Voices in the Dark: My Life as a Medium

FLINT, Leslie. Voices in the Dark: My Life as a Medium.

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FLINT, Leslie Voices in the Dark: My Life as a Medium Macmillan, 1971.

8vo. Original black cloth, titled to spine in silver, with printed dust wrapper; pp.221; a very good copy with some minor edge wear.
First edition. Tales from the desk of Leslie Flint, renowned 20th century medium and necromancer. Flint was one of the last and best known practitioners of 'direct voice' mediumship. This practice required the participants to be in total darkness (or occasionally Flint would settle for being locked in a cupboard) whereupon the voices of the dead would speak independently of the medium. The list of persons Flint claimed to have summoned was extensive, and included Archimedes, Oscar Wilde and Marilyn Monroe. Sometimes, during the séance, Flint would manifest an unpleasant substance he claimed was ghostly ectoplasm. The text is autobiographical, though one can't help but feel it would have been an excellent opportunity for a ghost writer.