by Flower A. Newhouse from 1950 to 1990
Here you'll find a large sample of the recorded lectures given by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990. These lectures can be purchased on CD-ROM and many are now available as Audio Downloads.
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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
Summer Pilgrimage (3 of 3): The Adonai and Spirit of God Indwelling
005-2 Sunday 06/27/1954
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.
The Heart of Christmas
036-1 Sunday 12/25/1955
The more we worship Christ, the more He dominates the center of our consciousness, because we choose to be Christ-led, Christ-centered. The gift we give Him each year is our self; deepened, widened, opened more receptively, made more sympathetic, made more appreciative to His vast and eternal ministry.
The Courts of the Faithful
098-2 Sunday 11/09/1958
Most important trait for those who love God is the quality of faithfulness to God. Mystics have to explain things in such a way that the heart understands. They have robust righteousness, indomitable integrity, unflinching, uncompromising in what they consider to be right. They demonstrate self-commitment of utter humility. Mystics are full of the romance of beauty. Extensive info on Evelyn Underhill and William James.
Characteristics of Initiates
106-1 Sunday 02/01/1959
Flower discusses many of the spiritual giants who have been among us. We can best understand these souls if we realize that they too have been human, but have evolved slowly and purposefully and meaningly into the hierarchal places to which they were appointed by the Divine decider of all things. Qualities required of initiates include simplicity, self-surrender, humility, reverence, courage, generosity, lifting. Initiates avoid excess, maintain balance, avoid spiritual absorption and selfishness. Enlightened ones come in with fresh interpretation of Truth. True initiates have no egotism, no superiority to force on others, but does hold true to what he knows, and will defend that, even against death.
The Path of the Masters
116-1 Sunday 08/23/1959
This talk illustrates the evolutionary path of perfection by introducing us to the existence and service of the great hierarchy of perfected beings known as Masters. One need not have direct contact with Them to become aware of Them. One needs only to be sensitively alert and receptive, and desirous of knowing Truth. Masters can reveal to us what we are in the process of becoming. These Great Souls have all the virtues of character raised to its highest strength. They have outgrown earth.
The Reality of the Christ Hierarchy
121-1 Sunday 12/13/1959
Emmanuel means God with us and it refers to the spiritual title given to this soul who also bore the name of Jesus when he became spiritually of age and took upon Himself the mantle of the Christ. We should call Him by the spiritual title. Our Lord was human, but He more quickly had the power of excellence, that supreme ability to surrender himself, and to give himself to that which is higher than anyone else that has evolved through the earth. There are many perfected souls; that option is open to all, and all are evolving toward it. Before the Lord Emmanuel, the Lord Maitreya was the Christ of our planet. Our Lord is the supreme officiant of humanity. Reading of Flower's favorite excerpts from the Gospel According to Thomas. Past lives of Jesus as Joshua, David, and Ikhnaton. Jesus as Lord and Master.
Studies in Greatness (1 of 3)
129-1 Sunday 05/15/1960
Flower describes the high moral character that signifies greatness and steps needed to achieve self-mastery. She speaks of self-surrender, spiritualizing of the will and the mountain of one's overcoming in order to be a more open channel for God to use and influence. She explores the lives and testings of some of the individuals who achieved greatness including St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Francis of Assisi, Blaise Pascal and Pearl Buck.
Studies in Greatness (2 of 3)
129-2 Sunday 05/22/1960
Speaking of true greatness as 'moral greatness' which rises out of self-conquest, Flower laments the moral 'littleness' of Goethe and Rousseau and praises the spiritual greatness of Emanuel Swedenborg and William James. She describes the life of Swedenborg, a genuine fifth ray seer, not a mystic, detailing his evolving clairvoyance and exclusive devotion to spiritual studies in later life. She talks of one of Swedenborg's champions, William James, a thinker and philosopher who put intuition above reason and Spirit beyond intuition, as being on his way to becoming a seer of the type of Swedenborg.
Studies in Greatness (3 of 3)
130-1 Sunday 05/29/1960
In this third talk on 'greatness', Flower explains that before our evolution is finished, each of us must attain the spiritualizing of the will and self-surrender that characterizes true greatness. This talk focuses on the illumined Initiate of Light Emanual Swedenborg, his growing clairvoyance, his ability to tune into the inner worlds with full waking consciousness, his description of three main groupings in the inner world and his willingness to reveal to mankind the inner experience to which we will all graduate.
Realizing the Importance of Masters
137-1 Sunday 09/18/1960
There are many levels of intelligence and spiritual unfoldment represented amongst humanity and all its peoples. There have been souls who have risen from the earth's training, who have reached the first flowering, the great budding of wholeness as it pertains to this dimension. They are the perfected sons and daughters of life. We know that Osiris, Ikhnaton, and our Lord Christ, the Buddha, Lao Tzu. Confucius, Pythagoras, Quetzcoatl and many others have achieved a masterhood of intelligence, of character, of spiritual development, of mastery over their physical vehicles. When you see a Holy One, you will never be content until you yourself are complete.
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.
Benefits from the Life of Saint Patrick
218-1 Sunday 03/17/1963
Flower brings to light the way the Hierarchy chooses its ambassadors to man on earth, choosing some because of their gifts and others through channeling. St. Patrick, who was kidnapped and brought to Ireland as a young man, was probably chosen because that area of the world needed Christianizing. He established three hundred and sixty churches. Alfred the Great in the ninth century was likely chosen for the purpose of unifying England which he did so well that many other kings turned their reigns over to him. Louis the Ninth demonstrated that a monarch could live purely and consecratedly. He participated in the Crusades and became known as the 'Mediator of Europe' giving advice that was always just.
The Staff of the Illumined
221-2 Sunday 04/21/1963
Perfected souls came with powerful inspiration. Their words have been recorded down to our present day. They have a message for us which shall outlast this planet's lifetime. When we consider what a soul undergoes in the journey of evolution through this human way, we know that the human career begins at the stage of individualization. There is a long vast journey of growth and unfoldment, and then at last the first degree of initiation, or rebirth, is achieved. When this stage comes, man becomes a part of a larger order. He becomes a member of the Great White Brotherhood, and he serves no longer his own unfoldment, but the development of the world. Then there is a later stage, of the fifth initiation, when the human evolution ceases, and the superhuman evolution begins.
290-2 Sunday 10/10/1965
Biographical information on various remarkable people. Thomas Paine, a 4th degree initiate, much maligned genius with many talents and interests who greatly helped American revolution. Thomas Jefferson was remarkable, close to mastership, with many varied talents and author of much of the Declaration of Independence. Henry Ford was another transformer, in a practical sense. Gives examples of ordinary people as power transformers. The essence of Christianity itself is to see where we may serve, to see how Christ can use us to lighten the load of someone else.
The Masters of Wisdom and Their Work
316-1 Sunday 10/23/1966
This talk by Flower A. Newhouse offers descriptions, functions and responsibilities of Masters and Lords. She even touches on our future evolution toward Logoshood. This is an intimate talk where Flower shares personally how she receives guidance from the Great Ones as well as the Lord Christ's appearance to her in the mountains.
The One God and the Meanings of the Other Gods
352-2 Sunday 02/18/1968
Gods of ancient times are actually higher beings. There is one Supreme God, but there are other great intelligences to whom early men gave the term God. They are used by the One Great God to carry out His purposes. Early man realized that there was a Hierarchy of just souls made pure in God and that there were many branches to this stream of life force that sustained creation. There are great evolved beings who are above the rulers of the ocean, the rulers of the air and fire and water. These are the tremendous Tija. The early Grecian, Romans, Babylonians, and Persians and all of the people of those earlier times were really speaking of true intelligences.
Hail to Those Who have Achieved Mastership
397-1 Sunday 08/03/1969
Masters choose one of these areas of service: help humanity; enter spirit of Everlasting God-blending into or melting into God; or enter into Nirvana for total contemplation, meditation and prayer. There are councils throughout different seasons of our year. Major festivals in which Masters, Lords and Logi meet to celebrate and to hold a baptism for this solar system.
Insights into the Destiny of the United States
466-2 Sunday 07/04/1971
America was destined by the great hierarchy of Just and Pure Souls Made Perfect in God to serve a spiritual purpose. This purpose concerned the fact that in our country centuries ago was prepared the seeds for a new civilization, a new seed bed of ideas. This talk was given in a time where Communism was a dark cloud over humanity, at a pivotal point in our human evolution. Flower explains the development of humanity from the beginning of time, and how in different time periods there were highly developed souls brought into a certain country to help lift and direct our evolution. America is the center of the 6th sub-root race, and despite its faults, is leading humanity to a higher place of development.
The Hierarchy of Great Souls Made Perfect in God: The Masters
469-1 Sunday 08/15/1971
Describes perfected beings that still have any connection with humanity; their functions and locations in inner worlds. Inner hierarchy has its seat in Shamballa; led by the Christ; different masters serve in different areas such as government, education, healing, arts, science and religion. Angel Hierarchy also exists, led by the Angel King, works with weather, elements, rising of continents, life on earth through nature. These two hierarchies meet and mingle, that is, their leaders may confer in council. Each, knowing the intentions of the other, can do much better in his own sphere of service.
The World Mother's Influence on Earth
479-1 Sunday 11/14/1971
Explains the Greatness of Mary's Soul, her incarnation on Earth, and her Divine Work for humanity. Describes her great role in Christianity and Her present work on the inner planes which is that of comforting and expressing mercy, of living love, of raising the standard of femininity in the world. Indicates the importance of recognition of the divine feminine principle by religious faiths, and, explains that some faiths are more evolved in this area than others. Describes various personas of the Divine Mother that serve in Her Work, and who are recognized by religions. An example of this is Kwan Yin in China.
509-1 Sunday 07/09/1972
This talk is part of a monthly series on the months of year that were given by Flower in 1972. She shares with us what is esoterically and astrologically significant during the month of July. She also stresses the importance of enjoying summer's pleasures—vacations, picnics, outings, and, most of all, the appreciation of the beauty found in nature at this time. She provides insight into the hierarchy of trees and why particular trees were selected for planting at Questhaven. She shares many quotes and excerpts from writings by naturalist initiates, particularly Gladys Taber and, her favorite, Edwin Way Teale, that uplift and inspire one to appreciate summer as never before.
The Holiness of Christmas
520-2 Sunday 12/24/1972
This talk was given on Christmas Eve Sunday at the close of a Christmas Retreat. Flower begins by describing the Christ's purpose for our humanity, then leads into a description of what takes place on the inner on Christmas Eve with the approach of the Hierarchy in celebration of Christ's birth, referred to as the Nativity on higher planes. She ends the talk by sharing with us what we can gain if we celebrate Christmas rightly. There is no one in the world that is more interested in you and your future than this One who is carrying out God's will directly of spiritualizing the entire planet. Help Him to do that.
Authority and Obedience Viewed from the Deeper Teachings
602-1 Sunday 03/07/1976
One need of every individual is to learn to accept authority. The Hierarchy set up a nuclei throughout the earth to carry out its impulses and wishes. Many of the first kings were advanced souls. Rebellious souls who refuse to carry out authority have caused mankind confusion. We must all watch and decide carefully what we will follow. Persons most obedient to authority will be entrusted to wield authority in future lives. Reference to testings given to Pythagoras' students on accepting authority. Reference to Christ's impulse into the world to love one another. Mature spiritual servers respect authority.
The Hierarchy of Perfected Souls and The Master Mary
613-1 Sunday 08/15/1976
Masterhood is described, the completion of human evolution. In 1950 there was such an outflow of instruction and benediction from the Masters, the veils were very thin for about 10 years. Speaks of Life of Jesus. Mary in Palestine was 4th degree initiate, well-prepared; temple training. Parents were associated with Essenes. Describes family of Jesus. Good relationship with Joseph, both initiates. Of Joseph's 3 sons, 1 daughter James the Lesser was Flower's favorite. Immaculate Conception and Assumption discussed. Upon Masterhood, Mary chose her mission. Today she is considered to be the feminine exponent of Divinity, along with Kwan Yin, who is a master of the far East.
Masters are a Great Reality
640-2 Sunday 09/11/1977
Every kingdom is endeavoring to be perfected. Only about 240 humans have reached mastership so far. Masters have choice of where and how to serve. Many wish to remain in contemplation, working on the inner planes. Very rare to find true a master on physical plane. The only reason that they would come back to earth would be to be a wayshower and a teacher. Very seldom will a genuine master allow his degree of development to be known, because of one reason: they dislike personal idolatry. Most persons claiming to be masters are not.
Maytime's Inner Mysteries
657-2 Sunday 05/07/1978
It means so much to those who are so much greater than men for human beings to look up and into the world of God. There they stand bringing to us a new love of the outdoors. A love of everything which refines us, ennobles us, and brings us into deeper appreciation of beauty, whether it is in a song, or a symphony, or a poem, whether it is a painting we see or the real natural mural of the out-of-doors. If we allow our hearts to express this season more than our minds we, through feeling, will intuitionally tune into the great, great Hierarchy of Divine Servers which is about us at this time.
Gratitude: the Mark of an Old Soul
722-2 Sunday 11/23/1980
Gratitude expressed at Thanksgiving. Shares the story of Pilgrims and how Thanksgiving came to be a national holiday. It takes several days to develop a grateful attitude to properly celebrate Thanksgiving. We should keep a journal of items we are thankful for. We should be continuously thankful, not just for our material blessings, but for our spiritual teachings, and for the blessings of the Christ. To be truly grateful, we must see the good in testings. Includes the legend of three horsemen who were directed to gather pebbles which were turned into jewels. Hierarchy listen to our prayers of gratitude.
The Qualifications of an Initiate
754-1 Sunday 02/07/1982
Flower describes her illumination experience at the Giving Tree. Initiation is never conferred from without. It must be an inner experience of your own. Stages of unfoldment include prelude, the event itself (major or minor initiation), and postlude. Once you become enlightened, you belong to the hierarchy, you don't belong to yourself anymore. At third initiation you see who initiates you, and also know that now you are directly attuned to the Hierarchy of Perfected Souls.
The Hierarchy of Perfected Souls: The Masters
756-2 Sunday 03/14/1982
A Master someone who is a genius in intellect, and a redeemer in character. It is a person, man or woman, who has come to complete self-control of the lower bodies. There is no area in which they haven't command. Gone from them is all the testers of our humanity. They haven't any of the conceit qualities or temptation or selfishness in them. They are completely free of these qualities. There are about 300 Masters in the Hierarchy. The work that they are responsible for is tremendous, and they are in themselves tremendous. They make us realize that the same responsibility lies within us, to achieve what they have in Christ's name.
The Reality of Masters
782-1 Sunday 03/13/1983
Masters are far older than we are, in soul growth. They started their evolutionary journey before we did, and therefore they have achieved mastership. They are very close to humanity, their attention is never withdrawn from our planet. They tell us to watch the little things, it will be the little things that will trip you and delay your achievement of masterhood. Flower describes Masters, what they do, how they look and act, and their friendships with one another. They have divine creative humility, but are also very self-assured. They appear in age as that they liked best when they went through their incarnations on earth. Followed by questions and answers.
The Hierarchy and Questions and Answers
869-1 Sunday 07/13/1986
This talk begins with a brief opening stressing the importance of our awareness of the Divine Hierarchy, then follows with a series of questions on a variety of topics asked by the congregation and answered by Rev. Newhouse.