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
The Quest for Wholeness
093-2 Sunday 08/31/1958
There is a growing acceptance of the power of spiritual healing. Illness can be cured when the person is treated holistically - mind, body, emotions, spirit. Examples of severe illnesses that were cured through spiritual means. Discusses the need for those giving healing prayers to be pure channels of healing energy.
Duty's Great Purpose
117-1 Sunday 09/13/1959
Flower Newhouse teaches us the importance of living a purposeful, dedicated Christ-consecrated life. We have a karmic duty to our parents, our children, our sisters and brothers, our husbands or wives, our friends, our spiritual family and a duty to God for the upliftment of mankind. If we fail to give service in these relationships, our penalties are compounded with interest and we will face a lack of caring similar to what we inflict on others. Our tendency is to rejoice in some relationships and evade others, but dharma, the principle of right selection, is the law for the evolving soul. When we grow in spiritual stature and understand duty we can no longer fail.
Studies in Progress (4 of 4): Progress through Karma and Dharma
132-1 Sunday 06/26/1960
Flower explains the law of Karma and how it is applied in the continuity of life. She also explains the meaning of Dharma, 'the right selection of the best means for canceling out unpleasantness.' She gives examples of both karma and dharma at work in different person's lives. She also lists several well-known individuals who believe in reincarnation or the continuity of life.
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.
Determinism Versus Free Will
218-2 Sunday 03/24/1963
We have free will to choose how we respond to life's challenges. We have sown seeds in the past which result in the harvest we experience now. Examples are given to illustrate how we can transcend karma and make our lives meaningful. The message is given to live our lives to the very last moment with determination to grow and improve constantly-meeting every situation with love.
Unknown Forces behind Strange Events
225-1 Sunday 06/09/1963
Explanations of why unexplained things happen. Includes research and writings on paranormal events. People disappearing and never found again. Gives examples of many strange happenings that prove there is a fourth dimension.
In What Ways Will the Past Influence the Present?
260-1 Sunday 09/06/1964
Flower gives excellent examples of people's problems and why they are having them in this lifetime; showing how the past does influence the present.
The Esoteric Side of the Taking and Keeping of Promises
271-2 Sunday 02/07/1965
Flower first speaks about the importance of keeping one's word. She describes esoterically what occurs when we make a promise or pledge to ourselves, someone or something else. She tells us that those who are insincere have karmic consequences. Flower then shares spiritual impressions from different music numbers that a group of listeners responded to. Flower shares her own impressions along with those of the group. The talk concludes with a led meditation that pledges the participant to God.
The Esoteric Side of Freeing Oneself from Creating New Karma
272-2 Sunday 02/21/1965
To be free of adverse karma we must work to overcome ourselves, desire to understand and grow from life's lessons and a desire to be part of the new. Flower described ways that we create new karma, rather than freeing it. Examples are given of ways to change negative habits into positive ones. Our present conditions are a result of our past actions. To end karma we must work out the old and not create it. Description of major and minor karma, and dharma. Cruelty to persons or animals brings disastrous circumstances. Spiritual healing and karma. New mental and astral bodies are created each lifetime.
Plausible Explanations Regarding Certain Enigmas
274-1 Sunday 03/21/1965
Much of the material for this talk was taken from Frank Edwards book, Strange World. In regard to strange and scientifically unexplained earthly events, Flower shares possible spiritual explanations for these occurrences. From nature mysteries to 'boy wonders' she tells story after story of strange phenomena that have baffled mankind over the years. Let us appreciate it when it happens, but let it always remind us that the Creator who made us and this world and this cosmos is greater than any of His laws. And at any time He wishes He can supersede them, which He sometimes does to our amazement.
The Activity of Karma in our Daily Lives
315-1 Sunday 10/09/1966
The most potent forms of transformation are the result of suffering and the willing acceptance of meeting whatever confronts us in a constructive way. Each day our actions are sowing seeds for the future. Of the sixty billion humans in existence only a small percentage incarnate at any one time. Division of masculine and feminine poles occurred about 25 million years ago, and ultimately they come together again and become androgynous. Describes the three kinds of karma. It is our Monad who needs the experience of growth, strengthening, conquest and mastery. Flower gave several examples of karmic relationships of people she counseled, including consequences of polygamy and polyandry. All healing is karmic.
The Law of Causation
416-1 Sunday 03/22/1970
Flower shares principles to remember when tested. Man is the creator of his circumstances; we cannot receive what we have not caused; and, man comes of age spiritually when he recognizes the law of cause and effect. We should never be critical of others when they are being tested. A comparison given of assassinations of Jack Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. Example of Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes Booth) saving the life of Robert Lincoln (Abraham Lincoln's son). Example of General Jackson saving the life of William McKinley during the Civil War. Example of Ribald Tilling, the German scientist who was killed by the robot bomb he invented.
Man's Ties with His Country
610-1 Sunday 07/04/1976
Rev. Flower A. Newhouse commemorates the 200th anniversary of our nation's independence. This independence came about through great sacrifice, courage and wisdom. That wisdom came in from the the Phoenician's who gave our country its spirit of enterprise, and the Ancient Greeks who gave us our ideals for justice. Flower explains America's spiritual heritage and the greatness of our Founding Fathers and the American Spirit.
Our Thoughts and Acts Create Records
702-1 Sunday 02/10/1980
Every one of your thoughts, your emotions, and your actions leaves a pattern in the atmosphere around you, even the most trivial of your thoughts and your feelings. And these patterns live for a time. It is true that those that are insignificant in value disappear very gradually and only those thoughts and energies which contained great power, either the power that was good or that was destructive, are apt to be resident in your aura even today, unless you changed. And when you become more than you were, when you had a terrible temper or you did something not quite honest, or you express some feeling of animosity to an individual, when you outgrow feelings of that kind and possibilities of that kind then, of course, all the old things are disintegrated by the light of your new creations that are on a much higher level.
The Mystery Underlying Suffering
705-1 Sunday 03/23/1980
Flower tells us that the more we know about realities such as suffering and evil, the better we are able to meet them. She explains that the mystery behind suffering is two-fold: 1) it is the purifier and 2) it is the means by which we are brought to truth about ourselves. She describes the work of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and tells us that the way of acceptance of suffering is strengthening and transforming. She stresses that it is so important to work on ourselves to our last breath in this body and that much of our suffering, especially minor suffering, is brought by our own wrong attitudes, prejudices, stubbornness, closed minds, greed, fearfulness and lack of discrimination.
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.
Past Life Leftovers
794-1 Sunday 08/28/1983
You are a composite of everything you've ever done, thought and felt, both constructively and destructively. You have lived many times, always with the uplift of being improved upon in the last incarnation. There are two types of karma that affect us as we go through life and even our expression of existence in the inner worlds. They are karma which is due, and deferred karma.