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
Races and Their Spiritual Purposes
025-1 Sunday 05/01/1955
God's plan of evolution consists of us incarnating into different races and different nations until Masterhood is achieved. Talk given in Los Angeles.
Interesting Insights into Animal Evolution
027-1 Sunday 05/22/1955
Focuses on the importance of practicing inclusive love toward all of God's creatures. Cites several examples of individuals who are reaching out to the animal kingdom with love and compassion. Describes what we can do to nurture our own relationships with our pets and wildlings at large, and gives examples of how intelligent animals are, and how we can further their evolution through love.
Power Aspects of the Seven Rays
057-1 Sunday 09/16/1956
Discusses the seven rays and their purpose in affecting the course of our lives, preferences and challenges common to each ray type. Each person has a main ray and a sub-ray, to achieve balance or synthesis. The seven rays have come from God and are part of the Divine plan for human evolution. Knowledge of the rays provides understanding of the differences, preferences and talents of each ray type. Discusses various body types and emotional preferences and differences in each type.
Changing our Level of Being
075-1 Sunday 09/08/1957
Describes Maurice Nicoll's four states of consciousness of mankind: Sleep of dreams; awakening; self-observation; masterhood-the achievement of objective consciousness. Notes that we would not desire change if there were not current powers, gifts that would enable us to achieve these realizations. There are hosts of individuals who have gone the path of spiritual evolution, who have achieved wholeness. From these beings comes an eternal heritage to us. Their impacts are constantly challenging us to desire change until we ourselves have achieved Masterhood.
Healing from the Spiritual Viewpoint (2 of 3)
082-1 Sunday 01/26/1958
We are more than body, we are God's. Inner meaning to parts of the body and how to keeping good health. Symbolism of the anatomy and the evolution of man. Importance of numbers representing parts of the body and life itself. Vital organs, blood, etc. Inner state of health. Change within self for healing come. We can't do it ourselves, we must rely on God.
The Feast of the Angels (3 of 3)
115-2 Sunday 08/16/1959
The Angel line is different from the human line. Life Motivation Wave instructs man throughout his evolution. Fallen Angels constitute third line of evolution. Angels surround man from their first experience on earth. Guardians remain with their charges at least to the third degree of initiation and often to Mastery. Next to our Guardians the Angel most watchful of man is the Angel of the Christ Presence. Angel line has three sexes, masculine, feminine and biune. The Angel of the Place serves Questhaven and her opposite, the angel of the Height, is stationed at Inspiration Point. Example of the noblewoman, St. Frances of Rome. Example of Peter in the Bible being freed from prison by a Protector Angel.
Studies in Greatness (3 of 3)
130-1 Sunday 05/29/1960
In this third talk on 'greatness', Flower explains that before our evolution is finished, each of us must attain the spiritualizing of the will and self-surrender that characterizes true greatness. This talk focuses on the illumined Initiate of Light Emanual Swedenborg, his growing clairvoyance, his ability to tune into the inner worlds with full waking consciousness, his description of three main groupings in the inner world and his willingness to reveal to mankind the inner experience to which we will all graduate.
The Major Paths We May Have Traveled
142-1 Sunday 12/04/1960
Discusses human evolutions beginnings in Gobi desert. States that each of Seven Rays has a main route in which persons have incarnated, in order to best learn the lessons of their ray. Mentions names of hallmark routes taken by persons of major rays: Sumerian Way is the second ray; Assyrian Way is the fourth ray; Minoan Way is the sixth ray. Traces major lifetimes (eras, locations, and civilizations) in which sixth ray persons incarnated in order to sharpen and refine their spirituality. Mentions locations of our future Evolution as well.
Man's Duty Regarding the Law of Evolution
154-1 Sunday 06/11/1961
This talk enlightens us to the esoteric interpretation of spiritual evolution beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Flower explains how humanity is meant to evolve ever Godward, and the role karma has on our spiritual growth. She reveals two keywords to help us on our spiritual journey-acceptance and patience.
Relation between Evolution and Regeneration
154-2 Sunday 06/18/1961
Attaining spiritual realization is our supreme need and our highest gift if we can achieve it in this lifetime. Flower asks us to ponder where he or she can look for guidance in achieving this goal. She refers to the words in the Bible; various Christian religions, including Christian Science beliefs as well as Catholicism; and ultimately, urges us to seek higher knowledge that lifts us to a new level of spiritual exploration. One in which spiritual evolution will reveal the revelations of deeper teachings. She tells us that each of us can behold the gifts of divinity, if we are willing to make the journey.
Jesu Joy of Man's 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 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.
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.
Three Routes of Progress
201-2 Sunday 10/14/1962
Talk based on research in Akashic records. States that every human life began in Mongolia; had countless incarnations in etheric bodies; then many lives in physical 'stone age' incarnations. Every person has a long history of life behind him, which has put him under many climates, races, and nations. Lists differeng life routes and civilizations taken by second, forth and sixth ray souls. Babylonia, China and Greece were major 'crossroads' incarnations, where persons of all rays meet about every fouth incarnation. Southern California is the 'Cradle of the New Race.'
The Staff of the Illumined
221-2 Sunday 04/21/1963
Perfected souls came with powerful inspiration. Their words have been recorded down to our present day. They have a message for us which shall outlast this planet's lifetime. When we consider what a soul undergoes in the journey of evolution through this human way, we know that the human career begins at the stage of individualization. There is a long vast journey of growth and unfoldment, and then at last the first degree of initiation, or rebirth, is achieved. When this stage comes, man becomes a part of a larger order. He becomes a member of the Great White Brotherhood, and he serves no longer his own unfoldment, but the development of the world. Then there is a later stage, of the fifth initiation, when the human evolution ceases, and the superhuman evolution begins.
Initiation: The Perfecting of Man
226-1 Sunday 06/23/1963
Flower explains the spiritual evolution of man, and how we humans eventually evolve to Lordship through the degrees of initiation. She describes each degree of initiation and gives examples of those who have aspired to each level, beginning with first-degree initiates, such as Walt Whitman, all the way up to sixth-degree initiates, which is the level of our Lord Christ.
Evolution and the Bible
236-1 Sunday 11/17/1963
Flower explains the esoteric perspective of human creation in relation to the Bible story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the scientific theory of evolution. Flower shares that both science and religion contain truth in their diverse theories on evolution. Science tells us that all life is evolving, that it is unfinished as yet. That is true for the physical side. Religion tells us that man was made in God's image, and that is true, but the two persons are different. Religion speaks of the inner man and science speaks of the outer one. They are not speaking of the same aspect, and if we understand that we can better realize how they can come into agreement at some time in the future.
The Great Path and How We Are Related to It
245-2 Sunday 04/05/1964
Regarding the purpose of life, Flower tells us that man incarnates on earth in order to find God here. She then recounts various states and conditions of human evolution along the upward Path, including testings or minor initiations of the four elements. Discusses alchemical transformations of the spirit, then describes qualities of each of the major degrees of initiation. Concludes with audience questions and answers. Talk given in Los Angeles.
273-1 Sunday 02/28/1965
Flower explains the restricting growth self-centeredness causes us in our personal evolution. Anyone who is selfish is a child who has not grown up into spiritual maturity. Flower shares examples of individuals who exemplified love and unselfishness. Love only wants to raise, to lift, and to help, love is kind and just. Love is gratitude in expression. Love is of God, and being of God it will bless the receiver as well as the possessor of this wondrous current. Let us remember all the days of our lives that we are to love, not as our personality self wants to love, not even as our higher self desires to love, but as our Lord loves.
The Masters of Wisdom and Their Work
316-1 Sunday 10/23/1966
This talk by Flower A. Newhouse offers descriptions, functions and responsibilities of Masters and Lords. She even touches on our future evolution toward Logoshood. This is an intimate talk where Flower shares personally how she receives guidance from the Great Ones as well as the Lord Christ's appearance to her in the mountains.
The Art of Cultivating and Controlling Thought Power
382-2 Sunday 02/16/1969
Let this vine be in you, which was, and is, in Christ Jesus. This is the goal of evolution. This is our innermost aim to come to that state of consciousness wherein the highest in us thinks through us and uses us as its channels. Flower describes how meditation can help us refine our mental body, and emphasizes the importance of choosing our thoughts, words, activities, and relationships from a higher level. If we do this, you can be that one in your field of service that lifts the whole atmosphere into a more wholesome place in which to function, wherein greater brotherhood or sisterhood is realized, where thoughts of a constructive order are given precedence over discord.
The Incarnating Soul
392-2 Sunday 06/01/1969
Flower poses questions asked by parents of a new baby, 'Where do you come from? Why are you here? Why have you come to me? How may I best help you?' and then uses the teachings of the Christ to answer those questions about all incarnating souls. Describes evolution of humankind, varying according to primary ray, from earliest lives in Mongolia up to the present. Lists fourth wave lifetimes (composite nations, blending). Mentions cosmic evolution within Solar system. Explains how parents can help their child's soul grow and evolve.
Consciousness Is Our Best Tool
428-2 Sunday 08/09/1970
Describes evolution of consciousness in mankind, from earliest lives to present, then extends to future higher inner world states. Progression from body consciousness, self-consciousness, awakening (spiritual) consciousness. Describes sheaths formed around our God Inbeing, the Divine Knower. Most spiritual-minded persons stand today are filled with an awakening that there is God in whom they live and move and have their being. this outer form they see is but the smallest part of Being which they are, and that behind and within Being itself is the divine Indweller forever one with God the whole.
Insights into the Destiny of the United States
466-2 Sunday 07/04/1971
America was destined by the great hierarchy of Just and Pure Souls Made Perfect in God to serve a spiritual purpose. This purpose concerned the fact that in our country centuries ago was prepared the seeds for a new civilization, a new seed bed of ideas. This talk was given in a time where Communism was a dark cloud over humanity, at a pivotal point in our human evolution. Flower explains the development of humanity from the beginning of time, and how in different time periods there were highly developed souls brought into a certain country to help lift and direct our evolution. America is the center of the 6th sub-root race, and despite its faults, is leading humanity to a higher place of development.
Sacred Fire and Its Control
468-1 Sunday 08/01/1971
On every plane where consciousness is active we find the sacred flame burning brightly. This holy flame gives us our life force. It enables a couple to reproduce and bring forth children. It is responsible for the light, the beauty, and the vision that the artist possesses. It is the enlightenment within the mystic. It is the mastery given given to the adept. Wherein we discover individuals who have done outstanding things for humanity and in the name of our Lord, we recognize individuals who were able to raise this sacred fire. This is the challenge of evolution and the goal of every Christian and every aspirant upon the path.
Christ's Past Present and Future Influence upon Us
528-2 Sunday 04/22/1973
What a day Easter signifies. Only our intuition can tell us of some of its meanings. Most of them go way beyond our comprehension. They are known to those of high development, a development beginning with Mastership. We realize that something mighty took place which Easter commemorates which will cause us to be indebted to that one who made it possible for all of our evolution. Flower shares from her personal memories of Christ and the Disciples.
Reasons behind Man's Will to Incarnate
539-1 Sunday 09/16/1973
Flower discusses the inner worlds and our need to return to earth by necessity or desire. The Kindel Archangel in charge of our evolution and life graphs explains our needs for next life. Young souls incarnate more rapidly than older ones. Experiences in inner worlds described and lessons learned. Discusses incarnations of some advanced souls, mentioning that Thoreau and Emerson were formerly friends in Greece with Plato and Aristotle. Advanced souls like Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin return to earth to serve humanity.
There Are No Dead
556-2 Sunday 05/26/1974
In this Memorial Sunday talk about death and transition, Flower A. Newhouse emphasizes that although the body dies, the person never dies but wears countless robes that wear out. She explains that following transition and a passage through the three electrical pools, persons are more vital, awake, and joyous and have a much more expanded consciousness than before their passing. She describes the evolution of man through the gradual improvement and refinement of each vehicle with new inheritance factors each lifetime, and discusses karmic marriages and the apparatus by which we become sensitive to the inner kingdoms. She stresses that there are no dead, but that each person knows transition and through that transition, transformation.
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 Hierarchy of Perfected Souls and The Master Mary
613-1 Sunday 08/15/1976
Masterhood is described, the completion of human evolution. In 1950 there was such an outflow of instruction and benediction from the Masters, the veils were very thin for about 10 years. Speaks of Life of Jesus. Mary in Palestine was 4th degree initiate, well-prepared; temple training. Parents were associated with Essenes. Describes family of Jesus. Good relationship with Joseph, both initiates. Of Joseph's 3 sons, 1 daughter James the Lesser was Flower's favorite. Immaculate Conception and Assumption discussed. Upon Masterhood, Mary chose her mission. Today she is considered to be the feminine exponent of Divinity, along with Kwan Yin, who is a master of the far East.
Christ Our Lord and Redeemer
681-1 Sunday 04/15/1979
Discusses evolution, preparation for life on earth, and review of one's life with Kindel Archangel upon return to inner worlds. Flower shares her personal memories of Christ.
The Cycle of Necessity: To Be Born on Earth
715-2 Sunday 08/17/1980
The plan of life is one that requires birth and death and return to birth and death many times. Flower describes reincarnation, explaining the purpose and need for this to aid our evolution. Defines karma as the law of causation, the law of action, the law of reaction and gives examples of karma as a mechanism for spiritual growth. Notes that with every overcoming our soul grows stronger. Lists three qualities that cause us to have either good or bad karma, according to the way we live them. Explains that we are all evolving toward masterhood.
Let Us Realize Angels Better
718-2 Sunday 09/28/1980
States that Angels are everywhere and part of Christian heritage. Churches don't often mention them. God created the Angel line of evolution including elementals, devas, Angels, Archangels, Archi, etc. long before human line. Lists several orders of Angels. Describes Angels' character, appearance and mode of communication. Lists Archangels at head of each ray. Describes character, appearance, and mode of communication of Angels. Describes person's Angel experiences.
Some Problems of Life
771-2 Sunday 10/17/1982
Reverend Newhouse talks about some problems we all have in living the life. How we can help those younger in evolution and how we need to be persistent in aiming for the highest we can be.