After I wrote my last post concerning Oscar Wilde, I realized that I could have included his contact with the direct-voice medium Leslie Flint, which occurred in 1957. (Search this blog for extensive information about Mr. Flint and my take on his work.) I went back to a recording of the Wilde voice that I had acquired back in the ‘90s, and put it up on Box.com so that it could be shared. Inexplicably, when I tried to go back to it just now so that I could give it to you, the file was gone and the link no longer worked. I uploaded it again, and I could swear that this is the same URL as before: https://app.box.com/s/iybw0f9a2kha935jhsfo. I hope it will stay there (as all my other files at Box always have) long enough that you can check it out if you want. What most struck me about this conversation is that Wilde was so reluctant to state his identity, apparently believing that everyone still thought ill of him. However, it is also clear that his overall awareness has expanded and that he perceives himself as something much more than he was.
I expect that there is a mundane explanation for the disappearance of my Box file, but perhaps Someone Up There didn’t like me sharing that recording? The Leslie Flint Educational Trust insists that all their recordings and other materials are copyrighted, and that copies from other sources, such as the one where I purchased the Wilde recording, are illegal. I think I’ve discussed some issues about copyrighting channeled messages with you before. But at any rate, the Wilde session is not currently available at www.leslieflint.com, so I think I’m in the clear. I have also cleaned up the sound as much as I could, and although it’s still full of static, it’s easier to hear than what I started with.
I hadn’t visited the Flint website in a couple of years or so; I had been trying to make transcriptions of the Chopin recordings, but found it impossible because I couldn’t download the audio, nor would the Flint people sell me any of it, and without being able to go back and listen to the same section over and over I just couldn’t manage to write the stuff down. The tapes were old and fuzzy, and Chopin’s English can be a bit strange. I even tried recording with an air mic on another device and going from there, but the quality was even worse and harder to understand. I’m sure there must be some technological solution, but now I don’t need one, because ta da! transcriptions have been made by an infinitely patient person belonging to the Flint organization! Thank you, thank you, thank you to Mr. Simon Lovelock for taking the many hours it must have required to transcribe all these messages from the Chopin voice and others. The Chopin sessions can be found here:
And thank you to Guilherme Tavares for pointing me toward the updated Flint site. It turns out that some of the recordings that wouldn’t play before now run just fine. I discovered that I can right-click on my MacBook to rewind or fast-forward, although the recordings are still not as user-friendly as those on many other sites. There is now a YouTube channel as well:
Recordings of the Chopin voice are at http://www.leslieflint.com/recordingschopin.html. When I clicked on a session I hadn’t been able to hear in the past, one from December 1955, I was greeted with “People don’t seem to realize, you know, how very much mixed up you are.” Oh, my, did that sound familiar. When I ask Fryderyk about anything pianistic, if I get any verbal answer at all, it is likely to start out with, “You are thinking about this all wrong” or “You are looking at this backwards.” Next time that happens, I am going to reply with, “Are you as tired of saying that as I am of hearing it?”
Not that I would disagree that people are very much mixed up. Far from it. Guilty as charged.