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
Life Within the Inner Dimensions
066-2 Sunday 06/09/1957
Only a small fraction of ourselves in visible in this dimension. Six sevenths of us is invisible to human sight. It is important that we know about our totality of being. All important events, all glorious plans, causes, movements, inventions, art, inspirations, have come from the inner dimensions. Cites Bible re: Angels. Gives examples of unexpected mystical experiences that people have had.
The Positive Life
106-2 Sunday 03/01/1959
Flower describes the Christ Ideal. She tells us that it is not enough to believe in a Deity, but we must strive to know God. She says that religion should make a difference, so much a difference that Christians should be known as Christians even though their names might not be known. They should express something, be far more tolerant, far more inspired and joyous and interested and outgoing and self-giving than are those who merely assent to God's Presence. Through descriptions and examples she guides us to follow the way of Christian Mysticism and reminds us that everyone who claims to love God has the great challenge to prove it by his or her living.
Adventures in Christian Mysticism
107-2 Sunday 04/05/1959
Flower Newhouse explores a mystic's direct, first-hand experience of union with God, the efforts a mystic makes to become attuned and awakened to God, the mystic's need for openness and expansiveness beyond logical reasoning, the three stages of Christian Mysticism, and the personal experiences of some well-known Christian Mystics.
Adventures in Christian Mysticism
124-1 Sunday 02/14/1960
Flower describes that it is through intuitional consciousness that we reach heightened states of God Awareness. The intellect must remain passive in order to attain expansive states of consciousness. Explains that the one thing that has kept Christianity alive since the time of Christ on earth is the creativity and works of the Christian Mystics. Mentions various mystics during history. Talk given in San Diego.
Christian Mysticism Retreat (3 of 3): Conclusion
133-2 Sunday 07/17/1960
Flower explains that man can experience reality if he prepares himself in order to do so. The way of mysticism begins in a longing for God to be known directly. When an individual Christian takes up his Lord's challenge personally, he comes to the third phase of Christian mysticism, self-surrender. From self-surrender he moves to a fourth experience, consecration. All that matters is sincerity for the life practice of Christ's holy channelship, is that God is to be all-in-all.
The Threshold of Mysticism: A Review of the Life of Baron Friedrich Von Hugel
152-2 Sunday 06/04/1961
The Life of Arthur E. Waite the Great English Mystic Author and Literary Critic
170-2 Sunday 01/14/1962
Summary of the life and work of Arthur Edward Waite, an English mystic and writer, who Flower describes as one of the most luminous writers of Christian mystics that one would desire to read. He is one of the most inspired, most scholarly, most challenging. We do well to pay attention to any of his works because they speak of a high romance of spirit. They point our ways to the great mysteries of eternity, far better than do most writers. He is a man who speaks with authority and the light of the ever-living illumination is upon him. He speaks t through all his words.
More about Christian Mysticism
176-1 Sunday 03/04/1962
The definition of Mysticism is given as the ultimate goal of Christianity and all World Religions because it points to man's direct union or attunement with God. The goal is that man be made conscious of God and lifted into the state of greater God awareness. Various examples of the great mystics, and their illumination are sighted. Describes the five stages of enlightenment as considered by Christian Mysticism.
Added Insights into Christian Mysticism
194-1 Sunday 07/22/1962
Flower states that Christian Mysticism is the very aim and endeavor of every Christian heart. The questing Christian who is on fire with love for God is conscious of the fact that in Christian Mysticism is a path that leads to God and an awareness and total comprehension of the spirit that made us. Discusses mystical states of consciousness. Cites lives of mystics, including Alfred Tennyson, Simone Weil and Thomas Merton.
Living above the Visible
255-2 Sunday 07/26/1964
States that our great purpose in this incarnation is to live above the visible plane; to have conscious affiliation with Divine world of spirit from which we came, to which we forever belong. Christ says the Kingdom of Heaven is within us; we are to increase awareness of these inner worlds. Psychology and parapsychology are increasing openness and sensitivity to them. Describes the training undertaken by Sufi mystics, travelers on the great path.
Mysticism of Maurice Maeterlinck
272-1 Sunday 02/14/1965
An overview of Maurice Maeterlinck's life and writings.
Meaningful Extracts from Baron von Hugel
293-1 Sunday 12/05/1965
Gives biographical data of, and spiritual insights from Baron Friedrich von Hugel, Evelyn Underhill's spiritual director. Considers him second degree initiate with much of third degree work completed. Describes his fearlessness and states that he was a spiritual giant. It was he who brought Underhill to Christ, she having previously been theocentric. Quotes extensively from von Hugel's letters. Analyzes, interprets, comments on his sayings.
Joys of Christian Mysticism
348-2 Sunday 01/21/1968
Flower explains how Christian Mysticism compares to traditional, fundamental Christianity and what is required spiritually to follow the Christian Mystic pathway. Examples of saints who were Christian Mystics.
Arthur E. Waite and His Mysticism
391-2 Sunday 05/18/1969
Flower A. Newhouse shares the insights of viewing life through the lens of a mystic. Flower uses Arthur E. Waite as an example, especially through his poetry, but in all of his writings. She explains the difference, which is significant, between mysticism and occultism. She shares that mystics are on the sixth ray, but that in time all the rays get to realize the values of this glorious ray. She concludes by sharing the mystic path for each ray.
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.
Basic Mystical Experiences
567-1 Sunday 10/27/1974
What Should Be Known About ESP?
618-1 Sunday 10/17/1976
Man possesses seven senses, though in this dimension he usually only employs five of them. The more truly trustworthy the clairvoyant individual is, the more he will express both objectivity and humility, and simplicity, or modesty. Clear seeing, when expressed from the background and through the means of Christian mysticism, will be a safe procedure, but without it one is not safe if he has not been well trained and watched by a higher teacher. When he has the training of the initiate and of the mystic, he will be oriented to Divine Good. The openness between worlds is very real to one who is in earnest. Always be in earnest, with joyfulness accompanying your sincerity.
Christian Mysticism and What it Is
694-1 Sunday 10/21/1979
An overview of the history, meaning and language of Christian Mysticism, what it is and is not, the desires, beliefs, practices and nature of mystics, examples of the writings and personal experiences of mystics and a brief discussion of other forms of mysticism.
The Message of the Unicorn
720-2 Sunday 10/26/1980
Flower describes the unicorn from an historical point of view, and then from a spiritual perspective. She states that Lord Christ chose the unicorn to be the animal to represent Him to all creatures, to all wild and domesticated animal life on Earth. She tells the message the unicorn represents to humans and to animals. She says that Christmas Eve is a very special time that the unicorn comes to bless the Earth. This is the creature who is highly endowed with Christ Spirit, Christ Love, Christ instructions.
The Mystical Side of Christianity
776-1 Sunday 12/19/1982
Presented the Sunday before Christmas, this talk focuses on the history of the celebration of Christmas in the United States, preparations for Christmas, gifts to the Christ, expansion of Christ consciousness, Christ's message and the Christ temperament and character.