Dorcas Describes Being Mischievous as an Earthbound

In this Leslie Flint session, a woman named Dorcas who lived in Scotland in the eighteenth century describes being earthbound for awhile after her transition. Eventually, her mother came and convinced her to move on, so she went to live with her mother.

Dorcas has a heavy Scottish accent. The recording of a portion of her session follows. The two people who most sat with Flint to interview people from the other side and record the sessions are George Woods and Betty Greene. They speak during the recording. A transcript follows the audio controls below.

Transcript of this portion of the Session

George Woods:

How did you manage…how did you…did somebody come and help you to get into the plane you’re in? Or how did you…?


Well not exactly that in a way. It was a gradual state of change and process, I suppose, of thought; a change in my outlook. But at first I was very Earthbound, and I could no, sort of, find any satisfaction, only in being near the Earth and the people that I’d known.

Besides I was quite happy being Earthbound. I enjoyed watching other people and seeing what they were up to and keeping my eye open, you know?

Aye, and I used to cause a bit of mischief at times too. I used to play pranks. I used to do all sorts of things. I used to get quite a great deal of fun and pleasure out of that; opening and shutting doors, and throwing coal and all sorts of things, breaking mirrors, and frightening people.


Half to death…


Aye, but what was wrong with that?

I made them know I was around, and they used to say, ‘that’s old Dorcas here again’ and they took it for granted, and they no worried so very much about it either. After a time when they were no more frightened of me, I got a bit fed up with that, and I decided to…to quit.

Betty Greene:

How did you get help in the end? What…who helped you?


Ah, various people came to help me, but I’d no listen to them at first. And then eventually my mother came, and she appealed me to go away, and I thought, ‘well, I might as well, there’s no point in staying here.’

So I went away with my mother. But I’d no stay with her very long, because we were not, you know, we had nothing in common. We were quite different in outlook. My mother was a very religious woman, and she used to get on my nerves when I was on Earth, talking about the Bible and singing hymns and all the rest of it. She was always at the Bible classes and that sort of thing, but it was no my cup of tea.

Dorcas, Leslie Flint seance, December 1964
Leslie Flint Educational Foundation