The Leslie Flint Educational Trust

Promoting the Legacy and Archive of the British Independent Direct Voice Medium Leslie Walter Flint


The Vic Scott Collection


Vic Scott first wrote to Leslie Flint in 1985. 
He had wanted to attend a ‘direct voice’ séance since reading Voices in the Dark in 1972. 

When he learned that a friend at Doncaster Spiritualist Church was taking a group to see Leslie in London, 
Vic was invited to join them.

That first séance was a great success, but at a later sitting nothing happened at all, so Leslie invited the group back. 

Vic recorded the séances, where he met other sitters visiting from London, Ireland and even Canada, and his tapes became precious memories of an amazing period of his life.

          Vic Scott (second right) with sitters and Leslie (seated)
              Pictured in Leslie's garden in Hove: August 1988  

The first two recordings were made at a time when Leslie was considering leaving London. 
Subsequently, three of séances were recorded at his new home on the south coast.

In 2019 Vic shared his séance recordings with the Leslie Flint Trust and they are presented here for the first time.

The recordings contain spirit communications from famous people, friends, family and spirit helpers, 
and they bring love, laughter and evidence of survival.

They also reveal - 
that with the right conditions -
just how natural spirit communication can be.

Séance Recorded: September 7th 1987

at 140 Westbourne Terrace, London.

Those present include:

Tony Jenkins, Eva, Flo, Paul, Bill, Vic Scott, Leslie Flint.

Communicators include:

Mickey, Jack, Florrie, George, Marie Theresa, Takuna, George Vale Owen.

Spirit communicator Reverend George Vale Owen.
Pictured here (left) with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

At this séance Mickey greets the mixed group of sitters, who are from northern England and north London.
He advises Eva's group from Mexborough Spiritualist Church about their development circle,
then various spirit communicators attempt to speak and Mickey tries to help them.
The voice of Marie Theresa speaks to Eva and relays a message from her friend Winifred,
then the voice of Takuna advises the group about their séance phenomena.

Mickey asks Eva if she knows about George Vale Owen, the famous Spiritualist author and clergyman.
Vale Owen begins to communicate and mentions two of his books;
‘The Highlands of Heaven’ and ‘The Lowlands of Heaven’,
then he gives some passionate advice to the group about their spiritual work.

Speaking to Bill, Mickey describes the spirit of a dog,
then the voice of a Catholic priest named Brother Absalom speaks to Tony.
Mickey talks about Leslie and the quality of some mediums,
then he talks to Vic and to Paul about the importance of sharing inspiration and furthering spiritual development.

A male voice tries to speak before the power fades and the séance ends.


Note: Although this recording has been enhanced, some original interference remains.

Séance Recorded: October 1st 1987

at 140 Westbourne Terrace, London.

Those present include:

Marie, Tony Jenkins, Mary, Kathy, Paul, Vic Scott, Leslie Flint.

Communicators include:

Mickey, Takahuna, Edie, Arthur, Ellen Terry, Maurice.

Spirit communicator Ellen Terry, the British actress.
Pictured here in costume as Queen Katherine

This séance has a mixed group of sitters from Canada and northern England. 

They wait patiently for Mickey to speak, then he gets louder and louder!

He speaks to Marie, then tries to give advice and support to Mary.
He tells Tony that his development is on hold while he’s caring for his mother,
then, as he talks to Kathy, he makes the sitters laugh out loud with his jokes and observations about spirit life.

The non-English voice of Takahuna is heard, who Mickey says is helping Paul.
Mickey gives Paul some advice about a work situation,
then various other spirit communicators try to get through. Leslie thinks he may know one of them.

After a pause, the voice of Ellen Terry speaks to the sitters about spirit communication,
the power of sitting together as a group, and says the sitters “are like little candles burning in the darkness”.

Mickey jokes with the sitters, including Marie,
then recommends that we should all guard against mischievous spirits, especially those who use a ouija board.
He speaks to Kathy, and tells the sitters they have provided more power than Leslie for this particular séance.

Finally, the sitters hear from French communicator Maurice, who shares his friendship and support to the group,
until Mickey returns to say goodbye.


Note: Although this recording has been enhanced, some slight interference remains.

Séance Recorded: August 4th 1988

at 5 Princes Crescent, Hove, East Sussex.

Those present include:

Vic Scott, Barbara, Graham, Keith Hudson, Jean, Paul, Leslie Flint.

Communicators include:

Dave, Mickey, Floss, Jack, Edith, Arthur Findlay, White Hawk, Ellen Terry, Robert,
Violet, Marie Theresa, Dr. John Lamond, Topsy, Jessie Nason, Maurice.

Spirit communicator Dr John Lamond.
Church of Scotland minister and biographer of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

This séance has a mixed group of sitters visiting from northern England and north London.

The friendly voice of Dave is first to communicate.
Mickey arrives and gives advice to the sitters from Lincoln on working together for development, 

then Vic is amazed to hear the voices of his Aunt Floss and Uncle Jack.

The voice of Edith is heard, followed by the voice of Arthur Findley; 
who speaks briefly about his old home of Stansted Hall. Mickey and the sitters talk about the Hall,
then he advises the sitters from northern England about their development circle.

The voice of White Hawk is heard, speaking in broken English, giving his support to the group.
Then the British actress Ellen Terry communicates and explains that many spirit helpers gather
when people sit together for development. She tells the sitters that with patience,
these groups can do something to illuminate the dark conditions on the Earth.

A strange voice breaks through briefly, followed by Robert, who complains that he cannot find a reliable medium.
Then Mickey recalls incidents from his life on Earth and shares some evidence of spirit loved ones,
until the whispering voice of Violet is heard asking for Keith.

Marie Theresa communicates loudly and clearly, followed by the voice of Dr John Lamond,
who was a great advocate of Spiritualism during his lifetime.
The childish voice of Topsy is heard singing to the sitters and she tells them she loves them,
then a male voice tells Vic ‘to keep up the good work’.

The British medium Jessie Nason speaks briefly and gives her greetings,
then Maurice spends a few minutes talking with the group until Mickey says goodbye.


Note: Although this recording has been enhanced, some slight interference remains.

Séance Recorded: November 3rd 1988

at 5 Princes Street, Hove, East Sussex.

Those present include:

Russell, Arthur, Graham, Vic Scott, Barbara, Robert Kennedy, Evie, Leslie Flint.

Communicators include:

Mickey, Arthur Findlay, Marie Theresa, Geoffrey Wilmot, Rose,
Marie Curie, Fred, Myoko, Jock, Takahu, George Bullock.

Spirit communicator Marie Curie, the pioneering physicist.
Pictured here after receiving her Nobel Prize for physics in 1903.

This séance begins with Mickey telling Russell that he doubts his own psychic abilities. 

Then the voice of Arthur Findlay speaks briefly to the group about his old home of Stansted Hall.

After some time, the voice of Marie Theresa tries to explain the efforts being made,
then Geoffrey Wilmot, who didn’t believe in spirits and mediums, speaks with difficulty and Mickey tries to help him.
The voice of Rose makes an effort to speak to her husband Arthur,
then the clear voice of Marie Curie makes herself known.

She speaks about the importance of healing the sick in the mind and the body,
and tells one sitter about the German doctor who helps with his spiritual work.
She gives advice to a lady sitter and to Vic, then the voice of Fred takes over.

Vic recognises Fred as his grandfather, who tells him about issues with his car, which Vic admits needs attention,
then he advises Vic about his spiritual work to come.
Mickey gives Vic some personal advice, then a young female voice tries to speak.

Robert hears from his wife Myoko, who tells him she is around every day 
- at the office, at home and even with him in the car sometimes.
She knows she is missed, but wants him to be as happy as possible.

Then Jock speaks to the group and recalls his experience of death and mentions his interest in helping Earthbound souls.
He gives advice to Evie about her spiritual awareness and tells her not to hold back with her psychic impressions.

Jock gives Evie some evidence of spirit loved ones, including a beloved dog she remembers.
Then the voice of a girl named Takahu is heard trying to speak in English.

After a time, the voice of George Bullock from Manchester tries to speak,
and the sitters have to tell him he’s at a séance!

As the power fades, Mickey explains that the sitting had problems at first, although he did his best.


Note: Although this recording has been enhanced, slight deterioration can be heard in the second half.

Séance Recorded: October 16th 1989

at 5 Princes Street, Hove, East Sussex.

Those present include:

Vic Scott, Barbara, Anne & Harry, Russell, Leslie Flint.

Communicators include:

Ed, Mickey, George, Edith Cavell, Takahuna, Arthur, Mackenzie, Marie Theresa, Andrew Jackson.

Spirit communicator Edith Cavell, the celebrated British nurse.
Pictured here in London in 1903.

This séance has a mixed group of sitters from Lincoln and north London,

who have difficulty hearing the first communicator, until Mickey arrives to say the power is fluctuating.

The voice of George tries to speak, then Mickey shares some amusing banter with Leslie.
He describes the spirit of a young girl to Anne, then asks if she knows the spirit of a nurse
who likes to help the group with spiritual healing.

The voice of the celebrated wartime nurse Edith Cavell is next to communicate.
She talks about the efforts of spirit guides and helpers,
who struggle against Earthly conditions whenever they wish to make a successful communication.
Edith encourages the group to continue with their work and reminds them
to “let love be the reigning power” in all that they do.

Mickey gives Russell some advice, then he speaks to Anne about a name change and her spiritual interests.
A male voice tries unsuccessfully to communicate, then the non-English voice of Takahuna sings to the group.

The voice of Arthur tells the group their energy has helped to enhance the power of the medium,
then a wartime medical officer named Mackenzie
speaks to Harry about his spiritual healing work and potential for inspired writing.

Marie Theresa tells the group there are many souls who want to help them with their continued development,
and that, just like all the mediums on Earth,
she and others are simply instruments of the Great Spirit.

Mickey explains that the group energy has helped to make the séance a success.
He tells Vic to sort out his car problems, then asks about Keith
- who is away tending to his London bookshop ‘Psychic Sense’.

The voice of Andrew Jackson says he is one of a large group who is ‘trying to break through the barrier’.
He says he was interested in psychic and spiritual matters during his lifetime
and tells Harry he should persevere in his work.

Mickey apologises for the poor start to the sitting, but is glad the results were satisfying in the end.

Note: Leslie sounds quite out of breath during his introduction on this recording.


Note: Although this recording has been enhanced, some original interference remains.