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
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.
Dreams: Their Spiritual and Psychological Meanings
047-1 Sunday 05/06/1956
Dreams contain symbolism which when interpreted correctly, tell us about our inner lives. Discussion of the meanings of some symbols. Interpretation of sample dreams. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Growth in the Handling of Our Emotions
057-2 Sunday 09/23/1956
It is important for us to learn to control our emotions by choosing our thoughts and interpretations of others constructively.
Healing As Practiced on Various Levels of Consciousness
067-1 Sunday 05/05/1957
Healing is important because of the background that is entailed in the meaning of wholeness. Great unity between religion, medicine, and psychology to speed the work of man's attaining wholeness. Paracelsus said sickness was a result of man's own inner contentions. God uses many channels to bring forth great light, many venues of healing. There's only one Healer, and one healing Power, and that is God, but these are auxiliary means. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Highlights of Character Analysis
077-2 Sunday 01/19/1958
Flower shares insights on studying one's character through physical appearance as well as behavior. Much of the resource for this talk was taken from ancient Chinese studies, Dr. Byrd Whittell, and Manly Hall. She also talks about how hobbies reflect character. The purpose of this sharing is to enlighten us to those around us as well as to have a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Have Talismans and Mandalas Spiritual Value?
098-1 Sunday 10/19/1958
Study of mandalas can enrich our lives. In the western world mandalas are called medallions, coats of arms or seals. Description of mandalas given. Symbolism on one-dollar bill explained. Example of mandala dream from the Bible. Quotes given from book Psychology of Carl Jung. Jung's symbolism representing the anima and animus. Symbolism of the cross. Quote from Tertullian.
Wholeness As an Ideal and Objective
123-1 Sunday 01/31/1960
We are taught by our Lord Christ that we were born or rather we were created before we were born on earth. In this inner creation we were made perfect. We also recognize that in being created Divine, we have nothing to do with our own Divinity, we gave no work to it, no development, we paid no price for it, it was a great gift. We must think not only from the standpoint of one incarnation, we think from the standpoint and vastness of eternity itself. Discussion of regeneration and reincarnation.
The Inner Side of Loneliness
134-2 Sunday 07/31/1960
Addressing those who suffer from loneliness, Flower makes a distinction between feeling lonely and of being alone or having time to one's self. One can be solitary without feeling lonely. In fact, some of the greatest mystics have been solitary figures in that at times they would withdraw into purposeful aloneness. And all of us need that kind of aloneness in order to be well, in order to be creative, and in order to formulate plans intelligently and such, but this repeated isolation and withdrawal from people is another matter, and its springs are within or rise out of negativity. Flower indicates that loneliness mainly grows out of an improper direction of our feelings and gives instruction on how to climb out of our feelings of loneliness. Above all, she stresses the importance of seeking a stronger relationship with God.
The Initiate Carl Jung
213-2 Sunday 01/27/1963
In this talk Flower Newhouse describes the contributions of Swiss Psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mission to blend religion and science. She speaks of the versatility of his interests, his tremendous self-discipline, his genuineness of character, his relationship with Dr. Sigmund Freud, his simplicity, his humanness, and his acknowledgment of the shadow side of man.
Dreams and What They Can Mean
220-1 Sunday 03/31/1963
The fascinating and illuminating world of dream interpretation is explored by Flower. Using the Swiss Psychiatrist, Carl Jung, as a primary source for dream symbols and meaning, many examples are shared of the importance of exploring our subconscious through our dreams. In this way we can further our spiritual growth as well as heal ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. Flower concludes this talk stressing the importance of remembering and recording our dreams by saying, 'a dream, which is uninterrupted, is like a letter, which has never been read.'
Effort without Ego
229-1 Sunday 08/11/1963
It is tragic that some people never achieve freedom from themselves. They are egocentric from their birth until death. They never know what it is to have something higher than themselves that takes over and channels them. And until this happens they are in a very sorry state. It is so necessary that a man awakens to the full degree and measure of soul consciousness. When he does this he is aware that though his human self is very human and there are parts of him which are limited, there are also aspects of himself which are intoned to intelligence, capability, wonder, excellence, beauty, power, and to God.
Psychic Conditions We Must Overcome
242-1 Sunday 02/16/1964
We possess seven senses, two of which are affiliated with the inner side of our beings. Inner unfoldment of higher traits was given to the disciples. Flower referenced the book Realms of the Living Dead. Augusta Curtis shared with Flower meeting with an aviator who just lost his life in battle. Flower discusses the unwise use of an ouija board. It is possible while still in physical bodies to tune in to the Hall of Learning, Hall of Wisdom or Lodge of Masters.
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.
The Dweller on the Threshold
324-1 Sunday 02/19/1967
Reverend Newhouse explains the dweller's identity, how it subverts our best intentions and how we should go about rising above it on our path to God. She reminds us that the sufferings of the now are not to be compared with the glory which is to be revealed to us. Say that to yourself when you are tried by your own tendency to be fearful, or jealous, or suspicious, or worrisome.
The Persistent Challenge Towards Spiritual Maturity
471-1 Sunday 09/12/1971
In this talk, we are reminded that our goal as humanity is to become spiritually mature. In other words, to become masters. Flower says that spiritual maturity is being master-like. It is working upon the achievement of masterhood. It is taking up hour by hour, and day after day, our individual life work, which is the development and the unfoldment of spirituality, depth in consciousness, the improvement of intelligence, and a greater self-giving towards our world.
From Procrastination to Accomplishment
552-2 Sunday 03/31/1974
Reverend Newhouse talks about Lent and its major stimulus to improve our negatives and procrastinations. She encourages us to live with an expectant, higher consciousness here and now while still in this life; we must rid ourselves of the sandbags that keep us from living a full spiritual life.
How to Strive for Wholeness
562-2 Sunday 08/25/1974
As a Christian it is our opportunity and our obligation to become more whole every day of our lives. In so doing we will have the greatest of adventures. We will almost treat ourselves as if the highest in us which is our soul self were observing the personality self at all times; urging it, blessing it, and encouraging it, to be without the blemishes which mean separateness and to come into the unity which means wholeness. Wholeness comes at the time of mastery.
Interpretation of Visions
592-2 Sunday 10/26/1975
Differentiates between dreams and visions. States that all vision rises out of the contemplative mood. 'During vision, the mental body begins to receive not only instruction, prophecy, or revelation, but vision too. The observation is most interesting. You are simply an onlooker. Later you realize that what was given was for your growth and for your blessing. At no time did your conscious mind intrude and create the images that you realized.' Recounts several visions, including those experienced by a patient of Carl Jung; shares his interpretations of these visions.
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.
Our Amazing Brain: Differences in Its Right and Left Hemispheres
723-2 Sunday 12/07/1980
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains that the goal of life is to be balanced, to be able to function through the quality of synthesis, and to be aware of who we are and what we are, and what we are to become. There are so many things that add to our understanding of ourselves, such as the functions of the right and left spheres of our brain. One side with its qualities, is typically more dominant than the other. The more we integrate and balance the qualities of each, we become more whole and complete in God.
Holy Expectancy: Living the Life
752a1 Wednesday 01/13/1982
Flower discusses importance of living the life. The three aspects of Christ's teachings to practice are gathering of spiritual knowledge, improvement of our devotions, and living the life. Flower explains how knowledge becomes wisdom; her use of a journal and scrapbook. Discusses ways to improve our devotion; importance of balancing both hemispheres of the brain. This Wednesday night talk is followed by questions and answers. Flower describes the difference between psychology, metaphysics, esoteric and mystical Christianity.