Jesus, Demons, Mediums, and the Afterlife

Validity of the
afterlife recordings

David Thompson
recordings: 2006

Reunions in the afterlife

Voices of people
in the afterlife

Why people in the
afterlife speak to us

Characteristics of
the afterlife

Developing a
medium group

Afterlife messages about spirit and existence

Recording of a Roman woman singing

Christianity and Spiritual Growth

The Greater Reality


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Library of Leslie Flint Seances
Alphabetically by first name


George Woods, Betty Greene, and others audio taped Leslie Flint's seances since 1955. They began by using paper and wire tapes and continued with magnetic tape on a standard reel-to-reel tape recorder.

They were not audio experts, so the quality of the recordings is very uneven. For American listeners, the added accents, from British through Scotch and Indian, will make some of the recordings difficult to understand. However, the rich texture and wisdom are worth the effort to listen.

The recordings are in Quicktime and Windows Media . You will often hear Mickey, Flint's cockney-voiced control or a guide such as "Dr. Marshal" opening the seance.

Some of the transcripts were developed by The Survival Books Organization (http://survivalbooks.org/).

To see a list of names only, without descriptions, and the links to the seances, click here.


Queen Alexandra of Denmark
Queen Alexandra was the Queen Consort of Edward VII of England. In this seance, she stressed that the only important thing in life is to do God's work. We must view Earthly life internationally rather than nationally, and interact with one another irrespective of class or creed or color or language.

27 minutes, recorded in 1960

Recording quality: Excellent
Voice clarity: Excellent

Alfred Frost
Alfred Frost said he was in his garden when he felt a little odd, and he just died. His daughter came to where he had fallen and, seeing him lying on the ground, dropped the cup she had in her hand and screamed. Then he saw his wife, but she had passed away years before and looked so young that it took him a little while to realize it was her.

He sounded a little frustrated that people aren't taught about death so they could realize the fact that the deceased are still alive, just in another form. He stayed on the Earth plane for a while, hoping to cheer up his daughter, "but it was useless," he said.

He explained that there are great expanses of gardens there, with beautiful music playing. There are children all around. He said he was always interested in carving on Earth, and wanted to do beautiful carvings but couldn't. Now he does carves things.

He continued by stressing again that people on the Earth side of life just have to get the idea that his is a real world. It's a solid reality. "We progress slowly," he explained. He described souls who have been there for centuries upon centuries who are more developed. He explained that there's no need for machinery. He then explained the essence of what life is like in the afterlife. "Everything is within youself, what you are, what you will do, what you will become," he explained. He then explained how hauntings come from earthbound spirits.

23 minutes,recorded 1968

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Somewhat clear after an unclear beginning

Alfred Higgins
Alfred Higgins died in a hospital bed after fatally injuring himself in a fall from a ladder. Higgins' seance shows what it is like when a person on the other side of life is trying to contact his wife and friends at the old pub. His guide on the other side teaches him how to influence a living person to know his presence or actually hear his "voice." Higgins tries it on his grieving wife. He stood close to her while she was peeling potatoes, and thought his wife's name. She dropped the knife she was holding and ran out of the room crying. When he focused on one of his friends at the pub, his friend put his drink down and said to the other friends sitting with him, "Did you hear that?" However, he didn't let his friends know what he had just sensed.

Higgins works on his wife to get her to go to a Spiritualist church. She finally goes and Higgins focuses on the medium to get a message through. The medium gets part of it, but botches the rest. He then gets through a very pointed message about a ring his wife has. She is then convinced he is OK.

24 minutes, recorded 1963

Recording quality: Very good
Voice clarity: Very good

Alfred Pritchett
died 1917 or 1918 in WWI
Alf Pritchett died in battle during WWI. In this seance, he explains his amazement that he was running past the enemy who were coming toward him and they didn't seem to see him. A fellow soldier and friend named Billie Smart who had been killed two months before appears to him coming out of a bright light. He learns that he had been killed in the battle. His friend takes him to a large white building called a "reception station," where Pritchett speaks with other soldiers who have recently crossed over. He learns about the afterlife from them. After a while, he goes with Billie Smart to a place with a beautiful fountain where music is being played. Pritchatt sits down to enjoy it and realizes a beautiful young woman is sitting next to him. He doesn't know her, but she explains that she is Lily, his sister who had died in infancy. She explains that he is going to live with her and she is going to take care of him.

23 minutes,recorded 1968

Recording quality: Excellent
Voice clarity: Very good

Alice Green
Alice Green came through in a seance with Leslie Flint, George Woods, and Betty Green on December 18, 1967. She attended her own funeral and afterward, sat at the house listening to people talking about her. She saw her husband coming, who had died 40 years before in the First World War. They walked into a town and people she knew started coming up to her and welcoming her there. They looked so young she didn't recognize many of them. There was no noise and traffic.

She remarks with great delight that her hair is just like she had when she was a girl. It is jet black and flowing down her back. As she walked with her husband, she says she felt like a young girl, skipping and laughing. She couldn't walk well when she was on Earth. One foot was so swollen that she had to wear a slipper on it.

She explains that she is now making little decorations for people's houses out of various materials. There are animals, but they aren't consumed. They use materials that come from natural conditions, not from living things. Nothing like an animal suffers there. Her husband loves his garden, where he grows beautiful flowers. They don't pick the flowers; they feel no need to. There is soil like on earth.

Take away from our Earth life all the depressing, nasty things and all the things that aren't necessary and that is what life is like on the other side. She says that she's been to wonderful libraries and theaters where there are concerts and music. When someone wants to find out about someone or something, like philosophy, they just "tune in" to it. She says a person can tune into a book to know about its contents. "The book expresses itself to you," she says.

There are great gardens and parks and places where there are animals, but not in cages. There's music in the atmosphere, but each person needs to tune into it. There are flowers as tall as trees, with different hues, colors, and smells like perfume. There are thousands of beautiful birds.

She prefers to travel by walking, but it is possible to go to other places by concentrating on them. They're not conscious of movement when they travel in this way, but everything around them just changes and they're at the destination.

28 minutes, recorded 1967

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Fair to poor; you will strain to understand.

Amy Johnson
Amy Johnson was the first British woman to earn a ground engineer's license to work with planes. In 1930, she became the first woman to fly from England to Australia, an 11,000 mile flight. She went on to set more flying records. In 1940, during World War II, she joined the Air Transport Auxiliary, flying Royal Air Force Planes around the country. She died in a flight-related accident in 1941.

Amy Johnson came through in a seance in 1970. She explains that there's a form of time in the afterlife, but it's not measured by the sun, moon, stars, and calendar. She continues to have an interest in flying. However, there, they don't need mechanical things to fly. She was much nearer to spiritualism than the average person when she was flying. She realizes now it was a psychic experience.

She says, she thinks she was helped from the other side to a point, but helping people on the earth is very difficult; it depends on the individual. She continues to explain that in every walk of life, unless the person take risks and takes the effort to find out and experiment, they will achieve little in spiritual growth.

She then said that she'd like to educate children. They're not always children who were young on Earth. Sometimes they are immature adults. The mentally retarded on earth are like children. Mongoloids [mentally retarded] don't suddenly become very bright when the cross over. The physical side no longer applies, so they're not under the same handicap, but their mental condition is retarded and they have to work on that. Often, they are quite bright in themselves, but their physical brain didn't work right.

The Earth realm is filled with disharmony, not only with deformed children, but with all people. People need to create harmony by becoming tuned in. The physical conditions of the past catch up with the present and future. Man has created the situation and is responsible for what happens on Earth. If we have imperfect children, man is to blame. If we treat animals badly, it reflects on the human race.

There may be life on other planets in the spiritual world. Those on the other side don't look at it in the same way. There are other beings that are separated by centuries of time and miles of distance.

She says that all the people she knows have had existence on earth at some previous time and have evolved. The meaning of life is evolution. There's no beginning and no end. Nothing is new; everything has been discovered. Some has been lost on earth, then found again centuries later. There is so much there waiting to be discovered.

26 minutes, recorded in 1970

Recording quality: Excellent
Voice clarity: Excellent

A man came through in a seance calling himself Andre. He explained that there are so many different planes of experience of life that describing one plane is just describing an infinitesimally small part of the whole. Everyone vibrates in a condition for which he is suited and is with others who are vibrating on the same plane. There are millions and millions of souls. A man will find his own heaven, Nirvana, paradise, or his own hell depending on his outlook and character of thought.

In the afterlife, they have all the beauties of nature: birds, flowers, trees, green pastures, rivers, lakes, mountains, deserts, and all other conditions of earth.

Man receives exactly what he deserves. No one judges anyone here. "Life can be very beautiful, and very wonderful, but it depends on you," he says.

All around the Earth in its atmosphere, he explains, everything that happens on the earth is recorded. Sensitive people are able to know or feel things stored in this atmosphere. Haunted houses have recorded conditions on the atmosphere so that individuals can be seem to be seen in certain cases.

Within you is the Spirit of God; within you is the essence of the Divine. It's for you to express that from without, to make people conscious of the change within yourself so they also might see and seek. We want to make people conscious of their brotherhood, one with the other, that we are indeed children of the most high, all children of light, and there need be no darkness in the hearts and minds of men.

Prayer is very important, he explains, but to understand prayer, you must realize that your thoughts are very pregnant, very real, very vital. Prayer must be service. The simple prayer from the heart for a person who is suffering, for peace in the world, is heard. Prayer isn't what you put into words, but what you feel in your heart. You can pray without saying a word.

Where there are countries that amass great arms, there will always be war. If a nation like America or England said, "We will not go to war at any price. We are getting rid of all munitions," the example would be so great that there would be no glory from a nation that would try to take them over. There would be no war.

Your thoughts and prayers are very important. Service is the key. That will bring your heart joy and peace."

27 minutes, recorded in 1964

Recording quality: Very Good
Voice clarity: Very Good

Annie Besant
Annie Besant was a prominent Theosophist, women's rights activist, writer, and orator. She came into the seance saying she wanted to tell "John," one of the sitters, that he is an old soul who has had many incarnations and he could give a great deal of help and enlightenment, but he will have to make some changes.

"One incarnation is like one jewel in a string of jewels, a necklace of jewels," she says. She says that all in the circle have work to do. They had a "group soul" and she assures them that they are brought into that group. Those on the other side are trying to break down barriers brought about by religion: intolerance, hatred, and malice. The many souls around them were happy to be with them. She encourages them to know that the love around them is powerful and strong and loving thoughts around them come from the minds of innumerable people. She assured them that they cannot fail because love overcomes all things and encompasses all things. "Go into the world of the flesh and proclaim the truth.

With a group of people such as their circle, the human element is natural in the early stages of inquiry into the truth of survival; people want proof and evidence. However, when a circle gets past that and is on a mental and spiritual level, then those coming from the other side can talk on different levels.

She says how remarkable it is that she and the others coming to speak can temporarily become the person they were while on the Earth plane. It's most remarkable because they have had many material bodies, and know many perspectives on truth at many levels.

"All life is mental," she says. "We are all thinking; we are subject to thought." That is why it behooves people aware of this truth to think on a mental and spiritual level that will change us individually so we can do the work that we have to do. We on the Earth plane, she says, must overcome the restrictions of the material, but we have the truth, and will fight for that truth, expound it, and become that truth. "We're all part of the same group," she assures them.

24 minutes, recorded on October 8, 1988

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Good

Arthur Findlay
Arthur Findlay was the author of the classic of all survival books On the Edge of the Etheric and other books such as The Rock of Truth says he is disillusioned with the state of the spiritualist movement.

Findlay speaks: "We are very saddened and very concerned about the state of the Spiritualist movement. Though you have still some excellent psychics—some excellent instruments—and I am quite convinced that others could be developed and brought into being, and the movement would prosper as a consequence. But I do regret that there does not seem to be any harmony, and it is a most unfortunate thing that this great truth, this great knowledge which you have been placed with, the help, and the guidance and the Spiritual realization that has been presented to you in your world, that so little has been done by so many who might be of great service, who might propagate these things of which we so long have endowed the wait. . . . When we enter into your world, when we enter into the conditions which have been created in your world by humanity or the worldwide, we get very disconsolate, very depressed, very sad, and particularly among those who profess to know these truths, who should be propagating them and demonstrating them, not only in the psychic and the Spiritual sense, but in their daily lives, as examples. They should be setting examples.

I'd always hoped that [Arthur Findlay College] could be . . . a training college where people could learn about the movement, the aspects of mediumship, the development of mediumship. Where they could be trained, where they could be housed, where they could be educated, where they could find a way in which which they could best serve, and they could be sent out and about, to go to societies churches, to propaganda meetings, presenting this subject intelligently, rationally, and evidentially. But it seems to me as if it has developed into what is a second rate hotel, with not very good service. And poor food!!

I'm not suggesting that you mustn’t have or shouldn’t have mental mediums. Of course you must have mental mediums, and they are the absolutely necessary and essential you must have healing also. But the point is that I do feel there is a great dearth of good physical mediumship. And we need physical mediums.

This is what the movement needs: a dedicated group of people who come together in love and in friendship and in brotherhood to further the powers of the spirit. And then utilize those powers for the common good, for the propagating of this great truth.

12 minutes, recorded 1976

Recording quality: Fair
Voice clarity: Good

Bessie Smith
Bessie Smith was a slave cotton picker from the fields of Alabama who never knew freedom when she was alive. When she passed away, she was free for the first time. She is "teaching the wee ones" in her own school on the other side. When she crossed over, she was met by her "mammy," "pappy," brothers and sisters. She was surprised she didn't have wings. She had been told that the better you were in life, the bigger your wings would be in the afterlife.

She is very proud of her clothing and describes her pretty blue dress that goes down to her feet. She says she has a big cat with whom she talks and the cat talks back. There are birds there, but the birds aren't afraid of the cats.

She is quite proud that her hair is straight now. The white people on Earth had straight hair, but hers was "all frizzed up."

She says she had no education on Earth, but is "mad about education" there. She loves to dance and teach people to dance.

She used to think that in the afterlife, everyone would have wings and always be praying to the Lord. She says he doesn't want people to pray to him. He wants everyone "to be happy and love and to love and do nice things to make people happy. Religion's what you feel and what you believe and what you know and what you do."

At the end of the seance, Dr. Marshal, one of Flint's guides, comes through to explain that she is an advanced soul in the afterlife now, but as she draws near to the Earth to communicate, she takes on her old personality extraordinarily well. He tells the circle they must not judge by a person's voice.

22 minutes, recorded 1967

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Fair, sometimes difficult to understand

A man who says his name was "Biggs" died in his chair while reading his newspaper. He then tried to wake his body up to keep from upsetting his sister, He stood beside her trying to tell her he wasn't dead. After they took his body away he sat back down in his chair to think things out then the fireplace faded away to views of another world. He attended his funeral and was upset because his was a pauper's grave.

29 minutes, recorded 1966

Recording quality: Poor
Voice clarity: Poor

Bimbo the Clown
Bimbo the Clown came through haltingly at first, as he learned how to manipulate the voice box. He says he has been on the other side for a long time. He still is making people laugh on the other side. He makes himself happy when he makes others happy.

When he passed over, his "mamma," "pappa," many brothers, and others came to meet him, including people from the circus, acrobats, and other performers. There is no circus there, he says. There are animals and people talk to the animals, but they are not in cages. When animals cross over, those in the afterlife treat them with kindness and compassion. People should have greater understanding for animals, and love. When people treat animals with love, it is reciprocated.

The worst problem in the circus is the audience. They don't understand. People pray for something terrible to happen, so they like dangerous acts. His best friend on the other side is Grimaldi (Joseph Grimaldi, British, "The Father of Clowns," 1779-1837), whom he calls a remarkable man and wonderful soul.

19 minutes, recorded 1967

Recording quality: Poor
Voice clarity: Very poor

Bobby Tracey
In this unusual seance, the energy for the seance was taken from George Woods, one of the sitters, who explains that he had the potential for being a direct-voice medium. The speaker is Bobby Tracey, a five-year-old boy killed in a car accident with his mother. He says he goes to school and learns geography and history and "all sorts of things." He lives with his mother. Bobby says he has all sorts of friends over there. They play games such as cricket and football.

He says the school is a big house with lots of rooms and lots of people. He wears trousers and likes to swim in the river, commenting that he's quite a swimmer.

He explains that he's going on a little boat and he likes to row. A nice man who wears a blue jersey and has a rosy face takes the children for rides in the boat. They play on little islands, climb trees, run around, and play "seek and hide."

Bobby says that he likes to paint pictures. He did like to do that on Earth, but explains that he can do it good now; he has "good perspective." He says he doesn't see much of his father. He "has another lady" and they just see him sometimes. He says he has toys, but they won't let him have soldiers.

Bobby explains that he'd like to be a teacher when he grows up, just like the teachers teaching him now, only better. When asked whether they're kind, he says "Everyone is kind here." He explains that he doesn't have the same friends he had on Earth. He doesn't go back to the Earth because no one takes notice of him.

He says he has a nice house with a big roof that goes to a point, big windows, and a balcony in the front. He says he doesn't eat anything now, but sometimes he does eat an apple. They have fruit trees, but no one eats them much. He says its beautiful and ever so nice, not cold at all.

20 minutes, recorded 1967

Recording quality: Fair
Voice clarity: Poor

Brother Adjul
Brother Adjul explained that when he was on earth, he had studied in a religious order for a number of years, and felt he understood spirituality. He learned that a person can be in touch with the "discarnate" spirits through a remarkable experience he had. He had become very close to a man who died. Soon after his friend's death, he had a dream of his friend. His friend led him out of the Adjul's cell to a mountain where they sat and talked.

His friend told him he would come to Adjul regularly to tell him many things that he had experienced and witnessed on the other side. Then, Adjul would be able to speak of the things that are of the spirit.

Adjul says that he was able to help many people in a restricted way. Above all else, he says, when people come together speaking of things having to do with the Great Spirit, those on the other side come to give guidance. Love makes all things possible; people must come together in harmony. Sometimes those on the other side will provide a little message for someone--perhaps for someone who has lost a dear one. The message will be that their loved one is around them and loves them still, and that eventually they will be joined.

The lasting love is the spiritual love that overcomes all things, material and flesh. It isn't easy for those who take up the path of truth to make others realize and understand that life is truly eternal, that those on the other side are with them constantly, even though you don't see them. People are spiritual beings, although just an embryo.

"It is not the church that matters," he says. "It is the realization of the truth within. Discussing that truth, and living that truth, and loving that truth, and being that truth. . . . For there is strength in unity; if there is no unity, then indeed, it is perhaps more difficult."

21 minutes, recorded 1990

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Good

Brother Boniface
Brother Boniface was a monk at the Bury St. Edmunds monastery. In this seance, George Woods asks Brother Boniface about why the young people are not going to church. Brother Boniface responds that the young have become more analytical, and have considered the claims made by the church. They are full of doubt and uncertainty. They no longer will accept the teachings of the church that don't have foundation and realization that will bring conviction.

Those on the other side are searching for mediums that can take over the work of the spirit. Boniface explains that here, they find the greatest disappointment, because so often the young are disappointed, even with spiritualism. Spiritualism must develop mediums who are in themselves able to demonstrate the reality of these things. What we need are good psychics and above all, good, spiritually minded mediums.

The young are not easy to convince, he says. But they must enter a seance or meeting with an open mind, unfettered, unchained by preconceived notions and ideas. They must be open in their approach and their hearts must be filled with love for all humanity and all of creation.

Opening to spiritual growth isn't easy for the young. It requires that they sacrifice things that seem materially important. They must reassess values, toss aside many material things that are important to them in their energy and young.

The church is changing gradually. Though the churches are empty, those who serve the church are changing. The young parson is changing in attitude and outlook considerably from 100 years ago. There is hope for the church in this respect.

Untold numbers of people fear death today. They fear the sickness and illness and agony. Others fear the consequences and retribution, especially those of a religious turn of mind given by the church. But there is no judgment; no one judges another. We all judge ourselves. We all assess ourselves. When a man arrives on the other side, it is as though, in some strange way, he is conscious of himself for the first time.

What is intended in the Christian way of life is that one should follow the master, Jesus: to model oneself as far as one can upon him, to become like unto him, to do these things that are greater than ourselves. One must learn the power of the spirit, the life-giving force, the essence of all goodness. God is power, God is love, God is the creative aspect of self, the energy and vitality, the realization of oneness with all creation.

47 minutes, recorded 1974

Recording quality: Fair
Voice clarity: Fair

Brother Boniface
Brother Boniface talks about the nature of complete love.

31 minutes, recorded 1960's

Recording quality: Good good
Voice clarity: Good

Brother Boniface
In this third seance, Brother Boniface talks about how people must grow spiritually.

38 minutes, recorded 1960's

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Good

Brother Boniface
Brother Boniface talks about the nature of God. Christ's mission has been misconstrued. He said, "I and the Father are one." Man has misconstrued that to mean that God is a man sitting on a throne in a material form. However, God is the power, the indestructible force that gives life. The God power or God light is what gives us life. God is within. God is a realization of one's spirit, a realization of the possibilities of oneself, inasmuch that one has power and vitality, and one has indestructibility of a spiritual nature and kind.

The God force is in the most humble things or forms in our world. Whether it is a tree or falling leaf, whether it is a human being, or a cloud in the sky, all this is life, and this is God. This force is indestructible. You can kill the body, but you cannot kill the spirit.

The brain is a receiving station. The mind is God. It is the vehicle or expression. It makes possible the realization of all things. We have to get away from the pagan idea that God is a person. God cannot be confined in a space.

Man must realize that he is responsible to his neighbor and to all forms of life that exist. All the various stages of evolution are part of his kingdom, part of himself. We are all composed of the same substance. We must learn to live in harmony and peace together. We must appreciate the most lowly before we can appreciate the highest. Until we know all that is, we cannot raise ourselves above the mundane.

People don't realize how necessary it is to be humble. All the great prophets saw that the secret is to be humble to become great, to find the Kingdom of God, to find the realization of the power of the Holy Spirit. They must become the lowest to become the highest. Christ realized this much more than the prophets of the past. If one is to progress spiritually, we must become humble. Only in humbleness can we perceive wisdom that will set one free from the shackles of the mundane. The greatest strength lies in what appears to be worthless.

So much has been built on the fear of God, but this is a cruel thing created by man that gives the wrong impression, that makes a thing against our nature. Anything done from fear is not good. All must be done from love.

30 minutes

Recording quality: Fair
Voice clarity: Good

Brother John
On November 2, 1967, a spirit who gave his name as Brother John responded to a question from the sitter about abortion by speaking at length about the nature of life and the spirit. We have no biographical information about Brother John.

The overarching issue, he explains, is the fact that the physical body has very little significance. Whether the consideration is of the body dropping off at death or the body beginning at conception, the physical body is equally unimportant.

The primary issue is whether the spirit is able to grow and mature to spiritual maturity. The spirit, he explains, doesn't mature until later in development of the human being, and doesn't have the spirit that matures into adulthood until after "a period."

Abortion must be considered depending on the unique circumstances, and the overriding consideration is spiritual development, not life in the physical body.

29 minutes, recorded 1956

Camille Flammarion
Camille Flammarion was a French astronomer, psychic researcher, and author. In this seance, he says it is a tragedy that physical mediumship is no longer developed as fully as it was in the past. He suggests that more physical mediums should be developed for the scientists of tomorrow to work with, and speaks about the medium Estelle Roberts.

20 minutes, recorded 1972

Charles Morgan
Charles Morgan describes the what happened after he died of a stroke. The ambulance took his body away and he didn't know what to do, so he just walked home and lay on the bed. Then, he says, his dear Mother came to help him, and they went off "like Peter Pan."

33 minutes, recorded 1965

Professor Charles Richet
Professor Charles Richet won the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1913. He was a pioneer psychical researcher who coined the word "ectoplasm." He explains direct-voice and trance mediumship. He says that his knowledge helped him make the transition to the afterlife. His world, he says, is in many ways like the Earth from the point of nature; in some ways, it is more real than the Earth.

23 minutes

Charles Stewart Parnell
Parnell was an Irish political leader. He says that the "damn stupid politicians" are a curse to the world. The church, he says, carries the Bible in one hand and a sword in the other. The whole world is living on the brink of disaster and there is a need for a world wide crusade to work for peace.

26 minutes, recorded 1966

Charlotte Bronte
Charlotte Brontë was a well-known author during the nineteenth century. Her most famous work is Jane Eyre, published in 1847. Many thoughts penned on Earth, she explains, have been inspired from the other side. There are many souls on the other side who play spiritual roles in the lives of people on earth, she explains. She says, "We never cease to stop helping, whether it is in our own life and condition on this side or on yours. We are sometimes, in a sense, living in two worlds at the same time, partaking of your world to some measure, for it's good. We have our own environment and condition, learning more and more and trying to pass it on to you."

She says she continues to write and has books that are not published. The greatest books live on, she says. The great works of art do not die, whether in music, song, writing, or whatever gift that is of the spirit--it is indestructible. The author creates a person and gives him or her a form of life. It is possible to enter a sphere of activity where a person can enter a book, not in pages behind covers, but in a visual state. Thought is creative. If a character is created in a novel or a book and the book is read by millions of people, they give it life and sustain it. People think of themselves as physical and mental, but don't know the power of thought that makes all a living reality.

35 minutes, recorded April 5, 1973

Recording quality: Excellent
Voice clarity: Excellent

c. 551-479 BCE
Confucius, most often referred to as Kongzi, lived c. 551-479 BCE. He was a famous Chinese thinker and social philosopher whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced East Asian life and thought. His philosophy emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity. In this seance, he explains that we cannot judge the inside of a person based on outward appearances.

25 minutes

Recording quality: Poor
Voice clarity: Poor

Dr. Cosmo Lang
The former Archbishop of Canterbury finds some of the things he thought were factual are not necessarily so. He explains the influence of earthbound, low-level entities on people living on the Earth plane.

41 minutes, recorded 1959

Dr. Cosmo Lang
Dr. Lang responds to comments about the Church's Fellowship for Psychical Studies playing a tape of one of his previous communications. He then explains why the spirit direct voice may not necessarily sound identical to the earth voice.

40 minutes, recorded 1960

Dr. Cosmo Lang
In this seance, Dr. Lang explains that man and all life is spirit. All forms of life are indestructible. All spirit is the same animating force. The material life is only one little episode in the great sequence of spiritual progressions.

48 minutes, recorded 1967

Dr. Cosmo Lang
Dr. Lang explains that it is very difficult to find channels to communicate through for those in the afterlife. The dispositions of sitters with a medium makes a very important contribution. He explains that there is a great power that underlies all of life, but it is beyond his comprehension. Among those in the afterlife are those who create their own illusionary heaven, but it's all in their own conceptions.

46 minutes

Dr. Cosmo Lang
Dr. Lang explains that the power of the spirit can manifest anywhere. He says that the time will come when the whole of the church will see through their darkness and know the power of the spirit. He regrets stifling the results of his own committee's investigation into spirit communication.

29 minutes

Dr. Cosmo Lang
Dr. Lang explains about the work of the spirit. He says that it is harder for those on higher spheres to bring their message to lower spheres. A great variety of vibrations in the atmosphere can be picked up by sensitized mediumistic instruments. He says that time is the grandest illusion of all.

43 minutes

Dr. Cosmo Lang
Dr. Lang explains that a congenial group produces an illumination that makes conditions possible for communication. People in the afterlife, in spirit, are not gods but only people who have progressed along the road of spiritual realization. He explains that he now accepts things that he would have viewed as heresy on earth. While on earth, he had a false idea of his own importance. He assures his listeners that no one will take upon themselves the responsibility to save them. It is entirely their responsibility.

37 minutes

Dame Ellen Alice Terry (1848-1928)
Ellen Terry was a renowned Shakespearean stage actress. In her eloquent seance, she assures us that there is no need for anyone to fear crossing from our world to theirs. She says that man has created death in ignorance and foolishness. In the afterlife, she explains, there is a place for everyone according to his or her condition. She finds it impossible to describe advanced spheres, and the colors there are beyond description. They can be compared only to the rainbows of the earth.

28 minutes, recorded 1965

A man who called himself "David" came through in a seance to explain the mechanics of the voice box used for direct voice communications.

23 minutes, recorded 1960

This is the second seance in which David came through. He explained that he is doing rescue work of earthbound to help them adjust to the afterlife and begin to move on. He says that the religious people who cross over are among the most difficult to help.

28 minutes, recorded 1966

David Cattanach
David Cattanach came through in more than one Leslie Flint seance, at times speaking with his mother who was one of the sitters. In this seance, David carries on a conversation with his mother about the afterlife, his level of consciousness, and what he is doing there.

26 minutes, recorded in 1979

Dean Inge
Dean William Ralph Inge was a British theologian and writer, Anglican prelate, professor of divinity at Jesus College, Cambridge, and Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

Dean Inge explains that the church has misinterpreted much of what Christ taught. He admits that he himself taught distortions of Christ's message, even though he had some inkling that what he was taught was not as true to Christ's teaching as it should be. He urges the church to return to Christ's teachings and abandon much of the mythology that has grown up around him.

38 minutes, recorded 1960

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Good

A woman who called herself "Dorcas" described herself as an eighteenth century Scotswoman. She used to haunt a house where she had lived and derived a great deal of pleasure from frightening people in the house. She made the people know Dorcas was around. She explains that children have more vitality or an earthbound entity to use to throw things about.

29 minutes, recorded 1964

Dr. Franke
Dr. Franke explains that he was killed in a World War II concentration camp because he would not do things the Nazis wanted him to do. Many souls lingered after death not understanding their condition. The rescuers who come to aid people as they passed over were people in the afterlife now who had passed through the camp themselves. Dr. Franke now works in a hospital-type place to improve the mental conditions of those who pass over. He explains that there is no cold or winter and no temperature extremes. There is a soft illumination for light. Everything familiar to people from Earth are there, such as replicas of magazines the people read on earth. He explains that nothing is impossible if a person can think it.

43 minutes, recorded 1964

Dr. Charles Marshall
Dr. Marshall is one of Leslie Flint's guides. He often finds people to come to the seances for the sitters to interview. In this seance, he explains his views on organ transplantation and the attempts made by medical science to prolong life.

32 minutes, recorded early 70's

Dr. Stephen Ward
This seance with Dr. Stephen Ward is a composite of several recordings. Dr. Ward explains that theirs is the substantial world, not the Earth. They say they are living a life so full that words could never begin to describe it. However, there are still those who live in a religious dream world created by their own thoughts. They are not required to change their thinking; they must grow out of their limited thinking on their own.

45 minutes, recorded 1966

Dr. Gustave Geley (1865-1924)
Dr Gustave Geley was a doctor on the Faculty of Medicine of Lyon. He was also a distinguished psychical researcher and director of the Institut Metapsychique International between 1919 and 1924. In this seance, he explains that the principles that make communication possible are obscured from most people. Individual proof, he suggests, is something that every individual must have for himself.

22 minutes, recorded 1963

Dr. Karl Schultz
Dr. Karl Schultz suffered through the horror of being in the World War II Dachau concentration camp. He was happy to die, but thought that death meant simply nonexistence. After death he still didn't realize he could walk out of camp to freedom. He explains that no one in the afterlife believes in a god as envisioned in the Earth's religions.

22 minutes, recorded 1959

Elizabeth Fry
Elizabeth Fry was an inspirational Quaker prison reformer, called the "Angel of Newgate Prison" because she ministered to prisoners at the prison. In this seance recording, she explains that a person comes into the next life in circumstances that fit his or her attitude of mind and expectations. People grow spiritually and change by being open and willing to learn. There is no organization or organized religion. Growth is individual, and every person is a servant to every other, so there is no discord. She explains the state of people on the next plane of life and how they grow in spiritual maturity. "Everyone finds, at some time, that state of existence that they call 'Heaven.'"

She also explains at length how earthbound spirits affect people on the Earth plane, especially people diagnosed with mental illness

33 minutes,recorded 1962

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Good

Elizabeth Garret Anderson
The first woman doctor licensed to practice in Britain and the first woman mayor of a city in the whole of England. She says she is still doctoring people on the Earth from the other side. She gives one of the sitters, George Woods, a lecture on taking care of himself so as to be able to continue this work.

14 minutes, recorded 1968

Elizabeth Barret Browning

Robert Browning

Elizabeth Barret Browning is generally considered the greatest of the English poetesses. She was one of the most respected poets of the Victorian era. Her husband, Robert Browning, was an English playwright and poet who was also one of the foremost writers of the Victorian age. In this seance, the Brownings explain their spiritual philosophy.

31 minutes, recorded 1969

Emma Cons
Emma Cons was a British philanthropist social reformer, socialist, educationalist, and manager of the Old Vic Theatre in South London. In this seance, she comes through to say she attended the closing of the Old Vic and laments that it couldn't stay open as a school. She says that hundreds of souls are attracted to Leslie Flint's seances. There are great operas and plays, all with the great artists continuing to do the work that they love. Everything there is on an entirely different vibration. She explains that the artistic aspect of man is more dynamic and encouraged in the afterlife than on earth.

26 minutes, recorded 1966

Emma Hardinge-Britten
Emma Hardinge-Britten was an advocate for the early Spiritualist movement. George Woods and Betty Green recorded this session when Hardinge-Britten spoke at a seance held before a gathering of people at the opening of the York Lodge Redding Spiritualist Church.

22 minutes, recorded 1969

Ena Churchill
A woman who gives her name as Ena Churchill answers questions about the spiritual body and clothes. She stresses the need of the world to understand the reality of survival.

50 minutes, recorded 1974

Estelle Roberts
Estelle Roberts has been called the most gifted medium of all time. In the 1950's, she give demonstrations of mediumship for the Houses of Parliament in Britain and so convinced them of the reality of the afterlife that they legalized and respected the Spiritualist movement. In this seance, her thought projections onto the ectoplasm voice box come out as a whisper. We don't know why, but it is apparent that the "power" available for the seance affects the quality of the voice.. She encourages the development of more home circles, which she believes are the backbone of the work of bringing the reality of the afterlife to the Earth plane.

24 minutes, recorded 1972

a Welsh miner
A man saying his name was Evans was killed in a Welsh mining disaster. He likely refers to the Senghenydd Explosion that occurred in Wales on October 14, 1913, killing 439 miners. "Evans" was a quite common name and 17 miners with the last name "Evans" were killed in the disaster. He explains that he must have died quickly because he remembers little of the accident. He woke in a beautiful field, but it took him quite a while to realize how he died. He says that his dog pined for him after his death, and soon died too. The dog is now with him. Evans stresses that time is of no consequence, and that he wears clothing similar to a Roman toga.

25 minutes, recorded 1964

Father Bernard
A man calling himself "Father Bernard" spoke in 1969. He explains that spiritual communication can open the eyes of those who dwell in darkness, and emphasizes the value of the direct-voice recordings in transforming the thinking of the world.

27 minutes, recorded 1969

Father O'Leary
Father O'Leary explains that while taking a short-cut, he fell down an abandoned well and drowned. After he crossed over, he wanted his body to be found, so he describes how he impressed upon a sensitive (medium or psychic) to find his body.

31 minutes, recorded 1964

Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849)
Chopin was a Polish pianist and composer of the Romantic era who died at age 39. He is widely regarded as one of the most famous, influential, admired and prolific composers for the piano. He often came through to talk music with the sitters, who were interested in music and themselves played instruments.

30 minutes, recorded 1955

Recording quality: Poor
Voice clarity: Poor.

Frédéric François Chopin (1810-1849)
This second Leslie Flint seance with Chopin had a single sitter, "Rosie," who had had a number of previous contacts with Chopin. She was, herself, a musician, and passionate about Chopin's work. In this seance, they discuss the use of percussion and brass in symphonies and the music that he is writing now in the afterlife. He explains that the music has a far greater range of sounds and instruments than are used on the Earth plane, and some music can only be apprehended when the listener is on the same plane.

26 minutes, recorded 1955

Recording quality: Excellent
Voice clarity: Very good.

Frederick Olsen
A man named Frederick Olsen describes in this seance how the value of afterlife knowledge is in helping people make the transition into the afterlife.

27 minutes, recorded 1967

George Bakewell
George Bakewell, who died quietly of pneumonia in his home, with his wife holding his hand, described the experiences at the time of his death. He felt himself floating up from his body and looking down on the scene.

26 minutes, recorded 1964

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright based in England. He had the unique honor of being awarded both a Nobel Prize in Literature and an Oscar for his play, Pygmalion. In this seance, Shaw answers the question of why he has lost his Irish accent. In the seance, he explains that the vast majority of people are psychic without realizing it.

He discusses his writing and the messages of his plays' subjects. He explains that he is amused that people in today's Earth realm make musicals out of plays. He says they did it to one of his plays, which we must assume is Pygmalion, that was made into the musical, My Fair Lady, first on Broadway in 1956 and later in a film version starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison (1964). He says the musical has more money than he ever made with Pygmalion.

17 minutes

George Briggs
George Briggs describes himself as being a member of the Christadelphian religious sect, a fundamentalist Christian group that believe the Bible is "fully inspired by God" and that Jesus will return to be King of the World. Briggs says that he now realizes the fallacy of his beliefs.

31 minutes, recorded 1963

George Harris
George Harris describes the afterlife from his perspective. He is an example of the fact that all people are in an environment that conforms to their thought. George Harris explains that his environment is just like Earth; everything is as real as real can be, he asserts. Whatever a person enjoys doing on earth, they can carry on doing in the afterlife. He explains that he is still building things out of bricks that are as solid as any on earth.

He also says there is rain in his environment. Others on the other side, however, describe their environments as having no rain, although there is a mild dew at times. We can assume that because George Harris wants an environment like that on Earth, one is created for him, complete with rain.

He describes people coming to talk to him about progressing and changing his perspective so he doesn't stay in an environment like the Earth plane. However, he insists that he likes where he is and isn't interested in changing it.

The result is that he is a little brusque and seems uninterested in helping those on Earth who hear the recordings grow spiritually.

16 minutes, recorded 1970

Recording quality: Very good
Voice clarity: Very good

George Whitefield
George Whitefield has been spoken of as the supreme figure and even as the founder of Methodism, not John Wesley. He was famous for his preaching in America, contributing to the Great Awakening movement of Christian revivals. Whitefield has been called by some historians "the first modern celebrity" because he travelled through all the American colonies drawing great crowds at his revivals and garnering media coverage wherever he went.

In this seance, recorded in 1967, he describes the need for the church, Spiritualists, and mediums to be free and open in accepting all spirits who come through. He stresses the need for freedom of thought to grow spiritually, and says the church, especially, must not require mediums or the spirits who come through to be Christians. "Man must get away from preconceived ideas, creeds and dogmas that shackle him to the Earth."

36 minutes, recorded 1969

George Wilmot
George had two wives, but didn't get along particularly well with either of them. However, he had a horse named Nelly with whom he was very close. He was surprised to see Nelly greeting him when he passed away because he assumed animals didn't have souls and wouldn't be in the afterlife. George's guide, Michael, explained why his horse's spirit was in the afterlife. He describes going to see one ex-wife who was dying and then helping another ex-wife until she made the transition.

28 minutes, recorded 1965

The speaker said his name was Giuseppe, an artist from Florence, Italy. Unfortunately, Giuseppe is a very common name among artists from Florence, so it isn't possible to identify which Giuseppe he was. He painted for the church, he said, so his work was likely from an earlier time, perhaps the Renaissance. He remarks that in the afterlife he has a beautiful palette of colors to work with among the wonders of the afterlife. He doesn't paint by simply thinking of the painting; he does put effort into it. He is looking for an artist on the Earth plane whom he can inspire.

27 minutes, recorded 1967

The first six minutes of the seance are the words of an earthbound Scottish woman. A man who gives his name as "Gus" then speaks. He says that those in the afterlife are not just wishy-washy people floating through space. He assures the listeners that no one need fear dying because that's the start of real living. He explains that the influence of earthbound entities causes problems for sensitives.

23 minutes, recorded 1964

Harry Price
Harry Price engaged in a seance in 1963 specifically to talk with George Woods and Betty Green about ghosts. Price was one of the most influential figures in the early years of ghost research. He was a skilled magician and sought to identify fraud where it manifested itself and separate real ghostly encounters from fabrications (Harry Price the Psychic Detective. Sutton Publishing: 2006). As a result of his interest in ghosts while alive, he apparently felt himself qualified to speak about ghosts now that he had the perspective from the afterlife.

Price explains that there are two categories of "ghostly" manifestations people on Earth experience: (1) etheric memories and (2) Earthbound spirits.

42 minutes, recorded 1963

Harry Tucker
Harry Tucker was a highwayman in the eighteenth century. He has the brusque speech of the lower classes of the time, and sounds much like the portrayals of Blackbeard, the pirate today. He describes how, after he passed away, he kept trying to pick up a bottle to have a drink, but couldn't. He believed he was in a crazy, stupid dream.

26 minutes, recorded 1968

Herbert Clark Hoover
The 31st President of the United States. Hoover was a world-famous mining engineer and humanitarian. He explains that he is still interested in the affairs of nations of this world.

29 minutes, recorded 1976

Holman Hunt
The speaker is likely William Holman Hunt (or Holman-Hunt), a British painter and one of the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. He explains that, during seances, specific persons will come to communicate, but it isn't possible to "call up the dead." They are not as available as people might believe they are. There is also the possibility that a medium may be hearing from a lower-level entity on the other side impersonating the person the sitters want to come through.

43 minutes, recorded 1962

The speaker refers to himself as "Ignatius," a common name in Italy. He says he walked upon the earth centuries ago in Italy, where he was bound and held fast by the teachings of the church. He left his monastery and formed a group to enlighten man with the teachings of the spirit but was beaten down and defeated by the power of the orthodox church. He says that the words of the flesh cannot convey the vision of the spirit.

29 minutes, recorded 1968

Isaac Watson
This speaker describes himself as Isaac Watson, the Jewish son of a Polish immigrant. He says that he had a sense of tremendous relief after he passed away and found himself in an exact replica of his old home. He explains that it is very wrong to assume that the earth is the only world.

35 minutes, recorded 1964

Jenny Wilson
Jenny Wilson describes how she died in childbirth with her first child, who was with her and had grown up in the afterlife. She describes her as a fine young woman who is a dancer. She says she lived a during Queen Victoria's time. She describes her death as a beautiful experience bringing her into the realms of happiness.

29 minutes, recorded 1971

He was a foot soldier fighting for Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658) in a civil war against the British king Charles I and the Anglican church. Cromwell wanted to establish a republic with a strong Parliament. He succeeded in overthrowing Charles I, but when Cromwell died, Charles II, the heir to the throne, took the crown and all the bloodshed on both sides was for naught.

Jeremiah immediately saw the futility of all the death that had happened on the battlefield. He explains that he and his father were devoted to Oliver Cromwell against the tyrannical King Charles I. However, he discovered after his death, when he could listen in on conversations among Cromwell's supporters, that Cromwell was as evil as the king, perhaps worse.

recorded in 1963

John Brown
There has been much speculation about the exact nature of the relationship between John Brown and Queen Victoria, but it was probably that of a loyal servant and lonely monarch. He was her confidante and constant companion, especially after the premature death of Prince Albert, her husband, for whom she mourned the rest of her life. John Brown played the role of a medium for her to contact her Prince Albert.

39 minutes, recorded in the 1960's

John Ellis,
the Hangman
John Ellis was a hangman in England from 1901-1923, executing 203 people. He was a notably mild mannered man who especially hated taking the lives of women. He ultimately committed suicide, probably because of the stresses of being a hangman. In this seance, he speaks about being haunted by the memories of the executions and describes at length his regrets over taking the life of a woman named Thompson. The historical record shows that John Ellis hanged Edith Jessie Thompson on January 9, 1923. He wrote his memoirs titled Diary of a Hangman. In this seance, he explains that now he regrets his actions as an executioner.

He explains that people who commit crimes are often just weak and are influenced by earthbound souls.

31 minutes, recorded 1962

John Grant
A speaker named John Grant came through in a seance to warn that there will come a time when man will rue the day that he has undertaken experiments in space travel because they may open up a door to a disaster. He asserts that man thinks that the nation who masters the moon will master the world, but that is naive. He says that contacts of a mental nature from souls from other planets have been made with people on Earth. More importantly, there are invisible worlds that generally are of a higher order of advancement.

25 minutes, recorded 1969

John Sloan
John Sloan was a famous direct-voice medium whose abilities were thoroughly tested and found to be genuine. He gave his medium services free of charge to all who came to sit with him. Among the testers was Arthur Findlay, the writer, historian, and psychic researcher. In this seance, Sloan comes through with Findlay. He says he is still very interested in events on the Earth plane. Life there, he says, is wonderful and he wouldn't want to be back on the Earth plane at all. He describes the atmosphere around this world as like a dark deep fog because of the primitive hostility among men.

7 minutes, recorded 1976

Laughing Molly
A woman calling herself "Molly" came through, constantly giggling. She says she might have been a little free with the drink on Earth. Dr. Marshal, one of Flint's guides, had explained that he was intentionally bringing to the circle a variety of speakers to give them a wider perspective on the afterlife. Some were ordinary people such as Molly.

31 minutes, recorded 1965

Lilian Baylis
Lilian Baylis was an English theatrical producer and founder and manager of a ballet company. She helped her aunt, Emma Cons, operate the Royal Victoria Hall and Coffee Tavern, which she converted into the Old Vic theater after Con's death in 1912. She came through in a seance mourning the destruction of the Old Vic. She explained that she no sooner found herself dead than she realized she was really alive. Language, she explains, is useless in trying to describe her new conditions.

18 minutes, recorded 1963

Lionel Barrymore
Lionel Barrymore was a famous actor of stage, radio, and film who came from a family of entertainers. He spoke in this seance saying he was still interested in the theater. When he passed away, his mother, father, and dog there to meet him. He describes the afterlife as a natural world but without factories or automobiles.

14 minutes, recorded 1957

Lord Birkett

Lord Birkenhead

Lord Birkett (William Norman Birkett, 1st Baron Birkett, PC) was a noted British judge who served during the Nuremberg trials after World War II.

Lord Birkenhead (Frederick Edwin Smith, 1st Earl of Birkenhead, GCSI, PC) was a skilled orator who was Winston Churchill's greatest personal and political friend.

Birkett and Birkenhead were known as the "hanging judges," but they explain that they now have changed their views and utterly oppose the death penalty. Those who cross over having put to death by law are in a terrible state, and those left behind, including the society that killed them, are the worse for the tragedy and violence of intentionally putting to death a human being.

57 minutes, recorded 1962

Louis Pasteur
Louis Pasteur was a French microbiologist and chemist who confirmed that disease is caused by germs. He created the first vaccine for rabies and developed a procedure to stop milk and wine from going sour that was named "pasteurization." He came through in this seance to speak about the role of the spirit and right thinking in health and healing.

21 minutes, recorded 1969

Mahatma Gandhi
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader of India. He was the pioneer of Satyagraha (the resistance of tyranny through mass civil disobedience) that was firmly founded upon total non-violence. Gandhi's Satyagraha resistance led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. In India, he was recognized as the father of the Indian nation.

In this seance, Gandhi explains that many religions bring great confusion and distress to humanity. However, there is only one truth that is the foundation of all religions. He explains that the Earth plane is just a training ground. Because of our ignorance and fear about death, few who come are to the other side are prepared for their death.

34 minutes, recorded 1961

Madame Marie Curie
Maria Sklodowska-Curie was a Polish-French physicist and chemist who was a pioneer in the study of radioactivity. She was the first two-time Nobel laureate in two different sciences and the first female professor at the Sorbonne.

This seance begins with Mickey, Flint's control, speaking for four minutes. Then Madame Curie joins in to say she did not know then that she was being inspired by those from the other side of life, but after crossing over, she met those who had been working with her from the other side and they revealed their role in her discoveries. She explains that it is wonderful to be able to talk even for a few moments in the seance.

10 minutes

Maisey Wilmot
This seance contains the messages from a young girl named Maisey Wilmot who passed away when she was 12 years old. She has some difficulty speaking at first, but gradually becomes accustomed to the voice box and speaks very well and at length. She said she wants to be a control like Flint's control, Mickey. She says good mediums are very scarce.

One of the sitters asks her whether she expected to meet someone like Jesus when she crossed over. She exclaims, "Oh, no," but then goes on matter of factly to talk about Jesus on that side of life, giving a description of her impressions of what he looks like. She explains how people who advance on that side are able to receive impressions about people without seeing them. "All life is a mental thing," she says.

Maisey then explains her childhood and her interest in pictures that she cut out of books and magazines and pasted them on a screen.

A sitter asks her to describe the device through which she's talking, the voice box. Maisey says "it's a funny thing," a sort of box thing, like a mask.

She then speaks to a woman who is one of the sitters, saying her husband in spirit is standing next to her. Maisey then describes the woman's husband holding a Valentine's Day card over her head.

24 minutes, recorded 1977

Recording quality: Very good
Voice clarity: Good after initial problems
Accent: Moderately thick Cockney accent

Marie St. Clair Stobart
Marie St. Clair Stobart was active during WWI in establishing the Women's Sick and Wounded Convoy Corps to treat those wounded in battle. At Antwerp, she nursed the wounded amid a rain of shells falling on all sides of the hospital. When fire endangered the patients, she and her assistants carried the patients to the basement on their backs. She was a renowned author of a number of books that are still listed an amazon.com.

In this seance, she explains that by a combination of scientific approach and high-formed mediumship, humankind should eventually bring forth a method of communication that will astound and astonish the world and bring conviction to all doubters that none can dispute and all will accept. She says, "And as for science on your side, finding a method of communication without the aid of mediums, I think it is extremely unlikely, extremely remote, and I think somehow, somewhere, the medium, as we know it must play a part."

19 minutes, recorded 1968

Mary Ann Ross
A woman who gave her name as Mary Ann Ross came through in a seance. Just after she died, she thought her death experience was just a beautiful dream. Her dog and a suitor she had turned down were there waiting for her. She described beautiful poppies growing in the afterlife, and assures the listeners that no one needs to worry at all about dying.

27 minutes, recorded 1969

Mary Ivan
A woman named Mary Ivan came through in a seance describing the events after her death in a beautiful, touching description of the reunion with her loved ones. It is worth an American listener's effort to understand her through her thick Scotch accent because of the wonderful account she gives.

Mary came to consciousness in the spirit world in a place that seemed to her to be like a hospital. She saw her sister when she woke up, holding a big bouquet of flowers--but her sister had been dead for years. It was very puzzling to her. She then was met by other family members. She assured the listeners that no one need fear dying because it's the most wonderful, exciting thing that could ever happen to anyone.

20 minutes, recorded 1966

Recording quality: Good
Voice clarity: Fair to poor
Accent: Thick Scotch, sometimes difficult for Americans

Maurice Chevalier
This recording by the Leslie Flint Educational Trust has five recordings by Maurice Chevalier, the actor, singer, and entertainer. It is a good example of the voice obviously being the same, but the quality from the voice box changing. Chevalier was an immensely popular, affable French entertainer whose accent became familiar to audiences worldwide. In the first recording, of a seance in 1972, he had been dead for only a week or two and was very confused. In the second seance, several years later, he was very upbeat and "very happy to be alive" with no aches or pains. He says that Tyrone Power is there with him. In the third seance, on April 3, 1975, Chevalier comes through again, more subdued.

In the fourth seance, in 1982, he is energetic and full of life. He says one day, he will come and sing, perhaps the song "Louise." He explains that at some times, he goes to lower spheres to help souls there.

In the last seance, in November 1984, Chevalier says many would like to speak, and sometimes people manage to come through, but most often there are so many people they cannot get through. They have to push through to get to speak. Time is an illusion, he says. Sometimes those on the other side of life can tune into our thoughts and come more onto our vibration.

He explains that very shortly after he died, he was bewildered and he walked the Champs-Élysées, bumping into people, but they didn't know it. He went to a table in a cafe where the man and woman were sitting and shouted at them, kicked their chairs, and kicked the man on his leg. But they didn't take note of him.

He ends the last seance by saying that over there, everyone learns that we are all part of the same life, the same creation; we are all bound together by love, that overcomes all obstacles.

20 minutes, recorded 1966

Recording quality: Very good
Voice clarity: Very good

Leslie Flint's control was Mickey, a cockney boy who had been killed when he was hit by a truck at age 13. He stayed with Flint throughout the medium's time of engaging in seances. Often, Mickey would say a few words before introducing the personalities who came through. In this seance, Mickey spoke at length on love and marriage.

44 minutes

In this seance, Mickey talks about the nature of truth. He says that atheists are able to make progress more quickly that those held down by "churchialities."

28 minutes

In this talk, Mickey, Flint's control, explains that man makes his own heaven and hell. Being "dead" is a wonderful, exciting business. Those on the other side are real people.

25 minutes

In this seance, Mickey continues to talk about life on the other side and mediumship. He speaks about animals and the life force that permeates all things.

41 minutes, recorded 1972

Leslie Flint's cockney control explains that nothing happens by chance. Any suffering and negative on the Earth plane, man has brought upon himself. Thousands of souls, he explains, cover every inch of the earth waiting to help. He also warns that we can't affect nature without it taking revenge.

37 minutes, recorded 1972

Mike Fearon
Killed in action June 9, 1944, at Normandy
Mike Fearon was killed in action during WWII during the Normandy invasion. He had come through in seances on several occasions. In one, he spoke with his mother. During this seance, he decries the shackles of the church.

36 minutes, recorded 1960's

Mike Fearon
In this seance, Mike Fearon explains that his mother, who has passed away, is now with him. She had a difficult time, but is doing much better now. He describes the levels of consciousness people are on when they first come over and as they grow. He explains that it is possible for someone in the afterlife to delay his own progress to help those left behind. However, since everyone has an eternity to grow, the delay is of no real consequence. He explains that he is working to develop his creative powers to build in the afterlife using a capability he has difficulty explaining in terms that we can understand on the Earth plane.

27 minutes, recorded 1960

Mike Fearon
In this seance, Mike Fearon explains that he is busy at rescue work. Many people cross over into the afterlife not realizing they have passed out of the Earth plane. They need help to adjust to the fact that they are "dead," but entirely alive.

40 minutes, recorded 1959

Mr. Johnson
A man who gave his name as "Johnson" described what happened when he crossed over. He says that he had a conversation with a pet dog. Communication in the afterlife, he explains, can be entirely by thought; vocal organs are not necessary, although speaking using a voice is still possible if a person wants to speak in that way. As a result, it is not possible for someone in that realm to hide his true self. He also explains that everything that has happened is registered and exists. Anyone can tune into it; it is only a matter of tuning in to the vibration.

39 minutes, recorded 1966

Nellie Klute
This woman said her name was Nellie Klute. As with a number of those who came through in the seances, she spoke in what sounded like a whisper. We don't know whether that had something to do with the power available or whether the person wasn't able to manipulate the ectoplasmic voice box. She says that in life, she was a program seller at theaters. She says she still comes back to the Earth plane to watch plays.

47 minutes, recorded 1972

Nellie Wright
Nellie Wright says that she was a Salvation army soldier killed in the blitz. She still wears her uniform. On Earth, she thought it was wicked to try to get in touch with the dead, and still thinks people need to be saved. She thinks her savior must be there, but she has never seen him. Her mother tries to tell her she is living in a fools paradise.

29 minutes, recorded 1966

Norman Gunn
A man named Norman Gunn came to a seance describing life on the other side. He explained that there are always things to learn and discover. There are things there that must be experienced to be understood. The afterlife realm is a replica of the material world without any of its disadvantages.

20 minutes, recorded 1968

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, novelist, poet, and short-story writer. He was one of the most successful playwrights of late Victorian London. His plays are still performed today. He explains that he still writes in the afterlife. Being dead, he explains, is an extraordinary business. When he crossed over, he was met by his mother. He now is looking for a suitable medium to convey his works to the Earth plane where they can be presented.

30 minutes, recorded 1962

This man gave his name as "O'Reilly." He was an Australian killed in WWII. At the time of the seance, in 1966, young men and women were being killed in the Vietnam War. He was helping victims of that war when they were thrust into the afterlife. He said that the best thing that ever happens to a person is when they "kick the bucket." During the seance, Dr. Marshall, one of Leslie Flint's guides, comes in for nine minutes commenting on O'Reilly's use of bad language as an example of people still just being themselves after death. Many communicators, he explains, are not high-level, advanced entities.

25 minutes, recorded 1966

A Persian
In this unusual seance, a man came through who described himself as "a Persian." He explains that his 300 to 400 years in the spirit world have convinced him that true spiritual advancement is not to be found in groups, organizations, or churches. Religion, he asserts, is the enemy of mankind. It has made man like sheep, ready to be led to slaughter.

25 minutes, recorded 1964

This person gave his name as "Pierre." He explains that the people on that side assemble at a place to be able to speak through the medium. Some come and observe for weeks to learn to be able to communicate before they try it. He warns that those on the Earth plane must not allow people to commercialize this work. It is for humanity. Too many spiritualists, he warns, are concerned with mundane aspects rather than spiritual matters and the truth that all who die, live.

25 minutes, recorded 1963

Queen Victoria and John Brown
In this seance, Queen Victoria explains that she is coming through with John Brown, her close friend and confidante. She surprises Betty Green and George Woods by describing the role John Brown played as a medium for her to contact her deceased husband, Prince Albert, who had died prematurely, and for whom she mourned the rest of her life. There has been much speculation about the exact nature of the relationship between John Brown and Queen Victoria, but it was probably that of a loyal servant and lonely monarch. John Brown speaks at the end of the seance.

12 minutes, recorded 1960's

Recording quality: Poor
Voice clarity: Good

Ralph Thomas
A man named Ralph Thomas came into the seance explaining that there have been great changes from his time (the eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries) until the time of the seance. He especially notices the changes in architecture because he apparently designed and built buildings, but the changes in style do not please him. Today, people do things haphazardly, he says, but he did not do so in his time. Everything was carefully planned for both comfort and aesthetics. He explains that he still designs objects of architectural beauty. He ends by encouraging the circle, telling them that those on the other side are coming through to help people on Earth understand the great truth of eternal life.

28 minutes, recorded 1965

The Reverend Charles Drayton Thomas
The Reverend Charles Drayton Thomas (1867-1953) was a Methodist minister in England who devoted a major portion of his life to systematic psychic study. He was a prominent member of the British Society for Psychical Research. He had known Leslie Flint in life and tested him rigorously by closing his lips with elastoplast, tying his hands to the arms of his chair, and tying his head so it couldn't move. He discovered the Leslie Flint was not producing the voices.

After his death, in 1970, Drayton Thomas came through in a Leslie Flint seance describing the work he was doing in the afterlife. The afterlife is the realm of thought, he explains. A person lives on a level that matches his or her level of spirituality. The person's thoughts provide what he or she needs in that level, and other souls with similar levels of thought live in the same sphere.

In this seance, he describes the levels of being, Karma, and the effects of chemicals on the environment. The seance begins with Sylvia Pankhurst (1882-1960) coming through briefly. Reverend Thomas comes through with some disparaging remarks about Sylvia Pankhurst, then begins his own message.

27 minutes, recorded 1956

Reverend Featherstone
A man named Reverend Featherstone came through in a seance. He first restated the words of a previous speaker, "I am all right," then said that those are the primary words of comfort survivors want to hear. He says that fear and ignorance kept him from seeking answers outside the church when he was on the Earth plane. He describes how he received an after-death communication from a deceased aunt who told him that he should change his will, leaving his money to a different person than he had anticipated leaving it to. He did so, and after is death he realized that the person he would have given it to became a ne'er-do-well who would have squandered it, while the person he gave it to used it to minister to the less fortunate.

32 minutes, recorded 1964

The Reverend John Matheson
A man who gave his name as Reverend John Matheson cam through, explaining that part of his work is helping earthbound souls to grow out of their level of existence. He explains that certain narrow-minded sects live on their own vibrational plane with others who have similar narrow beliefs, and will stay on that plane until they mature out of them. The most difficult person to help, he explains, has a firm set of orthodox religious beliefs. He also describes the scenery as very beautiful, varied, and made up of colorings beyond description.

33 minutes, recorded 1960's

The Reverend William Stainton Moses
The Reverend Stainton Moses was a medium and religious teacher who became one of the most prominent late nineteenth-century British Spiritualists. In this seance, he says that scientists from both worlds will one day forge a link between the two worlds so that man will have difficulty realizing that which has been true since time began: that death is not a dividing barrier but a door that man will walk through and be one with those who have gone before.

He predicts that science will perfect an instrument that will be able to tune in the higher vibrations of their world and may make it possible to see souls. This instrument will be so evidential to humanity that it will change completely the outlook of mankind and rid the world of the fear of death.

28 minutes

Rose Hawkins
A woman came through in a seance with the name Rose Hawkins. She said she had been a flower seller on the street prominently featured in Randall Neville's Life After Death.

recorded 1963

The woman who gave her name as "Rose" explains answers to the most practical questions on the afterlife conditions.

39 minutes, recorded 1965

Rudolph Valentino
Rudolph Valentino was a frequent visitor to the Leslie Flint seances. Valentino was the first in the afterlife to seek out Flint and urge him to engage in direct-voice mediumship. In this seance, he speaks of his career and fans. He alxo explains his attempts to find a medium to communicate through. Valentino, a very successful silent-screen actor, had a squeaky voice not suitable to the new talking pictures. That voice does not come through in his seances, meaning either he didn't want that to project that voice or that the ectoplasmic voice box takes its qualities from the sitters and medium.

48 minutes, recorded 1962

Rupert Brooke
Rupert Chawner Brooke was a British poet known for his idealistic War Sonnets he wrote during WWI. In this seance, Rupert Brooke describes his transition from the Earth plane into the afterlife.

36 minutes, recorded 1957

A man who called himself "Sammy" came through in a seance. He explains that after he crossed over, he tried desparately to have people notice him. He banged, and kicked people, but no one took notice. As he stood next to people hey said they felt a whoosh of cold air; it was him.

18 minutes, recorded 1964

Sam Woods
A man who called himself "Sam Woods" came through in a seance. He explained that death is just like going to sleep and waking into a new environment. He said it is a great, wonderful adventure to die. After he crossed over, the first thing he saw was his "old lady," looking like she did 30 years ago. When his mother came, he didn't even recognize her because she looked to be 20 years old. Sam explains that everything of beauty and value on earth has its exact replica in the afterlife. In fact, it was created in the afterlife before it was created on the Earth plane. He says he is very content at level where he is, which he says is a real paradise.

23 minutes, recorded 1964

A man who gave his name as "Scott" spoke in a seance describing the complexities of communication with the Earth plane. He explained that it is not a simple matter for those in the afterlife to find a particular person there to come to communicate. The sitters themselves determine to a large extent what they will receive. Some mediums work on a low level, thus attracting people from the afterlife who are on a lower level.

44 minutes, recorded 1964

Sid Hopkins
A man named "Sid Hopkins" came through in a seance to describe how he died after a fall from a tree. On the other side, he woke to see his wife pouring him a cup of tea, but she had been dead for years. Then he met a young man who called him "Dad." He learned that this was the son he had forgotten about who had died at infancy. Timmy, his deceased dog, was there wagging his tail. He returns to the Earth plane, where he discovers that his old friends can't see him because he is on a different vibration.

24 minutes

Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle
Conan Doyle came through often in seances and continues to do so today in David Thompson's seances. During his lifetime, he was a fierce defender of spiritualism. He comments on how his reputation and career, as well as those of esteemed men such as Lodge and Crookes, suffered from the reactions of skeptics to their efforts to reveal this great truth. He stresses that very man has the opportunity to develop the spiritual powers that lie dormant within.

28 minutes

Sir Arthur
Conan Doyle
In this second seance, Conan Doyl explains the development of circles and his communications from Marilyn Monroe.

28 minutes

Sir Henry Beerbohm-Tree
Sir Henry Beerbohm Tree was an English actor and manager. He is very often referred to as "Henry" and "Beerbohm-Tree" with a hyphen. Beerbohm-Tree founded the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1904 and was knighted in 1909.

Beerbohm-Tree says all in the afterlife are real human beings living in a world of reality. It is a great shock to many when they cross over to realize the naturalness of life. The world appears the same as Earth. Religion, he says, is about the last thing most of them think about. Death is the great and glorious gateway to a truly fuller and happier life. When we live our lives on the Earth plane, we are creating the conditions we will fnd ourselves in when we enter the afterlife.

22 minutes

Sir Oliver Lodge
Lodge was professor of physics at University of London and at the University of Liverpool. He was elected fellow of the Royal Society in 1887, awarded the Albert Medal of the Royal Society of Arts for his pioneer work in wireless telegraphy, and knighted in 1902. He was president of the British Association in 1913. His great reputation as a physicist was established by his research in electricity, thermoelectricity, and in wireless (radio) and theories of matter and ether.

In this seance in 1965, he describes the difficulties with proving spiritual truths to people because of science, their religious beliefs, and the fact that a medium is always involved.

28 minutes, recorded 1966

Sir Oliver Lodge
Lodge's credentials are presented in the previous library entry.

In this seance, Lodge continues to speak about communication with the afterlife. He explains that it is difficult for famous personalities in proving their identities, and that the truth of communication with the afterlife will never be fully accepted until a method that is purely scientific is developed. He realizes that the mentality of his scientific colleagues will reject survival as long as possible because of the deep-rooted materialistic convictions they hold. However, he asserts that religious organizations are the greatest hindrance to spiritual advancement.

34 minutes, recorded 1965

Sir Thomas Beecham
Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Baronet, was a British conductor who founded several British orchestras, including the Beecham Symphony Orchestra, the London Philharmonic Orchica, and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a dominant influence on British musical life.

In this seance, Beecham explains that he still conducts, but in a world at a very different vibration. He also explains that entities from other planets have an interest in assisting us, and we sometimes experience their presence as UFO's. Anyone who crosses over to the other side will find how "jolly good dern" it is there. He says he has a much younger appearance now, and he is able to hear the sitters thoughts before they speak.

34 minutes

Sir William Crookes
Sir William Crookes (1832–1919) was an English chemist and physicist. In a Leslie Flint seance on July 6, 1979, he explained the challenges in communicating through mediums and gave advice for the Spiritualist movement. In this seance, Crookes explains the validity of spirits and sprites. He says that communication will probably always require some form of medium power, although it may not necessarily have to be human. It could be using an animal or even a vegetable. It could be that the cumulative thought force of man may give vitality to a form of life that may be picked up by sensitized instruments.

27 minutes, recorded 1962

Sir Winston Churchill
Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, and PC, was an English statesman, soldier, and author. He was the Prime Minister during WWII, and has been judged to be one of the most important leaders in modern world history.

In this seance, Churchill says that man is teetering on the brink of destruction. The seance occurred during the cold war between The USSR and United States. He explained that perhaps the time may come that man may wish he had stayed on the level of the animal. He then explains the possibility of bringing germs back from the moon, science working for the detriment of the human race, the stupidity of trying to freeze the body and prolong life, and that religion is the blind leading the blind.

40 minutes

Ted Butler
A man named Ted Butler came through describing his death and the occurrences afterward. He had been crushed against a wall by a runaway truck. He describes seeing his crushed body on the road, getting into the ambulance with his wife, and going to his funeral. He felt "It was all very nice, but it was so damned silly because there I was!"

30 minutes, recorded 1964

Terry Smith
A sailor came through in one of Leslie Flint's seances, saying he was a sailor on the British ship HMS Hood, sunk by a German battleship, the Bismark, on May 24, 1941, during WWII. Betty Greene explains that the admiralty did say a Terry Smith was on the Bismark when it sunk, but the Rolls of Honour listing at http://www.hmshood.com/ does not list a Terry Smith.

The speaker describes what he remembered about the circumstances and what happened after his death. He describes the guide who came to meet him and take care of him. A cat spoke to him in thought. His guide explained that animals are able to communicate clearly, through thought. She explains that he is entering another condition of life. All life is very ancient, from previous lives. "You go on and on ad infinitum."

She explained that eventually he would realize he couldn't learn anything more on that plane and he would move on to a higher plane. You will have every opportunity to learn and study anything. She said, "You liked to play the piano on Earth, didn't you?" He said, "Yes," and she said, "You'll be able to learn how to be a great pianist here."

The people weren't old; they were mostly young people. They took his hand and called him by name. He learned later that this was a special community intended to help people make the transition.

24 minutes, recorded 1966

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. He was one of the mowst influential founding fathers, conceptualizing the Republican structure of the United States.

In this seance, he says it may seem a very strange thing for a spirit to be interested in politics, but he has watched Earth politics closely. The seance was in 1960, during the cold war between the United States and the USSR. He talks of relations with the USSR. He says that when he realized he had crossed over, he found himself in a real, natural environment much like the one he lived in during his youth. He says that he did come back to earth for a few years after his death, but lost interest when he found that no one could realize he was there. He remarks that in the afterlife, the environment has hues of colors of which we have no knowledge.

30 minutes, recorded 1960

A man who gave his name as "Timothy" came through. He said that his knew his deceased was constantly by his side in the hospital before he died. He emphasized that just because he's dead now, he's not just sort of floating around and being religious. He still cuts and works with wood; all types of trees are there. There is also excitement, thrills, and marvels. The wonders of it all make dying something that should be looked forward to rather than dreaded.

28 minutes, recorded 1967

A man who gave his name as "Wagstaff" described how he had been gassed in WWI. After his death, he said he was trotting down the path beside his living sister as she went to his grave. He describes helping a dog killed on the road, and now the dog is with him in the afterlife.

23 minutes, recorded 1970

Samuel Wilberforce
Samuel Wilberforce wrote the History of the American Church (1844) and Heroes of Hebrew History (1870), was Deacon of Westminster (England), and Bishop of Oxford. In 1854 he opened a theological college at Cuddesdon, now known as Ripon College. One of the volumes of the English Leaders of Religion is devoted to him, and he is included in Dean Burgon's Lives of Twelve Good Men (1888).

In this seance, Wilberforce explains that he thinks some spirits should come to sing and possibly play a musical instrument. He describes that his whole family there to meet him as well as a servant who was killed by a tiger. However, he was shocked to find his mother and father were not together in the afterlife, although they had been so very happy on earth. He explains that a thinking, analytical person has a far easier time than a narrow minded religious bigot.

31 minutes, recorded 1965

Samuel Wilberforce
See the previous description for Samue Wilberforce's background.

In this seance, Wilberforce returned five years later to speak on the difficulties of conveying an adequate description of life in the afterlife.

21 minutes, recorded 1970

William Randolph Hearst
William Randolph Hearst I was an American newspaper magnate who owned 28 major newspapers, 18 magazines, several radio stations, and several more movie companies.

In this seance, Hearst says that if he had life to live over, he would use his power to educate the masses to the great truth of survival.

30 minutes, recorded 1966


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