July 22, 2021

The Institute for Spiritual Development
Oneonta Chapter
A Metaphysical Church and School for Spiritual Development
“When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts.”
― Mary Baker Eddy

Join us tonight, Thursday July 29th 5:30-7pm for

Angel Wisdom: Conversing with your Angels

The next session in our healing summer series, Touch the Earth; Reach the Sky, leads us towards learning how to communicate with our angelic helpers.
 Have you ever wondered how to invite Angelic help and healing into your life? Which Angels are working with me? How can Angels help me to manifest my desires and dreams?
Please join us for this very special event with Rev. Diana Friedell, psychic medium, as taught at the Institute for Spiritual Development in Washington, D.C. & Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, NY. In this class, we will be working with special techniques and methods to invite and access divine guidance.

This Sunday, August 1 at 10am Join us for our Metaphysical Celebration

Our emcee will be Rev. Story Ducey and our ISD Oneonta Co-director, Amanda Hoover, will present her homily, "Building Castles in the Sky"
Our service will be presented on Zoom with a portion simulcast on Facebook Live for anyone who can't join us on Zoom.
There will be an ISD Board meeting immediately following the service.

Full Zoom Details:
Topic: Sunday Service August 1, 2021
Time: Aug 1, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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What's Happening at ISD Oneonta?

  • Tonight at 5:30 pm is the next workshop in our 'Touch the Earth; Reach the Sky' series! Join Psychic Medium (and our very own pastor), Rev. Diana Friedell for 'Angel Wisdom: Conversing with your Angels ' as we look at special techniques and methods to invite in and access divine angelic guidance
  • Coming up next Thursday, August 5th 5:30-7pm EST Susquehanna Mysteries- the Scranton Enigma with our very special guest instructor, Michael Wann
Details about this exciting series below in the Adult Education section

  • Don't forget our magical Metaphysical Service is this Sunday at 10am

  • Coming up on Saturday, August 7 from 10am-5pm at our temporary headquarters at 124 Count Hwy 58 in Oneonta is an in-person event Reiki Level One: Energy Healing Training with Jo Ann Wormuth. This is a required class for our upcoming ISD Healing Certification program. Full details below in our Adult Education section

  • We are so excited to announce that on Sunday August 8 from 2-5pm we will be joining with internationally-renowned healer and founder of Breath of Love Institute, Julia Mikk, for a life-changing breath-sound-healing-ceremony! Details on this, Breath of Love Breakthrough Experience  with Julia Mikk  are below in our Adult Education section. Sign up today, you don't want to miss this!

  • Also, watch for announcements about our Intuitive Practitioner Program and our ISD Healing Certification Program.

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

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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
Midday at the Oasis
2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from noon - 2pm

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

Begins Thursday July 8th

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 for WHOLE SERIES for 20% Off at the Registration Link for July 8th or 15th Class.It

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 July 8th or July 15th event)
$150 $120 General Tuition $120 $96 ISD Members

Saturday August 7th

Reiki Level One
Energy Healing Training with JoAnn Wormuth

This class is offered only live in-person.

Required for our upcoming ISD Healing Certification, but open to anyone.
Learn to use this ancient Japanese technique for clearing blockages in life force energy - reduce chronic pain, illness, & stress for yourself and others, create more balance, wellness & good health. Increase your power & effectiveness as a healer thru JoAnn's Attunements & practice healing with the techniques, under JoAnn's excellent tutelage

Tuition: $90 or $85 for ISD Members. . . .
Cost includes Manual, Certificate, Lunch and Beverage

If you are interested, but can't make this date. Please let us know as JoAnn will be offering future sessions

Sunday August 8 2pm-5pm
Zoom Event

Breath of Love Breakthrough Experience  with Julia Mikk 

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!
Groundwork for a liberated life free of struggle, worry & exhaustion! Are you a health-loving person who has practiced yoga, read self-help books, attended healing workshops, and perhaps had some powerful spiritual glimpses, but when it comes to your everyday reality you still struggle with overwhelm, anxiety & the feeling that something is missing? If so, join us for this special breath-sound-healing-ceremony. You will experience emotional relief, deep inner peace & access soul guidance. 

$47 General
$40 ISD Member Discount

Saturday August 21, 6pm-8:30pm

Mystical Dinner at Origins Cafe in Cooperstown

Catch the magical ambiance of a summer evening out. . .Messages from Spirit PLUS dinner in the garden at Origins Café – what could be a more perfect summer’s evening entertainment?
Several intuitive readers are available during the evening on the upper level for private ten minute readings. Your $54 Admission Ticket includes delicious seasonal buffet dinner and a private reading with one of the readers!

Event Price for dinner and readings: $54

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.

My Guardian Angel by Robert William Service

When looking back I dimly see
The trails my feet have trod,
Some hand divine, it seems to me,
Has pulled the strings with God;
Some angel form has lifeward leaned
When hope for me was past;
Some love sublime has intervened
To save me at the last.

For look you! I was born a fool,
Damnation was my fate;
My lot to drivel and to drool,
Egregious and frutrate.
But in the deep of my despair,
When dark my doom was writ,
Some saving hand was always there
to pull me from the Pit.

A Guardian Angel - how absurd!
I scoff at Power Divine.
And yet . . . a someone spoke the word
That willed me from the swine.
And yet, despite my scorn of prayer,
My lack of love or friend,
I know a Presence will be there,
To save me at the end.

Our Weekly Astrological Forecast

Connie’s Celestial Conversations


This week Jupiter, currently retrograde, moves from Pisces back into Aquarius.
Jupiter in Pisces generates great compassion and understanding. The heroic actions of many during the later months of the pandemic, the rising voices of those who have not enjoyed the full promise of opportunity along with a rising willingness to listen to their voices, are a few examples of this.

Now, Jupiter moving back into Aquarius for the rest of the year offers us the choice to expand the Piscean compassion and understanding onto a grand scale. Aquarius has a wide lens, humanitarian view of the world. Infuse that with Jupiter's natural abundance after it has marinated in Piscean compassion, and you have great, exciting potential.

Jupiter in this position has tremendous potential to help us truly live with the ideals of sister/brotherhood as our practice. With this ideal in mind we may understand the wisdom of, "what you do to the least of you, you do to all." We will truly care for our whole society, while knowing that this includes caring for THE SELF as well. May we truly know that what is for the greater good also includes each of us in that bounty.

There is additional assistance available to truly live this ideal. The Sun is in Leo, which is the sign it rules. This means that the Sun has the potential to help us choose the very best expression of Leo, which is great Courage and Nobility. The choice is available to combine grand compassion, tolerance, courage, and nobility, to yourself and all others.

Adding to this endeavor this week is Mercury. Mercury is conjunct the Sun in Leo. This allows great mental clarity and expression while they both travel in bright Leo. You may find this week that you can find a whole new level of love in your self-talk and have the ability to convey that wisdom outward.
The Sun in Leo also reminds us of the full bounty of our natural world in the height of its growing season. Try to enjoy the full flavor of our wonderful natural world. I began to list the wildflowers and bushes/shrubs in bloom at this time last year. My list reached 85 varieties when I stopped counting! Add to that the trees, animals, birds, insects, crystals, etc. and you have something for everyone!

Concentrate on things you LOVE, and you will broadcast that love to all. Remember JOY, seek it out. The Sun in the sign it rules, Leo, will help you do just that.

I wish you "Godspeed" my friends.

And the Good News Is!!!!!

  • Many people have stories about experiencing an angelic presence. Check out This website, Angels Online, for a plethora of these wonderful stories. The stories include angel encounters, spiritual awakenings, self-discoveries, and healing miracles.

  • We have all heard stories about the dying being visited by loved ones in spirit. Here is a wonderful article on First to Know.com that discusses that very subject.

  • Small acts of kindness can have such large impact on people’s lives. Read This Sunny Skyz article about Dr. Nhung Tran-Davies who was handed a doll as a young refugee arriving at the airport. The impact of that one action led to a lifelong friendship and inspired her throughout her life.

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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