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
Tests and How to Meet Them
003-1 Sunday 03/07/1954
Talk given in Los Angeles describes types of tests, how to meet them and reasons for spiritual testing. Determine each of four characteristics that are trying to be developed in us. Pray in order to meet this test and cause through our yearning for God a responsiveness and a new conditioning and develop a plan by which this problem can be transcended. Followed by 8 minutes of Q&A.
Brief Specific Meditations and Thorough Depth Meditations
012-1 Sunday 10/31/1954
A focus on the importance of meditation and the individual preparation prior to one's meditation periods. Provides a variety of approaches to prayer and meditation along with examples of prayer customs in various cultures. Daily prayer and meditaion are the means by which the eternity consciousness and you will become completely linked.
Pray Without Ceasing
051-2 Sunday 07/08/1956
States why it is so important for mankind to pray and how we should carry out prayer effectively. Includes quotes from the Bible to support this and examples of situations where prayer is the catalyst to change.
Healing in the Christians Experience
066-1 Sunday 03/31/1957
Prayer and attitude of a patient play an important role in healing. Flower emphasizes the need to be flexible, teachable, and humble if we want to be healed.
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.
Let Us Be Prayer Partners
068-2 Sunday 08/18/1957
Aids to Christian Healing
080-2 Sunday 10/27/1957
Healing opens us to higher faculties. We must desire to be healed, and be willing to bring about changes in ourselves in order to become whole. The four basic aids to healing: prayer, self-surrender, renewal of the mind and blazing creative trails to wholeness. Discussion of the role of the chakras.
Flowers Prayer in First Practice Service in the New Church
129a1 Sunday 03/27/1960
Opening prayer by Flower.
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.
How Thoughts Influence Life
150-1 Sunday 04/23/1961
In a talk giving in San Diego, Flower stresses the importance of being aware of and using rightly the power of our thoughts. You think a thought and it is a living thing. It is a moving thing. It is color. It is pattern. And the clearer your thought is in meditation or prayer, the larger the pattern of your thought will be as it moves along. If you are very reverent, your thought pattern will move up. It is very important for every Christian to arouse himself, to shake off the lethargy that has been upon him, and to see that his mind is fully dedicated to God because there is that above mind, which is much greater than mind, which will use all the forces of the mental powers in order to guide them, to instruct, to teach, to mold, to bless the energies of consciousness as well as of emotions and of the physical body and of the affairs in the world.
165-2 Sunday 11/26/1961
People pray out of reverence and respect for God. Man prays for things that he has not been able to fulfill themselves. Reverend Newhouse explains different forms of prayer, the attitude we should have to keep prayers ever living and fresh.
Adventures in Faith Class (16 of 21): The Esoteric Value of Creative Faith
186-2 Sunday 05/20/1962
Flower describes attributes and requirements of faith, giving specific insights as to how best to pray and envision for various needs. Discusses health, protection, and world conditions. Describes prayer archetypes, the Garden of Prayer, help being given by souls in the inner worlds in aiding prayer work. Concludes with audience questions and answers. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Michaelmas: Feast of the Angels
200-2 Sunday 09/30/1962
Beauty, purity and purposes of Angels described, especially work of Guardian Angels. Angels have garments of essence in continual motion. Artists sensed and drew this as wings. Describes ways Angels assist mortals and responses to prayer. Differences between Angelic and human evolution. We are unceasingly in the presence of Angels, wherever we move, because Intelligences of this purest and highest creation are carrying out the will of God in the most minute as well as the most major circumstances and undertakings.
The Value of Creative Faith
204-1 Sunday 10/21/1962
This talk was given at a church in New York and is on the subject of faith. Flower says that we can never have enough faith and faith must be intensified at every degree of our unfoldment, and when it is then we can walk freely and knowingly and joyously with God. She further explores how we can deepen our faith through our daily living, prayer work, and relationships with others. She concludes the talk by reminding us that through faith we are not limited by our circumstances.
Silence and What It Is
205-1 Sunday 11/11/1962
Differentiates Silence from prayer and meditation. Describes three stages in Silence: conditioning ourselves for divine reception, standing receptively in God's light, entering a higher state of being. States that Silence is entering the boundary of God's great country of the Eternal. Gives keynotes of Silence, including stillness, joy and expectancy.
Keep This Day Fortified
233-1 Sunday 10/13/1963
Flower A. Newhouse shares ideas from her earlier booklet, The Armor of the Spiritual Life, telling us we are each given the same number of hours in the day to bring forth the best we can. She suggests putting spiritual armor around ourselves in the form of various aspects of prayer, meditation, concentration, contemplation, previsioning the day, light-treatment and triple ring-pass-not of the white light of Christ. She explains that Masterhood begins right where we are, and as we train ourselves we will be flooded by the Light of God-inspired effort and growth.
239-1 Sunday 01/26/1964
The first segment of this talk addresses the function of the Holy Trinity and how we should focus our prayers to the different aspects of God. The second segment is on the importance of visualization, particularly in our meditations and prayer work. Flower compares the spiritual aspirations and meditation techniques of the Eastern student, for example a Zen student, to that of the Western spiritual student, specifically Christian and the use visualization as a tool in meditations and prayer work.
The Importance of Idealization and Visualization
285-2 Sunday 08/22/1965
This is an excellent talk describing the use of visualization in meditation and prayer work. Flower specifically walks the listener through the use of this tool step-by-step. She explains the importance of having good prayers and meditations and why visualization is key to attaining this. She then gives specific examples of individuals who use visualization to attain their goals. She encourages us to use this in our everyday life to make our ideals reality.
The Glory of Harvest
375-2 Sunday 11/24/1968
We are cleansed through gratitude. Gratitude is one of the chief characteristics and requirements of illumination. The other two are love and humility. Stories are shared that emphasize the importance this great quality. We need to give thanks for all things, including our testings. Begin and end the day with a prayer of thanksgiving. Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Manhood and Fatherhood
394-1 Sunday 06/15/1969
Man reflects the fatherhood of God and on earth man is dominant. Spiritually the woman is more dominant and active on the inner planes. Questions and answers concerning the Seven Rays, how they were created and sent into manifestation. Psychopaths are soulless and ultimately are returned to primal essence. How a Guardian Angel chooses her charge. Christ was not an Archangel. Prayer thought forms and how they work. St. Germaine is now Master Ragoczy.
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.
Extending Our Inner Life of Prayer
465-2 Sunday 06/20/1971
This talk not only emphasizes the importance of prayer in daily living, but gives specific instructions in improving one's prayer work. We are reminded that prayer is a necessary part of the dedicated Christian's life. Flower gives examples of how prayer can make a difference in our lives, and how prayers that are brief, but from the heart, are the most effective. She says that Prayer offers us communion with the Divine Pray-er in us. That Divine Presence of God Indwelling can pray to its own Divine Source or speak through us thus.
Centering: An Important Procedure to Practice
574-2 Sunday 02/09/1975
The Inexhaustible Reservoir of Prayer
585-2 Sunday 07/20/1975
The Great Reality of Angels
590-2 Sunday 09/28/1975
When persons find that Angels are realities, they usually come with such surprise to the finding! Early Christian fathers tell about visitation of the Angels in times of prayer and again at junctures of crisis. These Great Ones are still, as they have been all through the centuries, with us. They are Intelligences of an older order of life, much older than human beings. Because of that They are wiser and stronger, and for that reason They are entrusted with duties to help the Christ Cause. There is no selfishness in Angels, there is no ego. There is only obedience and immediate changing of Themselves when necessary for a larger good to come through. They are patient and devoted; their spirituality is pure. Their creativity is tremendous, and always inspiring. One keynote above every other virtue is great joyousness.
Improving Our Prayers and Meditations
599-2 Sunday 02/01/1976
The Inner Dimension of Prayer
624-2 Sunday 01/16/1977
This talk describes the importance of praying rightly and how we can each contribute to world peace, world happiness, and world progress when we learn to pray more effectively. Flower lists the different aspects of prayer and gives examples of how we should pray. She describes what happens on the inner when we pray. She also shares how important it is to think of God when we are praying and to find new ways to address His Presence each time we pray. She tells us, 'God is unlimited and man, when his heart and his being functions rightly, is too, in his faith. And the way is open for all. Walk in it and be charged by it.'
Perfect the Skill of Prayer
638-2 Sunday 08/14/1977
Understanding the Dark Night of the Soul
703-1 Sunday 02/24/1980
Extensive excerpts from Manly Hall's book, Dark Night of the Soul. Examples also from Guidepost book, The Unlimited Power of Prayer. The dark night of the soul is a testing time wherein we feel psychological pain, stress, confusion and suffering. Those times are difficult, but they are not impossible. So when you have a very serious form of testing, realize that a part of you is trying to be lifted up into a new level of being. Qualities needed include simplicity, humility, spiritual love, silence, spiritual disciplines.
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.
More Realizations of Prayer
741-1 Sunday 08/09/1981
The Valentine Is a Symbol of the Heart Chakra
780-1 Sunday 02/13/1983
Flower describes the appearance of the heart chakra under different conditions and in different inner bodies. Describes prayer thought forms of love. States that love is the most transforming quality, next to reverence. Lists types of love including instinctive, personal, impersonal agape, and spiritual love, and gives examples of each. Has us ask ourselves - Are we giving enough love? Is love active in us? Are we caring for other people?
Our Gift to Christ
802-1 Sunday 12/18/1983
Giving Christ a gift at Christmas is one of the most important things we can do every single Christmas eve. It should be a specific gift, not a general gift. There are direct and indirect gifts. We should renew the pledge daily, and as we do so, the thought form of the gift grows. The Christ gives to us all year long. A discussion of the appearance of prayer forms. You want to be in a special place when you give your gift. Story of a young boy who gives a blind woman a Christmas tree. Describes being in the mountains with Lawrence on Christmas Eve.