December, 2009

Issue 247

Diane Brandon
Vibrant Body, Mind, Spirit Living

Can we live as our spiritual selves and yet remain grounded in three-dimensional reality? Is there a way we can live vibrantly in the physical world while maintaining our spiritual nature? In other words, can a mystic also be “worldly,” or at least firmly planted on earth?

According to Diane Brandon, the answers are, resoundingly, “Yes!” Living as spiritual beings on a physical Earth is rarely an easy prospect, yet there are ways in which we can cultivate a three-dimensional vibrancy without relinquishing our spirituality. She will share how she has learned to do just that through the adventure that her own life has been.

Diane was born and grew up in New Orleans through a mostly typical middle class childhood—an avid reader with lots of interests and activities—except for her innate fascination with psychic phenomena. It was a long time, however, before that interest became the basis of her life’s work. Her path brought her to Duke for a degree in French; to graduate school in radio, television, and motion pictures at UNC-Chapel Hill; through conventional work as a secretary, research assistant, and manager; and self employment in the performing arts. Her interest in all things metaphysical never waned, however, and in the early 1990s, she was persuaded by a friend to try working as a telephone psychic. As her confidence grew, her concept of what a psychic does evolved from “fortune teller” to “intuitive counselor,” and formed the foundation of the work she does today.

In her 17 years of intuitive work, Diane has focused on helping others to live to their fullest potential and lead fulfilling lives, drawing upon her own inherently spiritual and mystical orientation. Her radio show, “Vibrant Living,” both entertains and provides listeners with invaluable information and lively conversation with established experts, covering cutting edge research in a number of fields that shed further light on improving our lives.

After living and working in the Triangle area for about 30 years, Diane now lives in Memphis, Tennessee. (She misses us, though, and has plans to move back to the Triangle area!) She’s the author of the books Invisible Blueprints: Intuitive Insights for Fulfillment in Life and the forthcoming Intuition for Thinkers, and she has produced several meditation CDs. Learn more about Diane and her work at and

“We’re living in an incredibly exciting time, with shifts in consciousness increasing consistently,” Diane tells us, “and we can create a vision for our world that serves a unifying purpose and embraces a positive and inclusive orientation, as well as enabling our full and vibrant potential.”

For directions, or to register in advance, contact Jim Fletcher:

Early Meditation - Free

6:30 - 7:00 PM in the Ralph Waldo Emerson room

Come early and treat yourself to the gift of a healing and centering meditation. The first few minutes are focused on sending healing love and light to Mother Earth and her inhabitants.

Then enjoy an extended meditation led by Lois Cavanagh-Daley. Lois is an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh who has studied mysticism and yoga for many years. Her early meditation will focus on Mahatma Gandhi’s statement, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” The five-minute meditation before the main program will be about creating a peaceful world by living peacefully.

We will, as always, have a brief meditation before the start of our program. This will also be lead by Lois Cavanagh-Daley.

Find us on Meetup

Amy Simpson is the very active moderator of our Meetup site. You can find out about SFF events, RSVP for events, contact other participants or pay for events there. Check us out at Find us by searching for spirituality in Raleigh (Zip 27607).

December 3, 2009

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Church
3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
Note: SFF is not affiliated with the Unitarian Church

Doors Open: 6:45 PM
Lecture: 7:15 - 9:30 PM
Cost: $10
Seniors/Students: $8 with valid ID

Light refreshments, provided by SFF, will be available at the break

Private Consultations
Diane Brandon

Diane is offering private sessions of 30 minutes or 60 minutes in your choice of modalities.

Intuitive counseling30 or 60 minutes More than a “psychic reading,” Diane gives you information and insights and gently guides you on your path.

Individualized guided meditationRequires 60 minutes A healing technique tailored specifically to your needs, you may choose to meet guides, work on blocks and issues, gain insight, empower yourself, and more.

Past life regressionRequires 60 minutes Experience past lives and previous personas, or progress forward in time to future lives or to the future in this life.

Natural process healing30 or 60 minutes Gently and positively simulate a near-death experience to trigger shifts at the cellular level.

Dream interpretation30 or 60 minutes Your dream symbols are unique to you; with intuition, Diane helps you discover the gift your dream is trying to convey to you.

Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
December 4 & 5
11 am - 4 pm
30 Minutes $55
60 Minutes $95

Diane will ask at the beginning of your session what your concerns or questions are, so give some thought to that before you arrive. She will, however, also tune in to “where you are” and read your essence to give you the best possible information and help. Go to Diane's private consultations page to learn more, or contact her at with your questions.

Location: Peace Tree Village
609 Saint Mary's Street
Raleigh, NC 27605

To schedule an appointment, contact Jim Fletcher, or (919) 233-4187.

Once you have confirmed an ppointment, you can go to the Meetup page for Friday or Saturday to RSVP and pay for your session via PayPal (see instructions below).

If you would rather not use PayPal, you may mail a check in advance, made out to SFF (not to the speaker), at the address below (in time for us to receive it by Thursday, December 3), or you may pay in person at the Thursday lecture by check or cash. Advance payment is required to guarantee your appointment.

Mail payments to:
Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship
P.O. Box 12773 ?
Raleigh, NC 27605-2773


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When you are ready to checkout, click "Proceed to checkout. " Follow the instructions on that page to complete your payment. You will receive an email confirmation of your payment from PayPal. Please print this out and bring it with you to the event.

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This Month's Angel Door Prize


A copy of Diane's book Invisible Blueprints: Intuitive Insights for Fulfillment in Life, a $20 value.

The book and several CDs will be available for sale, with a portion of the proceeds going to support SFF.


This Month's Raffle - $5

An Angel reading by Eileen Wood. You can learn about Eileen at Serenity Expressions.

As we will be back at our usual location this month, we will be providing light refreshments at the break. This month, the refreshments will be provided by SFF.

If you would like to sponsor the refreshments at one of our monthly events, please see any of the board members. Your contribution is tax deductable.

Upcoming Events

January 7, 2010
Bernie Ashman
2010: A Year of Enlightening Spiritual & Creative Odyssey

February 4, 2010
Sherri Dillard
Psychic Detective: How You can help solve crimes with your intuitive ability
March 4, 2010

April 1, 2010
Amy Pierce
Embodying the Authenic Self
May 6, 2010
Psychic and Healing Fair
Our Annual Fundraiser




Spiritual Frontiers Fellowship Raleigh Mission

At SFF, our mission is to enhance the spiritual, mystical, and metaphysical awareness and consciousness of our community by sponsoring programs that facilitate personal growth and development and a holistic approach to health and living.

Within the scope of our mission, we choose speakers who offer a variety of views and philosophies, but SFF does not endorse any speakers’ statements or beliefs. You are invited to come with an open mind and depart with all that feels true for you.


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