Wednesday, July 10, 2019 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM EDT
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Institute for Spiritual Development, Lotus Center 
41-45 Dietz St.
Suite 1
Oneonta, NY 13820

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Rev. Diana Friedell, Director 
Institute for Spiritual Development 
607-433-2089; 607-267-4693

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"A Spirit By Any Other Name Would Be As Holy,"

Summer Spirit Lecture by Pamela Strother, Ph.D.

In this 2nd of nine Summer Series Lectures, Pamela Strother, a spiritual leader, retired professor and psychotherapist, explores the power of names and naming. How we are called and how we call ourselves can be a very useful tool for an enriched spiritual life. And it’s a good way of maintaining a positive and inspired focus. Join the fun!

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Young Woman Practicing Yoga In the Lotus Position_ her Hands in  prayer mudra. Illustration from watercolor stains and spray _ isolated on a white background. Healthy Lifestyle Concept. Who am i The idea behind all naming ceremonies, baptisms, christenings, whatever the tradition, is one of giving the person a new name that will stand as a mark of belonging to the tribe, clan, church, or group.  We can expand on this idea by giving ourselves spiritual names that mark where and who we are on this part of our spiritual journey.  And we can have more than one.

       Using a combination of stories, writing, drawing, meditation, and conversation, we will investigate how to determine our spiritual names and what they can do to make a difference in our lives.

Your Instructor:

Pamela A. Strother, Ph.D., now retired, was a university teacher and practicing psychotherapist for more than thirty years.  In addition, Pam is also a four decades participant and leader of sacred celebrations and women’s circles.  A published poet, she is a life-long Unitarian Universalist and an avid practitioner of earth-centered rites and rituals.

This Summer the Institute for Spiritual Development and the Darling Hill Farm Retreat House are co-sponsoring a "Metaphysical Lecture & Workshop Series" Continuing Education Program.

Wednesday Evenings from 6:30 to 8:30 pm held at The Lotus Center July 3rd, 10, 17, 24, and August 7, 14, 21, and 28th

The ‘Summer Spirit Lecture Series’ includes 9 experiential, in depth metaphysical presentations, held throughout the summer, as the heart of the Program. ISD is show casing  speakers from a variety of spiritual organizations and traditions in our region, to network, socialize, and most importantly learn from one another. 


The entire ‘Metaphysical Summer School’ program also includes:           Weekly Classes, and Message Circles,

and Full Moon Vedic Fire Ceremonies

at the Darling Hill Farm Retreat House

(Call for directions: (607) 638-5111)

with Potluck supper: (our most popular summer event!)
With Yogi Tapash. Includes Sanskrit Hymns.

$15/$12 members. 6:30 pm—approx. 9 pm.
Sunday June 16 —- Tuesday July 16 — Thursday August 15


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 more class offerings at The ISD Lotus Center in the coming Fall & Winter, which begins on Sept. 14th (Details in process)  (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


607 638 5111 cell/text 201 934 7355