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by Flower A. Newhouse from 1950 to 1990

Flower A. Newhouse, circa 1940's

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Tests and How to Meet Them

Sunday, March 7, 1954 (003-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseTalk given in Los Angeles describes types of tests, how to meet them and reasons for spiritual testing. Determine each of four characteristics that are trying to be developed in us. Pray in order to meet this test and cause through our yearning for God a responsiveness and a new conditioning and develop a plan by which this problem can be transcended. Followed by 8 minutes of Q&A.

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Brief Specific Meditations and Thorough Depth Meditations

Sunday, October 31, 1954 (012-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseA focus on the importance of meditation and the individual preparation prior to one's meditation periods. Provides a variety of approaches to prayer and meditation along with examples of prayer customs in various cultures. Daily prayer and meditaion are the means by which the eternity consciousness and you will become completely linked.

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Pray Without Ceasing

Sunday, July 8, 1956 (051-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseStates why it is so important for mankind to pray and how we should carry out prayer effectively. Includes quotes from the Bible to support this and examples of situations where prayer is the catalyst to change.

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Healing in the Christian’s Experience

Sunday, March 31, 1957 (066-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhousePrayer and attitude of a patient play an important role in healing. Flower emphasizes the need to be flexible, teachable, and humble if we want to be healed.

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Our Soul Is Enlivened by Thought Word Deed and Effort

Sunday, July 28, 1957 (071-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe Reverend Flower A. Newhouse talks about prayer, love, faith, idealism, symbolism, and love of nature in striving to live in such a manner that more and more our consciousness and life is diffused by the soulic potentials and qualities and powers. (Incomplete Recording)

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Healing Power through Invocation

Sunday, September 29, 1957 (073-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe should be open to all means of healing. All of these instruments are God's channels. For most people who are ill, a rededication to more wholesome and far-reaching purposes is required. We must be aware of our motivation for illness and healing. Powerful invocations are important for healing prayers.

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Aids to Christian Healing

Sunday, October 27, 1957 (080-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseHealing opens us to higher faculties. We must desire to be healed, and be willing to bring about changes in ourselves in order to become whole. The four basic aids to healing: prayer, self-surrender, renewal of the mind and blazing creative trails to wholeness. Discussion of the role of the chakras.

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The Quest for Wholeness

Sunday, August 31, 1958 (093-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThere 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.

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Occult Factors at Work in Prayer

Sunday, October 16, 1960 (138-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower focuses on the two main reasons we pray–our need for God and our adoration for God. Flower explains why and how we should improve our prayer work. She describes what happens esoterically when prayers are said and how the Hierarchy aids our prayers. There are different types of prayers–prayers for healing, for upliftment, for attunement. They are too numerous to count. She uses Bible verses to support the importance of prayer and gives personal accounts of how prayers are answered.

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How Thoughts Influence Life

Sunday, April 23, 1961 (150-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseIn a talk giving in San Diego, Flower stresses the importance of being aware of and using rightly the power of our thoughts. You think a thought and it is a living thing. It is a moving thing. It is color. It is pattern. And the clearer your thought is in meditation or prayer, the larger the pattern of your thought will be as it moves along. If you are very reverent, your thought pattern will move up. It is very important for every Christian to arouse himself, to shake off the lethargy that has been upon him, and to see that his mind is fully dedicated to God because there is that above mind, which is much greater than mind, which will use all the forces of the mental powers in order to guide them, to instruct, to teach, to mold, to bless the energies of consciousness as well as of emotions and of the physical body and of the affairs in the world.

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Creative Prayer

Sunday, November 26, 1961 (165-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhousePeople pray out of reverence and respect for God. Man prays for things that he has not been able to fulfill themselves. Reverend Newhouse explains different forms of prayer, the attitude we should have to keep prayers ever living and fresh. Inspired by book, Creative Prayer, by Emily Herman.

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The Esoteric Value of Creative Faith

Sunday, May 20, 1962 (186-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower describes attributes and requirements of faith, giving specific insights as to how best to pray and envision for various needs. Discusses health, protection, and world conditions. Describes prayer archetypes, the Garden of Prayer, help being given by souls in the inner worlds in aiding prayer work. Concludes with audience questions and answers. Talk given in Los Angeles.

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Wielders of God’s Light

Sunday, August 5, 1962 (195-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower looks at Light, a part of the third aspect of the Trinity, and the channels of Light who made spirituality, education, refinement and civilization possible. She tells us that as we use our spiritual understanding, the frequencies and velocities of Light are seeking to channel our minds, conduct and bodies. She explains that souls who are balanced, self-controlled and wise are counseled, enriched and healed by the Light and as we tune into God's Light prayerfully we may receive answers to our problems.

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Michaelmas: Feast of the Angels

Sunday, September 30, 1962 (200-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseBeauty, 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.

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The Value of Creative Faith

Sunday, October 21, 1962 (204-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis talk was given at a church in New York and is on the subject of faith. Flower says that we can never have enough faith and faith must be intensified at every degree of our unfoldment, and when it is then we can walk freely and knowingly and joyously with God. She further explores how we can deepen our faith through our daily living, prayer work, and relationships with others. She concludes the talk by reminding us that through faith we are not limited by our circumstances.

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Silence and What It Is

Sunday, November 11, 1962 (205-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseDifferentiates Silence from prayer and meditation. Describes three stages in Silence: conditioning ourselves for divine reception, standing receptively in God's light, entering a higher state of being. States that Silence is entering the boundary of God's great country of the Eternal. Gives keynotes of Silence, including stillness, joy and expectancy.

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Meditation and What It Can Be

Sunday, November 25, 1962 (207-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe Rev. Flower A. Newhouse explains that in the devotional life, there are three companions which usually work together: silence, the practice of prayer, and the practice of meditation. Meditation is thought along a specific line with the intention of our being able to relate to that ideal to be able to go forth from the meditation into living, applying it realistically and truly.

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Keep This Day Fortified

Sunday, October 13, 1963 (233-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower A. Newhouse shares ideas from her earlier booklet, The Armor of the Spiritual Life, telling us we are each given the same number of hours in the day to bring forth the best we can. She suggests putting spiritual armor around ourselves in the form of various aspects of prayer, meditation, concentration, contemplation, previsioning the day, light-treatment and triple ring-pass-not of the white light of Christ. She explains that Masterhood begins right where we are, and as we train ourselves we will be flooded by the Light of God-inspired effort and growth.

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Visualization

Sunday, January 26, 1964 (239-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe first segment of this talk addresses the function of the Holy Trinity and how we should focus our prayers to the different aspects of God. The second segment is on the importance of visualization, particularly in our meditations and prayer work. Flower compares the spiritual aspirations and meditation techniques of the Eastern student, for example a Zen student, to that of the Western spiritual student, specifically Christian and the use visualization as a tool in meditations and prayer work.

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The Importance of Idealization and Visualization

Sunday, August 22, 1965 (285-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis is an excellent talk describing the use of visualization in meditation and prayer work. Flower specifically walks the listener through the use of this tool step-by-step. She explains the importance of having good prayers and meditations and why visualization is key to attaining this. She then gives specific examples of individuals who use visualization to attain their goals. She encourages us to use this in our everyday life to make our ideals reality.

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Thought Dynamics

Sunday, January 16, 1966 (297-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseMan's mind is his most potential as well as his most neglected instrument. We are responsible for our thoughts. Description of how our atoms are used when our physical life ends. Flower described three levels of our minds: sub-conscious, conscious, and super-conscious. Flower's advice to a woman suffering from depression. We should dwell in a consciousness of agelessness. Talk includes Flower and Lawrence's discovery of Questhaven. Description of forms, color and movement of our thoughts and prayers. We must erase negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones.

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Gratitude: A Quality of Spiritual Maturity

Sunday, November 19, 1967 (342-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseBefore we celebrate the initiation of rebirth and regeneration or our Lord's holy birth in us, we know the cleansing and the benediction of gratitude. Our Lord always prefaced his requests by giving thanks before he spoke for the good that he sought. Give thanks before something happens to you, and live in the expectancy and the wonder of that for which you ask and that very likely which you need. Prayers would not have any importance, any power in them, unless they have been prefaced by this feeling of gratefulness. Giving thanks is an absolute spiritual necessity for us. The constant rhythm of gratitude causes the circulation of the powers of the Soul and the Adonai to seep into and penetrate our personality selves.

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The Glory of Harvest

Sunday, November 24, 1968 (375-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWe are cleansed through gratitude. Gratitude is one of the chief characteristics and requirements of illumination. The other two are love and humility. Stories are shared that emphasize the importance this great quality. We need to give thanks for all things, including our testings. Begin and end the day with a prayer of thanksgiving. Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

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Manhood and Fatherhood

Sunday, June 15, 1969 (394-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseMan reflects the fatherhood of God and on earth man is dominant. Spiritually the woman is more dominant and active on the inner planes. Questions and answers concerning the Seven Rays, how they were created and sent into manifestation. Psychopaths are soulless and ultimately are returned to primal essence. How a Guardian Angel chooses her charge. Christ was not an Archangel. Prayer thought forms and how they work. St. Germaine is now Master Ragoczy.

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Hail to Those Who have Achieved Mastership

Sunday, August 3, 1969 (397-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseMasters choose one of these areas of service: help humanity; enter spirit of Everlasting God-blending into or melting into God; or enter into Nirvana for total contemplation, meditation and prayer. There are councils throughout different seasons of our year. Major festivals in which Masters, Lords and Logi meet to celebrate and to hold a baptism for this solar system.

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Extending Our Inner Life of Prayer

Sunday, June 20, 1971 (465-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis talk not only emphasizes the importance of prayer in daily living, but gives specific instructions in improving one's prayer work. We are reminded that prayer is a necessary part of the dedicated Christian's life. Flower gives examples of how prayer can make a difference in our lives, and how prayers that are brief, but from the heart, are the most effective. She says that Prayer offers us communion with the Divine Pray-er in us. That Divine Presence of God Indwelling can pray to its own Divine Source or speak through us thus.

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The Great Reality of Angels

Sunday, September 28, 1975 (590-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseWhen persons find that Angels are realities, they usually come with such surprise to the finding! Early Christian fathers tell about visitation of the Angels in times of prayer and again at junctures of crisis. These Great Ones are still, as they have been all through the centuries, with us. They are Intelligences of an older order of life, much older than human beings. Because of that They are wiser and stronger, and for that reason They are entrusted with duties to help the Christ Cause. There is no selfishness in Angels, there is no ego. There is only obedience and immediate changing of Themselves when necessary for a larger good to come through. They are patient and devoted; their spirituality is pure. Their creativity is tremendous, and always inspiring. One keynote above every other virtue is great joyousness.

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Improving Our Prayers and Meditations

Sunday, February 1, 1976 (599-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseRev. Flower A. Newhouse discusses the importance of purifying our consciousness, and to live within the ever expanding consciousness of God awareness, God Presence.

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The Inner Dimension of Prayer

Sunday, January 16, 1977 (624-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThis talk describes the importance of praying rightly and how we can each contribute to world peace, world happiness, and world progress when we learn to pray more effectively. Flower lists the different aspects of prayer and gives examples of how we should pray. She describes what happens on the inner when we pray. She also shares how important it is to think of God when we are praying and to find new ways to address His Presence each time we pray. She tells us, 'God is unlimited and man, when his heart and his being functions rightly, is too, in his faith. And the way is open for all. Walk in it and be charged by it.'

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Understanding the Dark Night of the Soul

Sunday, February 24, 1980 (703-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseExtensive excerpts from Manly Hall's book, Dark Night of the Soul. Examples also from Guidepost book, The Unlimited Power of Prayer. The dark night of the soul is a testing time wherein we feel psychological pain, stress, confusion and suffering. Those times are difficult, but they are not impossible. So when you have a very serious form of testing, realize that a part of you is trying to be lifted up into a new level of being. Qualities needed include simplicity, humility, spiritual love, silence, spiritual disciplines.

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Gratitude: the Mark of an Old Soul

Sunday, November 23, 1980 (722-2)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseGratitude expressed at Thanksgiving. Shares the story of Pilgrims and how Thanksgiving came to be a national holiday. It takes several days to develop a grateful attitude to properly celebrate Thanksgiving. We should keep a journal of items we are thankful for. We should be continuously thankful, not just for our material blessings, but for our spiritual teachings, and for the blessings of the Christ. To be truly grateful, we must see the good in testings. Includes the legend of three horsemen who were directed to gather pebbles which were turned into jewels. Hierarchy listen to our prayers of gratitude.

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Christ and the Knights of the Round Table

Sunday, April 19, 1981 (733-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseEvery power of good and every prayer and meditation take us into Christ's presence. John Muir came to Christ during his visit to Rome and after that he lived for Christ. Malcolm Muggeridge came to Christ by observing Mother Teresa's selfless work. Quotes given from Manly Hall's book The Mystical Christ. Quotes given from Roy Trevivian's TV interview of Malcolm Muggeridge. Flower described music in Wagner's Parsifal. Christ dwells in a state of super-consciousness and when He wishes is conscious of everything going on in the world.

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More Realizations of Prayer

Sunday, August 9, 1981 (741-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseThe Divine Presence is everywhere around us, living and dynamic. Learn the art and practice of effective prayer, learn to be more awake on the inner. Attunement to divine presence is the secret of successful prayer, also brevity.  Being brief, the thought forms are more potent as they go forth to accomplish the good.

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The Valentine is a Symbol of the Heart Chakra

Sunday, February 13, 1983 (780-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseFlower describes the appearance of the heart chakra under different conditions and in different inner bodies. Describes prayer thought forms of love. States that love is the most transforming quality, next to reverence. Lists types of love including instinctive, personal, impersonal agape, and spiritual love, and gives examples of each. Has us ask ourselves - Are we giving enough love? Is love active in us? Are we caring for other people?

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Our Gift to Christ

Sunday, December 18, 1983 (802-1)

Lecture by Flower A. NewhouseGiving Christ a gift at Christmas is one of the most important things we can do every single Christmas eve. It should be a specific gift, not a general gift. There are direct and indirect gifts. We should renew the pledge daily, and as we do so, the thought form of the gift grows. The Christ gives to us all year long. A discussion of the appearance of prayer forms. You want to be in a special place when you give your gift. Story of a young boy who gives a blind woman a Christmas tree. Describes being in the mountains with Lawrence on Christmas Eve.

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