|The Woods/Greene collection of direct voice recordings has been called the most complete account of life in the hereafter ever received|
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.
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.
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.
(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".
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.
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.
paranormal voice of Ellen Terry (click)
"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.
For links to other transcripts and (.wav)sound-clips of direct voice communications click on:
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.
Translation:Turkish: Paranormal sesler assert: ölüm yok son
Opening date this page: 10 August 1996. Updated 16 Nov. 2023.
© Michael Rogge 2023
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