance between feminine and masculine justice and divinity, and the Ma'at weighing of your Heart
while you still live!

Let's look at this in more detail: 
Whenever planets and asteroids change signs it shakes up the matrix a little,  or alot. The Sun enters Leo, the sign it rules ( it's happy place) on the 22nd. This is male dominated, about power, will, outer declaration and bearing.  It can be noble and courageous in it's best expression.
Now enter Feminine Venus and Asteroid Lilith both changing signs on that same day! They are ready for some justice and balance! This will likely be the Cosmic Monkey Wrench thrown gleefully into the gears of our normality!

Lilith enters air sign Gemini, highlighting communications, worldly outlook. With expressive Mercury next door in emotional Cancer, the World Feminine RISES - and she may not be so gentle! Lilith is the feminine side of each of us that has had quite enough, thank you very much!!!
This will be enhanced by Venus entering Libra on the same day. Libra, who is all about balance and justice will likely be more than ready to hear Lilith out.

Added to this is one more game piece in the addition of the asteroid Vesta. She is The Priestess, the keeper of your internal sacred flame.
Vesta is also in Libra.
So you can, perhaps, see the potential. We have fed up Lilith, judicial Libra, beautific  Venus all working together at once.

Vesta is the godess, the sovereign Priestess who has similarities to  Egyptian Goddess Ma'at. Ma'at is the goddess concerned with truth, justice, cosmic order, harmony, who weighs the hearts of the recently passed against an ostrich feather. If you have a light heart you move on to the Afterlife. 

I have been guided, encouraged to suggest to you that this rare combination of powerful feminine forces is no coincidence at this time. We are being afforded the unique opportunity to facilitate our own heavenly " past life review" while we are still in body. Smiling down on us in their
MOST NOBLE EXPRESSIONS are Lilith, Venus, Vesta, Ma'at, and Libra. 
How extraordinary. How delicious.
Be bold and courageous in exploring your Divine Feminine whether you are male or female. The opportunity is for all souls.

And the Good News Is!!!!!

  • We could all use more peace and serenity. This Celtic Serenity blog gives you five simple methods to help usher tranquility into your life. To quote our own Rev. Story….. Ohhhhmmmm!

  • In a moment of unity, William and Harry put aside their differences to unveil a statue of their mother, Princess Diana, erected at the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace. Read the itv article and see the video Here.

  • This one is fun! Take This free NERIS Type Explorer personality test at 16 personalities.com and find some valuable insight into yourself. Are you a Defender, an Architect, a Protagonist? How can this information help you approach work and relationships?

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.
Struggling with Zoom? We Want to Help
We Miss You!
Do you want to join our events, classes, or Sunday Metaphysical Services but you are struggling with the technology?

Shoot us an email at isdoneonta@gmail.com Let us know that you are struggling and what problems you are having. We will see what our team of spiritual 'tech gurus' can do to help. 

....and if you are a 'tech guru' yourself ,and would like to offer a helping hand, please reach out and let us know that you would be willing to help by assisting other members who are having technology issues!

Did you know that there are SEVEN ISD chapters?
It all began with ISD Sparta NJ!
Now there are also chapters in Madison NJ, Washington DC, Sarasota Fla, Treasure Cost Fla, Middle Tennessee, and of course....right here in Oneonta NY.

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

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 tlfandon51@gmail.com 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.

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 link:

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.

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
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! Diana!

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