The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham
On leap day, February 29, 1980, needing a room to rent, I moved into a two-bedroom apartment with a person I barely knew. His name was Scott Cunningham. At the time, Scott had been writing novels and was beginning his magical writing career. As I look back at it now, I’m amazed that I was able to share both a friendship and apartment with such an amazing person. I lived there for the next six years.
My newest book is about my friendship with Scott. It’s unlike any other book on what Scott did and his personal spiritual growth. Yes, there is a bit of biography in there, so if you don’t know about Scott’s life you’ll learn about it. I also have included many of Scott’s magical techniques and concepts so you can learn the basics of his magical methods.
Other than the fact that I knew Scott so well, why should there be a book about him? Although his books are considered important resources for tens of thousands of people, Scott also made a contribution that literally changed the world.
Before Scott, Wicca was primarily passed on within the coven structure. In order to become a Wiccan you had to find a coven and study with them. If you couldn’t find a coven, or there was no coven near you, well, you were just out of luck. Scott’s book, Wicca: A Guide for the Solitary Practitioner, gave instructions on how any individual could come to love the Goddess and become a Wiccan. In the years that followed, Solitary Wicca became the primary way most people entered the Craft. Scott didn’t denigrate the coven structure, he simply gave an alternate approach to Wicca and made it available to all. It’s rare that the actions of one person change the world, and even more rare that such changes can be seen. Scott Cunningham was such a person.
In The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham I wanted to reveal his inner core, the motivations that shaped him and drew him to three things:
- Wicca and The Goddess
In the book I also share some of our experiences together so you will learn not just where he was born and what he did, but what he was like. I hope you get an idea of who Scott Cunningham was. Many of the anecdotes and stories have never been published before. The stories and his magical methods pepper chapters on his theories and methods of performing natural magic, his approach to The Goddess and Wicca, and his love for the land, people and magic of Hawaii.
The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham provides lots of his beliefs, ideas, and practical methods:
- What magic is
- Herbs for protection
- How to make a protection sachet
- Incenses to make and use for divination
- Healing incense
- A healing invocation to Isis
- A sachet for continued health
- Love magic
- The nature of Witchcraft and folk magic
- Color magic
- Candle magic
- The ethics of magicians
- A spell for getting money
- Five ways Wicca is different from other religions
- One way to practice Wicca
- The three powers that are used in magic
- An Invocation of the Elements
- An Invocation to Pan
- The meaning of numbers
- Sabbat Oil recipes
- Full Moon Oil recipes
- A protective chant
- String magic
- Four ways to make Wicca a part of your life
- How to perform a self-initiation into Wicca
- Scott’s investigation into Hawaiian spirituality
- Traditional Hawaiian magic
- Hawaiian taboos
I wanted to make this book available to as many people as possible. So here’s the deal. This book is available now, exclusively in eBook format. That means you’ll be able to read it on your computers, phones, eBook readers, tablets, iPads, Kindles, Nooks, etc.
Although The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham covers a lot of material and lets you “meet” Scott as never before, it is also concise, allowing it to be what is called an “eShort.” And that also means you’ll get all of this not for fifteen or ten or even five bucks. In the U.S:
The Magical Life of Scott Cunningham is only $1.99!
BY NOW you can see how excited I am about this new eShort! And yes, it is AVAILABLE NOW.
You can get it today at the Kindle Store (LINK), Kobo (LINK), Sony (LINK), and iTunes (available now through the store in iTunes).