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Mickey séance excerpt

Recorded: Summer 1935


This is perhaps the earliest Leslie Flint seance on record.


Presumed to be recorded in the summer of 1935,
it contains the voice of Flint's young Spirit helper Mickey,

who by this point had been with him for less than ten years.


The first speaker in this short excerpt is a Spirit wife talking to her husband,
then Mickey speaks, in a high pitched version of his well-known voice,

We then hear the unsuccessful attempt to communicate by an unknown Spirit,
who is replaced by an early regular communicator named Jim,
followed by the brief appearance of a Spirit child called Jimmy...

 
 

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                                                                         Present: Mr Dawes, Miss Lloyd and others.
                                                    Communicators: Mrs Dawes, Mickey, Unknown Spirit, Jim Hawkins, Jimmy

Mr Dawes:
…my darling…

Mrs Dawes:
I don’t want him to forget the past. I want him to still remain as he always was - our boy.

Mr Dawes:
Our boy…

Mrs Dawes:
I don’t want him to be spoiled. I don’t want success to turn his head. I want him to think of the future, not only in the physical conditions, but the spiritual. You know what I mean…

Mr Dawes:
I do dear and if you’d heard our conversations lately, which you must have done, you must approve and notice the difference…

Mrs Dawes:
He will understand.

Mr Dawes:
He will understand. He will hear you…

Mrs Dawes:
My dearest love to him and if he hears this thing that…

Mr Dawes:
He will.

Mrs Dawes:
…I want him to know that I am with him often. My love is with him, with all that he does and I shall always be proud of him, as I was in the past. But then, past, present and future are all one. For with us, there is no time you know…

Mr Dawes:
There is no time, I know that darling…

Mrs Dawes:
…we just go on, even though I left behind that old physical body of mine, I’m still with you. Still by your side, inspiring you the best I can.

Mr Dawes:
Yes and I seem to realise…

Mrs Dawes:
…and I want you to know that, to be patient, to bear with me when things are difficult for me.

Mr Dawes:
That was always…

Mrs Dawes:
…and just…just have…just have that patience. And soon you will know, as I know, that there is a greater and finer love, even than we knew in the past. God bless you dear.

Mr Dawes:
God bless you darling.

Mrs Dawes:
I must go.

Mr Dawes:
Goodbye now.

Mrs Dawes:
God bless you all for the power you have given me tonight and may God grant you peace and contentment.

All Sitters:
God bless you. Thank you. Thank you very much.

Mickey:
Cor ! Not so bad. You know I wondered if she’d make it tonight, I did really.

Sitter:
Hello Mickey.

Mickey:
She’s sort of worked up. You know how people get worked up don’t you ?

Mr Dawes:
Yes, oh she was…

Mickey:
Mr Dawes ?

Mr Dawes:
Yes Mickey ?

Mickey:
You know what you’re gonna do don’t ya ?

Mr Dawes:
No I don’t.

Mickey:
You’re gonna paint pictures of the Spirit people that come to you, as you get the impressions. And later you’ll get Clairvoyance
and you’ll see ‘em - and you’ll be able to paint their faces, you know on paper, of course. And people will know it’s their own relations by the ‘simi-liraty’ that you get, see ?

Sitter:
That’s a big word for you !

Mr Dawes:
Thank you Cuckoo, that’s very…

Mickey:
You wait and see in the Autumn.

Mr Dawes:
Alright Cuckoo. *

Mickey:
Cor !

Mr Dawes:
Oh, that’s Mickey !

Sitter:
It’s Mickey.

Mr Dawes:
Thank you Mickey.

Mickey:
You know, you are a one. You never - you never can tell one from the other you can’t, cause you’re so worked up waiting for one person.

Mr Dawes:
Yes, I’m sorry.

Mickey:
Never mind. We don’t mind mate.

Mr Dawes:
It’s no offence to call you Cuckoo sometimes is it ?

Mickey:
No, I don’t mind. It’s an honour. She’s a good ‘un you know.

Mr Dawes:
Yes, she is good.

All Sitters:
# For all the saints, who from their labours rest,
Who Thee by faith before the world confessed,
Thy name, O Jesu’, be forever blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia. #

Mr Dawes:
The golden evening brightens in the west…

All Sitters:
# The golden evening brightens in the west;
Soon, soon to weary pilgrims comes their rest…#

Unknown Spirit:
Peace be unto you all…

Sitter:
Bless you. God bless you friend. God bless you.

Unknown Spirit:
I am here tonight…

Mickey:
Oh he’s not got enough power, you better sing more.

Sitter:
Alright dear.

All Sitters:
#…Thy name, O Jesu’, be forever blessed.
Alleluia, Alleluia. #

———————————

Jim Hawkins:
How do Ma ? How do everybody, how are you, alright ?

All Sitters:
(General chattering)

Jim Hawkins:
Yeah, here we are. I heard you just ask about me, so I thought I better come through and say ‘how do you do’, see ?

All Sitters:
(Laughter)

Jim Hawkins:
Hello Mrs Lloyd.

Miss Lloyd:
Oh, hello dear…

Jim Hawkins:
Oh, you’re not a Mrs are you ? You’re a Miss…

Miss Lloyd:
That’s right.

Jim Hawkins:
Always get mixed up, you know.

Miss Lloyd:
We hadn’t forgotten about you…

Jim Hawkins:
Cor, crikey - I couldn’t forget you Ma ! Miss I mean, sorry.

All Sitters:
(Laughter)

Jim Hawkins:
Eh, you know, I don’t know whether I should take up the time, but I can’t resist the temptation. Anyway, i saw you’d been round Hyde Park* today. Crikey ! One of my old haunts that was…

Miss Lloyd:
Are you talking to me Jim ?

Jim Hawkins:
Yeah, you in particular now.

Miss Lloyd:
Yes we have…

Jim Hawkins:
Yeah, rum place* ain’t it eh ? Crikey ! Talk ab…now there y’are, there’s religion for ya. They all stick up for one man and they’ll all pull him to bits. One’s got one idea, one’s got the other. About umpteen crowds round there, all arguing the toss about him. And what makes you believe what I shouldn’t believe ? Now there’s only one law, what he used to teach years ago - that is, love ya one another - and there they are arguing the toss over it ! I dunno what’s coming, I don’t straight.

Miss Lloyd:
It always was, in even Christ’s day. It was the same wasn’t it ?

Jim Hawkins:
Yeah, well, when they gets over here they’ll find out their mistake. Don’t matter whether you’re Catholic, Protestant or what you are. There’s only one law, what Jesus taught - love one another. If you only obeyed that you wouldn’t be far wrong, none on’ ya. Instead of pulling one another to bits, making a public proper show of yourselves…

All Sitters:
(Laughter)

Jim Hawkins:
I reckon that’s degrading religion I do…there y’are, everyone’s entitled to their own opinion I suppose. It’s better than trying to change their minds. Well, I ain’t gotta stop here and take up time, or I shall get it in the neck when I get over back there…

All Sitters:
(Laughter)

Jim Hawkins:
Crowd of ‘em here. Crikey, you ought to see the crowd here…

Miss Lloyd:
(Unintelligible)

Jim Hawkins:
‘Ere, you might give my regards to, to all your crowd, Miss Lloyd ?

Miss Lloyd:
Yes, I will do Jim.

Jim Hawkins:
Yeah, give my regards to Mr Whatshisname - Zerdin, that’s it. Tell him his wife’s here, sends her kindest love to him and tells him to buck-up, go on with it, don’t…don’t give up the ship - it ain’t gonna sink !

Miss Lloyd:
Thank you very much dear.

Jim Hawkins:
Lounging about a bit though innit eh ? Ne’er mind gal. Have a go through them there difficulties, alright ? Don’t you worry.

Miss Lloyd:
(Unintelligible)

Jim Hawkins:
One or two bad sailors in the boat, never mind. Once you get them overboard you’ll be alright. You know what I’m talking about ?

Miss Lloyd:
Yes, quite.

Jim Hawkins:
So do I

Miss Lloyd:
It takes time.

Jim Hawkins:
Ah well, that’ll be alright.

Jimmy:
Ah ha ! It’s Jimmy…

Miss Lloyd:
Hello Jimmy. It was nice to hear Jim today.

Jimmy:
But he doesn’t come very much now.

Miss Lloyd:
No he doesn’t…

                                                                               
                                                                             RECORDING ENDS

                                               
                                                   * Cuckoo = the name of one of Flint's early Spirit helpers.

* Rum place = slang for 'strange place'.


* Hyde Park = Hyde Park in London has a long history of open-air public speaking by individuals, often on religious topics.