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
Blessings and Problems to Be Found in the 12 Zodiac Types
083-2 Sunday 03/02/1958
Astrology originated with Chaldeans; also used by other nations such as Chinese, Romans, Egyptian, Jewish and Mohammedans. Manly Hall and Evangeline Adams provide some sources for this talk. Cardinal signs, fixed signs and versatile signs described. Examples given of persons under each sign.
Pertinent Facets of Our Zodiac Signs
327-2 Sunday 04/23/1967
Knowledge of Seven Rays and our Zodiac sign help us to achieve self-understanding. Understanding the Pythagorean Numerology triangle and the numbers associated with our names are also important. The number 12 is a sacred number. There are actually 24 numbers of the Zodiac because each sign has a positive and negative aspect. Descriptions and examples given for each sign of the Zodiac.
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.
May's 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.
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.