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Introduction
Alone at the Top
The Path to Power
Leading Canada
Private Life
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Banner: First Among Equals: The Prime Minister in Canadian Life and Politics
Banner: Private Life, with photos

Companions from Another World

Mackenzie King took up spiritualism in the 1920s, when it was a popular fad, and continued to practice it throughout his life. Together with his friend Joan Patteson and mediums such as Mrs. Weidt, King communed with a variety of spirits, including his mother, his grandfather William Lyon Mackenzie, Wilfrid Laurier, Saint Luke and Saint John, all of whom he consulted on his career and life.
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