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
Summer Pilgrimage (2 of 3): The Soul
005-1 Saturday 06/26/1954
The soul that is active in us is dwelling in a wonderful world, a causal world of Light, a world of power and beauty and creativity such as we know nothing about in this dimension. In this second of three talks given during a Summer Pilgrimage Retreat focused on spiritual awareness, Flower describes the soul world, the soul's different faculties, and how it appears in our auras. She clarifies common misconceptions about the soul, describes lost souls, and speaks about the symbology in fairy tales.
Summer Pilgrimage (3 of 3): The Adonai and Spirit of God Indwelling
005-2 Sunday 06/27/1954
From here on we want to learn all that we can about the Holy triad because healing will flow from the awareness of the divine powers that are resident within. Discusses esoteric teachings regarding our seven-fold bodies and the hierarchy of God's inner kingdoms.
Michaelmas: Feast of the Angels
030-2 Sunday 09/25/1955
Flower focuses on the importance of Angel awareness to Christians and urges us to acknowledge the Angels in our daily lives, not just at high occasions such as Michaelmas and Christmas. She cites several passages in the Bible where Angels are referenced and shares of great souls who were aware of Angel Presences, and the world religions that honor the Angels.
The Meaning and Right Uses of Causal Realities (4 of 5)
033-2 Sunday 10/23/1955
Flower provides rare glimpses into the soul. Example of Dr. Maurice Nicole and long quote from his book Living Time. The soul is the 'I' of us which is our character and is dormant until exercised. Our souls counsel us and we receive revelations or understanding. Description of the soul as it appears in the aura and its faculty to perceive, generate and redeem.
An Endeavor towards Awakenment
073-1 Sunday 08/04/1957
As we practice qualifications of becoming aware, which is reverence and opening a lifeline of spiritual contact or communion between the invisible and the manifest visible world, we cannot help but grow and discover glimpses of greater awareness. Give first attention to God, lifting up and giving ourselves each day to the Supreme, to channel, correct, transform, enliven, bless and heal. The more reverent we are, the more sensitive, more informed intuitionally we can become.
Qualifications for Extra-Sensory Perception
088-2 Sunday 06/15/1958
Speaking of man's evolving awareness of his own finiteness and limitation, Flower tells of man's gradual shift Godward and the slow unfolding of extra-sensory perception. She describes the different faculties of the sixth sense including telepathy, clairvoyance, clairsentience, intuition, theophany, and channelship explaining that we all possess these gifts in a dormant state until we develop a deep interest in God. She warns of the great costs to be considered and the need for spiritual moral courage, integrity and sincerity.
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, direct knowing and illumination. 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.
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.
Drawing Closer to God (3 of 3)
158-1 Sunday 08/27/1961
Flower stresses our golden precepts: first; to realize Divinity or God; second, to realize God's Divine presence within us; third, to live attuned to our Lord's way; and fourth, to fulfill all the Christian rules. Explains need to overcome faintheartedness, halfheartedness, lack of commitment to Christ. We are living less than our Christianity unless we make eternity the background of our Christian worship. Emphasizes striving for continual overcoming. Gives examples of raising children in awareness of great Christian powers. Begins with dedication of carillon bells.
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.
Drawing Closer to God (3 of 3)
196-2 Sunday 08/12/1962
Retreats exist to give people a plan where they may come and feel closer to the eternal. God is the reason for our incarnation. It is not beyond our capacity, nor our purpose, to keep the maker of our lives before us and keep ourselves responsible to Him. We are failing until we take that pledge of giving ourselves and loving God continuously, every moment, of every hour, of every day, every year, until by the thinking of that great rhythm of light, we are made finer and cleaner and closer, and spiritualized according to His way and His spirit.
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 Value of the Creatures
281-1 Sunday 06/13/1965
This talk begins with introductory remarks by Stephen Isaac. It is followed by a review of Flower's recent Northwest lecture tour, given by Faye Bancroft, who drove Flower and companioned her on the trip. Faye presents highlights of their experiences, including the overflow audiences, the warm and positive receptions from all those who heard Flower's inspiring messages, and the helpfulness of Questhaven friends. Flower's talk follows, discussing the animal blessing, increased awareness of animal welfare, the presence of Folatel Angels by abandoned animals, Newhouse family pets, and letters from a man who was transformed by his cat's transition. She then shares numerous insights from the book The Cry of a Bird, by Dorothy Yglesias.
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 Watchful Eye of Spirit
310-1 Sunday 07/24/1966
This talk describes what it means to be interested in God, to want to know more about the Eternal, not just believing in God, but realizing God. Flower gives examples of persons who are transformed in their realization of God. There is an all seeing eye of Spirit all around us and in us, and we should be thoughtful and respectful and reverence before this Glorious Presence.
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.
Improving Our Prayers and Meditations
599-2 Sunday 02/01/1976
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse discusses the importance of purifying our consciousness, and to live within the ever expanding consciousness of God awareness, God Presence.
A Look at Illumination and Initiation
660-1 Sunday 06/18/1978
How much do you want to be close to God? How much do you want to know Christ? It takes many lifetimes to prepare for the explosion of consciousness ushering one into a new dimension of awareness. Required qualities for illumination are described, as well as those which are detrimental to achieving initiation. Illumination brings at-one-ment with the Divine. Dreams can reveal preparation for this high experience. Each degree of initiation and its requirements are described and examples given of individuals who have achieved different initiatory levels.
The Awareness of the Real Self: The Soul
717-1 Sunday 09/07/1980
Above the mind is our real and True Self - the soul. This source of wisdom and strength is first contacted in states of higher consciousness and through intuition.
Questions and Answers on the Angelic Kingdom
822-2 Sunday 09/30/1984
Flower states the need for awareness of Angel Kingdom, and shares that her purpose in this work at Questhaven is to try to bring back into Christianity the opening to the worlds of Light, to the splendor and the resurgences of the Angelic Host. Answers many questions about orders of Angels, which ones to call on for specific needs and influences. Describes Angels present at ceremonies and high events — birth, death, weddings, special services; times of creativity.
The Hierarchy and Questions and Answers
869-1 Sunday 07/13/1986
This talk begins with a brief opening stressing the importance of our awareness of the Divine Hierarchy, then follows with a series of questions on a variety of topics asked by the congregation and answered by Rev. Newhouse.