Here you'll find a complete list of recorded lectures, available on CD-ROM or for download, given by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990.
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The Adonai and Spirit of God Indwelling (Summer Pilgrimage Retreat 3 of 3) (005-2 Sunday 6/27/1954)
From here on we want to learn all that we can about the Holy triad because healing will flow from the awareness of the divine powers that are resident within. Discusses esoteric teachings regarding our seven-fold bodies and the hierarchy of God's inner kingdoms. Excerpts...
What Would We Do: If Someone Close to Us Were Critically Ill? (042-1 Sunday 2/26/1956)
We must be objective in helping loved ones who are seriously ill. When spiritual healing fails, we should not be ashamed to seek medical help. We always need permission from someone before we pray for them. Excerpts...
Learning the Meaning of Acceptance (048-2 Sunday 9/9/1956)
Life's highest lesson is constructive growth through positive acceptance. In this dimension, acceptance is our highest answer to God's will. The need to accept God's will, even though we don't understand it, is what is important. It's only when we trust a superior wisdom greater than our own, that we can with vision and faith and teachableness and flexibility, go forward. Excerpts...
Various Forms of Healing (062-1 Sunday 2/17/1957)
We must be open to various kinds of healing. It is not always advisable to rely on spiritual healing alone; God has created the medical arts, and many other forms of healing which we can use. In order to be healed, we must be flexible, teachable, and humble. Excerpts...
Healing in the Christian's Experience (066-1 Sunday 3/31/1957)
Prayer and attitude of a patient play an important role in healing. Flower emphasizes the need to be flexible, teachable, and humble if we want to be healed. Excerpts...
Healing As Practiced on Various Levels of Consciousness (067-1 Sunday 5/5/1957)
Healing is important because of the background that is entailed in the meaning of wholeness. Great unity between religion, medicine, and psychology to speed the work of man's attaining wholeness. Paracelsus said sickness was a result of man's own inner contentions. God uses many channels to bring forth great light, many venues of healing. There's only one Healer, and one healing Power, and that is God, but these are auxiliary means. (LA lecture) Excerpts...
Deeper Aspects of Healing Techniques: The Patient's Contribution to Healing (067-2 Sunday 5/26/1957)
All illness puts us back into a state equivalent to childhood. There is a constructive side to that because no one can help us, neither God nor a friend, nor a physician, unless we are going to be constructively dependent. That is open and teachable and ready and receptive to instruction, admitting that we don't know everything, and that this is a state which needs conquest. Excerpts...
The Patient's Responsibility towards Healing (069-1 Sunday 6/30/1957)
A discussion of psychosomatic illness, and how we need to access unused aspects of character to overcome illness. Jesus healing miracles are discussed. Examples of people who have been healed through their faith. Excerpts...
Healing from the Patient's Viewpoint (074-2 Sunday 8/25/1957)
The patient's attitude has a great deal to do with healing. Negative persons may have more difficulty regaining health. Excerpts...
Healing Power through Invocation (073-2 Sunday 9/29/1957)
We should be open to all means of healing. All of these instruments are God's channels. For most people who are ill, a rededication to more wholesome and far-reaching purposes is required. We must be aware of our motivation for illness and healing. Powerful invocations are important for healing prayers. Excerpts...
Aids to Christian Healing (080-2 Sunday 10/27/1957)
Healing opens us to higher faculties. We must desire to be healed, and be willing to bring about changes in ourselves in order to become whole. The four basic aids to healing: prayer, self-surrender, renewal of the mind and blazing creative trails to wholeness. Discussion of the role of the chakras. Excerpts...
The Spiritual Study of Healing (079-1 Sunday 11/17/1957)
It is not feasible, or true, to say that man is wrong when he is sick, that he is in some way spiritually perverted when he is not succeeding. The opposite might be the truth and we have to see every person in an individual light to know wherein he is ill. Excerpts...
Aids to Spiritual Healing (072-1 Sunday 12/1/1957)
The state of humility opens us to the supernal in us, and only humility. Self must never be enthroned because it is the greatest mistake that is made if we capitalize that. The self is a part of God's unfolding plan. We must be humble in order to request healing, and to accept the fact that we need healing. Discussion of the role of the chakras in health and healing. The talk ends with questions and answers. Excerpts...
Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (1 of 3) (077-1 Sunday 12/29/1957)
Discusses mental and emotional healing, and brings out the point that seeking professional, medical help for mental and emotional illness is nothing to be ashamed of. Excerpts...
Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (2 of 3) (082-1 Sunday 1/26/1958)
We are more than body, we are God's. Inner meaning to parts of the body and how to keeping good health. Symbolism of the anatomy and the evolution of man. Importance of numbers representing parts of the body and life itself. Vital organs, blood, etc. Inner state of health. Change within self for healing come. We can't do it ourselves, we must rely on God. Excerpts...
Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (3 of 3) (084-1 Sunday 2/23/1958)
Healing of the whole man is spiritual in context, yet we must never approach it from any single angle. Healing needs to be approached from many angles in order that we get the full context of God's operation of healing powers through this earth. Excerpts...
Healing's Constant Challenge (081-1 Sunday 3/30/1958)
The psychological difficulty of our culture is that of neuroticism. Discussion of what neuroticism is and how it affects individuals. Gives several examples of case from a book by Dr. Ellis, How to Deal with a Neurotic. Excerpts...
Healing's Resurgence (087-1 Sunday 4/27/1958)
When we ask for healing for chronic illness, it is important that we first decide that this healing will be permanent and that we will do our utmost to uproot whatever the states are within us which have brought about this unpleasantness. Complete healing requires complete surrender to God's will. Excerpts...
Practicing Christian Healing (089-1 Sunday 5/25/1958)
We must be aware that God has given us a spirit of love and power, and a sound mind. These are our birthright. If we do not possess them, we must examine what disrupts the flow from the divine indweller. Excerpts...
What Lies Behind Illness (087-2 Sunday 6/29/1958)
There are with the exception of accidents, three general causes of illness. They are bacteria, degeneration, and stress. Functional disorders arise out of situational or environmental or work problems, or our relationship to our work situation or our family situation or the world at large. Out of the situational maladjustments come the disorders including headaches, colds, colitis, stomach upsets, and any number of conditions. Summarizes studies by Dr. Robert Collier Page on stress illnesses in the workplace. Excerpts...
The Quest for Wholeness (093-2 Sunday 8/31/1958)
There is a growing acceptance of the power of spiritual healing. Illness can be cured when the person is treated holistically - mind, body, emotions, spirit. Examples of severe illnesses that were cured through spiritual means. Discusses the need for those giving healing prayers to be pure channels of healing energy. Excerpts...
Faith for the Healing of the World (099-1 Sunday 10/26/1958)
People are returning to church in large numbers because they are realizing that God is their only hope. The mission of our Lord in regard to helping man to be whole is being refounded ever more widely and clearly. Excerpts...
Every Christian a Healer (101-2 Sunday 11/30/1958)
People can cause their own illnesses when the superego is in charge. Through their attitudes, they put up barriers to their own healing. There are five steps to wholeness. The first and most important of which is surrender to God's will. The second stage of spiritual healing is one expressed in the maxim, fast on negatives and feast on positives. The third rule is to remember that only God can heal. The fourth rule is to practice harmony to the fullest extent. Fifth, we must put ourselves into a state fit for healing. Our love for God must deepen continuously and forever. Excerpts...
Healing Tides (103-2 Sunday 1/25/1959)
God's light expresses certain frequencies which man can attune himself to according to his need. The mystic tunes into God's light and seeks enlightenment. The one who is ill tunes into God's light and receives healing. One who is ill is also wise to seek the expertise of physicians, psychologists, or teachers to help us and heal us. Excerpts...
Aligning All of Our Vehicles with Healing Currents (109-2 Sunday 4/26/1959)
Speaking of the interconnection between mind, body and emotions and the need for inner wholeness and oneness with the Divine Indwelling, Rev. Newhouse uses the example of Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde as a man with a divided nature. She tells of Bishop Stephen Neil of England who helped people suffering from nervous problems to learn to identify the dividedness of their nature and to work to unify it. She presents the work of Psychiatrist Dr. Abraham Lowe who held recovery meetings for mental patients to teach them to recover from their illness by learning to use their muscles to train their brains to resume rightful management of the body. The power, oneness and maturity of the Lord Christ is given as the greatest example of wholeness the world has ever known. Excerpts...
Those Who Are Targets for Illness (117-2 Sunday 9/27/1959)
We must never have within us any rigidity or fixation towards a way of health we cannot break. We must accept in fullness of reverence and in complete trust that we have a life graph given us by our Father, that this life graph of our purpose will not expire until our purposes are completed. The average Christian who is doing his best but is not thinking of God all the time, must realize that his density is largely in his own keeping and that his destiny of health is governed largely by his attitude, by his feelings and by the way he uses his energies. Excerpts...
Wholeness As an Ideal and Objective (123-1 Sunday 1/31/1960)
We are taught by our Lord Christ that we were born or rather we were created before we were born on earth. In this inner creation we were made perfect. We also recognize that in being created Divine, we have nothing to do with our own Divinity, we gave no work to it, no development, we paid no price for it, it was a great gift. We must think not only from the standpoint of one incarnation, we think from the standpoint and vastness of eternity itself. Discussion of reincarnation. Excerpts...
Occult Factors at Work in Prayer (138-2 Sunday 10/16/1960)
Flower focuses on the two main reasons we pray–our need for God and our adoration for God. Flower explains why and how we should improve our prayer work. She describes what happens esoterically when prayers are said and how the Hierarchy aids our prayers. There are different types of prayers–prayers for healing, for upliftment, for attunement. They are too numerous to count. She uses Bible verses to support the importance of prayer and gives personal accounts of how prayers are answered. Excerpts...
The Cosmic Factors in Disease (231-2 Sunday 9/22/1963)
Review of a book called Cosmic Factors in Disease by Alrther Goodham. The main theme of Cosmic Factors in Disease is that illness is a direct result of a conflict between our personality selves and our higher selves. The reason we get sick is that our personality selves do not want to be surrendered. The symptoms of disease are desperate gestures made by an ego to establish the fact of its existence. To shrink from the Eternal is to invite disease. Stress disease is the result of conflict between the personality and the spirit. It arises from a stage of crisis between the ego and the cosmos. Excerpts...
The Magic of Giving Thanks (236-2 Sunday 11/24/1963)
Discussion of the first Thanksgiving and how it came to be a legal holiday. Now people have many reasons for being thankful, but it should not take a certain day a year to remind them of their blessings. Gratitude has a healing quality. If we could see clairvoyantly we would notice that our thoughts changed from flat thought forms of a neutral or beige color, which is a nondescript form of thinking, to thinking in terms of beautiful rounded thought forms which suddenly burst their rounded form and became like flaming pyramids of orchid colors and these colorful forms would travel swiftly into the great light of God. Excerpts...
How to Find Healing in the Silence (251-2 Sunday 6/14/1964)
States that there are many reasons why we approach Silence: for tranquilizing, as preparation for worship, attunement with Deity. One simple form of of Silence which too often we neglect, is to enter Silence for healing. Describes changes in aura and renewal of energies after silence. Lists positive affirmations or watchwords for silence. Gives examples of people transformed by practice of Silence. Excerpts...
The Activities of Invisible Helpers (262-2 Sunday 11/1/1964)
Discusses human helpers in the inner worlds, those who help souls who have recently come across. Servers help people who were like themselves when they left this plane. Part of their restitution is to welcome and prepare these souls. Helpers of newly transitioned souls with difficulties (suicides, murderers, murder victims) may take person to sanitaria for healing of inner bodies. Humble helper, a human being who has gone into the higher worlds ahead of the rest of us, is only allowed to help for two generations of humankind. He must know all the circumstances that this person who has newly died has been meeting. After two generations, that's impossible, as our world and its inventions progresses so fast, so; swift turnover of servers of this type. Other helpers work praying for similar persons yet on earth, helping them bring forth new developments for good. Excerpts...
The Esoteric Side of Freeing Oneself from Creating New Karma (272-2 Sunday 2/21/1965)
To be free of adverse karma we must work to overcome ourselves, desire to understand and grow from life's lessons and a desire to be part of the new. Flower described ways that we create new karma, rather than freeing it. Examples are given of ways to change negative habits into positive ones. Our present conditions are a result of our past actions. To end karma we must work out the old and not create it. Description of major and minor karma, and dharma. Cruelty to persons or animals brings disastrous circumstances. Spiritual healing and karma. New mental and astral bodies are created each lifetime. Excerpts...
The Activity of Karma in our Daily Lives (315-1 Sunday 10/9/1966)
The most potent forms of transformation are the result of suffering and the willing acceptance of meeting whatever confronts us in a constructive way. Each day our actions are sowing seeds for the future. Of the sixty billion humans in existence only a small percentage incarnate at any one time. Division of masculine and feminine poles occurred about 25 million years ago, and ultimately they come together again and become androgynous. Describes the three kinds of karma. It is our Monad who needs the experience of growth, strengthening, conquest and mastery. Flower gave several examples of karmic relationships of people she counseled, including consequences of polygamy and polyandry. All healing is karmic. Excerpts...
Nature As Healer and Enlightener (394-2 Sunday 6/22/1969)
There are many paths by which we meet God, and upon which He speaks to us. Among them are the way of reverence through religion, the way of music, the way of color, the way of beauty, and the way of nature. We believe that for the most part the initiations of nature, or the ways of nature, are the least tried by most Christians. This is because they are so immersed in details, they are so lost in the abstractions of their routine living, that they do not disengage themselves sufficiently to behold with wonder the voice of God speaking through His firmament. Excerpts...
Angels (874-2 Sunday 9/28/1986)
Orthodox churches may mention but don't teach about Angels. Angels are a glorious order. They are so much higher, their purity, goodness, love and self-giving is in what they are and do for those they serve. God wanted man and the creatures to be cared for, and very lovingly. Angels were given charge of caring for us. Whoever hasn't seen an Angel or loved one, is very impoverished. Flower describes several different orders of Angels and their interactions with men, animals, other needs. Angels of healing, of love, of initiation, of time, of transformation, of guardianship, of protection, of destiny, and many others. Angels are desirous of helping people understand what it is they are to know; to realize that they should improve their relationships; to know that they can be stronger than they are. There's no mother's love, no teacher's love, no child's love, that can ever compare to your Guardian Angel's love. Wherever you go, you will be protected. Excerpts...
The Christward Ministry has a complete list of recorded lectures given by Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990. All lectures can be purchased on CD-ROM and newly digitized talks are now being offered as Audio Downloads!
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Holy Expectancy–Living the Life
Why We are Here
Man's Duty Regarding the Law of Evolution
Determinism Versus Free Will
Values to Be Derived from Power Tides and Cycles
What Religion Is Attempting to Achieve
Why the Reality of Angels Is Vital to Our Age
Our Very Important Guardian Angels
Christian Mysticism and What It Is
Understanding the Seven Rays
Man's Ties with His Country
Walking in Beauty
The Priestess of the Home
The Akashic Records
The Meaning of Open-Key Periods
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Angels Animals Arts Awareness Bodies Christ Christmas Consciousness Discipleship Easter Evolution Faith Family God Healing Hierarchy Initiates Karma Inner Lenten Love Masters Meditation Michaelmas Music Mysticism Mystics Nature Numerology Perception Prayer Psychology Reincarnation Retreat Seasons Senses Soul Symbols Thanksgiving Thoughts Transition Travel Words World Zodiac
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Christian Mysticism is simply a method of reverence and devotion to God. It is a path of attainment which leads to the Divine Reality–to first-hand knowing of God. The mystical path stresses the way of Divine union with God through illumination.
The Living Christ is the Lord of Angels and of men and the model of our own becoming. His service is the broadcasting of the Divine Christ Spirit, the light of redemption. His influence awakens in us the Christing of our own natures.
The Way of Discipleship is a way of drawing ever closer to the Divine Presence. It is a voluntary surrender of the entire self to the service of God. It pays great attention to spiritual realities and goals inspiring us toward inner growth.
Meditation and Prayer are the disciplines that most directly draw us Godward and into the inner worlds. During these moments, we consciously purify ourselves of worldly or personal preoccupations and center ourselves wholly upon consciousness of God.
The Angelic Kingdom consists of beings created by God. They, like mankind, press toward the goal of perfection and union with the Supreme Spirit. Angels are purer and more spiritual than man. Their very spirituality readily makes them mediators between Heaven and Earth.
Nature provides healing and enlightenment. When wisely trod, the path to God through nature employs every faculty inherent in man. In nature, beauty shines in all its pristine essence before us. It is for us to newly discover and translate this beauty to our spirits and our senses.
Reincarnation is the realization that life is a school, striving to awaken and quicken the Divinity within us, striving to bring man from primitive stages of unfoldment to that of greater and more glorious awareness.
The life and writings of Flower A. Newhouse are those of a Christian mystic, and her insights into the inner realms of life provide us with a path to wholeness that she called "Living the Life." These teachings are not doctrine, but a practical guide to the direct, immediate experience of God. Flower's mission was also to reawaken humanity to the reality of angels, a work she began with her first book in 1937, and added to in many published writings and in recorded lectures.
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Major Retreats are held to celebrate the annual festivals of Easter, Michaelmas, and Christmas.
Jun 22-23 Vernal Retreat
Annual Celebration of The Arts and Nature
Seeing Divine Life in All Things Material and Interior
Sat: Activities to bring us into greater contact with God
Sun: Expanding Our Perception–Learning to See
by Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Aug 10 Masters Silent Retreat
Annual Day of Silent Attunement and Dedication
Sep 27-29 Michaelmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Angel Kingdom
Dec 20-22 Christmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Coming
Apr 18-20 Easter Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Resurrection
are held every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest, with music, meditation, prayer and a spoken message.
Audio recordings of past sermons.
Apr 7 I have come to bring fire on Earth: Christ Our Enlightener
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Apr 14 The I Ching: Ancient and Modern Wisdom
Apr 21 The Mystical Gifts of Personal Retreats
Rev. Lucy Wold
Apr 28 The Inner Purpose and Meaning of the Lord's Prayer
Rev. Blake Isaac
May 5 Living a Christ-filled Life
Rev. Hal Lingerman
May 12 The Many Expressions of Motherhood
Rev. Elizabeth Wood
May 19 Expanding Our Perception: Learning to Listen
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
May 26 The Continuity of Life
Captain Dan Willis
Jun 2 The Importance of Spiritual Travel
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jun 9 Expanding our Understanding of the Healing Ways of Jesus
Rev. Miara Wiltshire
Jun 16 Christ's Beatitudes: Finding Harmony of Male and Female
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Jun 23 Vernal Retreat: Expanding Our Perception: Learning to See
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Jun 30 The Law of Freedom
Rev. Myrna Triggs
Jul 7 The Inner Influence of Our Zodiac Signs
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jul 14 Life's Lessons and Legacies
Jul 21 Living the Lord's Prayer: A Sharing of Lawrence Newhouse
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Classes and Workshops are offered regularly on Christward principles, prayer, meditation, healing, and artistic expression.
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World Prayer is practiced each Friday at noon in Chapelito. Join us here, or from wherever you are, in group prayer for the blessing of our planet, humanity, and all life.
Finding Your True North Classes are held each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Academy. These classes are designed to help us find ways into God's Presence, using Flower A. Newhouse's western approach to meditation. Early lessons were posted online at /findtruenorth.
Wisdom Classes are led by Rev. Blake Isaac and held on alternating Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in Chapelito.
Pranic Healing Clinics are conducted on the first Sunday of each month in the Questahven Academy from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn more at pranichealingsd.com.
PanEuRhythmy is danced most early mornings near the Labyrinth. This dance-exercise-meditation opens us to the presence and power of Spirit within ourselves and the universe. Learn more at paneurhythmy.us.
Servers in Action Days are on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and service to Questhaven.