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
Extracting Spiritual Stimulus from the Arts
060-2 Sunday 09/02/1956
How beauty depicted in great paintings, music, sculpture and architecture inspire us and lead us to the Divine with descriptions of how the Arts affect our higher bodies.
Highlights of the Study of Numbers
082-2 Sunday 02/02/1958
Everything in the world physically and in the inner worlds is attuned to rhythm, frequency and number. Pythagoras is responsible for our arithmetic. India began the system that begins with zero and it meant God. Explanations given for meaning of numbers 0 to 9 both in our birth dates and names. Pythagoras taught 3 important things to prepare us for spiritual study are gymnasium, music and numbers. Quotes given from Ariel Taylor on numbers and explanation of numbers 11 and 22.
The Healing of Spirit
107-1 Sunday 03/22/1959
One of the major services of the Lord Christ, his proclamation of going out into all lands and healing the sick and speaking to them the holy word. It is the first injunction which too many of us forget, but each of us need the most in the end of our Christian profession, to become a healer and a priest, and we fail our Lord in His teaching until we accomplish that commissioning. The basis of spiritual healing is suggestion. Pythagoras used arithmetic problems to heal people, and used music, color and poetry for therapy.
Christmas in the Heart
122-1 Sunday 12/20/1959
Christmas is an event of spiritual empowerment. It is a bestowal from great cosmic glories. We require planetary and solar nourishment which is poured out at the great spiritual festivals. Explains the symbolism of the Christmas tree, decorations, and gift giving. Let us use whatever will lift our emotions - music, symbolism in decoration, the shared impressions of love for Christmas, all that is food to our emotional body and mentally gives us an impetus toward the development of greater character.
Upholding and Strengthening the Beautiful
149-1 Sunday 03/26/1961
The Reverend Flower A. Newhouse presents the timeless, spiritual beauty as seen in great works of art, literature, and music. How can anyone proselytize his powers, his talents, by using them in a common place and mediocre way, when he has gifts at all, and every man has. He has a gift of character, the gift of his individuality, the gift of his dedication, and other gifts in addition. And yet, are all using these gifts greatly, and charged with dedication that will direct men to look for God and to turn toward the spirit of goodness? (Palm Sunday)
The Christmas Message
209-1 Sunday 12/23/1962
During Holy season, we know that the Lord Christ returns to us again and again. He is not dwelling in any far off place to which we haven't access. He dwells, it is true, on planes higher than we can usually reach. But once a year, he descends and gets to close to this earth that the very atmosphere rings with the music of his qualities. His spirit is tangible among us. We know that the atmosphere is different, not because it is December 24th on our calendar, but because there is an entirely different light in the world living around us. This is the one who came to teach us the way back to God that we must treat consciously. The most dreadful thing in the whole world is for us to be unmoved and insensitive at Christmas time.
The Esoteric Side of the Taking and Keeping of Promises
271-2 Sunday 02/07/1965
Flower first speaks about the importance of keeping one's word. She describes esoterically what occurs when we make a promise or pledge to ourselves, someone or something else. She tells us that those who are insincere have karmic consequences. Flower then shares spiritual impressions from different music numbers that a group of listeners responded to. Flower shares her own impressions along with those of the group. The talk concludes with a led meditation that pledges the participant to God.
The Special Power of Silent Effort
300-1 Sunday 02/27/1966
Speaks of consciously entering the Great Silence, explaining that we must have outer silence in order to enter the inner silence. Flower stresses that more is often accomplished through silence than through words, and suggests that we can help those in need by holding them in the silence. She gives personal examples from her work and tells of hearing the Music of the Spheres outside in the silence of the night. To be a channel for the releasement of archetypes of beauty, purposefulness and usefulness we must be silent. She tells us that silence strips us of our egotisms. We are only ready to pray, meditate, serve or speak when we experience first relaxation, then patience and finally silence.
Nature As Healer and Enlightener
394-2 Sunday 06/22/1969
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.
Music is the Gateway into Divine Presence
396-1 Sunday 07/20/1969
Flower explains music as a path to higher consciousness. Most persons feel it on the astral; can be used to cleanse heavy emotions. Can step into mental bodies and be analytical. We can step into our soul bodies; this is harder to do; when we listen with our causal body, instead of the music being out there, and we observers, we are instead participators. On causal level we are one with everything we appreciate, and therefore when hearing great music it sounds through one. Describes thought forms, colors and archetypes seen while listening to musical excerpts. Describes inner music at transition to inner worlds.
The Mystical Experience
450-1 Sunday 02/21/1971
Mysticism is the practice of the art of Divine Union. It is the endeavor of the soul to draw nearer to God. For that reason it uses all of a man, and claims all of him. Of all the approaches to God, it is the only one that knows synthesis. Flower defines mysticism, gives many examples of mystical traits, behaviors, and examples of mystics in many fields of art, music, religion, literature.
Walking in Beauty
466-1 Sunday 06/27/1971
This talk awakens us to the beauty that is all around us, not only God's artwork in nature, but in the fine arts as well as our everyday living. Flower stresses the importance of creating beauty in our homes and in our daily surroundings through our choice of artwork, jewelry and decorations. She encourages us to listen to uplifting music and visit museums of fine art. She shares what she sees clairvoyantly when gazing upon a painting that is done well. She advises us to become that type of Christian that walks with awe in the imminence of God's presence in nature, who listens with inner feeling to monumental works of harmonious sound. Appreciate tremendous beauty and receive from it the charging that is there for you. See every hour as a new canvas upon which you may make your impressions, your impressions of raising the hour into the level of harmonious significance, or into the expression of the beauty of holiness.
Beauty's Endowments to Spiritual Life
508-1 Sunday 06/25/1972
We need beauty as much as we need food and health. Flower Newhouse describes spring and summer as the Festival of Reception, then further notes that the Spirit of Beauty is all-giving, and when we are ready to receive and sensitive enough, we will be aware of how richly it adds to our inner life. It requires the purifying of our senses and the ennobling of our hearts and our thoughts. Further, she makes us aware of the many forms of beauty, including literature, arts, music, dance, and nature, among others.
Angels in the Life of Man
540-1 Sunday 09/30/1973
Flower describes ranks, orders and beings from the Angelic Kingdom, who all give allegiance to Christ. Closest to us is our Guardian Angel, who helps us grow and confers minor initiations. Gives many examples of different types of Angels, such as Angels of Truth, Angels of Weather, Angels of Wisdom, Healing Angels (Healing Angels present at shrines also, such as Guadalupe and Fatima), Warrior Angels, Angels of the Seasons, Color Angels, Music Angels. When happy, Angels smile and release a burst of color.
Aspiring to Realize the Beautiful
558-2 Sunday 06/23/1974
If we want our lives to be richer, then we need to behold beauty everywhere. We need to seek it, we need to express it and appreciate it and share it. Have you ever realized that beauty is always a gift of grace? When it comes to us it does so with a certain amount of surprise. It is wonderful to see life freshly, to meet things that are not anticipated and find them so exquisitely uplifting. Flower Newhouse discusses beauty in art, architecture, words and music, as well as in our own homes, sharing some of the inner impressions and effects given by beauty in its various manifestations.
Inspirations Found through Consciousness Raising
629-1 Sunday 03/20/1977
Flower shares with us the importance of immensity consciousness, lifting one's consciousness Godward, even in the mundane every day tasks of life. She gives specific exercises one can do to practice this upliftment as well as examples of how she uses various techniques herself. She recommends authors to read, music to listen to, and places to visit that all aid in this endeavor. She concludes this talk by reminding us that the Divine God Presence and the Divine Lord Christ are the greatest things we could ever think upon, and that thinking of them frequently during the day makes life itself smoother, more beautiful, more rhythmic, more harmonious and more noble.
Christ and the Knights of the Round Table
733-1 Sunday 04/19/1981
Every power of good and every prayer and meditation take us into Christ's presence. John Muir came to Christ during his visit to Rome and after that he lived for Christ. Malcolm Muggeridge came to Christ by observing Mother Teresa's selfless work. Quotes given from Manly Hall's book The Mystical Christ. Quotes given from Roy Trevivian's TV interview of Malcolm Muggeridge. Flower described music in Wagner's Parsifal. Christ dwells in a state of super-consciousness and when He wishes is conscious of everything going on in the world.