PARANORMAL VOICES ASSERT:
DEATH NO END
The Woods/Greene collection of direct voice recordings has been called the most complete account of life in the hereafter ever received
Direct voice medium Leslie Flint
The young Leslie
Leslie Flint was born in 1911 in a Salvation Army home in the London district of Hackney. When seven years old he discovers that he is different from the other boys. He sees spirits of the deceased. But he learns to his dismay that his gift is little appreciated (see photo as a young boy with parents). When he is seventeen years old he attends a seance. He receives remarkable messages. A medium in Munich relays a message to him after having received his address from the spirit.
Then at a seance he falls into trance himself and passes on evidential messages to those present. He is not keen at his age to develop his gift and enters a career as a teacher of ballroom dancing. He enjoys his profession and forgets about spiritualism.
Then he meets again a former sitter of his home-circle, Edith Mundin. She persuades him to become a medium at her private circle. His mediumship develops rapidly. Their association ends in marriage.
Voices in the darkLeslie hears, when going to the cinema, voices whisper in the dark. He is not the only one; people around him hiss for silence. When this goes on he is forced to leave the cinema. The voices are the first manifestations of the direct voice phenomenon. He develops the gift of physical mediumship and becomes a frequently seen medium at other spiritualistic circles. In 1935 he gives the first public demonstration. This is followed by others in halls holding up to 2000 people.
The most tested medium
Leslie Flint always fully cooperated with researchers who wanted to test him. Psychologists, psychiatrists, scientists, ventriloquists, electronic experts and even investigators posing as sitters, all had their go at him.
Click on icon for photo of a 1948 S.P.R.test.
Click on icon for photo of Flint "gagged and bound" during 1972 test.
Click on icon for newspaper article on test.
Click for photo of test in 1972 with members of S.P.R.
He was bound to a chair, his mouth sealed with tape. At other experiments he wore a throat microphone to detect possible vibrations in his vocal organs.
When he was observed through an infra-red viewer, what looked like a ball of mist was seen over his shoulder. This is supposed to be ectoplasm, an ethereal substance coming from both the medium and the sitters, which has a similar function to the human voice-box. The communicators explain that they concentrate their thoughts and attempt to speak as they once did on earth. Their thoughts are so translated into audible vibrations.
(See photograph Flint with ectoplasm resting on his shoulder)
Flint is not the only medium with such a gift, but he is certainly the last one to have demonstrated it with such clarity for almost half a century.
Leslie is said to be assisted by a team of spirits "on the other side".
Psychic drawing of 'Mickey'
Mickey (see psychic portrait), his main guide, was a newspaper boy who said of himself that he was run over by a truck when he was eleven years old. He had a talent for putting sitters at ease with his cheerful boyish voice. At the end of a sitting he always popped up to say good-bye.
In the many years of his mediumship Flint welcomed thousands of visitors at his house at Westbourne Terrace, London. They listened in amazement to a multitude of voices. All went away with the unmistakable conviction of having conversed with the spirit of a relative or friend, who was living in a better world, which was very real to them. None of sitters is known to have caught Leslie in any fraudulent act during all these years.Alas, all that is sublime has to come to an end. Leslie has joined his friends in the other world in April 1994. His funeral was attended by many of his former sitters and friends. The medium's solicitor, Aubrey Rose, paid tribute to him:For over fifty years he sat in the darkness of his room bringing light through his mediumship, knowledge to the eager, comfort to the distressed, joy and laughter to his friends.
The Woods/Greene collection of direct voice communications
George Woods and Betty Greene at work
This site is dedicated to the memory of George Woods and Betty Greene, who painstakingly recorded direct voices on their tape recorder and made it their lifetime work to copy them for everyone who asked for it without ulterior financial motives (see photograph of them at work).
All the communications would have been of personal interest only, were it not that they have been recorded, first on wire or paper tapes, later on better quality tapes. Sidney George Woods sat with Leslie Flint from 1946 onwards. In 1953 he was joined by Mrs. Betty Greene who gave him invaluable assistance.
In 1956, the voice of Ellen Terry, (see photo), a famous actress of the British stage, who died in 1928, came through and said to them:
You are going to have some remarkable communications. And I suggest you keep these contacts going regularly to build up the power, and to make possible this link which has been deliberately arranged for your tapes. The tapes you record give us the opportunity to reach many people in all parts of the world.... We shall bring various souls from various spheres to give talks and lectures. We need willing helpers on your side.
This marked the beginning of their self-sacrificing work which continued for seventeen years until Mrs. Greene's death in 1975. George Woods (1890-1983) was to keep the work of distributing cassettes going in spite of his age for eight years more until he joined her.
In Great Britain these recordings were once well-known. Thirteen radio and television programmes were devoted to them. Now that the main protagonists have left us the phenomenon and the remarkable recordings thereof are in danger of being forgotten.
But through the Internet, Ellen Terry's words have been really fulfilled: these communications have become available to millions of people all over the globe by means of these pages.
Herewith an audio clip which may be heard on most recent browsers (it may take some time to download it). On a companion page (click) another excerpt is provided in the form of a Real Audio .rm (streaming audio) file which will play immediately. However, only if one has installed Realplayer. To download a free copy refer to http://www.real.com.
Listen to an excerpt of a voice communication of Ellen Terry (photo) delivered on 27th January 1964:
"Here is complete unity and harmony and love. Here is truly brotherhood. Here is the wisdom of all time expressed in all manner of ways, by all manner of peoples, irrespective of any earthly ideas of class, or creed, or colour."
Direct voices belong to the most impressive phenomena associated with physical mediumship which also includes materialisations.
Presently Victor Zammit reports on spectacular seances with Australian materialization medium David Thompson in Sydney.
For links to other transcripts and (.wav)sound-clips of direct voice communications click on:
- Mahatma Gandhi
- A BBC interview and a conversation between a mother and her dead son
- Oscar Wilde
- Mr.Ohlson tells how he experienced "kicking the bucket"
- Bessie Smith, cotton picker of Alabama
- Mr. Biggs recounts the experience of his passing over (Sorry, no sound clip for this communication yet)
- Excerpts of transcriptions of direct voice communications
- Astral Pulse 'The direct voice' with audio clips of full length communications
- Welcome to the direct voice. A similar site with full length communications
- French introduction
- Spanish introduction
- German introduction
- Italian introduction
- Nederlandse introductie
- Paranormale stemmen (Dutch)
- For further info on voice phenomena click here.
- The sound clips on these and other pages are from these personal tape recordings made by Mr.S.G. Woods and Mrs. Betty Greene on their taperecorder at seances at Leslie Flint's home, with his permission. In the seventies they were made available to Michael Rogge by George Woods himself.
Some are .wav files which may be played after downloading (which will take some time) on most modern browsers.
- On other pages I have installed Real Audio clips which will play immediately, provided one has installed RealPlayer. To download a free copy of RealPlayer refer to the link given at the companion pages:
- The Woods/Greene collection of direct voice recordings with (Real Audio)clip of Ellen Terry
- Sir Oliver Lodge on direct voice phenomenon
- Bessie Smith, cotton picker of Alabama
- Chopin still composes
- Oscar Wilde returns
- A dead boy speaks
- The voice of a quaker: Here are no leaders
- The Archbishop of Canterbury: 'Love overcometh all things'
The Leslie Flint Educational Trust, 13 Pembridge Place, London W24 XB, UK, has a huge collection of taped sittings with this famous British medium which are currently available on cassette. You may send your name and address to 'Two Worlds", 7 The Leather Market, Weston Street, London SE1 3ER, Great Britain who distribute cassettes of some of these recordings. You may also listen to recordings of these communications on their website.
Any questions may be directed to manandu@NOSPAMxs4all.nl after deleting NOSPAM from the address. Choose your language: English, French, German, Spanish, or Dutch.
Links (see also above):
- Validity of afterlife recordings
- Biographies of physical mediums, including Leslie Flint, in the past.
- Leslie Flint full length audio clips
- Brian Hurst's site with further information on Leslie Flint who he knew himself
- ADC: After-Death Communication
- Ten arguments for a life after death
Literature on direct voice:
- Bayliss, R.: Voices from beyond (1976)
- Bradley, D. : The wisdom of the Gods (1925)
- Chapman, Clive: The blue room (1927)
- Conacher, Douglas: Chapters of Experience, dictated from beyond the grave (1973)
- Edwards, Harry: The mediumship of Jack Webber (1962)
- Funk: I.K.: The widow's mite and other psychic phenomena (1911)
- Hamilton, T. Glen : Intention and Survival (1942/77)
- Hurst, Brian: Heaven can help (2007)
- Findlay, Arthur: Where two worlds meet (1951)
- Flint, Leslie: Voices in the dark (1971, reprinted recently)
- Harris, Louie: They walked among us (1980)
- Kelley Hack, Gwendolyn: Venetian voices (1937)
- Perriman, A.E.: Broadcasting from beyond (1952)
- Randall, Neville: Life after Death (1974)
- Usborne Moore, W.: The voices (1913)
- Scans of important books on spiritualism and direct voice
Opening date this page: 10 August 1996. Updated 8 February 2010.
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