Here you'll find a complete list of recorded lectures, available on CD-ROM or for download, given by Rev. Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990.
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A Lesson in Symbolism (001a2 Sunday 8/9/1953)
Throughout the mists of time great teachers spoke of mysteries in the language of symbols so that these truths would be obvious only to the advanced who would understand them. Flower A. Newhouse shares the inner meaning of a variety of symbols from mystics, religions, nature, and dreams. Excerpts...
Increasing Our Appreciation of God in Nature Retreat (3 of 3): Consciousness Side of the Mysteries of Nature (051-1 Sunday 6/24/1956)
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. Excerpts...
The Courts of the Faithful (098-2 Sunday 11/9/1958)
Most important trait for those who love God is the quality of faithfulness to God. Mystics have to explain things in such a way that the heart understands. They have robust righteousness, indomitable integrity, unflinching, uncompromising in what they consider to be right. They demonstrate self-commitment of utter humility. Mystics are full of the romance of beauty. Extensive info on Evelyn Underhill and William James. Excerpts...
Adventures in Christian Mysticism (107-2 Sunday 4/5/1959)
Flower Newhouse explores a mystic's direct, first-hand experience of union with God, the efforts a mystic makes to become attuned and awakened to God, the mystic's need for openness and expansiveness beyond logical reasoning, the three stages of Christian Mysticism, and the personal experiences of some well-known Christian Mystics. Excerpts...
Adventures in Christian Mysticism (124-1 Sunday 2/21/1960)
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. 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. Excerpts...
Christian Mysticism Retreat (3 of 3): Conclusion (133-2 Sunday 7/17/1960)
Flower explains that man can experience reality if he prepares himself in order to do so. The way of mysticism begins in a longing for God to be known directly. When an individual Christian takes up his Lord's challenge personally, he comes to the third phase of Christian mysticism, self-surrender. From self-surrender he moves to a fourth experience, consecration. All that matters is sincerity for the life practice of Christ's holy channelship, is that God is to be all-in-all. Excerpts...
The Inner Side of Loneliness (134-2 Sunday 7/31/1960)
Addressing those who suffer from loneliness, Flower makes a distinction between feeling lonely and of being alone or having time to one's self. One can be solitary without feeling lonely. In fact, some of the greatest mystics have been solitary figures in that at times they would withdraw into purposeful aloneness. And all of us need that kind of aloneness in order to be well, in order to be creative, and in order to formulate plans intelligently and such, but this repeated isolation and withdrawal from people is another matter, and its springs are within or rise out of negativity. Flower indicates that loneliness mainly grows out of an improper direction of our feelings and gives instruction on how to climb out of our feelings of loneliness. Above all, she stresses the importance of seeking a stronger relationship with God. Excerpts...
The Life of Arthur E. Waite the Great English Mystic Author and Literary Critic (170-2 Sunday 1/14/1962)
Summary of the life and work of Arthur Edward Waite, an English mystic and writer, who Flower describes as one of the most luminous writers of Christian mystics that one would desire to read. He is one of the most inspired, most scholarly, most challenging. We do well to pay attention to any of his works because they speak of a high romance of spirit. They point our ways to the great mysteries of eternity, far better than do most writers. He is a man who speaks with authority and the light of the ever-living illumination is upon him. He speaks t through all his words. Excerpts...
More about Christian Mysticism (176-1 Sunday 3/4/1962)
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. Excerpts...
Added Insights into Christian Mysticism (194-1 Sunday 7/22/1962)
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. Excerpts...
Living above the Visible (255-2 Sunday 7/26/1964)
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. Excerpts...
Meaningful Extracts from Baron von Hugel (293-1 Sunday 12/5/1965)
Gives biographical data of, and spiritual insights from Baron Friedrich von Hugel, Evelyn Underhill's spiritual director. Considers him second degree initiate with much of third degree work completed. Describes his fearlessness and states that he was a spiritual giant. It was he who brought Underhill to Christ, she having previously been theocentric. Quotes extensively from von Hugel's letters. Analyzes, interprets, comments on his sayings. Excerpts...
Joys of Christian Mysticism (348-2 Sunday 1/21/1968)
Flower explains how Christian Mysticism compares to traditional, fundamental Christianity and what is required spiritually to follow the Christian Mystic pathway. Examples of saints who were Christian Mystics. Excerpts...
The Influence of the Angels (372-1 Sunday 9/29/1968)
This Michaelmas talk reveals the vastness of the Angel Kingdom and emphasizes the importance of being aware of this higher level of Beings. Flower shares insights from Gustav Davidson's dictionary on the Angels, along with references to Angels in the Bible and by other Christian Mystics. It is an informative and fascinating journey into another realm. She reminds us that the Angels need and deserve our honor, and that we shall give them forever. Excerpts...
The Inner Values of Summer (422-2 Sunday 6/21/1970)
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. Excerpts...
The Mystical Experience (450-1 Sunday 2/21/1971)
Mysticism is the practice of the art of Divine Union. It is the endeavor of the soul to draw nearer to God. For that reason it uses all of a man, and claims all of him. Of all the approaches to God, it is the only one that knows synthesis. Flower defines mysticism, gives many examples of mystical traits, behaviors, and examples of mystics in many fields of art, music, religion, literature. Excerpts...
Christian Mysticism and What it Is (694-1 Sunday 10/21/1979)
An overview of the history, meaning and language of Christian Mysticism, what it is and is not, the desires, beliefs, practices and nature of mystics, examples of the writings and personal experiences of mystics and a brief discussion of other forms of mysticism. Excerpts...
Summertime Ideals (789-1 Sunday 6/19/1983)
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. Excerpts...
The Christward Ministry has a complete list of recorded lectures given by Flower A. Newhouse between 1950 and 1990. All lectures can be purchased on CD-ROM and newly digitized talks are now being offered as Audio Downloads!
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The Masters of Wisdom and Their Work
Holy Expectancy–Living the Life
Why We are Here
Man's Duty Regarding the Law of Evolution
Determinism Versus Free Will
Values to Be Derived from Power Tides and Cycles
What Religion Is Attempting to Achieve
Why the Reality of Angels Is Vital to Our Age
Our Very Important Guardian Angels
Christian Mysticism and What It Is
Understanding the Seven Rays
Man's Ties with His Country
Walking in Beauty
The Priestess of the Home
The Akashic Records
The Meaning of Open-Key Periods
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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
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Christian Mysticism is simply a method of reverence and devotion to God. It is a path of attainment which leads to the Divine Reality–to first-hand knowing of God. The mystical path stresses the way of Divine union with God through illumination.
The Living Christ is the Lord of Angels and of men and the model of our own becoming. His service is the broadcasting of the Divine Christ Spirit, the light of redemption. His influence awakens in us the Christing of our own natures.
The Way of Discipleship is a way of drawing ever closer to the Divine Presence. It is a voluntary surrender of the entire self to the service of God. It pays great attention to spiritual realities and goals inspiring us toward inner growth.
Meditation and Prayer are the disciplines that most directly draw us Godward and into the inner worlds. During these moments, we consciously purify ourselves of worldly or personal preoccupations and center ourselves wholly upon consciousness of God.
The Angelic Kingdom consists of beings created by God. They, like mankind, press toward the goal of perfection and union with the Supreme Spirit. Angels are purer and more spiritual than man. Their very spirituality readily makes them mediators between Heaven and Earth.
Nature provides healing and enlightenment. When wisely trod, the path to God through nature employs every faculty inherent in man. In nature, beauty shines in all its pristine essence before us. It is for us to newly discover and translate this beauty to our spirits and our senses.
Reincarnation is the realization that life is a school, striving to awaken and quicken the Divinity within us, striving to bring man from primitive stages of unfoldment to that of greater and more glorious awareness.
The life and writings of Flower A. Newhouse are those of a Christian mystic, and her insights into the inner realms of life provide us with a path to wholeness that she called "Living the Life." These teachings are not doctrine, but a practical guide to the direct, immediate experience of God. Flower's mission was also to reawaken humanity to the reality of angels, a work she began with her first book in 1937, and added to in many published writings and in recorded lectures.
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Major Retreats are held to celebrate the annual festivals of Easter, Michaelmas, and Christmas.
Jun 22-23 Vernal Retreat
Annual Celebration of The Arts and Nature
Aug 10 Masters Silent Retreat
Annual Day of Silent Attunement and Dedication
Sep 27-29 Michaelmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Angel Kingdom
Dec 20-22 Christmas Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Coming
Apr 18-20 Easter Retreat
Annual Celebration of the Christ Resurrection
are held every Sunday at 10:45 a.m. in the Church of the Holy Quest, with music, meditation, prayer and a spoken message.
Audio recordings of past talks.
May 5 Living a Christ-filled Life
Rev. Hal Lingerman
May 12 The Many Expressions of Motherhood
Rev. Elizabeth Wood
May 19 Expanding Our Perception: Learning to Listen
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
May 26 The Continuity of Life
Captain Dan Willis
Jun 2 The Importance of Spiritual Travel
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jun 9 Expanding our Understanding of the Healing Ways of Jesus
Feature Guided Healing in Christ Meditation
Rev. Miara Wiltshire
Jun 16 Christ's Beatitudes: Finding Harmony of Male and Female
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Jun 23 Vernal Retreat: Expanding Our Perception: Learning to See
Rev. Jonathan Wiltshire
Jun 30 The Law of Freedom
Rev. Myrna Triggs
Jul 7 The Inner Influence of Our Zodiac Signs
Rev. Blake Isaac
Jul 14 Life's Lessons and Legacies
Jul 21 Living the Lord's Prayer: A Sharing of Lawrence Newhouse
Rev. Hal Lingerman
Classes and Workshops are offered regularly on Christward principles, prayer, meditation, healing, and artistic expression.
View our Calendar for an up-to-date list of the Classes and Workshops currently being offered.
World Prayer is practiced each Friday at noon in Chapelito. Join us here, or from wherever you are, in group prayer for the blessing of our planet, humanity, and all life.
Finding Your True North Classes are held each Monday at 1:00 p.m. in the Academy. These classes are designed to help us find ways into God's Presence, using Flower A. Newhouse's western approach to meditation. Early lessons were posted online at /findtruenorth.
Wisdom Classes are led by Rev. Blake Isaac and held on alternating Tuesdays, at 7:30 p.m. in Chapelito.
Pranic Healing Clinics are conducted on the first Sunday of each month in the Questahven Academy from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Learn more at pranichealingsd.com.
PanEuRhythmy is danced most early mornings near the Labyrinth. This dance-exercise-meditation opens us to the presence and power of Spirit within ourselves and the universe. Learn more at paneurhythmy.us.
Servers in Action Days are on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon. This is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and service to Questhaven.