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
Increasing Our Appreciation of God in Nature (3 of 3): Consciousness Side of the Mysteries of Nature
051-1 Sunday 06/24/1956
When in nature we must practice unification, adoration and wonder. Quotes and experiences in nature from mystics and naturalists. Sufi teaching regarding various stages of consciousness. Days have cyclic changes just as the year has seasons.
Spiritual Qualities Maytime Represents
100-1 Sunday 05/04/1958
A discussion of the Vernal festival, celebrating springtime from a spiritual aspect, the benefits of being in nature. The difference of the powers present and felt in spring compared to those in winter and at Christmas. Spring as a time of renewal. Benefits of the sun in springtime.
128-2 Sunday 04/24/1960
A new season begins the week after Easter. There is a distinct change is what we are receiving spiritually. We receive from the powers of nature. Nature is an enlightener that can be approached in our gardens or in the wilderness. To learn from nature, we must concentrate on the message of each place. Living in the city can desensitize us, but in the wilderness, we are spiritually reinvested. Trees should be a special love of the spiritual Christian. Nature has lessons for all of us, deep strong, true, creative, ever changing.
Winter's Value to the Soul
180-1 Sunday 03/25/1962
Flower discusses symbolic meanings of the seasons and expands upon winter's lessons, both from an outer and an inner standpoint. Mentions Gladys Taber and Thoreau as naturalists who loved and learned much from winter. Describes winter's testings and challenges physically, psychologically and spiritually; indicates how we are to react to these from a spiritual viewpoint.
The Earth Is the Lord's and the Fullness Thereof
185-2 Sunday 05/06/1962
Maytime brings in the Vernal Festival we are in. The intelligences of nature shine out their rays of beneficence and give to the earth their wonderful rituals, their great festivals, and their initiations. And all who are awake and all who are in some way sensitive are conscious of the fact that Maytime is not only a season of loveliness, it is a period in the calendar of the earth when the earth initiates itself into more conscious everlastingness.
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.
Hail to Those Who have Achieved Mastership
397-1 Sunday 08/03/1969
Masters 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.
The Inner Values of Summer
422-2 Sunday 06/21/1970
The summer solstice ushers in a time when we should attune ourselves more fully to nature, to learn from nature. Flower recounts the experiences in nature of many nature mystics and naturalists. She explains how we can benefit by being in nature during the summer months.
Glory of Angelhood
472-2 Sunday 09/26/1971
An Angel has already had 124 initiations; first as elemental creature, then a deva, and then at long last the development of Angelhood. Astonishing beauty enfolded in color mists, and only the face, head and throat, the hands and sometimes arms, and the feet are visible. The rest is like a cloud of light about them. According to their degree of unfoldment and also their specific way of serving will the great Angels have a color aura. An Angel's eyes are very large. More orders than we can imagine, working for the world. Flower describes many of these orders: Elohim; national, state and city Angels; Angels of Time, Years, Centuries, Seasons; Angels of North, South, East, West; Planetary Angels at chakras; Solar Angels; St Michael and Warrior hosts; Angels in charge of animals; many more.
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.
Angels in the Life of Man
540-1 Sunday 09/30/1973
Flower describes ranks, orders and beings from the Angelic Kingdom, who all give allegiance to Christ. Closest to us is our Guardian Angel, who helps us grow and confers minor initiations. Gives many examples of different types of Angels, such as Angels of Truth, Angels of Weather, Angels of Wisdom, Healing Angels (Healing Angels present at shrines also, such as Guadalupe and Fatima), Warrior Angels, Angels of the Seasons, Color Angels, Music Angels. When happy, Angels smile and release a burst of color.
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.'
Maytime's Inner Mysteries
657-2 Sunday 05/07/1978
It means so much to those who are so much greater than men for human beings to look up and into the world of God. There they stand bringing to us a new love of the outdoors. A love of everything which refines us, ennobles us, and brings us into deeper appreciation of beauty, whether it is in a song, or a symphony, or a poem, whether it is a painting we see or the real natural mural of the out-of-doors. If we allow our hearts to express this season more than our minds we, through feeling, will intuitionally tune into the great, great Hierarchy of Divine Servers which is about us at this time.
789-1 Sunday 06/19/1983
Those persons who love nature become nature mystics and these mystics are the very ones who can tell us things about nature that we might not tune into ourselves. They have seen into the depths of nature. They don't see just trees and sunshine and the beauty of the arrangement of the landscape, they sense presence and they sense power and they receive vitality in a new way. Flower shares some of her own experiences in nature, and those of other well-known nature mystics.