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Transcript of a séance at Laurier House, from Mackenzie King's diary, October 6, 1935.
Transcript of a séance at Laurier House, from Mackenzie King's diary, October 6, 1935.
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Laurier House, Ottawa, Oct. 6, 1935

King (father): Love from all here to Joan and you.
I love to speak to you again.
Laurier is here.
 
Laurier (Sir Wilfrid): Love from Lady Laurier & me to Mr. & Mrs. Patteson and you.
Long ago God meant that I should tell you that you should be Prime Minister again.
Let Gladstone speak.
 
Gladstone, Mr. Wm. - K. - So good of you Mr. G. to come.
  I love to come.
Look out for long reign as Prime Minister.
God meant that I should tell you that.
Let Morley speak.
 
Lord Morley: - Long ago God meant that Gladstone would tell you that you would be prime minister for a long time.
Let Asquith speak.
 
Lord Oxford: Long ago I said that Canada would show other parts of the Empire the way.
Long ago God meant that you should lead the British Empire in the way it should go.
God meant that you should be Prime Minister for that purpose.
Let Grey speak.
 
Lord Grey: Long ago God meant that you should show the way to peace. Let Mackenzie speak.
 
I - Grandfather. M - Yes. K - Is that grandfather - No. K- Alex? Yes.
 
Mackenzie, Alex: - Long ago God meant that another Mackenzie should be Prime Minister of Canada.
Let your grandfather speak.
 
Mackenzie, W.L.: - Love to Mrs. Patteson & you from mother and me.
God meant that you should take up my work again.
Long ago God meant that I should try to make his will prevail on earth as it is in heaven. - I tried to do my best. Long ago I tried to serve his holy will. Long ago I suffered greatly for him. He will repay me through you.
Let St. Luke speak.
 
St. Luke: Love to Mrs. Patteson and you.
Long ago I wanted to help you.
More power will be given to you from God.
Let St. John speak.
 
St. John: - Love to Mrs. Patteson and you.
Long ago I wanted to tell you that God had chosen you to show men & nations how they should live. Let your mother speak.
 
Mother: - Love to Joan & Godfroy & you from us all.
Joan said something about the meaning of "Long ago" -[ mother could] Long ago means that we were in a former state.
"Long ago" means we are higher up in heaven.
"Long ago" means that we are happy here in God's service.
Let father speak.
 
father: - Long ago I told Nelson that you would have a high place in the affairs of Canada.
Long ago I knew that God meant you would be Prime Minister.
Long ago I was told that you would honour my name.
Long ago your mother dreamt that you would be Prime Minister.
Let mother speak.
 
Mother: - Long ago I dreamt that you would succeed Sir Wilfrid Laurier.
Long ago I knew God meant you to be Prime Minister.
Long ago I [more than] knew that God meant that you would serve His holy will.
Good night.
 
K. - Do you think I might get a chance to speak to you through Mrs. Wreidt?
- No.
- Why - no?
 
  Mrs. Wreidt is away from Detroit.
Long ago she told you that you would be Prime Minister.
 
K. - Will you all pray that I may do well this week, every night - pray for me.
Mother - God will help you.
 
When I phoned Mrs. Wreidt - after arriving at 2:30 at Windsor, she was out, not expected in till 5.

Note: Mackenzie King wrote this text in pencil. Then he apparently made additions and revisions later in ink. In this transcription, italics indicate the words written in ink.


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