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
A Lesson in Symbolism
001a2 Sunday 08/09/1953
Throughout the mists of time great teachers spoke of mysteries in the language of symbols so that these truths would be obvious only to the advanced who would understand them. Flower A. Newhouse shares the inner meaning of a variety of symbols from mystics, religions, nature, and dreams.
The Triumph of a Tree
008-1 Sunday 08/15/1954
This talk states that since time immemorial, trees have nurtured the existence of men as well as they have supplied the very threshold for life itself upon which to grow. Reverend Newhouse goes into how past civilizations cared for trees and the environment and how the earth has evolved.
The Soul and Its Creative Powers
026-1 Sunday 02/06/1955
Reverend Flower A. Newhouse gives a presentation on the nature of the Soul and its powers and the means of reaching them. Talk given in Los Angeles.
The Choice of Bigness or Littleness in Human Nature
027-2 Sunday 05/29/1955
Insights into the Nature of Obsession
036-2 Sunday 01/22/1956
Flower describes the darkness of obsessive emotions and characteristics and what we can do to avoid them and bring God Light into our lives.
Increasing Our Appreciation of God in Nature Retreat (3 of 3): Consciousness Side of the Mysteries of Nature
051-1 Sunday 06/24/1956
When in nature we must practice unification, adoration and wonder. Quotes and experiences in nature from mystics and naturalists. Sufi teaching regarding various stages of consciousness. Days have cyclic changes just as the year has seasons.
Open the Heart to Nature
070-1 Sunday 07/07/1957
Most of the greatest things in life are silent, and they will meet us and enrich us in silence. The stars are silent, the growing flowers and trees are silent, and gravitation. The inspiration of thoughts comes silently too. As we approach God, we want to meet Him in such silence that we silence all of ourselves and we listen to the reverberations and the rejoicings that are broadcast from His kingdom.
Our Soul Is Enlivened by Thought Word Deed and Effort
071-2 Sunday 07/28/1957
The Reverend Flower A. Newhouse talks about prayer, love, faith, idealism, symbolism, and love of nature in striving to live in such a manner that more and more our consciousness and life is diffused by the soulic potentials and qualities and powers.
Spiritual Qualities Maytime Represents
100-1 Sunday 05/04/1958
A discussion of the Vernal festival, celebrating springtime from a spiritual aspect, the benefits of being in nature. The difference of the powers present and felt in spring compared to those in winter and at Christmas. Spring as a time of renewal. Benefits of the sun in springtime.
The Purpose of the Creatures
100-2 Sunday 05/18/1958
Assistance and instruction from the Higher Ones is given to us when we likewise help, train, and love the creatures. Spiritually we are not superior to the creatures, unless the intellect has awakened and expanded within us and brought through the conscious spiritual nature.
Natures Portals of Instruction
088-1 Sunday 06/08/1958
It is nature, which is the great healer and the restorer, the transformer and the instructor. Flower describes the importance of sensing spiritually when we are in the out of doors and the transformation that can take place when we do. She shares experiences of spiritually awakened naturalists who have practiced this and how we should follow their example. When at last we begin to understand this great world of nature, we will understand that nature is our greatest investment.
Aligning All of Our Vehicles with Healing Currents
109-2 Sunday 04/26/1959
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.
Natures Eternal Refreshment
111-1 Sunday 06/07/1959
The great outdoors offers inward peace and benediction to all who will go out of their homes into their great expansiveness, for here God truly is to be felt more closely, more intimately, more gloriously, more shiningly than in almost any other sphere where we will find Him. Great naturalists introduce us to a new consciousness and a new dimension. Flower shares several examples of naturalists inspirational writings, as well as true experiences of animal lovers who have taken wildlings into their homes.
128-2 Sunday 04/24/1960
A new season begins the week after Easter. There is a distinct change is what we are receiving spiritually. We receive from the powers of nature. Nature is an enlightener that can be approached in our gardens or in the wilderness. To learn from nature, we must concentrate on the message of each place. Living in the city can desensitize us, but in the wilderness, we are spiritually reinvested. Trees should be a special love of the spiritual Christian. Nature has lessons for all of us, deep strong, true, creative, ever changing.
Christs Contribution to the Preciousness of Life
143-1 Sunday 12/25/1960
When you step into the Christ current, you are made whole. Christmas is an achievement of history for which our Lord is responsible. When we approach it half-heartedly, when we don't give it our total selves, we not only fail him, but we fail all the yearnings of our superphysical and our subliminal nature. The Christ is a living reality and he is very much in action behind the scenes of our living. He is so occupied with his great work of being hierarch of all religions. He has given us a spiritual morality by which we live. He loves us each one so greatly, and His love is universal. It applies to those who are not Christian, just as much as those who are.
The Conquest of Small Temptations
145-1 Sunday 01/29/1961
Temptation arises from the darkness. There is a side of life still unevolved, still primevally dark, and it is this side, which belongs to also the animalistic side of man, and has a linkage or correspondence with the carnal nature of every person, that it is forever endeavoring to pull man down, and resists all advances in consciousness, in behavior, in expression, all movements and endeavors that are upward lifting. This same type of darkness within us is that expression that makes us feel that things are a little bit too hard, that we have earned a rest, that we don't need to make sufficient effort.
Discovering Spiritual Values through Nature
160-1 Sunday 08/13/1961
Nature possess' a school of wisdom all its own and we may enter this hall of instruction if we know the precious keys for every classroom. The key to the in earnest spiritual student are those of appreciation, attention, awareness and communion. Nature is willing to give us more that the outer or superficial aspect of herself if we are able to lose ourselves in love of God in her great cathedral. The more therefore, we learn to love the outdoors and everything that is within it that is wholesome, the more sensitized we should become and the more intuitionally conscious of Divine Presence right there confronting us.
Christs Life Drama and its Relationship to our Growth
167-1 Sunday 12/17/1961
Flower discusses the life of Jesus, who born on earth in order to lead us into those great archetypal developments for which we have been prepared. Shares insights from Carl Jung with discussion of archetypes. To Carl Jung, God was not knowable. He was experienced as a reality through the intuitional nature. They always changed names of disciples to something finer and better than their personality or historical names. Jesus came a Master, He left a Lord. The last of His Lordship degree was being able to come back after death to prove that there was another side to life.
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
182-2 Sunday 04/15/1962
Describes the events of Palm Sunday. Describes the purpose and need for many versions of Christianity, and that these are beneficial. Periodically the disciples reincarnate to rekindle the flames of Christianity. It isn't any book, any theology, any creed–it's the Living Christ, whom we worship. Early Christians knew the truth that men go on and finish their evolution and become perfected. For five minutes every day, we should meditate on what Christ means to us. Four ways the Christ influences the earth: regenerating nature, enlightening men, giving dynamic spiritual principles, and opening the gates to the inner kingdom.
The Earth Is the Lords and the Fullness Thereof
185-2 Sunday 05/06/1962
Maytime brings in the Vernal Festival we are in. The intelligences of nature shine out their rays of beneficence and give to the earth their wonderful rituals, their great festivals, and their initiations. And all who are awake and all who are in some way sensitive are conscious of the fact that Maytime is not only a season of loveliness, it is a period in the calendar of the earth when the earth initiates itself into more conscious everlastingness.
The Spiritual Side of Loving Animals
188-2 Sunday 06/03/1962
Reading books on nature and the animal kingdom is important. There are angels who watch over the animal kingdom. Examples given from books, Born Free, Living Free and Ring of Bright Water. The story of Elsa the lion was shared, as well as Gavin Maxwell's otters. Bird stories were shared from Audubon Magazine and Jill Baker's experiences with dolphins. It's important to have pets and it speeds up their evolution.
Instructions from Nature
222-2 Sunday 05/05/1963
The wise Christian enters Nature in order to go into its mystery school, for it is the greatest school that is known; and it has a classroom wherever we are; and every kingdom has a department within that vast university.
God Within and God Unfolded
234-1 Sunday 10/20/1963
Man is beginning to recognize that they are more than body and a spirit. We are a septenary or seven-fold being, and that because we are seven-fold, we have much to do in overcoming as well as raising and enhancing of these powers that belong to our inner nature. Describes the attributes of our lower quadrate (physical, etheric, astral, mental bodies) and higher triad (soul, adonai, monad), as well as the symbols, characteristics and terminology of our higher bodies. Descriptions of initiates and masters. Compares God inherent and potential with actualized and unfolded.
The Wisdom of Natures Creatures
246-1 Sunday 04/12/1964
Plausible Explanations Regarding Certain Enigmas
274-1 Sunday 03/21/1965
Much of the material for this talk was taken from Frank Edwards book, Strange World. In regard to strange and scientifically unexplained earthly events, Flower shares possible spiritual explanations for these occurrences. From nature mysteries to 'boy wonders' she tells story after story of strange phenomena that have baffled mankind over the years. Let us appreciate it when it happens, but let it always remind us that the Creator who made us and this world and this cosmos is greater than any of His laws. And at any time He wishes He can supersede them, which He sometimes does to our amazement.
Initiations: Past and Present
284-1 Sunday 07/18/1965
Each life we recapitulate what we have overcome in the past. Initiation begins with tests and ends with transformation. Our relationship with God must come first, families are secondary. Quotes from book The New Priesthood by Ralph Lapp and Alfred North Whitehead. Discussion of importance of developing ESP for right use. The Piscean message is to come to self-understanding. Symbolism of the fish explained. Our shadow nature is the residue of the unconquered things of the past that we sometimes project onto others. Discussion of anima and animus. Analysis of a dream of one of Jung's patients concerning the animus.
How to Receive Richly from Nature
284-2 Sunday 08/01/1965
Flower emphasizes the importance of tuning in to the Divinity in nature when we are in the out of doors. We must want very much to find God in His garment of nature. And if we keep our attention observant and alert, attuned, and grateful to His Presence, we will begin, even through our five senses, to be conscious of things we never realized before. She tells us that mountains are spiritual centers and that we should yearn to love mountains, if we do not already do so. Flower describes that when flowers and trees are watered and cared for lovingly by us they respond like pets.
Of What Does an Ideal Awareness in Nature Consist?
308-2 Sunday 06/26/1966
The more an individual loves nature the better is it revealed that he is advancing. The more mature the soul the deeper will be his love for the out-of-doors and for the creatures. God has placed within man an awareness, sometimes it is only intuitional but that is enough, of another kingdom; a kingdom that serves the trees, the grasses, the winds, the storm and all the loveliness of nature. And the same intuition tells us that we can receive much from this other side of life if we are open to its inner perspective.
The Light That Fills the Hearts of Men
320-1 Sunday 12/25/1966
Through Christ we receive the impulse of the Christing of our own nature. When the Lord Jesus became the Lord Emmanuel at His ascension, He became the director of the Christ Spirit and charged it with his own Beinghood. We have a twofold responsibility: firstly, to remember our Lord Christ and what he represents; secondly, we owe our Lord the increase of the Christ spirit, day by day, by making the commonplace uncommon. The meaning of Christmas is so deep because it unites the physical and eternal world, and it relates us to that part of us which has always belonged to God and will forever. When the Christ looks at you, he makes you feel as though he sees the God indwelling that you are becoming. He makes you know that he sees what you can be.
The Spiritual Meaning of Springtime
327-1 Sunday 04/16/1967
Flower describes the great spiritual Vernal festival and the characteristics of the nature beings active at this time of year. On May first, she says, 'the great devas stand at full attention, raying out and relaying through to the beings who are younger than they, the glorious baptisms that come from the Planetary Logos. Wherever beings are serving nature, they will on this particular day feel a great call to go to the temple nearest them. The devas then come to the realization as to what is their purpose and what they may do further to help in the work of the Creator through the earth.' She further instructs us how to prepare for deeper awareness of the great intelligences ever present in nature.
The Glorious Necessity of Balance
329-2 Sunday 05/21/1967
In this insightful talk, we are given ideals to strive toward that will help us achieve balance in our lives. This is not only important for our physical existence here on earth, but as Flower explains, 'The great Masters, those who are perfected men and women, will accept no pupil who is not balanced, and this is because an individual who is balanced has control on every level in which he is interested. For that reason, then, we need interest and achievement on every level of our seven-fold nature, so that we may be able to be at peace and at home on the different planes of consciousness as we precipitate in this wonderful mystery of balance.'
The Inner Side of Nature
331-1 Sunday 06/18/1967
This revealing talk on the inner side of nature opens up another dimension for us to be aware of until our own inner sight is developed to show us such wonders. Flower shares how to prepare both inwardly and outwardly before going out into nature to benefit the most from it. She suggests studying certain naturalists, writers, and poets to aid in this preparation. She then takes the listener on a mountain trail and describes all that she sees and experiences with her higher faculties.
Living with the Realization of the Angels
339-1 Sunday 10/01/1967
Flower shares that mention of the Angels was eliminated in 4th Nicene Council because of fear of rivaling the Christ. Books of Apocrypha mention Angels and Archangels. There are Angels for each of the Seven Rays. There are feminine and masculine Angels. There are many orders of Angels always near and they can do things for us that others can't do. Descriptions given of Angels and their activities. Description of hearing Angels of Song at Mt. Rainier. Description given for Angels and devas in Nature Line. Description of power center at Lake Patzcuaro, the wheel beings and colors present.
In Natures Glories Are Great Lessons
368-1 Sunday 08/04/1968
This talk inspires one to go out into nature with a whole new outlook and receptivity than one has previously experienced. Flower shares with us how we can benefit from the great blessings nature has to offer us not only on a physical level through our five senses, but how we can be touched and blessed on a superphysical level as well. She says, that the more casual you are in nature, the more dormant your inner faculties are. But as it is true with everything, the more appreciative you are, and that is one of the things you have to do in approaching the Spirit of Grace, if you sound appreciation through all of your five senses, plus your sixth and seventh senses, you will not only give something to the Divine around you, to God in nature, but you will receive something from the Divine itself.
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.
The Inner Values of Summer
422-2 Sunday 06/21/1970
The summer solstice ushers in a time when we should attune ourselves more fully to nature, to learn from nature. Flower recounts the experiences in nature of many nature mystics and naturalists. She explains how we can benefit by being in nature during the summer months.
The Value of Knowing There Are Angels
435-1 Sunday 09/27/1970
In this informative talk on the Angels, we discover the multitudes that there are, from Angels of Birth and Angels of Death, to Angels of Nature and Angels of the Christ's Presence. We could never exhaust the types of Angels that there are and with every new season that comes, we realize more deeply and more joyously how wonderful it is to be granted one more insight into an activity of an Angelic Presence we had never even surmised existed before. We learn the importance of honoring the Angels and that their capacity to love is far greater than anything we humans can comprehend, especially that of our Guardian Angels. Angels are infinitely wise, and they have a love for creation that is almost incomprehensible to us. For that reason they can serve so nobly, so daringly, and so purely.
Atlantis: Truth or Myth?
448-2 Sunday 01/31/1971
Flower Newhouse confirms the reality of the existence of Atlantis. Gave history and evaluation of the lands that might have connected Atlantis with certain continents. Gave history of the evolutions of some races and animals. Gave analysis of the nature of the Atlantic race, and the descent into evil that led to the destruction of Atlantis. Also gave the facts concerning how some of the Atlantians migrated from this island because of its evil practices. Compared the ideology of the Atlantic people to the practice of satanism today.
Agape Love and Its Inner Purpose
449-2 Sunday 02/14/1971
This talk is full of examples, some personal, of ways to express agape or spiritual love, which is the highest type of love we should all be striving toward. Flower emphasizes that this love needs to be given to the animals, nature, and our pets as well as toward humanity. In describing agape love she says that this love, which knows no division, no separation, no superiority, but which loves every race, every creed, is capable of transcending all kinds of religious barriers, and is also capable of separating the barriers which man has put up between himself and the creatures, and between himself and nature. Most importantly, it is not enough to understand what agape love is, it must be expressed in our daily living.
The Mystery of the Elements
460-1 Sunday 05/02/1971
Flower mentions the elements known by chemists and those found in our bodies, stating that every single atom of our bodies is sentient, and therefore is reachable, then extensively discusses the traits of the ancient elements - earth, air, fire and water - and their spiritual significance. She also discusses the elementals of each of these kingdoms and reveals their characteristic traits as well as what they require from humans. The oriental philosophical concepts of Yin and Yang are also explored in relation to the major elements: many examples of Yang and Yin foods, animals, and energies are given.
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.
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 Uniqueness of February
490-1 Sunday 02/06/1972
This is the first in a year long, monthly series of talks on the importance of each month, superphysically, physically, and astrologically. In this talk, Flower speaks of the importance of studying and researching the history of each month to know how each month came into being, to understand the meanings of the holidays celebrated and the sun signs of the month. She emphasizes the importance of appreciating nature and the seasons. February is an inward time for planning and preparation. It is a time for reading favorite authors, particularly those who write about nature. She recommends her favorite authors and shares from some of her favorite books.
Patterns for March
494-1 Sunday 03/05/1972
Flower focuses on the highlights of March, physically and esoterically. She shares clairvoyantly how the colors change from season to season. She also shares insights from both Hal Borland's writings and Edwin Way Teale's and their observations in nature during this month that sees the end of winter and the beginning of spring. Astrologically, Flower shares insights on both sun signs that appear in this month, Pisces and Aires. She also stresses the importance of understanding the ruling sun sign of each month and to watch for its effects on your own behavior.
The Enchantment of April
498-2 Sunday 04/09/1972
Flower shares with us the Christian esoteric insights of the month of April. She describes this season of newness and the physical changes taking place on the earth during this time. She also shares writings from some of her favorite spiritual naturalists and their observations of spring. Astrologically, she contrasts Aires and Taurus, the two sun signs ruling the month of April.
Mays Lovely Differences
500-2 Sunday 05/07/1972
Flower A. Newhouse stresses the importance of the month of May as a time for deep appreciation and reverence for the beauty God has created in nature. She speaks of the physical beauty at this time of year and explores how animals see color. She describes the inner aspects of May and what occurs on the superphysical plane as nature intelligences return to the northern hemisphere from the southern hemisphere as other nature servers flock to the southern hemisphere. She describes the inner temples that dwell on mountain peaks and tells us that May is most like the atmosphere, climate, and the beauty of the inner worlds. She also shares traits of the two astrological signs of this month–Taurus and Gemini, as well as famous persons under these signs, and shares her own experience as a Taurian.
The Uniqueness of June
503-2 Sunday 06/04/1972
This talk highlights the keynote for June, which is fulfillment. Flower tells us that this is a time of year to appreciate all growing things. She shares the observations in nature occurring this time of year by mystic naturalists, such as Edwin Way Teale, and the spiritual guidance behind musical compositions, such as Edward Grieg's Spring Song. Flower shares insights on the sun signs of Gemini and Cancer as well as famous persons born under these signs.
Beautys 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.
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.
August: The Bestower of Blessings
511-1 Sunday 08/06/1972
This talk is about appreciating the month of August. Flower shares her difficulty with the heat this month brings to Southern California, yet how the readings of naturalists have inspired her to look for its hidden blessings. She uses this month to work inwardly and often has her best meditations during this time. She shares with us the inner side of Leos and several famous persons from this sun sign. She discusses the writings of Lorus and Marjorie Milne, along with Edwin Way Teale, and their insights into nature during the summer season. She particularly focuses on desert life, mountains, and the gem, amber.
September: The Month of Happenings
513-1 Sunday 09/03/1972
In this lecture Flower shares with us the higher and lower nature of Virgoans. She uses Aunt Ella, her favorite relative when Flower was a child, as an example of a Virgo with the lower nature prominent and what an impact she had on those close to her. The last part of the talk focuses on the nature aspect of September. She shares writings and observations from Hal Borland, Gladys Taber, and her favorite naturalist, Edwin Way Teale.
An Evaluation of Stimulating October
515-2 Sunday 10/08/1972
Flower talks about the highlights of autumn, particularly in the month of October, both in nature and astrologically. She discusses the sign of Libra in great detail, giving several examples of people under that sign. Then she shares a naturalist's viewpoint on discoveries in October, particularly the observations of Edwin Way Teale.
The Depth and Height of November
517-2 Sunday 11/05/1972
This lecture takes a look at the spiritual aspects of November. Flower talks about the sign of Scorpio and shares insights about having relationships with people under this sign. She also talks about the beauty of nature during this Sabbath time of year. November is a holy month, and Flower shares why autumn is her favorite time of year.
The Awesomeness of December
519-1 Sunday 12/03/1972
This lesson focuses on the spiritual importance of December. Flower shares her insights on the sun sign of Sagittarius. She mentions several well-known individuals who are under this sign. She then shares the superphysical aspects of the coming of winter. She describes in vivid detail the changes that take place on the inner as the seasons advance from fall into winter, particularly with the colors in the atmosphere. She then quotes her favorite mystic naturalists regarding their insights on this time of year. Followed by 13 minute question and answer session.
The Mysterious Aspects of Earth, Air, Fire and Water: How We May Use Them Effectively
543-2 Sunday 11/25/1973
This talk explores the four kingdoms of earth, air, fire and water, and describes the nature elementals that are a part of each kingdom and how they affect humanity. Flower shares what she observes clairvoyantly in nature regarding these elemental intelligences. She describes them as the spiritual intelligences behind the expression of nature, and tells us how we will be either positively or negatively affected by them by our behavior in their presence.
Lenten Insights into the Mystery of the Holy Grail
551-2 Sunday 03/17/1974
This talk is an interesting sharing of a non-fiction book written by Trevor Ravenscroft, whose teacher had known Adolph Hitler as a young man, and his insights of Hitler's diabolical nature before they became known to the world. This teacher would later work with England during WWII to expose Hitler's weaknesses, and it is thought by some to have led to his eventual defeat.
The Religion of a Naturalist
582-1 Sunday 06/01/1975
Develop Wholesome Imagination: Creativity
587-1 Sunday 08/10/1975
This talk explores the importance of having an imagination, a creative mind. Flower gives several examples that illustrate creative living, from developing beautiful homes and gardens to how we approach our jobs and interact in our relationships. She says, 'Each of us needs to be an artisan in the workmanship of our lives...and the great work consists of everyone making the upmost of his life.' She pushes us to live beyond the ordinary and expected, but to tune in to our intuitive nature and look for a spiritual opportunity to do better than we have ever done before.
Insights the Soul Reveals to the Personality Self
600-2 Sunday 02/15/1976
Discusses the importance of the Soul self and Higher Triad, our Immortal Nature. Explains lower self (personality) and Dweller on the Threshold, or Shadow, and the conflict existing between these two parts; and the gradual process of loosening the influence the Shadow on the Personality Self. Also, gives beautiful explanations of how the Soul works in our lives.
Springtime and Our Love for the Earth
602-2 Sunday 03/14/1976
This talk begins with the earth's physical evolution as life began on our planet. Then Flower discusses the importance of appreciating all of earth's natural beauty and resources, especially the flora and fauna, though she includes minerals as well. She describes the attributes of a variety of trees from the great sequoia and redwood to the elderly bristlecone pine. She shares her experiences of being prompted by folatel angels when finding an animal in need of a home. She concludes this talk with these words, 'Go into nature. It will be your school. It will be your temple. It will be your song and your inspiration and it will enable you to return to your everyday positions, challenges, larger in consciousness, deeper in your love, and higher in your reaches.'
The Influence of the Elements: Earth Air Fire and Water
608-2 Sunday 06/13/1976
The Angels Bless All Kingdoms
616-2 Sunday 09/26/1976
It is time that man recognizes that Angels are real. An Angel's retreat for renewal and recharging is called a Habitude. Flower describes several Angel Habitudes in higher planes. Describes Angels and their beauty; only the face would be visible, the rest is Light. Explains that the Angel kingdom is much older than human kingdom. All of Their activities for all kingdoms, of Man, Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral, are to the glory of God.
Welcome Beauty Consciously and Appreciatively
635-1 Sunday 06/26/1977
Flower stresses the importance for each of us to express beauty in our lives through creative endeavors. She explains that we need not perceive ourselves as having true artistic talent, but that we are all capable of expressing beauty creatively. She tells us we should create beauty in our homes and gardens and everything around us. She gives several examples of famous artists, composers and writers who have contributed beauty to our world through their creative pursuits. Beauty is important because God speaks to us not only in nature and at church, but through the arts.
Maytimes 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.
The Lessons the Arts and Nature Reveal
660-2 Sunday 06/25/1978
Flower dedicates this retreat to the Spirit of beauty. She states that those who are appreciators of beauty as it courses through both the arts and nature, should begin with ourselves, and not only during this season but every day, to see that we embody something of the Spirit of Beauty.Â She then tells of and later shows several examples from her own home.
The Values of Nature in Mans Growth
685-2 Sunday 06/24/1979
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.
Maytime the Jewel of Nature: Archetype of Natures Mission
708-1 Sunday 05/04/1980
789-1 Sunday 06/19/1983
Those persons who love nature become nature mystics and these mystics are the very ones who can tell us things about nature that we might not tune into ourselves. They have seen into the depths of nature. They don't see just trees and sunshine and the beauty of the arrangement of the landscape, they sense presence and they sense power and they receive vitality in a new way. Flower shares some of her own experiences in nature, and those of other well-known nature mystics.
Thanksgiving from the Heart
852-2 Sunday 11/24/1985
Discussion of the first Thanksgiving with the Pilgrims and how it came to be a national holiday. Story of the call from Flower's guardian that the family needed to be in Los Angeles by November, and how the family acted on faith and did as they were instructed. Flower soon was teaching five classes each week. Reading of passages by John Muir which demonstrate his love of nature. Stories of gratitude shared.
The Adventure of Truth
925-2 Sunday 09/11/1988
This talk encourages us to live our lives always centered in truth and striving to better ourselves. Flower encourages us not to be satisfied with one level of truth at any time in our life. Keep on moving upward. She gives examples of ways in which we can apply ourselves in our daily lives, in relationships, in our chores, with our pets, and out in nature.