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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Why I Believe in Reincarnation (040-1 Sunday 2/5/1956)
Flower explains why she believes in reincarnation. She uses examples from history of well-known figures, like Pythagoras, who believed in more than one life. She shares scripture from the Bible that also supports this belief. But, perhaps most evident of all, she shares past lives recollections from several persons, including her own past experiences. There is an endless chain of lives behind us and there is a glorious future before us. The genius is only that individual who has achieved the high watermark, you might call it, of the futurity of the entire race. Every genius is a sample of what each of us will become, and are becoming. Excerpts...
The Deeper Meanings of Continuity (125-2 Sunday 1/24/1960)
Compares 'one-life' theory with individual continuity or reincarnation. Describes personal memories of past lives, corroborated by others. Demonstrates effects of past lives on current incarnation. Explains that physical plane is where lessons are worked out and growth occurs. Each life begins with new body, personality and brain. Gives several Bible references to reincarnation and cause and effect. Lists famous persons believing in reincarnation and cites their memories and writings. Gives examples of reincarnation of pets. 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...
Studies in Progress (4 of 4): Progress through Karma and Dharma (132-1 Sunday 6/26/1960)
Flower explains the law of Karma and how it is applied in the continuity of life. She also explains the meaning of Dharma, 'the right selection of the best means for canceling out unpleasantness.' She gives examples of both karma and dharma at work in different person's lives. She also lists several well-known individuals who believe in reincarnation or the continuity of life. Excerpts...
The Major Paths We May Have Traveled (142-1 Sunday 12/4/1960)
Discusses human evolutions beginnings in Gobi desert. States that each of Seven Rays has a main route in which persons have incarnated, in order to best learn the lessons of their ray. Mentions names of hallmark routes taken by persons of major rays: Sumerian Way is the second ray; Assyrian Way is the fourth ray; Minoan Way is the sixth ray. Traces major lifetimes (eras, locations, and civilizations) in which sixth ray persons incarnated in order to sharpen and refine their spirituality. Mentions locations of our future Evolution as well. Excerpts...
Lessons from Past Civilizations (151-2 Sunday 4/30/1961)
Mankind is very decidedly standing at a crossroad and trying to decide whether to turn to the right or the left. Other civilizations have met comparable challenges. Some of them have succeeded in overcoming the challenges that we are making. Others have succumbed to the temptations and deteriorated from within by thinking themselves superior to other races or nations and treating them as subhuman or becoming complacent. And so our world indeed is facing a terrible crisis, the outcome no one knows. What is needed is creative humility of the type that will be dependent upon the only power that sees us through the ordeals ahead; and that is the spirit of God. Excerpts...
Three Routes of Progress (201-2 Sunday 10/14/1962)
Talk based on research in Akashic records. States that every human life began in Mongolia; had countless incarnations in etheric bodies; then many lives in physical 'stone age' incarnations. Every person has a long history of life behind him, which has put him under many climates, races, and nations. Lists differeng life routes and civilizations taken by second, forth and sixth ray souls. Babylonia, China and Greece were major 'crossroads' incarnations, where persons of all rays meet about every fouth incarnation. Southern California is the 'Cradle of the New Race.' Excerpts...
When We Lived Under Other World Faiths (270-1 Sunday 1/17/1965)
Flower discusses traits of ancient religions and philosophies. They satisfy us at different levels of our growth, but they will not satisfy persons of other levels. As we evolve, we are led to different teachers, to different faiths, in order that in their classrooms we can learn the wisdom or the emphasis that is necessary to us at that period of our instruction within. 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...
The Incarnating Soul (392-2 Sunday 6/1/1969)
Flower poses questions asked by parents of a new baby, 'Where do you come from? Why are you here? Why have you come to me? How may I best help you?' and then uses the teachings of the Christ to answer those questions about all incarnating souls. Describes evolution of humankind, varying according to primary ray, from earliest lives in Mongolia up to the present. Lists fourth wave lifetimes (composite nations, blending). Mentions cosmic evolution within Solar system. Explains how parents can help their child's soul grow and evolve. Excerpts...
The Challenge of Reincarnation (437-1 Sunday 10/11/1970)
Flower discusses our need to reincarnate. Reincarnation is believed by many religions such as Buddhism, Sufis as well as Christianity; also accepted by some Egyptians and Greeks and referenced in Talmud, Zohar, Kabala and New Testament. Includes quotes of Jesus on reincarnation in Bible and comments on some scholars' objections to reincarnation. Extent of earth's aura described. Past lives acknowledged by Emperor Julian, Plato, Napoleon, Thoreau, Count Leo Tolstoy, Wagner, Viktor Hugo, Nietzsche and Louisa Alcott. Flower discussed disadvantages of knowing our past before we are ready. Goethe's quotes on reincarnation. Excerpts...
The Akashic Records and Major Routes We Incarnate (665-1 Sunday 8/27/1978)
Everything we think, say or do is recorded eternally in the Akashic Records. People of a high spiritual consciousness can go to these records to investigate and learn reasons for present behavior. 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.