The mystery of Arthur Kingsley Porter
The wealthy erudite Arthur Kingsley Porter was quite a character. At 21, he fell into a trance while he stood, bathed in light, admiring a cathedral, an experience that inspired him to study medieval architecture. Later, ensconced at Harvard, where he taught art history, he took a young male lover. That was with the acquiescence of his wife, Lucy, and at the suggestion of his psychologist, Havelock Ellis, who was treating him for depression.