Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM EDT
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Rev. Diana Friedell, Pastor & Co-Director; Amanda Hoover, Co-Director 
Institute for Spiritual Development 

Story Lucile Ducey

Story has been  a seer since childhood, is an academically trained philosopher and classically trained Psychic-Medium. She is a Faculty Member at ISD Oneonta, bringing 35 years of experience in teaching Metaphysics  in the Metropolitan New York area. Story is a former faculty and board member of the Metaphysical Center of New Jersey, a graduate of Columbia University, and The New Seminary.

Renee Ranke

  • Discovered her intuitive abilities after the sudden and unexpected death of her husband.
  • A ministerial student at the Institute for Spiritual Development
  • Completed a spiritual mediumship program with Rev. Julie MacDonald
  • Studied with Rev. Judith Rochester and Lisa Williams
  • Specializes in direct communication with Spirit
  • More Info:  reneelk@hotmail.com; Web: Mystical Moments Remembered

Diana Friedell


is owner of the 18 year old business Tuning In - Tuning Up, trained at Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, NY, coordinates the annual SHIFT NY Holistic & Spiritual Arts Fair and now serves as Pastor, Co-Director, and teaching faculty for the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta.  www.dianafriedell.com

Amanda Hoover

is the Co-Director at the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta, and is a student in the Ministerial Program.  She has a bachelor's degree in Business Administration, a Masters of Science in Education and is a certified school counselor and school administrator.  She has studied metaphysics, spirituality, and world religions at the college level.  Amanda is a Reiki Master and is a certified life coach. She has received extensive professional development in mindfulness in education and training in meditation.

Kimberly Winsor, RPT, LMT

Kimberly is an experienced bodyworker and herbalist of 17years. After graduating from the NM Academy of Healing Arts in 2002 with a Dual Certification in Massage and Polarity Therapies, training in Chinese and Ayurvedic Nutrition and movement therapies she has enjoyed maintaining a private practice embracing people, animals and the environment. Helping each other in our mutual paths to empowerment, in authentic, do-able ways is her greatest pleasure.


Metaphysically Speaking Series: "Lotus Flowers and Tumbleweeds": Grounding in Times of Chaos 

Where do we turn when we feel lost and out of sorts in these chaotic times? Meet the Faculty in the first presentation in our "Metaphysically Speaking" Fall Series

as we discuss effective techniques that remind us of who we truly are as spirit beings, when we’ve forgotten, and the inspiration to find & take our next life path steps confidently.


The beautiful lotus roots and thrives in the dirtiest mud;

Tumbleweeds blow with the wind and find a new place to grow roots.” 

Meet the instructors for the series, & discuss  tools they lean on to find grounding, and to thrive during these chaotic times.


Story Lucile Ducey, Renee Ranke, Diana Friedell, Amanda Hoover, Kimberly Winsor

General Tuition $15 or $10 for ISD Members

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