Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 6:30 PM EDT
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Darling Hill Gardens & Retreat House 
404 Ed Herman Rd
Westford, NY 13488

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Story Ducey 
Institute for Spiritual Development 


Message Gallery Readings

& Spiritual Communication Workshop 

Rain or Shine! 

Saturday Workshop & Soulful Dinner Party with Music! 

Darling Hill Retreat pond

The Darling Hill Gardens, library, walking trails and beautiful swimming pond will be open 3 pm onward. Arrive early to enjoy the gardens and visit with the presenters.


Join tried & true Mediums Diana Friedell and Story Lucile Ducey at the Darling Hill Gardens & Retreat House for a fascinating experience of connection to the "Other Side". They will demonstrate mediumship, giving messages to those attending. You will learn to build your intuitive senses, thru unique exercises & perceive your own connection with departed loved ones. 

Workshop 4 to 6 pm. 6 to 7 pm Dinner Party---you're invited! Bring a dish and a favorite beverage to share. 7-9 pm Cello music by Franscesca and bonfire.


$25 Tuition.  Register for August 11th  Message Gallery at the "Register Now" orange button below. Please arrive a few minutes early, as once we have set  our sacred circle, we don't want to disrupt the special energy the group created. Directions to the Retreat House will arrive in an email once you have registered.


 More Info on Message Circle & Spirit Comunication Workshop:

  • Bring your questions and experiences. 
  • Demonstration of Mediumship. 
  • Experience guided meditation and prayer techniques to connect with Loved Ones. 
  • Learn how to 'send and receive' intuitive/telepathic messages. 
  • Heal grief, anger, and other unresolved concerns.
  • Say a proper good bye and/or build a new active relationship between the planes.  
  • Learn to develop your innate intuitive senses of 'inner sight' and 'inner hearing'. 
  • The passing of a loved one can become a Spiritual Initiation into a deeper understanding of life's journey and purpose. 
  • Our physical life is a school for our spiritual self. 
  • Experience the evidence for life after death for yourself. 
  • Interfaith, All Welcome


Click here to register for August 30th Mediumship Gallery

Bio: Diana Friedell, Director, Institute for Spiritual Development

Metaphysician, Minister, actress, and director, received her advanced training in the Spiritualist tradition.  She has been doing readings & healings for sixteen years. Diana is a 2004 graduate of the School for Healing and Prophecy through Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, NY. & is a sanctioned minister for the Institute for Spiritual Development. Diana was called to this work as a result of her search for spiritual meaning after her youngest son passed away tragically in 1994.  Diana is available for private appointments, energy healing, meditation classes, parties, phone readings and intuitive development classes.  

More Info:  www.tuningin-tuningup.com

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Story Lucile Ducey. Long time teacher of interdisciplinary courses in Comparative Religion and ‘The Art & Science of Intuitve Development for Scientists and Seers.’ She has a Counseling Practice and teaches in the Metropolitan 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. 

Website:  Darling Hill Farm Retreat House

 Email: Storyducey@gmail.com.

This Summer the Institute for Spiritual Development and the Darling Hill Farm Retreat House are co-sponsoring a ‘Metaphysical Summer School’ Continuing Education Program.

The Summer Spirit Lecture Series: "Exploring Spiritual Communication from Many Traditions and Cultures". 

Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm held at The Lotus CenterJune 20, 27, July 11, 18,25, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 

The ‘Summer Spirit Lecture Series’, 10 experiential, in depth metaphysical presentations, held throughout the summer, is the heart of the Program. ISD is show casing local speakers from a variety of spiritual organizations and traditions in Otsego County to network, socialize, and most importantly learn from one another. 

The entire ‘Metaphysical Summer School’ program also includes:                   Weekly Classes, and Message Circles, and Saturday Workshops & Soulful Dinner Events with live music and bonfires. 

Mingle with like-minded folks on these magical summer evenings and explore with us! (check the schedule for event location)

These Summer School Classes and workshops will give a taste of and solid preparation for the Spiritual Intuitive Certification Course offerings at The ISD Lotus Center in the coming Fall & Winter, which begins on Sept. 14th (See ISD Website for Details)  


**Our Co-Sponsor:

Darling Hill Farm Retreat House & Gardens

A Spiritualist Retreat House

----a little bit of Lily Dale in Otsego County 

Souls of All Ages and Spiritual Paths Welcome


Phone:  607 638 5111