Wednesday, July 3, 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

More about the Institute for Spiritual Development:




"Voices of Spirit:

An ISD Medium's Message Gallery,"

Summer Series Workshop featuring ISD Mediums:

Diana Friedell,  Sue Landon, Story L Ducey, Renee Ranke, Kristen Niles, Judy Simmons

 In this 1st of 9 Summer Metaphysical workshops, five certified Psychic Mediums from the Institute for Spiritual Development will connect with the Spirit World to deliver messages from departed loved ones, teachers and guides for some members of the audience. Join us for laughter, tears, and fun as we find out who is with us & what your message is!

If you are walking the Spiritual Path, then like us, you are BECOMING- more spiritually grounded, wiser, gentler and kinder, and your Spirit Guides are with you.  Story, Judy, Sue, Tina and Diana reach across the rainbow bridge to connect with your Spirit Loved Ones and Guides to deliver messages that your guides would like for you to hear at this time.  What might Spirit Say to you, that would help you on your life path?  Each has their own unique style of receiving messages and will share stories, tips and techniques for you to receive your own signs, and deepen the lines of communication with your own departed loved ones.

Spirit chooses who they want to call on.

In this Message Gallery Demonstration, its possible that

not everyone will receive a message.

Refreshments will be served.

“Very helpful and on point.  I felt it so deep in my soul, I almost cried.  Thank you so much! ” E. G., Oneonta, NY

Wonderful- I am amazed at the connections realized.  I have found this session to be very insightful. Thank you” – S.H., Oneonta, NY

“The sense of realism was amazing.  To know the spirits are with us is refreshing.”  T.J. Milford, NY


About Renee Ranke 

Mystical Moments Remembered: Inspirational messages from Spirit with Love 

Bio:Renee is a ministerial student with the Institute for Spiritual Development and a sanctioned ISD healer. Her mystical journey began after the passing of her husband and an ensuing spiritual rebirth. She completed a spiritual mediumship mentorship program with Rev. Julie MacDonald and has completed several workshops through Lily Dale, NY with teachers like Rev. Judith Rochester  and Lisa Williams; but much of her education has come from intensive work directly with Spirit.

About Story Lucile Ducey:  Classically trained Psychic Medium and long time teacher of interdisciplinary courses in Comparative Religion, Esoteric Judaism & Christianity and ‘The Art & Science of Intuitive Development for Seers and Scientists.’ She lectures on the teachings of Edgar Cayce and Alice Bailey. Story has an Intuitive Counseling Practice and teaches in both Otsego County and 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. Her teachers include Jean Munzer, Rabbi Joseph Gelberman, and  Rev. Janet Nohaveck. She has worked as a Pastoral Counselor and Officiant in Christian and Interfaith ministry for 25 years.

Diana headshot About Diana Friedell, Metaphysician, Minister, Teacher, Actress, and Director: Diana received her advanced training in the Spiritualist tradition.  She has been doing readings & healings for fifteen years. Diana is a 2004 graduate of the School for Healing and Prophecy through Fellowships of the Spirit in Lily Dale, NY, and a graduate of SUNY Oneonta, where she studied teaching and theatre.  Diana was sanctioned as a Minister through Institute for Spiritual Development, where she currently serves as the Director and is the Director of the Annual SHIFT New York Psychic Fair in Oneonta. Diana was called to this work as a result of her search for spiritual meaning after her youngest son passed away unexpectedly in 1994. .  Diana is available for private psychic readings,, parties, phone readings and intuitive development classes. See Class Schedule & more at her website www.tuningin-tuningup.com,

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/

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Rev. Landon is the former Pastor and Director of the Institute for Spiritual Development, Washington, D.C. and is currently the Pastor of the Institute's branch in Oneonta. She trained with Rev. James De Biasio, Bryan Christopher, and Tantra Maat in her psychic skills, and has been teaching and practicing for more than 30 years. She is noted for her direct approach, her humor, and her magical skills on the flugelhorn. "The most astounding reading I ever had," John G.

Website:  www.isdoneonta.org

Judy Simmons

Judy Lynn was born and raised in a small town in New York State. She remembers seeing energies as a child and knowing things about people and events before they happened. Judy recalls never feeling alone as a child and came to understand that is because she wasn't totally alone.She experienced ringing in her ears that turned into whispered songs, almost hymn like. She now knows the voices to be angels and guides communicating with her.

As a child she would have conversations that she believed were merely in her imagination.  Although she didn't pursue the metaphysical world until her teens and early 20's, it was in her 40's that she began her spiritual path. 

Judy is Clairvoyant, Claircognizant, Clairaudiant, Clairempathic and Clairsentient. She is learning how to use and rely on "the Clairs" in her Spirit Communications. She is learning and growing daily and doesn't see an end in sight for that.

Judy Lynn is an Evidential Medium, Psychic, Energy Healer and Spiritual Advisor. She is an Authorized Psychic Medium and Certified Healer at the ISD. A member of the Spiritualist National Union International and studied and trained in Lily Dale. She is also an Ordained Minister and has enjoyed being the officiant at wedding ceremonies. 


You can contact Judy on Facebook at Judy Lynn Spirit Communicator or email her at jlspiritualadvisor@gmail.com.

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About Caitlin Liberati . . .

Caitlin’s journey with the spiritual realms began as a small child, when she saw and communicated with angels at the funeral of a beloved family member. The unexplained experiences continued to happen throughout her life, but it was not until the heartbreaking loss of her grandfather in 2018 that she was pulled to unfold and expand her psychic gifts to help others. Grief may have been the catalyst, but she knows now that she is truly where she is meant to be. Caitlin is an empath and a psychic medium, having completed the Intuitive Practitioner program through the Institute for Spiritual Development in Oneonta; she will also be starting the Ministerial Program at ISD in the fall. She serves on the ISD Board of Directors as the Secretary. She likes to think of herself as a “permanent student” and will soon be pursuing her doctorate in Bioethics to combine her academic interests with her spiritual studies. Originally from Endwell, Caitlin works as an operations coordinator for Bassett and is very happy to be living in Oneonta after two years of commuting.


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About Kristen Niles:

Kristen has been a student of the intuitive arts for over a decade, coming "out of the broom closet" about 2 yrs. ago to share her gifts outside her circle of friends. Recently she launched a business called Chrysalis, offering Personal Development Coaching, Energy Healing services in addition to Intuitive Tarot. She is a ministerial student, founding member & Board President at The Lotus Center: Institute for Spiritual Development.



Email: Chrysaliscoaching.kdniles@gmail.com

 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chrysaliscoachingbykdniles/


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, 31, 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

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