Leslie Flint
(1911 - 16th April 1994),
in his younger years


Physical Mediumship

Leslie Flint's autobiography is called Voices in the Dark

'The voices of the dead speak directly to their friends or relatives and are located in space a little above my head and slightly to one side of me. They are objective voices which my sitters can record.' Leslie Flint
Leslie Flint possessed the rare ability of diect-voice physical mediumship. In a darkened room, spirit visitors withdrew from the medium and the sitters a substance called ectoplasm to form a kind of 'voicebox' through which they could vibrate our atmosphere and speak objectively.

This form of mediumship is exceptionally rare.

In addition to holding many hundreds of private seances, Leslie Flint appeared at large demonstrations around the UK, sitting inside a light-proof cabinet (a large darkened box, seven feet high and four feet square) with a microphone placed outside it. From within the cabinet the spirit voices then spoke to their loved ones in the auditorium.

At one private seance held for a group of people, a mother arrived late and had to sit outside the seance room, but her dead son communicated anyway, wrote Leslie: 'His voice moved right away from me across the room to the door where he called loudly for his mother, and they talked together through the door.'

Another seance sitter spoke with his wife, following which he said, 'I then felt fingers take my pen and notebook from my hand and heard the pen moving across the paper.' On examining this later, he verified that the handwriting was his wife's.

When sceptics declared that Leslie heard the voices clairaudiently and then gave the messages himself through his own mouth, Rev Drayton Thomas arranged a test, details of which were reported in Psychic News (14 February, 1948). A strip of elastoplast was placed over Leslie's mouth, then a scarf tied over this, then cords were used to tie up his hands and restrict his head movement. But the voices were still heard - and at the end of the seance, the sitters discovered that neither the cords nor the plaster had been disturbed. Mr Flint was also tested by his holding a measured amount of coloured liquid in his taped-up mouth - but the voices still came and the fluid was intact afterwards.

Leslie Flint gave successful seances in America: in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Hollywood, during which time he was entertained by the filmstar Mae West, who sat in seances with him. Leslie also visited the silent movie-star Rudolph Valentino's grave and placed flowers on it. In a seance, Valentino declared himself one of Leslie's main spirit helpers, along with a chirpy young Londoner called 'Mickey',

In one of the many of Leslie Flint's recorded seances, a communicator called 'Rose Hawkins', a street flower seller, possessing an earthy voice, strident and cheerful and with a Cockney twang, stated: 'You want me to describe our world in your material language! I don't know which way to start. I suppose if you could think of all the beautiful things in your world without all the things which aren't pleasant, you'd 'ave a vague notion of what it's like...The only things you get 'ere is by character and the way you've lived your life and how you've thought and acted.'

George Bernard Shaw's recorded spirit communication was verfiied by his close friend George Bishop, the Daily Telegraph's drama critic, who stated, 'The mind and the mood are Shaw's.'

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A 'dead' Archbishop Communicates

At a private Flint seance, Dr Cosmo Lang, who as Archbishop of York had previously suppressed a favourable Church of England Report the investigation of Spiritualism (which had found its survival claims to be true) voiced his regrets about his earthly actions:

Dr Cosmo Lang,
Archbishop of Canterbury

'If only I could have my life over again with the knowledge I now have, how differently I would act. I could have done so much, but I was afraid. I feel strongly (now) that Spiritualism is so vital and so important that all should know it.'

But he warned materialistic people against developing their mediumistic gifts: 'If you are to contact the highest forces, the good forces, those who can uplift mankind, you must have mediums or instruments who are of like mind and of like thought and on a higher spiritual vibration, and it seems to me some of your mediums are unfortunately of a low order.

'I do not want you to think I condemn, far from it, I am anxious to help. I feel that only when Spiritualism is used in the right way with mediums on a higher mental and spiritual level - who will give up material things in true service to God, regarding themselves as mere instruments of the divine power to serve the children of the Earth - will it be of true benefit to mankind.

'If the great truth of survival were demonstrated and made manifest in the truest and finest sense, the whole world could be changed for the better.'

When Dr Lang's recording was played to Conan Shaw, who had known him well, Shaw affirmed, 'Yes, I have every confidence it is Dr Cosmo Lang.'

Writing Leslie Flint's obituary in The Independent, journalist Alexander Walker recalled attending one of the medium's seances: 'Though tolerantly sceptical, I had to concede that those (voices) which addressed me, claiming acquaintance with a recently deceased parent, answered test questions about childhood, family and pets with fluency and total accuracy. They did not seem to need to pause for breath.'


What is Life Like on The Other Side?

To hear dozens of recordings of famous and unknown spirit communicators speaking through Leslie Flint's direct-voice mediumship on life, the process of 'death', spirit return, philosophical thought, God, religion, spirituality, mediumship, healing, the eternal nature of the soul, and many other fascinating subjects, visit the official Leslie Flint website at:

More Direct Voice Evidence:

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