The Hemisphere: King's Secret

When the London Psychic News revealed last year that the late Mackenzie King had been a practicing spiritualist for 25 years (TIME, Oct. 23, 1950), most Canadians put it down as one more quirk in the enigmatic private life of their veteran Prime Minister. But Blair Fraser, an editor of Maclean's magazine, wanted to know more about King's well-kept secret. This year he went to Britain, where King's spiritualist activities centered, to dig for information. Last week Fraser's findings were published in Maclean's.

In England and Scotland, Fraser interviewed four leading spiritualists who had attended seances with the Prime Minister. From them,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!