Sean Flynn has been visiting me for the past year. Tonight, it was very hard to keep my focus during my meditation as snippets of conversation with his father Errol and himself kept coming through. As I tune into their energy, I see that they are both smiling and appear very comfortable in each other’s company. In fact, they are pushing each other and shoving like teenage boys, which leads me to think that they have been recently reunited.
Diane: Okay Marc, you’re in charge of introductions…if you will please….
Marc: Yeah let’s find a few chairs. Where are they?
Chairs appear and they all sit down. Sean and Errol keep laughing. I wonder how this interview is going to go?
Marc: Okay so we have the one and only legendary silver screen star Errol Flynn and his son Sean here with us tonight.
I hear the applause machine or something Marc has rigged up each time we introduce our guests.
Diane: Sean, you’ve been popping in for about a year now, but I really didn’t understand why. I would have an image of Errol come into my head and then the thought of you would automatically follow even though I didn’t know anything about you. I guess it was a precursor for your visit here?
Marc: Yeah okay…so let’s start our questions with one we usually ask everyone right Diane? What made you want to come to the Bolan-Beaty Boogie show and talk to us?
Marc and I haven’t done one of these interviews in a while and I think that we are feeling a bit rusty.
Errol: Well I think that it was just time for me to come and talk. Sean has been asking me to do this for a while.
Diane: Sean…you’ve been telling me that you have your own personal reasons for wanting to speak, but I think that we’ll get to that later on if that’s okay with you?
He nodded yes.
Diane: You’ve been around me for a few days, and it’s made me so happy to see how close you both are. It’s more like you are best friends instead of father and son. Is that more your relationship in Spirit?
Errol: Yes we are more like brothers than father and son in Spirit.
Diane: It’s like you are high school buddies.
Errol: That about describes us yes. We chose the father/son roles that time for a change.
Marc: So let’s get a little history about you both for our readers who may not be familiar with you.
Diane: Is there anyone who doesn’t know about Errol?
Marc: Well they might have heard of him, but maybe they haven’t seen one of his movies or know anything about his life?
Diane: That’s possible….
Marc: So Errol, most people will know that you were a famous actor in Hollywood’s Golden Era, but how was that for you? You’re telling us that you came from a poor background. What was it like to go to Hollywood and start acting?
Errol: Well it was a whirlwind, let me tell you! I mean I knew that I had the looks and that I would fit in mostly because of that.
Diane: You’re telling me that overall, you kind of took the role of Errol Flynn a bit too seriously in that incarnation and that for you, it really was a role?
Errol: Well yes…that’s true. At the beginning, I was excited about being in the movies and meeting all the other actors. I mean these were people whom I’d seen on the screen and here I was in the midst of them. But I soon discovered that Hollywood was not actually the glamorous place that they made it out to be. It was full of scheming, booze ridden, idle people whose main intention was to make money.
Marc: We haven’t heard many good things about Hollywood which is disappointing because I loved all the stars and fantasized about them when I was a kid.
Errol: Well it was both an exciting place and a hell hole to tell you the truth.
Diane: So Errol, I think that you were telling me earlier that you didn’t cross over right away after you died? Can you tell us why?
Errol: Yes it was simple. I had made so many enemies in Hollywood that I just stuck around awhile to haunt them all! (He says that laughingly, but partly it was true.) After I died, I still held a lot of anger in me and more than enough memory of the booze….
Diane: Okay so he is showing me that after he left his body, he released a large amount of vapors that were all the toxins in his body that his spirit form could not accept. He was just standing there watching it disperse into the ethers. Very interesting!
Errol: Yes that was one for the books, I can tell you!
Marc: So can we ask what made you the hell raiser that you were or do you feel that term about your reputation was inaccurate?
Errol: Oh no…that’s what I was for sure! Like I said, I started living the role of Errol Flynn to the extreme. I felt that there wasn’t anything that I couldn’t do and nothing that would stop me. I was on a roller coaster ride to destruction and I didn’t care who went down with me. I was in the gutter for more times than I would care to recall.
Marc: Well is there anything that you could say about why that occurred that would help our readers who might be going through something similar or know someone who is?
Errol: Well I wish that I could say something that would sound lofty but to tell you the truth, that’s just who I was. I didn’t accept responsibility and didn’t want any responsibilities in my life. I was a love ’em and leave ’em kind of guy. I wasn’t really sober very much of the time.
Marc: So I’m guessing that probably played havoc with your role as an actor right?
Errol: Well yeah sure…It got me fired a few times and I started to lose my looks. It isn’t going to work to be a leading man and be hung over all the time. They can only cover up so much in the make-up chair. Now I really thank the make-up artists who worked their magic and got me out there in one tidy package.
Marc: So Sean, we haven’t heard from you yet. Why did you want to come here with Errol?
Sean: Well I had some things that I wanted to say about my own life and I thought that this would be a good opportunity for us both to come forward and talk.
Diane: So Sean, I know a little about your because you’ve been showing up every once in a while. I looked up that you did a bit of acting on your own but became a photojournalist. In fact, you were what was termed a “high-risk” one where you would endanger yourself personally in order to get your photos right?
Sean: Yes, that’s correct. I did some acting, but when I started taking photos, I really came into my own. That’s when I knew that I wanted to make a difference and how. To show what was really going on out there and not let it be manipulated or covered up by politicians and governments. For me it was both artistic personally and professionally to tell my story and others’ via film. I knew that I was getting the acting jobs because of who my father was – but it wasn’t on my own merit. I wanted to do something that I could be proud of in my own right.
(The last known photo taken of Sean and his friend Dana Stone)
Marc: So Sean, do you want to talk about how you passed or is that something that you’d rather keep private? I know that you’ve been showing scenes to Diane so she is thinking that you might want to talk about it right?
Diane: Sean was in Cambodia during the Vietnam War in 1970 when he was riding a motorcycle with another photograher and got ambushed. He was never seen alive by anyone outside of Asia again.
Sean: Well like Diane said, I was in Cambodia and was taken and held as a prisoner (the story is it was the Khmer Rouge who murdered him, but I wasn’t getting a name from him for any specific group). I won’t go into a lot of details about what happened to me because there may be those who read this who have family ties to me, but I just wanted to set the record straight.
Diane: Okay so he is saying that he prefers if I tell the story and explain what happened to him. He said that he and his buddy were taken prisoner. I can see their motorcycles stopped on a deserted road and surrounded by a very angry mob. He keeps showing me scenes of having to walk for hours at a time in very hot weather. His hands are always bound and he is usually tied to his friend or other prisoners so they had more than just he and his friend. He said that they kept him alive for a while but his hands were never free. When it became too much trouble for them to guard over them and to make a political statement, they executed them both. I see him kneeling on the ground with his hands tied behind his back and they shot him in the head. They killed his friend first. He said that he wants to come forward and tell this because there has always been a mystery as to what happened to him and there are often times when people will go out and search for his body. He understands the appeal of a mystery and that they want to collect his remains, but he is asking them to leave him at peace about this. He said that he has made all the amends that he needs to about how he died. He said that the “energy needs to be even”.
Diane: So what does that mean? You are showing me a straight line of energy versus one that is up and down. Does it affect you if people wonder about your death or when they go searching for your body?
Sean: Well it doesn’t truly affect me unless I want it to.
Diane: So he is telling me that it’s done for him and he wants to release that energy about that incarnation and set it free.
Sean: My passing was what it was. Brutal by the standards of most, but look at me now. I’m doing just fine and now in a place where I can evolve and plan to do other things.
Marc: Well man, thanks for setting the facts straight. Where do we go from that point Diane?
Diane: Well I think that they want to talk a bit about their relationship when they were father and son? And Errol, you want to talk about being a dad?
Errol: Well I think that it’s no surprise that with my lifestyle, I wasn’t ideal father material.
Diane: He was saying “Father Knows Best” to me but I was seeing scenes from “Leave it to Beaver” showing me a man who was around his children all the time – which he was clearly the opposite. He does want to say, and he knows many people will not believe this, but he did love his children in his “own way”. Meaning…that he didn’t let himself get too close emotionally with anyone, which he explains to us later. He knows that some of his children had resentment towards him. He told me that yes, he was human and had his vices but to anyone he knew whom he wronged or hurt who have now passed over, he has made his peace with them. They all realize that he was in their lives and vice versa to help them learn about themselves.
Diane: Errol, you’re telling me that the theme for that life for you was “FORGIVENESS” (and he wanted me to capitalize that).
Marc: Hey man that’s lovely.
Diane: So anything else that you would like to say about that Errol?
Errol: Well when you are down there leading these lives, many things appear complicated and you can take things really too seriously. I kind of took the opposite viewpoint of that, but not out of lack of caring many times. It’s because I couldn’t handle it really. When I saw someone or some situation where I had to take responsibility or feel something too deeply, I ran in the other direction.
Diane: He’s saying that physical attraction was another thing.
Marc: So yeah, I wondered if we were going to talk about your reputation as a lady’s man? Is that something you want to talk about?
Errol: It was not a secret that I was attracted to the ladies and I saw nothing wrong with that. I enjoyed their company and their bodies. If I had stayed sober, I might have had some really wonderful relationships because I met some fascinating women, but that just didn’t turn out.
Diane: So you told us that you didn’t cross over right away. You’re telling us that Sean was the one who finally talked you into it and that he had been trying for a while?
Errol: Yes, that’s right. He kept showing up and finally I said that I had enough and I was ready to go. If it wasn’t for him, I would probably have stayed longer but enough was enough already.
Marc: And you don’t regret doing that?
Errol: Never! I was done playing Errol Flynn. I really put the nail in the coffin – pardon the pun there.
Marc: So what has it been like for you since you crossed over? How was that life review for you?
Errol: Well it was entertaining I can tell you going over everything that I did in that life! Like I said, I was playing a role that I took too seriously, but that’s what I came down there to do. I wanted to be wild, have fun, be a great lover and that’s what I was. It wasn’t a coincidence that I came down there with those looks. I needed to have them in order to pull the whole thing off.
Marc: Yeah that makes sense. So what have you been doing now? Any plans?
Errol: Not really. I’m an avid book reader or I guess you could say a seeker of knowledge on all subjects. I travel quite a bit with Sean and we write stories about our adventures. I wish that I could have lived long enough in order to share more of this kind of thing with Sean, but we are making up for lost time.
Marc: So your relationship now is more like you mentioned earlier, friends instead of parent/child?
Errol: Yes very much so. Most of the time, he is the one who is the more mature with the calm voice of reason. Much more so than myself.
Marc: Did you fancy yourself as a writer when you were Errol?
Errol: Well yes..I thought about it and I did want to have more depth in my life…I really did. It wasn’t like I wasn’t a deep thinker, because I was. That’s probably what got me in a lot of the trouble I got into. As an actor, I didn’t like to be told what to do or owned as someone else’s property so I was constantly rebelling. I had brains and I wanted to use them. There wasn’t any way that they were going to give me meaty acting roles and I resented that. I guess I ended up not being very reliable, so sometimes I can’t blame them.
Marc: Okay so we are getting to the end of our interview here. We always like to ask our guests if they have any last words that they would like to say. Sean?
Sean: Well I think that my Dad’s legendary reputation as a wayward person is very true and I really wanted to love him as a child. I did feel the loss of not having him around and didn’t understand it when I was very young. I guess what I’m saying here is that people you love may not always be in your life when you want or need them to be. When you’re a child, that’s really hard but try to accept the fact that they have their own paths to go and let them be free. Like I said, a child will probably not understand that, but if you have resentments towards a parent when you are an adult, try to forgive and see it both ways. I guess that’s all I had to say about that. Forgiveness is a big thing. It will release and free up energy for you to use elsewhere, so it’s best to let it go as soon as you can.
Errol: Forgiveness was the priority for me in that life. I wanted to experience receiving forgiveness from others. Before I came into my life as Errol, that wasn’t something that I had known to a great extent. Also, I wanted to be able to forgive myself and I needed to have the knowledge base in order to do that.
Diane: Okay so he is showing me times when he would make “mistakes” or do things that he knew would hurt someone else. He would regret it and then the drugs or alcohol would come in order to help him not have to deal with the consequences.
Errol: Yes that’s often how it went.
Marc: Okay then I think that’s a wrap! I would like to thank our guests Errol and Sean for coming on our show. Check out Errol in one of his great movies soon!
Over the next few days, Sean kept popping back in, so I knew that he had more that he wanted to say.
Sean: I wanted to say something to those who have lost a family member where the body has not been discovered or able to be retrieved. Those in spirit understand that they must have their grieving for this. What we would like to say to them, and I’m speaking for many over here, is that it will benefit you to let go of the fact that the body is gone. (He said that everyone is on their own path and experiencing what they want. He is merely offering this as advice from where he is now.) We did use that body for that specific incarnation and it was, of course, necessary, but we want to assure them that the body was not who we were. That it was merely a vessel. We want to tell them that we continue on in spirit and that it isn’t necessary for the majority of us that you find the body. We see the pain that family members suffer when events like this happen. We understand that the physical body of someone you love is what you are familiar with and you are connected to it. We ask that if this is the case, to think of them existing outside of that body and now in another realm.
Diane: So what you’re saying is that those in Spirit understand that we often associate the body with the one who passed. But the spirit isn’t attached to that body and if you can let that body go, it will speed up your own healing?
Sean: Yes Diane, that’s what I’m trying to say. My family went through so much pain trying to uncover mine and I would not like to see anyone else go through the same thing. It was important for me to come and say this in case it might help anyone now.
When we ended the interview they were showing me scenes of what they would be doing next. They like to travel to the mountains, listen to the wind and the howling of what sounds like coyotes. They watch the stars and sit around a campfire. They love writing stories together and take great pride in being “published” authors in the Spirit realms. They appear to me like modern versions of wild west heroes – happy in each other’s company.
© Bolan-Beaty Boogie
October 4, 2018